Few people know the dog Tetichi, except for South Americans. This is because it is already extinct now. This techichi is the ancestor of the existing dog, the Chihuahua. The exact appearance of Techichi is unknown because there was no technology such as photography or video in the era when it was supposed to exist. But it seems to be similar to a Chihuahua. Chihuahuas are considered to be the smallest purebred breed in the world, and the breed name comes from the name of Mexico’s largest state.
Place of origin
Tetichi is said to have originated in South America.
Features of Techichi
Tetichi is a breed of dog that was kept in South America long ago, and it is said that its face and body skeleton are very similar to foxes. In the olden days, there was no technology such as photography and video, so the appearance of Techichi is not very clear. Judging from the literature left at that time, it is said that the size of Tetichi is quite small and it is a small dog weighing less than 10 kg. The body was a slender body like a fox and long legs. The ears and tail were long standing ears and a drooping tail. There are several types of coat colors, including brown, black, cream, and black & white. Tetichi was kept as a domestic animal and was said to be a quiet and non-barking dog.
History of Techichi
It is known that Tetichi began to be kept in Mexico around the 9th century. The Tortec tribe in Mexico now keeps them as livestock. Domesticated techichi was sometimes eaten by humans. It also has a religious role, with the red-haired Tetichi playing the role of protecting the dead from evil spirits and taking over the sins of the dead. In ancient Mexican tombs, techichi bones buried with human bodies have also been found. Tetichi was introduced from Mexico to South American countries and began to be owned by South Americans. The reason for the extinction of Tetichi is said to be the invasion of the Spaniards since the Middle Ages. It seems that the Spaniards have eaten a lot of techichi as food. I have drastically reduced the number of techichi.
Why Chihuahua was born
Tetichi is said to have become extinct due to the predation of the Spaniards. But how was Chihuahua born? In 1850, several small dogs were brought back and bred by Americans from Chihuahua, Mexico. It is said that the dogs brought back at this time breed and become Chihuahuas.
Techichi and Chihuahua
Tetichi is said to be the original species of Chihuahua, which is said to be because of its similar size and appearance. Chihuahua originates from Chihuahua, the largest state in South America in Mexico, and the name of the state is the name of the dog breed. Furthermore, since Chihuahua is a place where many records of the existence of many Chihuahuas are left, it is said that Chihuahua is the original species of Chihuahua. It’s not completely confirmed yet, but what I can say now is that Tetichi is likely to be the ancestor of the Chihuahua.