The deer head Chihuahua is one of two types of the breed. They are both affectionate, loyal and as any Chi owner will confirm, packed with personality. Both Chihuahua types can be purebred or pedigree dogs. Deer head Chihuahuas have a head shape similar to a deer or hound. They are often bigger than their apple head cousins and have longer legs and larger ears. Some people call them reindeer Chihuahuas! Today we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of bringing home a deer head Chihuahua vs an apple head Chihuahua. We’ll compare the two types in terms of appearance, health and personality. Sharing tips to help you to pick the right dog for your family, home and lifestyle.
- What is a deer head Chihuahua?
- Deer head vs apple head Chihuahua
- What do deer head Chihuahuas look like?
- Coats, colors and long haired Chihuahuas
- Deer head Chihuahua temperament and personality
- Do deer head Chihuahuas live longer?
- Deer head Chihuahua puppies
A toy dog breed that makes amazing apartment pets and lapdogs, the deer head Chihuahua’s care needs and personality are the same as the other type. But some argue they are a healthier strain. We’ll look at whether their characteristics really do make them a fitter Chihuahua breed.
What is a Deer Head Chihuahua?
Few dog breeds are as iconic as the Chihuahua. Whether settled in the handbag of a celebrity or yapping at passersby from behind a fence, Chihuahuas pack a lot of personality into that small frame.
A deer head Chihuahua is not its own breed. But, while major kennel associations don’t distinguish between Chihuahua breeds beyond long and short hair varieties, deer head and apple head are two commonly accepted varieties.
The reindeer Chihuahua’s rise to popularity was cemented in the 90’s by the energetic Taco Bell Mascot, Gidget. Since then, people have fallen in love with the breed because of its fierce loyalty and saucy attitude.
Why Is It Called A Deer Head Chihuahua?
A deer head Chihuahua has, as you may have guessed, a head shape similar to that of a deer (or hound). They have a relatively long snout that meets their skull at a 45-degree angle. It’s quite distinct from the apple head variety, which has a round, domed head and a snout that meets the skull at a perfect 90-degree angle.
While the shape of the head is the easiest way to tell the difference, there are a few other tricks. Deer head Chihuahuas are bigger overall. They have longer legs, larger ears, and weigh more than their apple head counterparts.
Deer Head Chihuahua vs Apple Head Chihuahua
The differences between these two dogs are mostly superficial. There’s no real difference in personality or energy levels. The proper care for apple head and deer head Chihuahuas is the same.
The only important differences are those regarding health issues. While anecdotal, many people who have owned both types claim that deer head Chihuahuas are less affected by the diseases that plague toy breeds.
There is little hard evidence to support this, but apple heads more often have a molera (a soft spot on the head, like a human baby’s). Moleras are linked to hydrocephaly – an unfortunately common issue for Chihuahuas.
Deer Head Chihuahua Appearance
Like previously mentioned, the deer head Chihuahua weight is usually greater than that of an apple head. Deer heads tend to weigh in at 4 to 7 lbs. They are not overweight Chihuahuas just because they weigh more than an apple head Chihuahua.
Deer heads have a long snout, with large triangular ears.
Long Haired Deer Head Chihuahua
It is possible to get a long haired deer head Chihuahua, or a short haired version. But, the long haired reindeer Chihuahua needs significantly more care than the short haired variety.
Owners must be prepared to groom them regularly. Keep their coat tangle free, and bathe them so that it never gets dirty. Short haired varieties will need this too, but their maintenance is much easier than the popular long coat version.
Dear Head Chihuahua Colors
These little dogs come in a variety of colors. But, fawn-colored is most common. Black deer head Chihuahuas are topped in rarity only by pure white ones! And, black deer head Chihuahuas are becoming more popular as time goes on.
Note that the color of a dog’s coat doesn’t have any effect on temperament or health.
Are Deer Head Chihuahuas Aggressive?
When you envision a Chihuahua, the first thing that comes to mind is their larger-than-life personality. Words like saucy, sassy, and feisty are often used to describe Chihuahuas – and with great accuracy. They have some intangible quality that other dogs lack. Perhaps they’re just particularly expressive with their face.
That’s not to say they don’t express love and devotion like other dogs. On the contrary, Chihuahuas are loyal to a fault. They’ll ferociously defend their ‘pack’ against any perceived threat, no matter how big it is.
An interesting quirk of the breed is that they tend to latch onto one person in particular, usually whoever spends the most time with them. They’ll show preference to this person in obedience, as well as defending them against anything (even other members of their ‘pack’).
Deer Head Chihuahua Temperament
Like all dogs, deer head Chihuahua temperament is determined by that of its parents and by their level of training. Unfortunately, there’s a pervasive notion that small dogs and toy breeds don’t need the same training or socialization as large dogs. That’s false, and the cause for many poorly trained reindeer Chihuahuas.
It’s a shame, because Chihuahuas are fairly easy to train. Since they develop close relationships with one person, they can learn quickly when time is regularly devoted to training.
Are Deer Head Chihuahuas Good With Kids?
Remember, though, that Chihuahuas are not a breed known for their patience. They’ll get irritated by poking and prodding from children. Be sure to watch children playing with Chihuahuas carefully.
This breed isn’t best suited for homes with small kids, as they are also very fragile and can be easily hurt by children who want to pet them.
Deer Head Chihuahua Health
The unfortunate reality of Chihuahuas is that they often suffer extensive health problems. The same breeding that made them so cute has inadvertently conferred many congenital and chronic health issues.
Chihuahuas have a high incidence of senile iris atrophy. As the dog ages, the muscles in the iris decay, causing sensitivity to light and vision loss. There’s no treatment for this disease. Small breeds, or those with oddly-shaped faces, are particularly susceptible to brachycephalic airway problems.
Chihuahuas are no exception. They’re predisposed to suffer from reverse sneezing. Rowena Packer found in her 2015 study that the ratio of muzzle to cranial length is an influencer of brachycephalic airway issues, such as tracheal collapse.
Her findings do suggest, however, that deer head Chihuahuas might be less affected than apple heads since they tend to have longer snouts. Chihuahuas are well known for periodontal issues such as early tooth loss and mandibular degeneration.
Toy Breed Health Problems
There are a number of problems that toy breeds all suffer from. These are to do with their size. Toy dog breeds like the reindeer Chihuahua are prone to problems like hypoglycemia, low body temperature, and bladder problems.
You may find that potty training is more difficult because they have such tiny bladders. And a final important note, is the fragility of this tiny breed. Deer head Chihuahuas can easily get hurt if not handled properly.
They easily suffer from broken bones, bumps, scrapes and more. So, they are not well suited for homes with small kids or large, boisterous dogs.
How Long Do Deer Head Chihuahuas Live?
Deer head Chihuahua lifespan can vary due to the likelihood of health issues. But, a healthy Chihuahua can easily live 15 to 20 years.
Is a Deer Head Chihuahua Right for Me?
Deer head Chihuahuas are fun loving, energetic, affectionate, and will be very loyal to their owners. But, they won’t suit every home. They need owners that can commit time every day to training, socialization, and exercise. Even though they’re small, they have a lot of energy that must be worn off.
They are also prone to a lot of health issues due to their tiny size. Potential owners should be aware of this risk, and be prepared to pay some costly vet bills.
Deer head Chihuahuas won’t suit homes with small children or boisterous pets. These little dogs are very fragile, and need owners that can handle them with care and delicacy. Choosing a slightly larger dog can help you find a healthier option. But, to the right homes, a deer head Chi can be a good choice.
Deer Head Chihuahua Breeders
Some breeders specifically match parents with the longer deer shaped head. When you look for a deer head Chihuahua puppy you need to check with the breeder beforehand whether this is the type they are going for.
Good breeders health test all puppy parents, regardless of type. Your puppy should ideally have no family history of breathing problems, dental issues or joint problems. Expect the breeder to ask lots of questions, but in turn answer anything you should ask and willingly show you the parents’ health certificates. Make sure that the mother Chihuahua is friendly and confident, and that she seems in good health.
If you love the personality or small appearance of the deer head Chihuahua, but want a breed that’s a little healthier, there are plenty of others you can consider. Here are some of our other breed guides that can help you learn about the alternatives.
- Bichon Frise
- Yorkshire Terrier
- Miniature Schnauzer
You Deer Head Chihuahua
Do you have a deer head Chi at home, or are you just considering this breed as a new pet? Let us know in the comments your favorite thing about this version of the tiny Chihuahua breed.
Learn More About Chihuahuas!
- Long haired Chihuahuas
- Feeding a Chihuahua puppy
- How to feed an adult Chihuahua
- Newborn Chihuahua puppies
- Dapple Chihuahua
- Old Chihuahua
- Crying Chihuahua Causes and Prevention
- You can read more about brachycephalic airway problems here.
- Gawor, J. ‘Skull and Dental Radiography using Medical X-Ray Techniques.’ Practical Veterinary Dental Radiography (2017)
- Gelatt, K. ‘Essentials of Veterinary Ophthalmology’, Wiley Blackwell (2014)
- Packer et al. ‘Impact of Facial Conformation on Canine Health: Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome PLoS ONE (2018)
- Clark, Ross D. ‘Medical, Genetic and Behavioral Risk Factors of the Toy Breeds’ (2017)
Brenda Yearty says
I bought a deer head Chihuahua last month. His name is Jack. I didn’t realize he was from a backyard breeder. I don’t think they were mean to him. I just think they kept him kenneled. I took him to the vet right away. She said that he would be OK, that he would recover from being kenneled. Boy, was she right! He has really come out of his shell. I have two other dogs, and they’re really getting along well. Even though he aggravates my other little dog a bit much. Jack is so stinking cute. Mr. Personality. I love him so much❤️ P. S. He goes
potty outside and all the P pads😃🐕😇
Robbie c says
I had lost my deerheaded furkid after 26 loving years
No health problems until last few months from a tumor that started on her shoulder , but luckily she wasnt in pain and die from old age before cancer got her, she was a good companion even on short trips
She will be missed
Wow, 26 years?! I recently adopted a deer head chihuahua and I am so so in love with her. She is feisty, confident, curious, assertive and oh so cuddly and lovable. I hope she loves as long as your baby.
We found our little Bella dumped in the middle of the road one evening when she was about 3 months. I always was a Lab guy but I wasn’t going to let this little thing go to the animal shelter. Here we are 8 years later and just now figuring out she most likely is a black deer head. There is something else in her but she fits the physical, coat and personality descriptor very closely. I am always struck how sometimes she content doing her own thing yet sometimes can’t get enough of me. Clearly a rescue story meant to be.
Charles Lacy says
My name is Charles Lacy. I had a short hair Chihuahua. His name was chance. He was black tan and white. Add in for 12 years. And he passed away. Just this year. Me and my wife. Have not gotten over being without him. We miss him so bad. Can someone please tell me where I might can find another one. Somebody please help me. Thanks a lot.
My Rory is almost 8 years old & is more energetic than ever! It Blesses my heart so Much that he is thriving. He was a rescue & has 3 “Nine Lives” stories – one including being picked up by a hawk! We only feed all our animals the Costco food with rice, salmon & I truly believe this has kept them thriving. No table food & taking care of their teeth, too ( at home, not vet dentist) I am amazed at his health & pray he lives healthy & spunky for 25 🙂
I recently got an 8 week old deer head. I named him Christmas as it was the holiday week. He bonded with me ” mommy” he is my constant companion. He will toddle to any room I am in. He even will lay on on my slipper and put his head like my foot is a pillow. He even seems to ask me to pick him up. I totally .love teaching him and in just a week. He did pee outside a few times. I am absolutely over the moon in love with my new companion for life.
I adopted a Chloe, a 2 yr old Reindeer Chihuahua (love that name), about 6 months ago. The previous owner had a borderline hoarding situation that Chloe handled by tucking her tail up tightly against her fanny, and hiding in a dog carrier. She’s an 8 lb tiny angel. She likes people, but ignores dogs, even on our walks. She does not bark at all…not at all, but she’ll make almost a purring sound when she snuggles. She prances when she walks, and burrows under the covers. I absolutely adore her!
I have a Deer head chihuahua/Poodle named Prince. He’s my whole world. He listens most of the time. Feisty to his big sisters who are Shiba/Aussie and American blue nose pitbull/Lab. He runs them and he’s the youngest 😆. Thankfully he isn’t a barker unless he is letting me know someone is around my door or gate. We travel many places and we are constantly complimented on his well-mannered behavior.
My deer head growls a lot and doesn’t like to be petted. Please help
Mine growls alot too. You have to be gentle and not play tug of war. They are possessive of their toys. Mine is a rescue, he may have had alot of other dogs to deal with
My deer head, Zoey, has been with me since she was 6 weeks old. She is my shadow and loves to ride in my truck. When she wakes up she shakes her head so fast it her ears clap like a helicopter. When she’s hungry, she presses her face against me, it’s so cute. I had no idea how closely they will bond, and now we are almost like a couple that goes everywhere together.
I have a deer head Chihuahua named jack I constantly get complaints for how well behaved he is but he doesn’t like black men he is a rescue so I don’t know if something happened to him before I got him but I can honestly say he is my best friend.
Hello I have a deer head Chihuahua also . We rescued her from the dog pound . She was so very tiny like 5 weeks old . Now 7 months later she’s my world she’s so loving and loyal I’d be lost without her . She shakes her head like that also lol her name is Sadie
Reindeer chihuahuas are different from a regular ‘Deer Head’ chihuahua. Body, legs and neck are longer. They are very fast, built for speed having originally come from the Chihuahua desert, hence the name. The way it was explained to me is that before they were bred down, this type of chihuahua is closer to the original and any old mom can occasionally throw one. Africa has an almost identical desert dog in build and proportions, called Basenji. Temperament wise there are some differences. My little guy’s bark is deeper than your typical squeaky small dog. Outside he almost never barks at people, or other animals and totally ignores cats. He’s happy playing with just about any dog, or human. (Comes from socializing him a lot.) His favorite thing is big furry dogs like Newfoundlands. (Did you know that chihuahuas have ancient Husky DNA.) Mine weighs about 15 lbs and can outrun most dogs at the dog park. (5 acre park.) As previously mentioned they also prance, looking much like a Lipizzaner horse, a common trait for this particular dog. Reindeer chihuahuas can also jump very high. There’s videos online showing some easily clearing obstacles like baby, or dog fences. Mine loads himself in and out of my truck no problem. Also, because he’s been socialized ever since coming home from the rescue, he will follow families, or jump on the picnic tables at the dog park just to say hello. I’ve heard people driving long distances and paying big bucks for them, even though they’re not AKC approved breed, which is a shame. I’m not a big fan of ‘Apple head’ chihuahuas, in that if you’ve ever seen an MRI of their heads, it does not look natural at all. In fact it’s downright scary, like nature never intended that. Same with Pugs. Love the dog, just not a fan of the unnatural look. Like any small dog, it’s good to remember you have to be the alpha. Eat first, go out the door first, etc. These are not your biological babies, so remember they will get nippy with other people if they think they’re the king, or queen of the house and / or haven’t been socialized enough. Actually, training people is harder than training dogs. 😉
Dawneen Dostert says
Just got a rescue reindeer chihuahua for my 90 year old mom. Glad I live on the place (5 acres) as mom is definitely going to need assistance with the little guy. He’s intact and supposed to be about two years old. He has grey in his muzzle so he may be a bit older than that. He’s very frightened but quickly adopted me as his safe person. I set up Mom’s large covered deck with mesh across her gates but after he jumped into my lap while I was at the counter on a bar stool I may have to raise the mesh. He’s going to have to stay on a leash for now. We know nothing about him except a female was sitting in her car in front of a tiny store in a tiny rural town crying cause she could not keep him. My friend says there was a chihuahua running the area trying to impregnate everything and this one looks a lot like that dog. We will know more after his first vet visit and yes, his Casanova days are over if it is the same dog.
Linda Thompson says
A short while ago I rescued a deer head chihuahua that was found on the street and terribly malnourished. I thought he was young, but according to the vet he is about 7-years-old. After getting Coquito some good food and joint and hip chews, he is prancing around just like a reindeer. My step-daughter said he wasn’t the right dog for us, and we should get rid of him and get a different breed, I do not abandon animals, and this suggestion horrified me and made me angry. I wouldn’t give him up for the world. They are right in what they say about hanging around one person more. It took him awhile to warm up to my husband, but now he gives us equal opportunity with a little more time spent with me. If I am in my chair, he is right there too, and if I am at my computer, he is laying right next to me. I’m truly in love with an angel.
Patricia Miller says
I have a deer head Chihuahua. She’s feisty..real territorial.. she jumps about 2 1/2 feet in the air. She is in a 3 ft high exercise kennel. I love my gizzy.. she is close to me and can be really territorial about me.
I have a deer head chihuahua that’s 4 months old, her name is blossom.
Linda Thompson says
I like the name Blossom. It sounds perfect!
I also have a 4 month old deer head Chihuahua named Blossom!
I have a deer head chihuahua. I got him for my mom when he was 11 months old. I got him in 2015 after my mom passed away. He is very smart he will let me know when my boyfriend is about to have a seizure by barking until I wake up or wake up a friend or my mother in law.
I’ve had my deer head for a year now. She is probably around 3-5 years old and was rescued by a friend of mine. I don’t know how I ever lived without her. I named her “Baby” and she’s my best friend in the world. She sleeps under the covers with me and nobody can come near me when I’m laying down or they get the business. I love her soo much. Best dog in the world!!!
Lori Pierce says
We were at the humane socitaty to pick up a corki/chi and all here comes this white chi that was with his forster mom, she has had her for a few month because at six months old she had six puppies and she almost died. She was suppose go up for adoption the first week of Jan 2021. I fell in love with her and we took over her to be her foster foster paarent and she is ours now with also our corki/chi. Plus we have a mini pincher/ chi. We have a house full and love them all.
Jack Tuttle says
I rescued a very handsome little 4 month old on the 20th of December. He was very fragile and so very little! Franklin is such an amazing addition to our family of two cats, a teenage daughter, and two dads. Having larger dogs growing up, this little guy opened my world to smaller breeds. Thank you for posting this, you’ve given our family so much insight to give this guy such a happy and best life.
We rescued a 6month old chi he us now 3 years old he is so loving,caring,gentle,he loves our grandkids when they come and misses them if they don’t. He takes my socks off for me as I’m disabled. He has 4 walks a day abd us a bundle if fun love abd energy. Love him soooo much. He has a name but he also answers when I call him my little one
I have one too!! We love him so much!! Hes name is Max white coat large ears. Hes so happy always and loves all of us. Hes 8 months now .hes my best friend.
Steven Driggans says
I’m 64 and I’m blessed to have “Tiny” a 12 yr old female deer head Chi since she was weaned from her mommy. She’s my BF even in our family and shares my bed often under the covers EVERY night, even following me to the restroom. Rides everywhere I go and if a stranger, you can’t approach me while she’s in my arms. But I place her on the ground and she loves everyone. I love her so much and can’t think of being without her. In a family of 4 dogs, she is truly MY companion.
Thomas Woolverton says
I know the under the blanket trick. I’ve had Papi my Deer Head Chi since he was weaned as well and he sleeps under the blanket and has to be right between my wife and I. The only thing that really drives me nuts is anytime there is the slightest stirring of anyone, my teen children in particular, he has the highest pitched bark I have ever heard.
Oh yes! My ears have been “pierced” by my LuLu’s shrill bark. She does it when on by my shoulder so I get the full impact!
Our white deer head chi is also a LuLu! Her real name is Hula Hoop (our then 5 year old son named her), but of course, we had to shorten it. LuLu is now 13, and she is my shadow. I am her “person,” she always wants to be with me, and sleeps between my husband and I at night. LuLu is the most devoted animal I have ever had the pleasure to care for. I just love her so much!
Isabel G says
My husband’s deerhead chi was run over by a neighbor believed to be accidental ,we cant sleep or eat, I cry still, The chi was determined to get to the neighbor dog in heat.
Lenis Pato says
I inherited a Dee Head chihuahua. He is very large for the breed weighing in at over 10 lbs and is not fat. He is also a brindle. Could he be a mix of another breed, or are there brindle Deer Heads. He is in very good health and is over 10 years old. What is the life span for this breed?
I read 15-20 years for life span. Btw, my deer head is also a little over 10 pounds. He’s 100% chihuahua and not fat.
William Reddy says
My 46 year old son had an accident in his condo and died from it later in the day. We inherited his little deer head chihuahua. It is the proverbial lap dog and prefers nothing more than a lap to make her happy. She is a joy and makes me happy to be with her.
I’m so sorry for the loss of your son. I hope his pup somehow provided you some comfort ♥️
Cindy Prince says
I have a black applehead chihuahua. Just love him to pieces. His name is Mouse, he was so tiny when I got him the name just fit. He was a year old June 2020.
Vicki Johnson says
I have had my deer head 4 mo.I am 64 my first dog.OMG I could never find a better dog.My best friend.Always there for me.Gives me a real purpose.
Where/how did you find him? I’m having the hardest time trying to find a deer head chihuahua. They’re all apple heads.
I would like to know where you found him. I am also having a hard time finding a deer head chihuahua. They all seem to be apple heads.
Wow that is so strange, where are you two from? … I am from Ontario, and have looked everywhere for an apple head (they are always gone when I contact them)and the puppy I got, she told me she was an apple head but as she got a little bigger I could see she was a deer head. Don’t get me wrong, I love her now but it made me so mad that they had to lie to me. I had lost an apple head and I dearly wanted another apple head. I would go and get another but my husband would freak as we have a Frenchie as well.
I’m getting a puppy at 6 weeks – will I be able to tell then if an apple or deer ?
Judy Ballantyne says
I was drowning in sorrow….now you all made me start up the tears AGAIN. I just lost my 2 girls…16 & 18 yrs, both in May. Coco Canel (mom) to a grand mall seizer. Kona (daughter) to kidney failure.
I started looking for another deer head to love & be loved by. But I haven’t found one….I search every day but I havent found any ( I really wanted a youg adult) but no joy!
If anyone knows og a little girl for me let me know.
If I find some I’ll post.
We will never forget our Chihuahuas❣
Looking for a deer head chi. Please let me know where I can find one.
Catherine Coe says
I’m looking for a female short haired chihuahua. Hopefully fixed and has its shots. I have a male chihuahua and he likes to play he is however shy as well.
I absolutely love my little “Quick”. He is completely loyal and obedient to me. He is almost always right next to me but will play alone in the same room as me. He is very protective and seems to get how I am feeling. I wouldn’t trade him for anything.
I have a four-year-old deer nose Chihuahua and he’s a best friend I ever had he was born on July 23rd
We just lost our sweet boy Gizmoe (Mac) 5 days before Christmas and my birthday so it’s been a death in the family to us. We have no children and he was our child and almost 17 years old. He was a momma’s boy and it’s been very very difficult. I am lost without him since he’s been by my side since he was 6 weeks old. I’ve got so many mixed emotions and heartbreak that I would like to find another puppy that I know will & can never replace him and not trying to but I feel that huge void in my life without him and then I feel I’d be moving on too fast from him and don’t want to feel like I’m also replacing him. He was a fawn/white deer head and I’d like to have another similar to him just because he was the sunshine in our lives and now it’s all gloomy without him. I’d be up to looking at puppies if anyone knows of any available for sale in Mississippi, TN or Alabama areas. I hope time heals the pain because it sure feels like time just stopped when he left us on 12/20/19.
Teresa G says
IWe feel your pain. We just lost our 2 y.o. deer type chihuahua Ruby Sue in Oct 2019 to a coyote. It broke our hearts and our home has not felt the same. We have a void. She was not like any other chihuahua we have ever seen. She loved everyone and the frisbee was her favorite. She only weighed 6 lbs and could jump 4 ft high. We would love to have another but those ones are hard to come by. May you have healing in your heart and find another forever furbaby.
Richard Forsyth says
I just lost my buddy and best friend. He was a deer chihuahua. Me and him were together for 10 year. I no your loss I am feeling it to. One of my grandkids let him out of the house without knowing he was out. I looked for him for 3 hours when I got home from work. I found him in a ditch he had been bumped by a car. I took him to the vet and give them a 1000 dollars all the money I had but they told me I would need 7000 or 8000 more dollars I did not have. I learned the hard truth that he was going to be put to sleep because I was to poor to save him. So the vet took my 1000 dollars and put him to sleep then had him cremated and sent back to me. I loved him with all my heart and I could not believe he died because of money. I loved him so much I do not not think I will ever forgive myself. I just wanted to let you know I feel your pain I have been thinking about get another deer chihuahua. My bubby Charlie can never be replaced nor can your dog but I think there is another little guy out there that needs us to love them to and have another special place in our heart. My prayers are with you and for you. I hope I will get to see Charlie in heaven one day.
My heart breaks for you and you can’t blame Yourself for being to poor but the vets for being so ridiculously expensive people
Want to become a vet because they love and want to help animals right ?? Wrong vets are purely in it for the money and have no regard for the animals my sister had a sick dog she has pet insurance upto £7000 the vets asked FIRST of f she had insurance and how much the cover was for she told them and they cruely kept her dog alive right
Up untill her £7000 cover was used then my sister paid another £1700 on too a total of £8700 then put her dog to sleep as there was nothing they could
Do for her as my sisters money had run out It was heartbreaking for her but money couldnt save her in the end All it did was line a greedy vets pocket 😢
I have 7 chihuahuas and love everyone Of them more than life and would sell my soul to make them well so i get how devestated you must feel but it ISNT your fault just know you did all you could for your little dog xxx
Twenty-four days ago I lost my tiny 8 year old rescued white Chihuahua while visiting my sister who was dog sitting. Bull Mastiff. A gate became unlocked and the Mastiff immediately attached and mauled to death my sweet Cindy-Lou. I rushed her to the vet but she was dead on arrival. I choose to have her cremated. So twenty four days later I adopted my new rescue deerhead chihuahua Dexter. He will never replace Cindy-Lou but my heart was so broken that I had to get another companion. This dog is an answer from heaven and once again life can go on. I am almost 70 and a companion dog really fills up my heart. He is 4 and a rescue. May God bless the rescue group that found him and his wonderful foster parents who brought him back to life and finally to me. I SIMPLY ADORE HIM.💞💞
We just lost our sweet precious Snickers on Wednesday, we are absolutely shattered, she was a fawn and white deer head, she developed Diabetes and as a result lost her eyesight, she went into kidney failure and died at the Vet on Wednesday morning. She was 12 years old. I am absolutely lost without her. Thinking of getting another one even though I know she can’t be replaced.
Meg Austwick says
I’m so sorry to hear about your loss, Kathy. Snickers sounds like she was really special.
I hope you do get another one. Although Snickers can’t be replaced, a new dog sure helps mend a broken heart.
Jed Propst says
I just lost my little buddy Fernando. He was just 2 weeks away from his 10th birthday and it’s been an extreme loss to our family. He was my closest friend for his entire life. A year and a half ago I met my fiance, Fernando adjusted very well to living with her and her 4 year old Vivian. Chihuahuas are know to not do well with children in most cases. However he did so well with Viv…its only been 2 weeks but we are looking to bring another puppy home. We are hoping to find another long haired deer nose chihuahua if possible. We live in Springfield Mo and are looking for puppies close to us that will have a happy home full of love❤
I got my Lexi when she was 2 and 1/2 weeks old she’s almost four years now add to bottle feeders to see the tiniest little thing she’s my best friend she’s my confidant she’s my partner in crime she’s my everything I would be completely and totally absolutely lost without her she’s a deer head fawn colored female Chihuahua and her name is Lexi and she’s the best ever there was a life she’s my best best friend.
Rebekah Prettyman says
I’m looking in Ohio!
My Aimee Starr died in August.
She was 18 years old. 😥
We just lost our 14 yr old chocolate and tan deer head. Our hearts are broken. We still have a white and tan apple head, but we are starving for a deer head puppy. Could you please direct us in our search? We live in North Alabama.
Corrine Garcia says
My Chihuahua is paper trained. I had him & paper in a carrel cage. Now I took down cage & left paper there. Now he won’t go on paper. & goes on carpet or whever he wants. What happened? He is 11 months old.
Get belly bands. Mine does this randomly and I assume it is behavioral. Belly bands have pads built in and are machine washable. He has only gone once since using them and it absorbed it all.
Bonnie Miller says
we use pee pads for ours I have to dog 1 apple head Chihuahua and a Min Pin x we live on the 6th floor and it’s just easier for us to do that . We adopted the Chihuahua a year ago and she is so sweet i take her every were I go she is my service dog for anxiety attacks she came into our home after I adopted her and she was perfect for it . any way pee pads maybe if you use some little treat when it goes on the paper mine get a treat for a pee on the paper and for a poo they get a small bit of chicken and yes they know the difference lol. Hope that helps a little .