Welcome to TK Ranch Chihuahuas. We are a small family based operation that breed Chihuahua's who are healthy and of sound temperments. We breed for show quality and some pet quality may become available.
AKC Chihuahua Breeder in Show Low, AZ
Long and Short Coat Chihuahuas
The AKC Chihuahua Standard
General Appearance:A graceful, alert, swift-moving compact little dog with saucy expression, and with terrier-like qualities of temperament.
Size, Proportion, Substance: Weight -
A well balanced little dog not to exceed 6 pounds.
The body is off-square; hence, slightly longer when measured from point of shoulder to point of buttocks than height at the withers. Somewhat shorter bodies are preferred in males.
Disqualification - Any dog over 6 pounds in weight.
A well rounded "apple dome" skull, with or without molera.
Expression - Saucy. Eyes - Full, round, but not protruding, balanced, set well apart-luminous dark or luminous ruby. Light eyes in blond or white-colored dogs permissible. Blue eyes or a difference in the color of the iris in the two eyes, or two different colors within one iris should be considered a serious fault.
Ears - Large, erect type ears, held more upright when alert, but flaring to the sides at a 45 degree angle when in repose, giving breadth between the ears. Stop - Well defined. When viewed in profile, it forms a near 90 degree angle where muzzle joins skull.
Muzzle - Moderately short, slightly pointed. Cheeks and jaws lean.
Nose - Self-colored in blond types, or black. In moles, blues, and chocolates, they are self-colored. In blond types, pink noses permissible.
Bite - Level or scissors. Overshot or undershot, or any distortion of the bite or jaw, should be penalized as a serious fault. A missing tooth or two is permissible.