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i was looking for a chi pup a breeder e-mailed me with a NEW breed of chihuahua.

mich28
November 25th, 2006, 12:02 PM
hello,
i've been searching forever for a chihuahua pup in the winnipeg,mb canada area as i only live 4hrs away.a breeder e-mailed said she had italian chihuahua's i e-mailed back asking what is a italian chihuahua never heard of them.i was told half mini grey hound and half chihuahua they look similar to a min pin.asking a large amount of money and pups aren't registered.i should say still looking for a chihuahua pup lol.

erykah1310
November 25th, 2006, 12:35 PM
Yup, I would tell her "Nope, Im looking for a chi not a chi mix" and then I would let her know that I didnt find her breeding practices very ethical at all and will be searching elsewhere. She has fallen into the "Designer breeder" category now.
:frustrated:

OntarioGreys
November 26th, 2006, 07:22 AM
It is a mixbreed crossed between an italian greyhound and a chihuahua and the pups cannot be reqistered both breeds have enough health problems on their own, you don't need to start crossing them to create more, this is one breeder you want to stay far away from, if anything run as fast as you can.

I am going to search for a better breeder in Ontario

OntarioGreys
November 26th, 2006, 09:27 AM
Hmm It does not look like theri are too many breeders I am impressed with here in Ontaro, found one in Alberta that covered most of the points I would look for in a good breeder.


This one I consider iffy they do show, there is no mention of genetic testing, ther website is too cutesy so that puts up red flags for me, and it seems they are breeding for the pet market rather than for show
http://www.tinyteacupchihuahuas.com/past.htm

Another breeder that shows but provides very little info on sires and dams of pups and no mention of genetic testing
http://www.chihuahuapuppyhavencanada.com/

Another that is showing that does not appear to be breeding titled dogs more no mention of genetic testing

http://www.lilmiracleschihuahuas.homestead.com/Puppies.html


Of all the sites I have went thru this breeder I have found is the only one I would consider, all males and females used for breeding are titled, it helps he is also the Chihuahua Club of Canada Director - Ontariohttp://www.buddysrus.ca/site/pages/main.html You might even want to contact to see if there is a breeder he would recommend closer to you, they are located in London ont

LL1
November 26th, 2006, 09:48 AM
You could try Chi rescue http://www.ccrt.net/index.shtm they have some adorable dogs looking for homes,and would know the scoop on Chi breeders.

LM1313
November 26th, 2006, 11:45 PM
hello,
i've been searching forever for a chihuahua pup in the winnipeg,mb canada area as i only live 4hrs away.a breeder e-mailed said she had italian chihuahua's i e-mailed back asking what is a italian chihuahua never heard of them.i was told half mini grey hound and half chihuahua they look similar to a min pin.asking a large amount of money and pups aren't registered.i should say still looking for a chihuahua pup lol.

Have you tried rescue groups?

Unfortunately, chihuahuas are one of the hardest breeds to find a GOOD breeder for because there are so many bad backyard breeders. Be sure that any breeder you go to does health tests. Like other people said, this person isn't even selling real chihuahuas, just mutts!

mich28
November 29th, 2006, 11:03 AM
i know its hard to find a breeder for chihuahuas and a good one at that.i had one lady going to sell me a chi for 1200 and when i was interested she then let me know the pup had cherry eye and she wasn't going to get it fix cause it was small and she could live like that.the funny thing was she never posted the pic with the cherry eye and this pup was going to be a breeder female.

jawert1
November 29th, 2006, 02:22 PM
Why not check out petfinder.org? I'm seeing a lot of rescues in Ontario (though geographically I'm not sure where you're located in relation to Peterborough or Toronto), and many chi's up for rescue :)

jeb032302
December 23rd, 2006, 12:58 PM
Hi everyone! New to this site & a dog lover.
I would like to get advice b/c I see a lot people here are against mix breed dogs. I am curious to know why. I own two of them, my experience with them has been wonderful and I wouldn't trade them for the world. Bella-my Pekepoo (yes I realize this isn't a recognized breed, but by calling her this you know what kind of dogs she is mixed with) and O'Riley my Maltipoo are the best dogs ever. I am surprised at the bashing of these animals( not neccesarily here, but on other websites as well). I feel my mutts are the best choices for my family for several reasons. First off I bought both of them within my family budget, which isn't $1,000 I'd spend on a purebred dog. 2- My husband has pet allergies and are choices are limited to about 9-10 dogs(expensive purebreds) dogs that were bred with poodles give us other options(and neither of our dogs bother him.)
3- Before buying these puppies (out of the newspaper) I searched 3 different pounds in surrounding counties with out any luck of finding a dog my husband can handle. Rescue places will not allow me to rescue a small dog b/c I have a small child.
I know we are not the only family under these circumstances and I support "mutt breeders" b/c they are beneficial to families like our own.
I guess there are ups and downs to buying a mutt, but my experience has been great! I'm so happy with both of my "kids". My dogs get regular checkups with the vet, and both are very healthy playful dogs, who everyone loves. I feel that with all mammels, you never know future health problems. Even with humans, I don't know anyone who hasn't married someone they loved b/c of a family history of health problems, that will be inherited to their kids(heart diease, diabetes..) Same thing with dogs, no matter where they come from, or how much money is pd. you can never see the future.
I did not post this to argue. I am simply curious to see what others have to say b/c I don't understand all the fuss against "designer dogs."

jeb032302
December 23rd, 2006, 12:59 PM
Hi everyone! New to this site & a dog lover.
I would like to get advice b/c I see a lot people here are against mix breed dogs. I am curious to know why. I own two of them, my experience with them has been wonderful and I wouldn't trade them for the world. Bella-my Pekepoo (yes I realize this isn't a recognized breed, but by calling her this you know what kind of dogs she is mixed with) and O'Riley my Maltipoo are the best dogs ever. I am surprised at the bashing of these animals( not neccesarily here, but on other websites as well). I feel my mutts are the best choices for my family for several reasons. First off I bought both of them within my family budget, which isn't $1,000 I'd spend on a purebred dog. 2- My husband has pet allergies and are choices are limited to about 9-10 dogs(expensive purebreds,) dogs that were bred with poodles give us other options and neither of our dogs bother him.
3- Before buying these puppies (out of the newspaper) I searched 3 different pounds in surrounding counties with out any luck of finding a dog my husband can handle. Rescue places will not allow me to rescue a small dog b/c I have a small child.
I know we are not the only family under these circumstances and I support "mutt breeders" b/c they are beneficial to families like our own.
I guess there are ups and downs to buying a mutt, but my experience has been great! I'm so happy with both of my "kids". My dogs get regular checkups with the vet, and both are very healthy playful dogs, who everyone loves. I feel that with all mammels, you never know future health problems. Even with humans, I don't know anyone who hasn't married someone they loved b/c of a family history of health problems, that will be inherited to their kids(heart diease, diabetes..) Same thing with dogs, no matter where they come from, or how much money is pd. you can never see the future.
I did not post this to upset anyone. I am simply curious to see what others have to say b/c I don't understand all the fuss against "designer dogs."
I say if you are interested in a mixed breed chiwauwa(don't know if I spelled that right :) then go for it, possibly could be the best dog you ever had!

technodoll
December 23rd, 2006, 01:03 PM
I am simply curious to see what others have to say b/c I don't understand all the fuss against "designer dogs."

because... because the world doesn't need people making big bucks out of scamming people selling them mutts, that's all... shelters are bursting at the seams with such dogs, there is no valid reason in the world to perpetrate this vicious circle... even your "reasons" are not really reasons if you really think about it... sorry :shrug:

Golden Girls
December 23rd, 2006, 01:42 PM
I did not post this to upset anyone. I am simply curious to see what others have to say b/c I don't understand all the fuss against "designer dogs."Hi Jeb. I guess if you see and hear enough about all the strays in pounds and rescues and/or are active in animal rescue yourself you see 1st hand all the sad eyes with no homes that have been just thrown away. Just the % of euthanized animals daily is enough to tell you there's just not enough homes for the already homeless. Then you open a newspaper or web site and there you see people breeding for profit, not a thought of how much they are contributing to the already overpopulated pet population and the health factor to the poor puppies and the cost to care for them for the owners. That's probably why :o

LavenderRott
December 23rd, 2006, 02:17 PM
I did not post this to upset anyone. I am simply curious to see what others have to say b/c I don't understand all the fuss against "designer dogs."


Every year in the United States an estimated 1.5 million homeless dogs are euthanized. Right now there are 109,695 dogs listed on Petfinder, 22,603 of them are labradors and 1,445 of them are poodles. In a shelter in Alabama, I believe - there is a labradoodle. I saw it just this morning. And I am sure that if I waded through all of those labrador listings I would find a ton more.

A puppy or young adult from a shelter would fit well within the family budget. I have never seen a shelter that charges more then $200 for a fully vetted, and speutered dog.

OntarioGreys
December 25th, 2006, 01:25 AM
did not post this to upset anyone. I am simply curious to see what others have to say b/c I don't understand all the fuss against "designer dogs."


I have had my owned mixed breds over the years and yes they are wonderful dogs as well, and nobody is bashing the dog itself but they are bashing the people who breed them but I did not have to spend several hundred dollars for one, I am against purposeful breeding of them for profit, most are being sold for more than the purebred parents whos come from "Responsible" breeders who are doing careful breeding and a lot of expensive pretesting of parents to ensure quality and good temperment so only the best are bred, a breeder who is do breeding correctly are not in it for profit which means they care about what they are producing the fees they charge are justified, when someone purposely breeds a maltese and a poodle or peke and poodle you can be sure they are not testing eyes, hips. knees, thyroid, etc,etc prior to breeding the parents to ensure the healthiest litters possible, they are not showing the adults in confirmation to prove they are the best of the best, so they have very little cost involved but charge more for a puppy than a responsible , and that I have a major problem with.

technodoll
December 25th, 2006, 10:27 AM
OG, i tried to read your post in one breath and nearly passed out :D that is one looong sentence! :D (but great points)

jeannieboyd
October 8th, 2007, 10:35 AM
*** doesn't list genetics either and all breeding males and females are not posted on their site.

*****, they have the top long coat in Canada for 2006. They are registared with the ckc. You can get a detailed genetic history of your pup from them when you buy which you can verify with the ckc. They do not cross breeds, they are a prure breed chihuahua's. The owner is *******, the web site ********
Very easy to talk to, she has that "everyone is a friend" Eastern presentation

***Please send a pm to the poster for information***

hello,


i've been searching forever for a chihuahua pup in the winnipeg,mb canada area as i only live 4hrs away.a breeder e-mailed said she had italian chihuahua's i e-mailed back asking what is a italian chihuahua never heard of them.i was told half mini grey hound and half chihuahua they look similar to a min pin.asking a large amount of money and pups aren't registered.i should say still looking for a chihuahua pup lol.

growler~GateKeeper
October 8th, 2007, 08:42 PM
please check the date on the original thread this is 1 year old & the op has not been back since :)