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Old 11-20-2011, 08:00 PM
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Default My first chi- can you give me your opinion on whether he's apple/deer headed?

This is Atlán- he's 3.5 months old and hails from Mexico. I'm starting to become chi informed and was curious what you guys think? Apple or Deer head? What color would you say he is? Is 2.1lbs about right for a 15 week old?

Also, since I'm in Mexico my resources are a lot more slim since dogs aren't viewed as family members so much as they are at home. I bought some puppy kibble here and the ingredients made me cringe so I'm just making him food at home in lieu of that nasty puppy kibble stuff they sell here.

Thanks for your advice- I appreciate it!!
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I believe he's a deer shaped head.
is he 100% chi? Perhaps he is a chihuahua mix and that sometimes has to do with the head shaped.
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Wow! Look at how thick his hair is at just 3.5 months!!! Super cute too.
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His head is deer shaped.

In the first picture, it is difficult to tell whether or not he seems to be a full Chihuahua.
In the second picture, it is my opinion that he seems to be a full blooded Chihuahua.

Head shape could definitely represent if a Chihuahua dog is pure bred, or a cross-bred dog, but there are MANY pure bred Chihuahua dogs with Deer shaped heads.

The only thing that head shape dictates is whether or not a dog can be shown. Only Appleheads can be shown because the AKC dictates that the head of a Chihuahua dog must be apple-domed and that its muzzle must be moderately short. The Deer headed Chihuahua doesn't fit this description. None of this really matters though for people who don't show. Some people prefer the deer head shape. Also, here's my two-cents on that subject. Dogs change over time, especially due to the fact that people breed them to "standard", (and I am quoting this from several people that show dogs nearly word for word) to contribute to and perfect the breed. Well, in doing this, it not only cosmetically changes the way the original Chihuahua dog looks, it is a road to essentially no where because how can humans be the judge of what the perfect Chihuahua dog is? What exactly is the "perfect Chihuahua dog"? Some evidence shows that the original Chihuahua dog from the state of Chihuahua, (the state where my family is half from) was not nearly as dome headed and short muzzled as today's Chihuahua dog. How is that perfecting the breed? Changing it more and more from what it originally was?

Anyway, that is just my rant. It's a BIG subject for me but please, by all means, if you intend to show believe me when I say that many people find it to be a rewarding experience. Do not let my ranting deter you.

As for your dogs weight, it seems absolutely normal. Some Chihuahua dogs are bigger, some are very tiny. Some grow a lot into adulthood, some don't grow all that much at all. It all depends on the dog, just like humans!

I hope this helps you.

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Thanks for your time and information concerning the topic. Yes it helps a lot and it really doesn't matter if he's one way or another as long as he's healthy. I just got him as a companion dog since it's nice to have a furry friend with me down in Mexico to travel with. I just asked out of curiosity's sake to start developing my "chi eye" and to be able to start noticing the subtle differences when observing them since I'm definitely a newbie and never expected to have a chi of my own. Thanks again to all the professionals
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Also- what color would you say he is?? Cream, blond, fawn......?
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I don't know that much about color, not nearly as much as I know about the shapes of their head. To me, he looks fawn, because I THINK cream and blonde are lighter shades. I'm not sure. By the way, he is a GORGEOUS puppy. You are lucky to have found a Chihuahua that beautiful. Especially in Mexico. I know how dogs are not beloved in the same way as they are here.
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