Breed Tips

Chihuahua Names

You got a Chihuahua! That’s great news. You’re in for an adventurous ride. These dogs may be one of the smallest ones out there, but their personalities are not small for sure. 

When it comes to naming a dog, you can take multiple routes. Either you can go with popular names or something unique. Let us help you with some options.

Some of the most popular names for Chihuahuas are – 

  • Stella

  • Lucy

  • Lulu

  • Coco

  • Ollie

  • Honey

  • Lucky

  • Blitzie

  • Puck

  • Kai

The second option for you is to go for names that talk about the tiny stature of your four-legged baby.

  • Peanut

  • Nugget

  • Munchkin

  • Knee-high

  • Button

  • Pixie

Or you could go the exact opposite way. How about – 

  • Maximus

  • Thor

  • Kong

  • Titan

  • Chief 

  • Giant

  • Biggy

It would be quite funny right? But even if its mini stature won’t justify the name, its personality will. 

Female Chihuahua Names

Now the thing about female Chihuahuas is that they are smaller than their male counterparts. But the smaller the height, the bigger the sass. And this is particularly true about female Chihuahuas. They can be very affectionate but also strong and independent at times. 

If you’ve got a sassy female one at home, some interesting names for it could be – 

  • Cheeky

  • Saucy

  • Sashay 

  • Biscuit

  • Chewbacca

  • Wigglebutt

Male Chihuahua Names

Male Chihuahuas are slightly different from their female counterparts. They are also quite affectionate but may not be as sassy as the females. They even tend to develop very strong bonds with their owners. They are very energetic and playful. Keeping these factors in mind, some interesting names for male Chihuahuas could be –

  • Paco

  • Max

  • Romeo

  • Luigi

  • Spike

  • Joey 

  • Bolt

Adorable Chihuahua Names

Male or female, one thing is common in both that Chihuahuas are extremely adorable. Both make excellent companions for families and individuals. They are loyal and friendly. Owing to their properties, some adorable names for Chihuahuas could be –

  • Teddy

  • Frankie

  • Bubbles

  • Poptart

  • Pint

  • Tinkerbell

  • Oreo

  • Pepper

  • Lulu

  • Kiko

  • Cinnamon

  • Burrito

While we have given you some very interesting options, you could go with some dog names inspired by movies or your favorite characters as well. We trust you to keep an adorable name for your new canine buddy. 

While you’re at it, here are some interesting facts about Chihuahuas that you should know now that you’re starting a new journey.

Interesting Facts about Chihuahuas

  • Legacy - Chihuahuas are one of the oldest dog breeds in the Americas. They back to ancient civilizations like the Toltec and Aztec cultures in Mexico.

  • Record Holders - They are the smallest dog breed in the world. They weigh between 2-6 pounds and stand 6-9 inches tall. Some may even call them ‘pocket-sized dogs.’ 

  • Long life - They have a longer lifespan compared to other breeds. They can live for an average of 15-20 years if proper nutrition and care are given. 

  • Multiple Coat Types - Chihuahuas can be found in various coat types including smooth, short-haired, and long-haired. There is a distinct breed called the "Chihuahua Hairless" or "Chihuahua without Hair," which, as the name suggests, lacks a full coat of fur. The hairless variant is often referred to as - "Xoloitzcuintli". 

  • Pop culture - They are kind of pop stars as they’ve appeared in various TV shows and advertisements. You must have seen them in the ‘Legally Blonde’ movies. 

  • Watchdogs – They may be small in size but their confidence is not. They are quick and have a good hearing ability with a very distinct and loud bark. Intruders may feel it would be easy to go past them but they will be proved wrong. 

  • Health concerns – While they live a longer life when compared to other breeds, they are prone to certain medical illnesses. dental problems, patellar luxation (knee dislocation), hypoglycemia, and obesity are some of the common health problems found in Chihuahuas. 

More About Spot Pet Insurance

Spot accident and illness plans can be used with any licensed vet in Canada or the U.S. Whether you are home, or traveling to the U.S., veterinary services your pet receives for the diagnosis, treatment, or management of covered conditions can be eligible for reimbursement. Spot’s accident and illness plans can help cover a variety of conditions including; broken bones, lacerations, aggression, kidney disease, diabetes, and more. With the addition of Wellness Riders for an extra cost, you can also receive reimbursements for wellness exams, certain vaccinations, dental cleanings, and more. Learn more about dog insurance or get a free quote. 


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