Pippin is a wonderful little boy! He’s a very extroverted dog, and is always happy to meet a new face — whether they’re other dogs, people, or even cats! He is extremely friendly and definitely a social butterfly. He particularly loves making the rounds at group gatherings to make sure he gets pets from EVERYONE, and boy, does he like to cuddle. One of his favorite things in the world is just being on the couch and being held. He’s one of those dogs that sees and open hand and puts his head under it to give you the idea he would like some pets, hehe. Pippin is quite smart and picks up on new commands quickly. He’s observant, notices routines, and my husband and I even joke that he’s our other dog’s own “service dog,” as our other dog has epilepsy and he will come get us if she starts having a seizure somewhere. He is seven years old now, and throughout his life, his health has been very good. The only health issues we’ve ever encountered have been tooth problems (he’s had a few removed over the years), which you do tend to see in smaller breeds like chihuahuas and their mixes. Pippin can be protective, particularly if he hears any noises outside of our apartment door, sees people passing by our windows from the inside, or if I’m out on a walk alone with him and we encounter someone acting a little weird or who surprises him. Generally, he’s all bark and no bite in those instances, and we’re working on his leash reactivity. He’s always very friendly, affectionate, and pleasantly curious about guests we have in our home or out in public when we bring him around! This is a wonderful little breed that is very loving, very caring, super cute, charming, and actually quite hilarious. As with ALL dogs, as long as you train them well, they’ll be great additions to your family.