The Labrahuahua is one of the recent dog breed hybrids. They are made from a Labrador Retriever and a Chihuahua dog, which makes them a special kind of designer breed. Because of the size difference between the two parents, these dogs cannot be bred together naturally. Instead, the genetic material from a male Chihuahua has to be inseminated into a female Labrador Retriever. A female Chihuahua cannot give birth to Labrador Retriever mixes because the large size of the puppies can be dangerous. The Labrador Retriever was once known as the St. John’s Dog and is now one of the biggest and most known dog breeds in the United States. They originate from Newfoundland, which is where they would help fishermen by retrieving fish or pulling in nets. By the 1800s, ships from England were bringing some of these dogs back from Labrador. There they would be bred with other kinds of Retrievers, Setters and Spaniels, which altered and improved their skills at hunting. The Chihuahua, which is the smallest breed in the world and also the oldest on the American continent, comes from Mexico. This place of origin is where they were named after, the Mexican State of Chihuahua. The breeds that were used to create these dogs are unknown, but many think that the Fennec Fox is part of their ancestry. It was in the later 19th century that these small dogs were brought to Europe. The upper class was quite fond of the breed and they were quite common in those households. The Chihuahua was also considered to be sacred among Pre-Columbian Indian nations.
These are highly active dogs that need to be exercised daily in the form of long walks or runs. Overall, the favorite way to burn energy is to play with their owners, especially games of fetch or frisbee. These dogs should be exercised for around 20 to 60 minutes per day, depending on the individual. With intelligent dogs, it is important to exercise their minds as well as their bodies.