Sunday, 3 January 2010

The Chihuahua...


(introducing: "Max"... too adorable for words :)


Had a visit the other day from my friend Maike and she brought her sister's Chihuahua with here. I simply ADORE this dog! It has a great "personality" and today I looked up the characteristics of its breed and they fit like a glove ;)

Characteristics:

With its big eyes, big ears, and bigger-than-life attitude, the Chihuahua is the epitome of cocky canine in a petite package. In other words, this pint-sized pet is master of his universe and fears nothing, characteristics that make him a most suitable pet for some people and the worst possible choice for others.


Temperament:

The official AKC standard for the breed describes the Chihuahua as “A graceful, alert, swift-moving little dog with saucy expression, compact, and with terrier-like qualities of temperament.” However, some Chihuahuas carry “saucy” and “terrier-like” to extremes and are grumpy, haughty, or downright nasty when provoked – and provocation may come easy.

The tendency to be temperamental, a reputation for being suspicious of everyone but his owner, and a clannish dislike of any breed but his own makes the Chihuahua an unsuitable pet for households with small or boisterous children. On the other hand, he may be perfect for an elderly couple or individual, for a pet owner who loves to pamper, those who live in apartments, and those on limited incomes.


LOL... I love the idea of a "grumpy" dog. But seriously.... look at Max. Does it look as if he can be grumpy???? ;)

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