This Mexican breed will stick by your side to the very end — the Aztecs and Toltecs believed Chihuahuas carried souls into heaven, and they were burned alive with the bodies of their owners.
That practice has faded thankfully, but the clinginess of the Chihuahua hasn’t ebbed one bit. This is easier to take because they’re so adorable and full of personality.
Temperament: Charming, graceful, sassy
Height: 5-8 inches
Weight: Not exceeding 6 pounds
Life expectancy: 14-16 years