AppleGarden Chihuahuas

⭐️Ideal Chihuahua Home: Do you tick all the boxes?

“General Appearance: A graceful, alert, swift-moving compact little dog with saucy expression, and terrier-like qualities of temperament.Temperament: Alert, projecting the ‘terrier-like’ attitudes of self importance, confidence, self- reliance. “ – AKC Chihuahua Breed Standard I want to start with a trait that is commonly misunderstood and not researched – TERRIER-LIKE QUALITIES OF TEMPERAMENT. This highlights …

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⭐️Breed Standard. Why is it such a big deal?

Each purebred breed was created with a purpose to do a specific task. Either it’s hunting, guarding, herding or companionship – like being there for royals to warm their hands when heating wasn’t yet available. Each breed currently present has its own breed standard that indicated what body structure, coat type/colour, temperament, working qualities, movement …

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⭐️What do you need to know about Preservation Breeders? And why are they your friends?

⠀In an earlier post I explained why a Standard is important for breed history preservation. Let’s now consider what benefits do you, as a buyer, get with a puppy that is coming from a Preservation Breeder (PB).⠀ PBs are concentrating on improving the overall health, temperament and body structure of their breed and in particular …

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⭐️Why you should reconsider a Teacup…⠀

First of all let’s clarify, there’s NO such thing as teacup chihuahua since the breed doesn’t separate into toy/mini/standard like poodles, for example. Chihuahuas can be on a smaller scale or on the larger scale but it’s still one breed. The term usually used by irresponsible breeders, simply and only as a marketing term to …

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⭐️Why buying a dog from a responsible preservation breeder is as important as adopting from a shelter?

⠀To start, you adopt in both cases and you shop in both cases. No one takes the first available dog from a shelter, you choose a dog and pay a fee for it = shopping. You select an appropriate size and temperament in both cases and you take a dog home to care for and …

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