Buying a Chihuahua
Buying from a BCC member
Club members with puppies for sale should also contact the Hon Secretary to advise him of the details.
We strongly recommend that potential purchasers of Chihuahua puppies do not buy puppies sight unseen from someone they've never met. When buying from a reputable breeder, in all instances it should be possible to visit their premises and see the puppy's mother and possibly other relatives as well. We would advise that you do not part with any money in the way of a deposit unless you have been to the breeder's premises to view the puppy and you get a receipt for your money.
Do you know where your puppy came from?
In a way it is unfortunate that the breed has seen a huge upturn in popularity in recent years, as this has encouraged people who have no real interest in the breed to have litters of puppies to make money. They breed purely to make a quick profit, normally giving no thought to the dogs they own or breed, and certainly not to people buying from them. We would advise people who are serious about buying a Chihuahua that they consider very carefully who they buy from, not only are there people who are fraudulent but also people who do not breed for any other reason than to make as much money as they can. This goal does not benefit the puppy, the breed or the buyer.