I know alot of people disagree with breeding untitled dogs and such. However ever since I got my little girl fajita, everyone has wanted one of her pups. My mom even got a boy dog, paco so that she could have a playmate. Now they love eachother so much! After alot of thought and consideration we have decided to breed her, so please, if you could read this without bias or prejudice. I need real advice, regardless of your opinions so that i can prepare myself, and my dog- and take care of the puppies. Anyway, fajita is about a year and a half years old now. Paco is a little less. They started having sex back in july. Around july 12th. So She's about 2/3 of the way there. (63 days right?). I have plenty of homes already lined up for the puppies (6 so far, and if she even has that many- all of these people are people i know personally, some even family and i am not selling any of the puppies, just giving them away. after this birth she is being spayed as well) She is (when not pregnant lol) a 4 lb chihuahua, and paco is probably 2 or 3. The breeder we bought her from told us to make sure to wait atleast till her second heat to breed them (which we did) and make sure the male is smaller than the female. (he has longer legs but her body mass is so much more than his so hopefully that works as well) I have several websites bookmarked with directions and how to's to assisting the dog in birth, and i've watched a couple videos on it (gross i know but i was curious as to what to expect) And my cousin who used to work in a vet office, and helped her chihuahuas give birth is assisting me with it. I lost my job the week after they started to have sex. And she was at the vet right before she had sex because i thought she might have a skin problem because her hair became really thin (but its all grown back now) The vet said he thinks she has hip displasia (i think that is what he said it was) I havent had money to go back and get it checked, or to get xrays to see. So I'm in a bit of a pickle. I start a new job on monday, and ill have a paycheck on the 7th of september... so its cutting it really close. I'll be using the first few checks for the puppies/whatever needs done for fajita. But the vet was playing with her hip, and he said something about it popping or something, and said that means she has it. However she shows no signs of it at all. people talk about dogs walking funny or bunny hopping. she sometimes hops when she runs, but she has always done that ever since i got her ( on occassion anyway) and she was a month or two old. and its not so much a hopping its like her front legs and her back legs move with the partnering leg when she runs... its odd but ive never thought anything of it. She shows no signs of being in pain, her back legs dont walk "close" together. she doesnt appear to have any problems standing up. My question, though is if she has it, is it 100% chance the puppies will? I intend to get it checked out within the next couple weeks. I thought only big dogs get it... shes a very very small chihuahua. Also, if the male dog is smaller than the female, is it likely a C section will be needed? thanks all for your help! ps both chihuahuas are registered pure breds. the breeding has been breeding dogs for 30 years. she had about 14 beautiful dogs, and she was a nice lady. I dont remember if there was any heath garuntee or anything when we bought her. but i doubt she would sell people dogs with genetic defects... but still. what do you think?