Chihuahua Puppies For Sale & Puppy Breed Info (2024)

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The Chihuahua is the smallest of all breeds and has the distinction of being the oldest breed in America. They were named after the Chihuahua region in Mexico. It is believed that this breed descended from an ancient breed that was larger in size and highly prized by Aztec royalty. This breed erupted onto the national scene as a “must have” dog for a few reasons. The old Taco Bell television commercial, “Yo Quiero Taco Bell?”, featured a Chihuahua. This TV commercial quickly ascended the Chihuahua in popularity simultaneously referring this breed as "The Taco Bell Dog". Their popularity also grew as the rich and famous were often seen carting these small dogs around in stylish oversized purses. What's their appeal? The tiny dog and its feisty attitude coupled with long lasting, enduring loyalty, colorful expressive face, large round eyes and small stature makes this breed one of the most appealing sought after breeds today.


The Chihuahua is a very individualistic, highly intelligent breed. They each have their own unique personality, so only a few generalizations can be made. They are commonly referred to as a "Chi". They are energetic, graceful, and display a human-like expression. Their life span is the longest of any size dog.


The Chihuahua is deeply devoted and fiercely loyal. They typically become extremely attached to one or two people. They are bold, fearless, and highly protective of their masters. They thrive on inordinate amounts of attention. The Chihuahua is by nature gentle, loving, and sweet-tempered. They are wary of strangers and make excellent watchdogs. This breed is not well suited for children or other pets. However, they are sociable with their own kind. Chihuahuas are excellent companions in the right circ*mstances. They have big dog personalities but most of the times they don’t realize how small they really are. Aggressive tendencies are common amongst this breed especially towards other dogs both large and small. Their aggressive tendencies can make strolls through a park or busy city street difficult without having properly socialized them from puppyhood. A study shown in "The Journal of Applied Animal Behavior Science" found this breed to be one of the top breeds most likely to bite a person or begin an altercation with another dog.


The Chihuahua requires minimal grooming. The Smooth coat variety requires only occasional brushing. The Long coat variety should be brushed several times a week with a soft bristle brush. Both varieties only need bathing once a month using a mild shampoo. Special care must be given to not get water into their ears as they are prone to ear infections. Dental hygiene is a must to prevent tooth loss. The health issues that affect this breed include slipped stifles, open font or soft spot, eye problems, and heart disease. The Chihuahua does not tolerate cold climates and must be protected when taken outside.


The Chihuahua coat comes in two varieties: The Smooth and Long coat. The Smooth coat has a glossy, soft, and close coat which is full textured over the entire body, but quite scanty on the head and ears. The Long coat has a soft, longer coat that can be slightly curly or flat. This variety does have an under-coat. Either coat type comes in a variety of colors such as fawn, brown, black, and white. The coat may be solid in color, marked with splashes of color, or tri-color. They are an average shedder.


Most of this breeds tendencies can be encouraged from gentle, compassionate training starting from puppyhood. Concentrating on training and socializing your puppy from an early age will prevent the Chihuahua from becoming a little tyrant or from exhibiting bad behavior or bad manners often discouraged in larger breed dogs. Unfortunately, too many people who buy a Chihuahua often let their puppy rule the roost which complicates matters for reversing their learned acceptable behavior. The Chihuahua can be difficult to train, but with patience, love, and consistency they do well. They respond best to continued positive reinforcement. Chihuahuas can be housetrained by either the crate method or the paper training method. Early, extensive, and intensive socialization is an absolute must for this breed and the importance cannot be expressed enough.


Do you live in an apartment or condo that allows dogs? The Chihuahua is an excellent apartment or condominium dweller. The majority of their exercise needs can be met indoors by playing with toys, running throughout the house and through play sessions. Chihuahuas absolutely love going for a walk with their owners and greatly benefit from daily walks. When taking your Chihuahua out for a walk we recommend using a hardness rather than a leash given their delicate neck and bone structure.


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Learn what to expect when researching the price of Chihuahua puppies for sale near me.

How much do Chihuahua puppies for sale cost?

The cost for a Chihuahua puppy for sale varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Before searching "Chihuahua puppies for sale near me", review their average cost below.

The current median price for all Chihuahuas for sale is $1,500.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Chihuahua with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a Chihuahua puppy for sale without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a Chihuahua puppy with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a Chihuahua with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a Chihuahua puppy with breeding rights or even Chihuahuas for sale advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $4,400 upwards to $10,000 or even more for Chihuahua puppies for sale with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Chihuahuas for sale is $900.

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What can I expect to pay for a Chihuahua puppy near me?

Median Price: $1,500.00
Average Price: $900.00
Top Quality: $4,400.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from 32801 Chihuahua puppies for sale across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Chihuahua puppy for sale

When googling "Chihuahua puppy for sale near me" it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Chihuahuas true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Chihuahua Puppy for Sale Names for 2024

We've compiled the top 20 male and female Chihuahua names for 2024 after analyzing 32801 Chihuahua puppies for sale.
  • 1. Bella
  • 2. Tiny
  • 3. Chico
  • 4. Peanut
  • 5. Coco
  • 6. Daisy
  • 7. Princess
  • 8. Charlie
  • 9. Hershey
  • 10. Teddy
  • 11. Max
  • 12. Buddy
  • 13. Lilly
  • 14. Toby
  • 15. Buster
  • 16. Mocha
  • 17. Molly
  • 18. Angel
  • 19. Chih
  • 20. Chloe

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Chihuahua Puppies For Sale & Puppy Breed Info (2024)


What is better, male or female Chihuahua? ›

Boys are more likely to accept your entire family than females are, though, and less likely to become attached to a single person. They're more likely to protect everyone in their pack, so if you want some semblance of a guard dog from your Chihuahua, a male is the way to go.

What is the best price for Chihuahua puppies? ›

Chihuahua Puppy price range is Rs 4000-25000.

What does a purebred Chihuahua look like? ›

The Chihuahua is a balanced, graceful dog of terrier-like demeanor, weighing no more than 6 pounds. The rounded "apple" head is a breed hallmark. The erect ears and full, luminous eyes are acutely expressive. Coats come in many colors and patterns, and can be long or short.

What is the most rare Chihuahua color? ›

White is, arguably, the rarest color of Chihuahua around. An albino Chihuahua isn't the same thing as a white one, but both are the result of a lack of pigmentation. The white Chihuahua lack melanocytes, which give the coat its pigmentation, but retain the eumelanin needed to give them black eyes, noses, and paws.

What is a teddy bear Chihuahua? ›

Also known as “designer dogs,” Teddy Bears are hybrid crosses between small dog breeds like Bichon Frise and Poodles, Chihuahuas, etc.

Are female Chihuahuas cuddly? ›

Territorial Protection: Female Chihuahuas excel at protecting one person (usually their owner) within their territory. Attention-Seeking: They seek attention by climbing onto their owner's lap for cuddles. Social Interaction: Female Chihuahuas get along well with male dogs but may be more suspicious of strangers.

What are the pros and cons of having a Chihuahua? ›

The world's smallest dogs, Chihuahuas make good companions. They bond strongly with their owners, are quick-witted and easily trained – as long as you start early. They can be prickly around strangers as they like to have all of their owner's attention for themselves.

What is the lifespan of a male Chihuahua? ›

You'll be happy to know that these little guys usually have long lives ahead of them. The average Chihuahua lifespan is between 12-18 years. Many Chihuahuas live to see their 18th birthday, and some of them even get to the age of 20.

How do I choose a good Chihuahua puppy? ›

Breathing should be quiet and rhythmic and the nostrils should be free of mucous. Note how puppies move when they play. Despite a bit of baby clumsiness, they should appear quick, bouncy, and agile, standing straight on legs that look strong enough to carry their bodies.

What is the cheapest dog Chihuahua? ›

While breeders may charge between $500 and $1,500 or more for a Chihuahua puppy, adoption fees are usually significantly lower, ranging from $100 to $300.

How much is a full Chihuahua? ›

The cost of a Chihuahua puppy from a reputable breeder can range from $800 to $2,500. The cost often depends on the quality of the parents, pre-adoption tests and care provided by the breeder, and the health and quality of the puppy.

Are Chihuahuas good pets for seniors? ›

Chihuahuas are great lap dogs and make good dogs for older people because they love to be doted upon. They come in short-coat and long-coat varieties; long-haired chihuahuas require slightly more grooming.

Are Chihuahuas hard to house train? ›

They're small, which can make it harder for their pet parents to locate and redirect them before they do their business somewhere they shouldn't. And they're sensitive, sometimes urinating in the house if they feel especially excited or nervous. Chihuahua potty training problems can be overcome with patience, however.

What breed goes well with Chihuahua? ›

Pomeranian:Pomeranians are small, lively, and often have a similar energy level to Chihuahuas. They can be playful and make good companions for Chihuahuas. Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie):Yorkies are small in size and typically get along well with Chihuahuas. They are often affectionate and enjoy being part of a family.

What Chihuahua mix has floppy ears? ›

Chi-Apso (Chihuahua + Lhasa Apso)

Chi-Apsos combine the Chihuahua and Lhasa Apso into a floppy-eared fuzzy dog with a slight underbite. Chi-Apsos have long, sturdy bodies with short legs and dense coats. The muzzle is about medium in length. Ultimately, this is a friendly, trainable dog that's good for families.

What does a cheagle look like? ›

These cute looking dogs are mostly broad-headed as the Beagle also having a snout similar to its Chihuahua parent. They may also have long, floppy ears, dark brown, round-shaped eyes and a curved tail similar to the Beagle or […]

How big will a Chihuahua Jack Russell mix get? ›

A full grown Jack Russell Chihuahua mix can weigh anywhere from 8 to 18 pounds and reach heights of between 12 and 15 inches. This crossbreed can take on the appearance of either — or both — parent breeds. Jack Chi dogs tend to have a short neck and an elongated but muscular body.


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