Few dog breeds are as small as the teacup varieties. There are several miniature dog breeds, including the Yorkie, the Poodle, and the Maltese. Teacup Chihuahuas, however, is one of the smallest breeds available at less than six inches in height and less than three pounds in weight.
The Teacup Chihuahua is a miniature version of the standard Chihuahua that was developed by selecting the most diminutive puppies from each litter. These puppies are ideal for first-time dog owners due to their low maintenance requirements and the fact that they make excellent travel companions.
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History of Teacup Chihuahuas
An excellent companion that can fit right into your handbag, the Teacup Chihuahua is the perfect dog for many. Thanks to the standard Chihuahua’s favorability in the media and with celebrities, it is no wonder that the breed is constantly gaining popularity.
The Teacup Chihuahua is not a separate breed to the standard Chihuahua and therefore they have the exact same history. The standard was recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1904 and are also recognized as the first official dog by the Chihuahua Club of America. Currently, they rank 33rd out of the 193 recognized dog breeds.
The Teacup is not officially recognized by any Kennel Club as an independent breed and is just a name used by breeders to describe a micro or mini sized Chihuahua. As we mentioned above, these dogs are bred by selectively breeding the smallest pup from a Chihuahua litter.
Temperament of Teacup Chihuahuas
The temperament of a Chihuahua in Teacup size is identical to that of a full-sized dog. They are a devoted pup who thrives on human companionship. These lapdogs thrive when they’re close to their human companions and would be devastated if separated from you.
When left alone for too long, they may develop separation anxiety, so if you’re frequently gone for long periods of time, you may want to think twice before getting one of these puppies. These adorable canines are small enough to fit in a handbag, so you can take them anywhere!
The Chihuahua is a playful dog that enjoys life. They tend to be possessive and protective of their owners and their property, which can make them feisty at times. This, however, is correctable through early training and socialization.
Food and diet of Teacup Chihuahuas
Toy Chihuahuas, like most other small dogs, need about 40 calories per day for every pound of body weight. This amounts to about 1 cup of food per day, or about 150 calories. The recommended daily amount of food for your dog will vary depending on his or her weight, so be sure to read the label on the bag of food you plan to feed him or her.
Always make sure your Teacup is getting the proper nutrition. In addition, we suggested that you give them kibble that has been developed specifically for small and toy dog breeds.
Chihuahuas are known to put on weight quickly, so it’s important to monitor their food intake and limit their treat intake. As an additional measure against hypoglycemia, dividing their food into at least two meals daily is recommended.
Exercise with Teacup Chihuahuas
Despite their diminutive stature, Teacup Chihuahuas are highly energetic dogs. This vitality, however, can be deceptive at times because of their diminutive stature, and they frequently overextend themselves and become exhausted as a result. Consequently, you should limit your training sessions to no more than 20 minutes per day. More than that might actually be bad for their health.
You should provide your Chihuahua with toys to keep them occupied because they are a very active breed. One of the best ways to show your kids that you care is to play with them. More importantly, they thrive on adulation.