Deer Head Chihuahuas

Written by Sierra Rein
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Deer head Chihuahuas are quite different from applehead Chihuahuas. They are slight in bone, leggy, and feature a flatter front to the skull, longer snouts and eyes that are wider set in the face. Applehead dogs, on the other hand, have a very round, dome-like skull, short snout and close-set eyes.

Besides these small differences, there is not an extreme departure between regular Chihuahuas and deer head Chihuahuas. While the domed head is more popular, there are other dog aficionados who enjoy the playful look of the deer heads. They are lovely Chihuahuas in their own right, after all, and deserve the same love and adoration as any other dog.

However, the American Kennel Club does not recognize deer head Chihuahuas as the top-of-the-line standard. Most reputable show dog breeders do not associate with them. However, the popularity of these dogs is on the rise, and many breeders in the US have decided to breed them intentionally.

Deer Head Chihuahuas Finally Represented by a Television Star

When Gidget the deer head Chihuahua was seen on television uttering the Spanish line, "Yo quiero Taco Bell," the popularity of her breed skyrocketed. They began to be recognized as a part of Mexican heritage and history. Their adoption and breeding numbers increased as breeders and owners began realizing how popular they had become.

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