Why do people like Chihuahua's?

I don't understand why people like them. Every one that I have seen has been a horrible yappy little thing that I just want to tread on. They're ugly looking with huge eyes that look like they could pop out at any moment. How are they even a proper dog, they should be classed as a type of rat. I can only... show more I don't understand why people like them. Every one that I have seen has been a horrible yappy little thing that I just want to tread on. They're ugly looking with huge eyes that look like they could pop out at any moment. How are they even a proper dog, they should be classed as a type of rat. I can only assume people have them because they are too lazy to get a proper dog, when I say proper dog I mean, Labradors, golden retrievers, huskies, boxers, German shepherds, Malamutes, Staffies etc. So can anyone shed some light as to why they would own a Chihuahua?
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