While the origin of the Chihuahua is still highly debated, they are named after the city of Chihuahua in Mexico. Some people think the breed dates back to the Aztecs where they were used in religious ceremonies, and even eaten by conquistadors, the breed is ancient that is not in debate. Legend has it that the yellow Chihuahua could lead his owner’s soul across the river of death, to the other side. Chihuahua’s can be any color or mix of colors, and come in a smooth or long coat. The smooth coat needs little grooming while the long coat needs brushing to avoid mats. These little fast moving, saucy terrier-type dogs are highly intelligent and in spite of their size should never be underestimated. The AKC recognized the breed in 1904, in the Toy Group. Chihuahua’s should not weigh more than 6 pounds and while smaller Chihuahua’s are called “Tea Cups” this term is not recognized by the AKC and is entirely a marketing ploy
Using our Tiny Ones series of breed specific figurines we have created a wonderful surprise Gift Box ornament. Each Blue Gift box measures 1 ¾” X 1 ¾” square, and the open cover measure 2” tall. These Unique little ornaments are all hand painted stone resin and come with a silver string to hang on your Christmas tree or display on a shelf. All items are individually blister packaged, ready to give as a gift, or hang in your store. Great item for that special someone!