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

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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 the chihuahua 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 reference a short-haired vs a long-haired chihuahua or a deerhead chihuahua vs an applehead chihuahua.

are teacup chihuahuas tiny chihuahuas that fit into a cup?

most chihuahua puppies are born teacup-sized, but they usually grow out of it.  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 properly shielded.

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 undernourishment 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.

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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 chihuahua.  essential fatty acids were key to her beautiful silky smooth coat.

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  3. michelle

    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

  4. Melinda

    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.

  5. lucy

    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.

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  7. lilian

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

  8. justin

    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

  9. Brooke

    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.

  10. victoria

    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

  11. Leah

    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.

  12. Anonymous

    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”

  13. Tabi

    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

  14. becky

    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

  15. brenda davis

    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]….

  16. jordan parker

    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.

  17. jayden

    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

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