Stephanie and Don Lucas, breeders of the highest quality apple head chihuahuas from American, European and Russian Champion, Grand Champion and International Champion bloodlines.
We "outbreed" (meaning... breeding dogs who are not closely related) to reduce the possibility of genetic illness. We purchased the finest quality apple head Chihuahuas available (costing from $1600 to $7000...a piece) from around the world. Since we "out breed" and do not breed for size; we have a variety of looks and sizes for the Chihuahua enthusiast to choose from.
Health is our first priority, second: beauty, structure and disposition. Our dogs live with us in our home and are born in our bedroom. Our puppies are evaluated by the "Puppy Puzzle" method and are highly socialized by the "Puppy culture" method for the highest intellectual and emotional growth.
We handle them daily, nails clipped weekly, and they are mostly pee pad trained when they leave us. We do not apologize for our prices, our average price for a Lucas Chihuahua puppy is $2900.
Our dogs are elite superior quality pets for the discriminating buyer. We do not recommend our dogs for show or breeding, we outbreed and adult size (or type) can not be guaranteed. All adult breeding dogs are tested for: ears, eyes, heart, lungs and patella. If they don't pass they are not bred.
FCI (European and Russian) chihuahuas are allowed to be larger than AKC (American) chihuahuas; so since we outbreed from around the world, our dogs may occasionally go over the 6 pound AKC show limit.
Our dogs are bred for disposition. We breed for #3 and #4 but occasionally have a #2. We then socialize them from day 2 with early neural stimulation (a program developed for the US Army for war dogs) for a lifetime of better adjustment to new situations and quicker stress recovery. We use the "Puppy Culture" method as our guide.
Our forever family homes are carefully screened. We prefer not to place our dogs in homes with little children. Please tell us about your home and expectations, so together, we can evaluate what chihuahua is best for you.