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I contacted the lady I got Cooper from and asked her a question. I asked her if Cooper was infact a full chihuahua or if he was mixed with something. I told her I wasn't accusing her nor was I mad, but I just wanted to be able to tell people what exactly he was when they asked me. This is what she wrote back saying:

"It is a full chihuahua. They sometimes take after poms because that is in the background from when they were first bred. Hope that answers your question."

Do you think she said that because maybe he has some pom in his bloodlines?
 

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fishy

maybe ..it could be.... i don't think breeding with poms is allowed...
Anyway it sounds fishy to me.....
But cooper is a doll,that's a fact :wink:

kisses nat
 

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It sounds really fishy to me too!!! The way she wrote it seems like she thinks all chi's come from poms - But I highly doubt that! Maybe she meant just Coopers family was bred with poms a long time ago??? Then he isn't a full chi. Whatever.

Thanks Nat, you are so sweet! :wave:
 

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It sounds really fishy to me too!!! The way she wrote it seems like she thinks all chi's come from poms - But I highly doubt that! Maybe she meant just Coopers family was bred with poms a long time ago??? Then he isn't a full chi. Whatever.

Thanks Nat, you are so sweet! :wave:
to me he's part chi part adorable!
 

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CooperChi said:
I contacted the lady I got Cooper from and asked her a question. I asked her if Cooper was infact a full chihuahua or if he was mixed with something. I told her I wasn't accusing her nor was I mad, but I just wanted to be able to tell people what exactly he was when they asked me. This is what she wrote back saying:

"It is a full chihuahua. They sometimes take after poms because that is in the background from when they were first bred. Hope that answers your question."

Do you think she said that because maybe he has some pom in his bloodlines?
What she told you sounds weird to me :?
Cooper is adorable! :)
 

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awww, thanks so much guys! You are all so sweet!! :wave:

It's not that I'm mad that he is cross with something - I just would love to be able to tell people what exactly he is when they ask about him that's all. But that lady we got him from sounds pretty crooked - oh well, I love him to bits!!
 

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i don't even think he has much of a pom feature. he looks to me like this chi/jack russel that comes to board ar my job. i know what you mean as to why you want to know. i don't see you as the shallow type that wouldn't love him any less if he was mixed with something else :)
 

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:D He's a cutie! and I love him. Now to your question and her reply...She's full of bull. He's probably a chi/pom mix if you think he's mixed with something and she was just trying to cover it up or doesn't know better. Chis are a breed or their own, pretty old too..their ancestors go back to Egyptian times apparently according to some theories or the Aztec indians in Mexico around the 1500's and earlier, nobody has crossed anything with anything to get chihuahuas..well, maybe accidentally :wink: and you can tell the difference :wink: I'll say don't worry about it maybe he is full chi..sometimes people say Stinky HAS to be a mix because they have never seen hairy chihuahuas :roll: :D

P.S. :shock: Chi/Jack..NO WAY!! :D :D that's taking it a bit too far me thinks.. :lol: :lol: :wink:
 

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Thanks Vala, you are always so helpful!

I think she's just maybe trying to cover herself by saying that chi's come from poms. Because Like you said, chis are their own breed. Oh well, I will just forget about it :D I don't really see Jack russell in him either, but I guess you never know. :D

Thanks again.
 

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I read somewhere online awhile back that Poms were used to create long-hair Chis. :?
Hmmm, thanks TuckersMom, I am going to do some research and see what I can find out.
 

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I dont think she is being "upfront" with you either, she is trying to save face--Cooper is a doll baby :D
 

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Here is what I found - it doesn't sound like anything is really for sure. A couple different opinions.

There are many theories about the origin of the Chihuahua varying from Ancient Egypt, to Europe, to its development in South America, well before Columbus discovered it. What is certain is that the Chihuahua came from Mexico.

The Aztecs bred two types of dogs. The larger one was eaten and the smaller one was kept as a companion and used in religious ceremonies. It was believed that these little dogs acted as a guide for the dead enabling them to cross the River of Death to the Underworld. The dogs were killed and cremated with their owners to guarantee a safe passage.

Spanish Histories available from South America indicate clearly that the Indians kept really small dogs but these were not heard of outside Mexico until the end of the 19th century when the Opera singer Adeline Patti was presented with a male while on tour. When the railway was finished in 1911 Mexico's isolation ended and the small dogs became sought after. The Indians bred them especially for the Americans. In 1923 the Chihuahua Club was established in the U.S.A. and a standard was set down.

At this time a dog called Caranza, owned by the writer and painter Owen Wister, was the most noted sire of the day. He was described as a long coat and started what was considered one of the finest strains in the world, the Meron line of long haired dogs. There are however many reports that long coated Chihuahuas originated in America when smooth coats were mated to Pomeranians, Pappillions and Yorkshire Terriers.
 

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I dont think she is being "upfront" with you either, she is trying to save face--Cooper is a doll baby :D
I agree with you. Thanks for the compliment! Coop is flattered! :D
 

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i don't even think he has much of a pom feature. he looks to me like this chi/jack russel that comes to board ar my job. i know what you mean as to why you want to know. i don't see you as the shallow type that wouldn't love him any less if he was mixed with something else :)
Ooops sorry, I missed this post! My friend didn't think he had much pom features either. So I'm not sure what to think. Thanks for understanding why I want to find out!! :D
 

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I read somewhere online awhile back that Poms were used to create long-hair Chis. :?

and i heard it was paillion??? who knows. i dont' understand why she couldn't be upfront with you when you made it clear you don't care and you love him either way.


as for the chi jack, i swear he looks almost identical to "villian" this dog that comes into my job all the time and the owner knows for sure that he is a chi jack (her sister and her brothers dog's had a baby "villian" and the one was a chi (long hair) and the other was a jack. he's cute too, but kinda on the jack russel hyper side lol. i'll try and get a pic of him next time he comes in.
 

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TuckersMom said:
I read somewhere online awhile back that Poms were used to create long-hair Chis. :?

and i heard it was paillion??? who knows. i dont' understand why she couldn't be upfront with you when you made it clear you don't care and you love him either way.


as for the chi jack, i swear he looks almost identical to "villian" this dog that comes into my job all the time and the owner knows for sure that he is a chi jack (her sister and her brothers dog's had a baby "villian" and the one was a chi (long hair) and the other was a jack. he's cute too, but kinda on the jack russel hyper side lol. i'll try and get a pic of him next time he comes in.

That would be awesome if you could get a pic to show us!!! Thanks!!!!!!!
 
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