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20 Things only Chihuahua owners understand

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Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

Chihuahuas are simultaneously the sweetest and most frustrating little dogs you can own. And the only people who really understand how that's possible are other Chihuahua owners.

1. They may be small, but you never want to mess with a Chihuahua

Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

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2. Little dog syndrome is totally a real thing

Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

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3. They will always play the "get my hand" game, even if they never once catch it

Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

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4. They need a lot of exercise, or they can get hyper

Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

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5. They are willing to pee in the house if it rains

Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

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6. In fairness, if you looked like this when you were wet…

Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

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7. They get themselves into, ahem, some interesting situations

Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

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8. They really like to hang out with other Chihuahuas

Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

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9. They'll do whatever it takes to be the center of attention

Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

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10. Unlike a lot of dogs, they enjoy playing dress-up

Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

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11. "Yo quiero Taco Bell" is only funny so many times

Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

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12. They love to play with their humans

Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

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13. But they don't mind just chilling out sometimes

Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

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14. Chihuahuas must be inside dogs — they want to be near you, and some can sunburn

Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

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15. They totally pick favorites

Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

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16. They can be a little clingy — some won't let their favorite owner out of sight

Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

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17. They really don't like strangers, though

Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

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18. They think they're way bigger than they are

Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

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19. They're notoriously tough to train

Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

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20. But it's totally worth it

Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

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Some things you can only understand if you've owned a Chihuahua

Sources: PetChiDog.com, YourPureBredPuppy

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