As I have said earlier I am looking for a new Chihuahua. I have been in contact with beeper's breeder and she has no litters planned before Christmas but did seem interested in breeding Beeper to continue on his champion blood lines. I was kind of curious how that works because if he is not a show dog and his mom was not one either but his dad was, how will breeding him keep the bloodlines. I mean I know the science of it but what does it really mean in dog breeding terms? I know a lot of you are going to say dont breed my dog and get him fixed. That was the plan until I started to think about having another generation of him as my new chihuahua, because he is the best. I am going to get him fixed when I get a new pup no matter what. Another question is if I choose to not breed him I want another pup and there is another breeder I found on line who has a litter that is due to go home 11/20/04 but in the description it says that pups are ACA registered. I am guessing that is American Chihuahua Association what does that mean? a whole lot of nothing? Should I worry because they are not AKC registered b/c some of her other litters are AKC registered. if they are not AKC registered does that mean that their parents are not either? I know this is a long post but I am curious. Thanks in advance!
If he is your beloved pet, DO NOT breed him, unless he meets the standard perfectly (which he probably won't). The ACA (I think) is the American Canine Association. CCA is the Chihuahua Club of America. I would get the new Chi & fix Beeper. You will be sooooo glad you did :D ---Allie the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?41063 ---Mönica the Kitty http://www.catster.com/?57596
just because your pup comes from a champion father does not neccesarily mean that he himself would be quality enough to breed, as far as chi standard is concerned. if you interested why not enter him in some akc conformation shows and see how he does. then at least you would know if he has desirable chi traits that should be passed on. keeping the bloodlines going means nothing if your dog passes on traits that are undesirable. good luck in your decision. and good things come to those that wait ......christmas is not that far away. how old is beeper anyway ? if he is not even 2 yet, he is too young to be bred anyway.
beeper is 5 and half years old. I was going to show him when we first got him but then I didnt have time and now its probably too late to start with him because he is set in his ways. I have done some research on the AKC website and from what I have read he meets all of the standards. He's 5lbs 6oz, he has the apple dome head with molera, he has the saucy expression, and his body is as defined. The only thing I can see he may not have are his teeth. Is there somewhere I could take him to have professionally checked for standards? I am really hesitant about breeding him but I would love to have a future generation of him. And like I said before I am planning on getting him fixed, I actually was going to get it done last week when he got his teeth cleaned but a couple of days before that we contacted his breeder. The other breeder I was talking about who has the puppy ready to go home at the end of the month said that I can register AKC if I wanted to for 27 more dollars. I am kind of confused as to what the difference is between AKC and ACA. Anyway thanks for the responses! here is Beeper's dogster page http://www.dogster.com/?80151
Beeper, if you were to buy a female puppy chihuahua, she would not be ready to be bred until she was 2 years old. By that time Beeper would be 7 1/2 years old, and I believe that is too old for a male dog to be bred. I am not 100% positive on that, though, but Im pretty sure.
Acey, I would never want to be the breeder. I am not qualified to do so at all. I just liked the idea that my breeder had about breeding him to keep on his bloodlines and traits. If I did get a female dog I definately would have her fixed, I just think that females are harder to deal with when they are not fixed. Beeper is the first dog I have had that is not fixed, yet.
I agree with seeing how close he matches to the breed standard, and also unbiasedly determine his temperment. Is he a friendly, socialable member of society? Or is he a hyper active psycho dog that is nervous and shakes all the time? lol (like my moms Chi) Also, He is getting up there to be bred, I think, personally you MAY have 6 months of where I would feel safe breeding a dog that age. I do not breed my males over 6 at all (or breed my females with a male that age.). Good Luck with whatever you decide to do!
Katz, I did think it was kind of old to breed him also but the vet said he was still able to be bred and so did the breeder. I have been waiting for my aunt to get back into town, because she breeds and shows doebermans and I figured she'd be a good person to ask. Anyway, thanks for the response!
Well, most dogs can breed, lol, well pretty much until they die. But it is not always the best thing for him. We contimplated breeding Naku because he is kind of a rare dog around here. But he is 5 years old and he just is not the best breeding quality dog. So he was fixed yesterday. We do breed our Pomeranians and still prefer not to breed after the 6 year mark on our males.
Oh, don't be fooled- breeding a male changes him- he'll never want to stop! It must be tempting to imagine a brand new baby version of him- but that never, ever happens- not even genetic clones share personalities. :) The ACA is an extremely crappy registry- (read their listed standards... they're all screwy, incomplete and in many cases- RIPPED OFF!)- look elsewhere, if that's the only registry the breeder uses... it probably means her dogs are either limited registration AKC dogs (who shouldn't have been bred in the first place) or petstore dogs (who- shame!- also shouldn't be bred).
I just looked at the ACA website and it is useless. I did however find it funny that when I clicked on locate a breeder or find a puppy under my state it pulled up a Petland. Hmm makes me wonder..... can a pup be AKC registered even if its parents aren't? The breeder I am looking at told me she does have another litter with an AKC pup in the color and sex I am looking for. Now after reading this forum I am a little hesitant of buying a puppy from her because she does have 3 litters due to go home in the month of November (all with different parents). Thanks again for all the responses!