Chihuahuas are a very popular breed of dog, noted for their small size and very lovable personalities. This has made it easy for them to become accepted as the standard pets for people in search of cuddly, interesting dogs that can be easily carried around from place to place as a person goes through their day. Celebrities also seem to love Chihuahuas, judging from the number of them that own them and are frequently seen with them.
The trend began a long time ago with stars like Marilyn Monroe and Madonna, who showed up for a photo op with her pet Chihuahua, Chiquita, and had the dog included in many of the photographs taken. Since then, other celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and younger ones like Paris Hilton, Christiana Ricci and Hillary Duff have also made it a point to always carry their pets along with them when they step out. In fact, the popularity of the trend became such that some designers began to make handbags designed specifically for Chihuahuas to be kept in them.
The media exposure that have been given to Chihuahuas by celebrities is generally agreed to have played a large part in getting the breed in the top ten list of most registered of licensed dogs across many parts of the country. Other reasons might be the portability of the dogs, as well as the fact that they are relatively low maintenance in terms of the food they eat as well as the care they require.
Regardless of the specific reasons in each case, the fact is that celebrities love Chihuahuas. Apart from the predominantly female celebrities like Britney Spears, Demi Moore and Jennifer Love Hewitt, even male celebs have joined the trend, such as Adrien Brody, Mickey Rourke and Ashton Kutcher.