The Smallest Dogs Breed in the World

Yes, you are correct; we are talking about the Chihuahua! Those tiny little cuties...
it doesn't matter if they are long or short haired, dark or lightly colored...they are
cute and tend to be preferred by families with children, single women and people
who live in urban settings.

It's easy to understand why urban folk tend to prefer the company of Chihuahuas...
these dogs are small and don't require a lot of open space to be happy.

They like to cuddle in small little cubby holes, which means that apartment living is
not a problem.

In addition, because of their small size, they don't require long and time consuming walks, which can be a problem for people who live in large metropolitan cities.

Children with families tend to like them for a variety of reasons, but one that stands out is hygiene - because of their generally short hair, it makes it very difficult for parasites and bacterial infections to lodge in the dog's fur and go undetected. Hence they are a healthy choice for families with young children.

Also, children tend to love these dogs. They love dressing them up (although the dog may not be a particular fan of this practice), they love playing with them, and they love showing them off to their friends...if you've ever had a Chihuahua, then you know that they are instant attention getters - because they are so cute and so small, and also because they often look like toys.

Keep in mind, however, that although they are considered good with children, these dogs tend to prefer the company of grownups. It is highly possible for the dog to lose patience around children.

As far as size is concerned, these dogs can reach a maximum height of around 20 cm and a weight of approximately 1.5 to 2 kilos. Their color can vary from brown through silver to white, with just about every combination in between possible. When it comes to character, the Chihuahua is a very graceful and funny dog, with a highly developed intellect. It is very loyal to its owners, also proud and sometimes jealous of the attention given to other dogs or people.

Despite its small size, they can be really stubborn and hard to train. This is because during the training a Chihuahua will also want to train you! Again despite its small size, Chihuahuas often act aggressively towards other animals - even if the animal is much larger, and even if the Chihuahua is actually afraid of it.

To summarize - if you are looking for a small dog with an interesting character, a dog that will never bore you, a dog that can be tough on the outside and playful and loving on the inside, a Chihuahua is a good choice.