I've not posted much on here but have read lotss And there seems to be a lot of discussion on show and pet quality pups. Now, I show my (non chi) dogs so i am aware that there is often a big difference between them. But i would be interested to know what you guys class my mums girl as I wont get offended as she is not mine, and i would be interested to have a detailed critique of what a chi should look like if anyone has the time as I always find it fascinating learning about new breeds and often attend seminars on breeds I know very little about for this very purpose
Anyway, the main thing I have seen refered to is the muzzle length. It seems shorter is better!!! So i'll start with a pic of that and just post a few random ones of her. Please feel free to pick her apart as I would find it very interesting!
(BTW, she is purely a pet, I have no intentions of showing her whatsoever! But her pedigree does seem to have some showing lines in there from my limited googling, i dont know if she was bred by a show or pet breeder though as she came to me "second hand" as it were)
It's funny how their faces all look identical. Of course, that's the point I know.. but it made me laugh a bit anyway. Most of them look quite stocky too, like they are at the higher end of the weight range.
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France
she looks good to me I am new to it but have been studying, she has a nice muzzle(not too long or short), nice dome and stop. can't tell too much besides that with out stacking. If she was in good health and weight a nice girl to breed. JMO
forgot most show dogs start training as early as 4-6 weeks old. so would be hard to do I would think but maybe others have tried I haven't asked.
Last edited by TripleAChihuahuas; 05-09-2010 at 10:05 PM.
Reason: forgot to add
The muzzle length should be approximately 1/3 the width of the skull. HTH with the definition of moderately short.
Is this a US thing, I have been showing chihuahuas for 30 years and never heard of this. It is a personal thing, the breed standard calls for moderately short and slightly pointed but with a definate stop.
Each judges interpretation of this standard can be different.