what is the ideal weight for a chihuahua?

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chihuahua weight

most chihuahuas can weigh anywhere from 3 to 7 pounds.  chihuahuas that are smaller do exist and are arguably referred to as teacup chihuahuas, but they tend to not be as healthy or sturdy as a chihuahua that weighs 3 lbs or more.

chihuahuas can also be oversized, with some reaching up to 12 lbs or more.  chihuahuas this size are good choices for families with children because they are sturdy enough to handle the heavy hand petting and hugs children love to give to their pets and they are more tolerable around the chaos of running and screaming children.

all chihuahuas are equally lovable, but if you want a chihuahua where health risks are minimal, then look for a chihuahua that you know will grow to a healthy 3 lbs or more.  regardless if your chihuahua is small or larger in size, the goal is always to properly care for your chihuahua so they live a long, happy and healthy life.

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proof that chihuahuas save lives! the health benefits of chihuahua ownership

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did you know that owning a chihuahua can heal you of depression and other stress-related disorders?  ..that heart attack patients with chihuahuas are 8 times more likely to be alive a year later than those without a chihuahua?  ..and that children exposed to chihuahuas during the first year of life have fewer allergies and less asthma?

chihuahuas are life companions that provide their owners with unconditional love and acceptance.  this devotional trait alone can be of tremendous benefit to our health.  find out why in caring for your chihuahua made easy

“read all about the health benefits of chihuahau ownership in the amazing ebook, caring for chihuahuas made easy, breed information, health care and nutrition!  below is a sample page!”

health benefits of chihuahua ownership

calming hormonal changes in the body also occur when we interact with our chihuahuas.  find out why in caring for your chihuahua made easy

why is a chihuahua is a great pet if you are suffering from any kind of depressive/anxiety disorder or if you are a new mother or mother to be?  find out in caring for your chihuahua made easy

how does petting our chihuahuas lower our stress hormone levels?  find out in caring for your chihuahua made easy

teaka the famous chihuahua with nonno!

several years ago, teaka the famous chihuahuas’ nonno (grandpa) suffered a severe heart attack.  he was rushed to the hospital and had to undergo emergency quintuple bypass surgery!

as he recovered, little teaka was by his side day and night to assist with his healing.  later, teaka’s nonno became one of the healthiest men on the block, golfed three times a week, went to the gym twice a week, ate a super healthy diet, was loved by his dear wife and two lovely daughters and he felt the healthiest he had ever been!

so the next time you get that soothing warm feeling from the mere presence of your chihuahua, just remember that it is truly beneficial to your health in more ways than one!  love your chihuahua and they will always love you back.  has your chihuahua helped you heal from an injury, disease or disorder?  send us your story to share with chihuahua lovers everywhere!

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the apple head chihuahua vs. deer head chihuahuas: here’s how they’re different

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applehead chihuahua

we have all heard the term teacup chihuahua, but what do the terms apple head and deer head mean when it comes to describing characteristics of the chihuahua breed and what exactly makes an applehead chihuahua different from a deer head chihuahua?

the term apple head is used to describe any chihuahua with a round or ‘dome-like’ head similar to the shape of an apple.  the upper part of the chihuahua’s skull is wider than the lower part in the jaw area.

if you look close at the top of the skull of most chihuahuas, you will notice that it is slightly sunken in just like the top of an apple.  this area is called molera, a spanish word for ‘fontanel’, or any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus and it is similar to the ‘soft spot’ that human babies have on their heads upon birth.

“read all about applehead and deerhead chihuahuas the amazing ebook, caring for chihuahuas made easy, breed information, health care and nutrition!  below is a sample page from the section on applehead and deerhead chihuahuas!”

apple head deerhead chihuahua

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article source: chihuahuadogcare.com/applehead-chihuahuas
skull photo source: skullsunlimited.com/chihuahua-skull.html

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