The Chihuahua is the smallest purebred dog in the world. They only weigh 2 - 6 lbs. Chihuahuas rank #12 on the most popular breeds, according to the AKC. The Labrador Retriever currently holds #1. Chihuahuas are very well known, and many people still think of them as "the Taco Bell dog." But, popularity has its drawbacks. It means more dogs will be bred and sold irresponsibly, meaning more dogs without homes. Health is also in jeopardy when irresponsible breeders breed. Chihuahuas are more than 'fashion accessories.'
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