Popular TEACUP Dogs For Pooch Lovers!

When we hear the word “Teacup”, it creates an image of a small cup in our hand. The dog breeds named teacup are the smallest breeds in the town that you can hold in your hands easily. Teacup dogs are the most popular dogs among pooch lovers of all time. The reason for the increasing popularity of teacup dogs is their adorable puppy size. During their whole lifespan, teacup dogs remain small and puppy-sized with adorable looks. There’s no wonder that a piece of this micro dog can easily fetch thousands of dollars. 

Most dog breeders consider small dogs under 6 pounds and 17 inches as teacup breeds. But according to the American Kennel Club, there are only six dog breeds that actually belong to that category. In this article, we are going to talk about the best teacup dogs for pooch lovers.

Pomeranian

If it comes to teacup dogs, Pomeranians are the very first breeds that come to mind. Pomeranians are the cutest breed in town with fluffy hair coats and adorable eyes. As a micro breed, this adorable dog has a reputation as a lapdog and is mostly meant for women. They also make great purse dogs due to their calmness. Pomeranian dogs are alert and curious about the world around them. 

Characteristics 

Height: Under 7 inches

Weight: Under 7 pounds

Coat & Color: Fluffy double coat; colors include black, chocolate, orange, and more

Lifespan: 12 to 16 years

Pomeranian

Poodle

Those who need an easy-training teacup dog might love to have the Poodles. Starting from teacup to giant size, poodle breeds are well known for being one of the smartest dogs. Poodles easily mix up with households and have an image as great family dogs. Also, they are known for intelligence, athleticism, and sociability. 

Characteristics

Height: Under 10 inches

Weight: Under 6 pounds

Coat & Color: Curly, dense coat; colors include white, apricot, black, and more

Lifespan: 8 to 15 years

Poodle

Chihuahua

Though chihuahuas have no fluffy dog coats, it doesn’t stop the increasing popularity of these adorable micro dogs. Chihuahuas are adorable, but they are also one of the most nervous breeds out there. So they don’t get along that well with other dog breeds and also young children. If you want to bring one chihuahua at home then you have to commit a lot of time, as chihuahuas are most affectionate and don’t like to stay alone. Also, these intelligent dogs are fairly easy to train and make great dogs for apartments but require a lot of care and attention.

Characteristics 

Height: Under 5 inches

Weight: Under 6 pounds

Coat & Color: Smooth or long coat; colors include black, tan, and more

Lifespan: 15 to 20 years

Chihuahua

Maltese

Maltese is a less popular but great watchdog for your house. Though Maltese need training for excessive barking, they are also known to be gentle and attentive. Being a sensitive dog, Maltese have lots of energy and love to play. It is a great breed for households with older children.

Characteristics 

Height: Under 7 inches

Weight: Under 7 pounds

Coat & Color: Dark, alert eyes; silky, single-layer, white coat

Lifespan: 12 to 15 years

Maltese

Yorkshire Terrier

Just like teacup chihuahuas, Yorkshire Terrier is another popular dog breed among pooch lovers. Yorkies are brave and confident dogs with colorful personalities. This popular dog breed is very loving and adaptable for families, especially for children. Also, Yorkshire Terriers are a very active breed, so you need to give a lot of time to your Yorkie for play and exercise.

Characteristics 

Height: Under 7 inches

Weight: Under 7 pounds

Coat & Color: Silky coat; colors include black and tan, blue and tan, and more

Lifespan: 7 to 9 years 

Yorkshire Terrier

Shih Tzu

Finally, on our teacup list, Shih Tzu is another popular and fashionable breed. These long hairy dogs are regarded as divas in the dog world. You might have mostly seen these cute little dogs with bows on silky hair. Under their long, silky hair, Shih Tzus have quite muscular bodies and are incredibly athletic. Also, Shih Tzu has low energy levels and a low desire to bark so it makes great apartment dogs. They also make good companions for kids and other pets as well.

Characteristics 

Height: Under 9 inches

Weight: Under 9 pounds

Coat & Color: Long, flowing coat; colors include black, blue, gold, silver, and more

Lifespan: 10 to 16 years

Shih Tzu

Final Verdict

So, these are the most popular teacup dog breeds in the town for pooch lovers. As you can see, all of them are adorable and come with their own advantages. Now it’s up to you which one you want to choose.

Murphy Bernier

Murphy Bernier

Murphy Bernier is a New-York based freelance writer, professional blogger and certified dog trainer. She networks shelter pets to help them find homes and volunteers for rescue groups as she is passionate about dog rescue and adoption. From a very early age, she developed extensive animal handling skills from her dad, and that’s where her love for animals started.

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