13 Types of Chihuahuas: Body, Head, and Coat Styles

As we know, the Chihuahua is a popular pet that is often the center of attention. So while some people think they know what a Chihuahua looks like, they may be confused when they come across a different characteristic they never knew existed. In this article, you will find all the information you need about official and unofficial Chihuahua types.

Types of Chihuahuas: Quick Facts

Types of Chihuahuas

The History of Chihuahua

Along with the Boxer, Schipperke, and Standard Schnauzer, the Chihuahua was recognized by the AKC in 1904 and is its 54th breed.
The breed derives its name from the Mexican State of Chihuahua, where the earliest specimens of the breed were found. Refer to AKC.

Breed Chihuahua
Temperament Charming, Graceful, Sassy
Height 5-8 inches
Weight Not exceeding 6 pounds
Life Expectancy 14-16 years

“According to a poll by the American Kennel Club, the Chihuahua ranks 33rd out of 197 popular breeds. that’s popular!”

Official Chihuahua Type

Short Hair Chihuahua

This type of Chihuahua is also known as the Smooth Coat Chihuahua. The American Kennel Club officially recognizes them. A short, smooth coat characterizes this breed. However, short hair Chihuahuas can also shed a lot of hair.


Long Hair Chihuahua

This Chihuahua is similar in weight, size, and body type to the short hair Chihuahua. The long hair Chihuahua’s long, fluffy, silky touch and beautiful appearance make it a unique breed with a special appearance. They require more grooming.

Long Haired Chihuahua

Unofficial Type

Apple Head Chihuahua

Apple head Chihuahuas are so-called because of the domed shape of their head-it’s almost exactly like an apple! Because of this shape, they have more prominent eyes than other Chihuahuas, shorter noses, and smaller bodies.

Their legs also tend to be shorter and “stubbier.”
Unfortunately, due to the breeding methods used in the past, this type of dog can develop hydrocephalus or hydrocephalus. If you are looking to purchase an apple-headed Chihuahua, it is best to check to see if this condition occurs in the home.

Apple Head Chihuahua

Deer Head Chihuahua

Compared to the apple head Chihuahua, the deer head Chihuahua has a very narrow lead, longer nose, and longer legs.
Unlike the apple head Chihuahua, the deer head Chihuahua is not allowed to enter dog shows because of the size and shape of its head. The round head shape is popular in the show ring.
Deerhead Chihuahuas are called “deer heads” because of the shape of their heads, their large black eyes, and (often) their brown color.
With these features, they look like baby deer.

Deer Head Chihuahua

Pear Head Chihuahua

The Pear head Chihuahua is the least standard Chihuahua you are likely to see. The Pear Head Chihuahua is somewhat like a deer head Chihuahua.

The difference is that this Chihuahua has a slightly flatter skull and giant nose compared to a deer head or fawn Chihuahua. There is not much difference between a pear head Chihuahua and an apple head Chihuahua in terms of health and demeanor.

Teacup Chihuahua

The teacup or miniature Chihuahua is a minor Chihuahua of its kind, standing 6 inches tall and only 3 pounds.
Meanwhile, the average Chihuahua tends to weigh about 4 pounds, but usually no more than 6 pounds.
Teacup Chihuahua
Chihuahuas are the smallest dog breed globally, but they have the most significant brain-to-body ratio of any species.
Because of its small size, this is a very fragile dog. Some common problems include:



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