We do not recommend buying our puppies for show or breeding. Our dogs are highly socialized elite superior (mostly holistically raised) quality pets, for the discerning pet buyer. But... we out breed for health, vitality and longevity. Because we have gathered champion and grand champion bloodlines from around the world; our dogs have a variety of type and can sometimes go over the 6 pound AKC show weight limit (because show weight limit is higher in Europe, Russia, Asia and Mexico). Let me emphasize...since we outbreed as opposed to line breeding, our dogs will likely not breed true. They will have a variety of "type" and variation of size.
Our puppies are whelped in our bedroom and stay there for several weeks. Early neural stimulation starts on day 2. 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 and grand champion bloodlines, generations from top kennels in this country, Europe, Russia, Asia and Mexico. With purchase prices from $3000 to $8000 a piece; our initial investment has been daunting, but a labor of love.
We only transport by pet nanny (hand to hand,Airport to airport, in cabin) starting at$600 in continental USA (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. 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,shot update and teeth cleaned) any dogs that would not or are not producing high quality puppies. Their price is around $1000 (that covers the vet cost). The same is true for dogs retired after breeding 3 or 4 times. Feel free to ask about these dogs, they are beautiful, wonderful pets. A rehome/retired dog takes a little adjustment time to get used to their new surroundings and to bond.
Please do not contact me if I am outside your price range.
All of our dogs are DNA and 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 (average price $5000 plus delivery by pet nanny... starting at $600 (hand to hand) to most airports in USA. I will not sell to pet shops, puppy mills or third party brokers.
That price is raised or lowered by the results of the vetting and puppy evaluation (from $4000 to $6000). Rare colors and very small size can effect price. We have our breeding dogs DNA tested and regularly vet exams for ears, eyes, heart, lungs, and patella. Any adult dog failing a vetting is rehomed. Only dogs deemed fit for reproduction are kept and bred.
Our dogs free breed, free whelp, have good instincts and lots of milk. IF NOT...No matter the price we paid or the perceived value of the dog...it is rehomed. We bought an international champion from Italy for a total cost of $7000. It had grade 3 patella, alopecia and almost no teeth. He was unfit for reproduction and was neutered and rehomed. This is what dedication to the breed means.
Soooo...how are adult dogs and puppies evaluated? By our vet and Pat Hastings "Puppy Puzzle", her other structure books and everything below: