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There are two varieties of Chihuahua – the Smooth Coat (shorthaired) and the Long Coat (longhaired).Both the Smooth and the Long Coats have their special attractions and are equally easy to keep clean and well groomed.While deer heads were popular in the mid-twentieth century, current breed standards defined by registries such as the Chihuahua Club of America and American Kennel Club specify the apple head conformation.However, the British standard also states that a weight of 1.8–2.7 kg (4–6 lb) is preferred.No records of the Techichi are available prior to the 9th century, although dog pots from Colima, Mexico, buried as part of the western Mexico shaft tomb tradition which date back to 300 BC are thought to depict Techichis.It is probable that earlier ancestors were present prior to the Mayas as dogs approximating the Chihuahua are found in materials from the Great Pyramid of Cholula, predating 1530 and in the ruins of Chichen Itza on the Yucatán Peninsula.Police have urged dog owners not to chain up pets as Hurricane Harvey brings torrential rain and threatens devastating floods in the US.A police chief in Montgomery County, Texas, said owners faced arrest if they failed to following the warning.
Some historians believe this practice is where the idea of pain being transferred to animals from humans originated, which gave way to rituals such as burning the deceased with live dogs, such as the Techichi, to exonerate the deceased human's sins.
"Dogs are your family members too." It is against the law in Texas to restrain a dog outside during "extreme weather conditions" or between the hours of 10pm and 6am.
In May last year a dog was rescued moments from death in Fort Bend County, Texas, after the local sheriff spotted it tied up outside a house. The US National Weather service has warned Hurricane Harvey will bring “catastrophic and life-threatening flooding” to parts of Texas over the next few days.
The UK Kennel Club considers smooth and long coat Chihuahuas two distinct breeds; matings between the two are not eligible for KC registration.
Dogs of either coat type may be identified as either "apple head" or "deer head" Chihuahuas, particularly in the United States.
Both folklore and archaeological finds show that the breed originated in Mexico.