Teacup Chihuahua Puppies

Written by Sierra Rein
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Teacup Chihuahua puppies, despite their unique name, are not in any particularly special breed of Chihuahua. Like human beings, there are different sized offspring at birth amongst Chihuahua litters. Breeders and owners have taken to calling the smaller puppies and dogs "teacup" Chihuahuas, although the AKC does not recognize the name.

Teacup Chihuahua puppies come in two varieties: longhaired and smooth-coat. If they grow to be only a few pounds in weight as an adult, they can be extremely fragile and are susceptible to leg and arm breaks. They can also be prone to hypoglycemic shock if their blood sugar is not regulated.

It is essential that all family and household members learn how to move around teacup Chihuahua puppies, as they can be hurt if sat or stepped on. Because of this, they are not good for children under the age of six. Because of their delicate neck bones, it is better to keep Chihuahua puppies on a harness leash instead of a normal throat leash.

When Teacup Chihuahua Puppies Grow Up

Some puppies that could be considered "teacup" at birth can grow up to become a full-sized adult. It is therefore important to purchase teacup Chihuahua puppies for personal companionship based on looks and temperament and not just on the novelty of owning a tiny dog. Because Chihuahuas become very connected to their owners, it is cruel and unusual punishment to return one to a pet store or sell it to another family simply because it grows up to a healthy weight.

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