How Much Does a Chihuahua Dog Cost? (Solved!)

Chihuahua pups will cost, on average, about $800 from a registered breeder, but the price will vary based on size, coloration, and other traits of the pup and it’s parents. Expect a range of $375 up to $2420 with registered breeders and about $300 to $500 if you go with a ‘backyard’ breeder.

For the remainder of this article, we’ll tell you more about Chihuahua breeds, such as Teacups, Apple Heads, and Blues, which are trending heavily on the web this week. Let’s take a look at what the people are asking about these spirited little dogs!

Is a Teacup Chihuahua real?

Teacup Chihuahuas are certainly real, but they aren’t an actual breed. These are dogs that are produced when a breeder breeds their smallest purebred Chihuahuas, which produces a dog that might be a little smaller than your average Chihuahua – or it might be a lot smaller!

These are marketed as ‘micro’ or ‘teacup’ Chihuahuas and they cost a little more, just be sure to meet the pups parents if you want a good idea of the expected size.

How much do small Chihuahuas cost?

To give you an idea of how much size matters with this dog, let’s compare a little pricing. Your average, purebred Chihuahua will set you back between $300 and $500, while a ‘micro’ or ‘teacup’ variety will cost significantly more – up to $2000, in some cases!

While they are adorable, this size difference means that the smaller dog will need a lot more visits to the vet, so be prepared for around $2600 in medical expenses  in just the first year to ensure that your little one stays happy and healthy!

How long does a Chihuahua live?

These little dogs have a lot of life, provided that you give them plenty of exercise, healthy food, and regular vet visits. On average, a Chihuahua lives an impressive 12 to 20 years! That’s pretty impressive for these little guys and gals, so with a little luck your Chihuahua will be sharing adventures with you for the next 2 decades!

Should I buy a Chihuahua?

If you don’t have small children that might get nipped for simply scooping up your little dog, then Chihuahuas can be a great fit for single owners or for someone with a family that has older kids.

These little dogs are affectionate and smart, taking well to training, and also quite long lived – with 12 to 20 years being the average lifespan! If you do have younger kids, you can still have a Chihuahua, just be sure to supervise all visits and educate your children on how to respectfully (and safely) interact with the dog.

How much does a Deer chihuahua cost?

‘Deer Head’ Chihuahuas are handsome little dogs and this is definitely reflected in the cost. Expect to pay anywhere from $400 up to $1200 when procuring a pup of your own. You might also be able to get them a little more cheaply, as they are not considered to be their own breed by the AKC.

You’ll just need to spend a little time researching breeders but the odds are in your favor that you’ll find a bargain on your Deer Head Chihuahua.

How much are white Chihuahuas worth?

White Chihuahuas are among the rarest color, so you should expect a price of between $500 up to $1500 for a puppy. Keep in mind that we aren’t talking about an Albino – A white chihuahua will have white fur, but also have black eyes, nose, and paws.

It’s a lovely coloration and harder to find than ‘standard’ Chihuahuas, but you can definitely find them if you look.

How much is a male Chihuahua?

On average, most people will pay around $800 for a male Chihuahua puppy, but the prices can vary quite a bit based on a number of factors. For instance, with papers, you are looking at $375 up to $2420 from a registered breeder, while a ‘backyard’ breeder who may or may not have papers will charge between $300 and $500.

Why do Chihuahuas shake?

Chihuahuas shake because they have very high metabolism rates. These little dogs are naturally full of energy, to the point that they actually shake! This is great for burning calories but it also means that your little dog can get cold fairly easily.

A soft, warm blanket on the couch or in your dog’s bed can help to ensure that they are always warm and comfy when it’s nap time.

What is a Apple Head Chihuahua?

Apple Head Chihuahuas are a variety of dog that have rounded heads, along with short, pointy noses that are angled at about 90 degrees, and which have large, sometimes protruding eyes as a result of the specialized head shape.

While it’s a cute variety of Chihuahua, this is actually quite a common configuration from these dogs, so expect the price to be very close to a standard Chihuahua if not the same – if it isn’t, check with another breeder. Reputable breeders know that Apple Heads are common and should not charge you significantly more.

How much is a Apple Head Chihuahua?

When purchased from a local breeder, an Apple Head Chihuahua puppy should be priced at between $500 and $1000. If you are getting Teacup Apple Head, then this may be significantly more, but check your local shelters if you find the price prohibitive.

Apple Head Chihuahuas are a common variety, and you might well be able to rescue an Apple Head from your local shelter for around $150 to cover vaccinations, spaying, or neutering.

What is a Blue Chihuahua?

A Blue Chihuahua is not a dog with blue fur, but rather one that has a skin pigmentation which may be close to black or even a steel blue mixed with a little navy color.

This tends to give them a bluish tint in combination with their fur and the blue coloration is considered to be extremely rare – with Blue pups costing as much as $10,000 in some cases!