Are Chihuahuas Good for First-time Owners?

Yes, Chihuahuas are good for first-time owners. They’re playful, affectionate as well as incredibly loyal to their owners. They enjoy spending time with their family, whether playing energetically in the backyard or cuddling up on the sofa after a hard day. They can easily live in an apartment and need less exercise than many breeds.

However, if you’re considering bringing a Chihuahua as the first dog into a home with small children, the kids may need help understanding that although it’s a tiny dog, it’s not a doll or a toy, so they need to handle it gently. This will save the dog from inadvertent injury and prevent your Chihuahua from becoming stressed and defending itself.