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Old 04-04-2006, 05:23 PM
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My very first l/c chi cost £250 in 1990, and my most recent around double that, as we purchased from a friend.

How much should I expect to pay for a male pup that looks like it will be show quality in the future? (These are the only pups I'm really interested in, as I want to show)...
I've found one with ten champions in its pedigree, four weeks at the moment but looking quite strong in terms of looks for showing (as much as one can tell at this early age, anyway!). He's £1200, not from a breeder who shows her dogs, and I can't find any references to her kennel name anywhere.

Obviously puppy prices vary, but what is a 'sensible' amount to pay for a puppy that looks like it will turn out as show quality?

I'm just so lost amongst all these backyard breeders charging astronomical prices!
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:40 PM
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If you want a show pup I recommend going to show shows and talking to the breeders there they will definately be able to point you in the right direction and also be able to offer help and advice later on Often if you say you are interested in a show pup they are more than happy to talk to you for hours about it Also wanting a boy is a lot easier most show kennels will keep a girl they think will be show/breed quality to continue their lines but good type boys are often sold. If you want a show pup I would recommend going to a show breeder to get one as you do get the odd pup from a pet litter that is brillient standard but sometimes temperiment etc isnt quite right plus it's nice to have a breeder you can actually discuss showing with and get pointers.

There is a british chihuahua club open show in may if you check their website it has details and there you could go speak to people and also view the dogs and choose which "family" you like the characteristics of.

Btw from what I've seen the show breeders charge less than what the average net BYB will charge you and with them at least you are guarenteed quality, breeding and advice last time I spoke to someone about a show pup the prices ranged between £800 - £1200 the higher end being for a decent quality bitch pup but that was a few months back. From what I've seen the prices will probably still be in that price bracket for a L/c male.

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Woah I did not know you were getting your pup from someone that does not show. NO NO NO I would not do it. Have you seen the parents? The ten CH mean nothing really except maybe better chances of him being show quality but what about the other side are all 10 from one side or is that combined between both parents
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I think I too easily let myself fall in love with him. Going to be a bit upset to turn him down, but I have Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough in the freezer and some nice white wine on the go to cheer me up

I'm going to start showing Astrid, and by the time she is able to be shown, her temperament and nerves will have calmed. She'll also get the chance to meet more dogs once she's showing, and I'll be able to properly talk to breeders. Would be nice if Astrid found a friend in one of the other show dogs for her to have one from that dog's family as a companion

I know it's best to get an older puppy so that I know it is show quality, but to be honest, because it's a companion too, I want to see it mature. At the end of the day, I'll be happy just to take it to shows in order for us to have a day out, and not necessarily win anything
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Well if you want him and your heart says to do it then nothing can change that. He is cute lol
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I keep looking at his photos, and thinking "Hmmmmm, maybe, hmmm, maybe not".

If it's meant to be then I'll decide in a few days that I want him and he'll still be available. If it's not meant to be, someone else will snap him up.

He's a beautiful boy.
I love the dark-coloured chis, but then, they don't do as well as the lights generally speaking at shows, so perhaps I should focus on a nice golden one.

If I want true show quality, I need to properly speak to breeders and look at their dogs; this lady's nice, and I can understand her fears about infection, but occasionally one needs to look properly at dogs to decide if they're 'right' for me.

There are plenty more pups out there, right?

It's silly to fork out that kind of money on a pup where I've never even met the breeder etc, and despite the fact that she doesn't show because she doesn't want to bring any germs among her puppies, I would really like a breeder who does show their pups...
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have you tried champdogs.co.uk?? they have a list (see below) most are show kennels you could e-mail or call ( some also have websites). Most are extremley helpfull and you could go on a waiting list for a show pup and meet the breeders at shows (often they ask you to just come down one day while you're on the list to come meet their dogs and chat), if you take a look at the crufts/other champ show results it will tell you which kennels are doing well and might give you an idea of who's dogs you like and want to get a pup from


http://www.champdogs.co.uk/guided/to..._breeders.html

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Thanks for that Sarah, I will do some emailing on the 'morrow
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