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Home:New York, NY  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 1-10 lbs

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"Eli's "Doggie Moms" Promotional Shot"

Eli Tattoo Dog Costume

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"Eli Tattoo Dog Costume"

Eli in Vogue Magazine, September 2011

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"Eli in Vogue Magazine, September 2011"

Eli in Bloomingdale Spring 2010 Catalogue

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"Eli in Bloomingdale Spring 2010 Catalogue"

Eli Waving - Photo by Christopher Appoldt

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"Eli Waving - Photo by Christopher Appoldt"

Eli on the Cover of InDognito Calendar

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"Eli on the Cover of InDognito Calendar"


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"Eli's Portrait by Curtis Parris"

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

February 25th 2004

Squeaky toys, scritchy scratches, cuddling under the covers, treats, female dogs, flossies

He doesn't like it when male dogs get amorous with him

Favorite Toy:
His squeaky bird

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
He loves to run in the hall of the apartment building

Best Tricks:
Doing tarot readings, magic card tricks, shy guy, roll over, jumping into his car.

Arrival Story:
I got Eli from somebody on craigslist who needed to get rid of him in order to save money for a condo. I am his third owner (not including the breeder), and he was only 1.5 years old. He is still incredibly sweet despite being passed around so much. I always thought I didn't have enough room in my apartment for a dog, but Eli is only 4.8 pounds and fits here very nicely.

Eli the Celebrity Chihuahua and his owner Karen Biehl currently star in the reality series “Doggie Moms” which currently airs on NYC life on Sundays at 10:00 PM. Karen and Eli were earlier featured on the reality show “Wingman”, which aired on Fine Living Network in February 2009, had a cameo together on "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy", and were also featured on both "Man Bijt Hond" and "Doggie Style New York" on Dutch TV. Other appearances incllude the Martha Stewart Show, NBC Nightly News, Fox News, ABC News, CW11 News, Anderson, Fox's Red Eye, The O'Reilly Factor, Underdog to Wonderdog, TLC’s Truth Be Told, Good Day New York, Dogs 101, Animal Precinct, Sabado Gigante, Univision’s Despierta America, Animal Planet’s Dogs vs. Cats and 1010 Wins. Despite a rocky start at two different homes before he was rescued by Karen through Craiglist, Eli quickly rose to fame after winning the Milk-Bone "Make Your and Your Dog Famous" Contest which landed him on the cover of the 2007-2008 Milk-Bone Small Dog Biscuit box. A veteran contest winner, his many triumphs include the 2006 Barking Beauty Pageant, the 2006 Best New York Tails Contest, Grand Prize at the 2007 Macy's Petacular, the 2007 Times Square Masquerade Winner, "Most Smoochable Pooch (New York State)" in the 2007 Kibbles 'n Bits cover dog search, "Best in Show" at Animal Fair Magazine's 2008 Canine Comedy, "New York Celebrity Dog 2008" at the 2009 Pre-Westminster Fashion Show, and a "Red Carpet Performance" Award at the 2007 NSAL DogCatemy Awards. Eli, who has modeled at Pet Fashion Week, on BET's Rip the Runway, the Pre-Westminster Fashion Show, in ads for Bank of America and Bloomingdales, Vogue Magazine and Harpers Bazaar, and in numerous books, calendars and magazines, has appeared frequently in the news, papers and TV shows. His film credits include Paris Hilton's Chihuahua Tinkerbell in "15 Films About Madonna" (A&E) and "Lobster Dog" in the short film "Dog Run" by Francisco Valera which screened at the 2009 New York Latino Film Festival. Eli also played the leading role of Heidi Hills in Prince Lorenzo Borghese's web series "America's Next Top Dog: The Princess" and is one of the few dogs listed on the IMDb. Eli and Karen are also regulars at fundraisers for animal shelters and human causes. Together they have raised $12,000 for the American Cancer Society through participating in their annual dog walks, have been celebrity guests at the National Eating Disorder Association Walk, and participated in the AIDS walk and Scleroderma Walk in 2011. Karen and Eli have also been on committees for several animal fundraising events, including the Bideawee Gala, NYC 4 ACC fundraisers and Last Chance for Animals Annual Gala. Karen and Eli most recently walked the runway at the Smithsonian and Metropolitan Art League's Fashion Siaspora benefit. At the many events they attend, Karen and Eli meet many celebrities and VIPS, and report on their news in their column, the New York Celebrity Dog Examiner. An award winning photograph of Karen and Eli by Monika Sziladi is currently on exhibit in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. For more on Eli see http://www.TheCelebrityChihuahua.c om/ or visit Eli’s IMDb profile athttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm30234 33 or Karen’s IMDb profile athttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm30187 39 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKL Ld5uNKcw

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