Teacup Puppy Information
Teacups Healthy? More Information Regarding Teacup Sized Puppies!
Since teacup and micro are words given by breeders to describe the size of a tiny puppy there is no universal standard. Each breeder has the right to express their own definition of the size of a puppy. It is not a breed or different from the breed itself. It only describes size. Every breeder might express the word teacup to determine different sizes and weights of their own puppies but, Our standards of the word teacup or micro are stated below:
Teacup is usually means puppy will be 3 to 4 pounds full grown. Micro is a word we use to describe puppies to be between 2 to 3 pounds. We can only estimate puppy sizes and weights at full maturity. It is never guaranteed as it is impossible to guarantee a puppy's weight. The only way to know adult weight of a puppy is to buy an adult over the age of 8 months old.
Are Teacups Healthy?
Well, the words has brought much controversy between dog breeders today. Many people have the mistaken idea that teacups are not healthy. While it is true that some teacups can have health problems, if a teacup is bred from a healthy line, and bred from a line that is specifically bred to be small, then they can be just as healthy as any other size dog. Sometimes a puppy will be born extra small out of a litter of regular or miniature size that have all regular or large dogs behind them, and the breeder will call this a teacup. But the real reason that the pup is tiny, is because they have something wrong with them that keeps them from growing to normal size. This pup might be sickly, or will have numerous health problems, or might even seem to be healthy, but only lives for a short time or a few years. This is not a true teacup! This is just an unhealthy pup! This is where many people mistakenly get the idea from, that teacups are not healthy.That is why it is so important to purchase a teacup from an experienced breeder that has the knowledge to know the difference.
Boutique Teacup Puppies has worked with the teacup sized puppies for a long time and our breeders are experienced with breeding these tiny little precious puppies so just because other may think they are unhealthy we know the difference and we also place guarantees on our puppies so if in fact we were selling teacup puppies that were so unhealthy we would not offer a guarantee on them. So, please understand the difference between a true teacup and a runt of the litter as there are differences on how they were bred.
How to Care for Teacup puppies?
Care: Teacups are not suitable for everyones lifestyle. I get several e-mails a day from people looking for teacups. Many people get toys and teacups confused. Most people think that they want a teacup, when all they are really looking for is a nice tiny toy! A small toy is still tiny enough to rest in the smallest lap, fit in the new papoose backpacks or reside in a condo or apartment. They do not realize the extra care that a very tiny teacup requires. Most true little teacups cannot jump on a couch or bed or climb stairs. If they are put on a bed or couch, they must be watched constantly so that they do not fall off, as they can break a leg or be seriously or fatally injured. Plus, as puppies, because of their small size, they cannot have the run of the whole house and must be confined in a small playpen etc. They are also not suitable for households with small children or even larger dogs, as they can be easily hurt, dropped, or stepped on. Also, some (but not all) teacups are prone to *Hypoglycemia. (*Which is low blood sugar). When a dog uses up all his stored source of energy (food) and it isn't replaced, then low blood sugar results. So if you decide to get a teacup, make sure you know the warning signs! To prevent this, tiny pups should have small frequent meals and plenty of time to rest.
Please understand that teacup and micro teacups might not be the right fit for your family as they do require alot more care than a normal sized puppy so if we feel that your lifestyle is not suitable for a teacup puppy we may not sell you a puppy. It is for the best interest of our puppies.