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Chihuahua

Chihuahua

Origin: Mexico.

Visit Chihuahua Kennel Van ‘t Eiland OuburgUtilization:

Brief historical summary:

General appearance:

Important proportions:

Behaviour / Character:

Head

Cranial region:

Stop:

Facial region:

Nose:

Muzzle:

Lips:

Cheeks:

Teeth:

Visit Chihuahua Kennel Van ‘t Eiland OuburgEyes:

Ears:

Neck:

Length:

Shape:

Skin:

Body:

Topline:

Withers:

Back:

Loin region:

Rump:

Chest:

Lower line:

Tail:

Coat is according to variety and in keeping with body coat. In the long hair variety, the coat forms a plume. Tail is pendant in repose and forms a slight hook.

Limbs

Forequarters:

Hindquarters:

Feet:

Movement:

With increasing speed, the limbs show the tendency to converge towards the centre point of gravity (single track). Movement remains free and springy without visible effort, head raised and back firm.

Skin:

Coat

Texture off coat:

  • Short hair: Coat is short, lying close all over body. If there is an undercoat, the hair is somewhat longer; sparse coat on throat and belly permissible; slightly longer on neck and tail, short on face and ears. Coat is glossy and its texture is soft. Hairless dogs are not tolerated.
  • Long hair: Coat should be fine and silky, smooth or slightly wavy. Not too thick undercoat desired. Coat is longer, forming feathering on ears, neck, rear of front and hind legs, on feet and on tail. Dogs with long billowing coat, as in a Maltese, will not be accepted.

Colour:

Height and weight:

Weight:

Faults:

  • Narrow skull.
  • Eye small, deep-set or protruding.
  • Long muzzle.
  • Too pointed ears.
  • Short neck.
  • Roach or hollow back (Lordose or Xyphose).
  • Long body.
  • Short limbs.
  • Out at elbow.
  • Too close behind.
  • Narrow chest, flat ribcage.
  • Sloping rump.
  • Tail: incorrect set-on, short or twisted.
  • Under- or overshot mouth.
  • Absence of individual teeth.
  • Deformed jaws.
  • Double teeth.
  • Luxating patellas.

Disqualifying faults:

  • In the long hair variety: Dogs with very long, fine and billowing coat (as in a Maltese).
  • In the short hair variety: Bald patches (alopecia).
  • Drop ear or short ear.
  • Absence of tail.
  • Weight over 3 kg.
  • Extremely long body.
  • Slender, light, long cast, stag-like type.

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