Stephanie and Don Lucas, breeders of exceptional AKC long coat chihuahua puppies from American, European and Russian Champion, Grand Champion and International Champion bloodlines. Located in Pass Christian, Mississippi USA (serving the Gulf Coast Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama).
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 $2700 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... 1. All parents are genetic tested for inherited disease AND vet screened for ears, eyes, heart, lungs and patella)... 2. All puppies are vet tested for ears, eyes, heart, lungs and patella. Our second priority: 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 $5000.
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 genetic tested and vet 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 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 puppies in homes with little children. Please tell us about your home and expectations, so together, we can evaluate what chihuahua is best for you.
An ethical breeder is a breeder whose main concern is the long term welfare of their puppies and their owners.
Because she has a big heart and really cares, an ethical breeder does all she can to produce healthy, long lived dogs with the behavior and temperament that sets them up to become cherished companions in forever homes.