This page I feel will be an education for prospective Chihuahua Puppies owners who are getting sucked in by dishonest adverts.In adverts all over the Internet are quotes like mum weighs x amount and dad weighs 1.5lb / 2lb or 2.5lb, the same being quoted from the stud providers. There are 2 issues here, one being not many people realize how small 2lb really is which is why they usually add the word approximately or around before the weight.
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If a breeder feels it is necessary to advertise weights then they should at least weigh their dogs and give exact weights so they don’t mislead any potential buyers. Seeing the adverts for 1.5lb adults, well all i can say is congratulations they own the worlds smallest dog.
Another point i must make here is that after many years keeping records i can honestly say that there are no weight charts that would ever mean anything with breeding Chihuahuas and 2 small adults is never a guarantee of small puppies as i have had on many occasions puppies growing larger than their parents. The key here is to find the right breeding combinations in the parents,as their genetic mix can be very different and surprising. If on an extremely rare occasion i have a poorly puppy then he or she will stay with me until my vet gives them the all clear.
There are certain characteristics that i have found over the years that Teacups show but due to the amount of hard work and money i have invested this is something i keep close to myself. Knowing your breeding dogs is vital of course as we are the ones who you rely on for the information you need when determining the puppy you wish to buy.
Whilst using and talking to genetic laboratories around the world the issue of size related genes is a topic we have been discussing so hopefully if funding becomes available in the future there may be a test in relation to this.