PLEASE READ MY UPDATE ABOUT THE TWO SPANIEL MIXES........ This thread is no longer about Chihuahuas.... Please see my most recent post for an update. I kept the title for recognition for those that have been following the thread. Thanks! I placed an ad on Craigslist that I am looking for a small breed lap dog. I explained that I am mildly disabled, and so I need a somewhat mellow, not high-energy lap dog that I don't need to struggle to keep up with. I explained that I'd like my ideal dog to not be a yapper, that I just want a small, mellow but affectionate dog that will get along with my 2 dog friendly cats. Today I got a reply on my ad from a lady whose 2 Chihuahuas just had puppies, and there are 2 males left. I had never even considered a Chihuahua, I have always heard that they were hyper, yappy, bossy dogs, just what I don't want. But she said although some are, hers are not hyper or bossy, and that the female mother will bark at strangers at the door, but that's about it. She said they are very cuddly and like to sit on their laps, watch TV, be held, etc. So I'm a little confused. I've never even met a Chihuahua, I have no first hand experience with what they are like. So, of course I thought of my trusty fellow BYCers, and am hoping for some input. Does this sound like a bad breed for me, or do any of you have Chihuahuas that are mellow and not yappy? Any general input on the pros and cons of Chihuahuas, and your experiences with them would be very much appreciated! Thanks!