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Old 12-19-2006, 03:45 PM
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Slightly OT, but I came across an article the other day about the official world's smallest dog in the Guinness Book of World Records. It's six inches long and full grown. INSANE.
That was a little Yorkie...I think..from somewhere in the UK.

He came from 2 normal sized parents I believe, he was actually on Oprah. He looked more like a dust bunny on the stage.
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:48 PM
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That was a little Yorkie...I think..from somewhere in the UK.

He came from 2 normal sized parents I believe, he was actually on Oprah. He looked more like a dust bunny on the stage.
I saw that dog too. . . they compared him to the size of a soda can. . .
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:57 PM
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Sounds to me like she does not have her mind made up about anything. She is consulting a toy breed vet and is only thinking about it.
That's kinda what I got out of it. Sounded to me like she was not comfortable jumping to take your advice because she does not know you as well as her vet and her breeder. If someone on a forum told me that I shouldn't do this or that with my dog and my vet said it was OK, I would take my vet's advice over theirs. All you can do is hope that her vet gives her the same advice as you did.
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Old 12-19-2006, 06:18 PM
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Is this the one? I read that it doesn't sleep in a dog crate, but in a bird cage. WOWSERS.

Who would purposly breed dogs under standard? I know that ANY breeder, good or bad, can get small pups sometimes, but why aim for it? Dogs that small have health issues most of the time. ANYONE who specifically breeds for that, is either very uneducated (meaning they shouldn't be breeding in the first place) or is just an awful person. I hope you can get through to this person.
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Old 12-19-2006, 06:21 PM
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The chihuahua breed standard is 2-6lbs, but no responsible breeder should breed a chi under 4.5lbs (imho).

This girl doesn't care... she isn't listening to me at all. She is getting an attitude with me now about this. It is just so sad and frustrating, because she has such a high chance of losing her chi if she decides to breed her.
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Old 12-19-2006, 06:29 PM
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Oh is it? I edited the size out of my post. I'm not familiar with the Chis. I know the Yorkie standard is "must not exceed seven pounds" but I wouldn't breed a female under 4lbs. If 2-6lbs is the standard, they probably intend for the male to be the smaller (2-4lbs) and the females larger(4-6lbs), so they can deliver easier. Good luck convincing her. If she cares about the well-being of her chi, she'll give in hopefully.
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Old 12-19-2006, 06:44 PM
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The dog should be at least 1lb lighter than the bitch. Even a small dog can throw larger pups, so it is really dangerous to use any dog on a tiny bitch.

I don't understand why BYBs are trying to "breed down" chihuahuas- like they aren't already small enough!

I would love to post pictures of this chi and the stud she wants to use, but I don't want to get in trouble. The stud is only 12-14 weeks old, and is taller than the female.
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Old 12-19-2006, 06:51 PM
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I don't understand why BYBs are trying to "breed down" chihuahuas- like they aren't already small enough!
My thoughts exaclty. If they aren't small enough for you, then get a hamster or something. That's really the only other furry pet smaller than a chihuahua. lol!!!! Again, good luck!!! Like I said, if she cares about her dogs, she won't breed them. Tell her about all the dangers of breeding such tiny dogs. ANY female can have complications, and they're worse for such small dogs.

Wow, he's only a pup, and he's ALREADY bigger than the bitch? GEEZE. That should be a clue. Does she understand that such a large male will produce large puppies, and they could KILL the bitch? Chances are these pups, and the female are going to die. Ugh. That's awful. What forum is this at? I'd like to go there and see the pix. You can pm me if you'd like.
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I'll PM you the link to the forum
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