Hot Dog! No, no, your eyes do not deceive you. This isn’t a Dachshund (or Doxie if you rather), it’s a Chihuahua! You know, from south of the border. This uniquely Mexican dog is well-known to many in the rest of the world as the Taco Bell dog, or Paris Hilton’s purse beast. Despite those ignominious roles, the Chihuahua has a pretty impressive pedigree. It originated in Mexico a good 1400 years before the Spanish arrived, which means it probably even predates the Mayans (yes, those Mayans who supposedly prophesied the end of the world in December 2012). These pint-sized pups are fiercely loyal to their humans, and get really cliquish with other Chihuahuas. “Yeah, that’s right, we’re tiny but we’re tough. Don’t mess with us, you big dogs!” Or…pretty much anybody else that gets on this doggy’s doo-doo list. Those tiny little mouths are full of tiny little needle-sharp teeth. Ouch!
Now that you know a little bit about these pint sized fuzzbutts, you can take one of our fun quizzes for kids about the Chihuahua.
Here are the questions for this animal video…
Q1. What is the life expectancy of a Chihuahua?
Q2. Are Chihuahua’s easy to train?
Q3. Where did Chihuahua’s originate from?
If you are looking for an awesome Chihuahua stuffed animal, we may have the perfect one for you in our Dogs category. Be sure to check out all the snuggle buddies, until you find your new BFF (Best Fuzzy Friend).