Animal Stories - Applehead Chihuahua

Animal-World Information about: Applehead Chihuahua

Applehead Chihuahua is cute name, for special little Chihuahuas with an 'apple-shaped' head!
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Sylvia - 2012-11-24
I have a 3 1/2 month old blue apple head chihuahua. Her name is Maggie and she is awesome. We are still working on potty training, does anyone have any good potty training tips?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-24
    My daughter has a 2 1/2 pound mixed pup and she swears by the wee wee pads.  I have always had good luck with hanging the leash on the door knob.  When the pup has to go to the potty, they would play with the leash.  People say remove water and food after 8.  If they look like they are looking for  place to go - get them out quickly.  1/2 hour after eating and when they wake up.  All will work out - but sure takes patience.
  • david - 2012-11-26
    I HAAATE the wee wee pads. That teaches them to go inside. Its also a sure sign of someone who is too lazy to do the work of taking them out regularly when you're traing them. Small dogs are quick learners and they don't usually like to go anywhere near their home. That's why they usually like to go into a neighbors yard. there's my 2 cents. dave
Daniel Boudreau - 2012-09-09
We have a apple head chiuhauha.She is white and has black spots on her back,and one eye is brown and black.She is the smartest dog we have ever owned. She is so possesive of us.Some people who visit us at our home she is warm to,some she barks and growls at. She is such a joy to have in our house.She is such a joy to have in our home.

charlotte - 2012-06-24
Hi I am geting a chi pup next weekend he is currently 9 weeks old. He is 25cm from the tip of his nose to the edge of his bum (excluing his tail) and 18cm tall from his feet to the top of his head. And at the moment he weighs 800grams I just want to make sure this is sounds about right to you thankyou so much I appreciate it

sandra - 2012-08-26
I received an applehead chihuahua for my birthday July 3 from my husband and son. Her name is Molly. She is only 4 months. She is white and brown with a black spot on her back and around the left side of her tail. Training her to pee and poop on the training pad was not as hard as I thought it would be. I can let her loose the house and have noticed she will go to the utility room where her training pad is and pee or poop.  I am so proud of her.

Brittany - 2012-07-24
Hi i'm brittany and my daddy lives in mexico and he's getting me an applechiuahua. Is there anything i should know that's important about these dogs? Please get back to me asap i'm getting it in less the a week

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-25
    I would start by reading the above article from Animal World.  Chihuahua's a a little more prone to allergies or smells  than many dogs and often require 'testing' foods till you find one they like.  Initially you can just do the food (but pick a good one) and put a teaspoon full of yogurt on it.  They do sneeze or wheeze and it is normal.  They are a little stubborn but it is sorta fun - remember you are supposed to win with training.  Reward - even just a little cheerio helps a lot.
Cassie - 2012-07-13
My dad is getting me an applehead for my birthday, so this helped me with a lot of my questions except one; can you leave them in a cage for extended amounts of time? I have to go too school so I can't take care of them all day.

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  • Barbara - 2012-07-16
    I can tell you from owning one that they like to be in warm cozy places, if you teach your chi to pee on a wee pad you can leave the cage open and he/she, will most likely spend the day waiting for you to return. The answer is not for extended periods of time, unless it's a big cage, and you include a wee pad, water and food.
Holly - 2012-03-26
We just got a little black and white long haired apple head last Tuesday! He is the love of our lives - well, our cats are too - but he is such a sweetie! He is now 9 weeks old and is very smart! He learned his name (Zero - partly because he weighs next to nothing, and also after the ghost dog on 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' in just a few days. He came pee pad trained from the breeder, and is doing well with eliminating on the pads as well as outside when we take him. He's currently 1.5 lbs. His mom is 4 lbs and his dad is 9 lbs. He takes after his mom in colouring, coat and bone structure, so we think he will be small. We've seen 2 of his siblings and they are twice his size already - although, he's not the runt. Great little dog! Wonderful in the car, wonderful with other dogs and cats and super with other people - although he's become very attached to me since I've been off work for a few days. He's warming up to my husband quite nicely. :D

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-26
    Cute - glad you are enjoying.
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BRENDA MORRIS - 2012-03-06
I recently got an applehead male. He rarely want's to eat and when he doe's eat later on he will vomit is there something I can do to get this to stop?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-07
    I would switch food as possibility the food doesn't agree with him. I'd watch him eat as sometimes the eat so fast - the wind up throwing up. Feed him a little amount at a time and put a little yogurt on it to help settle stomach. If this doesn't work, I'd take him to the vet as I would be concerned about an obstruction. If he is active, playing and poop is normal then I would just think he is eating the food way too fast. Possibly holding off eating to make sure he is not going to get something better like toast or a cookie and if he doesn't get his little treats, he just wolfs down the food which causes him to throw up.
    Good luck - little yogurt on the food - or broth might be a good thing.
rebel - 2012-02-26
I have a female Applehead and she got caught by a 4 month old Chihuahua cross pom. I'm so scared if she will be able to deliver the pups ... can any one give me advice??

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-27
    I would definitely talk to your vet as soon as possible. These little Appleheads frequently can not deliver naturally and a Pom/cross, even with another Chihuahua, might be hard for her. I'd see your vet right away.