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01-APR-2009 Karen Stuebing

Mini Dogs

West Virginia

This weeks totally informal transglobal challenge is Minibeasts.

Other entries can be seen here.

The Chihuahua is a tiny dog with an apple shaped head and a short pointed muzzle. It has round, large, very dark eyes, sometimes dark ruby or luminous in color. The trademark large ears should be held erect.

Height: 6-9 inches (15-23 cm.)
Weight: 2-6 pounds (1-3 kg.)

This is the oldest breed on the American continent and the smallest breed in the world. Native to Mexico, nonetheless it seems to have been introduced by the Chinese. It was only brought to Europe at the end of the nineteenth century.

The Chihuahua is a good companion dog. Courageous, extremely lively, proud and enterprising, it enjoys affection. Bold and saucy, it moves swiftly to avoid being stepped on. Chihuahua's can be strong-willed without the proper human leadership. They are intensely loyal and become very attached to their owners. Some like to lick their owner's faces.

Pentax K10D ,Pentax smc P-DA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3
1/180s f/27.0 at 110.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Roe..04-Apr-2009 14:12
so sweet..can't help but smile :)
Rosi Blaurock03-Apr-2009 20:09
Cute shot.
cits_4_pets03-Apr-2009 06:34
Oh sooooo cute! Love the detail and dof. Great entry...I was hoping someone would take a shot of a chihuahua... Make great watchdogs...
carolynne_w03-Apr-2009 03:42
Double cuteness!
carol j. phipps03-Apr-2009 03:01
Cute! Cute!
J. Scott Coile02-Apr-2009 19:28
Ferocious ;-)
Al Chesworth02-Apr-2009 19:21
Beautiful little beasts.
Cindi Smith02-Apr-2009 18:40
Too cute! They are adorable and i love your pov!
joanteno02-Apr-2009 18:23
The small dog, who are really a big dog!
Sabine Stetson02-Apr-2009 17:20
very, very cute....:)
great entry!
Ann...02-Apr-2009 17:09
Maaike Huizer02-Apr-2009 16:14
Lovely shot. So sweet.
Walter Otto Koenig02-Apr-2009 15:08
Nice close up shot of these two.
Ken Duckert02-Apr-2009 15:04
Small but lots of character and attitude here. Good one.
Lori Rolfe02-Apr-2009 14:40
adorable mini faces Karen, I'd like to hug one right now :-)
Steve Mockford02-Apr-2009 12:22
Nice shot Karen. I had a bit of a chuckle at your description of the breed; my neighbours have a Chihuahua and I would describe them as fiercely loyal but not particularly obedient.