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Old 08-18-2007, 09:59 AM
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Hi all,

I recently purchased a beautiful little female cream chi for my mom from a local breeder (who breeds for show only). Her dad's pedigree is pretty impressive! There are several Grand Champions and he himself is a gorgeous red brindle. I've never seen a chi like him before.

Anyway, I asked why she was getting rid of the cream female and she said it was because she had a slight underbite. But someone else told me that a chi's bite can change a lot their first year. Is that true???

I also noticed that her tail did not arch directly over her back but kinda crooked over to the side. Would this be considered a fault for show?


Here's her pics:








I know you probably won't be able to tell much from these pics but they are the only ones I have right now. I was wondering if you could tell if there are any obvious conformation issues that stand out for you???


(This Chi was bought as "pet quality" and will probably only be a pet - BUT if my mom decides she'd like to show her, I'd like some constructive criticism on whether to go for it or forget it altogether)


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It's hard to tell much at this age and from pictures where the chi is not stacked up, but an underbite is a fault in the show ring, you could show a chi with an underbite but would get a serious fault for it. I have seen a slight underbite change to a level bite before if it's slight, their bite can also go from good to bad as they grow up which is why a chi can never be named as a show quality dog before it is six months old, so much can change!

I would wait to see how she develops and try taking her back to your breeder to be evaluated. If conformation showing doesn't work out for your mom there are alot of other fun things she can do show wise, agility, obedience, etc. She's very cute either way!
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I think she she is very cute also , hope that she grows out of the other issues !
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Old 08-19-2007, 06:32 PM
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oh i love the little brown tri colour chi in the picture are you getting that one also thats my dream chihuahua and the little one that you are getting is just beautifull
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:09 PM
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Grand Champions?
What registry does this breeder show under?
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Its very hard to tell at this age , she is very cute, The tail is a fault in the uk, it must be straight not bent. I would wait and see, if she looks nice at 6 months take her out and see what the judges think, you never know.
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oh i love the little brown tri colour chi in the picture are you getting that one also thats my dream chihuahua and the little one that you are getting is just beautifull
Awwww, I wish you lived in the U.S.! The little brown tri is the sister to the cream chi I'm getting. The breeder offerred me a "package deal" to take them both but I really don't know what I'd do with another puppy! If anyone is interested in her though, I could get you some info.

The pups are almost 11 weeks old and I should be picking up the cream chi sometime this week.

Oh, and tailwagging, I may not be using the correct term - I'm not really involved with show - but I do know her dogs are registered with AKC and show with AKC.


Thanks for the advice, y'all!
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She's darling I don't know anythig about any of the showing stuff. My new chi Abby was going to be shown too but she has a slight overbite it doesn't matter to me but as far as showing it seems it does.
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