aaaaaand there are rescue dogs that fit that profile? There are, but they don't fit the perfect cookie cutter appearance wise. Which is my point. So if there is a resuce dog that fits that, but you chose a breeder dog, IMO you have based alot of that decision on looks.
No. I based A LOT
of it on health. I know romeos lineage, I know his parents, I know they were health tested, I know his great grandparents and their health test ratings. I also know the temperament of his parents.
Do I think Romeo is cute? extremely so. and as I said, it was A factor in my decision, but it certainly wasn't the biggest factor, nor was it "alot".
I didnt choose a shelter because I didn't want to take the risk of choosing a dog that down the road, would have the major health problems/temperament issues commonly associated with badly bred chis. No, not ALL rescue/shelter chis have these problems.. but many do. I did not want to take that risk, that is MY personal choice.
You want to believe that I went online and found the cutest little doggy from a breeder and bought him for that reason on the spot and im sorry, but that simply IS NOT TRUE.
There is more than a well bred chihuahua (or any dog) than looks. Im sorry you can't see that.
I really hope that all people that are in rescues aren't as judgmental as you, because then I really will never be adopting a dog from a rescue, thats for sure.