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Old 19 May 2007, 10:51 PM
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Comment: I have heard that the Aztecs, or at the very least central
America society, bread Chihuahuas to be small enough to fight easily into
pots for cooking and consumption. If not for this reason, than why,
natural or anthropological, are Chihuahuas so small?
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Old 19 May 2007, 10:53 PM
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Apparently, the ancestor of the Chihuahua WAS used for eating. From bigchihuahua.com: "The Olmec tribes were thought to be the "mother" of Mexico and were known to eat dogs during their time and by the age of the Toltec tribe, it became quite common to eat canine.There is evidence that they ate a plump, thick-necked dog with short erect ears and tail and it was clear it was bred for the table, being particularly for the noble. From Toltec carvings dating back to the 9th century, it is evident that they had a small dog which clearly looked similar to the modern day Chihuahua. This dog was known in that age and day as the Techichi and that breed is believed to be the ancestor of most of the Mexican & central American breeds of canines. The Aztecs made full use of the Chihuahua like dog and historical evidence shows that the dog appeared to be used in religious activities and other activities not related to companion- ship. In the early 1500s, the arrival of Hernando Cortes quickly halted the flourishing Aztec civilization."

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Comment: I have heard that the Aztecs, or at the very least central America society, bread Chihuahuas to be small enough to fight easily into pots for cooking and consumption. If not for this reason, than why, natural or anthropological, are Chihuahuas so small?
But once they put them in the pot, doesn't the breading come off?
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But once they put them in the pot, doesn't the breading come off?

Not if the oil is hot enough.

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