When you add the word “Teacup” to any breed, one thing is certain, it gets expensive. This is where we can come in. We can help you get an offer for the money that you need for teacup puppy financing. Take a minute and get your offer. First, how much do you expect to need.
What Teacup Breeds Can You Finance?
Teacup dogs are the hottest thing right now. They are in demand and as such, they command a high price. One thing to keep in mind though is that the AKC in general does not recognize a teacup as a separate breed.
So what is a teacup then? Well, it is a dog that is bred to be smaller than the average sized dog of a certain breed. It is not an official subset of a breed, breeders just coin the term so that they can sell these dogs at a premium. This is not to say that they do not have some value though.
If you want a small dog, you want a small dog. Here are some of the most common teacup puppies that get financing.
With the average full blood Yorkshire Terrier weighing in at 5 to 7 pounds, a teacup version must be quite small. They are. In fact, the average adult will weigh just 2 to 3 pounds. Now that is a tiny dog. This comes at a cost though which is a shorter lifespan. With a lifespan of just 7 to 9 years, it is considerably less than that of a full size Yorkie.
Believe it or not, this little dog has ancestory that evolved from the Spitz, a sled dog. It is hard to imagine the teacup variety of a Pomeranian moving much of a sled. Resembling a large cotton ball with legs, they would surely be lacking in pulling ability.
Breeders may refer to this type of dog as other names as well including a Pocket Pomeranian, Miniature Pomeranian, Teddy Bear Pomeranian, Toy Pomeranian and Mini Pomeranian.
Like all teacup breeds, there are no guidelines as to what constitutes one. You will know one when you see it though since breeders shoot for a dog that will weight in at around 3 pounds when it reaches adulthood.
Teacup Chihuahuas can have all of the characteristics of the breed. You will have long haired and short haired versions in all of the typical Chihuahua coloring’s.
Teacup French Bulldog
You can expect this mini version of the ever popular French Bulldog to weight in at around 20 to 25 pounds. Not a huge dog by any means, but not as small as the other teacups listed on this page.
Use caution when making your choice here and choose a good French Bulldog breeder as these dogs can be more likely to have health issues.
There really is no end to tha amount of dogs that can come in teacup varieties. Since the designation is given to the dogs by breeders themselves, it just depends on what they want to market. You can find teacup varieties of Maltese, Pug, Goldendoodle, Schnauzer and Bichon Frise, to name a few.
Since this is essentially a marketing term, it can be used for any dog that just happens to be smaller than the typical example.
The Controversy Over Teacup Puppies
While people love their teacup puppies and don’t mind financing them, not everyone is in favor of them. Before you decide on getting one, consider the argument against them. An argument made not only by breed purists but also by many veterinarians.
What makes a teacup is their small size. They are bred to be small which mean that breeders select animals that are small for the breed as Dams and Sires. Herein lies the problem.
Dogs that are small for their breed or “runts” are often small because they have underlying health issues. Breeding these dogs could therefore increase the likelihood of the parents passing on these negative health problems. So, yes, you might get a dog that is very small, which is cute, but it could be riddled with health issues.