tiny chihuahua world’s smallest therapy dog

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Tiny Dancer was barking up the wrong tree last year. The diminutive Chihuahua came close to grabbing a Guinness World Record as the world’s smallest dog, but other pooches turned out to be even smaller than the 5-inch-tall Lake County pup.

Now, Dancer’s owner has embarked on another quest: to have the teensy fellow named the world’s smallest therapy dog. Dancer recently spent weeks in training to learn how to help hospital patients and others in need of some cheer.

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the teacup chihuahua scam

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Very tiny members of the chihuahua breed are often referred to as “teacup” Chihuahuas or sometimes as “toy” Chihuahuas, but those are marketing ploys rather than actual varieties. Be wary of breeders who use these terms. What they are doing is advertising what is essentially the runt of the litter as something special or valuable, says Micki Giroux, a Chihuahua breeder from Panama City Beach, Florida.

What you may get instead is a dog with health problems and a shorter life span. The Chihuahua Club of America (CCA) does not categorize the Chihuahua by size. The Chihuahua itself is a member of the Toy Group, but there’s no such thing as a toy Chihuahua or a teacup Chihuahua. Neither term is mentioned in the chihuahua breed standard.

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