Who can resist a cute 3 kg pocket rocket with pointy bat ears and big eyes? The Chihuahua is one of the smallest dog breeds in the world. You wouldn't think so, but they are brave, active, sensible dogs that require lots of exercise. Think of them as a Rottweiler in a tiny body!
Their small size and cute looks make them a popular dog breed, and they are often seen nowadays as a fashion accessory - carried around in handbags and treated like a soft toy.
Unfortunately Chihuahuas do not enjoy this type of treatment. They need a minimum of two hours' exercise a day in order to be happy. If Chihuahuas do not get the exercise they need, they can easily turn into annoying aggressive-sounding barkers.
Chihuahuas can be great apartment dogs, due to their size. They will also sound like a beefy watchdog protecting you and your pack when visitors come to the door!
|Life expectancy:||10-18 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Low|