Choosing Chihuahuas From Breeders
If you are looking for a new Chihuahua breeder, I recommend that you learn how to go about looking for one. You can do so by getting help from a local Chihuahua club or group. They have information on where to go look for Chihuahua breeders and any vets who breed them. They will also provide you with free Chihuahua rescue listings of dogs who need a home. This can save you time and money and get you off on the right foot.
There are many things to consider before choosing a Chihuahua breeder in your area. First, you should check prices to see if they are reasonable or not. The most important thing is not to get overcharged for your pup. You can check the price at different Chihuahua breeders’ websites. And in the area or go into their stores to look at prices directly.
Next, you should check out their dogs. Chihuahuas are small and some have even been known to be tiny little lap dogs. Check their spaniels for mange and allergies and talk to the staff at the Chihuahua’s facility if you can. Some facilities may even offer a health test to let you know what you may not expect from your new dog. You may be surprised at the good grooming and general health of these dogs.
Cost is always another thing to keep in mind. Do not let the cost of an animal determine what breed you choose.
Most breeds need a lot of love and commitment to thrive. Ask yourself if you can afford it and if so. How much would it cost to keep this dog? You may also want to think about how long it would take to care for a dog that has special needs. Chihuahuas are quite large and you will need to consider if it is financially viable to hire a vet regularly.
You should also ask the breeder how long they have had the dog. This is important because certain breeds have special needs. And if you don’t have experience with certain dog breeds. You may end up causing yourself a lot of grief and heartache later.
Also bear in mind that the breeder will be one of your most important friends for as many months as it takes to bring home the dog. While it may seem like a great bargain now. You never know how your new best friend will act towards you once you have adopted him or her.
Ask them about the breeding process.
Make sure that you are provided with information. About how breeding is done and the healthy dogs that are offered for sale. You can also ask them about the costs involved.
Ask them if the price includes the expenses for deworming and other vaccinations that the puppies may need at some point. You need to make sure that the puppy that you get is truly the best dog and is capable of being properly trained.
Ask about the number of puppies that they currently have available. This will give you an idea of how fast the puppies grow and the number of adults they have who are also looking to adopt. You can also ask how soon you can expect the puppies to arrive. And if the puppies will be available for adoption once you have decided where you are going to adopt them.
If the shelter does not have enough space for the puppies. Then you may have to look elsewhere for a dog. If this happens then you should make sure that you are choosing a reputable shelter.
If you are not familiar with dogs, you should consider taking a training class. So that you can learn more about what kind of dog you really want to have. If you already know what type of dog you want. Then you will just need to ask questions to get more information. Chihuahuas are very loyal and caring for dogs and you need to remember that before you take one home. Chihuahuas are not suitable for all families and they need to be socialized early on for them to accept human companionship.