The Chihuahua (Japanese: チワワ Chihuahua) is a toy dog breed in Nintendogs and Nintendogs + Cats. Chihuahuas are the smallest dogs in the world, weighing about 6 pounds or under. The breed is the mascot of one of the three Nintendogs games.

In Nintendogs

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Coat Colors

In Nintendogs + Cats

In Nintendogs + Cats, the Chihuahua comes in Cream, Red & White, and Tricolor, and it comes in shorthair and longhair. If the player chooses the "Surprise me!" option, they may find a brown Chihuahua with a black snout, a gray Chihuahua with a black snout, or a plain white Chihuahua.

Coat Colors



"The world's smallest dog originated in Latin America. Its sparkling pupils and large ears give it its charm."

Nintendogs + Cats

"The world's smallest dog originated in Mexico. Its large eyes and ears give it its charm."

Unlocking the Breed


Chihuahua & Friends Starter Breed
Labrador & Friends Obtain 50,000 Trainer Points
Dachshund & Friends Obtain 45,000 Trainer Points
Dalmatian & Friends Obtain 8,000 Trainer Points
Best Friends Obtain 50,000 Trainer Points

Nintendogs + Cats

Toy Poodle & New Friends Obtain 5,800 Owner Points
Play for 21 days
Golden Retriever & New Friends Obtain 600 Owner Points
Play for 5 days
French Bulldog & New Friends Starter Breed


Some of the neighbors have a Chihuahua. They are listed as follows. Nintendogs:

Nintendogs + Cats:

  • Rebel/Lana, owned by Jacob/Alfredo

Further Information

The chihuahua's namesake originated from the settlement of Chihuahua, Mexico. Being the world's smallest dog, it is hard to imagine this breed originating from the wolf, which is why scientists theorize that it actually originated from the small, desert-dwelling Fennec Fox.

It is usually seen as cute, with the features of its head being infant-like, right down to a soft spot in the front of its skull. They are portrayed in popular culture as small, cute, and sometimes spoiled.


  • In the original games, the chihuahua has four different coats: three long-haired coats (red, tricolor and cream), and one short-haired coat (tan). It also has the most coats out of any other breed in the games.
  • This dog is the only breed that has two different coat lengths.
  • According to American Kennel Club, they are the smallest dog breed in the world.



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