I found this site and was looking at Chis, I was first very unimpressed with the way the pups look but I was shocked when I read this. . . Unnecessary Vet Visits Before you run to the Veterinarian for a New Puppy Exam or to be sure you received a healthy puppy, consider the consequences. All of our puppies come with a Vet Exam. Every puppy has been examined by an Arizona State Licensed Veterinarian just before being presented to you. This means you are receiving a puppy certified as in good health and free of obvious diseases at the time of sale. You do not need to go to your Vet until it's time for another vaccination or a yearly health visit. An unnecessary trip to the Vet exposes your new puppy to animals with diseases that can be transferred to your pet. This is especially true if your puppy hasn't yet had all it's initial vaccinations. Why take a risk? Take our advice: Keep your new puppy inside and away from animals that spend large amounts of time outside until your new pet has had all it's vaccinations. Otherwise you run the risk of your puppy contacting any number of life-threatening diseases that it is not yet fully protected against. Another way to keep young pups healthy and out of the vet office is to be a responsible pet owner. Do not over-play with your puppy. Toy Dogs must eat every 3-4 hours. Give them time to eat, drink and rest. Exhausting young pups can bring on Hyperglycemia (low blood sugar) problems and cause your puppy enough stress to make them susceptible to bacteriological infection. When you do take young puppies to the Vet, do NOT allow strangers to touch or pet your puppy. Every stranger that touches your puppy until it's had all the initial vaccinations can be passing on a death sentence to your beloved animal. Be sure your pet has no contact with strange animals. Bring your puppy to the Vet in a clean, portable kennel (we provide one free with your purchase) and do not remove your animal until you reach the examination room. Keep the portable kennel off the floor and on your lap as much as possible. Regularly wipe down your portable kennel with clorox wipes and always keep your new pet's environment as clean as possible. Here is the site . . . http://billknell.tripod.com/puppies/puppies.html
well first off its HYPOglycemia that is low blood sugar not hyperglycemia. i would stay away from this person. THINK BEFORE YOU BUY: You are not purchasing an item, you are purchasing a live animal that will become a part of your home. Please be sure that your new family member will be welcomed by all in your household. Discuss your purchase with all family members before you buy! We suggest that you do not surpise someone with a puppy as a gift unless you are certain they want it. We want happy Customers and Pups that become treasured members of a family. Think carefully before you buy. All of our puppies come with first vaccinations, worming and are given a full health examination by a State Licensed Veterinarian. Because no one can predict the future health or lifespan of any living thing, all sales are final and any illnesses or other problems that may develop later become your responsibility once you pick up or accept delivery of the puppy. Due to the delicate nature of toy dogs and because our pups are thoroughly examined by a licensed veterinarian, Cat does not offer a health guarantee or warranty. Most breeders who do, do not have their pups checked by a Veterinarian and only allow for a 36-48 health guarantee. If you have questions, please contact Cathie Knell by email or phone at 480-629-8432 (9am-8pm Arizona Time). no health guarantees, BUYER BEWARE is hwat i would say to anyone considering buying from this CO OP of breeders. is that a new fancy term for puppy mill ?
I'm not sure theres such a thing as an 'unnecessary vet visit'. And it says that the puppies may not be vaccinated? WTH? Who wants to buy a puppy that hasn't had at least one vaccination? If it hasn't had any vaccinations, of course you're going to take it to hte vet as soon as you get it. A health certificate only proves that the puppy is healthy when the vet saw it. Do their puppies come with health guarantees? The part about people washing their hands before touching the puppies is right though, especially beteween touching other dogs.
I think they are saying that to cover their bum. They probably have sold puppies that, when they sold them checked out okay, and then the person brought them to the vet and they caught some puppy cold or something and the buyer contacted them about it. Reputable breeders don't need to cover their bum. They are willing to listen to you no matter what happens with your dog, their fault or not. If they are saying stuff like this, then it means they have gotten complaints. I searched for a breeder for over 6 months before I got my chihuahua. Words of caution: Wizardofclaws, kats (which is the site you listed), texasteacups, and daisylane are all mass breeders that have had complaints against them. Pets4you.com has a few reputable chihuahua breeders, but it's been so long since I have been on there that I'm not even sure if they are on there anymore. What I did when I got my chihuahua was I contacted a person that showed their chihuahuas and had only had one litter in the 5 years they had owned their dogs and asked them for referrences of reputable breeders. In google type show terms and then chihuahua, like "Best in show chihuahua" and sometimes you can find websites of people that show their chihuahuas, but don't breed them, they just want to brag about their dogs, and you can email them about breeders.
Hey guys... I was wondering if you could take a look at this site... This is the breeder I have the best feeling about so far. I'm continuing my search but it's hard since I live in LA and there isn't much room to raise a litter!
I would appreciate any info you have ... If you know of any breeders in the area!