These Chihuahua puppies were born December 30, 2008 out of Chubbers, by Do-it. They produced some pretty awesome colors. These puppies should mature around 6-8 lbs. 1 male, 4 females. All puppies from this litter are available. Click the picture above to access our online photo album. You can view individual albums from there.
We do our absolute best to correctly identify each puppies' color and haircoat ASAP. The puppies will generally not change color - but they will often get a shade or two darker or lighter. Some cream colored puppies appear white at birth, and since there is a possibility for truly white puppies, we can only guess color in this case. So please be aware that your new 2 day old white puppy might actually be cream - which we can usually determine by 2 weeks old. Black puppies may end up actually being brindle, which we can also determine before 2 weeks. Blue puppies may appear black at birth, it can take a little longer to determine color on these. We may not be able to distinguish the difference between a blue or black puppy until 3 or 4 weeks. Haircoat can be difficult to determine until 4 weeks or older, and even then it is not a guarantee, as hair density and thickness can change as they mature. However, a longhaired puppy will never be a shorthaired, and vice versa.
All puppies are given a number and a name upon birth. We use the number as a "sure way" of identification when names can sometimes get lost in the mix. The name is just so we have an easy way to remember them. We encourage all buyers to think of a new name for their puppy before bringing it home if they do not plan to call it by their "birth name". All puppies will be called by their "birth name" until their family picks a new name for them. We like to get the puppies used to their permanent name before they leave. So once you pick out your puppy, start brain storming for names. They generally start responding to names at about 6 weeks and can easily be coming when called at 8 weeks.
Puppies will be accustomed to wearing "collars" before they leave. The last litter of puppies sported hankerchiefs around their necks for several weeks before going to their new homes. Going to a new home is frightening enough without having the extra fear and irritation of the new family putting something around their neck if they are not used to it.
Our puppies are raised in the house underfoot. They are a part of the family and we spoil them like the rest of the dogs here. They get one on one time, lots of play time, and constant handling and socialization. All puppies here are raised in a family environment, we bring them for car rides, to elderly homes, and have neighbors and friends bring their children over, so they are exposed to people of all ages. We have several other critters to keep the puppies tolerant and accepting of new things. We have a Rottweiler, Destiny, and a Boxer, Rayne, that the puppies just adore. They climb all over them, chew on their faces, give them kisses, wrestle on their backs. And when they are all done doing that, they cuddle up with the big dogs and nap. During the night and in unsupervised day light hours, puppies are kept in a "puppy pen" with a cozy bed and newspaper for relieving themselves.
We encourage buyers to crate train their puppies if they are not going to be home to keep an eye on their puppy. If you are gone all day and have evening functions or school events several days a week and will only have 2 or 3 hours to spend with your furry child every day - a puppy is probably night right for you. These are social, people loving dogs that crave human attention. Crates can be useful, but they are often overused. Time spent crated should be kept as limited as possible. Until your puppy is used to their designated potty place (whether that be newspaper, puppy pads, litter box, or preferably - outside in a fenced in yard), we suggest your puppy spend his/her nights in a crate. Keep their nights as short as possible, getting up at the "wee hours" to take them to their potty place (usually every 3-5 hours). If you work all day and no one will be home to pay attention to your puppy or take it to "potty", try to come home on your lunch hour, or have a trusted family member or friend come over to play with the puppy and take it out. Once your puppy has potty-training down pat, he/she would absolutely love to be in bed with you at night, tucked under the covers and fast asleep.
Puppies' nails are clipped weekly beginning at 3-4 weeks. They are dewormed appropriately. All puppies will have their first set of vaccinations before going to their new homes.
You should only buy a puppy if you are prepared to be the lifelong home for him/her. Dogs need lots of quality time. They enjoy being with their family. Playtime, walks, free roam in a fenced in yard, regular veterinary attention, a strict deworming program, consistent nail trimming or groomer visits, are all important to the health and happiness of a puppy, all the way through their senior dog years. If you do not have at least 6-8 hours a day to spend with your puppy, please reconsider.
Keep in mind, most young children are not good with animals - especially small puppies and kittens. It is important to teach your children to respect the new puppy, to hold them the right way, and only when your children are sitting. Never let your young child carry the puppy around, as he/she could easily trip and drop your precious furbaby.
All puppies come with a "puppy kit". This includes a toy stuffed animal, some rawhide bones, a mini tennis ball, a chewy, and a blanket that has been rubbed on their mother, so they have the smell of their mom to bring with them to their new home. Puppies also come with a baggy filled with the dog food they are used to - Purina Puppy Chow Soft & Crunchy. If you choose to switch your puppy over, please mix this food in with the new food. Note: You may have to soak the puppy's food initially, but as a general rule - they are eating the hard food fine before leaving.
If you have any questions that we did not answer here, or would like to make arrangements to purchase a puppy, please feel free to email. firstname.lastname@example.org.