Chihuahuas get a bad reputation as being noisy little ankle biters that are good for little other than carrying around in a purse. I have a Chihuahua though, and can say from personal experience that these little dogs are excellent pets and friends.
No Yard? No Problem.
Because of their small size, Chihuahuas don’t need the extensive amount of exercise that other breeds need. My Chihuahua gets sufficient exercise simply by running around inside the house and playing with his toys.
If you live in an apartment building or have a home with no yard, a Chihuahua might be the perfect dog breed for you. Of course, your Chihuahua will still enjoy a nice outdoor walk on a leash.
According to WebMD, Chihuahuas can live 15 years or more. Mine is showing no signs of slowing down at 8 years old. Compare the Chihuahua’s life span to that of a much larger dog, the Great Dane. Great Danes only live approximately 6-8 years, according to Cesar’s Way.
Adopt a Chihuahua and you’ll be able to have more years with your pet. You can keep your beloved friend and postpone the heartache that comes with a pet’s death.
Chihuahuas are very affectionate and devoted dogs. They love nothing more than cuddling under some warm blankets with their favorite person. On any given evening, my Chihuahua can be found hanging out on one of my family members’ lap.
A Chihuahua is an excellent breed choice for anyone wanting a dog that enjoys physical affection.
You’ll find yourself making fewer trips to the grocery store to purchase dog food as a Chihuahua owner than you will as the owner of a larger dog. Chihuahuas don’t require as much food because of their small size. You can save money on dog food by choosing a Chihuahua over a larger dog.
Chihuahuas also don’t need professional grooming as other breeds such as the Poodle and Schnauzer do. Short-haired Chihuahuas require very minimal grooming — a bath every week or so will do. Long-haired Chihuahuas should be brushed a couple of times per week in addition to a bath, but still do not need professional grooming. Dog groomers’ bills add up, so having a dog that doesn’t need professional grooming is a great way to save money.