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Exclusively Breeding AKC Fine Quality Chihuahuas for Show, Performance or Family, with Exceptional Personalities.

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“Quality is not expensive. It’s the Result of Tireless Effort!”

Hello. My name is Carolyn Ital Hembree. Follower of Jesus Christ my lord and savior. I am married to Dr. Mark R. Hemberee, DVM. He finished his 8 year degree in veterinarian medicine at Mississippi State University. We have two children. I am a small hobby breeder of long coat Chihuahuas and Papillons. Marquis Royal Court, which I established, is located in a little community called Oak Grove, about 8 miles outside of Hattiesburg Mississippi. I would love to share my story about how I have come to love these beautiful, intelligent dogs.

My experience began as a young girl. I have always had a passion for dogs. We always had Chihuahuas in our home. My grandmother also raised them occasionally, and I enjoyed helping her care for them. I have research the breed for many years, and believe in breeding the finest quality of Chihuahuas that I possibly can. I find them to be the perfect toy breed for me and resolved to learn all that I could about them. I have purchased both adults and puppies over the years from show breeders for very high dollars! Thinking they were loved, and cared for in the way in which, I raise and love my dogs. Only to find out they were not. Chihuahua puppies need lots of socializing when they are newborns and growing up. That's exactly what we offer for our puppies, here at Marquis Royal Court:) You will not regret a puppy from us.

Chihuahuas are especially wonderful companion dogs. They have a strong desire to be with the people they love, their family. To that end, my pups live in our home as part of our family. This provides a rich, non-threatening, interesting environment. We provide exposure to many variables such as interaction with people, playtime with many different toys, new surroundings, and car rides. They also are bathed and brushed to become accustomed to this activity.

Our Chihuahuas and puppies all live in our home as part of our family. Not an outdoor kennel, handled from birth. They do everything we do. They love to lounge on our sofa, happy to sit in a recliner with us, and love sleeping in our beds.

These dogs are certainly not “just dogs.” It has taken me years of extensive research, studying bloodlines, skill, knowledge, heartache and dedication. This has helped me develop my breeding program. Through hard won experience, I have learned the critical importance of genetic quality. My breeding dogs have been selectively chosen from top American. They are bred with the healthiest and best bloodlines available. I am able to produce gorgeous apple heads, short muzzle, square body, lovely temperaments. Chihuahuas for showing, performance or for family pets:)

Care and thought must go into each breeding instance to decrease possible consequences like, patella luxation, heart or liver problems, poor coats, or other malformations. Even with many test preformed on our dogs. You must understand that no breed, no dog, no animal (human or otherwise) is entirely free of hereditary defects of some degree or another. It can show up from generations back.

It is my primary goal as a responsible breeder, focusing on careful breeding practices to ensure healthy, friendly, intelligent show quality dogs or just loving quality companions. I seek to produce puppies that exhibit breed standards for appearance with correct conformation, elegant movement, entrancing temperament, sound body, and that meet AKC breed standards.

I DO NOT breed Chihuahuas for supplying mass market. I breed many times for myself and pick from the litters. I have NO kennels. My dogs have never been nor will ever be raised in a cage. I prefer not to co-own but will do so with a clear agreement with the breeder. I would be horrified to learn that one of my dogs, or their offspring, ended up in a cage, puppy mill, pet store, or with a puppy broker.

Several of my dogs are currently being shown in conformation. However, a handler does this so that my attention remains focused on caring for and loving those at home. Our puppies are well loved and socialized from day one. If your focus is showing, I do sell pups to show/breeding approved homes. I prefer not to sell my puppies just for breeding.   

I’m often asked which is the best companion, a male or a female. Both have their unique qualities. In general, males make the best companion dogs. They are biased towards loyalty and wanting to be involved in everything you’re doing, even if it is nothing. People worry about males “marking”. This is a matter of training and discipline. They usually will not mark unless a female in heat is nearby. Females tend to be more independent and will also mark if left intact.

Dr. Keith Davis, the veterinarian that I use, performs all health examinations as well as certifications to verify the health of each dog or puppy. We feel this is only ethical on our part. Our dogs have the customary health checkups, including yearly vaccinations, being de-wormed each month, and taking heart worm preventive. In addition to these checkups, my breeding dogs receive additional care: complete blood workup which also checks heart, lungs, and liver; dental checks with dental cleaning as needed

My husband, also a veterinarian, is available in situations when emergent care is needed. I have experience as a veterinarian assistant and as a professional groomer. When you are preparing to buy a puppy be sure to thoroughly investigate the seller’s background and history. Ask for references.

I encourage you to remember that a puppy or dog is not a standardized product like a sofa or car. I do not recommend buying a puppy just because the price is cheap.

Do the research. Get information on the sire and dam, check the pedigree. Learn what reputation the breeder has and what type of environment from which the dog comes. Be as thorough as you can. This will be your dog, and you will want to get the best.

It's very expensive raising high quality dogs. It takes money for top quality dog food, supplies, medical supplies, veterinary bills, up keep of the sires and dams health, c-sections, vehicle use for driving back and fourth to airport, shows, advertising, internet, phone bills, and shoes just to name a few.  It takes money. Lots of money to give each and every dog the proper medical care they need and deserve:) If you are looking for a genetically healthy puppy, that is an excellent representation of the breed, with an excellent temperament and, nice conformation. Then you have come to the right place.  But, if you don't care what it looks like, or whether or not you incur thousands of dollars in veterinary bills, then please, consider a backyard breeder or rescue.

Whether your interest is in showing your dog or wanting one as a pet do not hesitate to contact me by any of the following: phone—601-579-9935; email— carolynlvspaps@bellsouth.net. For a quicker responce please email. Many times my answering machine does not work properly. I may not receive your message. You are also welcome to visit my home to see my Chihuahuas in their environment. I will be happy to answer any of your questions. Safe shipping also available, and we ship to some overseas countries.

To learn more about Chihuahuas, please read about their history and my
“Buying a healthy Chihuahua” page.


Marquis Royal Court is founded on high quality long coat Chihuahuas and Papillons. We do not believe in breeding or showing more than two different breeds. (Two breeds along are a handful) We DO NOT mix our breeds to get what people call the designer dog. It's simply a mixed dog, known as a mutt. We keeps our breeds pure:) All of our dogs live inside our home and are treated like family members. I am very dedicated to each one of them.

I have spent many years researching and studying the bloodlines. All of our dogs live inside our home and are treated like family members. Each one is very special and loved very dearly. Our puppies will be very different than what you will find in a puppy mill, shelter, pet shop, or from a back yard breeder. We take great pride in our dogs and assure you a healthy, happy, well loved, and socialized puppy. A puppy can live a very long and healthy life, and bring you much happiness for many, many years to come.

All of our dogs are AKC registered. As responsible breeders, we are constantly trying to improve the quality of each puppy with every breeding. We carefully study each parent’s lineage, structure, and genetics prior to breeding.

We are exclusively breeding AKC champion bloodlines, promoting healthy, show quality prospects for breeding and showing to perform in conformation, agility, rally, fly-ball, obedience, pet therapy,
or just quality companions with exceptional personalities and of course, beauty all the way.

Each adult used in our breeding program comes from superior quality lines. These lines are carefully selected to achieve maximum health, structure, temperament, and breed standards. On rare occasions, we have extra tiny puppies born in a litter...

Before each breeding, I make sure my breeding adults are clear from any health issues. Adults receive a complete, comprehensive exam each year which include: blood count profile, rectal and fecal examination, liver test, dental examination, dental prophylaxis, ophthalmic examination, heartworm check, and urinalysis. The heart ultrasound is given one time a year and the patella exams one time a year.

You are always welcome to come to our home to visit our long coat Chihuahuas.
We have references and our veterinarian numbers available for you.
Quality is not expensive. It’s the Result of Tireless Effort!”

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