what is a teacup chihuahua? is this a legitimate term? get the facts here!

are teacup chihuahuas tiny chihuahuas that fit into a cup?

what exactly does the term teacup chihuahua mean and is it a legitimate term for characterizing a specific type of chihuahua? much controversy exists over this term, so let’s get to the facts!

the term teacup chihuahua is mainly an american term. it’s often used to refer to the size of a chihuahua and shouldn’t be used to categorize a specific type of chihuahua as you would in referencing a short vs a long-haired chihuahua or a deer head vs an apple head chihuahua.

most chihuahua puppies are born teacup-sized, but they usually grow out of it when they become adults. in other words, teacup chihuahuas are just very small chihuahuas usually under 3 lbs in weight. they are not a different strain of chihuahua.

it is important to note that chihuahuas of this size must be handled delicately and dressed accordingly with the proper chihuahua clothes to keep them warm and shielded from a dog owner’s worst nightmare come true.

conchita the famous teacup chihuahua of heiress gail posner

many prospective chihuahua buyers are also unaware of the fact that if a chihuahua puppy isn’t nourished properly from birth, they will not grow to their full potential. this malnourishment will keep a chihuahua puppy from growing to their full potential as they reach adulthood.

this is also why it is very important to ask a chihuahua breeder what they are feeding their pups and for you to do your research as to what required nutrients your chihuahua will need once you bring them home. not all pet food guarantees your chihuahua proper nourishment.

teaka the famous chihuahua was fed essential fatty acids since birth and was also given a vitamin-mineral liquid formula in her water dish to ensure she was getting optimal nourishment to grow into a healthy adult. the essential fatty acids were also key to her having the beautiful silky smooth coat that she has.

a baby teacup size chihuahua puppy sleeps in the palm of your hand

if you are told by a chihuahua breeder that they breed only teacup chihuahuas, be suspicious, it could be a teacup chihuahua scam. they are probably seeking a higher price for their puppies.

the terms ‘teacup, micro, miniature or pocket size’ are just a few of the many labels that have been used by disreputable chihuahua breeders to lure potential buyers so be sure to research a chihuahua breeder fully when you are seeking to purchase a chihuahua and if you are unsure, consider rescuing a chihuahua instead.

if you are genuinely serious about owning a chihuahua, the means by which you come to own one shouldn’t matter. in other words, if you love chihuahuas, adopt one!

also keep in mind that the smaller the chihuahua, the more chihuahua health problems you are likely to encounter unlike larger healthier chihuahuas.

teacup size chihuahua fits in the palm of your hand

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  2. chloe

    Im looking for a teacup chihuahua but there are no breeders in heartfordshire. that i can find if you know any breeders near me please contact me on [email protected]

  3. Emily

    I have a chihuahua that looks just like that well when she was a real little puppy at least she is now 1.5 years old and 7 in dog years she is still very inmature chewing and eating everything she can but I am concerned at the fact she is still young and already nips when others try to pet her how will she be when shes older???

  4. sylvia

    He is a veary cute puppy!!
    I wish i colde by him for 50 dollers
    and i hope do sell him for 50 dollers so i colde buy him but im only 9 but i colde get him for 50 dollers so please sell him for 50 dollers so i can get please im beging you!!!

  5. Tish

    I bought a ‘teacup’ chihuahua that was about the same size as the one pictured (fitted in my hand). There is no such thing as a teacup http://www.famouschihuahua.com/chihuahua-breeders/teacup-chihuahua-scam/

    When I bought mine home from a reputable breeder he went into seizures. After talking with the doc (after the 2nd ER visit) turned out that he was too small to be sold and lectured me on the terms Teacup, Minis and what not. I had to do 2 hr feedings around the clock for 3 weeks, took my pup with me to work and kept his kennel warm at a constant 80 degrees in the winter due to his body temp dropping and going into seizures (apparently too small to have any fat to provide internal warmth). Fortunately he grew to a healthy 4lbs and is active and playful. Just very painful to watch his episodes when I was not aware of small chihuahua health issues. He came from healthy parents-he was just too too small. If ANYONE wants a small sized chi PLEASE read up first just in case.

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  7. elise frings

    I have one tea cup chihuahua for adoption. She is so lovely with me and i love her very much. I travel to Cameroon with her so the climate condition is not good for her so i wish to adpot her for any person who will promise me to take a very good care of herand show her the good love and caring I show her.
    thanks my email is [email protected]

  8. spriggs_lover

    My boyfriend is lokking for me a teacup chihuahua and i totally want this one my favorite color is yellow to! i love this dog i had a full grown one but we got rid of it and gave it to a little girl for her birthday i was crushed i want one sooo bad

  9. Paula Manterola

    Hello, my name is Paula. I am the real owner of this puppy. I am a Chihuahua breeder with a good reputation. I do not only sell puppies in the USA, but also in Europe and all around the world. These foreign clients travel to the USA specially to pick up my puppies. This picture is being used without my permission or my authorization.
    My Chihuahuas are registered as Chihuahuas, but all breeders use different terms for different sizes.
    All my adult dogs are less than 3 lbs., some even less than 2 lbs. and they are 100% healthy, so that is a lie.
    A sick puppy can be obtained when the two parents are related. When you don’t take care or have the hygiene required.

  10. nathan mills

    im looking for a teacup chihuahua in GA or within 200 miles of carrollton, georgia. i actually have had 1 befor, but now he’s nine yrs. old he has 1 toothe to defend his bones, and he’s gettin gray and bushy around the eye brows.Im not sure how much longer he has so i would like to get another. If any one has any info on a short haired teacup, that they want to get rid of i would love to have another lap dog to ride with me in my wheel chair. Im 20 yrs. old and fully retired from the military on disability. My phone number is 770 231 4618 call me anytime w/ info…..thanks

  11. beyonce knowles

    I used to have a dog like that once… it died. I went to one of my concerts once, and I was judged as not very enthusiastic. But, your dog is soooo awesome! Watch it.. I might just steal it! Oh, I was just kidding! Sooooo, cute… you might end up in my “myspace” little chihuahua!!! That Chris Brown is cute!!!

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