Chihuahua is mostly seen as a small dog that feels comfortable when living in an apartment. But many people think that chihuahua is only one in its kind. However, there are many more types and different mixes of Chihuahua.
It’s not necessary to know different types of Chihuahuas but if you are a dog lover and want a significant kind of Chihuahua breed dog, then it is something better you should know about.
Most of the people like to choose a dog from different types of Chihuahua concerning their different physical appearances. Some of them like Chihuahua having even and short coat hair while others like long-haired Chihuahua dogs.
These differences are minor and superficial. However, they give you a particular measuring standard when choosing a dog from different types of Chihuahua as follows.
1. Smooth-Coat Chihuahua
These types of dogs have shorter hair and shed less, thus require less grooming and combing. But the short-haired Chihuahua dog’s coat assures that the dog takes almost no grooming and less trimming which makes it clear that the dog wants a bath from time to time to be clean.
People who find it difficult to groom, trim and comb a Chihuahua dog, prefer this smooth-coat dog from other Chihuahua types.
2. Long-Coat Chihuahua
This type of Chihuahua dog is most widely known by dog kennels. The Long-coat Chihuahua dog has different hair variations and various colors.
Further, these types of dogs don’t shed that much, although you still have to groom and comb the dog to make him tidy. Grooming is a must thing to do for long-coat Chihuahua. His long-haired coat gives the feeling similar to whiskery or velvet in texture.
3. Apple Head Chihuahua
Apple head Chihuahua – as the name shows, this type of dog has an apple-shaped head and is one of the most typical dogs that you can have in your apartment. The coat color of these pets varies like other types of Chihuahua. They also suffer from hydrocephalus due to which their heads are bigger but well-proportioned to their whole bodies. If you are planning to have this type of Chihuahua, do check whether it suffers from hydrocephalus.
4. Deer Head Chihuahua
Deer head Chihuahua dog has longer legs and a bigger body as compared to his fellow dogs. Although these dogs have the head shapes which are not acceptable in many dog show communities, most people like them as their pet as well as a breeding dog.
Additionally, concerning their genetic history, they are said to be the healthiest dogs among other Chihuahuas.
5. Teacup Chihuahua
Teacup Chihuahua refers to the any Chihuahua dog, weighs only 5 pounds while it having a height of 9 inches. The Teacup Chihuahua looks like it’s bigger Chihuahua types with size being the only factor that makes Teacup Chihuahua different.
But don’t forget that Teacup Chihuahua must be an adult dog when fulfilling the weight and height requirements because if he overgrew his height and weight during his adulthood then it’s not the Teacup Chihuahua dog.
6. Fawn Chihuahua
You might have heard people saying “Fawn Chihuahua” but do you know Fawn Chihuahua doesn’t belong to a breed? Yes, they don’t exist among the various types of Chihuahuas. Actually, the Chihuahua pets who belong to any fawn type comes with different shapes and sizes, having fawn-colored hairs.
It is a very common color in Chihuahuas with several varieties such as a sable fawn, white fawn, and blue fawn. Most people don’t like to have fawn Chihuahuas as separate breeds.
No matter what type, size and color Chihuahuas have, once you have selected one from among them, make sure that you look him after properly and pay your attention that he needs.