Chihuahuas are one of the most popular dog breeds on Instagram.
Their small stature and big personalities make them excellent models for the photo-sharing app.
Venus Afrodite is a red and white Chihuahua with a following of over 32,000 followers on Instagram.
In an attempt to learn more about the dog breed, we spoke to Venus (@venusafrodite_) find out more.
So here’s our interview with this social media star.
Venus Afrodite the Chihuahua Questions and Answers
1) How did you first hear about the Chihuahua breed?
I first heard about them when I watched a movie called Legally Blonde. The main character owned a Chihuahua!
2) What attracted you to Chihuahuas?
The fact that they are loving, smart, loyal, tiny and friendly.
3) Can you give us an insight into Venus’ personality?
She is really loving, calm, docile, obedient and always ready to cuddle or play if you want to.
4) Has owning a Chihuahua lived up to your expectations?
Actually it is way beyond my expectations. It has been such an amazing experience.
5) Do you think there are any unfair stereotypes about Chihuahuas?
Yes – particularly the stereotypes about their “nervous” personalities.
6) Do Chihuahuas bark a lot?
I can’t tell about the others, but Venus is a really calm dog. She barks only when she wants to warn us about something or when she is playing around and having fun.
7) Are Chihuahuas easy to train?
Chihuahuas are really smart dogs. They say it’s the smartest breed out there and I truly believe it since it was nice and easy training Venus. She learned the basic commands quickly.
8) Do Chihuahuas make good family pets?
They’re calm, loyal, protective and are always ready to give love and follow owners everywhere if they let them do so. And also, they get along really well with children.
9) Would you recommend a Chihuahua to a first-time owner?
Yes but I would advise you to do a lot of research about Chihuahuas! Small dogs require special attention when it comes to certain aspects like food, jumping off the couch, stairs, shower… especially when you’re used to bigger dog breeds. It’s like preparing the house to welcome a baby.
10) Why did you start an Instagram page for your Chihuahua?
We used to take many photos when Afrodite was a baby so we created an Instagram page to post her pics whenever felt like without bothering our friends in our personal Instagram accounts.
11) What’s your favourite memory or story with Venus?
The day we saw each other for the first time! It seemed like she recognized us even though we had never seen each other. She was so happy, jumping and spinning around. This is a moment I will never forget.
12) How much time do you dedicate to your Instagram?
It starts when we wake up and finishes when we go to bed. It’s a lot of work! We take care of all the steps involved in the process like creating content, taking photos, editing videos, shooting stories, new caption ideas, interacting with friends… it’s a real job if you are willing to take it seriously.
13) What are the pros and cons of having an Instagram page for your dog?
In my opinion there are only pros. We make new friends everyday. we eternalize moments with photos we would never take if it weren’t for her Instagram account. We get lots of love and kind words from our friends around the globe. As a whole, it has actually made us a better person.
14) What other Chihuahua accounts would you recommend?
Chihuahua pros and cons
• Lovely – They are always ready to make you feel special. The most important is being together.
• Smart – They love doing things that makes their parents happy!
• Strong personality – Watch it develop and feed them with love along the way!
• I’m sorry but I can’t find any