The name Bullhuahua Terrier is a combination of the names of the dog’s two parent breeds, the Bull Terrier, which is also known as an English Bull Terrier, Bully, or Gladiator, and the Chihuahua. The Bullhuahua Terrier’s Bull Terrier parent was originally a white-coated cross between Bulldogs and various terriers. It was originally known as the “Bull-and-Terrier”. Eventually, it was mixed with Spanish Pointers to increase its size. These dogs gained popularity during the early 1800s when they were used for various sporting activities and dog fighting in Europe. After dog fighting was banned, the Bull Terrier gained a reputation for being a trendy companion among high society, particularly because of its impressive white coat. In 1885, Bull Terriers were recognized by the American Kennel Club. Later, they were bred with Staffordshire Bull Terriers to develop more color variations. Today, the white Bull Terrier remains the most popular and well-known Bull Terrier. The other Bullhuahua Terrier parent, the Chihuahua, is the smallest and one of the oldest known dog breeds. Its origin is debated, but it is commonly accepted that Chihuahuas were present in Mexico as early as the 9th century AD. The same theory traces the breed back to its suspected predecessor the “Techichi” – a small dog that was first domesticated by the Toltecs – a Mesoamerican civilization. The Toltecs may have crossbred the Techichi with a dog breed that lived in the mountains of Chihuahua, called the Perro Chihuahueno. When the Aztecs took over, they embraced the Techichi, using the dogs in spiritual ceremonies. When explorers arrived in South America from Western Europe, the Techichi was bred with others small dogs to result is the Chihuahua that we know today. The Chihuahua became popular in North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s and was registered by the AKC in 1904. The product of these two purebred dogs is a relatively new and atypical hybrid, so its personality and appearance has not yet stabilized. As such, the Bullhuahua Terrier is not widely recognized and lives in the shadow of more popular Chihuahua hybrid breeds.