Most people are under the impression that Chihuahuas are little dogs. It's true they are small in size, but their size is the only thing small about the breed. I've owned and been around larger breeds most of my life. But I
have never seen a breed with a bigger heart. Or a bigger ego! Everything these little kamikazes do is big. When they get into trouble, it's big. When they give loyalty or affection, it's big. It's ironic that the smallest breed of dog doesn't do anything small.
The Chihuahua is an animal I respect for its big qualities. This breed doesn't do anything half way. Every day is lived to the fullest. Every meal is eaten like it's the last. Play time holds nothing back. The Chihuahua lives hard, plays hard and gives everything it has. It may eat 1/4th of the food a "real" dog eats, but it has a bark of 3 real dogs.
I have seen the proof of what I am saying here. I have seen a dog the size of a kitten with a room full of big dogs all submissive. The proof the Chihuahua is a big dog is as simple as seeing the respect it normally gets from bigger dogs.
Our black cat, which isn't scared of any one animal (or human) on the face of the Earth, runs when he sees more than one Chihuahua coming at him. This is the same cat that once scared a Labrador into knocking over our coffee table. The last time the cat came in to the living room, he gave me a look like "I'm not scared of these things." He strutted right up into the entire pack, turned around and gave me a look like "OH SH%T SAVE ME FROM THESE THINGS!!!" as he ran out the door. Now he very quietly peeks when he's in the house, though he does still taunt them from behind the sliding glass door.