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The same breeder has a litter of 3/4 chihuahuas and 1/2 powderpuff crestie. I don't actually know that is but they look mostly like chihuahuas. She said they tend to be around the same weight and size but a bit more fluffy. Everything will be the same of Cassidy except the papers. Microchip, vaccination, puppy pack and the time and care that is put into them. There is a litter of 8. 4 boys, 4 girls. There is one long haired girl that she will be keeping, one short haired girl and two long haired girls that I am looking at; Lily and Savannah. She has sent me pictures of a past puppy and some adult ones...see below.



All of the ones below are from past litters apart from the second one in the pic of the two sitting up. The one on the right is Cassidy's full chi grandma Dixie. Alfie is the boy with the gorgeous red coat.



And last but most importantly is Savannah and Lily, the pups I am considering. Savannah is the sable one and Lily is the....she described her as cream but I'd call her more of a champagne colour? I like the look of the sable one but I'm not a big fan of curly coats. She said she thinks it would straighten out but the pup in the first picture is an example of one who surprised her and stayed curly. I don't really like the colour of her coat at the moment but I would LOVE it if she went the colour of Alfie. If she did she would be first choice, but of course I don't know. Lily is gorgeous and as they both stand, is my favourite because I love her the colour she is and now she has darkened she probably won't change too much. The breeder said she is charting to be very small. Her half brother has come back to live with them because the owners' circumstances changed and he's currently full grown and weighing in at 1.2kg (the same weight as Mylo at 10 weeks). Of course small is cute, but I worry about the size difference between her and Mylo and also her being more easily hurt when I have kids etc.



They're £550, which I think is a bit much for a cross but I would still be getting the benefit of a KC assured breeder even though the dogs are not pedigree.

So, what do you guys think? What pup if any? Sorry yet again for a stupidly long post!! And thanks in advance.
 

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Update: she sent me an email to say that Savannah should reach about 5lb. Lily won't but should be quite robust. Savannah tends to be curious and on her trip into town in a carrier she loved the attention, fuss, cuddles, noises and watching the world go by and Lily is the quiet, cuddly one. She enjoyed the attention and cuddles but was happy to snuggle up in the bag after that. She said that she checked the undercoat of Savannah and it's a good bit lighter so she thinks she will lighten up a fair bit. She also just sent me a pic of her as a very young pup and she's pretty dark so she has lightened a lot already. Thanks for listening to my rambling!
 

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Melissa of course they are cute, all pups are cute. But personally I wouldn't
support a breeder of mixed dogs. But this is your choice at the end of the day,
just keep in mind that health & temperament come before looks, make sure to do
your homework and not get scammed. I wish you luck, and will look for updates.
 

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I have seen some Chi/Powder Puff mixes that actually look more like a purebred Chi than many true purebred Chis. If you don't care about getting a purebreed, go with your heart. But just remember, you can definitely get a pure Chi if you just wait a little. Those puppies are both really adorable, by the way. I would have a hard time deciding based off looks. Based on personality, I'd probably pick the more outgoing one. Gemma was the shy puppy and she's great, but I would probably never want to pick the shy one again. Much more difficult and more work to socialize and introduce to new things.
 

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I don't think I would ever pay that for a mixed breed puppy. I also agree with LS, I would not support a breeder that did so.

I still don't understand why she would breed mixes purposely, but I understand that it may be common practice in the uk.

Also, you have to think about more than just looks. Do you know about the temperament and personalities of Chinese cresteds? Do you know common issues with them?

I'm not saying to not get one of the puppies- I would just really think about paying that much money for a mixed breed dog sight unseen.


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I think they are really cute but I feel like that is way too much money for a mix and I don't want you to settle! Also, Xmas is right around the corner and here by me, breeders go nuts during that time bc it's prime season for puppies! Is that how it is by u??
 

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I'm planning to look up the breed tomorrow as I know literally nothing about them. I'm not sure why she breeds crosses but she did say that both parents are family pets. I do think they're rather highly priced for a cross though. They are well socialised, microchipped and vaccinated though.

I'm not trying to start an argument or anything but I'm not really sure what the difference between breeding crosses and pure bred dogs is? If they're bred for temperament by someone who puts a lot of time and effort into socialising them and finding the right homes for them and does find homes for them and indeed takes them back if and when people are unable to keep them. They're health checked and socialised I'm not really sure what the difference is?
 

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LOL most breeders over here refuse to sell pups over Christmas. Definitely not the good ones. It is considered really bad to a) give live animals as presents and b) to introduce a new puppy into a household at such a chaotic time.
'A dog is for life, not just for Christmas' is a well known slogan over here.
Lots of people still do give/get pets for Christmas, rescue centres are always full in January. Sadly often with older pets that have been moved on to make way for the new one :(
 

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I think they are really cute but I feel like that is way too much money for a mix and I don't want you to settle! Also, Xmas is right around the corner and here by me, breeders go nuts during that time bc it's prime season for puppies! Is that how it is by u??
Presumably but I've no idea. I've never looked for a puppy before we got Mylo :)
 

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LOL most breeders over here refuse to sell pups over Christmas. Definitely not the good ones. It is considered really bad to a) give live animals as presents and b) to introduce a new puppy into a household at such a chaotic time.
'A dog is for life, not just for Christmas' is a well known slogan over here.
Lots of people still do give/get pets for Christmas, rescue centres are always full in January. Sadly often with older pets that have been moved on to make way for the new one :(
Reputable breeders do not breed over the holidays here either. It is usually a recipe for disaster.


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LOL most breeders over here refuse to sell pups over Christmas. Definitely not the good ones. It is considered really bad to a) give live animals as presents and b) to introduce a new puppy into a household at such a chaotic time.
'A dog is for life, not just for Christmas' is a well known slogan over here.
Lots of people still do give/get pets for Christmas, rescue centres are always full in January. Sadly often with older pets that have been moved on to make way for the new one :(
I've never heard of a breeder refusing to sell a puppy/litter around October - that's a little ott to just *assume* they are gifts so early lol
 

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LOL most breeders over here refuse to sell pups over Christmas. Definitely not the good ones. It is considered really bad to a) give live animals as presents and b) to introduce a new puppy into a household at such a chaotic time.
'A dog is for life, not just for Christmas' is a well known slogan over here.
Lots of people still do give/get pets for Christmas, rescue centres are always full in January. Sadly often with older pets that have been moved on to make way for the new one :(
Aw. That's really sad.
 

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Melissa, the problem is when mixing breeds you never know what you are going
to get, temperament, health, looks, it can turn out super or a total mess. Most
reputable breeders specialize in one or two breeds, they are familiar with
genetics, they have an idea more or less what they are producing. I'm a
rescuer, not a breeder, I'm the one who deals with the mutts, I'm not familiar
with genetics. But one thing I know is a good breeder plans their breedings,
they do not simply let the dogs mate randomly. Which I'm assuming is the
case here. Take the Chinese Crested for example, it is around 10-13 pounds,
double the size of a Chihuahua...I'd be afraid of complications when breeding
Chis to Cresteds, because of the size difference. Then you don't know what
you'll be getting looks wise, health wise or temperament wise either...I mean
you mind as well adopt a mutt from a shelter, why pay the crazy sum.

Maybe I'm not making much sense, I'm running on no sleep. It's just my
2cents. As I said it's your decision, go with what you feel is right. We are
all just throwing our opinions around.
 

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Cheyenne, my comment was a response to Zorana's post lol not about this litter.
Ha ha ha!! I was going to say!! What do they do? wait for the Christmas gift packs to start selling in Boots? LOL!! I'm all for precautions but that seemed a *little* much LOL!! Thanks for clarifying - I was sitting super confused the last few minutes LOL!! :D
 
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