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“Yo Quiero Taco Bell” is a phrase you might remember that cute little Taco Bell dog saying in commercials. And that cute little dog is a chihuahua! (Fun fact: The taco bell dog was named Gidget!)

Weighing an average of 3 to 6 pounds (but as much as 15 pounds), chihuahuas are amongst the most miniature breeds in the world, but this means nothing to their prominent personalities!

If you’ve ever had a chihuahua as a family pet, then you know that they make excellent family dogs and watchdogs. Their confidence and bold personality, combined with their suspicion of outsiders, make them seem more like a guard dogs, but inside the home, they can thrive in a loving environment with great attention.

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Chihuahua Names

If you are going to get a chihuahua, it will undoubtedly need a name! How can you pick one with all the great chihuahua names? I have made it a bit easier on you and selected some great chihuahua names for you to consider for your little pup!

Male Names

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Cute Names

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Fierce Names

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Mexican Names

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Despite their small stature, Chihuahuas are known for their prominent personalities.

Spunky Personalities

Chihuahuas need names that suit their personality, whether they are outgoing or more reserved. They are fiery, feisty, yet friendly and loving to those in their pack. Quite honestly, even though they are tiny, I would be scared to rob a house that has a chihuahua; with how protective they are, you’d never leave with your ankles intact!

The correct name will eventually come out, and you will know it as soon as it hits you. If you can’t figure out what to name your Chihuahua, listen to its personality—it’s probably barking a name at you, and you don’t even know it!

Is a Chihuahua Right for You?

Chihuahuas must get correctly socialized at a young age, or they may grow up to be shy. They tend to form a close bond with one person, much like a pet bird, but if it is raised around a loving family, the chances of having a friendly people-dog are good!

Due to their small size, you need to consider how well they would do in your home. They can squeeze into small spaces, and since they like to follow their owners, they risk getting injured accidentally.

The same goes for having young children or other animals in the home, such as a large dog. Also, having a small dog is never recommended if you have any giant snakes as pets or that may grow large.

Chihuahuas are generally low-maintenance dogs, aside from routine vet visits, requiring very minimal grooming and not needing much space to be happy. Take him for a ride in your car, and he will be chipper!

Cute Chihuahua Dog Tricks

© 2014 Tatiana


Elizabeth Pina on June 08, 2020:

I love teacup Chihuahua his name was PÀPITO

I did have one who I love and miss so so much. My BABYBOY died on 7-16-19. Someone killed my baby.

So am looking to find other TEACUP CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES to take home to love and care for the baby. I don’t have much money, but if anybody who reads this can find it in their heart, please let me know if there are TEACUP CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES I can have to care for and love and live a happy life.

Thank you

Newchimom on July 30, 2019:

His name is thunder, and he is an applehead chi. I love him to pieces. He is brilliant, and I found him to support me emotionally. He calms me down when I’m upset. I suffer from depression and anxiety, and he brings me tons of happiness. I wouldn’t trade him for a million dollars.

Nacho on May 29, 2019:

Haha, Nacho loves it

Chi on July 26, 2018:

I just named our chi

The Mexica names were just foods on July 22, 2018:

the Mexican words are just-food

Gracie Thompson on June 10, 2018:

My Chihuahua’s name is cooper. He is a good friend, half teacup chihuahua, and the routine I Love Him is one year old.

Jenna said on January 20, 2018:

Who would name their Mexican dog lettuce

Dream Davis on July 27, 2016:


Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas, on July 10, 2014:

My grandfather had a chihuahua after my grandmother died, and he loved that little dog. It was good company for him.

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