Chihuahua adorably wraps herself in favorite blanket
Dogs are quirky creatures and the one thing that they all have in common is adhering to a regular routine. Just like the child who loves to hear their favorite bedtime story, animals have certain nightly rituals before going down for the night. This recently rescued Chihuahua named Dixie has the run of the house during the day, but prefers to sleep in her crate at night. It makes her feel safe and secure and possibly it's a throwback to the dog den of her ancestors. Anyone who owns a Chihuahua knows that they love to burrow under a nice soft blanket and this dog is no exception. This dogs owner instructs her to wrap herself up in a blanket in preparation for a cool night and the dog follows her command right on cue. It's so cute!
Chihuahuas can be traced back to an ancient breed called the Techichi which were kept by the Toltec people in Mexico in the 9th century A.D. They are a lively and intelligent breed and are extremely social. They are always up for meeting new people and travelling to exciting places. They are a very hardy breed and quite long-lived. It is not unusual for a Chihuahua to reach the age of 15 to 20 years when well cared for. They form a very strong bond with their owners and like most dogs are very protective. They can be prone to a little jealousy at times so if you own more than one, be sure to give them equal attention.
Due to their compact size they seem to fit in anywhere. They do well in apartment life or a regular sized home. They are not fussy animals and home is wherever they hang their leash. All they care about is having you within their sights 24/7. They love to go for walks or just hang out watching TV on the couch. You will never feel lonely with a cute Chihuahua by your side. Some dogs of this breed have earned the reputation of being yappy, but that has more to do with the training that they have received. A well socialized dog will not exhibit these negative behaviors.
Generally speaking, these dogs are of a very happy temperament. They are comical. entertaining and learn tricks with ease. One thing for sure is that they are literally brimming with personality. A whole industry exists in the area of clothing for these dogs. You will often see people walking them around town in adorable customized outfits and the Chihuahua seems to thrive on the attention it receives from the public. I'm sure that you've seen these dogs in airports with their sweet little faces poking out of their customized carry-on bags. They have been used in the advertising industry with great success.
Are you the owner of a Chihuahua? We would love to hear about your experiences with this particular breed. Is your dog sassy or placid? Does it have any funny quirks or rituals that it adheres to? We would love to hear your thoughts, Feel free to comment below and please share this clip with your friends.