Top 6 Teacup Dog Breeds: How to Choose the Right For You

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Emily Young
Written by Emily Young

Teacup dog breeds are simply adorable. They are so cute that you must not be a dog lover in order to want to play with them. However, this does not mean that they do not need responsible owners. To be more exact, they are not toys, but real animals that need attention, caring and a comfortable environment.

Once you adopt or buy a puppy or an adult dog, you make it part of the family. This means that you must ensure everything it needs in order to be healthy and happy. Though these pets are small, they can develop an aggressive behavior if they are not trained properly.

So, to make sure you are the perfect pet master for your cute little Fido, it’s best to do your research first. For this we recommend reading The Dog Encyclopedia – it’s a fantastic book that will show you just how vulnerable these little dogs can be.

This article aims to reveal valuable data regarding this new generation of dogs. The main purpose is to put emphasis not only on their cuteness, but also on what pet lovers need to know in order to be able to look after them. There are certain myths regarding the tiny breeds that need to be pointed out in order to prevent misconceptions that can lead to serious problems.

Unfortunately, there are many people who wish to own one simply because they look cute, without actually being aware of the behavioral traits and end up being disappointed. In order to prevent this from happening, make sure you check out the information presented below.

The first thing you need to know about teacup is the fact that it does not define a breed, but it is a term used to define a very small dog. To be more precise, a pet that weighs about 7 to 14 lbs when it reaches adulthood can be considered a small dog. An important thing that needs to be pointed out is the fact that these tiny dog breeds are completely healthy. If you take care of them properly, just like in the case of larger dogs, nothing bad will happen to them.

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It is obvious that their small size makes them more delicate. This means that they require certain care, and you need to be gentle when you feed and clean them. Their delicate nature makes them similar to babies, thus they tend to be frail until they receive the first vaccinations.

In order to prevent a disease, it is important to keep them warm and away from crowded places, like dog parks. Feeding is also a bit different. As the belly is relatively tiny, you need to feed them small amounts of food every few hours. You can read our piece on the appropriate food to feed a tiny dog to enlighten you further. With proper care, a toy dog can live between 10 to 12 years.

About the author
Emily Young
Emily Young

Emily is originally from China where she graduated from The University of Hong Kong with high distinction learning about fashion and design. During university she opened her own magazine about Dog Fashion as dogs were always in her heart. She was surprised, when she moved to a beautiful British Columbia 10 years ago, to see many great Boutiques with dog's designer clothing and desire of pet owners to make their babies look nice.