AppleGarden Chihuahuas

⭐️Breed Standard. Why is it such a big deal?

Each purebred breed was created with a purpose to do a specific task. Either it’s hunting, guarding, herding or companionship – like being there for royals to warm their hands when heating wasn’t yet available. Each breed currently present has its own breed standard that indicated what body structure, coat type/colour, temperament, working qualities, movement …

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⭐️What do you need to know about Preservation Breeders? And why are they your friends?

⠀In an earlier post I explained why a Standard is important for breed history preservation. Let’s now consider what benefits do you, as a buyer, get with a puppy that is coming from a Preservation Breeder (PB).⠀ PBs are concentrating on improving the overall health, temperament and body structure of their breed and in particular …

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⭐️Why you should reconsider a Teacup…⠀

First of all let’s clarify, there’s NO such thing as teacup chihuahua since the breed doesn’t separate into toy/mini/standard like poodles, for example. Chihuahuas can be on a smaller scale or on the larger scale but it’s still one breed. The term usually used by irresponsible breeders, simply and only as a marketing term to …

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⭐️Why buying a dog from a responsible preservation breeder is as important as adopting from a shelter?

⠀To start, you adopt in both cases and you shop in both cases. No one takes the first available dog from a shelter, you choose a dog and pay a fee for it = shopping. You select an appropriate size and temperament in both cases and you take a dog home to care for and …

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⭐️Why you shouldn’t take a puppy away from mom until at least 9 weeks old?

I’m following a couple of chihuahua groups on Facebook and regularly see people post that they picked up a puppy at 7 weeks and some mention that the puppy was given vaccine at 6 weeks. Every time this gives me goosebumps. Chihuahuas are the smallest breed and it makes their puppies the smallest of all. …

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⭐️ Deerhead or Applehead Chihuahua

⠀⠀⠀ “What do you all think? Deer head or Apple head?” ⠀⠀ It’s one of the most common discussion questions in any chihuahua owners’ group. While we have an exact definition of the look of an “apple head” in the breed standard, what is “deer head”?⠀⠀ Well, it’s up to individual interpretation. Some may think …

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