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

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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.

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

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  1. Janelle

    I have a deer head I adopted from Craig’s list. The owner cried when he gave her up . He couldn’t keep her. She truly is a Miricle dog . Got out from under the fense in 117 degree Az heat . Crossed three lane hwy in rush hr traffic a good samaratin picked her up .posted on Craig’s the same time I did for lost pet. I have two apples and one deer . The deer will always be special to my heart. If your looking for one try the humane society adopt one.

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