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How big of a fault is an underbite in a dog? Should a dog with an underbite autimatically be eliminated from a breeding program or would it be ok as long as the bitch has a good bite and his conformation is good otherwise? Is this a trait that is easily bred out?

I am interested in breeding in the future...I've already read two books on puppy obedience, three on chihuahuas and two on breeding...but still want to learn more. :)

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Thank you... that is pretty much what I thought, unfortunately Charlie has an underbite, I was trying to decide if I should get him neutered or wait but I was pretty sure that I shouldn't breed him with the underbite...too bad he's so great otherwise his coat is really starting to come in. :(

I had another question about eye color, the standard says dark or luminous ruby but it also says light eyes are exceptable in blonde or white dogs. I guess I'm not sure what luminous ruby looks like? And what would it look like in a puppy? since their eyes change...Charlie's were blue/green when I got him.

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Jessi :flower:
 

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Thanks, for the info. We aren't planning to breed for a couple years but are trying to learn as much as possible about breeding and this breed. My fiance's aunt breeds and shows goldens and is very willing to help us but the breeds are so different there's only so much she can really teach us. :)

Charlie we have decided to have neutered because of the underbite, and also he's gotten bigger over the last month and we would rather use a smaller stud which I know we can find from someone else when we're ready or...its a good excuse to get another chi :)

Thanks again,
Jessi
 
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