Melbourne, Sept 14 : They might be tiny, but when it comes to destroying things in the home, the pint-size chihuahuas can be monsters, that's what a new of list of the world's most destructive dog breeds claims.
The peewee pooches are ranked just behind great danes in the list conducted by pet insurer Esure, reports the Daily Telegraph.
According to the survey, chihuahuas and great danes clock up repair bills averaging 1376 dollars and 1420 dollars respectively during their lifetime.
Bulldogs, dachshunds and beagles also made the top 10, with pugs, saint bernards and pointers among the least ruinous.
The survey of more than 3000 UK dog owners found the items most often damaged were soft furnishings and electrical goods - used as makeshift chew-toys - and vases and lights, knocked over by wagging tails.
Almost two-thirds of owners had paid to repair or replace damaged items, with most breakages caused by puppies.
The results showed a dog's size did not indicate its wrecking capability.