May 14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day – Celebrate your best friend

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International Chihuahua Appreciation Day

The chihuahua is a small dog that is often seen as an adorable companion animal. These dogs are known for their loyalty and their friendly personalities, which is why International Chihuahua Appreciation Day was created in 2010.

The holiday allows people to celebrate the love they have for these animals by making posts about them on social media sites like Facebook or Instagram. All you need to do is share information about your pet, let others know about the breed of chihuahua you own, and invite other chihuahuas over for a party!

History of International Chihuahua Appreciation Day

The International Chihuahua Appreciation Day began on May 14, 2010. Over a decade ago, a young lady by the name of Nadia Alterio created a website to honor her little Chihuahua, Teaka. When she set up the website, it was nothing more than a way for her to show how much she loved her little dog. However, search engines on the internet did something unexpected and this unexpected behaviour indirectly created International Chihuahua Appreciation Day.

By 2020 the day had gained so much popularity that it is now considered an unofficial holiday. No, this day isn’t recognized by governments and it’s still being recognized by many people.

What is International Chihuahua Appreciation Day All About?

International Chihuahua Appreciation Day is a day for people to celebrate the chihuahua breed. People are encouraged to post about their dogs, share information about chihuahuas and have parties with other chihuahua owners on this special day.

How to Take Part in International Chihuahua Appreciation Day

How would you like to celebrate International Chihuahua Appreciation Day with your pup? To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of fun ways for dog lovers and their pups to celebrate this special day.

  • Join in on the fun online by posting pictures and stories of your chihuahua
  • Organize a party for Chihuahuas (all types, not just one’s own)
  • Dress up like a chihuahua or make a craft project to show appreciation for this little dog breed.
  • Eat some chihuahua shaped dog treats
  • Share chihuahua love on social media with the hashtag #InternationalChihuahuaAppreciationDay
  • Show some support by donating to a chihuahua shelter, or if you’re really feeling generous, adopt one!
  • Share information about the breed, including how much they weigh, what color their coat is, etcetera.

Most people in a given area are not likely to be Chihuahua owners. However, pet owners with small dogs should be invited to the festivities as well.

Bigger dogs can also be included but pet owners should make sure they’re keeping their canines under control.

Fun Facts About Chihuahuas

The most famous Chihuahua is Gidget. She used to be the Taco Bell dog that had the catchphrase: “¡Yo Quiero Taco Bell!”. Gidget’s popularity was so big that she influenced pop culture during the late ’90s and early 2000s. This dog passed away in 2009 and her influence has not been forgotten.

Chihuahua’s are short-haired dogs that come from Mexico. They were discovered by Americans during the1800’s. They became so popular during that time, that they were quickly brought back to the U.S. to become a favorite canine pet.

Chihuahua’s are highly intelligent, very stubborn, loveable, and can be very aggressive and mean when left on their own. These dogs have even terrorized towns and commanded larger dogs to do their bidding.

The Chihuahua might be small, but it is a feisty, smart, and strong canine for its size. The International Chihuahua Appreciation Day is well deserved for this lovable little creature so join in and have fun.

Important Information

International Chihuahua Appreciation Day

Celebrating all things Chihuahua

Official Website

There is no official website

Hashtag

Use this on your social media posts

#internationalchihuahuaappreciationday

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