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What Should You Know Before Adopting a Teacup Chihuahua?

Dog lovers all over America are quickly falling in love with micro Chihuahuas who are tiny enough to fit into a teacup. A teacup Chihuahua is even smaller than normal chihuahuas and weighs less than 4 lbs. These dogs are known and loved for their charming and gentle personalities and cheerful nature.

Teacup Chihuahuas possess all the desirable traits of regular Chihuahuas and are ideal pets.

They are a Real Breed

Teacup Chihuahuas have been in existence for over a decade. Professional breeders promoted breeding between the tiniest adult Chihuahuas to breed teacup Chihuahuas. Teacup Chihuahuas are an actual breed and not an artificial breed that breeders created using unethical means.

According to reports by the American Kennel Club, smaller breeds of chihuahuas like the Techichi have been common in Mexico and other neighboring places.

However, it’s essential to buy or adopt from a reputed, trusted breeder who does not use artificial, unethical methods to create small breeds for profit. Working with a professional matching service can help eliminate this risk of promoting unethical breeding and acts of animal cruelty.

No Breeder Can Guarantee the Maximum Height or Size of Teacup Chihuahuas

While teacup Chihuahua puppies are expected to remain small even as adults, no breeder can guarantee the same. The height, weight, and size of an adult teacup Chihuahua would depend primarily on genetic factors.

Even puppies that were bought or adopted as teacup varieties could grow into full-sized adult Chihuahuas weighing up to 6 pounds. Experts recommend adopting through professional matching agencies who can match you with adult teacups. Chihuahuas typically reach full growth by age 1.

Micro Chihuahuas Need Attentive Care

Since teacup Chihuahuas are created by breeding two tiny Chihuahuas (runts), they may not be as healthy as normal Chihuahuas. They are more prone to heart disease and respiratory problems. They also have fragile bones and thinner coats. Hence, the scope of fractures and skin diseases are higher in teacups.

Experts believe it’s best to avoid adopting a teacup unless you can guarantee the required care. However, micro Chihuahuas can thrive and develop into healthy adult dogs with life spans of up to 14 years with proper attentive care.

Teacup Chihuahuas have a Friendly Temperament

Micro Chihuahuas are fun-loving, cheerful dogs. They develop strong attachments with their family members and even show signs of jealousy. Teacups enjoy playing with children and adults and adapt to other pets in the family quickly.

You must spend ample time playing and engaging with your Chihuahua and show them your care with affectionate gestures like patting and caressing.

A teacup Chihuahua may not be an ideal pet for toddlers or young kids who are not old enough to treat them with gentle care. Ensure that your child does not drop the puppy or engage in rough games since these dogs have fragile bones that fracture easily.

They Make Great Pets

The teacup Chihuahua is usually happy, confident, and playful. They enjoy attention and affection. Micro Chihuahuas come in many attractive colors and are adored for their cute physical appearance and gentle nature.

We Provide Specialized Matching Services for Teacups and Toy Breed Puppies

At Puppy Therapy, we provide quality “puppy-matching” services to help you find the right dog based on your requirements. Our teacup and toy variety puppies come from ethical, responsible breeders committed to breeding healthy puppies.

If you have any queries or concerns, call us at 954-544-1370 or email us at info@mypuppytherapy.com

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