Teacup or pocket chihuahua puppies are the smallest members of the chihuahua family. Their size is actually small enough to fit in a teacup.
Chihuahua puppies are native to Mexico, South America, and Central America. Historians opine that the Aztecs used Techichi, the ancestor of Chihuahua, for ceremonial sacrifices, one of the rituals of their religion.
Chihuahua puppies are named after the Mexican state, Chihuahua. In 1904, American Kennel Club registered this name as a pet dog breed. Currently, this small dog breed is considered an exotic pet animal.
Size and Appearance
It is the world’s smallest dog breed and is classified in the ‘Toy Dog Group’. The size of a male Chihuahua dog is somewhere between 15 and 23 centimeters tall, while that of a female dog is between 15 and 20 centimeters. Both the male and female dogs weigh between one to three kilograms. They have an apple-shaped head and a pointed muzzle. The shade of their coats vary in colors, such as black, chocolate tan, gray, and white. They have two breeds, short-haired and long-haired Chihuahuas.
Teacup Chihuahua Puppies
The American Kennel Club or the British Kennel Club has not officially recognized the term ‘Teacup Chihuahua’. It is a term used to describe a Chihuahua that is smaller than the official standard size of this dog breed.
However, like the other Chihuahua dogs, a teacup one is loyal and loving, and would make a good companion. This breed has a small apple-shaped head and large, pointed ears. These features make these pups popular.
Some of the facts about the teacup Chihuahuas and that of other pups of this breed are almost similar, except for their size, where the former differ from latter.
★ Teacup Chihuahua breed also belongs to the ‘Toy Dog Group’. It is one of the dogs, which is registered by the Teacup Dogs Agility Association.
★ Teacup Chihuahua pup is very expensive and is mostly owned by the rich. Many consider owning one as a status or luxury symbol.
★ The breeding for appearance and for obtaining desired traits in Chihuahua pups began in the late 19th century. Historians opine this dog breed was kept in the royal courts of Europe. Its body temperature is between 100 and 100.8 degrees Fahrenheit. So, in olden days, this breed was used to warm up the beds in the cold palaces and castles.
★ Like the Chihuahua pups, the teacup ones are intelligent and good at learning tricks. However, they are not child-friendly and so not recommended as a pet for small children. They can be snappy, when irritated.
★ The average life expectancy of a teacup Chihuahua is around 13 to 17 years. They are also prone to health problems related to eyes and limbs.
★ There are many designer and customized dog clothes available for teacup Chihuahuas. During winter, consider a colorful coat for your pup, while taking it out.
If you are planning to bring this adorable little pup into your life, think no further and go for it. This little one is sure to bring immense happiness in your life.