TeaCup Chi

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  1. Love4Pits

    Love4Pits Playful Husky Pup

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    Not like a regular sized Chihuahua wasent fragile enough there has to be an even smaller version of this dog???? This is crazy lol i would'nt want one at all.
    This site is very informational and tells you the story of one of these Chi's Munchkin and her shortlived life because of her size.
    http://www.australianchihuahua.com/munchkin.html

    To qoate the site
    ALL extra tiny, or so-called Teacup Chihuahuas are going to have problems. The smaller they are, the more numerous and severe those problems will be. Munchkin was the smallest we've seen yet. Her problems were therefore severe enough to end her life just short of her first birthday.
     
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    Isn't your hamster the same size as that dog??? :D

    I'd be afraid to step on a chihuahua in the first place, but with this little guy, it'd be fatal :eek:
     
  3. Renee750il

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    Any breeder advertising or touting "Teacup" of any breed is one to avoid like the plague.
     
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    That dog died before her first birthday. :(
     
  5. Romeo_n_Juliet'sMomma

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    Thats so sad! And the problem with that recently is, people are buying these "teacup" pups because they see idiots like Paris Hilton and other idiot celebrities on TV with them and want to get one so they can be like them. But the celebs only really use them for a "cute accessory". And these stupid "breeders" (as they like to call themselves) just keep mating the already unhealthy runts of the litters and put a huge price tag on these poor puppies that won't have a chance in life. People that dont know about this really need to be more educated. Sorry this subject really gets to me :( I feel so sorry for the poor little things!
     
  6. k0tt0n_kandee

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    That's so sad. It kinda of hits home for me. When I got my Buddy he was very small just like that Chihuahua, and he still is. It scared me, he had a lot of health problems and a lot of vet visits, medical bills, and all that. It was scarey but I was going to do whatever it took to get him happy and healthy, I was going to pay whatever I had to for him to be healthy. Buddy is very healthy now, he is a whole 3 pounds. Zoe stepped on him once when he was younger, so now he watches feet and can move quick now. He learned that fast, he's very smart, sometimes I think he's too smart. lol I just wish people would stop the breeding of getting the Chihuahuas so small. They are a small dog as it is why breed them to be so tiny they are almost the size of a mouse. What is the point of that? If someone wants a dog that is that small, I suggest they get a hamster, they are small. That drives me nuts when breeders advertise "Teacup" or "pocket pup", everytime someone sees Buddy they say "oh is he a teacup?" It drives me nuts lol I tell them "No, he's a CHIHUAHUA" lol

    That's so sad about that little Chi =( She was adorable it's terrible about her health problems. =(
     
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    I agree. Paris Hilton and other celebs who carry their dogs around like accessorties really annoy me. And your right, it makes the public want one too like some type of status symbol. My dear friend just told me the other day that her daughter who is 12 wants a little teacup chihuahua like Paris Hilton's and some guy she knows at work is breeding his female "teacup" and will give her a puppy. I tried to explain the whole "teacup myth" but I don't know if I got through. This is the same friend who got her Boxer puppy from a petstore after I told her all the reason why it's a bad idea :mad: I still love her I just don't think most people truly understand. I got my Capone from a Chihuahua rescue and he was the biggest one there. My kids kept saying they wanted the tiny one but I knew especially with 2 young kids that wasn't a good idea. Capone was much strudier and much more personable too. We love him!! All 10 lbs. of him!!! :)
     
  8. Gustav

    Gustav Don't encourage me..

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    That's awful! I thought my cat was small but that's ridiculous!! It always amazes me how far people will go for the sake of fashion!
     
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    I've seen those. Just another designer breed. Their simply runts, smaller dogs and shouldn't be bred. Some people actually breed dogs that only weigh an ounce or two.
     
  10. Love4Pits

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    I hear you there Gaddy

    And people wonder why dogs have hereditary behavior and health problems. Because of shot breeding like this of Tea Cup Chi's and others.
     
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    Wizard of Claws, a puppy mill claims to have a Yorkie that only weighs 1 oz. to 1 and 1/2 oz.. Makes me sick.
     
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    Someone posted something about the Wizard of Claws quite some time ago. There was a protest or something about it. I'll run a search and see if I can't come up with the thread.
     
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    Broken Link?


    This link doesn't work. It just brings you to a page that says, "sorry no matches. Please try some different terms" I just went to the search engine and typed in Wizard of Claws, it brought back 3 different threads so I'm assuming one of the threads was the link you posted.

    Thanks for letting me, and other people, know there was threads about that place. Two of the threads were very informative and I learned that the Wizard of Claws place is not too far from where I live. :mad: A long time ago when I was just looking around for a puppy, I came across their website and thought to myself that they were a puppy mill because of the large amounts of dogs they have on their site.

    I can not believe what those idiots are doing! One of the people told their story about buying a puppy from those idiots and it just completely shocked me! The poor puppy was walking on its wrists and could not stand up on its hind legs. The puppy had arthritis and a bad hip, to where there was nothing holding the poor pups joints together. :( And the worst part about this, these idiots still have their website up and running, and people are still buying from them!! This makes me soooo upset and angry at what people can do just to make a buck! Some of the dogs on their website cost up to $10,000!!! Ugh, I'm so angry about this! :mad: :mad:
     
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    Guess where WOC gets their dogs? www.google.com. Yup, they just find other idiots on there that they can buy puppies from. :mad:
     
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    I agree with love4pits!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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    I feel horrible for that little dog.

    I'm sorry to anyone who has teeny dogs and is offended by this, but dogs that small serve only one purpose - to be a fashion accessory. It's like a contest, who can have the smallest dog.. What purpose does a 1/2lb dog serve that a 5lb dog couldn't serve? Even then, what purpose does a 5lb dog serve that couldn't be done by a 10lb dog? I think it's all for fashion.. If not, WHAT ARE THEY FOR?

    (BTW I am the slave to a 4lb "fashion accessory" called Ripley, and I do know how wonderful they are. I'm just wondering what the big need is for these uber-tiny dogs.)
     
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    Yeah, I also can't understand why people would want such a tiny dog, you can't even play with it for fear it might it hurt and you constantly have to be looking under your feet so as not to step on it. I don't think these people actually know what's involved in caring for such a "teacup", all they are thinking is "oh he's so cute, I want one". My Chihuahua is 11 lbs. Let's hear it for the coffeemugs.

    Chihuahuas On The Web
    http://www.freewebs.com/chihuahua
     
  20. Romeo_n_Juliet'sMomma

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    Thats funny! lol
     

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