CHIHUAHUA’S HISTORY

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 Origins of the Chihuahua lost in the past : one of the most reliable sources , some say the Chihuahua was a native of northern Mexico , specifically in the area exactly where the ancient city of Chihuahua is the capital , and those who claim to have been imported in the same area. It seems that the ancestors of the Chihuahua more distant in time are the Techichi , dogs bred by the Toltecs , an ancient people of Mexico which dates to about 3000 years ago. The current chihuahua , according to some, would be the result of crosses between the descendants of Techichi in Mexico and imported dog in that area by the Spanish conquistadores : Perro Chihuahueno . Others argue that it was the favorite dog of the famous Aztec princesses , of whom they were jealous , and from which he never parted . It is said that for religious reasons, the Aztec civilization adored these dogs of small size , with rather large ears and straight – which goes back to the Xoloitzcuintle – which were found numerous statues , similar to the current Chihuahua.

cartina geografica degli aztechiPreserved in the museums of Mexico and the United States are widely represented in an accurate and scholarly study of normam P.Wright titled ” El enigma of Xoloitzcuintle ,” published by the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico in 1960. The Aztecs considered it to be a guide for the dead in the afterlife to the point of sacrifice when a person died . Some remains of bones were found in the pyramids of Cholula , Mexico. Subsequent to spread in Northern Mexico , just in the last century , this small dog migrated to the United States , where it soon spread dramatically enough to be considered among the top ten most popular breeds . Others trace the origins of the Chihuahua Europe and more specifically the island of Malta where they were found the remains of small dogs with open molera ( fontanelle ) . The most famous work is a fresco by Sandro Botticelli in 1482 located in the Sistine Chapel . Since the painting dates from a few years before the arrival of Columbus in the New World that could make us reconsider the theory that traces the origins of the Chihuahua to Mexico.