Will a Chihuahua Actually Eat Taco Bell?

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Ever since Gidget, the Chihuahua best known for her purported desire for Taco Bell, went to the big drive-through in the sky this summer, we've been thinking about Chihuahuas, and whether or not they actually like crappy Mexican food.

The breed is the smallest of all dogs and has a long history in Mexico, named after the state of Chihuahua. But if the dogs have some sort of mystical genetic memory, surely they would turn up their noses at a bastardization of their native cuisine! In the name of science, we decided to find out: Will a Chihuahua actually eat Taco Bell?

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Exhibit A: Sammy, resident of Brooklyn and bona fide Chihuahua.

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Exhibit B: "Food" procured from Taco Bell. While purchasing the samples for this experiment, we told the counterwoman we couldn't eat onions, because the vegetable is bad for dogs. She looked at us like we were insane and assured us that no onion came within miles of the stuff.

Left to right we have a crunchy ground beef taco; a chalupa supreme with steak; and nachos supreme, topped with beans, ground beef, cheese, and sour cream.

We arranged the food and put Sammy down in front of it, equidistant from all three dishes to see which fake Mexican snack he would prefer, hypothesizing that he would go for the chalupa, on the strength of the steak.


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