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A breed standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament, and appearance of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function with soundness essential. Breeders and judges should at all times be mindful of features which could be detrimental in any way to the health, welfare or soundness of this breed.

 

 

Last Updated: 02 Jul 2009
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Chihuahua (Long Coat)
Group: Group 1 (Toys)
History:
General Appearance: The Standard of the Chihuahua (Long Coat) is the same as the Standard of the Chihuahua (Smooth Coat) with the exception of the following:
Characteristics:
Temperament:
Head And Skull:
Eyes:
Ears:
Mouth:
Neck:
Forequarters:
Body:
Hindquarters:
Feet:
Tail:
Gait/Movement:
Coat: COAT - Long, soft texture (never coarse or harsh to touch) either flat or slightly wavy. Never tight and curly. Feathering on ears, feet and legs, pants on hind quarters, large ruff on neck desirable. Tail long and full as a plume.
Colour:
Sizes:
Faults: Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
Notes:
Last Updated: 02 Jul 2009