- Chihuahuas have one of the largest brain in dogs
Apple Head Chihuahuas are very intelligent dogs. In fact, their brain size is larger than popular dogs such as the bull dog.
- Apple Head Chihuahuas are ancient pets that were sacred in Aztec and Toltec Cultures
According to the evidence in the ancient drawings and carvings of the Aztec and Toltec cultures, Chihuahuas were considered to be sacred pets that guided the souls of their owners into the afterlife.
- Apple Head Chihuahuas never really grow into their head size
Apple head Chihuahuas, as mentioned earlier, are born with a disproportionately large head, and they live their whole lives without growing into their head size.
- Two Apple Head parents do not always have Apple Head puppies
That’s right! In fact, even two long-haired Chi parents do not necessarily have to produce a long-haired puppy. Chihuahuas have dominant and recessive genes, and that means they could produce puppies with a variety of characteristics.
- Apple Head Chihuahuas are the only Chihuahuas eligible for dog shows
Due to their head shape and energetic nature, Apple Head Chihuahuas are the only Chihuahuas that are eligible for dog shows.
- Chihuahuas live longer than almost every other dog breed
While a Chihuahua’s lifespan averages between 12 and 15 years, some have been known to live well past 20 years of age! No other dog breed has been able to achieve this feat.
- Chihuahua is among the first dog breeds to be registered with the American Kennel Club
Given their popularity, it is pretty easy to tell that the Chihuahuas were among the first dog breeds to be registered with the AKC.
- Marilyn Monroe loved the Chihuahua
Marilyn Monroe is a well-known dog lover. However, not many people know that Chihuahuas were among her favorite pets.
- The Apple Head Chihuahua is the standard-sized Chi
Although Chihuahuas come in different sizes, the Apple Head Chihuahua is considered as the standard-sized Chihuahua.
- Apple Head Chihuahuas do not like any other breed of dogs
Apple Head Chihuahuas are generally adorable and calm pets. However, around dogs from different breeds, especially larger dogs, they are known to be restless, always aiming to chase the stranger away.
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