The Deer Head Chihuahua belongs to the Canidae family, genus Canis, and the Canis Lupus species. These small dogs grow to an approximate height of 8 – 12 inches and weigh approximately 7 – 12 pounds.
If you're looking for a playful, aggressive, ferocious, and protective pet, this pint-sized dog is an ideal pet with considerable confidence and personality.
- Deer Head Chihuahua dogs are black, gray, white, brown, tan, or liver in color.
- They can have long or short hair.
- These dogs have brown, pronounced eyes, erect fox like ears, a sloping forehead, and a long, sloping muzzle.
- The breed is protective, playful, confident, and ferocious, despite its small size. The toy breed is also trainable and sociable when raised alongside other pets.
- Deer Head Chihuahuas have a lifespan of 14-16 years.
- These dogs are native to Central America but are also present in North America. Notably, the breed is ideal for areas with a warm climate.
- The breed is believed to have been around with the Aztecs in the 1500s.
- The Chihuahua was first recognized by the AKC in 1904 and was split into two groups—the Apple Head Chihuahua and the Deer Head Chihuahua.
- Deer Head Chihuahuas have longer and more sloped muzzles than their Apple Head counterparts.