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

May 15th, 2014 · 107 Comments

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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107 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sharna baker // Feb 18, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    how or were do i get a tea cup chihuaua

  • 2 lanelle // Mar 14, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    omg thats so cute i love those chihauas its so cute

  • 3 stephanie cardoza // Mar 25, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    thats is so cute… aaw i have one but i dont know what it is…but she looks so small for 2 months and she already has a her sharp teeth

  • 4 maria // Apr 4, 2008 at 4:21 am

    I love youe chihuahuas

  • 5 ashley // Apr 12, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    this pup is sooooo cute!!!!!!!!!

  • 6 Crystal // May 1, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    its so cute its adorable.

  • 7 beyonce knowles // May 10, 2008 at 2:30 am

    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!!!

  • 8 nathan mills // May 18, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    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

  • 9 NAVJOT // May 22, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww sooooooooooo cute………………..

  • 10 TINA // Jun 6, 2008 at 1:24 am

    this puppy is so cute never seen anything like it.

  • 11 Paula Manterola // Jun 10, 2008 at 3:26 am

    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.

  • 12 spriggs_lover // Jun 12, 2008 at 2:33 am

    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

  • 13 elise frings // Jun 20, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    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]

  • 14 ashley // Jul 25, 2008 at 3:18 am

    hey, i want a teacup chihuahua! any ideas where? I live in Washington…by the way.

  • 15 famous chihuahua editor // Jul 27, 2008 at 12:45 am

    You can find chihuahua breeders in washington at the famous chihuahua breeders page http://www.famouschihuahua.com/chihuahua-breeders/

  • 16 Tish // Jul 29, 2008 at 4:32 am

    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.

  • 17 #1jbfan // Jul 31, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    ooohhh what a cute tiny puppy!!!!!!!

  • 18 sylvia // Aug 21, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    He is a veary cute chihuahua.
    I might want to buy him.

  • 19 sylvia // Aug 21, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    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!!!

  • 20 Emily // Aug 22, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    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???

  • 21 Myriam // Sep 4, 2008 at 1:25 am

    So cute.

  • 22 lizzie // Sep 24, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    hey love your dog i have one toooooo wb

  • 23 chloe // Sep 24, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    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]

  • 24 famous chihuahua editor // Sep 24, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    have you searched the famous chihuahua breeders page at http://www.famouschihuahua.com/chihuahua-breeders/

  • 25 maria // Sep 27, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    kiero un chihuahuaaa

  • 26 Ayelen // Oct 3, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    hola yo soy ayelén, tengo 17 años y soy de cordoba capital (Argentina) Yo Adoro a lo perros chihuahuas es una facinacion que tengo por ellos!!
    Es mas ahora se estrena aca en cordoba una pelicula cuyos protagonistas son perros chihuahuas y el dia en que se estrena estare en primera fila :)
    Muchas suerte para todos/as
    besos

  • 27 Agata // Nov 1, 2008 at 2:15 am

    Theres a good way to discover difference between teacup (micro which in fact grows to 1.5-2 punds) and normal chihuahuas (2.5-6 pounds) when they are still very young by just check their paws.
    Personally I am looking for a small size chihuahua on Long Island, unfortunately teacup chihuahua prices are just insane here, I am willing to spend around 1.000$ and I would aprecciate If somebody could drop here some advices where can I get them cheaper than in puppie shops. If you have any offers please contact with me by my email:
    [email protected]

  • 28 famous chihuahua editor // Nov 1, 2008 at 2:35 am

    Hello, you can start by looking at the famous chihuahua breeder page here http://www.famouschihuahua.com/chihuahua-breeders/

  • 29 paraeta // Nov 7, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    it is cute

  • 30 Bree t. // Nov 18, 2008 at 1:06 am

    OMG! they are so adorable! I have a friend (who moved now) who had a neighbor who had one. His name was Chico. He’s sooooo cute! Although it is true that they do have lots of health problems and are more prone to diseases/illness. So even though theyr’e adorable, I’d probably not buy one, but that’s just me.

  • 31 Lorelei // Jul 29, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    “Teacup” chihuahua means one that’s undersized and overbred and named cutely to try to sell it at an excessive price. Some idiot gave my friend’s daughter a “teacup” chihuahua. Naturally once the little kid saw the dog, what could the mom say? Well, of course the chihuahua died. Overbred. Anyone who wants a “teacup” chihuahua needs to ask themselves why they are attracted to small ill creatures.

  • 32 Nicka // Jul 29, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Awwww puppies r so cute wen they r jz new born. But I have a pupy that’s cuter and her name is tinkerbell but ur dog is cute 2, I meant both of our dogs r both sooo

  • 33 hollie // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:49 am

    come and type my blog of chihuahuas in google just type up :chihuahua club on blogger and it will be the 9th down email me ideas for my blog at [email protected]
    p.si love famous chihauhuas its amazing

  • 34 hyuna // Aug 7, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    hi my name is hyuna and i love this chihuahua because it is so cute.

  • 35 rafa // Aug 7, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    esta muii lindo el perrito
    es mi raza favavorithaaaaa

  • 36 LA // Aug 13, 2009 at 6:07 am

    They have too many health issues, overbred, overated. please don’t support backyard low quality breeders. Adopt from a local shelter regualar size chihuahua. most small home breeders don’t pay for spay/neuter or vet bills for checkups YOU end up w/ years of health issues. Think Twice about it

  • 37 kitty // Aug 13, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    this pup is so cute wish i could have one but my dads allergic

  • 38 selaya // Aug 13, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    this little teacup chihuahua is so cute, i totally want one …

  • 39 jaylene // Aug 13, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    that teacup chihuahua is so cute !!!

  • 40 Jasmine // Aug 30, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    hehe. my dog is about this size. but cuter.

  • 41 brittany mcclough // Oct 9, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    teacup chihuahuas are very cute. i have 10 chihuahuas and they are all so adoring.

  • 42 sanjeev bhadresa of teacup chihuahuas // Oct 27, 2009 at 2:20 am

    You are right that they are prone to some disorders because of their reduced size. The most significant of which can be blood sugar disorders. It’s always worth offering some food or drink after they have been playing just to keep their blood sugar up.

    I like the pup with the yellow t-shirt, so cute!
    teacup-chihuahuas.org

  • 43 jacey // Dec 12, 2009 at 2:02 am

    i love chihuahuas

  • 44 Christy // Dec 15, 2009 at 4:11 am

    You can check puppyfind.com or local advertisements if you can’t find your perfect pup on the famous chihuahuas breeder list!
    If you are looking for that ultra tiny 2lb puppy, don’t buy from a breeder who sells it younger than 16wks.

  • 45 sorcha sweeney // Dec 27, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    hi my names sorcha and i have a 8 month old chihuhua he very healthy and is just a bit smaller than a normal sized chihuahua. hes very healthy and i wouldnt change him for the world so dont worry about the size when buying a chihuahua woory about how healthy they are. x

  • 46 glenna miceli // Jan 2, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    my chiuhauha is fully grown and weighs 4 lbs

  • 47 Krystal // Jan 6, 2010 at 1:09 am

    I absolutely love teacup puppies, please text me back on this comment i make right here were getting a teacup puppy and his name is speck we think he is just like his mother and doesn’t bark or poo all over the carpet and is well trained.

  • 48 melissa // Jan 6, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I have three tiny t’s for sale right now. They are all charting under 3 pounds. If you want to see the pictures I have a website at tinytreasurechihuahuas.com. Tiny T’s are a lot to care for and if you don’t have the 24/7 a four pound chihuahua is still small but makes a better pet.

  • 49 angela sheehan // Jan 7, 2010 at 12:25 am

    hes so cute i uset to have the same one as that one he was only 3 months he ricently just died and now im so sad because like people say the smaller the dog the more heath issue and so he was small what happen was he had a tumar in his brain and a liver problem and it couldnt be cured so ya.but yours is so adorible.

  • 50 Stephanie Faith // Jan 14, 2010 at 8:02 am

    My chi is too small (2 kg) as she is the runt of the family.

    The litter was large (8) and her brothers and sisters gray – whereas she is black and white – and they were much larger and round. My chi baby looked far too small and long, practically hairless, like a sausage! I knew at once she was the runt and I was angry at the greedy woman who would just breed her chihuahua year after year just to make fast easy money. (This was before chihuahuas were deemed cool because of the celebritys buying them as fashion accessories). Nevertheless I had to have her and care for her. The vet told me because of her extremely small size she had respiratory problems and I was never to breed from her or she could die.

    PLEASE people the author of this blog is right! If you really love dogs, do NOT encourage the breeding of too tiny chihuahuas.

    6 months later because of a cold autumn I would dress her in a tennis sock! which I had cut holes out of for her legs and bottom. Her long hair still hadn’t grown much by then.

    But she was a happy little dog – as she is now at almost 12 years of age. She is my little ray of sunshine.

    You can see her, and her jack russell sister, Chester, on my blog (click my name link). Her name is Sugar.

    By the way, I love this blog :)

  • 51 Mariela // Jan 16, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    it is so cute

  • 52 Ellie // Feb 19, 2010 at 2:15 am

    That`s the cutest dog EVER!!!!!My fave was famous chihuaua goes crazy for ball.

  • 53 Rhiannon // Feb 21, 2010 at 12:17 am

    I have a chihuahua. Her name is Chloe. She is 2 now and still as playfull as ever!! I got her for free because my mom’s friends were losing there house and had to move into an apartment with no pets allowed. So i decided to take her. It was not that hard to take her in and now she is part of the family. Her old owners found a place were they can have her. They want her back but that will NEVER happen.

  • 54 Rhiannon // Feb 21, 2010 at 12:19 am

    She is the cutest little sweet heart ever!!!! ; )

  • 55 Rhiannon // Feb 21, 2010 at 12:25 am

    She has bad leg and can barely walk on it. When i play with her she will start to run but has to stop and starts to look like she is going to puke she dosent though. I feel SSSOOO BBBAAADDD for her she should not have to deal with that poor thing. : (

  • 56 Enie // Mar 27, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    My long hair chihuahua just had puppies…four to be exact but one was stillborn. The remaining pups are all boys and one is so small. The other one’s are three times the size of this one. My question is, could that be a teacup chihuahua? Someone told me that teacup pups can’t just be born from any chihuahua that they are a special breed. As a matter of fact the picture you have on top holding the pup in your hand is exactly the way my pup looks. My husbands wants to sell it but I am trying to convince him to keep it especially if it is a teacup. They are so adorable.

  • 57 April Curry // Apr 11, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Hi My name is April. I have a chihuahua named Suzie. But she is not a tea cup. I want a teacup chihuahua. My chihuahua has diabetes. She loves me so much and I love her. She follows me where ever I go. She hates to be in a cage though. She loves to sleep.

  • 58 pitlover011 // May 20, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    chihuahuas bark, but are very sweet pets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 59 nim // May 28, 2010 at 6:40 am

    teacups are the cutest things ever but when thinking about buying one, it is really important that you should research a bit on them. my puppy diamond was only 4 months and he passed away two days ago because of genetic birth defects. it is so heartbreaking him not being here anymore. i just want people to know that these little guys are very fragile and they need to be attended to at all times.

  • 60 alexis // Aug 18, 2010 at 12:35 am

    i want the one in the second picture

  • 61 Desirea // Oct 28, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I have a 5 month tea cup chihuahua hes the most cutest little playful thing ever nd i am a high school student all i ever do is always just be with him his name is (chewy) i always find out something new on him but i don’t what kind of sick symptoms their are so now and then i check on him bit if you feel kust as concern as i do time to time yuu het him/her check at the vet’s.

  • 62 kailiyase // Nov 6, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    i love the chihuahua !! -xxx-

  • 63 pilorichue // Nov 6, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    jaime mon vagin !!!

  • 64 maggy // Nov 12, 2010 at 2:38 am

    I’m looking for a dog and can’t seem to find one. I am from San Antonio ,Texas.And for those of you who are wondering we are not cowboys and cowgirls.Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato are from Texas.
    Thank You!

  • 65 famous chihuahua editor // Nov 12, 2010 at 3:41 am

    have you checked the famous chihuahua breeder page or have you considered adopting a chihuahua?

  • 66 JOSEFINA // Dec 24, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    SON TAN BONITOS LOS CHIHUAHUAS LOS ADORO YO TENGO UNOOO AYYY SON TAN TIERNOS SU CABEZA ES AMANZANADA SUS OJOS SALIDOS Y LA COLA VA JUSTO EN EL LOMO……

  • 67 JOSEFINA // Dec 24, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    QUIEN NO ADORA A LOS CHIHUAHUAS””’??????? VERDAD TRATEN DE ENTENDER EL ESPAÑOL LOS QUE HABLAN INGLES USTEDES PUEDEN YO SE IGUAL COMO APRENDI INGLES USTEDES APRENDERAN ESPAÑOL PUEDEN YO SEEEEEE¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

  • 68 Little Mingo // Feb 10, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Didn’t you just tell everyone that there is NO SUCH THING as a teacup chihuahua. Egads….and yet, right there in the comments, breeders saying they breed teacup chihuahuas Now wonder the shelters are teeming with unwanted dogs…people want fashion dogs and when the supposed teacup grows too big, they are dumped. GRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • 69 maria lopez // Mar 23, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I absolutely love teacup size chihuahaus!

  • 70 Tristan parsons // Apr 1, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    iv got a teacup chihuahua her name is sassy and i got it @ petco and she was born 6 days ago she has little ears,body, and even her feet when she walks she wibbles and then falls she is soo cute my mom & dad got her a little ballerina costume for her.she even has the shoes!!!!! she has tanish brown fur!!!

  • 71 Brandon // May 17, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I have a three month old teacup chihuahua and I love him very much!

  • 72 jade and louie // May 29, 2011 at 6:12 am

    how cute

  • 73 shivai // Jul 20, 2011 at 8:30 am

    i wanted a teacup chihuahua but i ended up with a yorkie mixed with schnauzer he is very sweet tho i love him very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 74 shivai // Jul 23, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    awwwwwwwwwww how cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 75 *ele* // Jul 24, 2011 at 2:41 am

    you guys disguste me! chihuahua is the smallest bog breed in the world ..why would you ever wanna make it even smaller !its not right its not healty!dogs are not an accessorize!why dont u do some reserch online ..teacup chihuahuas do not exsist!its just a term that backyard breeders invented to sell you a little sick mutt dog…yep you heard me “TEACUP CHIHUAHUAS” ARE JUST MUTT DOGS!AND YOU STUPID PEOPLE PAY A CRAZY AMOUNT OF MONEY TO BUY A SICK LITTLE MUTT DOG?? AND STOP CALLING THIS LITTLE WEIRD THINGS CHIHUAHUAS!THEY R JUST MUTTS!..YOU PROBABLY THINK IM A HATER RIGHT NOW..BUT WHEN U SPEND $1,500 FOR YOUR LITTLE MUTT AND THEN HE DIES AFTER FEW MONTHS OR IF YOU ARE LUCKY AFTER 2 ..3 YEARS(AND SEVERAL VET VISITS) THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND ..AND MAYBE THEN YOU WILL DO SOME RESERCH AND UNDERSTAND HOW IGNORANT YOU WERE WHEN YOU BOUGHT THAT LITTLE SICK MUTT..

    paula manterola…wow you are such an ignorant person..

  • 76 karen // Jul 26, 2011 at 9:48 am

    omg they are so cute i wish i can have one ;)

  • 77 sarahi // Aug 10, 2011 at 10:02 am

    i love it how much is it and is it for sale and were are you located at i love it ???!

  • 78 marie // Aug 12, 2011 at 11:33 am

    i love teacups, i have 3

  • 79 jayden // Sep 16, 2011 at 6:28 am

    i have a tea cup chihuaua and shes my baby i love her as if she were my own child but i think she is still to little to have children and i still have my life ahead of my im 15 years old

  • 80 jordan parker // Sep 16, 2011 at 6:31 am

    i have a tea cup chihuahua but she sleeps with me. I would give up everything just to keep her happy shes pregnant but i think shes still to young

    if you love your dogs comment back.

  • 81 brenda davis // Oct 5, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    i have been trying to find one for my mom she had a chihuahua but a very very mean man took him and slam his head into the ground and my mom havent been the same.since then she has been shout up in her room.she wouldnt eat nor go out she just stay in her room…please help me find one for her at a reasonal price….e-mail me at [email protected]….

  • 82 becky // Oct 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    There is no such thing as a teacup people. Breeders just call their pups that to get more money out of Buyers. Alot of breeders will lie and say their pups will be 2 to 3 lbs full grown just to make a sale. Plus those tiny chihuahuas also have more health problems and dont live as long as a larger breed. I know FOR WE BRED CHIHUAHUS AND I WOULD NEVER TELL ANYONE MY PUPS ARE TEACUPS I WOULD TELL THEM THE PUP IS TINY AND I WOULD NEVER SELL ONE PUP MORE THEN ANOTHER ONE JUST BECAUSE OF SIZE. NOW AS FOR COLOR YES FOR A BLUE CHIHUAHUA IS VERY RARE. AND CHOCOLATE IS THE SECOND RAREST

  • 83 Tabi // Oct 11, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    okay so i have a rat terrier puppy and i want to get a small dog to keep him company and i think that a tea cup Chihuahua would be okay so i really want to get one

  • 84 Anonymous // Nov 23, 2011 at 5:54 am

    Just because a dog is 2-3lb, doesn’t mean it will live and less healthy and long life as a 6lb dog. it’s just like saying that appleheads have more health problems and deerheads are more healthy. ridiculous!
    reputable breeders prefer females 5-6lb (and up) so that labor is easier on them. a good breeder would NEVEr breed a female under 4.5lb, it just isn’t safe!
    So when the mom is 6lb and dad is 4lb, you will get all different sizes in the litter, including the runt or “teacup”. so just because a breeder has some tiny pups for sale, doesn’t mean that they “breed for them”

  • 85 gladys // Dec 11, 2011 at 10:32 am

    i love chihuahuas!

  • 86 gladys // Dec 11, 2011 at 10:33 am

    just to let you know there is no such thing as a teacup chihuahua!

  • 87 Leah // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:38 am

    WE’RE IN MOURNING OVER THE RECENT LOSS OF ONE OF OUR THREE DEER HEAD BABIES. PLEASE…PLEASE, DON’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE i DID AND ASSUME, BECAUSE THEY’VE DONE IT SINCE THEY WERE YOUNG, THAT THEY CAN’T DROWN IN A SWIMMING POOL. iT WAS BEYOND SHOCKING THAT THIS HAPPENED WHEN SHE IS OUTSIDE ALL THE TIME AROUND THE POOL. fREAK ACCIDENTS HAPPEN AND THIS WAS A DEVASTATING ONE. ON A BRIGHTER NOTE, I’M WRITING IN BED AND CAN’T HEAR THE TV BECAUSE MY LITTLE GIRL, mARLEY, IS SNORING UP A STORM NEXT TO MY HUSBAND. CHIHUAHUAS MAKE the BEST PETS EVER AND ARE TOTALLY AND UTTERLY DEVOTED TO THEIR PEOPLE.

  • 88 victoria // Mar 9, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    you are so rude *ele* yeah maybe some people made up the term teacup chighuahua but just because you are angry at life doesnt mean you can take it out on these wonderful excellent animals i think you are the stupid dumb runt *ele*they shouldnt let people like you on the sight because you are a dog hater and this sight is for dog lovers

  • 89 Brooke // Mar 14, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I have a 1 pound 9 week old boy for sale, i did NOT breed him. i paid $900 for him he was very thin and covered in flees. i got his shots, got him fattened up (yes only one pound) and got his flees takin care of. he is very spoiled and a little lover. Tea cup may not be a “type” of chihuahua but that does not make them a mutt. a mutt is a mixed breed and i happen to have a mutt and i love him to death. so to the idiot talking shit, yes people charge up the ass for these dogs but dont take it out on the animal. I am asking $700 for mine thats $200 less than i paid and another $80 less for the things that i bought him.

  • 90 justin // Mar 24, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    i would just like to say that i cant belive all the diffrent comments on this page!!! I have a bichon frise and a chihuahua and i must say my teacup chihuahua has no health issues while my 10lb bichion has a few

  • 91 lilian // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    oye rafa muy buena eleccion tambn es mi raza favorita
    me encantan los chihuahuas en espeial si son bebes

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  • 93 lucy // May 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    yo tengo una tiny chiguagua,me la regalo mi esposo es de lo mas bonita tiene tress mese i es un tea cup,ahy que dale mucho amor,ella tine de todo como una bebe tiene cuna ect,si la cuida como debes te duran mucho tiempo ahi que ser responsable.

  • 94 Melinda // May 28, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    I have two chihuahuas I was told both were teacup . Clyde my male is now 8 pounds but is still small. Bonnie my female is 3 pounds and is very tiny. They are only 3 months apart and I bought them to breed. Bonnie just had her first heat and is entirely way to small to get pregnant. I’m hoping by her second heat she will be a bit bigger but I’m gonna assume their puppies won’t be bigger than 5 pounds . What is a good price to charge for my babies? I love my dogs do much I don’t want them to go to a bad home how do I screen potential parents.

  • 95 michelle // Jul 4, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Nathan…I live in alma Georgia..I have rescued a very abused aprox. 6-7 month old male…he’s grown very attached to me.I’m a cancer/bloodcloot/stroke/ heart attack patient.my fear is I’ll be at drs one day and my a k c siberian might kill him.he’s very sweet.working Omg lofty training.the old owner let her large dogs use him for a rag doll &left him flea infested.he sleeps w me .I’m on Ssi ..it would break my heart to part w him..but I love him and I know he’s pure.they paid 500$ for him..live down road and assume him dead..the woman’s am alcoholic and has stated oh well.I geuss the other dogs finally killed him!-very sad..I also Goll in an abused ferret and pit /white English I found starved for 2 weeks in empty home..I know the right thing tp fo is find loving owners who can cherish,love and afford proper vet care……912-379-0534.Verizon..text please chel….btw..this pup was labeled as a teacup..extremely playful.healthy..just flea issues due to it never freezing here near Fla last yr.n so many pets its impossible to keep them all treated at same time..thank god my husky doesn’t get fleas as others do

  • 96 emily barr // Sep 22, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    how much is a tea cup chiwawa

  • 97 isabelle // Oct 5, 2012 at 9:55 am

    i love this

  • 98 brittany cooler // Oct 7, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I have one teacupp for sale at a really cheap price two hundred dollars

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  • 101 Vivian // Nov 8, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    I have a tea cup chiguagua that a friend that has both male and female had babies. I got a cute female as agift. Her nam is Lycy and she si just 8 weeks old , so cute and sweet very good girl. How can I train her to do poo poo at the trainners pad???? she does pipi but not the po po oh boy . well hopeful someone can help me as this is my first toy dog ever.
    thanks
    vivian
    miami, fl

  • 102 Lilia Vazquez // Nov 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    One of my Chihuahua,Kissy for first time had five beautiful teacup Chihuahuas.Im from Puerto rico.

  • 103 cousinbecky // Dec 7, 2012 at 8:10 am

    AKC standard for chihuahuas is 6-10 lbs. One of my babies is 18 lbs yet his sister from the same litter is 7 lbs. I refer to my big boy as a ‘giant’ chihuahua. a chihuahua of less than 6 lbs. could not be in a dog show. also, any color is standard so a ‘blue’ chihuahua is only deemed so to increase it’s cost.

  • 104 Tamara // Jan 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    A tea cup is nothing more than the runt LOl. I have 9 chihuahuas 5 of them are rescues and 3 of those came from people who were told they would be tea cups all weigh over 12 pounds lol. Don’t buy RESCUE!

  • 105 Shannon // Mar 3, 2014 at 9:09 am

    I am a little disappointed. I have bred a couple of litters of Chihuahuas. I am always getting asked if they are teacup. there is no such thing as a teacup. My two are 3.5 pounds which is probably as small as anyone would want to go for a Chihuahua for optimal health. The size will not always depend on the size of the parents. you could have two generations of small dogs and still have larger than the parents and grandparents. I always told the families that adopted the pups, that more than likely they are going to be 3.5 lbs, but cannot guarantee it. please people, quit going nuts over false marketing and get real. if you want to promote healthy animals then, do your research and quit being led by the lie of the “breed” teacup Chihuahua.
    Thanks.

  • 106 Anonymous // Aug 5, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    There is no such thing as teacup chihuahuas! Shannon is right! They’re prone to health problems and live shorter lives than a regular chihuahua. Why breed them? Its so sad people do that and sad that people buy them. Its better to have a healthy normal sized chihuahua than a smaller one which is promoting bad health. Youre only setting yourself up for more problems down the road. Yes they’re cute with how much smaller they are, but get your heads straight. Each to their own.

  • 107 christy // Dec 4, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    i wanted a small companion after loosing my best friend who was like my brother. My boyfriend at the time was against it due to my mental status. Got me a new boyfriend and by accident was given a teacup. abused by some high school kids she and another puppy were thrown out of a car. they are in jail, I was so happy to have her, but she has a lot of health problems, she’s my everything. sadly I have decided that if I don’t get a better job I will have to give her to my ex mother in law who is so wonderful at raising chihuahuas. I really have no business trying to keep her if i can not keep up her financial needs. I had no idea I could be so happy again just by being her dog parent. so for those of you who think having a teacup chihuahua is just so cute, please reconsider your wants if you don’t or can’t afford it don’t set yourself up for heartbreak. its my understanding that the average life expectancy is 3-5 yrs. but if you have the time money and can deal w the short time of loving one of these precious special amazing little creatures then bless you

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