Our Breeding Philosophy - What Sets Us Apart

 

  • We provide a puppy pack with food, toy, a blanket that smells like home, and a packet of all your essential health and contract paperwork. 

  • We health Check every pup at eight weeks with our Veterinarian and give you the results. 

  • We provide six weeks free Health Insurance. 

  • We start them on Revolution, for heartworm, fleas, and dewormings

  • We give 2 DHPP Vaccines before the puppy leaves us

  • We give PRE-PAID Dog NZ registration with every puppy. 

  • We offer LIFETIME SUPPORT via social media or phone for any issues. 

  • We offer LIFETIME no questions asked the return of any dog we have bred. 

  • We offer LIFETIME health guarantee against congenital disabilities; most breeders provide 1-2 years. 

  • We publish all the health reports to the public even if they are NOT good.

  • We run inbreeding co-efficients on breedings before they happen to make sure we are keeping the highest genetic diversity possible in our program. This aids a breed over time by not doubling up on health issues. 

  • We DNA coat color test our dogs to know we are making responsible breeding choices. 

  • We DNA Health Test our dogs (still in process for some)  for over 160 + known health issues this includes if they carry a health problem. We have our dogs tested for the following common breed diseases.

    • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis

    • Progressive Retinal Atrophy

  • Health Test all our dogs over one year of age for the following

    • Eyes

    • Patellas

    •  Heart

    • Degenerative Myelopathy

    • Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia

Can I show or breed from a Kitaco Chihuahua?

 

Yes. We will allow our dogs to be shown by approved owners but we only sell show dogs to people we have verified as being responsible owners/exhibitors. If we sell a show dog, we expect it to be shown and this will be part of the contract of sale.

 

If the dog is of superior show quality, it is more than likely will keep it ourselves as we are aiming to improve our lines.

 

We will not sell breeding stock unless you are an accredited breeder who can show a history of successful show/breeding lines. Be aware, also that dogs sold with unrestricted breeding rights cost considerably more than our normal dogs. Please contact us to discuss.

 

Kitaco Pets

 

All dogs sold as pets will go to approved owners, only. Any dogs sold as pets must be spayed or neutered, This is not negotiable. If the dogs were suitable for breeding, we would keep them or place them with another experienced breeder.

 

All our dogs, be they pet or show dog, come with a lifetime rehoming guarantee - in other words, if for any reason, you cannot care for your Kitaco Chihuahua, the dog can come back to us for rehoming.

 

This is not a buy-back, but a way of ensuring no Kitaco dog ever ends up in a shelter.

 

We generally do not sell dogs to people who are renting as this is the number one cause of dogs needing rehoming.

 

Can I use a Kitaco dog at stud?

 

Yes. To approved breeders only. Stud fees on application. Semen is also available for export.  Click here for details.

 

Under no circumstances can you use one of our studs to a pet bitch "just so the kids can see her have a litter" or to another breed to make a "designer" dog.

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