I am not saying it to hurt your feelings Pinky, but I have seen her pictures and she is not a good representative of her breed.
When you breed dogs, you want to get the best possible dam and breed her with the best possible sire. You want to breed to improve the breed, to create the best respesentative possible.
She does not look like a well bred Chihuahua. Just because a dog is intact, does not mean that it is suitable breeding stock. I will repeat something that I shared with another TP member last week, just because you can (breed your dog), doesn't mean that you should.
Love her for what she is. She is a loving pet for you and your family. She is not a baby making machine.
There are already enough poorly bred Chihuahuas (and any other dogs for that matter) in this world. We don't need more.
As you get older, getting a job, getting established in your life, then think about starting to save up for the best possible bitch that you can find of the particular breed that you are interested in. Perhaps get a good puppy that has show potential. Raise the dog, train it and compete with it.
After that successful show career, which will be a learning experience for you, then think about breeding, if you still have your heart set on it.
Now, you tell me why you think that your dog is breeding material. Please be honest, because I am being totally honest with you.
well to be honest with you I do believe that she would be great to breed because she has great color and she has a good temperment. she doen't have that three legged thing that chihuahua owners worry about!
why don't you think that she wouldn't be good to breed? what's the matter with her do you think? what makes her a badly breed dog?
when I first got my chi I read up on her a little and they was talking about that when chihuahuas start to run they all of a sudden start to run on 3 of their 4 legs. it can cause them to hurt there leg and they could trip very easly. I asleo herd of them having eye problems but she doen't have that either
just because "she" doesn't have problems doesn't mean that she isn't a carrier for genetic defects. Did the breeder of your dog do any genetic testing on her parents? Instead of asking why "we" think she is unacceptable for breeding, why not ask yourself what makes her acceptable for breeding. Do you really want to breed her, and two years down the road one of her pups developes luxated patellas.....YOU bred her, you are responsible for the genetic soundness of her offspring, and now YOU have left a family with a tough descision to make. Instead of thinking about what you want to do, and how you feel, think about the people who will be financially responsible for these pups. Lets go a little further into the future....the pups who could develope genetic problems is to much for the family, so they dump it at the pound, or worse on the side of the road. Someone like me (a rescuer) ends up with the dog, and has to either put it to sleep, or shell out thousands of dollars to make it adoptable, in the end it's adopted for maybe $200, and the rescue organization is STILL OUT MONEY, all because you thought her color and temperment made her worth breeding.
her ears do come up!! but I have to be talking to her.
I'll post up more pics of her when I take em.
my grandma was the one that bought her. I don't know how many champs are in her blood line. but what does that matter any? I don't want to show her or anything. I wouldn't want to sell any of the pups. I have a few family members that would want one of her pups.
she weighs 5-6 pounds. she is a healthy weight in my opinion.
p.s. how can you tell that she is soooooooo badly bred?
She looks like my friends breeding female in her kennel, she is looking for the proper male to breed her with now. She bought a male this summer but sent it back to the kennel 3 weeks later because he wasn't showuing good signs to be a good male to breed on. This is serious stuff, and you have to serious and reasonable in these things. But as basset said how is her pedegree, having puppies are a huge responsibility.. Have you had her tested? Even if she looks good she might have problems behind her. She can still have sick babies as she could be a carrier. proper testing and getting a RELIABLE mentor as in a chihuahua kennel with extreemly good rep is the only way to go. But as basset said again if you don't breed her they spay her, it minimizes the risk of cancer.
11. Why does a Chihuahua sometimes run on three legs?
It's a condition called Patella Luxation, and it's arguably the single most important genetic problem facing Chihuahua breeders today. Unfortunately it's polygenetic in nature.
Polygenetic means that more than one gene controls it and a range is possible. Unlike the simple gene that causes say eye colour, where you either have blue eyes or you don't, things of a polygenetic nature can have a range. The most common example is size where either large or small is possible PLUS a wide range in between.
The other problem in dealing with this fault is that it usually doesn't show itself until the dog is quite a bit older and probably has already had, or produced, puppies. There is at present no DNA test available to breeders to test for its presence and opinion is divided on whether it can be physically detected in a younger dog. This all leads to major hurdles in eliminating the problem. It CAN be done, and the Chihuahua has come a long way, but any breeder who claims to definitely not have it in their kennel, and any breeder who is prepared to guarantee that any given puppy will not have the problem is trying to fool either you, themselves, or both.
To you, as someone interested in maybe buying a Chihuahua, it usually means exactly what the original question asks. The dog occasionally walks on three legs as their knee-cap pops out of place. As the dog gets older it can lead to arthritis and that can cause the dog more pain than the luxating patella itself. In some cases however, it can be more serious, and can lead to expensive surgery.
Instead of putting your dog through pregnancy and a possible traumatic birthing, just to get pets for your family, you should have them adopt pets from a shelter or a rescue.
Is it worth the chance that you will lose your beloved dog, just to have puppies for the family? If it were my choice, I would opt not.
If they wants pets, they can easily get all the dogs and puppies they need from a shelter or a rescue. There are so many beautiful dogs that are PTS every day because someone thought their little Trixie or Fluffy were cute or sweet or nice and decided to raise a litter.
Again, I looked at your dogs pictures and NO, she is not breeding material. She is not a dog that should be used to create a litter with. You will not be bettering the breed by producing puppies with her.