Hi, I am looking for a long coat fawn female Chihuahua puppy. Please advise if any is available. Thank you. maria v.
I have a super tiny chug. For sale $300 LeAnn Dupre
we would like to have a young Pom female, have one female and our old fog died. This little girl is lonely and we would like to have another one for her. We live in Western Ky Deloris Donahoo
I am looking to purchase or adopt a very young pom so that it can get used to my family and myself as it grows. I would like one closer to where I live, which is Waverly, TN. I am on a fixed income so cost is a concern, but this would be mostly for my companionship and travel buddy. I would prefer a female as I have a male dog already and he is not crazy about the male cats next door or male dogs that have visited. I thought I had one, but turned out to be a scam. Only serious sellers/adoptions contact please. Deloris
Though the name is cute and catchy, the Applehead Chihuahua is actually just simply a "Chihuahua". There are only two recognized types of Chihuahua. To determine which type of Chihuahua you actually have, you need to look at its coat. It will be either a Long-haired Chihuahua or a Short-haired Chihuahua.
The name "applehead" is a layman's term used to describe an adorable Chihuahua with an apple dome head shape head. The term "Applehead" is most likely derived from the description, in the American Kennel Club (AKC) standards, for the shape of the preferred head. In their standards, the preferred head-shape is described as being "a well rounded apple domeskull, with or without molera".
Chihuahuas are courageous and lively toy dogs. They tend to become very attached to their owners and these small dog breeds make good guard dogs. Their strong will makes patience during training crucial, but they are intelligent and can learn a variety of tricks. When selecting an Applehead Chihuahua, it is important to check for eye problems and respiratory difficulties.
Breed Type The Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed in the world. Classified as a toy breed they make a most suitable pet. The Chihuahua is most comfortable in warm climates.
Background The Chihuahua is said to have been discovered in Mexico in 1850. They were sometimes bred for food, but they were also used in religious ceremonies and prized by royalty. It is speculated that Chihuahuas are descended from Chinese hairless dogs and ancient Mexican breeds. There are only two recognize types of Chihuahuas, the Long-haired Chihuahua and the Short-haired Chihuahuas, but no distinction is made for registration purposes.
The Applehead Chihuahua would only be recognized as one of the two breed types, a Long-haired Chihuahua or a Short-haired Chihuahua. "Applehead" along with several other terms such as "teacup," "pocket size," "tiny toy," "miniature," and "standard" are sometimes used to describe the size differences and physical appearances of Chihuahua's. And although these terms are descriptive of a particular look in an individual Chihuahua, they are not actually recognized Chihuahua types themselves.
Description Applehead Chihuahua is a layman's term for Chihuahuas that are small dogs with large, apple-shaped heads and pointy muzzles. Their eyes are protruding and dark. They may have long or short hair, and have all colors that are acceptable according to Chihuahua standards. Puppies often have a soft spot in their skulls that is called a molera. It may or may not close when they get older. The Chihuahua has an average height of 6-9 inches and weight of 2-6 pounds.
Care and Feeding Chihuahuas often have food sensitivities. They do best on a consistent diet of foods such as poultry and brown rice. Beef is not recommended for the Applehead Chihuahua. Chihuahuas need to be bathed once a month. Short-haired varieties only need occasional brushing, while long-haired Chihuahuas should be brushed daily. Nails should be trimmed as needed. Chihuahuas need annual checkups, and vaccinations should be administered as follows:
Applehead Chihuahuas are prone to respiratory problems, so care should be taken to keep their environment as dust-free as possible. They shed moderately, so regular vacuuming is required.
Housing Your Dog Applehead Chihuahuas are indoor dogs, and they need a warm environment. They like to snuggle up in cozy places, so it is advisable to watch for them when sitting down on soft furniture. They enjoy small breed-appropriate toys.
Social Behaviors Applehead Chihuahuas are often suspicious around strangers, and they are not recommended for children. They may be aggressive around other dog breeds and different types of pets.
Handling and Training The Applehead Chihuahua is a strong-willed dog, and this can present difficulties in training. They are very smart, however, and do well with positive reinforcement. Housebreaking difficulties are common.
Activities Chihuahuas require little exercise, but they do need a daily walk. They also enjoy playing indoors and out.
Breeding/Reproduction Gum problems, rheumatism, and eye problems are some things to look for when selecting a mate for your Applehead Chihuahua. Females sometimes need Cesarean sections due to their small size and the large size of puppies' heads.
Common Health Problems The design of the Chihuahua's eyes and nose are conducive to problems, including wheezing, colds, and glaucoma. Rheumatism and stress are also common among members of the breed. Regular checkups are essential to keep your Applehead Chihuahua healthy.
Availability Chihuahuas are usually easy to find from breeders and in pet stores. Prices vary, but are generally between $500 and $800.
Deena - 2013-02-15 I just got a 3 month old applehead chihuahua and the lady i got it from said she eats puppy chow... is this ok for her to eat?
Jeremy Roche - 2013-02-16 I would use a higher quality food. Look at ingrdients, you do not want the first ingredient to be a filler like corn.
Chris - 2013-09-16 I would not recommend puppy food for even puppies, as most puppy formulas have milk powder in them. This could cause the puppy, or even older dogs to have the runs, which could be hard on both the dog and the owner, and could also cause dehydration. I feed my little dog moist dog food that comes in small packs. He seems to enjoy it much better than the hard 'small breed' foods.
Sha - 2013-09-24 Appleheads do NOT do well on a beef dog food. You should find a dog food with poultry and brown rice as the main ingredients. I hope this helps you and your you lil pup.
tina - 2013-11-25 3 months old is very young to feed them hard food, maybe mix it with baby formula and make sure its warm (not hot) and soft.
Lennie - 2015-06-30 We feed our applehead chiuahua little rice with ground beef and green beans with a powder supplement (sundow). For the first year then add dry food less ground beef less sundown and now he eats his dry food with no grains and we always add veggies in the dry food with a small amount hot water. Has been very healthy and is our angel from heaven above.
martha - 2015-12-09 I cook Lolita'meals she is my apple head 1 1/2 years old.....she eats once a day around 6pm ...1/4 cup of food....brown rice with turkey, chicken, veal or ground meat....smashed peas, or carrots or sweet potatoes....a few balls of dry food ....she weights 5 pounds and loves to go to the park 2/3 times a week for running and networking.....
Sylvia - 2012-11-24 I have a 3 1/2 month old blue apple head chihuahua. Her name is Maggie and she is awesome. We are still working on potty training, does anyone have any good potty training tips?
Charlie Roche - 2012-11-24 My daughter has a 2 1/2 pound mixed pup and she swears by the wee wee pads. I have always had good luck with hanging the leash on the door knob. When the pup has to go to the potty, they would play with the leash. People say remove water and food after 8. If they look like they are looking for place to go - get them out quickly. 1/2 hour after eating and when they wake up. All will work out - but sure takes patience.
david - 2012-11-26 I HAAATE the wee wee pads. That teaches them to go inside. Its also a sure sign of someone who is too lazy to do the work of taking them out regularly when you're traing them. Small dogs are quick learners and they don't usually like to go anywhere near their home. That's why they usually like to go into a neighbors yard. there's my 2 cents. dave
martha - 2015-12-09 I take Lolita my apple head outside to the yard every 2 hours....before bed time and do not leave water for her during the night...she is doing pretty good sometimes there is accidents
Bernadette Smallwood - 2015-07-20 I'm looking for a little applehead. I just lost my best friend in the whole world. I never thought I could hurts so much in my life. My beloved Gloria is gone and now I have all this love to share with a little one. But I'm having a problem finding them in my area. I'm looking for a female smooth coat. I'm hopeing to find a black and tan baby. She was my world and I'm so lost without her. Can someone please help me find my new baby? I don't have a lot of money even though my baby was a show dog. But when I got her I retired her. So papers are not important to me I just want one that is a applehead and will not get any bigger than 6 pounds. Thank you so much for listening.
Edward hudlow - 2015-07-25 I am very sad to hear of your loss. We live in a area where they are not common. I don't want to think about loosing our pippa marie. Sometimes I come across someone wanting to get rid of their chahuahuas because they are more work than expected. I will look for you and let you know . Best wishes to you and sorry for your loss.
Dorothy Wason - 2015-10-24 I lost my peanut on Oct. 4. He was an apple head and weighted 2 and 1/2 lbs. died in his sleep. I am having him cremated. I am still crying. Can not believe he is gone.