Chihuahuas have been intensely popular since Taco Bell and Paris Hilton made every household seem to want one. But, are they really right for you? As the smallest breed of dog, they have many special needs that larger dogs don’t. And while they are cute and can be sweet and loving, they also have their less-than-charming personality traits.
The Best Reasons to Get a Chihuahua
If you love their funny little faces and want a small, compact dog that doesn’t need much space, then a Chihuahua might be right for you. They are sweet to their family if they are raised correctly, and they love spending time with humans.
If you want a dog to treat like a child, you’ve come to the right customer. They love as much attention as they can get. They are happy to be carried, cuddled, petted, rubbed, dressed up and talked to. They’ll love eating with you, walking with you, sitting in your lap and any other activities you want to include them in.
The Worst Reasons to Get a Chihuahua
If you want a cute dog for young children to play with, a Chihuahua isn’t it. They are vulnerable, fragile dogs that can be hurt or killed by young children. They are also nervous creatures and don’t like a lot of noise and commotion. They are likely to become frightened and bite a young child who doesn’t understand how to behave with them.
Because tiny dogs are a fad, some buyers have gotten Chihuahuas simply because it’s fashionable. If you want one because you want a dog to carry around in your purse, you may not want the responsibilities of a Chihuahua. They take a lot of care and patience, and they need plenty of protection given to them by their owners. And, they are extremely long lived. If you don’t want to love and protect a dog for almost two decades, don’t get a Chihuahua dog.