Chihuahua Characteristics – Applehead, Teacup, Deer of one breed of dog. These all sound related to food, but they are descriptions of types of The Mighty Chihuahua!
The “Techichi” was a sturdy little ancestor of today’s Chihuahua dog. The head and legs resembled a tiny deer. This is the model for the “deer type” of Chihuahua. Taller and more slender than the standard AKC (American Kennel Club) standard. Although, the deer type chiwawa can technically be AKC, we don’t see many of them in shows due to the fact that they don’t usually have the desired “Apple Head” characteristic. It’s height makes it the biggest of the Chihuahuas. A male of this type might measure 12” in average height whereas a standard Chi might average about 5”.The female deer type may measure up to 10”.
If well fed (perhaps overfed would be a better term), they can weigh up to twenty pounds. They are generally a healthy dog, and many can live 14 years and beyond. They may look fragile, but they can make wonderful companions.
As with most chiwawa dogs, they have an active and friendly personality. However, they always seem to be cold and have a constant desire to find heat. Your Chihuahua is a social animal as well, and it is often ready to snuggle up with you or the other pets they share their home with. Most of them are very lovable and loyal to their owners.