AppleGarden Chihuahuas

⭐️Breeder Red Flags for Puppy Buyers: How many dogs and litters should a good breeder have?

It is common to see dog owners’ discuss on FB and other forums the number of litters and dogs a good breeder has to have and no one seems to agree on the same number. The truth is….THERE ISN’T ONE! Some people can’t adequately care for 2 dogs, while others can maintain 20 dogs in …

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⭐️Importance of dental hygiene for your dog

Did you know plaque can lead to heart disease? Plaque overtime turns into tartar that eventually causes gum inflammation and exposes blood vessels that bacteria enter and finds its way into the heart.Dental Health is an absolutely vital part of dog care and should never be left unattended to. To minimize any plaque and tartar …

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⭐️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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