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6/23/2008 7:06:29 PM
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<!--ToastEdit--><font face="Verdana" size="2" color="Black"><FONT face=Verdana color=black size=2>I'm completely new to this site, and breeding in general, and have a quick question. First of all, I have a teacup Chihuahua that is AKC certified. He's an applehead, blue fawn, with colored eyes, and weighs about 4.5 punds, and he's a little over 4 years old. Today one of my neighbors stopped and asked if we would be interested in mating him with their Chihuahua. I don't know anything about their dog except that she looks decent. Anyway, we agreed to let the two spend the night together and I don't have any clue what to ask for as far as compensation for my dogs' stud service. Any help is greatly appeciated. Thanks, Glenn</FONT></font>
6/24/2008 5:32:55 AM
Posts: 1904
If you do not know about breeding, then, in all honesty you should not be attempting it until you do know.

First. Teacup is NOT an acceptable term by the AKC. Teacup is a term invented by unethical breeders to make runts appear more desirable. There is NO classification for Teacup in the AKC. Teacup/Runt dogs often have very poor conformaton and usually have myriad health problems. They are not considered good breeding prospects by anyone except unethical breeders. Now i am not calling you one, just pointing out that IS who breeds dogs like that.

Second, its not AKC certified, its AKC registered. Again, if you do not know the correct terminology, STOP, learn it and then make a considered choice to move forward with any plans. Is the bitch AKC registered? If not, then since the AKC accepts very very very few other registries, it means this litter will not be eligible for AKC registration.

Third. Before you agreed to any of this breeding concept...did you consider having any health testing done on either dog? Have you researched the breed to find out what genetic health problems are in it, and has the bitch been tested as well? Did you or the bitch owner have brucelosis testing done before breeding?

Fourth. IF you do not know what a good Chi looks like, then go to the AKC website, look up the link to the National Breed Club for Chihuahua and find out what a good one should look like. I do know that Bite is very important in this breed and the shape of the head.

Fifth. its a little late now to request something for stud services. This is what contracts are for. Bascially, this individual got free stud service to become a Back Yard Breeder. She owes you nothing because nothing was agreed on up front. Tthat aside, because your dog is not a CH. has no health testing, and nothing is known about her dog or its registration, my guess would be around 100$.

Sorry, but the world of breeding dogs is a very harsh one, and sometimes it really is best to know the nasty bad end of it..up front.

Serena Galloway
IGCA rescue Colorado

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Redrock Pits
6/28/2008 7:20:49 AM
Posts: 14
Well said!