Personality Traits & Trainability ★
Chihuahuas have an unfair reputation for being ‘yappy and snappy’ and this is in part due to their small stature which makes it tempting to treat them like toys; carrying them everywhere and making excuses for poor or even aggressive behaviour. If owners treat Chihuahuas like larger dogs and don’t let them get away with territorial or aggressive behaviours, just because they’re small, Chihuahuas make loyal, lively, affectionate companions with quirky personalities! Some Chihuahuas can be nervous of loud noises and unpredictable movements and so do not cope well in houses with young children. Chihuahuas are a fairly intelligent breed and can be trained through consistent positive reinforcement - treats and praise - to be obedient and well trained pooches!
As a very small breed, it does not take much to poison a Chihuahua so be very careful when leaving toxic items such as chocolate around. Genetically, Chihuahuas are prone to dysplasia, heart disease and eye problems.
Fun fact ❤
The Chihuahua has one of the largest colour combinations of any breed. Chihuahuas can come in virtually any colour combination imaginable!
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