The demands for Tea Cup Chihuahuas are growing rapidly every year. They are the smallest dog breed in the world and considered by many people to be the cutest breed yet.
Most common names used for this mix are:
The official terms used for the Chihuahua breed are long haired breed or short haired breed. These terms are used to determine the different Types of Chihuahuas and the weight of the Tea Cup Chihuahua from the standard breed. The man made terms above seem to be most significant in identifying them and will be around for many years to come.
If you are looking to buy one of these adorable breeds, do research and and find a knowledgeable and trustworthy breeder. When Tea Cup Chihuahuas are born it is impossible to know that they will be teacup size.
In Fact looking at the parents of the Chihuahua will not help determine if they will be teacup sized. In order to determine you would have to wait until the puppy is more then 10 weeks old of age.
If you or a family member has decided to buy a Tea Cup Chihuahua be prepared for many health problems. Due to the fact that they are so small, they will need extra care and attention especially when they are a Chihuahua Puppy.
They need regular check ups by a licensed and credited veterinarian regularly for health issues such as thyroids and liver problems. Regular check ups and teeth hygiene is ideal for this breed due to the fact that they can develop gum disease.
Buying rawhide or products for their teeth is recommended. These products will help reduce the development of gum disease. Being that they are so small they are more prone to getting injured easily.
Tea Cups are also known as very over protective breeds. They are not ideal for families with children due to the fact they can get very jealous and want most of the attention. They love a lot of attention, love and as well as returning the favor in licking their owner(s). Children tend to play rough and can injure the dog, so if you do have children Teacup Chihuahuas are not the ideal dogs for you and your family.
Teacup Chihuahuas often lick the ground making it more prone to ingesting fertilizers, cleaning agents, and other harmful Household Poisons. This can be especially dangerous for Teacup Chihuahuas. Being so small makes their body much more vulnerable to doses of Toxins. So make sure you Dog Proof Your Home.
The weather also can affect the TeaCup Chihuahua due to their small sizes. They tend to get very cold and love snuggling under covers or near anything that will keep them warm. Investing in a little dog sweater will do the trick for these small lovable companions.
Over all Teacup Chihuahuas can be the perfect pet and addition to a couple or individual dog lover.
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