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Old 02-16-2010, 02:01 PM
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Good breeders, even if they personally thought that yorkies or chis or paps needed to be 8-10 pounds.. probably wouldnt last long unfortunatly (and thats probably why its not more common). because generally thats not what judges want to see in the ring and thats not what most people want when they want one of these breeds.

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Old 02-16-2010, 02:03 PM
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Good breeders, even if they personally thought that yorkies or chis or paps needed to be 8-10 pounds.. probably wouldnt last long unfortunatly (and thats probably why its not more common). because generally thats not what judges want to see in the ring and thats not what most people want when they want one of these breeds.

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what is the standard for chis?
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:05 PM
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what is the standard for chis?
"A well balanced little dog not to exceed 6 pounds. "
any dog over 6 pounds is disqualified
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:06 PM
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A lot of the issue my breeder has is even breeding two large paps she can end up with one substantially smaller from that pair. Rose for example comes from a near 10 lb mom but she matured to 6.5 lbs. Then again her sire isn't the largest.

A few years ago Beau was one of the smallest dogs in the ring. Now if I got to a show, I see many that are much smaller.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:12 PM
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The Chihuahua breed standard is 2-6lbs... and lately I've actually seen more larger, stockier chis in the ring. It seems more common for 4-6lb chis to be shown and bred.

Personally, if I were to breed, I'd never breed a female smaller than 5lbs. Ideally the male should be atleast 1lb lighter than the female.

I couldn't imagine owning a chi smaller than 4lbs, which is what Rylie weighs. Not only do I have to worry about her getting hurt, things like medications affect her more than they do with my other dogs. Tucker weighs 5lbs, and I think he's the perfect weight for a chi. Chloe weighs about 6lbs.

I'd take a 6lb chi ANY DAY over one that is smaller than 4lbs.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:16 PM
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And by the way, I don't understand why breeders will purposely breed for tiny, tiny dogs. It's not like 5lb dogs are difficult to travel with

Oh, no... the weight from my 5lb chihuahua is just too much. I wish I ended up getting one of those "easier to carry" 2lb chis.

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Old 02-16-2010, 02:22 PM
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And by the way, I don't understand why breeders will purposely breed for tiny, tiny dogs. It's not like 5lb dogs are difficult to travel with

Oh, no... the weight from my 5lb chihuahua is just too much. I wish I ended up getting one of those "easier to carry" 2lb chis.

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Old 02-16-2010, 02:26 PM
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OMG, Romeo looks like he's just KILLING your back! How can you handle carrying such a huge dog?

I used to post a good bit on a chi forum... and there was a member who refused to have "one of those huge 'over 4lb' chis" because they would hurt her back!
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Heh I stalk several toy breed forums but I can't bring myself to post there at all. Toy breed people many times annoy the snot out of me.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:32 PM
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Heh I stalk several toy breed forums but I can't bring myself to post there at all. Toy breed people many times annoy the snot out of me.
Im pretty sure this has come up on my yorkie forum before and most people there agree that 4-5 pounds is the smallest a breeder should go. Ill see if I can pull up some responses later and post them here... is that allowed,
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