5 Surprising Facts Chihuahuas

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Despite medical research that says otherwise, some people believe that Chihuahuas have healing powers, including the power to cure asthma in children by transferring the disease to themselves. According to, this myth may have origins in the Aztec belief that dogs like the Techichi would absorb a human's sins while escorting him to the afterlife. This fabled ability to "absorb" something from a person may be why some still believe that the Chihuahua can cure health issues. Also, since asthma often subsides as children age and since Chihuahuas often live 10 to 15 years, the "cure" could be attributed to the dog.

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