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15 Chihuahua Haircuts & Grooming Styles in 2023 (with Pictures)

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Chihuahuas are tiny dogs known for having giant personalities that far eclipse their little bodies. And if you ask any Chihuahua lover, they’re also some of the most adorable and loving companions around. Naturally, you’ll want to keep your Chi looking cute at all times. But that doesn’t mean you’ll be stuck to one look! In fact, we’ve found 15 great haircuts for you to try on your Chihuahua today.

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Top 15 Chihuahua Haircuts & Grooming Styles

1. Pride & Joy Cut

chihuahua dog in rocks
Image Credit: liggraphy, Pixabay

Sometimes, the best haircut is the one that lets your Chihuahua’s natural look shine. This Chi has plenty of long hair covering its little body, making it appear much larger than it actually is beneath all that hair! But it’s a cute look that doesn’t require much upkeep except regular brushing.

2. The Kiddie Cut

You can tell that shortly before its haircut, this Chihuahua had some serious fluff-ball stuff going on! Look at that mess of locks jutting out all over the place! But after the cut, you can see that this dog is less than half the size it appeared to be! The long hair left on the ears gives it a very interesting appearance that somewhat resembles some children’s hairdos!

3. Lion’s Mane

Photo credit: HG-Fotografie, Pixabay

This adorable little Chihuahua has some long locks surrounding it’s face and ears, almost giving it the impression of a lion’s mane. We’re certain this Chihuahua feels fierce inside, but with this cute haircut and that pink vest, it sure doesn’t look tough from the outside!

4. Cute & Easy Cut

With this tiny Chihuahua, you get a double-dose of adorableness! It’s cute on its own, but the way its fur is so neatly trimmed makes it look twice as cute as other baby Chi’s. Luckily, it’s an easy appearance to maintain, even though it’s such a great look.

5. High & Tight

This Chi puppy has hair that’s kept short on its whole body. That’s pretty easy to keep up on a short-haired Chihuahua. But if you have a longhaired Chi, you’ll probably need to trim it almost weekly to maintain such a neat, orderly look.

6. The Ewok Cut

This little Chihuahua almost looks like an Ewok from Star Wars! You’d be forgiven for mistaking it for a stuffed animal too. But it’s solid proof that you don’t need to overdo your Chihuahua’s hair trimming. This little one is cute as can be, even though its hair has gotten a bit unruly! It actually adds to its cuteness, rather than detracting from it.

7. Business in the Front, Party in the Back

Here’s an interesting and appealing look. This Chi puppy has a long haired chihuahua cut on the back of its head and surrounding its ears. However, the rest of its hair is kept short and well-trimmed, particularly on the face. It creates a nice juxtaposition of the neatly trimmed face with the wilder look of the hair on the back of its head.

8. Traditional Long Cut

long-haired chihuahua sitting on sofa
Image Credit: HG-Fotografie, Pixabay

This longhaired Chihuahua has a very traditional look. The hair has been left to grow on the mane, legs, chest, and ears, giving it a long, flowing, elegant appearance. This makes the Chi look like more of an adorable show dog and less of an ankle-attacking mini monster!

9. The Unkempt Look

How can you possibly resist such a cute little creature? This Chihuahua is still a puppy, but it has already mastered the sad puppy dog look that will earn it many treats in the future. Its hair is right on the cusp of unkept, while still looking completely cute.

10. Open Face Cut

If you look carefully at the hair on the bag of this Chihuahua’s leg, you can see that it’s a bit longer. Short-haired Chihuahuas have a similar look to this naturally. But longhaired chihuahuas can still pull off this look with regular trimming. We like how much this exposes the dog’s face and eyes.

11. The Puffy Cut

The way this Chihuahua’s fur is all puffed up, it almost looks like a miniature Malamute or Husky! We think it’s one of the cutest looks on this list. Is it a stuffed animal or a real dog? It’s almost hard to tell!

12. The No-Cut

chihuahua sitting on a tree log outdoor
Image Credit: liggraphy, Pixabay

What would your Chi look like if you didn’t trim it at all? Well, that is a stylistic option that’s open to you and this little guy is exactly what it would look like. He’s still adorable, but it might be all that extra fur making it think it’s so much bigger than it really is…

13. The Dapper Cut

Tea cup Chihuahua
Image: RaeElizabethPhotography, Shutterstock

This Chihuahua is so small that it fits comfortably in the palm of this person’s hand! It’s got short, well-kept hair all over that gives it a very unique appearance. With such a tiny dog, it would be a shame to make it look bigger with too much hair since its small stature is part of what makes it so cute!

14. The Whisker

It might be the adorable expression this dog is wearing or the equally cute whiskers poking off the sides of its face, but this is one of the most adorable Chihuahuas on this list. We like the neat look of the short hair with those super-long whiskers!

15. The Smile Cut

As you can see, this Chihuahua lost all of its aggression from getting a simple haircut! With all that hair, it must have overestimated its size. Once the hair was gone, all that’s left is a lovable little pup with a great smile!

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