A few words about me
My name is Cecilia Tingman and I have had many different breeds through out the years. I had been fond of Chihuahuas a long time when I bought my first one in 2009.
We live in Bromma, Stockholm, but most of the time we spend in our house on the countryside in the county of Örebro. My mother helps me a lot with the dogs and we have the dogs as our common interest. I also have two grown-up sons that help out with the dogs a lot. I used to work in the bank business for many years but changed track and now I am studying to work with care-dogs in retirement homes.
I am educated in breeding by the Swedish Kennel Club (SKK). I am interested in dogshows and I think it is a good tool to show the dogs that will be used for breeding. I always check the dogs for patellaluxation and eyecheck the dogs before breeding. I am very keen to retain the health of the breed. In the same time I think it is important to keep the type and the appearance of the breed. A challenge, yes, but also a goal that makes your breeding more fun and more worthwhile.
Chihuahua is for me the ultimate breed. It has a convenient size and even though it is small it follows you on long walks and you can train everything with them as you can with a big dog. The food account is low and it does not require much grooming. A relatively healthy breed that can grow very old. They are incredibly intelligent and trainable. Very cuddly and love to sit on the lap and be close to you on the couch. Because they are so small and take up less space, you can have several even though you live in an apartment. If you have several they enjoy each other and it's so interesting to study the interaction between them. Of course, in some situations, you have to be extra careful for they are after all very small and they are not always aware of that. A chihuahua should be tough and alert, and it makes them to pay attention and react to things that happen around them. It can bring them sometimes, and especially when they are in a group, to be a little bit barky. But it varies greatly between individuals, and you can train that to some degree.
I apologize that not all the text on this website is in English. Hope you enjoy it anyway!