I had heard that Chi's were a breed of dog that are very protective of their owners, but didn't actually realize it until the other day, and boy was I amazed.
I had the cable guy come into my apartment to fix my internet yesterday, and when the cable guy came in, Chico would not stop barking at him, and when the cable guy was at our computer tryinf to fix it, Chico's hair was standing up on his back and he was growling and showing his teeth at the poor guy...lol.
Now, Chico is NOT an agressive dog...he usually loves anybody that comes into my home as long as that person lets Chico get to know them, but him with the cable guy amazed my hubby and I...we didn't know why he was acting like that.
Also, I just want to add, that another time, my mother in laws b/f came to my house and he and my hubby were talking, then all of a sudden, the b/f started to play hit my hubby, ya know, not touching him, just pretending, and Chico FLIPPED! Now, every time Chico sees her b/f, his hair stands up on end and he growls at him. Chico does not do this with anyone else...he loves my brother and sister in law, and adores my mother in law (Chico follows her around whenever we are at her house...lol)
Well, sorry this is kinda long, I just wanted to share my stories...and I'm still shocked that a dog as small as Chico is acting the way he is when it comes to strangers...I guess he really loves us and is very protective...lol.