A chihuahua painted with bright rainbow colors, painted with acrylics on gessoed board, 11″ x 14″, completed October 8, 2018. A colorful sable long-haired chihuahua dog. Sable colored dogs have a base coat of reddish-brown hairs tipped in black. This sable chihuahua is also a tricolor because it has white fur on its face and chest. The brownish areas of the dog were painted with bright warm colors, such as red, orange, yellow and magenta, while the black and white areas are represented with cool colors (purple, blue, and green). Photo reference from Pixabay.
The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog. They were named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua. The breed is ancient, and is believed to have existed for over 2000 years. Modern chihuahuas have less than two percent of their ancestral genetics, due to interbreeding with European dogs since the settlers arrived. However, their form has remained much the same. They come in short haired and long haired varieties, with dozens of coat colors and patterns. They also come in “deer-head” and “apple-head” types, with the apple-head type having more rounded heads and shorter legs than the deer-headed types.
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