Today is national Chihuahua Day! 

What is a Chihuahua and where did they come from?

Chihuahuas are believed to be descendants of an ancient breed called the techichi, which were around from as early as the early 9th century in Mexico. Although there is not much detail as to how they eventually made their way into Europe, there are some notes in Christopher colobus journals where he mentions the dogs. Some believe it was he who brought them over.

Despite their tiny size Chihuahuas actually have the biggest brain in the dog world. They are fast learners and easy to train, making them one of the top breeds to have as a pet.

Story and Daily Lives Of Two Chihuahuas, Spike & Tilly

Little Spike

Spike was adopted in June 2016. He was an unwanted pet at the time with nowhere to call home. His owners fell in love with him instantly and decided to take him home with them.

He was a timid little guy to start off with, but soon made himself at home and began trusting his new owners as they gave him lots of yummy food, love and toys to play with. One day he got given this monkey plush which became his favourite toy and he goes everywhere with it.

Spike is settled into his new home and loves life.

However, when he goes for walks, he still gets nervous around cars or people due to his difficult past, so his owners walk him on quieter routes, so he can fully enjoy his daily walks. Spike is very loving and loyal and hates it if he isn’t the one getting all the attention.

Adorable Tilly

Tilly was rescued from a breeder in 2019 when she couldn’t be sold due to her lower jaw being slightly deformed. As you can see in the picture above and ones below she is honestly the sweetest little girl ever. She was very timid around people when her owners adopted her, but she has come a long way since then and has totally come out of her shell.

She loves cosying up and relaxing and is very good-natured. She’s very gentle and kind to her owners and anyone who visits. She loves her walks and enjoys hanging out with her other doggy friends.

Tilly and Spike  – Their relationship.

Here are some photos of tilly and spike together:

As you can see they love being with each other! Their owner informs me that they from time to time bicker, but seriously what couple doesn’t? As they are both rescue dogs is seems they had that in common and over time they have become super best friends.

National Chihuahua day

National Chihuahua day

I hope you have enjoyed learning about Chihuahuas and the wonderful story of Spike and Tilly on National Chihuahua Day.

Chihuahua’s Make wonderful Pets!

Chihuahuas are loyal and adorable, making them a wonderful choice of dog. They have so much love to give. It’s no wonder why they are one of the most popular dogs to have as our furry family members.

I would love to see your chihuahuas! Please send any pictures you have with their wonderful and funny stories or their cheeky personalities to and I will share them with the Paper Pawtrait followers who would love to meet them too!

Interested in a pet portrait of your Chihuahua please check out this link to place an order to celebrate your own Chihuahua!

Want to know more about Chihuahua’s please check out:

Happy National Chihuahua Day All!

Thanks for reading!

Gemma Lorente-Shore

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
You need to agree with the terms to proceed