Originally Posted by KittyD
That's just it, it can be so hard to find them within the standard unless you're dealing with show breeders for the most.
I almost forgot about that!! ha ha ha honestly it feels like a century ago doesn't it? At the time it was very frustrating but looking back now at least I can laugh at all of it!
I agree about it doing the head in it's not a topic I ever raise anymore myself, because I find people get really defensive, and I just don't get it! at the end of the day if you have a dog you love and are happy with, nothing else matters! It just sucks when someone has a certain thing in mind & they end up duped because of things they have read online or poor info people have given them. It still fascinates me though and I'm always so eager to share the things I've learned.
We're having another blizzard here as I type, hubby was shoveling the terrace earlier & I tried to let them outside with him, HA! they were not having ANY of that! anyhow. Mimi & Bijou send snowy kisses to the Wee's and are very envious of their Texas sun right about now.
True, if you don't use a reputable breeder, it's a gamble you have to take. Even show breeders get Chi's over standard size. You just never know. It's kind of like having a child, you don't love them any less no matter what. Those who do, do not deserve them. You heard the same stories I did about people actually getting rid of their Chi because he/she grew larger than expected. That just infuriates me! But what can you do? :/
Yeah, it can be a topic that leads to defensiveness, hurt feelings, etc. It is a very interesting topic, I agree. But when you have varied opinions, it can get heated. It's just not worth it to me. I can find much more fun things to do than argue over Chi size on the net.
You can put the info out there that you've learned, and that's about all you can do.
The Wees and I send love and kisses too. You can always send Mimi & Bijou to Texas. I promise to send them back (never!)
Gotta get ready. A friend of mine made Chili, so off I go in about an hour for some good ole' food!