Apple Head Chihuahua Skull BC-348
3" L x 2 ¼" W x 2 ¼" H 7.6 L x 5.9 W x 6 H (cm)
A small dog with a long history. One origin theory: the dogs derived from the Techichi, a small companion dog kept by the people of the Toltec civilization as early as the 9th century. DNA tests suggest direct lineage to ancient pre-Columbian Mexican dogs. Chihuahuas exhibit varied morphology in their small size (1-12 lbs.), including skull shape, coat length and coloration. In contrast to the BC-345 Deer Head Chihuahua, this variety exhibits an apple shaped head, prominent forehead, near 90-degree stop (transition from forehead to muzzle), short muzzle, round full eyes, erect ears, compact legs and body. Most Chihuahuas are born with a "molera," an incompletely fused cranium (called a fontanelle in humans), which presents no health problems.
2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw)