The Toltecs had a breed of dog called the Techichi. This dog was small not tiny and of
heavy boned structure. The Techichi is the progenitor of the Chihuahua that we know
There has been speculation regarding the discovery of the earliest specimans. There is a
letter from Christopher Columbus reporting that he found a small kind of dogs.
Archaeologists have discovered remains of this breed in human graves in Mexico and in
parts of the United States.
Chihuahuas are connected with the worship of deities , with travel of the soul to the
underworld, and in relation to the human body. The breed was believed to have the power
to ward off evil spirits and guide the dead to their destination.