Chihuahuas were once the size of a terrier
Original chihuahuas where much larger than they are today. It is selective breeding that gives us the smaller chihuahua that we know. Even today some chihuahuas will grow much larger than average and resemble their Techichi ancestors.
Chihuahuas can absorb your illness
It was also believed that chihuahuas could take an illness away from their owner and bear it themselves.
Chihuahua ancestors were mute!
The chihuahua is an ancient breed that is believed to be related to the Techichi dog favoured by the ancient Aztecs. Unlike modern chihuahuas the techichi was mute. Good upgrade!
Chihuahuas can takeaway sin?
The Aztecs believed that the chihuahua could take on a person’s sin, and could guide a human soul into the afterlife. They were often buried with their owners.
Are Chihuahuas Aliens?
Chihuahuas retain their molera (soft spot on their head) for years and on some dogs, it never closes. Some people believe it is because Chihuahuas are aliens and they use this gap in their skull to communicate with their home planet!
Although chihuahuas are one of the most popular dogs today, they are a very ancient breed of dog that can be traced back to the Aztecs. Many mystical claims have been made about our humble chihuahua. Here are some amazing chihuahua facts in a short slideshow. Mouse over the photo for comments.