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Old 04-04-2009, 11:11 PM
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My great aunt is retired from breeding chi's (I think) but her lines were/are some of the top animals in the us, and I know that she started health testing, etc. when the tests became available. Her kennel name is Will O'Wisp, if you google them you should be able to find some of the folks working with her lines. At first glance I found these and they look decent.

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I make no claims as to the quality of these breeders (though the last one does ob, confo, and agility with hers ), they just popped up when I googled aunt Millie's kennel name. She was super picky where she sold her pups. It's a start anyway. Hope it helps a little.
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Old 04-04-2009, 11:57 PM
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I went through this for someone in my life. Wow, this is a hard breed to look online for! So many BYB's both large and small scale, I was underwhelmed. So I started making phone calls and emailed the Chi Club of America. I got on lists and started asking. Then I found my state Chi club and inquired, phone calls were the best way to get information. Plus I looked at show catalogs, went to some shows, and got to know some breeders.
And get this, after all of that, they got a dog for free from an accidental litter. All that hard work for nothing! So I hope it helps you instead.
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:47 PM
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:24 PM
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Shoot me a PM. I have a good bit of contacts.
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:47 PM
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$3000 is VERY high even for a top quality show/breeding bitch in the chi world.
infact i wouldnt pay more than $1500 for a top quality proven champion bitch...

for a pet...$600-$900 would be about right even here in connecticut...

off the top of my head i dont know any in that area.
have her contact the chihuahua club of america in her location (google chihuahua club of america and her zipcode) they will be able to point her in the direction of some GOOD breeders.

and as a rule of thumb, if properly socilized chis are very social little dogs...
chis love to play and are active, they tend to prefer to play with other chis, but if raised and socilized properly they are fine with most other dogs.
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:47 PM
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im still looking. my head hurts.. I thought that teacup was the worst of it.. HA!!
ive seen micro, teacup, tiny teacup, micro minis, pocket sized,ect..
and it seems to me like with many chi breeders.. size is everything!
its all about weight at birth, weight now, and aprox weight full grown.
health testing? totally unecesary! hes going to weigh 3 pounds! who needs health testing on his parents?? who of course are not pictured on this website anywhere.

oh and how does a chi breeder, with the average litter size being 2-4 puppies have 5 pages of available pups with 10 pups on each page?!

but on a side note. all of this is making me want a chi puppy soooo bad! lol they are so cute!


also for you chi enthusiasts.. whats all this about merles? ..
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:21 PM
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merles are controversial...the merle color didnt show up untill very reacently...making it very likely that the color was introduced by mixing in something with merle coloring normally...(likely a doxie)
and unfortunatly as with any merle dog, breeding merls can be hazardous, especially being that chis can be hidden merles...
some enthusiasts are trying to get the color banned simply because...it wasnt there before, its there now, they must have had it intorduced somehow, must be mixed...

however as of right now it IS accepted in the ring, and it is very pretty, just be sure its not from a merle to merle breeding and watch for health issues.
id love a merle long hair one day, but i also dont think id get one if i was looking for a show/breeding prospect.

finding a good breeder is incredibly difficult! the breed is INCREDIBLY media popular and that makes for ALOT of BYB's...*sigh*

size IS important...but not in the way many of these byb sites are advertising...
if your friend is planning to show knowing the parents weights and an aprox adult weight of the puppy is important because there is such a small accepted range...a chi should be between 2-6 lbs and in the ring males tend to do best when on the smaller end of the range and females do better on the upper end...
if not planning on showing/breeding however size can be important depending on family...a home with young children will do better with a puppy on the larger end of the scale...one with no young children however will work for any size. when it comes to all the fad words though the only ones that are interested in that are the ones in it for a fashion acessory.
(as a side note for the average person anything under 3lbs is way too tiny...)

wheres your friend located? and is she looking for long or short haired?
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:29 PM
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she lives in Miami, shes looking for long haired. gender doesnt matter, as far as size she said 4-6 would be the best weight. Small enough to be carried in a carrier when she flies or goes on trips and large enough to enjoy walking with us and the rest of the crew
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:40 PM
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Proux Kennels
one to the top chi breeders in florida! their dogs are stunning! they DO however usually have a good long wiating list. there definatly a great place to start though and will be able to direct you in the right direction
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I have a question, I'm looking for breeders but I don't exactly know what health screenings I'm looking for, obviously Hip dysplasia is not a big Chi problem. what should a Chi breeder screen for?
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