It's always interesting to know where it all began. When was the first standard adopted Chihuahua, which was first registered chihuahua ... So, our list of the first:
The first breeder of Chihuahua, which is widely known, became famous canine, the author of many studies and publications on a variety of dog breeds - James Watson.
Watson became the first dog chihuahua girl named Manzanita.
The first part Chihuahua in an exhibition held in 1890 with the filing of "Book of the American Kennel Club."
The first smooth coat Chihuahua was registered in 1904 in the AKC stud book. His number was 2291, the name - Midzhet, breeder - X. Rainer from Texas.
The first official report of the breed was made in the press in 1914. The first standard was developed in 1923. In the same year was opened by an American club "Chihuahua." And the first official standard was adopted in 1934.
The first long-haired Chihuahua has appeared in England in 1954. In the same year there was a formal separation of species on the long-haired and hairless chihuahua.
Chihuahuas have a very long period of life. If the average life expectancy of dogs ranging from 8 to 15, the Chihuahua can live for up to 18 years with good care and good nutrition. All in your hands. Your pet can entertain you for many years.