As I was going through the internet, I came across the smallest dog breed in the world, which is called the Chihuahua. Apparently it is a highly clever and easily trained dog that makes a pleasant companion. The breed is thought to have originated in China - however it is named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua, where it initially came into prominence in the 1890’s. The Chihuahua’s size means it can be taken anywhere, making it the perfect lap dog.
However people should be reminded that although a Chihuahua may fit into a handbag, it is not a fashion accessory. This cute little breed requires exercise as much as any larger dog. Domineering by nature, the Chihuahua is also an outstanding watchdog and is prepared to stand up for itself even if the opponent is much bigger. As sweet as the Chihuahua may look, it is generally unsuitable for homes with small children, especially if they are not patient and calm, because ill tempered Chihuahuas can be easily provoked to attack.