Though a bit yappy, this tiniest of dogs have been loyal and faithful companions for a long time. They can live to about 20 years. They make excellent lap dogs, and are extremely devoted to their owners. They don’t need much exercise, but a good short stroll will do them good to get outdoors. Small but with a big personality. Included in the best watch dogs top ten list. They are very alert and protective. They are also very kid friendly. Seniors who have grandkids visiting will have no problem. And the kids will surely enjoy playing with the chihuahua. The feeling will be mutual.