Chihuahuas are commonly referred to as either “deer head” or “apple head,” but these aren’t official terms. They’re not included in the breed standards for Chihuahua by American Kennel Club, Canadian Kennel Club and United Kennel Clubs. According to those organizations, only long coat and short coats (smooth) types of Chiwauhau should be recognized officially. So, what are deer head and apple head Chihuahuas? They’re two different types of breeds with unique characteristics. For example, one can tell the difference between a deer-head by their distinct protruding eyes whereas an apple-head has more rounded ones! Other differences include body size (apple heads tend to be smaller) as well as temperament (deerheads typically having calm temperaments compared to fiery apples).So how do they differ? One way is that there’s actually quite few physical differences – for instance you can easily spot out which kind of Chihuahua someone owns just based on its eye shape alone. Additionally some might find it easier or harder than others depending on their preferences but overall both dogs have
What Does the Difference Between a Deer Head and an Apple Head Mean?
One of the main differences between a deer head and an apple head Chihuahua is that you can tell just by looking at them. This means that there are no other features to look out for when identifying their type, though both have very distinctive facial structures.In addition to this, one has more sloping from muzzle-forehead junction than the other which makes it easier to determine whether or not they’re what we would call “apple heads” or “deer heads”. The Chihuahua breed began to separate thousands of years ago into two distinct types: the apple-headed and deer-headed. We don’t know when this genetic evolution occurred, nor do we know how it happened. Prehistoric artifacts discovered in Central America depict small dogs with both a round head like an Apple and a pointy face similar to that on a Deer’s head suggesting the split must have been before European settlers arrived from Europe bringing their own breeds. Some experts believe that our modern day Chihuahuas are descendants of the Techichi dog which was found buried alongside its owner as if they were one being or part human too! Others say no because these little guys look more like Chinese Crested than any other type thus making them cross Some people think that the deer head Chihuahua is actually a descendant of the Techichi. No matter what happened, there are now both apple-head and deer-head Chihuahuas!
Chihuahua with an Apple Head
An apple head Chihuahua has a prominent 90-degree angle (known as stop) where the muzzle meets forehead. This juncture should essentially form an “L” shape, indicating it is called Apple Head Chihuahuas and these dogs can have smooth or long coats in any number of colors or color combinations like: brown with white toes; red & fawn markings on legs and chest; liver roan coat that’s almost solid blue/gray except for white base of tail; black mask over facespots under eyes which are not pink but dark skin pigmentation around them – looking very mean! This is the most distinguishing feature of an apple-head Chihuahua. Apple head Chihuahuas have shorter jawlines than deer head, they often have a short neck compared to their body length and are more expressive in eyes. They tend to be stout with prominent features like “cobby” bodies featuring short legs relative to their body length including soft spot on heads at birth(molera) A puppy’s fontanel is the soft spot on its head that closes when it turns 3 to 4 months old. The apple-headed Chihuahua, however, can be shown in dog shows regardless of age because their heads are an exception to this rule.
The Chihuahua with a Deer Head
Also, the deer head Chihuahua has certain physical characteristics that resemble those of a young deer’s face. You’ll notice they have large ears and a sloped forehead as well as having long muzzle found in this breed variation. This type is usually available with either smooth or long coats but fawn coloration seems to be common among them all .They are also equally popular like apple heads. The Taco Bell dog, Gidget the deer head Chihuahua was actually a national fast food chain for 8 years. Her appearance and personality made her the first Chihuahuas in America that many Americans had ever seen! Here are some characteristics of this breed:The muzzle is longer than an apple head’s – instead of 90 degree angles it has slopes where they meet their foreheads. A deer head Chihuahua has longer legs and a taller body than an apple head, but shorter ears and less of a neck. It also appears to have more pointy features such as its nose, jawline, eyes etc., so this is the type you want if you like something more angular-looking! The AKC does not recognize deer head Chihuahuas, and therefore they cannot participate in conformation dog shows. Both fawn and brown are the most common coat colors for this breed. Deer heads often weigh more than six pounds as defined by the standard size of an apple-headed chihuahua – a larger difference from their counterparts compared to other types of Chi’s . Many owners claim that despite being bulkier, these dogs have less aggression issues when compared to Appleheads or Smooth Coats (the 2 official varieties recognized by The American Kennel Club). Deer head Chihuahuas are believed to be healthier than their normal headed counterparts.
Breed Standards are only met by Apple Head Chihuahuas
“A deer head Chihuahua isn’t an actual Chihuahua?” Conventional wisdom may lead you to believe this, but that is not necessarily the case. Instead of having an apple-shaped head, you can have a purebred Chihuahua without it. You still register him with the AKC and he will not win any ribbons at conformation shows like Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show or Crufts since his breed standards don’t meet what is required for showmanship. Breed standards are created by canine organizations such as AKC to judge dogs in conformation shows . If a competing dog fails to meet the standards for his respective breed, judges automatically disqualify them from receiving championship titles. Spayed or neutered dogs are also disqualified from conformation shows regardless of whether they meet their own breeds’ standards. The bottom line is that deer head Chihuahuas aren’t real Chihuahua’s-they just won’t win points nor championships at any show. Same can be said for those weighing over six pounds as well which isn’t allowed in judging either way and will result in automatic failure or elimination
Should Deer Head Chihuahuas be recognized by the AKC?
It is argued that the AKC should recognize deer head Chihuahuas as a variation of their breed. The English Cocker Spaniel was separated into two varieties in 1936 by the association, and ten years later it revised its standards to include American Cockers as separate breeds. While both Chihuahuas and American Cocker Spaniels have a similar appearance, they differ in that the former is larger than the latter. In addition to being bigger, American Cocker Spaniels are also “showier,” with less instinctual drive to chase prey. The 1952 Chihuahua Club of America revised its standards for this breed – separating them into long coat and smooth coat varieties which were preferred as pets over show dogs. After more than half a century later, all major canine associations recognize only two types: long coats or short hairs (smooth). While the deer head Chihuahuas are not currently recognized as a separate variety by the AKC, perhaps this will change in time.
It’s impossible to make assumptions about the physical traits of Chihuahuas since they can inherit characteristics from both apple and deer head varieties. A perfectly found, long muzzle may be paired with an apple-shaped dome or a sloped one that comes together for cobby body type like you might see in deer heads; however, breeding two different types won’t necessarily produce litters full of dogs with only those exact features. When breeding two Chihuahuas, there’s a chance that some puppies will be of the opposite variety.
Is it possible for my Chihuahua to have both Apple and Deer Head characteristics?
The Chihuahua is a breed of dog that can vary in appearance between apple head and deer heads. While the two types may look different, they share similar personality traits such as being fun-loving and confident. Let us know if your Chihuahuas are an apple head or deer by leaving a comment below!