Chihuahua

Churchdown, Gloucester

£1500

Pet Information

Advertiser Type: Breeder

Advert: For Sale

Age: 43 Wks 4 Days

Pet Breed: Chihuahua

Size: Toy Dog Breeds

Microchipped: Yes

Vaccinations: Yes

Neutered: No

KC Registered: No

Ad Expired/Closed

Pet Description

Only 2 boys left.
Treatsntrix is a company that was established in 2002 by Teresa Waight and her family. Teresa had owned Lhasa Apso for about a year when she made the huge decision to become a breeder. Teresa chose to have Treatsntrix as her affix as her first Lhasa Apso was called Trixie, as she was her first breeding bitch, and the company is in her memory.
We do not let our puppies leave us until they are 14-16 weeks old as we have found this to be a good age for them to go to their new homes. We have both of their vaccinations done, they are de-wormed/de-fled, they are micro chipped before they leave us. We toilet train them as much as we can in the 14-16 (the Chihuahua pups normal take longer to toilet train so its 16) weeks we have them, Door flap training, lead training.
1 to 2 weeks - The pups are handled every day, this consists of playing with paws, rubbing around the eyes, month, tummy etc.
3 to 4 weeks - Puppies eyes and ear are now open, so we talk to them, still doing all the hands-on stuff with them.
5 to 6 weeks - Puppies will be given puppy food (dry) they get to try different foods like Chicken, Cheese, Lasagne, etc. We feel this is an important part of making sure the puppies go to their new home with knowledge if their tummy can get upset with some kinds of food. They have their 1st Vaccination done as well as their 6-week check with the vet. Teresa is a qualified micro chipper, so she will do this for them around this time.
7 to 10 weeks - This is the time they go out into the garden to learn all about outside, they love this time as they run around play fighting with each other and all the adult dogs. One of the other services we offer is to have the pup neutered for a male and spayed for a girl, please read below for more details.
11 to 16 weeks - this is when we do the lead training with the pups, we try to get them to sit at the road side until we are ready to cross (this is not always 100% and new owners must keep up training)
We also offer the service of your new pup being spade or neutered, you pay the cost of the operation, but we do all the caring of the pup. We have found over the years that this is a good thing to have done before they leave, for the dogs it means even if they smell a bitch in season they will not want to sent everywhere.
The bitches if she never has a season she will never miss them, we noticed that every time they were due to have a season when we had our own girls spade every time they should come into season they would become very quiet and moody (just like us women)
We know many vets have said in the past to wait until they are older, but many vets have changed their views on this now. Dogs and bitch’s personality do seem to change if they have a season or smell a bitch that is in season. We all want the personality of the puppy to come through and taking this step at 10 weeks helps that happen. Please ask for more Info.
We also play with them and try to socialise them with as many things as we can i.e.: other dogs, children and all common indoor/outdoor surroundings, noises etc.


Please Read
As a breeder for 15 years now we have always registered our puppies with the KC but became very upset when there was a problem with one of our pups but when we ask the KC to help we were told that the paperwork was "only a birth certificate and not proof of ownership" we feel that the KC make a lot of money from people like myself that are NOT and have NEVER shown their dogs and do not want their puppies to be shown.
We have always only sold our puppies to be loving pets, we spend 14 -16 weeks giving them the best start in life. We know a lot of people think that if they are KC registered they are getting a true breed of dog but we are sorry to say that is not always the case as the KC do not do any checks into the parents of the dogs.
We now registered all our puppies with Dog Lovers, this company care for all dogs but only has pets, they like we do not agree with the showing. Please call or email us for more info.
We have 2 lovely little boys ready now, they are both ready now to move on to their new loving family’s. If you are interested please get in contact, as wouldn’t like you to miss out on those wonderful pups. I have set up a messenger group with lots of photos and videos on, happy to add you so you can see for yourself what happy and content pups they are.

Important Buying Advice

Are you planning on giving this Chihuahua a home? Please make sure to visit our Dog Advice section for further information on being a responsible owner and general pet advice. However here are some helpful buying advice tips and articles which we recommend you read before you make your final decision to adopt or buy a Chihuahua:

Important checklist for Chihuahua puppy

Mypetzilla recommends that all potential buyers or those looking to adopt a puppy; fully read and understand the checklist below before they visit the puppy. It is very important that you DO NOT buy a puppy or dog from the advertiser unless you are 100% satisfied that all the points below have been addressed and understood. Mypetzilla suggests you download this checklist and take this with you during the viewing of the puppy. We advise that you tick off every point on this list and are a 100% confident that the advertiser is genuine. If you have any concerns over an advertiser please report them to us.

Research thoroughly before committing

Adopting, or buying a new puppy or dog is an important decision and big responsibility. As an owner, you will solely responsible for the welfare of your new pet and will also be financially committed. Before you decide to buy or adopt you must ensure that you’re 100% committed beforehand.  For further information on caring for puppies and digs, please visit our pet advice section. You can also find out more information about the Chihuahua breed by visiting the Chihuahua Dog Breed Information.

The puppy must be 8 weeks of age or over

Before bringing your beloved puppy home, it's important that the puppy is over 8 weeks of age and has been properly weaned before they leave their mothers. Some sellers will keep the puppy longer than this and this is perfectly fine.

Ask to see the puppy’s mother when visiting the puppies 

When visiting the puppy’s you should ask to see their mother and if available also ask to see the father. If the advertiser refuses to let you see the mother, or the mother isn’t around for viewing, then this is a very good indication that the puppies have not been bred by the advertiser and they’ve most likely been imported. There should be absolutely NO reason for you not being able to see the mother of the puppies. If the advertiser gives any excuses why you can’t, then Mypetzilla advises you to walk away and report them to us. Mypetzilla forbids third-party selling of puppies. All puppies advertised must have been bred by the advertiser. If this is not the case, Mypetzilla will report the advert to the authorities for necessary action.

It's worth asking the seller a few questions regarding the mother:

  • How old is the mother? (she should be at least 1.5 years of age)
  • How many litters she has had?
  • How is the mother's temperament?

All these questions are important for the future health of your dog and the seller should want to tell you everything about the puppy’s mother.

Check the advertiser is 100% genuine

Is the advertiser genuine? Make sure the advertiser is 100% genuine. You can do this by arranging a visit with the potential advertisers home if they try to avoid you visiting, or make excuses, and then you should be concerned. If the advertiser asks for money, or deposit to be paid online without you visiting the dog at their home, or they request to meet you somewhere or drop the dog off at yours, then please DO NOT agree. We advise that you should never send money online. If you’re concerned about an advertiser’s authenticity then please report them to us.

Mypetzilla conducts various checks on advertisers on this site, but are unable to confirm that all are genuine. So please make sure you visit the advertiser at their home and verify this yourself.

Important health checks for puppies and dogs

It is very important that you check the health of your puppy or dog before you decide to adopt or buy. A responsible seller will fully understand the need and therefore fully cooperate with assisting in the checking the health of the puppy.  Majority of sellers will agree that you can return the puppy or dog within 48 hours should they have any health issues. Mypetzilla recommends taking your puppy or dog to the vet for a health check as soon as you take them home. If the puppy has already had a health check by the seller’s veterinary practice, then they should provide you with the legitimate paperwork to support this. It is also worth ringing the vet to confirm everything beforehand.

Vaccinations must be up to date

Check the puppy or dog is up-to-date with their vaccinations. All puppies should have received 2 vaccinations. The first vaccination should be given between 8-10 weeks of age and the 2nd vaccination should be given no more than 2 weeks later when the puppy has reached the age of 10-12 weeks. Older dogs may also need booster vaccinations and this is normally recommended by the vet. It's important that you check with the seller what vaccinations the puppy or dog has had. It's worth noting that puppies should have had their first vaccination before they leave their mother. If the seller has not provided a vaccination plan, then it will be your responsibility to make sure you arrange both vaccinations 7 days before letting your puppy go outside.

Check the puppies have had their treatment for worms and fleas

It is recommended that all puppies should be wormed at the age of 2 weeks and then receive another treatment at the age of 5 weeks old. Before the puppy leaves the seller, they should have had more worming treatment at 8 to 12 weeks of age.

Check to see if the puppies have been socialised

It's necessary that the puppies have interacted well with their puppy litter and have been raised in a home environment around other adults, children, and general household life. Puppies that don't receive this kind of training and development from a young age, may go on to develop behavioural problems later in their life and become difficult to train. They may likely develop temperament issues and will find it difficult to adjust to family life.

Kennel Club registration?

If the puppy or dog has been registered with the Kennel Club, then you must check that you’ve been given the correct documentation before you take the puppy/dog home. It's worth considering to check the documentation and phoning the Kennel Club to verify the registration.

Check the Puppy has been microchipped

This is a very important point and is also law abiding. From the 6th April 2016, it is required by Law that all dogs over 8 weeks of age are microchipped and that the keeper's details are registered in their name and are kept up-to-date. It is the breeder’s responsibility to microchip the puppies and that all the correct information is kept up-to-date on the database before they are adopted or bought. You must make sure you receive the microchip documentation with the chip number and then arrange to change the microchip details into your name. You can find out more information about this by visiting our puppy and dog microchipping article.

Considering pet insurance

Insuring your puppy or dog is one of the most important decisions you should make when bringing your beloved puppy home. Veterinary fees can become extremely expensive and it's important that you have the correct level of cover beforehand. We recommend that you research pet insurance providers and purchase the correct level of cover. Most policies will allow you to start the cover the day your puppy or dog arrives at their new home. Please check our pet insurance section for further information.

Pet Advertisers Advisory Group (PAAG)

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