I have an in to the world of chis!
Today I dragged my family to the CT Pet Show and had a great time seeing all the animals and those who love them. The most exciting part is that I met and talked for quite a while with a Chihuahua breeder there! She loves educating others about the breed and welcomed me to visit her home whenever we are both available! I think she was impressed with what I already know and talked to me as a peer. She has been showing Chis for 45 years and breeding for 35, and she seems to be in a place where she is looking for someone to mentor. I already found the three breed books she recommended used on Amazon and ordered them. I will seek her out when I go to the specialty show nearby next weekend!
Just wanted to share my excitement with you all, since I knew you'd all understand! Oh, and she is cool with small children and the dogs she sells as long as it seems to be a good fit. My 16 month old daughter got her first puppy kisses from her 9 month old fawn longcoat puppy! The breeder even gave my daughter a piece of her cookie to calm her after she fell and hit her face on the hard floor. So nice!
First time Chihuahua owner with many years of dog experience!