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Old 12-10-2009, 04:07 PM
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Just for fun. This merle chihuahua picture dates back to World War One.

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Old 12-10-2009, 05:02 PM
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That dog doesn't look merle to me, it looks like an effect of the lighting. It's hard to tell though. Merle has randomly appeared in so many breeds lately that had no record of it before (it can't be carried). It is very fishy to me.

But I'm going off topic.
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:10 PM
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Here is a breeder to check out:
Picasso Chihuahuas - Chihuahua breeder in Canada raising Canadian Kennel Club, CKC, and American Kennel Club, AKC, registered show and pet Chihuahuas | Long Coat or Haired Chihuahuas | Smooth or Short Coat Chihuahusa | Chihuahua Puppies for Sale
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:15 PM
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Again I'll say to go through breed clubs and not on line ads .
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:46 PM
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kudos to you for doing your homework!!!!!!
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:46 PM
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These are for FoxyWench: kind of the type I am leaning towards:

If they come out too big, I will do my best to edit them down..








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Old 12-10-2009, 07:00 PM
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Creams and whites are my fave, even though I got stuck with a chocolate fawn. LOL. Though I do think conformation is more important than color.
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:03 PM
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That dog doesn't look merle to me, it looks like an effect of the lighting. It's hard to tell though. Merle has randomly appeared in so many breeds lately that had no record of it before (it can't be carried). It is very fishy to me.

But I'm going off topic.
Yes, it could just be the lighting, but it does look to me like that dog could be merle. Its not 100% because the pic is black and white... makes it hard to tell. There will always be breeders who are against merle breeding and merle dogs. And we will never know for sure why or how the merle got there. Its quite possible that it was introduced from adding another breed somewhere down the line. But for me, id love to have a longhair merle chihuahua some day. But what Ive found is that a lot them grow up to be way out of standard, and I dont like oversized "deerheads".
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:14 PM
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Again I'll say to go through breed clubs and not on line ads .
Some awesome breeders do have websites though and I think that's what she is looking for, not necessarily an ad.
Breed clubs can sometimes help you find really fantastic breeders that don't have websites though... or if you have people you know that are really into dogs - ANY breeds - in the right way, ask them if they know anybody who breeds chihuahuas! We found Auggie's breeder because my dad's co-worker has whippets and is big on confo and performance, so my dad asked if she knew anybody that bred shelties, and the response was "Oh yeah she does!"
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I like them smaller, I like the short coat, Apple head, Short snout, White, Cream, a solid color, I like the ears a certain way, if I have to wait for a litter for the next four years, so be it.
I'm really not sure what you mean by all this. But, if you're lookng for a chi that's "out of standard," IF that's what you're looking for, I'd suggest going through breed rescue to get the chi. Supporting a breeder who breeds dogs that are out of standard is, IMO, really damaging toward the breed.

Personally, I like the chis that are larger and don't have an apple head. My dog is probably a "deer head" chihuahua, but then she came from a shelter and often I call her a "chihuahua mix" to indicate that she's not a great-looking example of the breed (though of course I personally think she's great looking.
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