CKC Reg No: CH-04187855
Bred, born and being raised here 
at Midwest Chihuahuas

Raj passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen test 09-08-10

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Talk about personality! This little man likes his attention!  When he gets lonely, you can hear him calling for me.  It reminds me of his Daddy Rufus who clearly used to call me "Mom" when he needed me.  During Rajesh's Guinness World Records process he was featured on ABC 13 Toledo and is well known in Ohio and beyond!  His line is also carried on through his son, Joker and his nephew, Moses here at Midwest.

Here's an updated list of some of Raj's favorite people and media outlets he has been featured in:

Emperor Rajesh, CGC/CGCA, SD, EMRD. Rajesh is a long haired Chihuahua. 5.9" tall at withers, under 3 lbs in full (and large) coat. Born 11.16.2009. Dual scent and task trained in English and Russian languages for cardiac alert and PTSD work.

He has met many people. Some are famous and some are "famous to Raj" (aka all his fans). This page has photos with some of his famous and famous to Raj people.

Here's a list of some of the people he's met and news/media outlets that have covered Rajesh and his journey as a Working Dog.
*ABC News
*13 ABC News (Toledo), multiple occasions
*ABC6 News (Columbus)
*ABC News CH 5 (Cleveland)
*Fox 8 (Cleveland), two occasions
*Toledo News Journal, multiple occasions
*Ontario Tribune Carrier, multiple occasions
*Mansfield News Journal, multiple occasions
*German News Agency
*German News; The Guardian
*Sofia News Agency, Bulgaria
*German Chancellors Office
*Former US Rep Dennis Kucinich
*US Rep Luiz Gutierrez (IL)
*Mansfield Police Department
*Toledo Police Department
*Baltimore Harbor Police Department
*President Barack Obama
*Former President Bill Clinton
*Wesley (and daughter, Faye) Jonathan (actor)
*Mindy Lahiri - The Mindy Project (actress)
*Cedric the Entertainer
*Mrs.O - Sharon Osbourne (Personality/Celebrity/Animal Advocate)
*Michael J. Fox (actor/Parkinson's Advocate)
*Jennifer Lawrence (actress)
*Jessica Biel (actress)
*Russell Simmons (Entrepreneur/Music Mogul)

Rajesh has photos with many and looks forward to meeting more people and spreading the word about his work and our program.

Hired for his own 2016 Calendar.

Emperor Rajesh is available for print and video work.


The Basics

Beautiful Rajesh is everything you want in a Chihuahua.  Tiny short legs and nose, high dome apple head, scissor bite, and nice topline.  Add to that his stunning and thick long coat and playful, outgoing temperament and you have Midwest Chihuahuas newer home-bred stud.  Rajesh is a black tri color born to Jezebel (retired and working as a therapy dog for an amputee) and sired by Rufus. Rajesh's first mating was in March of 2011.  He has continued private training for service animal work and is has been fully trained for years. He is trained in PTSD work and as a scent-trained cardiac emergency alert and response dog with over 1300 logged hours of training.  Rajesh isn't simply a great stud, but also a great member of our community.  

Rajesh Sizing Information

Rajesh is over seven years old (as of 01.1017) is 2.75#.  He has incredibly short legs and is short bodied (shoulder blades to hips).  Rajesh is 5.9" tall at the withers, 6.25 inches in length and those are measurements used and videotaped for Guinness World Records and confirmed by two Veterinarians.

Future Plans for Rajesh at Midwest Chihuahuas

Rajesh has been an excellent working dog and great stud as well during his limited breedings.  After taking a self-chosen nearly three-year break in breeding, Rajesh bred to Manassas for an exclusive litter (sold and placed) in 2016 and has mated to Gettysburg for an exclusive long haired only litter due 02.01.2017. Litter has not yet been confirmed.

Rajesh has undergone extensive training and physical and genetics testing. Several levels of training were utilized from when he was very young and this happy and attentive boy passed them all. He even passed the Canine Good Citizen test prior to a year of age (09-08-10).  He has worked toward full rights as a service animal and was recognized fully at 22 months of age although he was considered IN TRAINING prior to that time.  Rajesh has been trained and certified in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder work and scent detection for medical alerting for Cardiac issues.  He is an amazing asset to me, a person with a serious cardiac issue and notifies me when my heart goes out of rhythm based on smell when I otherwise would not know. As of late 2014, I am equipt with a Biotronic Pacemaker.  Rajesh was also accepted by the Alzheimer's Association of Northwest Ohio as the patient pet therapy dog for the Toledo Day Center.  Rajesh really enjoyed visiting with the participants and they enjoyed his visits. He has done a lot of therapy work for adults and children with disabilities including hospice and hospital visitation work.

Check back often for updates on Raj's progress!

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© Working Dog Chihuahuas by Midwest, 2007

Now in Loving Memory

Emperor Rajesh of Rufus by Midwest 

Call Name: Raj

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Rajesh is available for stud service in our home ONLY on a VERY SELECTIVE CASE BY CASE BASIS and does a great job.  Contact us or view the Stud Services page for more information.

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