An apple head Chihuahua is the breed's specimen par excellence. In other words, it conforms to breed standard and, therefore, reflects what one should expect to see when the word "Chihuahua" comes to mind. In other words, it is the poster child for the Chihuahua dog breed.
The Chihuahuas that pranced into the public eye in movies such as "Legally Blonde" and commercials such as Taco Bell ads have made fawn the color most commonly associated with the tiniest dog breed. The little Chihuahua comes in a big range of colors, though, with all accepted by the American Kennel Club.
The difference between a pear-headed Chihuahua and an apple-headed Chihuahua is the shape of the skull. An apple-headed Chihuahua has a round, domed skull resembling an apple. The pear-headed, or deer, shape is flatter on top with a longer muzzle, resembling a pear more than an apple.
The smooth-coat Chihuahua will need only occasional brushing and regular baths to look dapper, while the longhaired variety should have his coat brushed at least once a week to avoid any tangles or mats. Both varieties should have their nails trimmed regularly. Good dental care is necessary and should include brushing your dog’s teeth, and the vet might also recommend treats designed as part ...