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The Chihuahua (Japanese: チワワ Chiwawa) 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 Chihuahua & Friends.

Breed Information

Official artwork of the Chihuahua

The chihuahua's name originated from the settlement of Chihuahua, Mexico, where it was first bred. 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.

The Chihuahua is widely regarded as cute, with the features of its head being infant-like, right down to a soft spot in the front of its skull. Chihuahuas are also sometimes portrayed in popular culture as spoiled.

In-Game Description

  • Nintendogs: "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
Chihuahua & FriendsJA Starter Breed
Shiba Inu & FriendsJA Obtain 50,000 Trainer Points
Dachshund & FriendsJA Obtain 40,000 Trainer Points

Nintendogs + Cats

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

In Nintendogs

In the original games, the Chihuahua has four different coats: three long-haired coats (Cream, Red & White, and Tricolor), and one short-haired coat (Tan).

It can be difficult to differentiate the Cream Chihuahua from the Tan, but Tan Chihuahuas lack fur on the inner ear and tail, while all long-haired coats have feathery tails.

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 silver Chihuahua with a black snout
  • a pure white Chihuahua


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


Nintendogs + Cats:



Nintendogs + Cats


  • According to American Kennel Club, the Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed in the world.
  • This dog is the only breed that has two different coat lengths.
  • It also has the most coats out of any other breed in the games.