The Chihuahua is a breed of dog recognized by the Nintendogs + Cats Club Kennel. It is also the smallest dog in Nintendogs + Cats and the world.
|Coat Colors:||Cream Red and White Tricolor|
|Coat Length:||Short or Long|
|Origin:||Mexico, Latin America|
3DS: "The world's smallest dog originated in Mexico. Its large eyes and ears give it it's charm."
The Chihuahua's namesake is Chihuahua, Mexico, where it originated. The Chihuahua is perfectly designed to be cute, with the features of its head being infant-like, right down to a soft-spot in the front of its skull. This soft spot is called a molera, much like the fontanelles (soft spots) in a human infant's skull. In Spanish, Chihuahuas are called Chihuahueno(s) and, in Mexico only, have the nickname "New Yorker". The head can be shaped like an apple or a deer's head. Relative to it's size, the Chihuahua has the largest brain of any dog in the world. At the Nintendogs + Cats Club Kennel, the Chihuahua comes in Cream, Red & White, and Tricolor, and it comes in shorthair and longhair. If the player chooses "Surprise me!" they may find a brown Chihuahua with a black snout, a gray Chihuahua with a black snout, a pure white Chihuahua, or even a "Chiweenie", a cross between a Chihuahua and a Miniature Dacshund.