A passion for chihuahuas was ignited within me when I was in my late teens, but living in an apartment made it practically impossible for me to have a pet other than a fish. I was limited to just dreaming about owning Chi’s, and I often would torture myself by spending sunny afternoons at the local dog beach, looking at puppies advertised for sale or occasionally a pet store, or looking sadly at pictures on the internet.
Upon moving into my first house some years later, I adopted my first Chi Cross, “Kujo” (aka Kujo-Bear, Kuji-pup & Fur-face.)
Regardless of the fact that she is not a purebred dog, my love for her is utterly limitless, and her affection and loyalty are never in question.
Once I owned my home, the opportunity to breed Chihuahuas presented itself, and yet this time, I agonized over it for several months, not wanting to make a rushed, ill advised decision. I knew that it was a massive responsibility to have another creature depend totally on you for food, water and love. While I just wanted to run out and get another adorable Chi, I spent the time researching what is involved in being a registered dog breeder. I very nearly gave up the whole idea of becoming a breeder, and just considered adopting another pup. I got in touch with several registered breeders, simply to get some information on upcoming litters, and to ask some information about what was involved in breeding. After some very unexpected answers, I just decided that I would adopt a pup, and think on it some more in the future. Whilst awaiting for my puppy to be born, further discussions and research finally tipped the argument in favor of breeding. I am so grateful to the many wonderful Registered Breeders who I contacted who gave me such educative information, and were very helpful in communicating with me when I had any questions I needed answered.
With the combined support and tutoring of several registered breeders, I made the difficult decision to breed pedigree Chi’s. My motivation has been to share the smiles, laughs and affection, and make beautiful lasting memories like my Kujo has given me over the past 12 years.
I am also a firm believer that every child should have the opportunity to own a dog during their childhood, and Chihuahuas are fantastic family dogs.**
Like most humans, I have made mistakes, yet I will admit I have learned valuable lessons from each. I constantly strive to become a better breeder and pet owner, and of course, do my best not to repeat the same mistakes.
License – Dogs Queensland 4100200903.
If you would love a pure bred Chihuahua for you or your family, please do not hesitate to contact me via filling out the form here, or by calling 0434 368 255. We are located in Cairns, QLD.
** It is fair to say that many owners would agree that Chihuahuas and young children do not mix very well. While this generally refers to very young kids it may often also refer to older ones as well. It mainly depends on the Chihuahua. No matter how well-meaning the child, children cannot help being clumsy. A child who meant well is little solace to a Chihuahua who has been accidentally stepped on, sat on, rolled on, squeezed, or dropped onto the patio. Most Chihuahuas feel overwhelmed by the loud voices and quick movements that children can’t help making — and stress and fearfulness (even defensive biting) may result.
The fact is, Chi’s can be intolerant of young children and, depending on the dog, they may even get very jealous of human relationships. However this latter behavior is normally restricted to Chihuahuas that have formed a very strong bond with their owners.
It is not a good idea to bring a Chihuahua into a home where small children are present. If you have children and a Chihuahua you will need to teach the child to respect the dog. It is unlikely that the Chihuahua will change its personality and it certainly will not have any idea about rules regarding his interactions with the child.
Teaching your child not to handle the Chihuahua, and to understand the warnings the dog will give him or her is absolutely critical! If your child is bitten by the Chihuahua it will probably be due to the child’s actions. Chihuahuas are well known for their snappiness, but that snappiness only occurs when they sense a threat to themselves, their territory or someone they love.
You should never leave a Chihuahua and a child alone together. Kids over the age of 11 or 12 rarely have problems with a Chihuahua in the house, but younger children quite often do. This makes Chihuahuas excellent pets for people who have older children or no children.