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I hope many of you find yourself Cherished by an Adopted or Rescued Doggie to Love of Any Breed.
My Name is MIN, and I am a 5 lb.4 oz.Long-coat Chihuahua,
I was born in May of "96" and I have
given and recieved "Tons of
Love"in my short 4
years with my family.We now live in Gahanna,OH.
I can only hope that you enjoy these few words about my Breed.
The official A.K.C.Breed Standard describes the Chihuahua as a small dog that comes in two varieties or coat types. The difference in coat type (the Long Coat or the Smooth Coat) is the only official description used to identify a difference within this breed.
The Standard does not categorize the Chihuahua by size. For the purpose of showing and record keeping, the American Kennel Club includes the Chihuahua (along with 16 other breeds) in the Toy Group. Therefore, irrespective of their weight and physical stature, ALL Chihuahuas, registered with A.K.C. are considered to be a Toy breed of dog.
As with all living things, there will be a size variance between individual dogs within this breed.
Put simply,Chihuahuas, are Long Coat & Smooth Coat Male & Female.
The AKC Standard for Showing a Chihuahua requires a well balanced little dog, weight not to exceed 6 pounds.
Unfortunately, the additional adjectives used to describe the size difference and physical appearances are many; and have been misused for so long they now seem legitimate. Tea-cup, Pocket, Miniature or Standard, are just a few of the many tags and labels that have been attributed to this breed over the years.
The Chihuahua Club of America is concerned that these terms may be used to entice perspective buyers into thinking that puppies described in this way are of greater monetary value. They are not; and the use of these terms is incorrect and misleading.
Occasionally, within a litter, there may be a puppy that is unusually small. That puppy is, A small Chihuahua and any other description is not correct.
To attach any of those additional labels to a particular pup is to misrepresent that animal as something that is somehow rare or exceptional and causes a great deal of confusion among those fanciers who are looking for a Chihuahua of their own.
The Chihuahua Club of America does Not endorse or condone the use of any of these terms and would caution the perspective puppy buyer not to be misled by them.
Warning:Just because your Chihuahua has Papers, This is NOT a GUARENTEE that your puppy will stay within the weight guidelines dictated by the AKC for Showing.ie: (6 pounds.) If you choose a puppy under 8 to 12 months of age. It's size at maturity CANNOT be always be determined. Small parents can, and sometimes do, throw a puppy that is destined to be larger.
If you are selecting a dog for show, I would advise you to choose a dog that is older (over 8 months) or a puppy that is obviously going to be small.
Do Not Starve your dog, to stay within weight guidelines. ALL recommended dog foods have feeding guidelines according to weight, right on the package. Follow Them. No Judge, will miss a dog whose ribs are showing, and whose coat is not in conditon.
Not all of these babies, are destined to be of show quality.Papers are to show you bloodlines. They are not a ticket to Madison Square Garden. :-)
To you Wonderful Folks out there with Pet People that you Adore, I ask you to:
Keep up Your babies Vaccinations and Flea and Heartworm medication.
Remember to keep Fresh Water availible at all times, especially in the Hot Summer months.
Last but not least,
ALL your "Babies" are
"BEST IN SHOW"In YOUR Heart!
I would like you to meet Woody and Kirby, They are Good Friends of mine.
Kimba, My Pet Siamese Cat, Pandora and I love it when we get taken for walks. I hear them comparing Us to a Disney Trio. We of course, are on a double leash, while Kimba, follows us on his own. He likes to race ahead, and lie in wait to jump out at us, but I like that-- he makes our walks even more fun.
Please consider rescue, if you would like a adoring companion.
Rosie's Chihuahua Heaven