• TO encourage and promote quality in breeding of pure-bred Chihuahuas and if at all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection.


  • TO encourage the organization of independent local Chihuahua Specialty clubs in those localities  where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed to meet the requirements of the American Kennel Club.


  • TO urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Chihuahuas shall be judged.


  • TO do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed and to encourage sportsman- like competition at dog shows and trials.


  • TO conduct Sanctioned Matches, Specialty Shows, and Obedience Trials under the rules of the American Kennel Club.


  • TO promote the qualities of The Chihuahua breed to the members and general public through publications, educational seminars, library, databases, etc.

The Chihuahua
Breed Standard
A graceful, alert, swift-moving compact little dog with saucy expression, and with terrier-like qualities of temperament.

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Covid Statement

  1. Per the American Veterinary Medical Association on COVID-19 (Updated as of 10:00 a.m. on March 27, 2020)
  • While 2 dogs (Hong Kong) and 1 cat (Belgium) have been reported to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal health organizations agree there is no evidence at this point to indicate that pets spread COVID-19 to other animals, including people.
  • If you are not ill with COVID-19, you can interact with your pet as you normally would, including walking, feeding, and playing. You should continue to practice good hygiene during those interactions (e.g., wash hands before and after interacting with your pet; ensure your pet is kept well-groomed; regularly clean your pet’s food and water bowls, bedding material, and toys).
  • Out of an abundance of caution, it is recommended that those ill with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus. Have another member of your household take care of walking, feeding, and playing with your pet. If you have a service animal or you must care for your pet, then wear a facemask; don’t share food, kiss, or hug them; and wash your hands before and after any contact with them.

Respectfully submitted by Dr. Anne Vargo

Dr. Anne Vargo DVM, CHPV
Associate Veterinarian
Certified Hospice Palliative Care Veterinarian

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