Fun facts about Chihuahuas you may not know.
Chihuahuas are the smallest dogs with the biggest brain-to-body ratio. Still, these little pint-size pups have a heart that is larger than life with so much love to give to their family.
In honor of International Chihuahua Appreciation Day (May 14th), here are some fun facts for Chihuahuas lovers to enjoy.
This blog is about fun facts about Chihuahuas you may not know.
Fun Facts About Chihuahuas
Chihuahuas are snobs with the company they keep.
Chihuahuas have a “mean girls” side of their personality. They would rather spend time with other Chihuahuas instead of different dog breeds.
If not properly socialized, this “mean girls” attitude presents with a display of aggression towards other dog breeds. It gives these little dogs a bad reputation.
You got a long-time friend with a Chihuahua.
Chihuahuas have one of the longest life spans in the canine world, with an average life of 12-15 years.
Although not common, some Chihuahuas have been known to live up to 20 years.
Chihuahuas are on permanent watch.
Despite their size, Chihuahuas are pretty good watchdogs thanks to their phenomenal sense of hearing and hypervigilance.
Suppose a Chihuahua senses a disturbance in the force. In that case, they have no shame in their barking game to sound the alarm to alert their humans.
A Chihuahua loves a good game of fetch.
Believe it or not, Chihuahuas have a natural-born instinct to retrieve and love to play fetch with just about anything you throw.
There’s a name for that long hair on Chihuahuas.
For long-haired Chihuahuas, the long hair has names.
The long hair on the tip of their ears is called “Fringe,” the long hair on their legs is called “Furnishings,” and the long fluffy hair on their tail is called “Plume.”
Love and loyalty is a Chihuahua’s middle name.
Chihuahuas are fiercely loyal and loving to their humans, often picking one human out of their family as their favorite.
They love nothing more than to be with their human, whether it’s on the go or curled up on their lap on the couch.
If their human passes away, Chihuahuas take the loss very hard and have been known to die of a broken heart.
Chihuahuas have their smarty pants on.
A little-known fact about Chihuahuas, they are super smart and easy to train with positive reinforcement.
Thanks to their high level of intelligence, some Chihuahuas participate in agility courses and high-level obedience training.
Shout out to all these little pups living their best pint-size life.
There’s so much more to learn about Chihuahuas, but now you know some fun facts about this tiny breed.