i am so confused!!! when i bought him, the breeder told me he would weigh no more that 5 pounds!! should i call him to let him know he is a lier??? i wanted a teacup chihuahua and he told me he was. i love my dog to death, it just makes me angry when "good breeders" lie to get money out of you.i dont even know if he is a full chihuahua!
That's one big chihuahua, as the breed usually weighs between 2-6 lbs. There's actually no such thing as 'teacup' chihuahua and a good breeder would have told you that right away.
You say your breeder was a 'good' breeder. Were his dogs registered with the AKC? Did he show his dogs in AKC conformation events? Did he provide you with a full pedigree and registration information when you purchased your dog? Did you see your pup's sire and dam, so you knew how big they were?
Unless you have a contract guaranteeing that your pup would remain under a certain size, there's nothing you can do. Certainly I hope you don't love your dog any less despite the fact that he's larger than you expected, he's still a very small dog as far as dogs go.
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.
Sounds like he wasn't the breeder you thought he was. Him selling the pup as a teacup should have been your first clue seeing as there is no such thing. Its just a cute name used as a gimic to sell pups faster or at a higher price. But since thats what you say you were looking for i guess you didn't know the term teacup is a red flag. You won't be able to do anything against the breeder though. Hes still cute, just not the perfect example of the breed.
I am sorry you didn't get what you want, but don't call this person a good breeder. If they didn't tell you there was no such thing as a teacup chi. I think your dog is adorable, and love him just the same. Did you check the parents size, if you don't know if he is pure you probably didn't ask to see the parents of the dog. I wouldn't get mad at the breeder, he just saw you comming. You must not have been really informed, or had done your research. Sorry to sound rude, but you need to blame yourself also. Unless there is more to the story then you wrote
I have 2 chihuahuas and both are almost a yr old and weigh about 4 to 5 lbs.I too have learned from my mistakes about buying from what was told to be a good breeder.I just love my dogs even if it is full blooded are not.
That's right there is no such thing as a teacup or a pocket puppy or whatever they are trying to say to get more money now. Any "GOOD" breeder would of told you that I have had people storm out of my house because yes my dogs are small 3-7 lbs is breed standard for poms my females are 5 -6 lbs the males have been 3.5 -4 lbs and the male puppies usually take after dad females after mom,
These people asked how big the puppies were going to be remember no breeder can give you a dead on weight only and estimate I use a growth chart and i told them around 3.5 -4 lbs and they asked so is it a teascup? I said no there is no such thing they argued and i finally told them to look up the breed standard there is NO SUCH THING they are toy dogs and that's it
At 5 months that is a very large Chi, but they can get that big as adults. Is your puppy overweight at all? There are helpful weight charts for Chihuahuas that you can find easily online. You plug the dog's weight and age in and it estimates the adult weight of your puppy. However, it is much like children. One never can guarantee the adult weight of your puppy. Even the parent's weights can be wrong. A puppy can draw from 7 generations of genes and there can be very small puppies in the same litter as a very large litter mate. Sometimes some puppies just stop growing while the others go through growth spurts. 8 lbs at 12 months is normal, but would disqualify your dog in a show. I agree that you should enjoy your dog and if you want a smaller one to add to your family do more research online to become better educated with the varied sizes of this breed.
even if he is not a pure chi i still love him alot!! i have 3 other dogs: pitbull,golden retriever, and a westie-poo, they all love him as much as me. i guess i should have done my homework before i bought him, but it was a christmas present and the same day i heard about him i bought him. i dont love him any less!!! he is my baby! thank you everyone.
His picture looks like a chihuahua, although not a well breed one. I have seen Chihuahua's that big. It is hard to guarentee the weight based on the parents. A larger dog may come from the grandparents or further back. I have tried to explain the Teacup Myth to customers and they get mad and hang up. I have also had people want "deer" Chihuahua's and "melon heads". Chihuahua's are supposed to have "apple heads". I have heard many people say you are not a good breeder unless you show. Personally, I hate the show rings. I don't feel the dogs are treated well by many of the handlers. They spend a lot of time in crates, on planes, etc. Although I have show quality dogs with many champions, I do not show them for this reason. I don't make any money on my dogs. As a matter of fact, I am $5000.00 in the hole from 2007. I do it for the love of the breed. So, I feel showing is a matter of preference (I know this will get something started). Anyway, this little fellow should be fixed and loved as your pet.