Akc Chihuahua Puppies

Written by Sierra Rein
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Sometimes it is difficult to tell which ones in a litter can be considered official AKC Chihuahua puppies. Oftentimes, a high quality breeder will be able to assess the quality of his puppies based on his own genetic knowledge, as well as on the lineage of the parents. If the parents are registered through the AKC, the breeders often register the entire litter as well.

The term "AKC" refers to the American Kennel Club, an organization that regulates the standards by which Chihuahuas and other breeds are compared. According to the AKC, Chihuahuas must not exceed six pounds and should have an off-square proportion to the body. A round "applehead" dome is expected in the skull, as are large and erect ears.

Shopping for AKC Chihuahua Puppies

If you are searching in particular for a top pureblood Chihuahua, it is best to find a breeder who specializes in AKC Chihuahua puppies. Look for someone with at least five years in the business and a lot of knowledge about the Chihuahua breed. The most acclimated and best-behaved puppies come from home breeders who know how to give each dog the right amount of attention and love they need to enjoy human environments.

Always feel free to ask the breeder to see the papers and registration information pertaining to the AKC Chihuahua puppies you are interested in. Some breeders may allow you to put a very young puppy on hold until he or she is old enough to leave the breeder's home, while others might force you to wait until the puppy is of age. This may be four weeks or two months, depending on the size of the puppy and the breeder's personal raising methods.

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