These Dog Breeds Have The Most Impressive Lifespans

Chihuahuas Easily Get All The Exercise They Need

Chihuahuas are naturally itty bitty, weighing in at no more than six pounds! One benefit of their tiny physique is that they can get all the exercise they need in small spaces and only need short, slow walks.

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According to the AKC, Chihuahuas typically live upwards of 16 years and the majority of them are healthy. Breeders should screen them for genetic issues like heart and eye problems. Owners should watch their Chihuahua’s diet closely since it doesn’t take much for these little companions to become overweight.