It's hard to explain to even a dog owner. Many people only see one side of the coin: an ill-tempered, yappy little dog. But what the owners see is a fiercely-loyal companion: small in stature but huge in spirit, and very protective.
The people who take the time and the patience to get to know a Chihuhua are usually rewarded with an amazing dog. They have more personality than other breeds I've had or known. Not to mention cheap to feed and easy to clean up after.
But getting a Chihuahua as a first dog wasn't something that immediately came to my mind even having seven of them at one point. The more I think about it, though, the more I agree that they can be a great first dog with a few caveats:
|Everyone else called him Tank, but for whatever reason, he just seemed like a "Lenny" to me. He loved children.|
The Chihuahua is my favorite breed of dog. They're as high maintenance as children, but I wouldn't change a thing. It's just that I didn't know what I was getting into when I said "sure, get a couple Chihuahuas!"