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Past puppies 1-pixie and moogle
Past puppies 2-baby and moogle
Past puppies 3-pixie and moogle
Past puppies 4-baby and moogle
Past puppies 5- twerpy and boo
Past puppies 6- pixie and moogle
Past puppies 7- candy and boo
Past puppies 8- baby and moogle
Past puppies 9- jazzy and boo
Past puppies 10- twerpy and boo
Past puppies 11- pixie and moogle
Past puppies 12- candy and boo
Past puppies 13- lil bit and boo
Past puppies 14- twerpy and boo
Past puppies 15- Pixie and Moogle
Past Puppies 16- Baby and Moogle
past pups 17- Precious and Boo
Past Puppies 18-Jazzy and Boo
Past Puppies 19- Lil Bit and Boo
Past Puppies 20- Twerpy and Boo
Past Puppies 21-Candy and Boo
Past puppies 22 -- Twerpy and Boo
Past puppies 23 -Jazzy and Boo
Past puppies 24 -Lil Bit and Chip
Past puppies 25 -- twerpy and boo
Past puppies 26 - Precious and Boo
Past Puppies 27- Lil Bit and Chip
Past Puppies 28- Twerpy & Boo
Past Puppies 29-Lovey and Miko
Past Puppies 30-Lovey and Miko
Past Puppies 31-Lovey and Miko
Past Puppies 32-Miko and Lovey

 

     
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Tea Cup Statement

The Chihuahua Is A Chihuahua

The Official AKC Breed Standard describes the Chihuahua as a small dog that comes in two varieties or coat types. The difference in coat type (the Long Coat and the Smooth Coat) is the only official description used to identify a difference within this breed. Our standard does not categorize the Chihuahua by size.

For the purpose of showing and record keeping, the American Kennel club includes the Chihuahua (along with 19 other breeds) in the Toy Group. Therefore, irrespective of their weight or physical stature ALL Chihuahuas registered with the AKC are considered to be a toy breed of dog.

As with all living things, there will be size variance between individual dogs within this breed. Look within the human family - brothers and sisters will differ in height and in weight, as well as other physical attributes. They are described as humans, male or female, and there is seldom if ever a need to break the description down further. The same holds true in regard to the Chihuahua; they are Chihuahuas - Long Coat / Smooth Coat!

Unfortunately, the additional adjectives used to describe the size  differences and physical appearances are many and have been misused for so long they now seem legitimate. Teacup, Pocket Size, Tiny Toy, Miniature or Standard - are just a few of the many tags and labels that have been attached to this breed over the years. The Chihuahua Club of America is concerned that these terms may be used to entice prospective buyers into thinking that puppies described in this way are of greater monetary value. They are not and the use of these terms is incorrect and misleading.

Occasionally, within a litter, there may be a puppy that is unusually small. That puppy is a small Chihuahua and any other breakdown in description is not correct. To attach any of these additional labels to a particular puppy is to misrepresent that Chihuahua as something that is rare or exceptional and causes a great deal of confusion among those new fanciers who are looking for a Chihuahua.

The Chihuahua Club of America does not endorse nor condone the use of any of these terms and would caution the perspective puppy buyer not to be misled by them.

We recognize that many Chihuahua fanciers do want the very small puppy. While they are adorable and can be perfectly healthy, the buyer should be cautioned  as to the extra care that may be required with regard to their general health and well-being.


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