Everyone has an opinion about this breed yet here is the real low-down according to Your Pure Breed Puppy:
“Chihuahuas are comical, entertaining, and loyal little dogs. They are absolutely brimming with personality – often a quirky and eccentric personality unmatched by any other breed.
Other than that generalization, Chihuahuas are extremely variable. You can find individuals who are lively or placid. Bold or timid. Feisty or mellow. Confident or nervous. Stubborn or eager to please.
How a Chihuahua turns out depends very much on the genetic temperament of his parents and grandparents. In other words, entire lines of Chihuahuas are social or antisocial. If you bring home an individual who has inherited genes for a bad temperament…. well, let’s just say that’s not a wise thing to do unless you’re prepared to live with an unstable dog. Socialization and training often can’t overcome bad genes in a Chihuahua.
But socialization and training ARE still extremely important! As long as your Chihuahua has inherited genes for a normal temperament, how you raise him will determine how he turns out.”
So in the end what truly matters is how you raise your pup. Make sure that they are prepped for life with us as our friends at Better Dog do.