The Chihuahua is a small dog breed with a big personality. He has found his way into the hearts of dog lovers from Mexico to Manitoba. Popularized in the American mind by Hollywood, Chihuahuas remain a popular breed in the United States. So, here are six reasons why Chihuahuas are the best dogs ever.

As one of the oldest breeds in the Americas, the Chihuahua dog is described by the American Kennel Club as “charming, graceful, and sassy”. We can’t help but agree! Whether your Chi is a sassy purebred or a saucy mix, you’re sure to identify with our Six Reasons Chihuahuas are the Absolute Best.

Why Chihuahuas are the best dogs
Why Chihuahuas are the best dogs

1. Chihuahuas are portable pets

Weighing in at a mighty 3.3 to 6.5 pounds and squarely in the toy dog category, Chihuahuas are perfectly portable! That giant personality is easily packed into a pint-sized carry-on for day trips around town or a first-class flight to grandma’s house.

While their small size makes them a great choice for a traveling companion (and accessories for Chihuahuas abound!). Remember that the Chihuahua is known for its confidence and tendency to rule the roost. It is the best dog to travel with.

3. There’s a Chihuahua for everyone

Most kennel clubs recognize two Chihuahua types. The long coat (also known as the longhaired Chihuahua) and the smooth coat (the shorthaired Chihuahua). However, within these two types, there are dozens of colors (such as chocolate, cream, and red) and markings (like masks, bridling, and spots) that are recognized for the breed.

In addition, Chihuahuas are known for either an “apple”-shaped or “deer”-shaped head. It makes for multiple combinations of Chi’s, each cuter than the next.

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With so many looks, you may need some assistance coming up with the perfect name to suit your Chi. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Why Chihuahuas are the best dogs
Why Chihuahuas are the best dogs

4. Chihuahuas love accessories

Love to shop for dog apparel? You may have found your match! Chihuahuas are known to shiver or tremble when cold, scared, or excited.

So it’s recommended that you dress your Chi for the weather, particularly if the forecast calls for cold weather or rain. It’s a perfect excuse to accessorize!

5. Chihuahuas are small but mighty

Even though the Chihuahua is a toy breed, they can be high-energy, so prepare yourself for some zoomies! Unlike larger dogs, however, they’re easy to exercise and can even be exercised indoors. Like all dogs, an exercised Chi is a happy Chi.

So, meeting your Chihuahua’s exercise needs is important. When properly exercised and socialized, they’re fantastic companion dogs. That is why so many have a soft spot for their big and loving personalities.

6. They’re always ready to learn

Chihauhuas’ high energy levels can equate to great training results in the proper settings. Their eagerness to learn and please can help you to raise a wonderful companion dog. Chi’s thrive on positive reinforcement, which can help tame some of the more common issues Chihuahua owners report, such as barking, aggression, and resource guarding.

Whether you’re the proud owner of your first Chihuahua or have danced this cha-cha before, Chi owners are not shy about sharing their love for these tiny dogs. For all of the reasons above—we have to agree! Absolutely, Chihuahuas are the best!

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