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
The My Dog figurine line includes many different items, each breed in a unique different pose or stance and each one beautifully hand painted and detailed. There are dogs with balls, blankets, sticks and dozens more designs! These are larger than our standard figurines and measure approximately 7”L X 7” W X 7” H with each one being a little different. The My Dog figurines are done in the most popular breeds and are meticulously crafted in stone resin, then hand painted for unparalleled realism. Each dog comes with a silver tone neck chain and a tag that reads “My Dog”. These are individually boxed ready to give as a gift or display at your store.