*Hi-5* Woowoo! Okay, lemme thinkies.... I am small, low to the ground, I have a rough & wiry coat, and I originated in France. All these things make up my name! ---Allie the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?41063 ---Mönica the Kitty http://www.catster.com/?57596
I gained recognition into the AKC in 1906. My breed originated in Europe, and an image of a dog closely resembling me appears in a painting by the Flemish Artist Anton Van Dyck, around 1635. I am a medium sized dog breed. I have only one accepted color description in my breed standard. I am a jack of all trades dog. From 1926 to 1948, not a single dog of my breed was registered by the AKC.
Cool, okay This breed is also a small breed It has become quite popular It is akc recognized All colors are acceptable with the exception of solid black, mouse, liver, black and tan, black and white, and white with black It is short haired