Chihuahua Questions

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Chihuahua Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 5/20/2005
At what age would should a Chi be bred, or should it be at there second heat.

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5/22/05 Depending on their size, a Chihuahua should not be bred until it is at least one year of age! But if you have a smaller (3-4 lbs) Chi, I would wait until 1 and a half or two. I would never breed anything smaller than 3 lbs. Troy & Mindy
Troy & Mindy's CKC Long-Haired Chihuahuas
7/8/05 hey, I have been a breeder for a few years and I say that you should never breed a dog the first time they come in heat. You need to always wait until they come in heat the second time. Just remember that chihuahua's always have trouble having babies because they are so small. And the smaller the chihuahua is the more of a chance it may have of having promblems. I have been lucky none of mine have had trouble but my mother's have always had trouble. Ashley Ashley
Ashley's Chihuahua Kennel
7/26/05 Depends on the chi. If she's very small and/or still very immature (hyper and acting like a puppy) your best bet is to wait till her 2nd or even 3rd heat cycle. It's never a good idea to breed any chi before the 2nd cycle, but sometimes, again depending on the chi, the 2nd cycle can come as early as 12 months...I wouldn't breed then...wait till the 3rd in that case. I personally don't breed any female under 4 pounds. S
ChiChiBabies Chihuahuas
11/5/06 unless this dog has an outstanding pedigree and exceeds the standard...NEVER Alexis & Steve
Vian Kennels Chihuahua's