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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!


Faye Brentnell

Tuesday 25th of October 2022

None of these, but I've been asked if mine are mean, or had people tell me chihuahuas are mean. Not any of mine!


Thursday 27th of October 2022

None of mine have ever been mean either.

Sunday 28th of August 2022

Cathy, I pray that you will prevail over your medical problems. I have followed your blog since adopting a chihuahua terrier mix Sissy on 7/5/2018. Mary Peabody


Sunday 28th of August 2022

Thank you Mary! Prayers are appreciated.

Julie Cameron

Wednesday 24th of August 2022

A large boofy bikie once called my chi a rat, I was not impressed, so I said back to him, what are you, a keg on wheels? That shut him up.


Wednesday 24th of August 2022

LOL, love that!


Wednesday 24th of August 2022

Some one said to me 'What did you cross your dog with to get that? It was the 'that' which annoyed me most. My gorgeous long haired red boy, Frodo, weighs a very health 3.5 pounds; would take on a Great Dane and is a the life and soul of our house. A DOG in every way. Lee Kent


Wednesday 24th of August 2022

I think I would have answered with something crazy like his mom was a chihuahua, his dad was a Tazmanian devil.

sandra bradshaw

Tuesday 23rd of August 2022

even in New Zealand we are often deeply offended by that remark that our adorable chis are little rats. We give a truthful answer to this remark without offending the cynic. In saying that, the chi. breed has become very popular here, even our macho men own them but say it is their wife or child's pet. Love the photos of your happy pets. Not surprised to hear you are a website designer, your... I love chis... website is the best website I have come across, many thanks.


Tuesday 23rd of August 2022

Thanks Sandra! I love that the men in NZ love chis!