The deer Chihuahua is a type of dog breed that is considered by a number of people as the original Chihuahua breed. Today, the American Kennel Club does not recognize the deer Chihuahua. According to the American Kennel Club, the real Chihuahua should have an apple shaped head and should be small and light. If you want to know whether you have a deer Chihuahua or not, here are some things that you need to keep in mind.
- Know the history of the deer Chihuahua. First of all, you should know that the proponents and advocates of deer Chihuahua consider these dogs as the real Chihuahuas. Although the AKC does not recognize this breed of dog, these dogs are supposed to be the real ancestors to the common Chihuahuas that are found today. The first deer Chihuahuas were found in Mayan lands where they were kept by the nobility as hand warmers and bed warmers. They were bred with other small dogs from Asia, which traveled to Mayan land through the land bridges that were still present thousands of years ago.
- Body size. Next, you should know that the typical deer Chihuahua will stand up to a foot tall for males, and up to ten inches to twelve inches for females. These easily make the deer Chihuahua a much larger breed of dog than the typical Chihuahua. And while the Chihuahua that is recognized by the American Kennel Club is only six pounds in weight, these deer Chihuahuas can weigh much more. Some will even weigh up to twenty pounds or more. These dogs also have a cleaner snout and a bobble head. They sometimes have very long snouts.
- Health. Unlike the typical Chihuahua that is recognized by the American Kennel Club, this dog is actually very healthy and has very few illnesses and ailments. Because of the light body of the dog, it is safe from bone diseases such as hip dysplasia. It also has a very keen sense of smell and sight and these dogs make for great rodent hunters. The deer Chihuahua is known to live for up to twenty years. Their very long life spans make them ideal for people who are looking for long term pets.
- Temperament. Finally, the deer Chihuahua also has a temperament and attitude that is quite different from the attitude of the typical Chihuahua. While the typical Chihuahua is very snobby and usually likes to interact only with its owner, the deer Chihuahua is very friendly and can interact with other people and with other dogs. They also don’t mind sharing their owners with other dogs. These dogs are also very playful and very good pets for large families. The only thing that the families of the dogs must remember is that the dogs are still quite small and care should be taken when sitting next to these dogs. The deer Chihuahua likes to snuggle in warm areas such as beds and chairs, and can get sat on.
With these in mind, you should be able to recognize whether you have a deer Chihuahua or not. Although the AKC does not acknowledge this type of breed, they are great dogs that will keep you company for a very long time.