How Much Does a Full Grown Chihuahua Weigh?

by Pamela Meadors Google
    Chihuahuas are members of the toy breed.

    Chihuahuas are members of the toy breed.

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    Chihuahuas pack a lot into a tiny body. They are intelligent, require little exercise and grooming and can live quite happily as city dogs. And, as small dogs, extra weight can be detrimental to a Chihuahua's joints.

    Weight Limits

    According to the American Kennel Club, Chihuahuas should not exceed 6 pounds. Doing so puts extra stress on their joints. A veterinarian can help monitor Fido's weight, ensuring he is not exceeding what is recommended for his size.

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    About the Author

    Working with both small animals and exotics, Pamela Meadors has devoted more than 15 years to the veterinary field. She possesses a bachelor's degree in biological sciences and is the proud mom of a blind hedgehog.