Chihuahua Breeders

Written by Sierra Rein
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There are many different kinds of Chihuahua breeders, from those who breed dozens in large kennels to home-oriented ones who decide to raise each litter one at a time. No matter which method, it is up to the breeders to raise the puppies to be healthy, sociable and comfortable amongst other people and animals. Some choose to specialize in longhaired Chihuahuas while others may decide to focus their attention on teacup or mini Chihuahuas.

Most Chihuahua breeders recommend purchasing or adopting a puppy between the ages of four to 12 months, although some can be reserved as early as four weeks. At four months, Chihuahua puppies are bound to be more mature, more agile and not so apt to injury or harm. The more experienced a breeder, the easier it will be for him to recognize when a puppy is ready for a new home.

The Responsibilities of Chihuahua Breeders

The best breeders of this small dog put the health and well being of their puppies at the top of their priorities. Most are adamant about finding good homes and will hardly ever send a puppy to a family with children under the age of six (and some put the minimum at 12).

Chihuahua mothers (dams) have small litters of one to four puppies. Because of this, it is sometimes difficult to find Chihuahua breeders who go to great lengths to make sure their puppies are purebred, genetically normal, and raised to be of good temperaments. The most helpful breeders will offer health warranties during the first year of the puppy's life and will provide information and advice through the first crucial years.

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