The reason I enjoy having a chi that is CHI STANDARD is because a "standard" is more than just how they look, breeders also breed for correct temperament
as for looks, yes, I enjoy that also. I think chihuahuas, per standard, are a beautiful breed and breeders that breed to standard help keep chihuahuas looking like what chis are supposed to look/act like! lol
If we didnt have breeder to breed dogs for traits we like, all dogs would end up looking the same. Chihuahuas would just be..kinda small dogs. without a standard, how do we know what is a chi and what is a papillon, etc..
Yes, being pretty is A reason why I chose to go to a breeder for my chi. he is within standard, and is a beautiful dog. but it is now THE only reason
he has the right temperament for a chi, as in:
Alert, projecting the â€˜terrier-likeâ€™ attitudes of self importance, confidence, self-reliance.
Without breeders breeding dogs that are the right temperament and "look" .. we wouldnt have all the AMAZING breeds we have today.
Its not about pretty. and I dont think Its that you can't understand, I think its that you dont want to.