At least 1,262 Chihuahuas named “Princess” live in Los Angeles. That priceless pearl of wisdom comes from “LA’s Top Dogs,” a new searchable LA Times database of every registered canine. Only half the city’s dogs are legally registered, but of that population, Chihuahuas are the most numerous (59,684), followed closely by Labradors (58,071). Pit bulls are a distant third (20,851).
“The big concern is that Disney is coming out with a movie called Beverly Hills Chihuahua," says a Department of Animal Services official. "It will just encourage the breeding of Chihuahuas when we've already got too many out there.”