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Hi...my name is Adria and I am new here. Actually, this is my first forum and I have no clue how to use them. Anyways, I have 3 dogs...my baby being a long haired Chihuahua named Theodore. He is an absolute sweetheart. I would love to be able to breed him but have NO clue about how to even find anyone around my area to be able to do so. Any ideas?
 

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Hiya Welcome to CP.
 

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I would just like to have a puppy from him. He's a real sweetheart and I think...hope..his puppies would have a good disposition.
 

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Welcome to the board. Unless your dog is 'show' quality this board, by and large, discourages breeding. Are there multiple champions in his pedigree? Has he been seen by a GOOD breeder, and THEY say he is of an excellent prospect for showing? I would keep in touch with his breeder, and maybe get a brother or sister from them? An 'intact' male is sometimes a pain with 'humping and marking' all over the place. This is largely gone if they are neutered at 6 months, before the hormones get going. Good luck in whatever you decide. Sue
 

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The only thing I know of his background is his parents. I don't want to show him. He only had one brother and he was sold and the breeder is gone from my area now. He is 2 years old now and yes, I initially had a problem with the marking but its pretty well resolved now. And the humping...well, he only seems to like my dads male dog..lol. I just want a puppy by him is all. Thanks!
 

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You'd be better off buying a puppy than trying to breed one from your dog. Who would want to use him? Has he been shown? Health tested? What does he have to offer the breed? A cute face? Just go to petfinder.com or any shelter in the country and you will find pups just as cute as he is. There is no reason to breed a litter unless you are improving the breed. And that means breeding to the standard and health testing your dog before he is bred. (Eyes, heart, patellas are the minimum health tests per the Chihuahua Club of America recommendations). And no, that doesn't mean having a vet say he looks healthy. ;)
 

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You'd be better off buying a puppy than trying to breed one from your dog. Who would want to use him? Has he been shown? Health tested? What does he have to offer the breed? A cute face? Just go to petfinder.com or any shelter in the country and you will find pups just as cute as he is. There is no reason to breed a litter unless you are improving the breed. And that means breeding to the standard and health testing your dog before he is bred. (Eyes, heart, patellas are the minimum health tests per the Chihuahua Club of America recommendations). And no, that doesn't mean having a vet say he looks healthy. ;)
I agree, wholeheartedly. Same with susan_davis. If you don't want to show; how can you guarantee he is improving the breed? Showing isn't a beauty contest.. it's comparing dogs to sort out the best of the best. It is THOSE who should be bred; as Tracy said they would be actually improving the breed. With as many dogs in shelters now, there's no reason to breed pet quality dogs.

And welcome to Chi-People... there is a lot of GREAT information here. Check out the stickies in the Breeding section too; they might have the information you're looking for!
 
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