"Applehead" Chihuahuas weigh six pounds or less at maturity. The phrase "apple head" refers to the preferred shape of the canine's head. According to the American Kennel Club, the official standard for the breed dictates that the dogs have round, domed apple-shaped heads.
In contrast to "applehead" Chihuahuas are "deer head" dogs of the breed. These dogs have longer muzzles and a skull that is flatter on top. Dogs with this shape of head do not meet the AKC's breed standard for Chihuahuas.
Chihuahuas also come in long-haired and short-haired varieties, both allowed under the AKC standard. Occasionally breeders produce dogs they refer to as "teacup" Chihuahuas. These dogs are a small variant of the breed.Learn More
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The bullmastiff and rottweiler mixed breed dog is referred to as a mastweiler, according to Designer Mixes. They can grow up to 130 pounds and are recognized by the Designer Breed Registry and the International Designer Canine Registry.Full Answer >
A dog bred by crossing an Irish Setter with a Golden Retriever is a Golden Irish Setter. The cross is recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club. A dog of unknown ancestry with characteristics of these breeds is a mixed breed.Full Answer >
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