16 Things You Need To Know About Owning A Chihuahua

One of the prejudices against Chihuahuas, for example, is the image as a lap dog.

They are also often said to be spoiled, barking, and nervous dogs.

Various celebrities who treat their Chihuahuas more like fashion accessories than dogs have contributed to the formation of this negative reputation.

The animals like to bark, but not because they are nervous, but because they want to get attention.

With a consistent upbringing, however, the dogs neither become “permanent barkers” nor spoiled lap animals. Chihuahuas are natural dogs that like to be outside, romp, and play.

#1 Many legends surround the origin of the smallest dogs in the world, the “Shivawas”.

They are probably descendants of the sacred dogs of the Toltecs and Aztecs and were both sacrificial offerings and delicious delicacies at the same time.

#2 One theory says that the dwarves, known to the ancient Egyptians, came to the New World on Viking ships; A relationship with the Podengo Pequeno of Portuguese seafarers seems much more likely to me.

Be that as it may, Americans discovered the tiny ones in Mexico.

#3 Well-bred, healthy Chihuahuas are self-confident, curious, even bold and full of temperament.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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