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Question by Debbie
Submitted on 7/23/2003
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My chi is 8 months old and my son wants one of his own, We're thinking of maybe breeding her and keeping a pup. When is it safe to do so? I don't want anything to happen to her.

Answer by chihuahuamom24317
Submitted on 8/3/2003
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Breeding is never safe at any age they are always dangers,And if you just want one for your Son you would be better off to just buy him one,But if you still want to take the chance she should be over a year old her 2nd or 3rd heat will be best and never her first,She should be vet checked and over 4 lbs


Answer by chimama
Submitted on 9/9/2003
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I cannot state strongly enough that breeding chihuahuas is not for amateurs.  Unless a dog is part of a responsible breeding program, I strongly suggest that they be spayed/neutered, especially if they are female.  

It takes a very knowledgeable person to pick dogs who represent the best of the breed standard and will not reinforce genetic defects. Even experienced breeders lose litters and dams, most chihuahua females are much too delicate to be bred.  The vet bills and small litter size make this a negative money maker, you will spend much more in proper care than you would by breeding her and selling the puppies.

Please Please Please do not risk your precious little girl.


Answer by Chihuahualover
Submitted on 9/30/2003
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i think you should and if you need a male chihuahua let me know


Answer by chimama
Submitted on 10/9/2003
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Go ahead if you are determined.  However, my very good friend's boyfriend, an experienced breeder, just had a very bad outcome.  Not only were all the puppies born dead, but the dam (mother dog) had to have an emergency hysterectomy.  This was a dog who had better pre-natal care than a lot of human mothers and whose pregnancy was uneventful.  Please think hard whether this is a risk you want to take, when there are so many wonderful puppies already born and just waiting for a loving home.


Answer by 11-year-old
Submitted on 12/23/2003
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may i buy one from you if it has an extra one???


Answer by Questionable-Chi
Submitted on 2/13/2004
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OK, I have a question... What is the earliest age that a MALE chi is able to breed.


Answer by chimama
Submitted on 3/17/2004
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Around 6 - 8 months.  As soon as he shows an interest, he's able, however he may be shooting blanks for a few more weeks until sperm mature enough to make it into the ejaculate.

If your dog is not going to be used as a stud, I recommend having him neutered at around 6 months.  He won't miss the urge, and will be a much calmer and happier dog.  An intact male will want to mount any female in heat, which is really frustrating when you're a chihuahua but she's a german shepherd. :-)


Answer by puppyluv
Submitted on 3/29/2004
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this is a QUESTON
i have a 2 year old chihuahua and my boyfriends friend has a 10 month chihuahua and i was wondering if i could breed them together?


Answer by chimama
Submitted on 3/31/2004
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You could.  However, please don't.  If you want another chihuahua, please consider a rescue organization, shelter or responsible breeder.  

Chihuahuas require a lot of veterinary care, you would likely spend a lot more than you could recoup by selling the pups.  You could also be setting the pups up for problems by breeding if you don't know the full health history of both parents.


Answer by emma
Submitted on 4/11/2004
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hi i have a chihuahua female and a male i want my male as a stud but he is still to yung but i want to get ahead start he will be 2 months on the 25th of this month and my female will be 4 months on the 20th of this month i have pics to does anyone want to see and on her 2nd heat she is gana be bred


Answer by rose
Submitted on 4/14/2004
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this is a question...
how do you go about registering a pet store bought dog, and how can you get genetic testing?


Answer by MardiGras69
Submitted on 4/20/2004
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Can a 5 month old puppy get pregnant? My husband is insisting our female is pregnant because she has a small pouch.


Answer by rose
Submitted on 4/23/2004
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unless your female has had her first heat and came into contact with a male no, but i would check with your vet in case it might be another more serious problem.


Answer by Daisyhad6lost3
Submitted on 5/3/2004
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I have a question. When do chihuahua puppies open their ears and eyes? My Chihuahua just had puppies and I can't seem to find the answer anywhere....


Answer by ehehehh
Submitted on 6/7/2004
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Answer by Chihuahua Woman
Submitted on 6/16/2004
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I have a question.  I have been breeding for 9 years and have been very careful about it.  I have had my boy dog to breed four girls and none has had babies this year.  He has been great in the past.  He is six years old.  What is going on with him.


Answer by GSD Jake ( and Zambi)
Submitted on 8/28/2004
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I cant believe what I am hearing about breeding very young females. Please LEARN the breed before breeding... make sure you KNOW what you are doing before breeding. I would not breed any dogs unless if they are 2 to 3 years of age and please Xray your dogs hips/elbows or get your dogs check for any kind of common problems that the breed has.

Don't think by breeding that your going to make money because if thats your thinking of wanting to breed then you need another method of increasing your wallet or banking accounts because breeding is NOT the way to go.


Answer by chihuahuanuts
Submitted on 12/12/2004
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When do chihuahua puppies open their eyes?


Answer by Jonna
Submitted on 12/14/2004
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I THINK THESE QUESTIONS ARE HORRIFYING!! WITH SO MANY CHI OWNERS THAT ARE NOT EDUCATED ENOUGH TO HAVE A PUPPY, DOG OR ANY ANIMAL AT ALL!! You have to educate yourself about the breed you are buying! And even children apparently get hold of chihuahuas. I guess their parents are the ones purchasing the chis for their babies.. What about waiting until they are old enough to buy one of their own with their own money!! or are the parents not educated at all before they get pregnant and give birth to a child and not aware that u cannot give a child responsibility over a Chihuahua just because the child is wining and crying and begging you to get one. Just because they have seen a celebrity having one on Television!! I shiver at the thought. I live in Scandinavia but I guess we have the same problems with uneducated people buying chi´s (or any animal). <poor pups! Iwant to say to the breeders who hopefully know all there is to know about Chihuahuas, don't sell your puppies to children even if the parent say she will take full responsibility!! You know they will not have enough time working and all for the little precious and delicate chihuahua sitting alone in the apartment or house crying for love!!!!

sorry my answer got so long

Jonna Blund with her chihuahua Chico in Sweden


Answer by 12 year old
Submitted on 12/30/2004
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First of all I think 11 year old was jack up and i think you should hold on  a little bit  till its  9-10 months!!!


Answer by marla
Submitted on 2/9/2005
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This is a question

How early can a female yellow lab get pregnant?  She is only 7 and a half weeks old.  I want to get her fixed, but what if another dog was tring to hump her?  Could she get pregnant?


Answer by 2cutechihuahuas
Submitted on 2/24/2005
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I have 2 chihuahua pomeranian mix pups. One is 1 and 1/2 and the other is 9 months. The older one is male and he keeps trying to hump the younger girl. I am afraid she might be pregnant. Her cuchi is all swollen and she is acting different. How can I tell if she is pregnant? Is it safe? What do I need to do for her if she is ? We are clueless....Do they need a special diet if they are pregnant??


Answer by ashton
Submitted on 3/2/2005
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I have a female chihuahua who is 1 yr an 5 mo. old seh got pregnant in her 2nd time in heat with our 8 year old male chiuahuah. we didn't even know she was in heat. her stomach is huge i don't want her to die during the pregnancy but we can't really afford to have the puppies born at the vets what should we do? And we have a really big cat who we are afriad might eat the puppies thinking that they are mice. We were going to have her bred later on but it is too late now.She has 9 nipples, is that wierd she has the regular 8 then there is a little one on the right side. We are taking her to the vet to see how many puppies there might be and I have gatered a lot of info. on how to deliver the baby I am only 13 help me  


Answer by me
Submitted on 8/25/2005
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my parents wont let me get a chihuahua. How rude


Answer by Breauna
Submitted on 9/23/2005
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well i dont think anything will happend to her but i have an 8 month old chihuahua too of couse a male i was wondering if u would like to breed them together he is white with black spots very original but e mail me at sweetlilbree420@yahoo.com


Answer by Barb
Submitted on 11/12/2005
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how old is a chi ,when they first go in heat


Answer by my-bella
Submitted on 11/24/2005
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I would like to know the answer to the question about the opening the eyes


Answer by anna
Submitted on 12/9/2005
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that puppy are realy nice animals


Answer by Teeny
Submitted on 12/14/2005
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I have a question,, My year and a half old Chihuahua is 7wks. pregnant, she is 5lbs, the male was 3 1/2 lbs.. I checked with the breeder of the female, and she told me none of her dogs have ever required a C Section,I know this is no guarantee my girl wont need one, but is heredity a determining factor at all? How much weight do you think it holds I guess is what I'm saying.. thanks, Tina


Answer by Stephanie
Submitted on 1/2/2006
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Does anyone want to breed their female chihuahua i have a 1.5 year old male tricolor very friendly and sweet if you are interested email me at Sk8tchick8389@aol.com or call me at 1-845-621-5350 or 1-845-590-8955    THANK YOU AND HAVE A NICE Holiday season


Answer by ally
Submitted on 1/18/2006
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Answer by Chiluuver.
Submitted on 2/2/2006
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i have a quick question.
i have a female chi and she is about a year old. i was wondering when she has puppies.
can you breed the mother and son?. sister and brother?..


Answer by Autumn
Submitted on 2/16/2006
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I have a question.  I have a female chi that is about 8 months old.  I think she is pregnant by my male chihuahua.  I'm very concerned about her labor because she has legg calve perthes disease.  Which will be treated after the pregnancy.  I talked to my vet about it and she said I should just watch her closely.  I already know this.  It's my first litter and I'm so scared something is going to go wrong.  I need every detail about chihuahua pregnancy I can get.  I don't want to lose my baby girl.  Help me please!!!


Answer by Chiladie07
Submitted on 2/24/2006
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I have a two month old female chi and my friend has a 2 yr. old male chi. Could i breed them together? What steps do i need to take?


Answer by monika
Submitted on 8/18/2006
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I have a 11 month old female chihuahua who hasn't had her first heat yet ( well at least I don't think so). I also have a 4 month old male chihuahua and I want them to breed but I don't want to any time soon. What should I do to avoid the pregnancy and how do I know my female is in heat because I don't think I noticed when she had her first heat since she is already 11 months.


Answer by littlesweeter
Submitted on 9/10/2006
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This is a question......I have a little boy chihuahua 1 yr old and my mother in law has a friend with a 4 yr. old female. She wants to breed with my little Gizzy......is 4 yrs. old to old to be having puppies? I don't mind him having fun but I'm worried about her. She's had 2 litters before.And if it's ok do they do it at my house or her's


Answer by pig
Submitted on 9/16/2006
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I want to no why my male will not mont on my female


Answer by Cindy
Submitted on 11/11/2006
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I have a chihuahua she is female. her name is matzi. she is 7. when can i breed her? how many baby's can a chihuahua have?

please I need help respond back. thanks.


Answer by rolltide_grl
Submitted on 12/29/2006
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Question: how old must the male be b/f getting the female preg.?


Answer by ME
Submitted on 2/11/2007
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How old can a female chihuahua be to breed?


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