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not really a question. I am looking for a chihuahua female...

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Question by brenda dubielew
Submitted on 8/28/2003
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not really a question. I am looking for a chihuahua female puppy for my daughter. price, 250.00 or lower

Answer by chimama
Submitted on 8/28/2003
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Use an internet search engine and enter the words chihuahua and breeder.  One of the first sites that come up should be breeders.com or something close to that.  Be wary of any breeder who will ship the dog to you.  The one they send might not be the best pup for you, you can only determine that if you see them in person.

Most important things about buying any dog, do not go to a pet store.  They may be well treated there, but you don't know how they were treated before, what their parents are like, etc.  Also be careful if you go to the want ads and look for chihuahua.  Terms such as 'teacup', 'miniature', 'deer', etc. are meaningless, and usually mean the breeder is going to try to get more money for the smaller ones.  Smaller chihuahuas can have more health problems, and they are no more adorable and adoring than their larger counterparts.

A good breeder will want you to spend at least an hour there, expect to answer lots of questions about the members of your family, what you want the dog for, where will it sleep, etc.  While you are checking out the litter, the breeder will be checking out you, because they want to make sure their puppies go to good homes.  They also want to make sure that a pet-quality dog doesn't go to someone who wants a show dog, or vice versus.  There really isn't any difference except that a pet-quality dog is not up to the exacting standards established for their breed in order to win at dog shows.  They should also be less expensive.

If you have other pets, take them with you, see if there is a puppy they seem to like.  I did that when I got a little sister for my chihuahua and darn if she didn't pick out her own sister, turned her nose up at any of the pups at the second breeder, but went straight to the one she chose when we returned to the first breeder.  That way they think it's their idea to bring a new animal into 'their house'.

Make sure you give as much attention to your older pets as you do the puppy, to avoid sibling rivalry.

I suggest buying the book Chihuahuas for Dummies.  It is by far the best book I have on the choosing, care and feeding of these delightful little creatures.


Answer by green gerkin
Submitted on 8/30/2004
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this is not an answer but a QUESTION i want a chihuahua and i live in victoria australia HELP!


Answer by Liz
Submitted on 1/7/2005
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wanting to know more about the sickness, kennel cough.my dog has it and i want to know how she can get better


Answer by pebbles1955
Submitted on 11/11/2005
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i am asking a question about a male chihuahua i was wondering how old they have to be before you decided to mate him.


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