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Old 10-25-2015, 08:47 AM
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I know I've asked about this before! but I'm just so frustrated ha ha!

My grandparents are keep telling me to complain to the people who I got Cookie from to get my money back because she's not a chihuahua! and I'm just like...what?!

They pretty much do it every week on Skype (they never seen her in real life)
and it's getting pretty frustrating, especially for my hubby who got me for her!

I think it comes from her being on the big side for sure, she's 5 and half months and already weighs 6.3lbs.

I"m gonna put some pictures of her so you can have a look

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Old 10-25-2015, 11:37 AM
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She's really cute . i love her coloring and her fluffy tail !! did you pay a lot for her ? She may not be 100 % chi , but, she is super cute . or , she could be full chi but just not from good breeding. My biggest girl, Tootsie is a full chi and she is oversized. ( long story, but I didn't get Minnie and Tootsie from a good breeder. that was 7 1/2 years ago. ) . now, i would only buy from a good breeder. But, i love them so much and to me i wouldn't trade them for a million dollars.
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Old 10-25-2015, 01:17 PM
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I agree with Elaina I think she is beautiful. Even if she is on the bigger side who cares she's your baby! Did you view her parents? Chi's do come in all shapes and sizes so even if she's not a full chihuahua who cares she is gorgeous either way. If you did pay a lot for her then I can see the issue there!
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She is a lovely dog. Her longer legs are much like an American chi as is the longer nose. Poor breeding could account for her larger size. No matter what she may be, she's yours, and was a thoughtful gift from your hubby. So, does it really matter? My Vanessa is all Chihuahua and weighs 10 lbs. I love every pound of her!
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Old 10-25-2015, 02:36 PM
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Oh thanks I think with me its more of an issue when people are asking me 'Oh what is she' and I'll go 'Oh its a chihuahua' and them thinking I'm lying haha

But I don't care she wasn't expensive at all! We got her from Pets 4 Homes from a lady who had a female and male chihuahua (I've seen them and they did look like chihuahuas for me, both deer shaped heads, both quite big (for a chihuahua I mean haha) long legs, mom was a black long coat, dad was a tan short coat.

The lady asked for 350, which is so cheap, but now thinking about it I would have even paid 2000 for her, I love her so much

We are actually looking for a sister for Cookie Little sooner when I expected but I don't want her to be on her own while I'm in work, and that way she will, pretty much, never be on her own
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She could be a mix, or she could just be a poor example of the breed.
Many unscrupulous breeders will sell pups as pure when they are mixed because they are doing it purely for the money. Adding some Jack Russell will give you larger litters, so more profit.
Then there are pet breeders who don't breed to standard. They generally mate two family pets or use a dog because they like him rather than because he is a good example of the breed. This often results in pups that look like your Cookie, keeping the typey look with the short nose, large eyes and round head requires constant selection, use a non-standard dog (even if pure bred) and the look is lost.
The only way to be certain is to get a DNA test done. They are non-invasive (you swab the dogs cheek) and cost around 40
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I agree with all of the above. Most importantly she's your dog and she's beautiful. To me, she does not look to be purebred but as Stella said she could just be a poor example of the breed. Meaning not bred to standard even for a deer head. Another thing that raises a brow to me is that usually the smooth coat is more dominant. Only two long coat chi's can make a long coat chi. Stella knows a lot on this. Just because a person shows pics of their so called parents or even if you got to meet the parents in question doesn't necessarily mean that those are the parents. I think this sort of thing happens a lot with first time chi parents. People decide they want to get a chi, not knowing much about the breed and standards and wind up buying their first chi at the cheapest price from someone in the neighborhood who's pet had chi's, or on untrusting sites like Craigslist or whatever the UK version of that would be. Do not feel bad! I was one of those people. My first two chi's came from so called breeders whom I believe to have possibly been back yard breeders. I paid very little money for my first two, and although they are purebreds they are a poor example of the breed. BUT very beautiful pet quality chi's. I learned better with time and somewhat got it right by my 3rd chi girl who fell more within standard as far as weight and looks and by my fourth I got it right, weight, big eyes and perfect bite, stop etc...though she lacks in temperament she's my little diva. So you see...it takes a lot of time and knowledge to get right with this breed as there are LOADs of wanna be breeders out there with many claims. If it were me, and I had the question in my head as you do...I'd do the DNA test and lay your worries to rest. As far as confronting the breeder, just move on. You have a lovely gift and that is good enough.

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I agree with Meoshia - if you REALLY want to know, like I think I would want to (but I'm just insane that way lol) have a DNA test done. I personally suspect there is Chi in the mix, but would be surprised if she is pure. But she is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL dog, and she's yours, and you love her - so it really doesn't matter
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