Our part one article with the first five fun facts about Chihuahuas might have made you seriously consider getting a new puppy for your household. To really convince you to add a new member to your household, we have finally returned with part two! Read on to discover all the perks and surprises that this breed has to offer with our top five fun facts that you didn’t know about Chihuahuas – check all of them out below!
Number Five: The Name
If you didn’t already know, the name “Chihuahua” is actually the name of a Mexican state. Depictions of dogs that looked just like this breed were found in artistic paintings and carvings on pots when the region was excavated by archaeologists, so they named the breed for the resemblance.
Number Four: The Original Name
Although, they didn’t always receive their name from the Mexican territory. In early America, people had issues with the spelling, pronunciation, and origin of the title “Chihuahua”. So instead, they were simply known as the Arizona Dog.
Number Three: Yo Quiero Taco Bell
Remember the Taco Bell Chihuahua? He is possibly one of the most iconic fast food mascots in history. Why they got rid of him, we will never know; he worked wonders in improving the sales of both the fast food chain and the dog breed for 15 years. If you didn’t already know, his name was Gidget.
Number Two: The Coat
Many people are under the impression that this breed only appears in a single color: brown. However, this simply isn’t so. You can find Chihuahuas in almost any natural color, including brown, white, grey, and black. In fact, they can be found in more colors and patterns that any of breed (save for collies).
Number One: Chihuahuas – The Creative Side
Chihuahuas have always been a beloved breed for their unique nature and petite appearance. These dogs can be seen in artwork on posts dating as far back as 300 BCE, and even in renowned paintings from the Renaissance and Romantic periods. We hope you enjoyed reading about the top 10 fun facts you didn’t know about chihuahuas!