The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas exhibit varied morphology in their small size (1-12 lbs), including skull shape, coat length and coloration. Most Chihuahuas are born with a "molera," an incompletely fused cranium (called a fontanelle in humans), which presents no health problems.
- One-of-a-kind real chihuahua skull
- This specimen exhibits signs of an abscessed tooth and has naturally missing teeth
- Skull Length 9.5 cm (3.7 in.)
- Skull Width 6.2 cm (2.4 in.)
- Skull Height 5.3 cm (2.1 in.)