Up to 8 months
Despite their incredibly small stature, Chihuahua puppies display the whole range of characteristics that adults are known for. Enthusiastic, alert, intelligent and loyal, these puppies should be socialised at a young age to ensure they grow into even-tempered companions.
8 months - 8 years
Thanks to their natural curiosity, adult Chihuahuas have the intuition to anticipate the movements of those close to them. Chihuahuas like having plenty of company and both males and females enjoy affection from their owners.
Chihuahua health and ageing
Chihuahuas are considered senior dogs when they reach 12 years old. With age, your Chihuahua may experience some hearing loss and and vision impairment.
This is common in older dogs but will impact their lifestyle and how much they are able to do. You may also notice reduced motivation to exercise, often due to stiffer joints, so it is important to make sure your ageing dog is kept comfortable to ease any joint pains.