© Working Dog Chihuahuas by Midwest, 2007
I just have to thank you again for our beautiful Ellie. She is the most amazing pup I could imagine. Not only is she incredibly beautiful and healthy, she is also extremely well adjusted, very confident, extremely smart and just a joy to have in our family. She hasn't found anything that she doesn't take on with full confidence. From cats, to dogs, to children to all of the hustle and bustle of a house full, she just takes it all in stride. I couldn't have asked for a better pup from a better breeder."
-Nicole Aponte, Ohio
I thought it might be nice to take a few minutes and introduce ourselves.
Please read below to learn more about us!
Our little family
Hi! My name is Tish (Patricia) and my husband Dennis and I run Midwest Working Dog by Midwest Chihuahuas. This is my dream and I am fortunate enough to live it as it continues to grow. Our family is a little group of two-leggers and four leggers, mostly retired. I am married to a wonderful man who thanks to God, came back into my life after knowing him many years ago in the military. He is my ROCK and is SO supportive of raising the dogs that my cup runneth over!
In the prime of my life at 50 years young, I was raised in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio as a child. I entered the military and lived many different places as an adult. I am the Mom to three lovely and wonderful daughters and one son who sadly watches me from Heaven as he was a SIDS baby. Raising puppies on a limited scale means we rarely go out nights (or days!), don't really take vacations, all for the love of this! I don't want to raise a LOT of Chihuahuas, or the smallest, or the most exotic...I raise some small, some very exotic puppies, but what I want is to raise healthy, well-adjusted, temperament tested, genetically superior, socialized, hands on puppies in a loving and open family environment that grow to be the center of someone's universe. That is why there is a Midwest Chihuahuas.
My wonderful husband Dennis is a man of great character. I met Dennis in the early 90's because we were both in the military and years later I am grateful to know him again. At 53, Dennis and I now reside in our beautiful home in central Kansas. I am lucky to have such a loving man! Dennis was a brick mason and proud member and delegate of the local union until October of 2012 when he had his first of two significant strokes. Dennis is now home with me full time. Dennis is a whiz at all things building and when he has time he enjoys working on our property and our 120y old home. Dennis is very supportive and loving to our Chihuahuas and hands on whelps litters with me and does a large part of the day to day care and training of the babies as time allows.
Side photo: Dennis with our oldest daughter, Shannonrachel, while home on leave from the US Air Force, July 2015
God blessed us with three talented, beautiful and compassionate children. Although they live around the country they still mean the world to us (of course)! they are in my heart every day and we keep in close contact. Two live separately in California and one lives in the Cleveland Ohio area. We are truly blessed that they are living their best lives!