I must admit, when I hear that we have a new chihuahua client, my first question is are they friendly? Chihuahuas can be little pistols, but they can also be sweetie pies. They are great companions and are fearless, brave, and extremely lively. They need a firm owner or they may be strong-willed without proper human leadership. They can be difficult to house break and some suffer from small dog syndrome. Because of this, they may not always be the best with children or people that they do not know. Despite all of these things, they are good little dogs for apartment life. The Chihuahua likes warm weather and dislikes the cold. They need space just like any other dog. Because they are small does not mean they can be kept in a very small area. Chihuahuas are the oldest breed in America and the smallest breed in the world. They originated in Mexico. If you are looking for a long lasting breed, they can live up to fifteen years or more. It may be tempting to carry these little guys around, but they need exercise, just like any other dogs. Daily walks are great and healthy for them. That’s where Gwinnett Pet Watchers comes in handy!