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To day i was at the pet smart picking up things for the babies. When this young girl no more than 16!!!! came in with her baby chi about 9 weeks so of course i had to she :) i told her i had two chis one was 5pounds, my other was 7 pounds. She said well my dog is a teacup and it will only be 2pounds full grown real pround like. All i could think about is one day that 2 pound dog could end up in the a.s.p.c.a because the fad for the young will not last long well it will not last the 14 year or more that pup will live. :x
 

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:roll: Why do these people think their dogs will definitely be that size? I hope the puppy ends up 4 pounds! :D

Was it a tiny puppy?
 

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Too bad Cooper and I weren't there. He was "supposed" to be 3-4 pounds, according to the vet, when he was a puppy. Now I haul his 10-pound tookus everywhere with me.

The teacup thing drives me nuts but what Cooper gets all the time is people looking at him like he's an alien and they ask "What kind of dog is that?" When I tell them he's a Chi, they say "so he's not full-blooded Chihuahua because they don't get that big." I just want to smack them.

They also question his chocolate color since "Chihuahuas are white." :evil:
 

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carmella chihuahua said:
that would really annoy me too but i too am 16 so i think its unfair to say that it will end up in care,just because shes younger doesnt mean she wont care for it.
I kind of agree, i know what lucy is saying but i also know what you are saying too.
I am 14 and i love my baby deano more than anything in the world! He follows me everywhere, he sleeps with me, resting his head on my arms - i am totally in love with that little dog and i feel that my age does not affect how much love and care i can give him.
On the other hand, i know that people especially under the age of 16 can be unappreciative of the breed, and think of the the chi as a fashion item and can boast about the size and smallness of the chi! Also the girl will be loving the attention from everyone and it will probably go to her head!
If i was there, i would have corrected her and told her to get some knowledge of chi's before taking a chi into her life. It makes me so mad that people can rig a dog into their lives without knowng every inch of information needed to care for a dog of any size!
so i suppose i can understand why with her usage of the word teacup that you presume that little dog will not be cared for with all the respect it deserves.
 

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I agree it is frustrating when someone acts like they know it all, and they usually don't have a clue! I think it is very sad that chis have become "fashion statements". We can thank Britney and Paris for that!!

However, I do think that it is unfair to assume that young teenagers will not be responsible enough to properly care for their pets, whether it be a chi or any other breed. They have to be taught to be responsible pet owners, and that is where the parents come in.

My grand-daughter is 18, and has had a mini-doxie since she was 14. This is her dog and her responsibility, including grooming, bathing, feeding, training, housebreaking, and vet visits. From the age of 15, she has paid all the vet bills, and for the food. She absolutely adores her and treats her like a child. I think it is unfair to assume all teenagers will be irresponsible pet owners. It is up to the parents to set an example and teach them responsibility.

Sorry, didn't mean to get off on a tangent here, but this is sort of a sensitive subject with me.
 

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I agree too... loads of children..teens.. find chis to be a part of their outfit... should i say or a fashion accessory... but not all! You get full grown adults that are just as immature and want TEACUPS and beleive their dog will be no more than 2lbs. It all depends on the person... and how much they have researched the breed itself. I dont think its right just because a teen hs a chi that we should streotype them as just wanting it as a fashion accessory ect... as I know and Im sure we all do that these immature people come in all shapes sizes and ages... they just havent bothered to do their research. Though in 16 year olds ect.. the fashion craze is probably more higher as they're more into fashion...competition...school... ect.. everyone wants to be popular... but that doesnt mean everyone will want to buy a chihuahua just to make themselves look good. Evan some of the popular top girls in schools may not want to do that to a dog.. you'll be surprised!
I for one am 16... am off to college to get my National diploma in art and design with a fashion pathway (worth 3-4 a levels) and am going to sit an english a level on the side (just for my own knowledge) to then hopefully get into the london college of fashion. But thats because I have a genuine love for fahion and creativity... I want to be a performer in life but... my fashion education is something to fall back on. You could call me one of those 16 year old girls that just wants a chi for fashion but... FAR FROM IT. I wouldnt have researched and waited for 2 years to get one... I have a genuine love for animals.. dogs .. cats and now feel that I am ready and mature enough to have a pup for its entire lifetime!
Im not out to impress anyone.. everone I tell say "ewwww a RAT DOG!!!' :evil: Why dont you get a big dog instead???" But I say no.. I chi is what I want.
In your case though.. shes defenatly a using the chihuahua as a fashion item...wannabe.. lets hope her chi turns out to be an alsation lmao....
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chimom said:
I agree it is frustrating when someone acts like they know it all, and they usually don't have a clue! I think it is very sad that chis have become "fashion statements". We can thank Britney and Paris for that!!

However, I do think that it is unfair to assume that young teenagers will not be responsible enough to properly care for their pets, whether it be a chi or any other breed. They have to be taught to be responsible pet owners, and that is where the parents come in.

My grand-daughter is 18, and has had a mini-doxie since she was 14. This is her dog and her responsibility, including grooming, bathing, feeding, training, housebreaking, and vet visits. From the age of 15, she has paid all the vet bills, and for the food. She absolutely adores her and treats her like a child. I think it is unfair to assume all teenagers will be irresponsible pet owners. It is up to the parents to set an example and teach them responsibility.

Sorry, didn't mean to get off on a tangent here, but this is sort of a sensitive subject with me.
Wow, kudo's to your grand-daughter. Somebody raised her right. :)
 
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