Home » Home and Family » Pets

Why People Prefer Chihuahuas Over Other Dogs?

May 17, 2008
As the smallest breed of dogs, Chihuahuas have been gaining increasing popularity. Spotted everywhere from the beaches of Miami to the bustling metropolis of London and New York, these dogs have also been adopted by the likes of celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Sandra Bullock and Hilary Duff.

Why the popularity of the Chihuahua amongst canine lovers? Cited on top of the list is the size of the average Chihuahua. At a full grown height between 6 to 9 inches and an average weight of between 2 to 6 lbs in weight, Chihuahuas make portable pets. With the increase in travel amongst city dwellers, the portability of the Chihuahua translates to greater ability amongst canine lovers to bring their dogs with them wherever they go. In fact, it is not surprising to spot Chihuahuas on planes, in spas and shopping malls. The small size of Chihuahuas also means cheaper feeding costs and a smaller living space required. Comparatively, the height and weight of a full grown Chihuahua amounts to only the height and weight of puppies belonging to other breeds of dogs. Given this, it is not difficult to see why Chihuahuas are more popular as pets compared to other dogs given their mobility.

Chihuahuas enjoy appeal among canine lovers due to their unique characteristics. Each Chihuahua has a unique personality compared to others. Few generalizations can be made about the personalities of Chihuahuas except that they are fiercely loyal and devoted to their owners and can be gentle and loving. Most Chihuahuas are lively and fearless, never in fear of strangers or human contact. Some however, might be suspicious and jealous towards strangers. Affection towards their owners varies in most instances. While most Chihuahuas tend to display their affection towards one particular person in a family, there are also instances where Chihuahuas display affection to the family on a collective basis.

Chihuahua appearances on the big screen and its popularity amongst celebrities have also contributed to its increasing popularity. Free publicity has been given to the Chihuahua since Xavier Cugat appeared with his Chihuahua on television in the 1930s and 1940s. The adoption of the Chihuahua by Paris Hilton and Britney Spears in recent times has resulted in an increased sustenance of an already large Chihuahua population in the United States. Indeed the diary of Hilton's Chihuahua, Tinkerbell, has received much coverage by the media, resulting in another bout of publicity for the Chihuahua to the public.

However, Chihuahua training is necessary. It is a well known fact that smaller dogs tend to have fiery tempers, and the Chihuahua is no exception given its small size. A Chihuahua pup requires training as an insurance that it would not become a nuisance or even a danger to the owner's family when it is full grown. Of primary importance is the need for potty and housebreaking training in order to ensure a certain level of discipline. Equally important too is the need to educate it to prevent confrontations with other dogs. Given the fiery temper of the Chihuahua and its complete ignorance of its small size, confrontations between Chihuahuas and other dogs often result in injuries for the Chihuahua.

On average, Chihuahuas make great pets given its unique characteristics, small size, and lively nature. With adequate training and the right amount of restrain, it is not difficult to see why Chihuahuas are popular today relative to other dogs.
About the Author
Clarence Clark is an avid Chihuahua dog lover providing valuable advice at http://www.chihuahuatime.com for fellow chihuahua dog lovers. Where he shares chihuahua info and training tips with Chihuahua lovers worldwide. Click Here to gain FREE access to this Chihuahua networking website.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 102
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources