Grats on your decision. Make sure you get from a reputable breeder who stands behind the genetics and health of their breeding dogs and puppies. Don't get a dog unless it comes wtih a health guarantee against gentic problems of at least 2 years.
You are going to love your new chi! They are so great and they love to sit and be cuddled. I love my chi's they follow you around they are like a little baby . . . with fur! What kind are you getting? What color? Where are you getting the puppy? I get so happy when I get a new chi! You will be so happy! They are a lot of work and the only thing I guess I could tell you is to be sure the pup eats. They get hypoglycemia real easy so be sure that if the pup is not eating because of being in a new home you sit and feed it. I would normally put the food in my hand and they would eat out of my hand if it was a problem. Then they eat on their own.
Thanx holidayzbliss! I want a short haired tan, or black and tan female! I would like a real small one, but not to the point that I would go out and buy a sick Chi, or a $5,000 one! lol! I am not sure where I am going to get her. I have always gotten my dogs from pounds or shelters. I have three out door dogs. One of my dogs comes in a lot. My Chi will be indoor though, of caurse. They get along well with other dogs don't they? I had always heard they were stubborn and hard to train, but every Chi lover on here I have heard from has said they are not, yall have changed my mind about them!
Oh they are great! Mine play with my GSD! The GSD will roll on his back and let them all hop on him. One is only 4 lbs and he is real gentle with her. I have a black, tan, and white one! I also have a chocolate and tan which I just got yesterday! I was waiting forever to find one that was just perfect! I drove from 4 in the afternoon and did not get home till 11:30 at night. It was a worth while trip though! I have bigger chi's none that are smaller than 4lbs, and the one that is 4lbs is a pup so she will get bigger. I am not into the t-cup thing either. If you find one at the shelter that would be wonderful! How cool would that be! Good luck that would be great! I know you could find mixed ones at the shelter if you don't mind a mix.
***Edited By: holidayzbliss on 6/8/2005 3:42:16 PM*** Reason: spelling
There are plenty of Chihuahua rescue groups if you'd like to adopt! Google "Chihuahua rescue YOURSTATE" and you'll find one that serves you. They're definitely a "fad dog" right now, though- and a large number of the chis out there are not well bred. Thus (and as always), you do need to be careful when selecting a breeder.
Thanx. I do just always keep food out for my other dogs. They are usually good at knowing when to stop eating. Sometimes I have to limit one of my dogs if she gets a little over weight, for agility purposes. Do Chi's ever have problems with eating, like they eat to much?
I guess some chi's could eat to much. Just like any other dog. I have been lucky and mine just eat what they need to eat and are done. I leave food out 24/7. Though I do have a friend that has a real fat chi! I guess it is possible to get them fat! When they are puppy's sometimes they play and never want to eat unless you sit by the food and stay with them. Since chi's always want to be with you that makes sense. Once they get used to the area and that you not going to disappear if you walk out of the room with their food in it - they will then eat alone and be fine. So did you find one yet? How fun!
Thanx pocketpupsnet! I guess it makes since a Chi wouldn't like cold, since they are tiny, but I would not of thought of that. I shouldn't have any trouble though, I live in Texas. The Chihuahua should be fine all year, as long as she doesn't think 85 is cold. Lol! And I am glad u mentioned a soft crate, I probably would have gotten a soft one, but now I will for sure! Oh, and Allie, I live in Texas (incase u missed out on that! Lol!) And I will try and do obediance classes. I think I can.