The lady said she is getting rid of her because they have too many animals. She has the father which she is keeping, she said the mom got hit by a car. She said she likes to play and is good with kids. The only thing, she said, don't let her barking bother you when you come. She'll bark at strangers for a few minutes. She said that is normal behavior in Chihuahuas. I don't know, what do the chihuahua people here think? Should I go and look? I said I want to look, I can't guarantee that I'll take her cuz I have to see her first.
I'd go look at her. Barking is a typical Chi trait. Something very helpful if you want a watch dog. (watch dog, not guard dog, lol) and they can be trained not to if you would prefer they didn't. Let us know how it goes! I'm all addicted to your Chihuahua quest. lol :)
LOL! I'm glad you are enjoying my quest. I have another question. She said it is a chocolate. So I asked if it was all chocolate or had some white. She said she has black in her too. So now I'm wondering, how can a chocolate have black in it? Wouldn't a chocolate be too dark to show black? I am going to see her in an hour. I have to take my daughter to softball practice first. I'm really nervous. She is asking 250 and says she is housetrained. I just hope I'm not getting a troublesome chi, it makes me nervous when somebody wants to get rid of an older puppy, like maybe it has some annoying habits or something.
It could be a Tri Colored and that's what she meant. My little Chi that I had to part with had a chocolate coat with tan markings on her legs and face. The best example I can think of is a dobbie or Rottie. You know how they are mainly one color and have that 'rust' color on their face and legs?
If she's selling her because she has too many pets like you said, I bet it really doesn't have to do with the dog, but that she's just overwhelmed. At least she can admit it, lol. I see shows about hoarders all the time...so sad. I sold my first Chi when she was a year because of financial reasons. My hubby got laid off from him job when they got bought out. I would just go with your gut. Watch the dog and see if you get any iffy feelings. Be prepared for nervousness and barking though. Most Chihuahuas are like this. But do watch for biting. I know a lot of Chis do this when they're nervous or around strangers, but I wouldn't buy one that bit. But I'm biased because my first Chi and my Chi I have now both are such sweethearts and love everyone. I really think Chi's temperments are because of the people too. I don't know if you read my post, but I saw my Chi that I sold the other day. They came by for a visit, and she was the meanest thing I had ever seen. Nothing like how she was when I owned her. Chis warm up (to one person especially) and if this one is skiddish at first, once she is with you she will cling to you like a sock in the dryer. lol
I'm obsessed with Chi's. It can't hurt to go take a look at her. If you have time to observe her that will give you a better indication of what type of temperment she has. Also, 5 months is still a baby and she is going to probably be a bit more active. Maybe the owners don't want to have a "toddler" in the house right now......not enough time to devote. Hope all goes well.
Im not sure about the chocolate/black thing. She could just have some traces of black hair...
Well, we went and looked and the dog would not stop growling at us and the people wouldn't even let her down and acted like it would bite. I put my hand up to her and she seemed okay but then when I stepped back she barked and growled and made me jump. The kids wouldn't even go near her. Her color was like a reddish brown with black in it, maybe like a sable color. She looked nothing like a chihuahua either. She looked more like a large dachshund mix. Her ears where not erect like the people said, they were down but shorter than a dachshund. She may have been mixed with a chi. They didn't let the dad come out either so I thanked them for their time and left. The search continues.
I love my chi's as well and believe the same as Hunter about that most characteristics of chi's are a result of the owner. My chi's are not barkers and also love people...anyone that comes in the home. Come to the fence when they are out and they may bark for a bit and then run off to the door to come in! I think that you used very good judgement after seeing her. I'm sorry that she wasn't what they claimed she was, but I know that with your determination and all your research you will find your perfect match.
Thanks Huntersmom for offering to help me with my quest :o) I live in the middle of a cornfield in Iowa. I am not too terribley far from the tri-state area of Illinois and Wisconsin. So any of those three states would work. I have surfed the web and it's always something. I am trying to find a breeder with a minimum of a two-year health guarantee and a seven day bacterial/viral guarantee against Parvo and those other bugs. I want a smooth coat, female because I have two unaltered bitches I show right now. Once I've finished them, they will be spayed. I'd like a fawn or merle or other light colored chihuahua. I am looking in the price range of $250 to $400, maybe five if there is an excellent health guarantee. So obviously I am having a hard time finding all of these things in one package or I'm sure I would have had one by now. lol!
Ln, I live in Chicago and I am always looking in the classifieds of the Sun-Times at the puppies that're for sale. I actually looked today while I was at work. If Chicago and its surrounding suburbs are not too far for you to drive I could get the ads for the chis and give you all of the numbers. Today there were like 6 or 7 ads for chihuahuas. There were some for $350. Let me know :)
Chicago is not too far. I visit my friend up there all the time, she lives in St. Charles, so yes I'd be willing to go up there too.
Hi Chibrat, I could wait for yours too, dh goes to DC all the time on travel. I'll have to tell him to try and have some reason to go during the time the pups are ready to go. I have to run this by him first of course before comitting to anything. I will email you.
Hello! well lately I been looking around for a teacup chi. I have been to many many different sites, what's the benifits, and other, and I find them sOo expensive... does anyone know of anyone who is selling them for about 500 or less? If you can PLEASE let me know.
One thing I learned in my search is that there is no such thing as a teacup chi. Of course it is just slang for a smaller chi. But I was told not to buy from somebody offering them as teacups. One reason the smaller ones cost more is because they are more prone to health problems. They also take more time in raising because a lot of them have to be handfed. I learned that they shouldn't cost too much more than the standard sized chi's and if they are, you are being overcharged and should go somewhere else. Don't ever tell a breeder you are looking for a teacup because they will just have a fit about that. Just tell them you are looking for a smaller chi around two or three pounds. Just wanted to spare you a scolding.
Hi tweetie. I've been researching for quite awhile. I have a list of good breeders if you want me to email it to you. Just give me your email and I will send you the list. Right now most don't have any available or they just don't have what I am looking for. What are kind are you looking for? LC or SC, color?
Thank you SOO much LN! I been looking at all the forums and trying to find out as much as i can right now. And just lately i saw this ad in Orange County Regiester newspaper about some breeder, breeding Pom in the attic... ITS sOo sad! I live in California, and it was near where i live and i saw it in the newspaper when i went to work today. I want to adopt the puppies so bad. but i dont know if i should. The topic is called "Shelter besieged over puppies"