Thursday, 17 December 2009

Celeb's dog

There are so many Chihuahuas at shelters in California that they have started shipping the dogs to other states.
Chihuahuas make up 30 per cent or more of the dog populations at many California shelters. And experts say pop culture is to blame, with fans imitating Chihuahua-toting celebrities like Paris Hilton, then abandoning the dogs.
Among the reasons for the glut is the breed's popularity in movies like "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" and as celebrity pets and over breeding by backyard breeders and puppy mills.
Chihuahuas are the most popular breed of dog in Los Angeles, so it is understandably the most abandoned breed. The problem is so bad that shelters all over California that were built for big dogs had to remodel to accommodate the little dogs.


rosiero said...

I've seen lots of them here in London peeping out from handbags. I think the dog breeders should not hand them over to buyers unless they are sure they are not just going to be used as a fashion accessory.

Winchester whisperer said...

Not a fan of those...I heard LA fashionistas were switching to hedgehogs

Mopsa said...

Not keen either - but I can't imagine abandoning my dogs for anything.

Eurodog said...

Thank you for commenting, Rosiero. Pitbulls and American Staffordshire Bull Terriers are also fashion accessories. Can you imagine the danger if these fall in the wrong hands. Chihuahuas are small but they can inflict an awful lot of damage too.

WW, what?

Quite, Mopsa.