Apple Head, Deer Head, What The Heck Is The Difference?

You’ve probably heard the terms apple head and deer head to describe Chihuahuas, but have you ever heard of a pear head Chihuahua? You may wonder if they are a different breed of Chihuahua.

What is an apple head Chihuahua?

apple head chihuahuaThe apple head Chihuahua is the only type recognized in dog shows. This is because the apple head shape is the actual authentic head formation of the Chihuahua breed. It is the type most commonly found.

This type is obviously called an apple head because of its apple shape. The shape of the head is well-rounded and domes. They also have big eyes a prominent snout and a smaller sized body.

What is a deer head Chihuahua?

deer head chihuahuaThe deer head is called that because instead of being well-rounded and domed, their skull is shaped more like a deer’s head. Their head is a little more sloped and their snouts are generally longer and narrower. Their bodies are usually taller and thinner.

This type of Chihuahua is still a Chihuahua and are generally preferred by pet owners. They usually are healthier and have less genetic issues.

What is a pear head Chihuahua?

pear head chihuahuaThis type of Chihuahua is much less common and generally undesired. I had never heard of this type of Chihuahua until just recently and most people haven’t unless they are a breeder.

The pear head is similar to the deer head except the head is more – you guessed it, more pear shaped, and often the skull is flatter. They are usually larger than the deer head. The pear head shape usually happens when a breeder breeds an apple head with a deer head Chihuahua.

Although this is not the preferred type, it is still a Chihuahua breed.

Whether they are an apple head, a deer head or a pear head they are still a Chihuahua. There is only one breed of Chihuahua.

How about Tea cup, micro, or toy Chihuahua? Well, that’s another post. Read it here:

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