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Weird Things Chihuahuas Do

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All of us who own chihuahua dogs know just how special they are. In many ways they seem so different from other dogs, it’s hard to think of them as dogs.

I know mine keep me totally entertained by their funny antics. Lucas will come over and start scratching my arm when he wants my attention and if I continue to ignore him, he head butts my arm until I pick him up.

Then he will lay his head on my shoulder like a baby.  This is more sweet than weird.

Lucy haas decided she is the official washer of her brothers’ ears. I know a lot of dogs do this but Lucy will pin her brothers down with her paws, sit on top of them and go at those ears until they are good and clean.

Sometimes she will continue and wash their whole face. Lucas and Ziggy actually seem to enjoy this daily ritual. But she continues to keep them pinned down until she’s done.

I asked other chihuahua owners what weird and funny things their chihuahuas do and here are some of the answers I got.

 

Bedtime Antics

 

  • Angela Labozzetta’s chihuahua Paco (who has passed) liked to sleep on her head. My Lucas does this too.
  • Sandy Petrie says   “Kali likes to dig my feet out from under my blanket. If they are tucked in tight she gets really upset. She grabs onto them and doesn’t stop until they are good and clean.  I’ve never had a dog do that.
     
    The other crazy thing is that she jumps off the cupboards while I am getting her food ready.  She doesn’t stop until I move toward the spot where I feed her.  She does several spins and makes a weird sound I’ve never heard from an animal before.  I put her bowl down and she looks at me with her toothy grin until I say “ok.”

2 photos one of a chihuahua asleep under covers the other standing on a plaid blanket

  • Kyla says her Bentley has taken it upon himself to make sure all the cats are off the bed when she comes to bed, It’s like he wants to make sure she has room to get in. Then he stands there, wagging his tail, all proud of himself while she gets in bed. Then cats are welcome to get back on the bed.

Bentley the chihuahua

  • Shannon Thomas says “My 10 year old chihuahua, Lilly, jumps up onto my bed. When I tell my fur-babies that it’s “time to go beddy-byes” she burrows in under my covers, turns herself around, and lays on her back with her head on my pillow. So  she gets herself all tucked-in! Every single night! It’s such a wonderful thing to climb into bed next to. She sends me to sleep smiling, for sure!”

Lilly the chihuahua tucked in bed

 

  • Deanna Alexander’s boys like to sleep head to head. How cute!

2 chihuahuas sleeping head to head

Being Vocal

  • Ethel says “When I watch TV and there is music background Mia stands up and howls until I hit mute button.” 
  • Maria Val Miñambres-Walker says “Every time we facetime with our grandsons, 3 and 2, our chi, Micki, gets jealous and starts howling, starts low and it keeps getting louder, it is funny.”
  • Vanessa Ann says Big Rocco Vincenzo cries like a baby when I ask him if he is my baby.

Big Rocco Vincenzo the chihuahua

  • Park Akela says “My chi Rose brings me toys and if i dont throw it she will cry. She also barks at me to put on an outfit and she likes to pick which one.

Rose the chihuahua

  • Katelyn Boudreau says “Believe it or not my dog Sunny who is of course a chichi makes a funny sound that resembles a dolphin noise LOL.”

Meal Time

  • Mary says “My chi comes to me right after she eats. She jumps up to my shoulder and I remind her to clean her teeth and she starts cleaning them by using her tongue. I am patting her back and I tell her to give me a burp. And sure enough she will give me a burp. Sometimes a loud one and sometimes more of a silent one. Then she gets down! We been doing this for a couple of years or more.”
  • Vicky Gongola Nelson says “Each feeding, Cheech’s bowl is in front of a chair, which is against a wall. When I put his food bowl down, he goes under the chair, around one of the legs, then around to his bowl to eat. He could walk right directly to the bowl from the front, nothing is in his way.”
  • William Guess says “He will only drink out of a very small plastic bowl we have, NOTHING else! He will NOT eat out of a bowl, only off the floor! He doesn’t like walking on tile floors and won’t walk on wood floors! At 9:00 he’s ready to pee, and go to bed, whether you are or not! He basically lives on the love seat, with his brother!”
  • Debbie St. Jock Levesque says “My chi, Fawny, attacks the spoon when I give her yogurt. She shows teeth and all while trying to eat the yogurt.” Wonder what’s that about?

Silly Antics

  • Sindie  says her Chi Izabella will show her butt on command.
  • Teresa Badgley says “We take her hamburger for walks.”  

chihuahua walking with toy hamburger in mouth

  • This one cracks me up. Andi Hidalgo Peterson says “Cocoa Bean and Fonzie battle it out to to get “the spot” in front of the vent all the time. Cocoa refused to move, and got a face full of dog butt.”

2 chihuahuas

  • Christina Jones says “Maggie Mae Moonshine sings when she hears songs of praise or a female singing on the telly.”

Maggie Mae Moonshine the chihuahua

  • Helen Rivest has a 10 year old chihuahua named Febe. You can see in the photo below what she likes to do.

Febe the chihuahua with pacifier in her mouth

  • Dawn Sones says her Charlie doesn’t like it when she talks.   “He will lean on my face to cover my mouth .  And when I hold him, he looks up and wants me to kiss his neck.”

Charlie the chihuahua

  • Kimberly Kings says “My little Theo get so excited when his “daddy” gets home from work that he grabs a toy and combat crawls across the carpet to him to play. When he’s had enough he puts his toy back in his bed. “
  • Suzanne Duncan says “My chi, Rory gets mad at me for taking him to the vet. When he gets home he runs upstairs and goes to bed.”
  • Denise Newby says “This is Fiona. She steals pacifiers for a living.”
Fiona the chihuahua with a pacifier in her mouth

Fiona the chihuahua

  • Brenda Elolf says “My little Beau sits square on his butt, and when I tell him to look at someone and say “I’m Batman!” he turns his face to whoever and does his Batman pose with a huge grin.”
Beau the chihuahua

Beau being “Batman”

  • Allison Skraba says “My chihuahua Gus always turns in circles but, only to the right. He is just like Derek Zoolander and cannot turn left.”
Gus the chihuahua

Gus

  • Dawn Pyatt says her Chihuahua Bambi likes to sniff her eyeballs. Too funny!
  • Allison Skraba says “My chihuahua Gus always turns in circles but, only to the right. He is just like Derek Zoolander and cannot turn left.”
  • Allison Skraba says “My chihuahua Gus always turns in circles but, only to the right. He is just like Derek Zoolander and cannot turn left.”
  • Dawn Pyatt says her Chihuahua Bambi likes to sniff her eyeballs. Too funny!
  • Loren Vinson says “Mine likes to put his nose up my nose and likes to howl like a coyote.”
  • Brenda Marlowe says “My Tater tot will do a tap dance when ready to go out side.” 

Tater Tot the chihuahua

  • Debbie Cameron says “Baby Love likes the movie  “Secret Life Of Pets Part One”.

chihuahua watching a movie

Showing Love

  • Leslie Nelle-Urinyi says “Suzie Q always sits on my shoulder.” Like a parrot. LOL.

Suzie Q sitting on a shoulder

  • Olivia Bănică  says “My Chi loves his brother from another mother. It’s a baby bunny and he always treats him like a puppy. The bunny doesn’t mind; he even jumps on his back. They are the weirdest couple ever.” How cute is this picture below.

chihuahua and bunny

  • Sheryl Myers says “My girl chi want a kiss on the cheek then turns her head for another kiss on the other side repetitively we call her the French kisser.”
  • Hailee Brady says her chi lays between me and her boyfriend. “She wants all the cuddles.”
  • chihuahua laying on her back
  • Kelly Tice says her Gidget gives her hugs by wrapping herself around Kelly’s neck.

Gidget the chihuahua

  • Julie A Rogers says “My baby will put her forehead against you when she wants love.” How sweet!

So what weird thing does your chihuahua do? Leave a comment and tell us!

 


Lynn Foley

Sunday 27th of August 2023

I have a six year old named Max.He has some quirky behaviors and I wonder if anyone else has experienced these or similar behaviors.When my husband or I get ready to head to the shower,Max throws an absolute fit complete with jumping, barking, and even biting at the bottom of the bathroom door. He settles down after we get in the shower, but just the mere mention of the word,shower, gets him going. It can get a bit stressful for me. I find myself trying to sneak to take a shower or get my husband to take him outside so I can take one. Any suggestions on how to deal with this behavior?

Cathy Bendzunas

Sunday 27th of August 2023

have you ever let them come in the bathroom while you take a shower? If so, what happens?

Kj

Saturday 22nd of July 2023

My Dobby walks to the front door to go outside spinning in circles as he walks. He also likes to steal my covers off of me . It’s a game we play. I have to tell him he can’t take his toys outside. He’s a little clown making us all laugh all the time.

Cathy Bendzunas

Saturday 22nd of July 2023

He sounds like a lot of fun!

Alicia

Thursday 6th of July 2023

When I give my chi Lucy a bone, she likes to bring it to her bed and will growl at anybody who comes close to it yet she never eats it.

Cathy Bendzunas

Thursday 6th of July 2023

She must be saving it for hard times. LOL

Scheryl

Thursday 11th of May 2023

My 10 year old deer head chi, Henry likes to put his head between his front legs upside down while pressing into me.its like he is about to do a summer Sault!Its his way of hugging. So cute! He also will eat perfectly shaped pie wedge portions from his kibble. I don't know how he does it!Sometimes he sleeps on his back with his arms extended straight up into the air!

Cathy Bendzunas

Thursday 11th of May 2023

That sounds adorable! You need to get a video of that and put it on YouTube.

Izzy

Saturday 22nd of April 2023

My Chihuahua Cinnamon barks when the doorbell rings. She sniffs the visitor and comes and sits next to me the entire visit. When the visitor leaves, she goes back to whatever she was doing before the doorbell rang. Cinnamon is 15 years old and still somewhat active.

Cathy Bendzunas

Saturday 22nd of April 2023

I wonder if she is guarding you.