While anyone can put on a smiling face and tell you everything you want to hear you want to be certain that you look past the smiling face when you are talking to prospective Chihuahua breeders. You should do a lot of research before you decide to do business with any particular breeder. And any good and reputable breeder will insist that you do your research as well so that everyone is comfortable with the whole transaction. Reputable breeders have nothing to hide.
Begin your search by asking what national breeder registry the breeder belongs to. Check it out for yourself and see what you think of that registry's breeding standards. The one registry that everyone knows is the American Kennel Club but there are other registries out there and they can all be accessed on the Internet. If a breeder does not belong to a registry this should set off a warning in your head.
If you do not already have a vet picked out then the best time to decide on one and then get to know that vet is when you are considering a Chihuahua breeder. Your vet is very concerned about your pets and they will not allow you to get a pet from someone they do not trust or they know is not reputable. Your vet is a fantastic resource when you are considering a Chihuahua breeder and you should make sure to seek out your vet's opinion prior to making any final decisions.
You may not have thought of this but you should also probably have a talk with the local law enforcement officials about the breeders you are considering. Suffice to say that if the local law enforcement are very familiar, in a bad way, with a particular breeder then it would probably be a very good idea for you to avoid any dealings with that breeder for your good and also to protect your family from any future problems with your new pet.
As important as any of the people mentioned in this article are to talk to about prospective Chihuahua breeders the one group that you need to make sure you talk to a lot is the breeders themselves. Find out what their policies and beliefs about breeding are and ask if they will be available to you after the sale is done.
Ask them if they intend to offer you detailed information and advice about the proper care and feeding of your Chihuahua before you take it home and if they will be giving you a food sample so you know what to feed your dog.
Choosing a good breeder is the most important step to getting a Chihuahua for you and your family. It is up to you to do the research and find out if the breeders you are considering are people you want to do business with or not.
You need to do the right thing and make sure that you are choosing the right breeder for you and your family because in the end that relationship between you and your breeder is what is most important.
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