Our puppies are whelped in our bedroom and stay there for several weeks. They are handled and loved on everyday, nails clipped weekly. We paper train them and while they will not be perfect at a young age...they are socialized and well on their way to being responsible little citizens.
There are many things that contribute to a price of a dog. All of our foundation stock is from champion bloodlines, generations from top kennels in this country, Europe and Russia. With purchase prices from $1600 to $7000 a piece (including delivery); our initial investment has been daunting, but a labor of love. We only transport by pet nanny (hand to hand/Airport to airport) no cargo.
We examine, evaluate and try to determine future prospects of a puppy but it is not an exact science. Charts to determine adult size based on the birth weight or milestones are conflicting and unreliable. They are only a guide. So since we breed for beauty, health, bite, legs, structure, gait and disposition, we can't also guarantee that a dog will not go over the AKC 6 pound restriction for showing. If you have a beautiful sound female that goes over the weight? Then you have a great dog for breeding. In any event; you have a beautiful, healthy pet for your enjoyment. Believe me, no breeder can promise size. We try, but Mother Nature wins out.
Every effort is made to ensure healthy puppies. We neuter and rehome (at the cost of neutering and teeth cleaned) any dogs that would not or are not producing show quality puppies. Their price is around $400 (that covers the vet cost). Feel free to ask about these dogs, they are beautiful pets. Our pet quality puppies run $950 and up, show quality puppies usually run $2000 and up, tinys more (they require much more care in the first 10 weeks). This is also not an exact science, but I will give you an honest opinion as to the quality of the dog. Please do not contact me if I an outside your price range.
All of our dogs are vet checked for every possible illness and genetic flaws. That also is not an exact science. When all is said and done? Chihuahuas are small and delicate, but I don't breed for tiny so my dogs are of substantial bone and health. We breed dogs from free bred and free whelped mothers who nursed their babies. It is our goal to produce dogs who are dogs of sound mind and body that will have longevity and be able to reproduce without veterinary assistance.
Browse our puppy pictures and E-mail or call for further information. Please do not contact me if I am outside your price range ($1600 to $3600 plus delivery by pet nanny... $450 in USA, approximately $1600 to Europe, $2000 to Russia). I will not sell to pet shops or puppy mills.
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Their parents ranged in price form $1600 to $7000. Our puppies will range in price from $1600 to $3600, depending on size and quality.
Delivery (in USA) by pet nanny (hand to hand /airport to airport) is currently $450. To Russia is $2000. Other countries ask for quote.
We sometimes have an adult ready for retirement. These dogs get to choose their homes and families. For a rehome/retirement dog you must come to our home and be "chosen". This is a real thing. Our last retirement dog refused 2 families before choosing the third. Rehome or retirement dogs cost the price of their vet bill for: neuter, teeth cleaned and shot update (usually between $300 and $400).
Sable dogs are born darker and lighten over time. Some sable pups: "clear" (lose all dark color), some stay "tipped" (tips or ends of hairs are darker), or some dogs can keep some still have pattern.
A sable dog has dark stripe down the back when born, but there are 3 genetic varieties of sable, so you don't know the final adult color...sometimes...for a year or two.