Breeding better is breeding healthier
We are a reputable small-scale breeder and exhibitor of Chihuahuas based in Rome, NY, with a primary focus on breeding for the health and well-being of our dogs. We are committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical breeding practices, which is why we ensure that all of our adult Chihuahuas are O.F.A. (www.ofa.org) tested before being bred. In addition to this, we use Embark DNA testing to screen our dogs for over 200 diseases.
As proud members of the Bred with H.E.A.R.T. program by AKC, we adhere to a strict code of conduct that ensures the well-being of our dogs and promotes responsible breeding practices. We aim to produce healthy, well-socialized Chihuahuas with excellent temperaments to make loving and loyal companions for their new families.
We offer lifelong support to our puppy owners and are committed to ensuring that every dog we breed finds a loving and permanent home. Our dedication to breeding healthy, happy, and well-adjusted Chihuahuas is unwavering, and we are proud of the reputation we have built as a responsible and professional breeder.
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. We no longer must use the old-school methods of breeding dogs to discover 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 continually advance our understanding of Canine Genetics via the AKC breeder education program, the 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 health issues but charge 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 for the same standards in their breeding programs.
We do NOT breed for tiny Chihuahuas or base our breeding program around the dog’s color. Breeding for Color is unproductive since color plays little into the Chihuahua’s 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 15 lbs, even with the most well-pedigreed dog. There is no such thing as a teacup; please do your homework on the cost of owning a 1-3 lb. dog.
Currently, we do the following :
We provide a puppy Swag Bag with food, a 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 deworming.
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, and the return of any dog we have bred.
We offer a 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 also link them on our dog's pages on this website.
We run inbreeding ratios on breeding before they happen to ensure we keep 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 for over 200 + known health issues, including 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
Proud Member of
Alfheim - Andromeda Chihuahuas is the perfect marriage of two breeding programs, united in their passion for achieving a single goal: BREEDING BETTER IS BREEDING HEALTHIER.
Our location near Rome, New York places us in the heart of the state, providing us with easy access to abundant resources and dog shows. Our sprawling acreage boasts lush gardens and even a flock of chickens. Our beloved dogs enjoy the same luxuries as our human family members, sleeping in cozy beds and spending time with us in the kitchen while we cook.
We are fortunate to have partnered with wonderful families who provide loving homes for our breeding dogs. Occasionally, we borrow these precious pups for shows or to produce a litter. Please note that not all dogs featured on our website reside with us.
Our bustling Facebook page is a treasure trove of testimonials from past and present Chihuahua owners. We encourage you to browse our page and interact with families who have owned dogs we bred over the years.
We take great pride in exhibiting our dogs in conformation and various performance events. We are currently showcasing our dogs in both AKC and UKC events.
If you are interested in any of our puppies or an adult dog in the future, please contact us and request to join our Facebook page. We offer in-person delivery of puppies for a minimal charge, including to NYC.
P.O. Box 144
Lee Center NY
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday - Saturday