My name is Britanie Rains, I am the sole Owner/Operator and breeding specialist at Salem's Finest AKC Family Raised Chihuahuas; however, this has become a family affair. We are all active participants of our breeding program. As much as I would love to take credit for all of this, I owe it to my husband, and my boys. Together, working hard, is why our pups and dogs are as amazing as everyone says.

 

 We are responsible hobby breeders, breeding for the love of the Chihuahua. We have had Chihuahuas our entire lives and decided it was finally time to follow a passion of ours--to breed and share this wonderful breed with the world! Health is our number one priority in our breeding dogs and puppies, which we have presented all of our health testing to you for viewing. Pedigrees are available upon request, so please ask if you are curious. We feel that temperament and personality are the next most important characteristic to a good pup, so we evaluate our breeding dogs to see if they have what we are looking for to carry on into the next generation. All of our breeding stock is checked routinely by our Veterinarian, cleared with the Orthopedic Foundation for animals for patellas and hearts, as well as tested for genetic diseases and traits with Embark for over 185 different diseases found in the canine world. We know that these are the most common health concerns in our breed, so we want to ensure that we are always using the best candidates for our breeding program. 

 We are very proud of our breeding lines. We are all very involved in the well-being of our animals. Our home is full of pets ranging from the Chihuahuas, a cat and a Dalmatian. The boys' ages are 16, 16, and 13. I (Britanie) am a home school mom to all three boys (even before Covid!). I was a Veterinarian's assistant at our our family Vet clinic, but I resigned from my position, so I could dedicate more time to my dogs and puppies and focus on the heart of my program. We are proud of our dogs and sure that you will be too! Our puppies are socialized right from the start with a variety of interactions that are in our home daily. Take a look at our developing puppy room where our pups are raised.

 

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