First off I want you all to know that I have not bred any Chihuahuas, there is no pregnant mother, and there are no Chihuahua puppies. Yes, I have a male Chihuahua, Caden, but he is neutered. I am not irresponsible and am going to college to become a veterinarian. I am looking into breeding Chihuahuas. I am not taking this lightly. I am looking into everything before even thinking of buying a female and male to breed. I'm making sure I know all the pros and cons before starting: how to do the breeding, how to choose both a good mother and father, how to help with having the puppies unless there has to be a c-section, how to properly raise the little puppies especially if the mother doesn't make it, what to screen mom and dad for, and more. I am not looking for any random dogs I can find either. I am reading alot of different books about Chihuahuas along with getting any information I can acquire from experienced breeders. I have a vague idea of when to breed the female. I know that it is best to start breeding her when she is 2 years old. I was thinking of breeding again when she is 4, but I was told not to wait two years between pregnancies because of the risk of pyometra. I was told to breed at age 2 and 3. I only plan on breeding her twice (when she is 2 then again at 3) then get her spayed. I will not give her up; I will keep her as my own loving pet/show dog. I plan on showing these dogs. So I need to find a reputable breeder of Chihuahuas that I can talk to about owning one without having to spay or neuter (or someone told me about co-owning, but Iâ€™m not sure what this is. Can someone explain this?). Since I do not have a male I am also looking into getting a male Chihuahua. I was told that using a stud would probably be better since I will be conducting a small scale breeding practice; however, I would rather have him with me at all times, so I would rather own him. I donâ€™t plan on breeding for a couple years and I donâ€™t plan on buying either Chihuahua for at least another year. Since I want to buy these Chihuahuas in a year or so how seriously are reputable breeders going to take me? Also, if any of you are from Texas and know of any dog shows happening soon or if any of you are Chihuahua breeders who show their little ones I would love any comments or advice you could give me. If you have any questions about what I plan on doing donâ€™t hesitate to ask. Thank you.