Breeding better is breeding healthier
Small Breeder and Exhibitors of Chihuahuas located in Rome, NY. We believe in breeding for Health first and foremost. We strive to use the information provided to us by having our adults O.F.A. (www.ofa.org) tested before breeding. We also have our dogs tested with Embark DNA for 160 diseases. We are also members of the Bred with H.E.A.R.T. program by AKC. We provide lifelong support and return of any dog we breed.
We believe supporting any Chihuahua we produce for its life. We have provided on this website a wealth of information about our pups and what you can expect.
What We do different
We live in a world that is ever advancing in our ability to understand diseases, genetics, and DNA. No longer do we have to use the old school methods of breeding dogs to find out what health issues they may or may not carry on to their offspring.
Dog Breeding is not successful without understanding basic genetics. Understanding genetics and keeping up with the latest advancements is why we are continually advancing our understanding of Canine Genetics via AKC breeder education program, Institute of Canine Biology and many Breeding Seminars offered by Veterinarians and Specialists in the field.
We believe that with each generation of Chihuahuas we produce they should be better than the one before. We often hear words or phrases in the dog world like " Preservation Breeder" or "Breed Conservationist."What does that mean? Sadly most breeders who toss those words around do not test their breeding Chihuahuas for the most common of health issues but charging the same or more for their puppies. Maybe they don't know what it means either. To breed better should mean that you are breeding "HEALTHIER."
Our goal is to have our dogs live longer and healthier lives. Hence you might pay a bit more for one of our pups up front, but we strive to have your Chihuahua's visits to the vet as few as possible in its lifetime.
We challenge other breeders to strive to the same standards in their breeding programs.
We do NOT breed for tiny Chihuahuas or base our breeding program around the color of the dog. Breeding for Color is not productive since color plays little into the Chihuahuas basic health and structure. All colors of Chihuahuas are standard and accepted by AKC, none are rare, and the breed can range from 1 lb to 15lbs even with the most well-pedigreed dog. There is no such thing as a tea-cup, please do your homework on the cost of owning a 1-3 lb dog.
Currently, we do the following and make results public:
We provide a puppy Swag Bag 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 Trupanion Health Insurance With every puppy.
We start them on Revolution, for heartworm, fleas, and dewormings
We give 2 DHPP Vaccines before the puppy leaves us
We provide AKC REUNITE MICROCHIP with every puppy. Please read our Microchip Policy
We provide PRE-PAID AKC registration with every puppy.
We provide 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 link them on our dog's pages on this website also.
We run inbreeding ratios 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 are members of BRED with H.E.A.R.T. program with AKC always improving our education and understanding of dog breeding and genetics.
We DNA coat color test our dogs to know we are making responsible breeding choices.
We Embark DNA Health Test our dogs (still in process for some) for over 165 + known health issues this includes if they carry a health problem. We have our dogs tested for the following common breed diseases.
Chondrodystrophy and Intervertebral Disc Disease, CDDY/IVDD, Type I IVDD
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis
Progressive Retinal Atrophy - crd4/cord1
Progressive Retinal Atrophy - prcd
Spinocerebellar Ataxia with Myokymia and/or Seizures
O.F.A. Health Test all our dogs over one year of age for The following
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Alfheim - Andromeda Chihuahuas is a combining of two breeding programs into one. A passion for friends & family to achieve a single goal BREEDING BETTER IS BREEDING HEALTHIER
We are located near Rome, New York. This is right in the middle of the state, giving us an advantage of being close to many resources and dog shows. We live on acreage with gardens and even chickens. Our dogs enjoy the life as your pet does, sleeping in beds with their humans and hanging out in the kitchen when you are cooking.
We also have had a wonderful pleasure of having amazing homes that live with our breeding dogs, and let us borrow them once in a while to show, or produce a litter. When browsing our dogs please keep in mind that not all the dogs on these pages live with us.
We have a very busy Facebook page, that offers years of past and present owners of our Chihuahuas. We think that this is the best reference we have is letting you interact and ask questions of families who own dogs we bred over the years. We can also be found on MeWe.
We do exhibit our dogs in conformation and some performance events. Currently, we are showing in both AKC and UKC events.
If you are interested in any of our pups, or maybe an adult in your future please fill out our wait form and ask to join our Facebook page. We do deliver pups in person for a minimal charge including NYC.
Chihuahuas we have Bred
Group Placing Ch. A & A's This is My Design " Will"
Ch. Pointed A & A's Sirius-Ly The Devil made me do it " Dante"
A&A's Sirius-ly Mastering The Force "han"
(left) A & A's Goddess of Truth " Artemis" (daughter) & Alfheim's The Chewbacca Defence "Wookie" (sire)
(Below) Group placing Ch. Muro's Cosmic Blast " Nova
A&A's Sirius Dark Matter
(below) Group Placing Ch. This Is My Design " Will"
P.O. Box 144
Lee Center NY
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