MEME'S CHIHUAHUAS

Lois Schmidt  -   Breeder 512.365.2832                                         Coupland, Texas 

Chihuahuas
 

Chihuahuas

Hi there, I'm Bam Bam.

Welcome to MEME's website.  I'd like to tell you a little about Chihuahua's if you don't know about us.    

We are an old breed and can be traced back to ancient Mexico.  Some experts believe that the Chihuahua originally came from China, while others suggest Malta, Egypt, or the Sudan.  There are dozens of different stories about our origins.   At any rate, we do know that the name actually comes from the city Chihuahua which is located in the beautiful Sierra Madre mountains.    We started to become popular in the US around 1850, when about two dozen of us were imported in the country.  Others were sold to American tourists in Mexican border towns.  Nearly all present day Chihuahuas' can trace their ancestry back to these dogs.

We are the world's smallest dog but have the heart of a lion.  We have two coat varieties, smooth and long.  we come in a variety of colors and have a very long life span.  The breed was accepted into the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1904, and the first registered Chihuahua was appropriately named Midget.

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