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9 Silly Questions People Ask About Chihuahuas

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The other day I was chatting with a lady in the doctor’s office waiting room. When she asked me what I did, I told her about my web design business and my chihuahua blog.

Then she asked me such a such a silly question that for a minute, I couldn’t even respond. I’ll tell you which her question is hers later in this post.

Thinking about the conversation later, I wondered what other stupid or silly questions people have asked about chihuahuas and decided to do a little research.

Check out our main post that showcases all our chihuahua fact articles!

Below are a list of 9 silly questions asked about chihuahuas. Check and see if you have heard any of these.

Are Chihuahuas Rats?

chihuahua with a rat

This is such an insult to our fur babies but the truth is, rats have been sold to people and the buyer thought they were buying a chihuahua puppy.

Can you believe that? I mean just look at the photo above of the chihuahua and the rat. Do they look like they could be the same animal? NO!

In the 1800’s many people believed rats were cross bred with dogs to make chihuahuas. Geez!

Which Beverly Hills Chihuahua Character Are You?

I think this question came from one of those Facebook quizes you see. I seem to remember seeing it before. 

I can’t imagine why anyone else would ask this question, can you?

By the way which Beverly Hills Chihuahua are you anyway?

Did a Chihuahua Eat His Owner?

This is the question the lady I talked to asked me. She said she would never own a chihuahua because she heard about one that ate their dead owner.

Apparently this has been asked by others too. In researching this, apparently it did happen in 2017.

A chi named Rumpelstiltskin ate his owner who had been dead for several weeks. I don’t blame the little guy. He was just trying to survive. 

You can read the whole story here.

Who Is The Chihuahua in Paw Patrol?

Cartoon chihuahua

I actually know this one since I have a 3 year old grandson who loves Paw Patrol. 

In case you are wondering what the heck is Paw Patrol, it’s a children’s cartoon on the Nickelodeon channel that’s geared towards toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Tracker is the name of the chihuahua on Paw Patrol and he is a recent addition to the crew of dogs on the show.

Can A Chihuahua Cure Asthma?

This question comes from an old wives tale in Victorian times that chihuahuas could cure asthma and other lung problems.

Not true of course. If it were I’d be cured of it because my chis love to sleep on top of me and I have asthma.

Will A Chihuahua Freeze To Death?

fawn long hair chihuahua in snow

 Well duh! Of course they will if you leave them outside in the cold. And they will freeze faster than other dog breeds because they are so sensitive to the cold.

Have Chihuahuas Been Used in Wartime?

chihuahua in military jacket

 I can’t imagine why anyone would wonder about this but it’s been asked by searchers on Google. 

I couldn’t find any instances of chihuahuas being used in war. 

Are Chihuahuas Real Dogs?

Hey just because they are tiny, that doesn’t mean they aren’t real dogs! Right? This is insulting to our little guys.

Why Are Chihuahuas So Dumb?

fawn chi puppy looking up

This one pisses me off. Chihuahuas are not dumb! 

I think people may be mistaking stubornness for stupidity. Chihuahuas can certainly be stubborn. They definitely have a mind of their own.

So what do you think about these questions? Has anyone ever asked you a silly or stupid question about chihuahuas? I’d love to hear it so let us know in the comments!


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Nancy La Forme Hasson

Saturday 28th of September 2019

I have an 8lb Chi and a dumb man asked “ What good is he “. I said just try to come near me. My little Poncho will give his life to protect me. What good are you. I do love my little man. He’s the BEST THING THAT EVER HAPENED TO ME. Lady was taking him to SPCA to have him put down cause he was too aggressive and no body wanted him. I’ve had him for about 4 yrs now and he’s my world. He follows me every where I go. He’s my heart ♥️


Saturday 28th of September 2019

What did you say back to him Nancy?


Saturday 27th of July 2019

Hi Cathy. My husband and I went to Niagara Falls with Lewis and Little Chris (you had them at the Chi of the week recently). As we walked, this man was looking at little Chris which is only 4 pounds and asked his lady companion: “Is that a Squirrel? I was so mad!!! A squirrel? Have you ever seen a small Chi???


Saturday 27th of July 2019

I'm sure he thought he was being incredibly funny. I think I'd tell him he needed glasses.

Joyce Russell

Sunday 23rd of June 2019

I adopted a little 2 year old Chi 5 months ago and we love each other! He was returned to the shelter several times for being too aggressive, we are working on that but is so lovable and really smart! On thing that does upset me when I have him out people will ask to pet him and I always explain his previous life as I know it, then they insist on moving toward him and he did bite one guy the other day(no broken skin)! Now who isn’t very smart?


Sunday 23rd of June 2019

LOL, yeah some people are a little thick in the head.

Monday 10th of June 2019

I loved this article. Did not know about the Chi who ate his owner. But if I died and no one else was around for weeks, I would want my chi to eat me ( as long as it would not make her sick). I have a neighbor boy who calls my chi "a burrito with chicken legs". She is a bit chubby, but so darn cute! Wish I could send a photo but I need to figure out how to do that. Keep up the great work. Momajo.


Monday 10th of June 2019

I agree about my dogs eating me if there were no other choice. A burrito with chicken legs. That's a new one.


Sunday 9th of June 2019

I haven't got one of those crazy insulting questions, but I got an insulting comment when asked what kind of dog I have. The comment, " Oh, those are nasty dogs!" As he gave me a nasty look. So who was really nasty here I thought, as I smiled and walked away. At that moment I wish I had the power to shrink him and let him live a day in a Chihuahua shoes. Perhaps then he could learn the difference between intimidation /fear, and nasty!


Monday 30th of September 2019

My sister has asthma and her doctor recommended to my mom that we get a chi that it would help her. We never had to bring her to the hospital for an emergency visit due to asthma after we got our chi. She still has asthma but no more attacks so bad as before.


Monday 30th of September 2019

My sister has asthma and her doctor recommended to my mom that we get a chi that it would help her. We never had to bring her to the hospital for an emergency visit due to asthma after we got our chi. She still has asthma but no more attacks so bad as before.


Sunday 9th of June 2019

Wow, people can be so rude!