Applehead Chihuahua Puppies

Written by Sierra Rein
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Most people will say that applehead Chihuahua puppies are the most aesthetically pleasing of all toy dogs. With their round dome skulls, short snout and round eyes, they seem to epitomize the word "cute." And, whether they are of the long-haired or smooth coat variety, they are often praised by breeders and show dog owners alike.

There are not very many physical differences between applehead Chihuahua puppies and their cousins, the deer head Chihuahuas. Deer head Chihuahuas have a flatter skull, longer snout and wider set eyes than appleheads. Apart from that, they have the same stocky but muscular bodies, swift and agile movements and are born in a variety of different colors.

When one looks through a litter of applehead Chihuahua puppies, it may not be easy to figure out how big each of them will be when fully grown. However, through the use of a Chihuahua weight chart, most breeders can "guesstimate" how large the puppy might grow to be. For example, if the pup is small and weighs only a few ounces at birth, chances are he will only reach two pounds in 18 months.

"Teacup" Applehead Chihuahua Puppies

When any toy dog is small at birth, he or she may be labeled a "teacup" or "pocket" dog. He will undoubtedly be delicate and must have human intervention to ward off debilitating infections in the first few months of his life. However, once his immune system is healthy and strong, he will have the opportunity to live a happy and healthy life, even though he fits into the palm of the hand.

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