Sette's Chihuahuas of Long Island, New York






Proud Member in Good Standing

Chihuahua Club of America

Ladies' Kennel Association of America

 Chihuahua Club  of Greater New York (Current Board Member)

Progressive Dog Club

Chihuahua Club of Mid Jersey  (Current Board Member)

 Heart of New England Chihuahua Club (Current Board Member, Past Secretary)

and Past Member in Good Standing:

Chihuahua Club of Canada

Hudson Valley Chihuahua Club

Nassau-Suffolk Owner-Handlers Association


My first Chihuahua came from Mexico in the mid 1950's.  While vacationing there, a cousin came upon the cutest puppy and bought it for my father.  I was very young and she soon became my best friend.  Her name was "Chickie", I remember dressing her in dolls' clothes.  Wow, did she have a lot of patience, what a great dog!  Chickie lived seventeen years under dad's great care. 

My father loved dogs and owned larger breeds; he chose spending latter years with these little dogs.  That's how I was first introduced to this toy breed, somewhat different today in appearance.  Luckily we find the same attitude and intelligence as that of its ancestors!




My name is Grace Sette.  I live with my husband and family on beautiful Long Island, near the Queens, NYC border.  Much of my adult life was spent without Chihuahuas.  As fate would have it, early in 2003 I found the little ones for the second time around!  With my new puppy "Chiquita", I quickly learned the Chihuahua had taken on a new look! 

With much research, mentors, education, perseverance and several motivating circumstances, the dream of Sette's Chis was realized.  I would like to thank my very supportive husband and family along with the many friends for their encouragement.  This combination has afforded the fabulous opportunity to play my part in promoting healthy, sound Chihuahuas.  I pride myself on breeding for the splendid disposition reminiscent of that found in the dogs of my childhood, gone but forever in my heart!


       Sette's Chihuahuas of Long Island, New York



Bat Girl and Giulia


 At this writing we’re at six generations, beginning with Sassy-ROM and now delightfully on to our next generation’s “Giulia”.  Our official AKC name is Settee but we
prefer our family name. 

My favorite saying is THINGS CHANGE, but sometimes that takes time.  Take Chihuahuas -- we now see an evolution in breed style.  Working with those changes while keeping what’s good is key!  You’ve found us whenever you see our signature girl “Fanny”, for she’s a New York Chihuahua!