Dog Charm Collection
The Chihuahua is a saucy little hot tamale, heralding from Mexico where they are named after the state Chihuahua. They are renowned for being the world's smallest dog, but perhaps with the world's biggest personality, who often doesn't realise just how small they are!
The Chihuahua dog breed‘s charms include their small size and big personality. They may be small, but they are all dog. They are even among the top 10 watch dogs recommended by experts!
Chihuahuas are best known for being loving, excitable and sociable, they love nothing more than being attached to their humans (literally!). They are famously known for being pretty handbag dogs (thanks to Paris Hilton!) that get carried around everywhere.
Chihuahuas make excellent apartment dogs who’ll get along with the whole family.
If you are lucky enough to have a special Chihuahua as part of your family or you absolutely love this breed of dog, you will adore Scarlett Jewellery’s special crafted Chihuahua dog jewellery and charm collection. Continue reading to learn more about this delightful breed and our collection of dog jewellery!
The History of the CHIHUAHUA
The origins of the Chihuahua are not clear but there are a couple of theories on how they came to be. The first theory is that they descended from a Central American breed known as the Techichi. We can trace this breed back to the Toltec civilization where there are carvings dating back to the 9th Century depicting a dog that resembles a chihuahua.
When the Aztecs conquered the Toltecs they adopted the Techichi into their society with many of the dogs living in Aztec temples. The Aztecs believed this breed had mystical powers which included seeing into the future, healing the sick and guiding souls of the dead to the underworld. After the Spanish conquered the Aztecs the Techichi breed also faded away with them.
The second theory is that small hairless dogs from China were brought to Mexico by Spanish traders and bred with small native dogs.
Regardless of which theory is actually true, the short-haired Chihuahua we know and love today was discovered in the 1850s in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, from which he received his name. American visitors brought the little dogs home to the USA with them.
By 1890 they became known and recognised as a breed in their own right. The longhaired variety was most likely created through cross-breeding with Papillons or Pomeranians. The popularity of this breed took off in the 1930s and 1940s with the Latin musical Xavier Cugat and again in the early 2000s with Paris Hilton’s famous (& ever so cringe) Chihuahua called Tinkerbell. More recently, recognition of the breed has increased thanks to the dapper Chihuahua featured in Taco Bell commercials.
What do CHIHUAHUAS look like?
Chihuahuas are the tiniest breed of dog in the world! And they are renowned for it. They weigh between 1-3kg only and stand about 5 inches high. They have tiny fine limbs, small faces and noses as cute as a button. Their ears are pointed and alert, they have beady bulging eyes and a domed skull. Chihuahuas are also known for allowing their tongue to stick out to the side of their mouth as they get older!
They come in two coat varieties, one is smooth and short and one is long with soft fringed ears and legs. They come in a variety of colours and patterns.
They are tiny and have been compared to precious rodents! But we think this isn’t entirely fair, if you have had or know a Chihuahua I’m sure you’ll agree this little breed makes an amazing companion for anyone.
Due to their tiny size and sometimes fragile nature, they can be prone to shivering when they are cold, excited or scared. It is always a good idea to have a little sweater for them to keep them warm when going outside, even for the long-haired varieties.
What are the personality and traits of a CHIHUAHUA?
This fun-loving breed is loving, excitable and sociable. They are happiest when they are right by your side. They are known for following their owners everywhere around the house and love coming with you out and about wherever you go. They are famously known as handbag dogs, but they genuinely love it!
Chihuahuas are a bold and confident breed, even with their tiny size and fragile frame. They are very alert and suspicious of strangers which makes them amazing watchdogs! They do, however, need to be trained to greet strangers in a friendly manner. They can be timid and reserved at first when meeting strangers but they will warm up, especially with the right training as a puppy.
They do have a tendency to forget how small they are and are known for standing up to much bigger dogs which can put them at risk of injuries. It’s always best to closely supervise your Chihuahua when they are out and about with other dogs and young children.
They thrive on affection, love and companionship making this a wonderful breed for almost anyone, especially for those who live in smaller houses or apartments as they require menial space and exercise.
Chihuahuas are known for forming very close bonds with their primary caretaker and come to become demanding rascals if they are spoiled. They can become fussy eaters if they are given special attention and care for their food. They have larger than life personalities and will run your life if you allow them. It is important to set strong rules and stick to them with this breed!
They are also very intelligent and fast learners making them highly trainable and able to compete in all sorts of dog sports. Chihuahuas also live much longer than most other breeds. You can expect them to be part of your family for up to 18 wonderful years!
Many people who live with the loveable dog become devoted to this breed for their entire life.
CHIHUAHUA SILVER DOG CHARM
Our beyond cute and true to life miniature Chihuahua silver charm is filled with personality with a smiley face & upright ears as he's alert and ready for fun!
Our Chihuahua is wearing a tiny bandana that can be engraved with an initial to celebrate your family pet.
Our Chihuahua charm embodies all the things we love about this tiny breed that is bursting with personality. The meaning card that comes with each charm celebrates the Chihuahua's best known qualities: loving, excitable, sociable.
Our original collection of miniature dog charms are designed and created by us to be truly original and to celebrate man’s best friend.
This silver Chihuahua charm comes with your choice of fitting:
- An open jump ring allows your personalised Chihuahua charm to be fixed easily to a traditional link chain charm bracelet.
- A clip-on clasp can be attached to a chain bracelet with open links or a necklace.
- A soldered jump ring, which will fit onto slider bracelets and bangles.
- As a necklace, your Chihuahua becomes a perfectly made and hallmarked pendant on a silver Spiga chain.
- As a finished Chihuahua charm bracelet. We’ll hand make & securely solder your dog charm to the centre of our best selling Mini Lifetime bracelet
Chihuahua SOLID GOLD DOG CHARM
Is your Chihuahua as precious as Tinkerbell? This small breed is famously known for being a pampered pooch, so deserves nothing less than being immortalised in gold!
Our solid 9ct gold Chihuahua charm may be the perfect way to commemorate a special pooch in your life.
The solid gold miniature Chihuahua charm is the exact same as the solid silver charm except that it is made from solid 9ct gold.
This premium piece of jewellery makes the perfect heirloom piece to keep in the family as a way to celebrate a special pet.
Chihuahua SILVER DOG CHARM BRACELET
Our traditional Chihuahua silver charm bracelet is the perfect way to start a charm bracelet of your own to commemorate a special Chihuahua in your life.
Traditional charm bracelets are classic pieces of jewellery that have stood the test of time! They can be added to with special people, pets and occasions over the course of your life and be handed down for generations to come.
Our perfectly crafted silver charm bracelet with our cute as a button Chihuahua as your very first charm is a beautiful keepsake to treasure.
We’ll hand make & securely solder your silver Chihuahua charm to the centre of our best selling solid silver Mini Lifetime bracelet. The bracelet comes in 2 lengths, 7.5” which fits most adults, or 8” if you prefer to wear it a little looser.
We can engrave an initial on the cute bandana on the charm. The bracelet also features a small silver dog tag on the end which is custom engraved with your dog’s name & a little paw print.
Chihuahua PERSONALISED SILVER DOG TAG NECKLACE
Our personalised Chihuahua silver dog tag necklace is a beautifully unique piece of jewellery to express your love for this loving breed that is full of life (and attitude!) and ready to have some fun.
This is perfect for those who prefer necklaces and would love the additional personal touch of an engraved dog tag with your precious dog's name.
This custom necklace features our Chihuahua who is filled with personality and has his classic smiley face and pointy ears.
We can also engrave a tiny initial on the dog’s bandana. The necklace is a simple sterling silver open trace chain in a range of chain lengths to suit how you'd want to wear it.
This necklace is the perfect gift for someone who has a Chihuahua or to spoil yourself with to commemorate your precious pooch!
Chihuahua PERSONALISED DOG TAG SILVER BANGLE
This unique solid silver Chihuahua Personalised dog tag silver bangle is the perfect piece of hand crafted jewellery to show your love for your precious pooch!
This custom piece is perfect for Chihuahua owners & lovers all over the world.
This unique bangle features the intricately detailed Chihuahua charm, embodying all of the lovable qualities we love about Chihuahuas!
There is the special touch of having the dog tag engraved with your beloved pet's name and a paw print.
This is a precious gift for anyone who has a Chihuahua as part of their family, as a gift for a dog lover or someone who just adores this breed.