The breed is common due to its toy appearance and relative ease of maintenance. Intelligent, quick-witted, loyal, active, and courageous, wonderful companions and pets will become true friends and reliable protectors.
However, don’t be deceived by the Chihuahua‘s meek appearance; they’re sassy and unpredictable, and they’ll nip at kids when disturbed, so don’t get one if you have small children in the household.
They’ll also bark incessantly if they sense a new dog in the building and will demand a lot of your attention.
After a proper introduction, the upsides are their fierce loyalty to their owners and the ability to get along with cats. With the right approach to training and socialization, the owner will raise an obedient and friendly pet.