National Geographic : 1954 Jan
© Kodachromes by National Geographic Photographers Willard R. Culver (top), Kathleen Revis (left), and Robert F. Sisson t Chihuahuas, the Tiniest Dogs, Face Their Judge, Mrs. Justin Herold The Aztecs believed Chihuahuas piloted the human soul through the underworld. With the passing of Montezuma the breed was lost, only to be found 100 years ago in Mexico. 4 Gross' La Duquesa De Meron weighs 34 pounds. 4' Hamilton Pehma Once Trailed the Dalai Lama in His Palace House guard to Tibetan aristocracy for nearly 800 years, the Lhasa Apso is rarely sentimental about man. Champion Pehma, one of a few hundred "lion dogs" outside Tibet, came to America as a gift from the Dalai Lama to explorer C. Suydam Cutting.