Kitaco Kennels is a preservation breeder of the only truly ancient dog breed - Chihuahuas.  We are the orignal Dogs NZ Accredited Chihuahua breeders in New Zealand and the only Chihuahua breeder in NZ who is also a vet and the Dogs NZ National Breed Health Liason Officer.

We also plan to breed Russian Toys in conjunction with our partner kennel CoutureNZ  and work closley with who are responsible the delightful team of Pomeranians that we show along with our Chihuahuas.


What sets us apart


  • We believe all breeders should take responsibility for any dog they produce. All our dogs come with a no questions asked return policy for the dog's entire life.

  • We believe in science over guesswork, and that healthy dogs are more important than winning dogs.

  • We understand that this is the 21st Century and that old school methods of "breed lots of dogs to see what we get" have been  replaced with a much better science-based understanding of diseases, genetic issues and even coat colour.

  • We believe breeding is not successful or ethical without understanding genetics and keeping up with the latest advancements in genetics and reproductive science. 

  • Because of the advances in DNA profiling, we believe all breeders should be working toward eliminating conditions that cause Chihuahuas a lifetime of suffering and should never breed from affected dogs.

  • We believe each generation we breed  should be better than the one before and that "better breeding" means "healthier breeding",

  • We believe that Conformation Show judging is too subjective and flawed to offer a reliable measure of a dog's quality, so while we show our dogs (if they enjoy it) and strive to have them achieve  the title of "champion" it is not our reason for breeding and we will always err on the side of "healthy" over "winner".

Besides making wonderful  pets, we have dogs working as therapy dogs, in the entertainnment industry, in musical theatre, working with internationally renowned acts like Piff the Magic Dragon, on TV and featured in newspapers and magazines.

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If you are interested in a puppy, please read the information on this site and then contact us for a discussion before deciding if a Kitaco dog is for you.


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