Okay, here I go. I truly don't understand why there is so much criticisim towards people who want to breed their "pet quality" chis. I myself have rescued/fostered/adopted many species of animals. I have never had a "purebred' (except for the iguana) until I rescued Pearl. She is not up to AKC standards, but I couldn't love her more. She is the most special animal I have ever had the opportunity to share my life with. I can truly see why people want to have chis, registered or not. Some poeple just love the character of the breed. All of the animals I have ever had, whether fostered or adopted, including Pearl (scheduled this month), have been neutered/spayed, all at my expense. With this in mind I hope you see the kind of person I am. I just don't understand why so many of you have a problem with people breeding their chis because they are only pet quality. Some poeple want to have a chihuahua for the character of the breed and don't really care if they conform to the standard or not. Of course this type of dog would not demand top dollar, but as long as bitch and sire are sound I don't understand the problem with it. Please forgive my ignorance about this subject, it's just that i have noted in other threads that it seems to be"bad" to breed your dog if it is not up to standard, and I, loving all animals as I do just don't get it. Some poeple don't have a $1000 for a dog, but $200 for pet quality will make them perfectly happy. As for the argument about rescuing..... most of them have major problems that the average person cannot handle, I know this from experience. So what is the big deal? I want to understand. If it were up to me all pets would come from the animal shelter, but I don't rule the world so I feel there has to be compromise. I hope I don't get my head bit off with this post, I really just want to understand.