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Old 12-06-2012, 11:00 PM

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I wanted a small pup and eventually landed upon the long coat chihuahua after much research and finding what appeared to be a good breeder locally. I also wanted an adult female. Lady is a retired breeding dog. She has a wonderful temperament and in my opinion is a good representation of the breed. At four years old she was $550 which I found to be reasonable. She is AKC registered and had just been spayed and had a dental. I met with breeder and handled Lady twice prior to getting her. I felt my experience with the breeder was positive so when I started looking for a brother for Lady I went right back to the same breeder. Prince is also a retired breeding dog. He is three. Both dogs are very well socialized and very loving. They lived indoors and were well cared for and handled frequently. They lived around other dogs and cats. Prince was more expensive than Lady simply because of size I guess. Prince is 3.5 pounds and Lady 5.5. Overall, both have worked our for me perfectly. I knew this breeder was different simply by the way she responded to questions and all the time she spent with me. I got all original papers for both Lady and Prince as well as medical records. I have transferred ownership to me with AKC since the dogs are microchipped through them. I guess I was lucky in that I wanted adults, the breeders puppies are substantially more pricey.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:09 AM
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Thanks guys yeh it was a hard time cried like a baby for days, even more when I had to pick her lil lifeless body from the vet ;(......but yeh u don't always get a healthy puppy when ur paying a lot of money, but my girl was heaps cheaper n still super tiny n so much healthier...


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Old 12-07-2012, 02:33 AM
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My first chihuahua was a retired breeder that belonged to a breeder that a friend got a puppy from. When she passed away I adopted a 12 yr old chi boy from the shelter who had been left to die in a mobile home. That was a year ago. The last 3 months I have adopted 3 more 'throw aways' two 6 yr old girls, and a 10 yr old that her owner passed away and the family took her to the pound. And I have 2 chiweenie's that I fostered over a year ago, and now I guess they belong to me too! Mother and daughter.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:47 AM
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I had been looking on line for months, locally, found Ike on eBay classifieds called the breeder he was only about 12 miles from us, they sent us some pictures through email. I fell in love the second I saw him.Went and saw him in person the next day and he came home with us.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:55 AM
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Deuce is actually my first chi I grew up with german shepherds and small breed mutts. When I graduated college my boyfriend and I moved into a house and I needed a pup asap...it was hard being away from my family pets. Since we both had full time jobs I knew it was better to go with a small breed that would hang out at "grandmas's house" while I was at work. The boyfriend now husband refused to get a fluffy puppy so he insisted on a chihuahua. I was totally against it, I did not want a chihuahua. But I agreed......I wanted to rescue and was willing to drive even to Ohio and further but just kept getting denied from every rescue due to my age. I finally came across an ad in the paper one day for chi puppies at a local "breeder" We said we would just go look, well we all know how that ends up. Deuce was the last one left and he was the cutest thing I have ever seen <3 We bought him for $500 and I'm not proud to say supported a backyard breeder. Deuce is a mess....he's got luxating patellas, terrible food and environmental allergies and he's 12 pounds lol But he is the love of my life I loved animals before him but after him I started working full time for a dog and cat rescue and now have another chi mix that I adopted, 2 kitties plus a foster. Right now my foster is a 5 year old chihuahua named Juan Pablo. I am obsessed with the breed now and work towards getting them off the euth lists all over the country My chi mix is from TN, my sister's chi I pulled from a kill shelter in CA. Looks like the chi overpopulation is starting to spread because I pulled my current foster Juan Pablo from the kill list here in NY.
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I have a big lab mix, but when my parents divorced, my mother took her. She will not give her back and is not taking good care of her. (She is overweight, eating awful food, etc)
I work with dogs all day long, and everyone else brought their own dog to work every day. It always reminded me of my girl and that I couldn't have her back. One day someone came in with a chi who needed a home, a little girl from the side of the road. I loved her. Long story short, the woman who had her was a hoarder. She lied in order to keep the dog, we found out later. She had claimed someone else had first claim and then a month later we saw a craigslist ad. She had lost the chi and her name and number was on the ad.

I was heartbroken of course. I looked online at shelters around my area. One was a complete no, I wanted a small breed and they charge 300 for little dogs. One in the next city over had a chi I liked though. A black female named Lady. We drove out to look at her. She was too big and acted very aggessive.. but in a cage next to her I saw Douglas. He was perfect. I looked at all the other little dogs but Douglas was the one. I brought him home right away.
That's so sad! I've never seen animal hoarding in person, but I've seen thing-hoarding, and it is absolutely horrid. Did that woman get her animals taken away?

Do you have pics of Douglas?
I'm sorry your mom took your pup from you. I had that happen with a cat, except I made her give my cat back (I was a not-so-nice person in my teenage years). Poor Kitty was super fat and didn't even want to walk around. A few weeks after I got her back she was playing and eating normal and back to her normal size.
I hope you get your dog back some day, she sounds better off with you!
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:34 AM
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Wow! I'm so glad you got to keep her!
What a horrible thing to do. Did you ever find out who did that to her? Here you can be jailed for something like that.
Unfortunately, no I didn't. I did however find the first owners of Roxie who were very upset to learn about what happened to her. Apparently who they gave her to (last owners before me) were their friends and they never knew she was left abandoned.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:45 AM
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That's so sad! I've never seen animal hoarding in person, but I've seen thing-hoarding, and it is absolutely horrid. Did that woman get her animals taken away?

Do you have pics of Douglas?
I'm sorry your mom took your pup from you. I had that happen with a cat, except I made her give my cat back (I was a not-so-nice person in my teenage years). Poor Kitty was super fat and didn't even want to walk around. A few weeks after I got her back she was playing and eating normal and back to her normal size.
I hope you get your dog back some day, she sounds better off with you!
I'm going to take her back by force if I need to. She is my dog and belongs here.

The woman has as ar as we know had nothing done. We presume she is a hoarder because she said she had a PACK of chihuahuas and was continuing to rescue. She even said she couldn't afford grooming and stuff because how many she had. Her decision to keep the puppy even after explicitely telling us that she was unable to take on more points to hoarding behavior.
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