There maybe kennel associations that do not see fit to recognize some variants of the Chihuahua. Still, that rule, which may be taken to apply to qualifications for dog shows, does not mean no types of Chihuahuas exist – just ask Chihuahua breeders, they will tell you sub-types exists. Two such variations include the Apple Head Chihuahua and the Deer Chihuahua.
The variants, or at least the names for them, are already acknowledged by pet breeders; so if there are differences within this breed that kennel associations, for their own reasons, do not acknowledge, it’s not a problem for the rest of us. You’ll know how to tell a Deer Head Chihuahua in this article.
Bigger, larger than other Chihuahuas – a common Deer Chihuahua feature
This is probably the biggest kind of their breed. The male Deer Chihuahua can grow up to twelve inches (measured standing), with the female Deer Chihuahuas reaching ten to twelve inches (also measured standing). This breed can reach weights up to twenty pounds and live as long as twenty years – that’s a long time. As with all Chihuahuas, this one has its own share of health problems, so the need to be a responsible pet owner needs to be emphasized when adopting or buying a Deer Chihuahua.
Look at the head and the snout – key features of a Deer Chihuahua
The Deer Chihuahua has what can be called a “clean” head; it also has a distinctively long muzzle, often longer than other types of Chihuahuas. Some people have noticed that a Deer Chihuahua’s snout resemble that of a terrier’s. The head also has that ‘bobble head’ look.
Deer Chihuahuas and the alleged jealous streak all Chihuahuas share
Every Chihuahua is reported to have a personality that’s completely loyal, very protective, and highly possessive of its owner. But then Deer Chihuahuas are different – they are happy, they love to snuggle up with other Chihuahuas on a single master’s lap. Don’t believe every stereotype you hear about a general Chihuahua behavior that is supposedly true among all types.
Deer Chihuahua – yours maybe the closest type to the original
Unlike other Chihuahuas bread by mating runt on runt, the Deer Chihuahua is actually closer in gene pool to the historically original Chihuahua from Mexico. Deer Chihuahuas are actually closer to the original bloodline compared to the rest, some of which have been bred small runt with small runt just to produce show dogs.
Deer Chihuahuas are good with children
There will always be stereotyped views about Chihuahuas. For example, you’ll probably read about this tip – that homes with children and other pets are not good for Chihuahuas. Chihuahuas, based on this stereotype, are by nature easy to snap, aggressive, possessive of their owners, and therefore may harm children and animals in the house because of this personality. What this does not state is that there is at least one Chihuahua variant that’s good with kids and other pets – the Deer Chihuahua. Don’t let the stereotype fool you.
Some small dog enthusiasts want an Apple Head Chihuahua and others a Deer Chihuahua. Though they differ in some physical features, perhaps there’s also a difference in temperament between them. Regardless of the particular variant of a Chihuahua you get, you can be sure that the Deer Head Chihuahua that comes into your life is going to be a loyal and loving companion.
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