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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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Saturday 6th of March 2021

Chihuahuas are so far from dumb! My 1st and only chihuahua (Serena) is so damn smart. I have always had large dogs, but when my daughter bought me a 9oz dog from Mexico I treated and trained her just like any other dog. First I taught her numerous tricks then I taught her obedience (she has her title and has won obedience shows). Then I got into agility. She is in Master classes and has numerous titles. She also has her AKC Trick Title, her CGC title-canine good citizen, her CGCA title-canine good citizen advanced title, her trick title and her obedience title. Sooooooo, don't ever think that Chihuahua's are dumb, only owners are dumb (or to lazy to take the time to train them!) Serena is 3 1/2 lb bundle of love, joy and intelligence!


Saturday 6th of March 2021

I don't either. I think some people confuse stubbornness (which chis can be) for stupidity.

Janet Lowe

Friday 25th of September 2020

I have two short haired chis who I love dearly! I am so tired of people calling them rats & ankle biters and asking "what good are they." Ignorant people...


Sunday 27th of September 2020

Yep, they are very ignorant!

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.