Wynston has made me the luckiest dog mom in the world. He’s the extra most bestest Chihuahua to ever exist. Okay, I may be slightly biased, but he’s truly my heart dog. I often wonder if I’ll adopt another Chihuahua after Wynston, because I feel like he’s one of a kind. He’s taught me that Chihuahuas, although tiny and portrayed poorly in the media, are delightful, loving, dedicated dogs. I personally think Chihuahuas are the best dogs ever, and here I explain why.
Reasons Why Chihuahuas Are The Best Dogs Ever
Before adopting Wynston in 2012 I didn’t know anything about Chihuahuas. But eight years later, I’ve learned that they are an incredibly underestimated breed. I believe Chihuahuas are the best dogs ever because of these reasons:
Provide loyal companionship.
Chihuahuas are one of the most loyal breeds out there. Why? Because that’s literally what they were bred to do. Chihuahuas were originally bred to provide their humans with companionship, and they have never lost this trait. Chihuahuas, though small, are committed guard dogs who prefer to shadow their favorite human at all times.
Thrive in any size home.
Whether you live in a mansion, tiny home, apartment or RV, Chihuahuas will thrive. This small breed doesn’t need much space to exercise and enjoy life. As long as they are with their human, Chihuahuas will be happy!
They make great family or single person dogs.
Are you a single person, or do you have a family of five? Chihuahuas are great dogs for any family situation. Although Chihuahuas tend to gravitate toward one person, they can be great family dogs. Just remember to teach your children to respect a dog’s boundaries, as Chihuahuas can easily get hurt or overwhelmed due to their small stature.
Easy to travel with.
Chihuahuas are easy to travel with because they are small! Wynston is a pro traveler. He can fit on an airplane or in any car without issues. And if necessary, you can just pick up your pup and carry them anywhere! Some dog-friendly hotels have weight limits, but you won’t have to worry about that with a Chi.
Enjoy being lazy OR active.
Want to lay on the couch and binge watch Netflix for five hours? Feeling the need to go on a hike? Chihuahuas are happy to do either! Wynston has hiked several miles and competed in agility, and he also loves being lazy. It’s the best of both worlds.
Playful but don’t require a ton of exercise.
Chihuahuas are extremely playful dogs, and a short game of fetch can easily wear them out. This feisty breed doesn’t require a ton of exercise to stay happy and healthy, and they can get plenty of exercise in a small home with a game of tug. It’s nice that you don’t have to run five miles with this breed in order to tire them out.
Chihuahuas are the smallest AKC recognized breed, and they live the longest. Generally, the smaller the dog breed, the longer they live. Chihuahuas can live upwards of 16 years! Dogs already don’t live long enough, but at least Chihuahuas have the longest lifespan of them all.
Fairly low maintenance.
Overall, Chihuahuas are fairly low maintenance. They don’t need strenuous exercise or weekly baths, and they are less expensive to take care of due to their tiny size. Even if they get injured or slow down as they age, dog moms can just swoop up their canine companion and carry them or use a dog stroller.
I love being a dog mom to a Chihuahua. The breed brings me endless joy, and Wynston will forever hold a piece of my heart. What is your favorite dog breed?