Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Chihuahua - Smooth Coat Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Originated in Mexico, although mystery surrounds its arrival in that country. Also comes in a long-coated variety, although the short-coated is much more common. Very temperature sensitive, will shiver at the slightest breeze. The ultimate lapdog, is most happy when on a human lap, will therefore require less exercise than some breeds of this size. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Terry E The New Chihuahua. Howell. ISBN 087605 1255. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. The British Chihuahua Club: www.the-british-chihuahua-club.org.uk. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. Chihuahua Club of America: www.chihuahuaclubofamerica.com.