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Hey all,

Im off to look at a puppy tonight, female Chihuahua, ad says they are "8 weeks old vaccinated, wormed frontlined ready now "

is there anything I need to look out for?

all I know is when we got Diego he was older (11 weeks) I could not have him frontlined as he a) wasnt old enough, and b) didnt weigh enough so had to get the vet to give him something,

I also thought that Chihuahuas had to be 10 weeks or more? Am I wrong?
 

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Good luck,Lily was 8 weeks when we got her no trouble at all.I 'm having to wait till January for my puppy.Sure somebody can answer your other questions
 

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this is the picture, do they lok pedigree to you? The add didnt say, but the lady on the phone said they were predigree.


 

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I think they are darling, but I'm a sucker for pups. :) They do look on the larger side which isn't necessarily a bad thing and also look longer in the muzzle than the standard. I would be more concerned with the 8 weeks and all vacs being ready to go though. So, as a person who has a poorly bred chi and a well-bred one, I would keep looking.
 

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I thought Jack russel too,

When I go view, I will ask to see paperwork too as she said theyre dog lovers registered and pedigree.......

Does that mean anything?

Im not gonna pay the amount theyre asking if theyre x. Diego is pedigree
 

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I think they look like a mix. They won't have nice apple shaped heads and their muzzles will be longer. They will have more of a deer shaped head than the signature chihuahua apple shape. If I were you I'd keep looking but if you don't mind a mix then maybe they are the pups for you :)
 

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DLRC = unregistered. You can "register" anything with them, including crossbreeds, you dont have to supply any pedigrees or paperworks, its a bit of a scam really.

I would continue looking TBH.
 

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Oh, and anything with four legs can get 'papers'. Unless they are KC papers, they are worthless. Over here it's AKC papers, but I believe there it's KC.
 

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oh ok, so if we fall in love with them, how much for a x breed should I pay max.... theyre yp for £700

I have also contacted a lady closer to me for less who has kc reg ped pups, but dont know if theres any left..... shes not replied
 

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You can get a registered pup for £700. I personally wouldnt pay anything for a cross breed, i'd rather rescue one so about £150 would be max IMO as thats about what you'd pay for a rescue.

If you have your heart set on a chi which i assume you did as you must have been searching for one, then i would stick to that. Its so tempting to just go and see whichever come up first and its almost impossible to walk away from a cute puppy, but its such a commitment, you really need to make sure you're getting the dog you want if you're parting with several hundred £££s for your new pet!

If it were me, i'd walk away and try to find some more. Try champdogs, thats how we found our two (very well bred, registered!) bitches for a similar price to these pups.
 

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Papers often are not worth the paper they are printed on. It is NOT a warranty of quality AT ALL. It means the parents were the same breed. As we know, you can have a pedigree Chihuahua who doesn't look like one, or looks a mix, and still be papered.

Just like the title on a car. You can have a showroom beauty that is gorgeous! Or you can have a clunker rusted out piece of crud.... and on PAPER they will look the same. Same make, model, year. But they are obviously very different in quality. Same with dogs.

Some unscrupulous breeders will advertise 'warranted by AKC.' Or we are a "member" of AKC. The AKC is a registry. ONLY. It registers dogs, just like the UK Kennel Club does. It does not imply quality in the least. It simply means the parents were the same breed. You could have a 20 pound Chihuahua and it could still be KC or AKC registered.
 

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I wouldn't bother looking tbh you could get a well bred kc registered for £700 easily

8 week well I got daisy at 8 weeks no vaccs nothing would I do that again?! No 12 weeks fully vaccinated and socialised anything less I wouldn't bother personally
 

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oh ok, so if we fall in love with them, how much for a x breed should I pay max.... theyre yp for £700

I have also contacted a lady closer to me for less who has kc reg ped pups, but dont know if theres any left..... shes not replied
I can't believe she's charging that amount. I would keep looking. They probably are hard up for cash and will find people willing to spend that. But I can almost guarantee that those puppies will NOT look like the chihuahua you want when they are grown.
 

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He doesnt look like our little Diego. Our puppy has pointy ears..... in the picture they dont.

Im not one of those people who will go see a puppy and instantly buy one.

Im gonna go see what theyre like in person and say thanks for letting us have a look, were seeing another one tomorrow? or Saturday ? and take it like that
 

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Yes they look like Jack Russell crosses.
Bet she doesnt have the papers yet either!
Red Flag!! Be careful!!
 
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