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Old 01-06-2013, 05:23 PM
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Not to center you out, lest you think I am.

I actually disagree with the idea that most "Tinies" come with problems.
as I explained earlier in the thread some dogs are genetically tiny and it's not related to health issues or otherwise.
Size is just that size, it does not affect temperament or socialization or training.

I get annoyed when I hear people say that the smaller dogs must be "sickly" & are "runts" or have socialization issues, if I had a dime for each time I have heard that.

They do require other considerations, but the same can be said of massive dog breeds.

A person with an excellent breeding program will get tiny examples of this breed from time to time, and that is dependent upon genetics and knowing your lines for the most part.
I'm not a breeder but I have friends who are, and I have researched this extensively.

I chose to have a very small example of this breed on purpose because it suits my lifestyle, There is nothing ethically wrong with searching out a Chihuahua on the smaller end of the breed standard spectrum, they do tend to cost more, but that's all relative to the amount of time and care they require as puppies, and they are usually held back until at least 6 months, alas that's a debate for another day.



Center me out? Oh no not at all, bahaha.

Kitty, I'm all for responsible breeding, my issue is with puppy mills and back
yard breeders breeding tinies for profit, without regard for health. You bought
your dog from a reputable source correct? And he is around 3 point something
pounds is he not? To me that's just a small Chi, who was bred responsibly on
top of it all, there is nothing wrong with that imo. But when breeding the
tinies(I consider to be under 3lbs), and doing so for simple profit, it's extreme
in my opinion. Health & temperament should be a priority imo.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:38 PM
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Center me out? Oh no not at all, bahaha.

Kitty, I'm all for responsible breeding, my issue is with puppy mills and back
yard breeders breeding tinies for profit, without regard for health. You bought
your dog from a reputable source correct? And he is around 3 point something
pounds is he not? To me that's just a small Chi, who was bred responsibly on
top of it all, there is nothing wrong with that imo. But when breeding the
tinies(I consider to be under 3lbs), and doing so for simple profit, it's extreme
in my opinion. Health & temperament should be a priority imo.
Glad you thought that was funny

I don't know what he weighs exactly to be honest because I don't stick him on a scale unless he's at a vet. His weight aside from his body condition is not of extreme importance to me.

He's at his current optimal body condition right now so I'd guess somewhere under 3 pounds he's always had a propensity to be "chubby"
However "tinies" to me are not determined by weight alone, I think so many people miss that point possibly yourself included.

My dogs both have CKC & AKC pedigrees & came from an actual breeder.
Do you have pedigrees for your Chihuahuas? where exactly did you get Bella from?
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:41 PM
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Oh! and you should put Chanel back in your Siggy! she's too darling to be left out
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:52 PM
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Glad you thought that was funny

I don't know what he weighs exactly to be honest because I don't stick him on a scale unless he's at a vet. His weight aside from his body condition is not of extreme importance to me.

He's at his current optimal body condition right now so I'd guess somewhere under 3 pounds he's always had a propensity to be "chubby"
However "tinies" to me are not determined by weight alone, I think so many people miss that point possibly yourself included.

My dogs both have CKC & AKC pedigrees & came from an actual breeder.
Do you have pedigrees for your Chihuahuas? where exactly did you get Bella from?

Kitty, all I can do is laugh...

Thank you for opening my eyes to the point I'm missing. I had no idea
I was missing it. LOL All this time I was so blind...

As for Bella, you know where she is from, you've questioned me as soon
as we took her in, remember?
She is from a family that no longer wanted her. But originally she is from a byb.





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Oh! and you should put Chanel back in your Siggy! she's too darling to be left out

Chanel is in my avatar. She's my heart, and would never be left out.




Are you done "not centering" me out now?
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:12 PM

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That saying that size doesn't matter - is not true for A - men and B -some chi owners
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:19 PM
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Haha Jane, that is very true. Made me giggle.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:21 PM
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Kitty, all I can do is laugh...

Thank you for opening my eyes to the point I'm missing. I had no idea
I was missing it. LOL All this time I was so blind...

As for Bella, you know where she is from, you've questioned me as soon
as we took her in, remember?
She is from a family that no longer wanted her. But originally she is from a byb.








Chanel is in my avatar. She's my heart, and would never be left out.




Are you done "not centering" me out now?
Hey LS, I'm not sure where the hostility is coming from here, it does not match the friendly private messages you sent me a few days ago, I'm not exactly clear why you're being so reactionary, we're all just stating opinions here, and up until now this was a pretty fun thread, and I'd hate to see it get closed, all I can suggest is that if you don't like what I have to say you can block me ( I think this site allows that feature) I think I've always been pretty cordial to you even offered a few times to get the dogs together for playdates since we live in the same town.

Anyhow, I don't recall all the details about the conversations regarding Bella, that was a long time ago, and I like the forum but I'm not here everyday so it's impossible to remember everyones details.


Again you've PM'd me in the past, if you took issue with something I said that inadvertently upset you it would have been nice for you to just message me rather than clutter up an otherwise fun and interesting thread. I did specifically say I was not centering you out because I do seem to remember this happening once in the past here as well, your sarcastic reply was a bit interesting to say the least.

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Old 01-06-2013, 06:25 PM
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Funny, I was thinking the same thing.
You are right, the cluttering should stop, so I'll go fold my laundry now.

Take care.
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