chihuahua chihuahua  /tʃə ˈwɑ ˌwɑ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a city in northern Mexico in the state of Chihuahua; commercial center of northern Mexico
  2. (n) a state in northern Mexico; mostly high plateau
  3. (n) an old breed of tiny short-haired dog with protruding eyes from Mexico held to antedate Aztec civilization

Usage(s):

  • The World's Ugliest Dog competition, now in its 21st year, is held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair and attracts contestants like Elwood, a Chinese crested and chihuahua mix, above.

News

  1. Adoptable animals

    Doodlebug is a happy and sweet-natured 2 year old Chihuahua mix. He is very docile and will roll right on to his back for belly rubs. He is also a major lap dog, climbing right up to snuggle. Take this six-pound bundle of joy home today.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Las Cruces Sun-News

  2. A weight-loss plan can take a pet from fat to fit

    At her most overweight, Ndnd, a Chihuahua, was 18 pounds. After a year of exercise and other therapy to help her get fit, Ndnd weighed nine pounds. As the owner of Wag Wellness -- a swim, massage, fitness spa for dogs -- I see dogs of all shapes and sizes. Nothing surprises me. Usually.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  3. MISSING - Brown chihuahua, male. Last seen on Lake Michigan Dr. by 144th Ave. Answers to "Paco". If seen, please ...

    MISSING - Brown chihuahua, male. Last seen on Lake Michigan Dr. by 144th Ave. Answers to "Paco". If seen, please return him. He is well loved and we miss him. REWARD. 616-886-7700.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Grand Haven Tribune

Quotes

  1. Turner stated that Cage was "arrested twice for drunk-driving and, I think, for stealing a dog. He'd come across a Chihuahua he liked and stuck it in his jacket."
    on Apr 4, 2008 By: Kathleen Turner Source: Reuters

  2. "While there is little doubt in my mind that the travel alert should be reissued, it may also be necessary to heighten the alert to better reflect the increasing insecurity in the state of Chihuahua," US Ambassador Tony Garza said in a statement...
    on Apr 4, 2008 By: Tony Garza Source: International Herald Tribune

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