When it comes to glassy, puppy-dog eyes, Chihuahuas are kings. The smallest dog breed recognized by the American Kennel Club, these cute canines are impressionable and intelligent creatures that quickly pick up on their owners’ traits. As a result, committing to a Chihuahua can be a choose-your-own-adventure-style undertaking.
This bitty breed has been a top pop cultural pick for years (think: Paris Hilton, George Lopez, and of course, Taco Bell). Well suited to city life, these dogs have glittery personalities and love to be pampered. Perceptive and fast on the draw, this toy breed may be wee in size, but the Chihuahua personality certainly isn’t. Here are six Chihuahuas who never got the memo that they weigh less than a laptop.
The Chihuahua personality—a force to be reckoned with
Behold, the majestic Chihuahua in all its commanding glory—mess with this guy and he’ll mess with you.
Whether they’re hitting the pavement or tucked away in a tote, Chihuahuas are super easy to travel with because of their small size, but you’d never guess that based on this buddy’s swagger.
Never mind that this Chihuahua’s entire body is roughly the size of a Great Dane’s head—twelve-week-old Lilly is no pushover.
Chihuahuas are fiercely loyal animals and generally prefer the company of other Chihuahuas in lieu of different breeds, so they require a lot of patience and aren’t always the best breed for families. However, if you’re willing to put in the time, Chihuahuas make fantastic companions for apartment dwellers and people with on-the-go lifestyles.
You show ‘em, Paco! This Chihuahua is a no nonsense, stand-up kind of dog.
What happens when a baby tiger and a Chihuahua meet nose to nose? Find out below! Spoiler alert—it’s adorable.
Though most household objects trump these pint sized powerhouses in mass, nothing gets between these dogs and a good time. Innately curious, Chihuahuas are always on the prowl for the next adventure…but they’re also perfectly content curling up between the cushions of the couch when the time is right.
This dog’s bark can stop traffic and probably even fell a full grown water buffalo—all things you would have underestimated based on its diminutive size.