My dogs are all loving and spoiled members of our family. Our children help care for and socialize with the dogs and puppies. For the sake of the puppies, I generally do not allow them visitors until they are at least three to four weeks old. At that time, I will accept deposits on them. The puppies are typically ready for their new home at nine to ten weeks of age. I will keep a puppy longer if I feel it is best for the puppy. My puppies will have had a 5-way shot at six and nine weeks, and at twelve weeks if still with me. This is a different shot schedule from what has been traditionally given. Changes in my shots schedule are different due to information passed on to me from a client who is a vet and recently attended a conference for veterinarians. My puppies are de-wormed four times, at two, four, six, and eight weeks. They are treated against other parasites before leaving me as well.
Once the puppy leaves me, you are responsible for its health. It is your responsibility to look after your new puppy to ensure that he is eating and drinking properly. A puppy that is not eating well enough may experience a hypoglycemic episode (blood sugar drop). This can be life-threatening if not handled properly. Also keep in mind, though your puppy has begun its shots, it is not fully protected yet. It takes a series of shots to build immunity. You must be careful where and what you expose your new puppy to. Treat him like a newborn. Transitions can be harmful to a puppy's health if not handles properly. Transitions can be stressful and we all know that mental stress can affect our physical health. Be sure to read my Bringing Home Baby page. I take my puppies health very seriously and I can honestly say my puppies always leave me happy and healthy. It is up to you to keep them that way. I insist to be notified of any concern or question that you have regarding the puppy.
I often get calls for chis that will be two pounds and less. My reply is I do not breed for so tiny due to health reasons. Chihuahuas by nature are small dogs. The really small ones are more fragile. Please do not look for a Chihuahua puppy based on the smallest one you can get. That will do no good for you or the puppy. Being fortunate to adopt a Chihuahua puppy is based on the relationship with the breeder, personality and health of the puppy. As some of you know, the Chihuahua often picks you. Don't fall for Hollywood's hype about an itty bitty purse filler. Chihuahuas are not accessories. They need and offer lots of love. I also get a lot of calls for females. I haven't quite figured that out either. My boys are sweeter natured than my girls. Sure you can't put them in a dress, but boys cn wear sweaters. Honestly, mine hate the clothes. I try to keep sweaters on them when its cold, just to find they have worked them off somewhere and I have to track the sweater down. Don't limit yourself. See which puppy speaks to your heart. If you are just trying to get a small one, or just a female, you may miss out on the one that was supposed to be yours.
Chihuahuas have very little dander. If they are bathed regularly (once a month), they are virtually hypoallergenic. A Chihuahua may make a great addition for a family who has someone with allergy issues.
Per state laws governing the sale of items, which includes animals, a 6% sales tax applies to the adoption fee of puppies. However, for simplicity sake, all prices quoted, already include the sales tax. I calculate how much of the fee needs to be paid in for taxes and forward it to the government quarterly.
As each of my puppies remain a part of my heart, even after they join their new family, I reserve the right to refuse to place a puppy with someone who I fear may be unable or unwilling to provide a good home, love, attention, and veterinarian support for the puppy.
Our mission here at Chihuahua Express is to raise puppies as part of our family so that they make a wonderful addition to your family. No family has too much love. That's what Chihuahuas are, an extra helping of love. They just want to love you and be loved. Because we have some very nice Chihuahuas with good pedigrees, we also have puppies that would make a nice addition to a breeding program. So whether you are looking for a top quality Chihuahua to add to a breeding program, a show potential, or simply an adoring companion, we have the perfect Chihuahua for you.
If you feel you are ready for the commitment of loving and caring for a puppy, and the Chihuahua is the right breed for you, contact me and I will happily help match you up with your ideal puppy that will bring you as much joy as mine has brought me.
God Bless Us All