What Were Chihuahuas Bred For?
Origins of These Little Dogs
Due to their involvement in religious rituals, the toltec civilization regarded these dogs as almost holy animals.
1. Holy Animal
2. Companion Dog
Chihuahuas were among the best-known companion animals back then, particularly in ancient Mexico.
3. Used For Food
Sadly, Chihuahuas were at a certain point bred for their nutritious values. Most of the Mayan sources of meat were from Chihuahuas.
4. Rat Hunter
Even while they make wonderful family pets, some individuals say Chihuahuas are even better at hunting tiny animals.
5. Guard Dogs
It might surprise you, but these tiny dogs are extremely vocal. They have a big heart and superhero mentality.
6. Herding Dog
Even though Chis were not exclusively bred for herding, they are very intelligent, and could be easily trained to be an ankle herder.
7. Perfect Lap Dog
Modern Chihuahuas are exclusively companion dogs, and sometimes even purse dogs, as we have seen in many movies.