In what seems like a very tiny dog, a personality the size of a Great Dane emerges. For some Chihuahua lovers, it’s just another Chi, and others are just learning about this little entertainer.
Whether you have had your Chihuahua for several years or you have just taken your very first Chi home, they will be full of surprises that will keep you amused as long as they live.
Since Chihuahuas are known to be the longest living dog, he/she will be amusing you for many years to come. Their life expectancy is 15 years and they sometimes live into their early twenties.
However, Chihuahuas are not a good breed of choice for everyone. While there are always exceptions, Chihuahua dogs are typically possessive and protective.
They tend to be a one-person dog. Chihuahuas are not usually patient around children who don’t understand just how fragile they are. Yes, even though they are confident, courageous, fearless, and tough, they are also prone to injuries due to their size.
Chihuahuas are dogs that clan. They recognize and accept their own breed but don’t like other breeds of dogs. This has been known to attack other much larger dogs It is your responsibility, as an owner, to keep this from happening.
A friend of mine lost her dog when another much larger dog attacked him for no apparent reason. Her dog was on a leash walking from her apartment to her car when this took place.