Names for Chihuahuas
Interesting facts about Chihuahuas
- It is the smallest dog breed.
- Officially there is only one type of Chihuahua (the breeds Teacup, Toy etc. are names made up by breeders).
- It is one of the most difficult dogs to train.
- Marilyn Monroe had one.
The Chihuahua is a small breed of dog named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. They come in different sizes, have different head shapes, different colors and have a variety of different coats.
Traditionally the breed can be broken down into a few different types: teacup, pocket size, miniature, standard or tiny toy are the predominant types. However, these are generally only marketing tools used to sell Chihuahuas.
Show Chihuahuas generally are between six and ten inches tall weigh 3 to 6 pounds but pet Chihuahuas can vary hugely from this. There are generally two coat types long-coat and short-coat. The biggest difference you will see in Chihuahuas is their color – Chihuahuas can have any color combination and can be solid or mixed. The most common colors are red, cream, chocolate, white and black.
When picking names for Chihuahuas you should consider a variety of things. Color, size and temperament are all important aspects of a Chihuahua and therefore will feature heavily when picking the name. Observe the puppy for a few days before picking the name.
Our Chihuahua was born on St. Patrick's day so our first thought was to find an Irish name, however she was so beautiful that we ended up calling her Bella. So we have a Mexican dog, born on St. Patrick's day with an Italian name!
Examples of how to choose a Chihuahuas name:
Picking a great name for a Chihuahua is not easy as there are a lot of things to consider. Here are some ideas to help you:
Burrowing Chihuahuas: some Chihuahuas like to burrow under pillows, hide under beds or sneak under a blanket. Suitable names would be Burrow or Hider.
Aggressive Chihuahuas: some Chihuahuas are very aggressive to other dogs and you almost feel like they feel they are much bigger, so great names would be Rotti or Warrior.
Calm Chihuahuas: some Chihuahuas are simply angelic and are wonderful to those around them, thus names like Angel or Heaven are suitable.
Beautiful Chihuahuas: like many dogs, some Chihuahuas are simply stunning, with beautiful coats and amazing eyes. Suitable names for these would be Bella or Belle.
Color based names for Chihuahuas: one of the most predominant features of a Chihuahua is their color. Thus naming the dog Barley, Speckle
Spanish names for Chihuahuas: as the breed is Mexican you can have some fun by playing with Mexican names like Chica, Tortilla or Mexi.
Picking the best name for a Chihuahua is difficult. Try cutting it down to a top twenty and filter it down until you find the perfect name.
Chihuahuas cure allergies – there is no proof that the dog cures allergies and Asthma, it’s more likely a case of positive thinking.
Chihuahua eaten by a hawk – we’ve all seen the devastating video of a Chihuahua being picked up by a hawk, however it is very unlikely that the dog was eaten as the Hawk probably thought it was a rat or some other vermin. According to folklore the Chihuahua was actually released and was uninjured.
My personal Top 100 names for Chihuahuas:
Here's a list of my favorite names for Chihuahuas. Feel free to leave additional ideas in the comments section below.
- Al Poochino
Questions & Answers
Why is my chihuahua so grumpy at night?
There could be many reasons. My Chihuahua always had to be close to people, so if I made her sleep away from the bed, she became very grumpy.Helpful 6