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I just finished reading another post informing others that there was no such thing as a teacup chihuahua. Someone there mentioned the term "Deerhead". Friday was given to me as a gift and presented as a "Deerhead", the person explaining the lack of protruding forehead and difference in eyes. I just took that to be the truth, so that's what I was telling people when they asked. Is that incorrect? Here's a picture of her. Not that it matters to me (I see her as a baby anyway!), but I just don't want to pass along incorrect information.
 

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There is no such thing as a "teacup" chi...that word is just a marketing tool to entice people into thinking they are buying a "special" or "rare" type of chi.

i have learned from people on this forum that "deerhead" and "appledome" are two different structures of a chi's head. "appledome" being accepted by the AKC, and "deerhead" not being accepted (at least i think thats what the AKC website says, i'm sorry if i'm wrong). my chi is a "deerhead." i think it's just a way to describe a certain feature about the chi.
 

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I hate it when people selling/breeding Chi's use the word "teacup", it is so mean to make someone spend all that extra money when they are simply selling people lies! :x

I cant really tell by the picture what kind of head structure Friday has but she sure is cute! :D

By the way, Welcome :wave:

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PeanutButter said:
xx-nathalie-xx said:
i think friday is a deerhead :wink:

i have a dearhead ,and applehead and a apple-dearhead :D

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There is such a thing as an apple-dearhead? I thought it was one or the other!

Yael
well think about if you have one of each parent and the one type isnt predominant on the newborn then sure you can say apple-deerhead..... :D Sounds good to me. 8)
 

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hehe :wink: i know paris is an applehead ...and cosmo 's a deerhead for sure ;;; but i'm not sure about vienna :? somebody said here on the forum she had a great applehead but i'm not convinced. all of my three baby's have different heads ...so to make it easy i call her an apple-deerhead for now :wink: maybe when she's fully grown i can say better ......

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xx-nathalie-xx said:
hehe :wink: i know paris is an applehead ...and cosmo 's a deerhead for sure ;;; but i'm not sure about vienna :? somebody said here on the forum she had a great applehead but i'm not convinced. all of my three baby's have different heads ...so to make it easy i call her an apple-deerhead for now :wink: maybe when she's fully grown i can say better ......

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I don't know who told you she was a great applehead but they were right, she is, perfect little applehead.
 

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Thanks, guys. I thought I attached another photo of her where you can really see her face. I'll try again. In the pic where I am holding her, she is just an itty bitty baby. At that time, everyone kept telling me she wasn't really a chihuahua, but look at her now! (Both her parents were chihuahuas, so, um, what else could she have been?)
 

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Tinker said:
xx-nathalie-xx said:
hehe :wink: i know paris is an applehead ...and cosmo 's a deerhead for sure ;;; but i'm not sure about vienna :? somebody said here on the forum she had a great applehead but i'm not convinced. all of my three baby's have different heads ...so to make it easy i call her an apple-deerhead for now :wink: maybe when she's fully grown i can say better ......

kisses nat
I don't know who told you she was a great applehead but they were right, she is, perfect little applehead.
i think it was you :D i'm no expert ...so i'll believe you , it's just she is so different to paris ..... :wink: as of now i have 1 deer and 2 apples :p

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Apples, and oranges, and berries...hehehe

I think they are all cuuuuute... :D :D :D

My babies head is so round it looks like he has a little helmet on, my cousin said he looks like the brain...from Pinky and the Brain... :thumbleft: ...also when I take off his harness I have to loosen it alot, because he has a tiny neck but a big ole round head...LOL...if I don't loosen it, it won't come off...ayyy my apple..., or cabeza de manzana in spanish :wink:
 

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EvieG said:
Thanks, guys. I thought I attached another photo of her where you can really see her face. I'll try again. In the pic where I am holding her, she is just an itty bitty baby. At that time, everyone kept telling me she wasn't really a chihuahua, but look at her now! (Both her parents were chihuahuas, so, um, what else could she have been?)
:wink: She looks 100% chihuahua to me and a deerhead! don't let ignorant people tell you otherwise. Deerhead is just the word that describes a feature...like humans and heads: round, square, heart shaped...it doesn't make a human any less of a human. If you encounter people that say..well, it doesn't fit AKC standards..well, you can tell them: "Hey, I don't see you in Miss/Mr. Universe but you won't hear me talking about it..lol" :D
 

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lol, that's funny. The person that gave me Friday didn't pay very much and everyone was second-guessing why. And then giving me a hard time about her not having "papers". But I didn't care. She's priceless to me! And anyway she fits YPG standards 100 percent!! (my initials!)
 

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:wave: Has anyone here heard of a deerlegged chi? My mother gave my sis a chi that is very tall and she says its a deer legged chi. sounds funny to me but i dont know much about chi's. She is a beutiful dog but looks way to tall to be a chi. She is about the hight of a mini greyhound.
 

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EvieG, Friday is adorable... she looks like she has a deerhead. just because you don't have papers on her doesn't mean anyting.. she is still your little baby.. and you love her no less than you would if she had papers...

gadget is 100% chihuahua and has no papers. I have all the love that he can give nad I love him more everyday. The papers are not inportant ot me. The most inportant thing is that he is healthy and adorable and he gives love so easily no matter what...

I hate it when people talks crap about him.. I haven't gotten too many people saying things like you have but I know one thing If anybody tries to tell me he isn't a real chihuahua I go off with my little well his mom and dad are both chihuahuas, if they are he has to be..

don't let people annoy you...

SunnyFLMum, I had one of those harnesses that I had to losen to pull over Gadgets head and I cut the neck part open and put a clip there... now it is so much easier to get on and off and he doesn't seem to mind it as much... he hated the pulling it over his head thing..

nat, I love that your babies are all different.. I think that vienna has a appledome.. Gadgets head went through a stange that he didn't look to appledome but now he definintly does...

Luv, Gadget is a puddin head... and I am a goof head....

porshas_momma, I haven't heard of a deerleg but have heard of a rabbit foot... I think that is what she called it. Hmm Lori did I rememebr right?

Doesn't really matter to me what kind of head our babies have or legs, they are all darling and we love them for who they are not what feature names they are suppose to have...
 

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What kind of harness are you guys talking about? Friday uses a ferret harness that has little clips and is adjustable so it wont pull on her neck.
 

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Gadget had a ferrett harness when he was tiny but he grew out of it. Now he has a small dog harness.. it is just a nylon one and the neck part went over his head, so I put a clip on it like the farrett harness.. infact they look alot alike.
 
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