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A champion bloodline is when the puppy's mother and father are from show kennel stock (A specialist breeder who has bred a certain breed for several generations and have dogs that have won at the highest level) and usually involve most dogs in the breedline being champion show dogs in the UK that involves having 3 Kennel club challenge certificates, which are obtained at championship shows if the dog wins it's class and is placed amoungst the best of breed. Champion sired is when the puppys father is a champion show dog in his own right. The health certificates are obtained from the vets when you have your dogs eyes, heart, and in larger breeds hip scores checked.

The current prices for Chihuahua's are rediculous mainily due to a lot of celebrity chihuahua's. Most show dogs are fawn, cream, red, sable or black and tan. Just because the dog is expensive doesn't make it well bred I recommend you contact some breeders and attend some chihuahua shows to decide what type of chi you want. BTW only the apple-headed chihuahua's are show quality and fit the show standard the deer headed sadly dont due to not having the correct apple-domed head, this doesn't make them any different as a pet though.
 

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make sure you see the puppy with it's mother and siblings it helps to judge what the temperiment could be like if you can also see the father which can sometimes be possible that can also show you what your pup could grow up into. A show kennel or good breeder isn't interested in the huge sums of money and are selling for an average price of between £500-£600 in the uk, anyone who is charging more I would be weary of and I wouldn't pay more for a "rare" colour but thats just me. The good breeders care about where their puppy goes and want constant contact with you throughout your dogs life if they just give you a pup and show no interest in it's welfare I would be worried also be prepared to be quizzed over previous dog ownership and why you want a chi also what hours you work etc.

If I were you I would go on some waiting lists for good kennels rather than buy off an advert, you don't know the dogs background and often (not always) the breeder wont be there for additional advise.
 

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my little Nemo was an apple head - domed head short muzzle short legs, KC standard chi

paris hiltons tinkerbell is a deer head - longer muzzle, flatter skull, bigger ears, longer legs usually thinner and not KC show standard
 

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I tottally agree with you go to some shows and see which dogs you like then you can always ask what breedline they are from. Breeders are very helpfull if they think you want to become involved in the breed and are often flattered you want one of their pups. Just prepare to be grilled and dont be afraid to ask questions yourself that prooves you're really interested in the pup and it's welfare. A good breeder will always be there 24/7 for help and assistance because they love every puppy they breed and even when it is a full grown dog it is still their puppy. good luck also if you do have local breed clubs contact them as they usually have a list of breeders in your area.
 
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