About Chihuahuas

From teacup to toy – the different sizes of Chihuahuas

Chihuaha Dog Breed: Long-cpated brown and white dog lying on white mattress photo

Chihuahuas are one of the most popular dog breeds and come in a variety of sizes. The teacup Chihuahua is the smallest of the breed and is not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Toy and miniature Chihuahuas are recognized by the AKC and are between 6 and 10 inches tall at the shoulder. Standard Chihuahuas are the largest of the breed and can be up to 12 inches tall. Regardless of size, all Chihuahuas have a lot of personality and are great companion dogs.

Teacup Chihuahuas: the smallest of the small

Teacup Chihuahuas are the smallest of the small when it comes to this popular breed. These pint-sized pups are usually no more than four inches tall and weigh in at under six pounds, making them the perfect size for those who want a tiny companion. But be warned – these little dogs can have big personalities, and their small size means they require special care.

Toy Chihuahuas: just a little bit bigger

While teacup Chihuahuas are the smallest size of the breed, toy Chihuahuas are not far behind, typically weighing in at under six pounds. Like teacup Chihuahuas, toy Chihuahuas have all the same signature features of the larger Chihuahua breed, including the large, alert ears and big, dark eyes. Toy Chihuahuas are also known for their spunky personalities and their loyalty to their owners.

While they may be small, toy Chihuahuas are just as active as their larger counterparts and need just as much exercise. A toy Chihuahua who doesn't get enough exercise can become bored and destructive, so it's important to make sure they get plenty of walks and playtime.

Toy Chihuahuas are the perfect size for those who want all the personality of a Chihuahua in a smaller package. If you're looking for a lively and loving companion who will fit easily into your lap, a toy Chihuahua may be the perfect dog for you.

Miniature Chihuahuas: the happy medium

When it comes to Chihuahuas, there are three different size categories that these popular pups can fall into – teacup, toy and miniature. And while all three of these sizes are pretty small, there are some notable differences between them.

So, what exactly is the difference between a teacup, toy and miniature Chihuahua? Here’s a quick breakdown:

Teacup Chihuahuas:

  • typically weigh less than 4 pounds

  • very fragile and delicate

  • higher risk for health problems

Toy Chihuahuas:

  • typically weigh 4-6 pounds

  • slightly less fragile than teacup Chihuahuas

  • still a relatively high risk for health problems

Miniature Chihuahuas:

  • typically weigh 6-10 pounds

  • not as fragile as teacup or toy Chihuahuas

  • relatively low risk for health problems

As you can see, there are some big differences between these three sizes of Chihuahuas. If you’re thinking about getting one of these pups, it’s important to do your research and choose the size that’s right for you.

miniature Chihuahuas are the happy medium between the teacup and toy size. They typically weigh 6-10 pounds and are not as fragile as the smaller sizes. They are also relatively low risk for health problems.

Standard Chihuahuas: the largest of the bunch

Standard Chihuahuas: the largest of the bunch

The Standard Chihuahua is the largest of the three types of Chihuahuas, and they typically weigh between 6 and 10 pounds. They are still a very small breed, but their larger size makes them more sturdy and less fragile than the other two types. Standard Chihuahuas are still fairly high energy and require plenty of exercise, but they are not as prone to injury as the other two types.

Blue Chihuahuas: the rarest of them all

Blue Chihuahuas are the rarest of all the Chihuahua colors. They are often described as looking like a blueberry or a smurf. Blue Chihuahuas are very rare and are often sought after by collectors.

Blue Chihuahuas are often very small, even smaller than the teacup Chihuahuas. They usually weigh between 2 and 4 pounds and are about 6 to 9 inches tall. They have a short coat that is blue all over. The blue color is caused by a recessive gene.

Blue Chihuahuas are very rare and are often very expensive. They are not available in all countries and are often only found in high-end pet stores.