Chihuahua’s are known to be the moodiest dogs compared to other small animal breeds. They are also the hardest to train. Once a Chihuahua has a habit, good or bad, it is very hard to break them from that habit. Many owners of this breed believe that the Chihuahua listens and understands the owner when he is talking to or about the dog.
The expressions and gestures that a Chihuahua makes are what owners believe are the dogs way of communicating back. A Chihuahua will form its own personal language with a owner who is willing to pay attention to the Chihuahua and what he is doing.
Chihuahua’s are also very comical dogs. They have their own tricks that they will make up on their own and they love to sing. Some Chihuahua’s will sing whenever their owners start singing and others will sing to certain songs or sounds in their environment. Some Chihuahua’s have been known to lay on their back and put their paws over their eyes and play peek-a-boo. Or other weird tricks when on their back, like pray for instance.
This breed is also very protective of their owner, people in their family, or other animals in the house hold. A Chihuahua will bark and growl at new people introduced to him until the dog knows the person is safe to be around. The dog also does not like little kids. This is because a child has such sporadic movements without much thought. A dog can since what a human is going to do before the human performs the action. With kids, it is hard for a Chihuahua to pick up what the child is going to do. Which frustrates the dog and makes him vicious to the child.
With this said, a Chihuahua is good with older children and calm, gentle children. A Chihuahua is also very social if offered the opportunity when a puppy. It is highly recommended to socialize a Chihuahua in his puppy year so that it will be calmer as an adult.
Chihuahuas love to hangout with other breeds of dog. Many people assume that a Chihuahua only cares to hang out with other Chihuahuas but it has been proven that Chihuahuas enjoy hanging out with other breeds as well. Chihuahuas get along with larger breed dogs because a Chihuahua believes that he is as big as the other breeds if not bigger.
Chihuahua’s are a very complicated breed that has many twist and turns to it depending on that specific Chihuahua. They are not only difficult to train but also hard to have in an environment with small children in it. They are loving to their owners and enjoy listening to the owner speak to or about them, responding back with their face gestures.