This dog's ancestors date back to Mexico and Central America before the arrival of Europeans. This book describes both smooth coat and long coat Chihuahuas. Titles in Barron's extensive selection of "Complete Pet Owner's Manuals" are filled with useful information and heavily illustrated with high-quality photos and anatomically accurate line drawings. These fact-filled books instruct owners on how to care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, caged pets, reptiles, and virtually every other animal that people are likely to keep as a pet. Books in this series are written by breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and other pet-care specialists. They advise on purchasing, feeding, health care, training, grooming, and all other aspects of responsible pet ownership.