I'm looking to adopt an OES. I have plenty of experiance with them. I live 1 hr. outside of philly. Keep me in mind. Carla James
I would like to know the price of a long haired chihuahua so I can buy me one sometime before the summertime ends this year okay I really love small puppies and I really want a long haired chihuahua one day soon mary schaefer
I will have a female chorkie for sale April 19th,I think,The Mom is a registered Chihuahua,she has her papers,she is long haired.The Dad is a Tea Cup Yorkie-as you see in my pic.He has his papers,but they were never mailed in,so therefore the puppy wont have papers,sorry to say. The puppy will be black and rust colored. They were born Feb. 21st. My tea cup yorkie weighs about 3 pounds,and the Mom weighs about 8 pounds I believe.Any other questions plz feel free to ask. Chanda Walden-Volz
i have a 2month old pure Queensland heeler name spike that needs a good home. I am not able to provide a warming home at this time due to being evicted because of having him. i received the puppy as a birthday present from my grandmother and i feel so bad that i cant provide for him. jordan
I've grown up with Chihuahuas. I got my first one about 4 years ago and since that shes had two liters of pups. My dad kept one of the first ones. He was a long hair and we all loved him very much. Just last friday he got hit and dad is so upset over it so we're trying to get a male long hair to breed with Misty, my dog. Wish me luck sammie
My first Westy, Phoebe lived with my daughter in England for 17 years. Lived all over the world. A lot of time on a bicycle in France. Wonderful, and my daughter totally bereft when sh died. I have a westi too, in the USA, she is now 10 years old. I adore her beyond words. The best in the world. I want to buy my daughter in England one. Very young. She lives in the heart of herefordshire. Where can I get an inexpensive one for her please. I,m going over to England April 11 th for two months and would like to find one for my daughter Tetesa. Love Marjorie hart Anonymous
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.
Bill McGunigle - 2016-04-28 I had decided to file for I had decided to file for divorce. And in doing so I had to leave behind my two favorite dog ever one was a Boston terrier. The other was a miniature English bulldog which had been bread with a Boston terrier. As you can imagine I was lost without them, after a few days feeling lonely I decided to get a new dog. Well fortunately it was a dog breeder in my Tone that bread Bulldogs. I inquired with him and he just had a litter of Apple headed Chew Town (Bulldogs. I inquired with him and he just had a litter of Apple headed Chiwawa's. The only thing I knew about the breed was that they were tiny and more of a girl dog than for a man. Well I bought the dog and it's a male Applehead Chihuahua short haired and itt has saved my life. I am a man with grown children and I picked the perfect dog for me. Senior Loco will be with me always and I am very happy all that I read about the Chihuahua breed fits me to a T. Good thing b cause I bought him knowing absolutely nothing about this breed of dog.
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.....
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.