Chihuahua puppies are really sweet and really small. Their heads are dome-shaped and feature large ears that stand straight up on a 45 degree angle on either side of their head. Their ears should have no tipped or broken points, and the inside skin of the ear that is exposed should be a light color of either pink or brown.
The eyes of Chihuahua puppies are their most unique feature. Their eyes are very large, round and dark. They should not look like they are bulging out of the dog’s head, but they are well defined.
Chihuahua puppies have a short muzzle that comes to a defined point. The nose at the tip of the muzzle is small and ranges in different colors depending on the coat color of the Chi pup. That being said, darker colored noses are more common and preferred.
It may come as a surprise to you, but if you were to play with Chihuahua puppies, you would discover that they have relatively strong jaws for their minute size. Their jaws feature pristine white teeth that form a complete and perfect scissor bite.
The coat of the Chihuahua is soft and glossy, regardless if it is long or smooth. The coat of smooth haired Chis lies close to the body, while the coat of long-haired Chis is straight or has a slight wave; it should not be curly. Feathering is present on the ears and tails of long haired Chis. Both coats have an undercoat. The coat color of Chihuahua puppies vary, and virtually come in any mixture.
Chihuahuas have a compact, balanced body. Their ribs are well sprung and their back is level from withers to the base of the tail. Chihuahuas carry their medium-length tail high and proud over their back. There is slight feathering of the tail on smooth coat Chihuahuas, while long haired Chis have very furry tails that are displayed in a nice plume.
Observe Chihuahua puppies when they play or walk to make sure they are using all of their legs and feet in unison. Their movements should be free, as the front legs of a Chi are straight and the back muscular legs have a well turned stifle. Their small feet provide them with plenty of spring in their step.
It is important that you know what to look for when you are picking out your pup from a litter. Therefore, you should educate yourself on everything there is to know about Chihuahua puppies and Chi dogs in general. Don’t settle for anything but the best puppy.