Chihuahueño Dog Skull Replica measures 4.6 in. Chihuahueño Dog Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

The Chihuahua or Chihuahueño is a Mexican breed of toy dog. It is named for the Mexican state of Chihuahua and is among the smallest of all dog breeds. It is usually kept as a companion animal or for showing.

A molera (also known as a fontanel) is a “soft spot” on the top of a Chihuahua’s skull; it is the equivalent to the bregmatic or anterior fontanelle in human babies, but unlike most mammals Chihuahua’s fontanelle persist into maturity.

Current breed standards defined by registries specify an “apple-head” or “apple-dome” skull conformation. Chihuahuas occur in virtually any color combination, from solid to marked or splashed.

Apple-dome Chihuahuas have large, round eyes and large, erect ears, set in a high, dramatically rounded skull.

The stop is well defined, forming a near-90-degree angle where the muzzle meets the skull.

Dogs of the older “deer” type, with a flat-topped head, more widely set eyes, larger ears, and longer, more slender legs, may still be registered, but the deer head is not considered a separate type in competition and a deer-head dog’s digression from the breed standard is considered a fault.

Breed standards for this dog do not generally specify a height; only a weight and a description of their overall proportions.

Generally, the height ranges between 6 and 9 in., however, some dogs grow as tall as 12 to 15 in. Both British and American breed standards state that a Chihuahua must not weigh more than 5.9 lb. for conformation.