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