Beware Breeders of "Teacup" Chihuahuas
I have been checking out some very questionable breeders on the internet who are using the term "teacup" chis to ask outrageous prices for their pups. First of all, there are no "teacup" Chihuahuas. A breed who is advertising a teacup chi is trying to scam you for big bucks. Some Chihuahuas are small, some are large, but they are a toy breed, nothing more or less. The smaller chis usually come with many more health problems. Low blood sugar, hydrocephalus, liver problems, breathing problems are some of the things you may encounter when purchasing a "teacup" chi. Also their bones are so much more fragile than a normal size chi. I have found "breeders" who are asking thousands of dollars for their babies, promising they will not get over 2 lb or 3 lb grown. There is no way to guarantee a chi will stay this small. Anyone that will tell you this is lying. I found one website where they claim to be the #1 breeder of chis in the USA. They claim to have AKC champions, many AKC champions from their bloodlines. It is funny that when I wrote them inquiring about their AKC pups and pedigrees, and to see pix of their kennels, they had no AKC pups available, even tho they are asking thousands of dollars for their babies. And they have dozens of pix of available puppies. No pix of any parents on the website. They "hand-deliver" their pups, even to local buyers. These people are runing some kind of scam, or they are puppy brokers or something, but things are just not right. I checked out another website where they had lots of "teacups" for ridiculously high prices, but it is funy that when I asked to see pix of the kennels, they never would even reply to my email. Another member was asking about another questinable breeder today. I canot remember right now who it was, but I have not been able to find out much about them. Be very careful about who you are buying from!!!!! I cannot stress this enough.
Big red flag is if someone will not let you go to their home to see the pups. What are they hiding?? Chihuahua puppies are beautiful. I just want you to have a beautiful, healthy baby, not be scammed by someone promising something they cannot deliver.