Chihuahua Questions

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Chihuahua Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 8/21/2005
I have Chihuahua's that I breed and sell. I have 1 male and 2 females. These dogs are house pets and my babies. Every time I run an ad for the pups I get a lot of calls for teacups which I then try to explain that a Chihuahua is a Chihuahua and what they consider a teacup is nothing more than the runt of the litter. It's hard to get people to understand that, when you have website's advertising teacups then they go on to say 4-6lbs. If that were the case all Chihuahua's would be teacups. I listed my pups on and was suprised at the number of ads for these so called teacups. Aren't these breeders advertising falsely?

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8/21/05 Yes they are being decitful in their ads, there is not ONE registry that allows or encourages the use of Teacup in the standard of the Chihuahua...people who sell so called teacups are doing it because there are always people who want the smallest thing they can get, no matter what is at risk...and as long as we have idiots paying a grad or more for an unhealthy runt chihuahua, then there will be theives who prosper from their stupidity. Alexis & Steve
Vian Kennels Chihuahua's
9/11/05 There is not a breed of T-cup chihuahuas. This is just a size determinant. A t-cup size is about 3 pounds so if someone says that they have a t-cup, that tells you that they are very tiny. A true t-cup size is a bred small, not a runt. Diane
DandD Cocker Spaniels and Chihuahuas
9/26/05 Just tell them to read the AKC standards. There is also a good article from Chihuahua Club of America called teacup myth. LORI