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011709TannerAtRockyMtnLakeParkMP159

SHOT 1/17/09 5:45:52 PM - Titus, a three month old male long-haired Chihuahua and his owner take a break from walking around Rocky Mountain Lake Park in Denver, Co. Breed standards for the Chihuahua do not generally specify a height, only a weight and a description of their overall proportions. As a result, height varies more than within many other breeds. Generally, the height ranges between 6 and 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) at the withers. However, some dogs grow as tall as 12 to 15 inches (30 to 35 cm). Both British and American breed standards state that a Chihuahua must not weigh more than 6.0 lb. The developmental history of the Chihuahua is very difficult to trace and is based largely on speculation and theory, however through folklore, legend and archeological finds, there is sufficient evidence to prove that it is without doubt an ancient breed originating from Pre-Columbian Mexico, and it is believed to predate any other breed of dog in the Americas. The most common theory and most likely is that Chihuahuas are descended from the Techichi, a companion dog favoured by the Toltecs and that the modern dog developed through breeding with miniaturised Chinese dogs brought to the Americas by the Spanish Conquistadors..(Photo by Marc Piscotty / © 2009)

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SHOT 1/17/09 5:45:52 PM - Titus, a three month old male long-haired Chihuahua and his owner take a break from walking around Rocky Mountain Lake Park in Denver, Co. Breed standards for the Chihuahua do not generally specify a height, only a weight and a description of their overall proportions. As a result, height varies more than within many other breeds. Generally, the height ranges between 6 and 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) at the withers. However, some dogs grow as tall as 12 to 15 inches (30 to 35 cm). Both British and American breed standards state that a Chihuahua must not weigh more than 6.0 lb. The developmental history of the Chihuahua is very difficult to trace and is based largely on speculation and theory, however through folklore, legend and archeological finds, there is sufficient evidence to prove that it is without doubt an ancient breed originating from Pre-Columbian Mexico, and it is believed to predate any other breed of dog in the Americas. The most common theory and most likely is that Chihuahuas are descended from the Techichi, a companion dog favoured by the Toltecs and that the modern dog developed through breeding with miniaturised Chinese dogs brought to the Americas by the Spanish Conquistadors..(Photo by Marc Piscotty / © 2009)