Chihuahua Dogs - Chihuahua dog character

The Chihuahua has a big personality for such a tiny dog, they are an intelligent, happy little lap dog and can be possessive. In recent years with selective breeding they have become less aggressive and less noisy. They are still lively and can bark a lot, being especially vocal when strangers approach, and although small they may not be the best breed to have if you have very young children. Even though they are very small, they still try to show their authority with displays of aggression to things they are not familiar with, be it other dogs, strangers and sometimes when cross – their owner.