We got Macho from a local shelter 2 years ago when he was only 3 months old. He was originally from Texas and while the Min Pin in him was known, we had to figure the Chihuahua part of him out for ourselves. I never thought I would love a small dog this much. It helps that he really isn't a yappy dog. He rarely barks and moreso just grumbles a lot when strangers come into his home. That being said, when we're outside for walks he's friendly to every single person we come across and is only territorial in our own home.
He gets along very well with all other animals, although I think my senior cat could do without his constant attempts to goad her into chasing him, haha. He doesn't have separation anxiety, thankfully, but he needs a lot of attention. He loves all of us in the house, including our 6 year old daughter....Providing she doesn't try to pick him up. He has very much latched onto me and follows me everywhere. I'll go into the bathroom to pee and he'll just follow me in and sit right across from me until I've finished. He's incredibly affectionate and loves to burrow down under the blankets with us.
We can take him outside with us without a leash as he is extremely obedient and will not stray to point where he cannot see us. He is also one of the biggest babies...we can't take him swimming as he'll panic on the edge of the pool as though he believes we are in extreme danger. If we take him in the pool with us, he'll cling onto us for dear life, obviously terrified. Since he's so well behaved, we thought we could take him on a horse drawn carriage ride with us in the Wisconsin Dells. This was a terrible idea. He was friendly and great to all the other people and dogs in the carriage, but the horses made him panic. He cried the whole ride, probably wrecking it for everyone, lol.
He needs his cute little hat and coat when we go out in the winter as he shivers terribly from the cold. His favorite thing is this electric heater that blows heat directly onto him. Training is rrlativey simple as he's very smart, eager to please and responds very well to praise. His favorite game is where I will make him wait in the hallway and ill go into another room where he cant see me and ill hide 3 of his treats. When I say "Ok!", he'll come zooming in, sniffing frantically to find each one. It usually only takes him a few minutes. He gets sooo happy when he finds one and i clap for him. It's really adorable ♡ All-in-all he's probably the most well-behaved, loveable and friendly dog I've ever known. I honestly feel so lucky that we found him. He enriches all of our lives....maybe not the cat's life but she tolerates him. Us humans sure adore him though ❤