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Milley, The smallest dog living, in terms of height, is a female Chihuahua called Milly, who measured 9.65 cm (3.8 in) tall on 21 February 2013 and is owned by Vanesa Semler of Dorado, Puerto Rico. Milly's full pedigree name Miracle Milly. She was born on 1 December 2011.
So, what is "Teacup", "Bag", "Toy" or "Pocket" dog?
This is the general, unofficial understanding of these terms:
Teacup - anything less than 1.2kg
Pocket Size - anything between 1kg and 1.5kg
Miniature - anything smaller than 1.8kg
Breeds of small dogs come in all shapes and sizes. Some are couch potatoes and others prefer to run a marathon. Some like to work and others think their only job is to keep your lap warm. Fuzzy hair, smooth hair, wiry, silky - if you have a preference, you're in luck: Small Dogs have an amazing array of lovely coat types, and some that don't have coats at all! If size is what matters, you have a wide selection of pups to choose from, all 25 pounds or less.
What Makes a Dog Breed Miniature? The term "miniature" when used in reference to dogs can have two distinct meanings. In the first incidence "miniature" can refer to the fact that the dog is a smaller version of a larger breed with the same name for example: the miniature poodle. In the second instance the term miniature can refer to the fact that the dog is just a small dog breed. Below we will look at breeds of dog that fall in to both of these categories.
"Teacup Dogs and Puppies" A Clever Marketing Term? Criticisms of the term "Teacup Dog and Puppies" are quite strong. Owners of Toy Dogs believe that these dogs should be referred to by their correct Group name and that the phrase Teacup Dogs and Puppies are just a clever and cute marketing term. There is probably some truth in this and prospective owners of Teacup puppies should be very clear about the pro's and cons of buying a Teacup Puppy.
Toy Dogs are not 'Special' Toy Dogs The smaller canines are called Toy Dogs. A full list of AKC recognised Toy dogs may be accessed via the Site Map. The size of these small dogs are as a result of selective breeding and were initially developed to ease the lifestyle and provide pleasure to rich people. These dogs were initially owned by the wealthy and were viewed by others as status symbols, a luxury item with little apparent purpose. Dogs in other groups had specific working roles and played a major part in providing food for the table and therefore justified the cost of their upkeep and care. Working dogs were those which were commonly owned by the lower classes. The diminutive size and appearance size of Teacup puppies or Teacup Dogs does not indicate that a particular dog breed type is either rare or special.
Buying Teacup Dogs or Teacup Puppies The best you can do to understand the size of the dog you purchasing is to go and see the parents for yourself and to ask the breeder questions about how big he thinks the puppy will get etc. Remember though, no one can guarantee the size a dog will grow to, as small parents can have big pups and vice versa. People love small dogs and they were bred specifically to appeal to people and to act as companions. If you are considering buying a teacup dog or teacup puppy it will almost certainly bring great you pleasure but caution must be adopted when purchasing a 'Teacup'. Remember that the diminutive size of Teacup Puppies have been achieved by selective breeding and the price should not reflect a rare or special dog.
Breeding and History of Teacup Dogs or Teacup Puppies Breeding exclusively for appearance only was introduced in the 19th Century. Before this time dogs and puppies were bred to increase useful abilities and traits helpful for the duties they were intended for. Toy Group dogs (Teacup Dogs and Teacup Puppies) had limited duties which included the following tasks were were specifically utilised in Oriental and European Courts by royalty and the nobility. With the advent of central heating the warming duties of Toy, or Teacup dogs and Puppies, have diminished but they are still greatly valued as companions and by some folk as status symbols.
Dogs in the Toy Group, which include the Chihuahua, were initially developed to ease the lifestyle and provide pleasure to rich people. These dogs were initially owned by the wealthy and were viewed by others as status symbols - a luxury item with little apparent purpose. Dogs in other groups had specific working roles and played a major part in providing food for the table and therefore justified the cost of their upkeep and care, these were the dogs which were commonly owned by the lower classes. Changes in the economy, lifestyles, living conditions and the environment brought the luxury and pleasure of owning a toy breed dog, such as the Chihuahua, to everyone. The Toy dogs are small and even diminuitive in size. Toy dogs are generally easy care pets however some do not like young children and their fragility can be a concern in large families. They have a tendency toward yappiness. Toy dogs are loyal and intelligent and especially good at learning tricks.
The term 'Teacup' is not recognised or endorsed by any of the major Canine Associations such as the AKC (American Kennel Club) or the British KC ( Kennel Club ). In fact, according to the American Kennel Club, Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed in the world. Besides that, the AKC includes another 19 dog breeds on the list of dogs that are often called toy dogs.
Teacup Dog is a purely descriptive term for a Toy dog which might, or might not, be smaller than the official size standard. Whether the term is recognised or not people obviously like using it and regardless of varying Associations the phrases Teacup Dog or Teacup puppies are, no doubt, here to stay! The Teacup Dogs Agility Association is open to all dogs, regardless of breed or pedigree, measuring 17" or less, and who are at least 12 months of age. Toy dogs are also referred to as Pocket Size, Tiny Toy, Miniature, Lapdogs and Sleeve Dogs (Oriental Emperors and courtiers carried them around in their copious sleeves!).
The major kennel clubs of the world have a way of grouping dogs depending on their function. Each kennel club is slightly different in this respect. Some of the major clubs in the English Speaking World include:
AKC: American Kennel Club (United States)
ANKC: Australian National Kennel Club (Australia)
CKC: Canadian Kennel Club (Canada)
KC: Kennel Club (United Kingdome)
NZKC: New Zealand Kennel Club (New Zealand)
UKC: United Kennel Club (United States)
FCI: Federation Cynologique Internationale, The Largest dog registry organization in the world.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes over 180 different breeds in nine groups. Small breed dogs are represented in all those groups except the Working Group.
As of this writing, the United Kennel Club (UKC) lists over 300 breeds.
The Kennel Club (KC) recognizes 210 breeds and the Canadian Kennel Club (KC) has 175 breeds.
The Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) or World Canine Organization, based in Belgium lists 322 breeds and an additional 11 provisional breeds. Many kennel clubs worldwide use the listings of the FCI as their classification system.
How Does Breed Classification Work? Classifying small dogs is another story, and complicated one at that. No one really agrees where to put these little dogs. Take the Shih Tzu, for example, in the U.S., the Shih Tzu would be considered a toy breed by the AKC. In Canada, they are grouped with non-sporting dogs.
In Great Britain, they are considered to be in the Utility group and the UKC places them in their companion dog grouping. Trying to figure out how a dog is defined in the world of dogs gets very complicated.
Breeds are called different names depending on where you are located in the world. Some are registered by their English name and others go by the name given to them by the country of their origin. For example, in the United States, we know the lovable, energetic pooch, the Brussels Griffon. Elsewhere, you might hear them referred to as Belgian Griffon, Petit Brabancon, or Griffon Bruxellois.
Breeds of Small Dogs Groupings Many of the small dogs belong to the Toy Group. All kennel clubs recognize toys but the UKC which calls this group Companions. Not all breeds of small dogs are toys, but the majority fall into this grouping. Some may be fragile and delicate but there are just as many who are hardy and energetic.
Many make great companions for people living in apartments or small spaces. For first time dog owners, these are the best because they are easy to control, don't eat very much, and clean-up is much easier with a 4 pound dog that with a 104 pound giant. Best of all, they are generally very adaptable, meaning that they will adjust themselves to your life-style. Did I mention they were easy to travel with and transport by car or plane?
There is a hot new fashion accessory that is gracing the arm of top celebs and the covers of many fashion magazines today. This fashion accessory is a one size fits all.
What is this great fashion accessory that you must have now? It is a toy dog in your arm.
A pocket-sized dog is one of the most common fashion accessories of the stars seen strolling down the street on a bedazzled leash or nestled in the arm of her owner. Usually these great fashion accessories are seen in an even more fashionable tote bag. There is much to be taken into account before you jump on this fashion accessory bandwagon. There are many types of toy dogs that you can choose from for your fashion. You also have to consider the items that you will need to take of your pint-sized bundle of joy. There is also a world of fashion that you can get to dress your toy dog in as well. Fashion for the fashion accessory is a must.
CARE OF YOUR TOY DOG This fashion accessory is going to need more care then your cashmere wrap of last season. You will need to take care of the basic necessities for your toy dog. You will need a small water and food dish that is low to the ground. Remember it will not need anywhere near as much food as their full size counterpart. You will need a place for your dog to sleep. Grooming is important as well when it comes to toy dogs. A basic dog grooming kit is essential to keep them healthy and looking his best.
DOG FASHION ACCESSORIES Fashion accessories are one of the fun things about owning a toy dog. There are rhinestone studded leashes and collars to make sure that your pet has their jewelry on at all times. You can buy clothing for every event that your toy dog may need to attend. There are many fashionable bags that you can choose from to take your dog with you everywhere that you go.
TOP 10 POPULAR POCKET DOGS A toy dog is a great fashion accessory for anyone looking for a little bundle of love with them all the time. These great little dogs do take some care to make them healthy and happy. Once you have done all of your research on what breed that you would like to have, you are ready to purchase this year's hottest fashion trend.
1. Yorkshire Terrier - the tiniest terrier type, maximum 8 pounds, 9 inches height, long-haired, perfect for hairstyling
2. English Beagle - intelligent , friendly, good with kids, extremely energetic, short hair
3. Pug - great charm, look like a toy, playful, the most popular dog on the web, beautiful eyes
4. Tibetan Spaniel - 10 inches in height, very independent, very asocial dog, typical family pet, calm and quiet
5. Shih Tzu - amazing long hair, perfect for decorations with ribbons, a dog-model, clever, gentle, friendly temper
6. Chinese Crested - attractive appearance, half of the body is hairless, half, with long hair, unique hairstyle, high, but very tiny, good company
7. Mini Spitz - tick and long hair, foxy nose, very elegant, friendly, loves small places, requires frequently grooming
8. Maltese Dog - warm brown eyes, smiley muzzle, long and shiny hair, sophisticated, very gentle, playful, calm temper, a show dog
9. Skye Terrier - elegant, strong, fearless, loves games, free soul, long hair, stuffed toy look
10. Chihuahua - the most popular toy dog, looks like an accessory, 10 inches high, very loud, protective temper
Thanks to Fantastic Pet Care for the inspiration and for helping me find these amazing photos!
POCKET DOGS ARE SPECIAL! They are naughty, they are funny and they are adorable. Pocket dogs are the cutest in every way possible. Although they appear to be an imaginative creature but pocket dogs exist for real. Don't they? Lucky are those pet parents who have pocket dogs, for they make a perfect substitute for a baby. And if you are planning to adopt one for yourself, we give you many reasons to stick to your decision:
1. Just Hugs: You will surely be lost into another world when your little dog gives you that hug you were dying for. It can be as cute as holding a baby in your arms. Moreover, a hug can mend any distance possible. So make sure you have something in return for your pocket dog like a dog ball or a cute chewy bone whenever he hugs you.
2. Spoiled but Never Scolded: You will give everything that your teacup dog demands. Be it at the expense of making him a brat. You wouldn't mind that. For those naughty moments that your pocket dog can give, you are ready to sacrifice your priorities. Whatever your dog does, you just can't scold him. He makes those puppy eyes and you become speechless.
3. Every day is a Play Day: Before you try to make your pocket dog learn anything, you'll have to wait for his playtime to end which is next to impossible. Take him to the park or even inside the home, he will ensure to give you hard time sleeping. It's better to stock up the drawer with some dog balls or chewy bones.
4. That Eternal Bonding: You love him, you feed him, and you care for him. And when you spend this much time with your pocket dog, you are nothing but habitual of his presence. This comes natural if your world revolves around dogs. It's a happy moment to have dinner beside him. You eat your part while he grabs some tasty treats just to tease you.
5. He Completes You:If you think that someone is missing in your family picture, get a pocket dog and the frame will look just perfect. Though he might sleep in a cozy dog bed, but his warmth will spread its aroma all around. Adopt a pocket dog today and experience how he fills your world with love and laughter.
You've probably seen, or at least heard of Teacup Chihuahuas, Teacup Poodles, Teacup Yorkies, Teacup Pomeranians to name just a few. Hollywood celebrities wear them on their sleeve or carry them in their handbag like the latest style in jewelry. Seeing these little darlings in movies, on TV, and in our own neighborhoods has created an insatiable market for small dogs these days. The smaller the better. But is a Teacup dog right for you?
While there is no official Teacup classification of dogs that is officially recognized, generally a dog weighing less than the toy group of dogs (which weighs between 4 lbs and 7 lbs) is referred to as a Teacup dog. Since so many people are clamoring for dogs in the 2 to 4 pound range, and there's such a high demand, some breeders are demanding high prices (some as high as $300 all the way up to $4,000!) for Teacup dogs. Unfortunately, the high demand has led many dog breeders to go to extreme lengths to manipulate the natural breeding process in order to get smaller dogs, and hopefully even smaller offspring.
Are the Extreme Tinies for Everyone? The simple answer is NO!!!! Inexperienced hands and vets tend to over test, prod, poke, stuff unnecessary medications into these tinies for simple causes such as stomach aches, or possibly depression. You see, when tinies move into new environments, sometimes they don't want to eat at first. It is very important that you get them to eat something as this can cause a full blown hypoglycemic attack. Also, when you allow a tiny to freely eat, and MOST LIKELY overeat, this can cause them to vomit quite a bit which can surely lead to hypoglycemia and possible death. Many times at this point, a tiny could possibly die from this experience. At this point, if you take a tiny that is weak and vomiting to a inexperienced vet, they have no clue as to what is going on and start, poking, proding and accusing every disease known to BIGGER dogs.
This is because a bigger dog doesn't react as strongly to small issues. Once they come up empty handed with their current oblivious testing, they advise even more invasive tests and once they have quite possibly damaged your baby beyond repair from all of the unnecessary medications that they have stuffed into the tiny's delicate system, they want to call on more testing because they are perplexed and can't compute that it is as simple as hypoglycemia because of stress or over eating. Tinies also are known to get poisoned by simple items that they have tasted or ingested somewhere in you home, that you may or may not have not even been aware of. 20 years ago, one of my first tinies was left to play in my home for no more than 20 minutes. I didn't know that he had eaten some plastic overlay for some wedding favors that I had out. I didn't know of this until he was gone and the autopsy results revealed the truth.
I had found teeth marks all over the plastic overlay. Well after he began to eat the plastic, it began to TEAR apart his stomach to the point the baby began to vomit blood. The vet thought for sure there was something hereditarily wrong with the dog, but autopsy revealed he had died for intrusive objects that tore his stomach lining and he could do nothing but vomit!!!!! So yes, tinies are a lot of work and are similar to premature human babies until they reach a well mature age. They need to also have specialized veterinarian care. AND NOT AN AGGRESSIVE approach of care.
Most of the time a tiny only needs to be stabilized from most hypoglycemic incidences and not taken extreme amounts of blood from, or pumped with enormous amounts of medications on a every so tiny stomach that can only lead to possible death. A simple IV of fluids, sucrose and anti nausea medication will suffice, without all of the unnecessary poking, proding, antibiotics, and other medicines. The very best train of thought with a tiny is "if its not broke, don't try to fix it"! Please don't allow your vet to do practice this negligence on your baby, besides, your pocket book will thank me as well!
What do you need to know... This type of inbreeding, with the sole intent to breed tiny puppies, often results in puppies that suffer from a slew of health problems. Some of the health issues are simply due to the dogs' undersized internal organs. In addition, many (but not all) Teacup dogs tend to suffer from blood sugar irregularities, lack of moisture in their bodies, and respiratory problems as well. Due to their health problems and other genetic issues, the lifespan of a Teacup dog is much shorter than the lifespan of the Toy version of the same dog. For example, it's not unheard of for a Teacup Chihuahua to collapse and die unexpectedly at a very young age - like 2 or 3. Quite often, these miniature toy Chihuahuas exhibit a large number of health problems and often live a much shorter lifespan than the standard Chihuahua's life span of anywhere between 8 and 18 years of age.
Because Of Their Small Size... The small physical size of these lightweight puppies presents another issue that you need to consider. Due to their tiny little bones, they are just plain fragile. Not to mention the fact that they're so small that they're often hard to see (or find). For example, if you should make the mistake of flopping down in the recliner when your Teacup dog is snuggled up behind the pillow, there could be disastrous results. Teacup dogs, in general, require lots of maintenance. You're likely to become real good friends with your veterinarian, because every small medical issue can very quickly become a matter of life and death for these little guys. They have to rely on their owners for everything which, for good or for bad, makes them virtually a permanent baby in your household. They require so much constant attention, it's no wonder that so many people dress them up and carry them everywhere they go.
Lastly, if you're seriously considering getting a Teacup dog, please take into account that a house full of rowdy kids probably isn't a great environment for such a special dog. Likewise, an overly friendly encounter with a larger dog might be more than your little dog could tolerate. Teacup dogs do better in fairly gentle surroundings.
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1. Small dog breeds are easy to manage and portable. How often do you see celebrities carting around their tiny dogs in luxury purses?
2. Small dog breeds are good for a wide variety of people: couples, singles, families, seniors. Do you fall into one of those categories?
3. Small dog breeds need less exercise. Most small dogs get most of their exercise just running around the house.
4. Small dog breeds eat less so they are more economical. Consider the cost of 0.5 cup of dog food per day as compared to 4 cups per day and as they always say, what goes in must come out. Clean up is so much easier!
5. Small dogs open the doors for their owners to meet new people. Let's face it: what could be easier for a shy person wanting to meet new friends than a cute little dog on the other end of the leash.
6. Small dogs are easier for inexperienced dog owners. Compared to some large powerful breeds that should be left for experienced owners, most anyone can care for and train a tiny dog.
7. Most small breeds have been bred throughout the centuries for one job: the ultimate companion and boy do they do it well.
8. They are just the right size to pick up, hold, cuddle and care for. They bring out the "inner" parent in all of us.
9. They don't take up as much space so don,t bother buying that king size bed. Your four pound fur baby will fit just fine on your bed, if that is your choice.
10. Many of the small dog breed do not shed, so there is less clean up. Better yet, many are more hypoallergenic than larger breed dogs making them suitable for allergy sufferers.
It's hard to resist the cuteness of small dogs, especially when they are puppies. But all remain small throughout their lives, so many think of them (and treat them) like children. Even if you are not one of them, all little dogs should always be considered part of the family.
Small breed dogs are extremely popular for several reasons. First, they are "portable," meaning they can fit in little carriers and go with you many places. In general, they require little space and many do well in cramped homes and apartments. Most of all, these little ones are absolutely adorable! What other reason do you need? No type of dog comes without challenge. A little dog can be as much of a handful as any other dog. Small dogs make up for their size with huge personalities, which means they will benefit from a special approach to training. Also, don't let the small size fool you: little dogs still need plenty of exercise and activities. In general, they require little space and many do well in cramped homes and apartments. Most of all, these little ones are absolutely adorable! What other reason do you need?
No type of dog comes without challenge. A little dog can be as much of a handful as any other dog. Small dogs make up for their size with huge personalities, which means they will benefit from a special approach to training. Also, don't let the small size fool you: little dogs still need plenty of exercise and activities.If you think a small breed dog is right for you, check out this list of the most popular small dog breeds:
POCKET BEAGLE The Pocket Beagle is a mini version of the standard English Beagle. Theories suggest that this purebred dog has been made to breed through selective breeding by latter day breeders to attain the miniature size. These sturdy scent hounds have a square-shaped straight muzzle with full nostrils. Smaller than the average Beagle dog breed, these compact scenthounds are merry and fun-loving, but they're still hounds and as such require patience and creative training techniques to overcome their sometimes stubborn nature. Having a long tail, hanging ears and hazel brown eyes, the Pocket Beagles are ideal pets for people looking for small size dogs. The pocket beagle originated in England where they were used for hunting. They would run through low bushes and dense shrubs to catch smaller animals like rabbits. British Queen Elizabeth had a few small-size Beagles, also termed as "pocket beagles", an old line of dogs that has disappeared, and is found no more. It is the modern day breeders that have recreated the present day "pocket beagle" that we see today. Temperament and Behavior: Being gentle, the pocket beagles are usually good with children. Because of their hunting instincts, keeping them around small non-canine pets is not recommended. Enough time and attention should be given to them as they do not like living in solitude. Adopting two puppies together reduces the chances of separation anxiety. These curious, brave and lively dogs are loud barkers, which might get you in trouble with your neighbors.
Being energetic dogs, a daily brisk exercise schedule can keep them healthy and upbeat. Take them for long walks but keep an eye out, or they would start chasing other smaller animals. Allow them to play in an open but enclosed space. A pocket Beagle is every bit as much a scenthound as his larger brethren, which means that when outside he should always be on a leash in unconfined areas. He's a wanderer by nature, so in case he escapes, a common occurrence with Beagles - be sure he's microchipped and wearing I.D. tags so he can be returned to you.
POCKET PITBULL Miniature pitbulls! These dogs are usually compact and low to the ground, standing at an average height of sixteen to twenty inches. It is not a purebred but rather a mix of two other purebreds - the American Pitbull Terrier and the Patterdale Terrier. Both of these breeds are high energy dogs that need plenty of vigorous exercise, therefore their offspring would require the same. The pocket pitbull is a designer dog or hybrid dog. This breed was created to combine the best qualities of each breed, but in a smaller package, about half the size of a standard pitbull. Adult Patterdale Terriers average 15 inches tall and 30 pounds, while an adult male pitbull will grow to about 21 inches tall and up to 100 pounds. So you can see that an owner who desires a pitbull, and they are very popular in the United States, might want one that is more manageable at a smaller size. Therefore the pocket pitbull was created. Combining the two breeds creates a dog that as an adult will top out at 17 inches tall and weigh from 30-60 pounds. Many dog "purists" will say the pocket pitbull is a runt or a mutt, and shouldn't be bred at all. But why should any of that matter if you are a dog owner? If you like the pitbull breed and you want a smaller one that is more manageable, then consider a pocket pit. It'll love you as much as a purebred dog will, and be easier on your wallet and easier to control. Temperament can be defined as total of all traits that a dog breed has, both inborn and learned, that determines how that dog breed will behave in an environment around humans. Training and treatment go a long way in determining the behavior of any one dog, but temperament is the starting point, the foundation of a dog.
MINI YORKSHIRE TERRIER If a Yorkshire Terrier is just too much dog for you, there's good news. You can get a smaller version of the breed - one so tiny that it not only can ride in a purse, but could probably get lost in one. The Teacup Yorkie, also known as a Miniature or Toy Yorkshire Terrier, weighs in at four pounds or less, making it one of the most precious and portable pooches around. Spunky and independent, Yorkies are often unaware of and indifferent to their small size. They're usually easygoing and get along well with other pets. However, they may be intolerant of rough play, so families with small children may want to consider another breed. Technically, the Teacup Yorkie isn't an actual breed. It's just a Yorkie that's smaller than the breed specification due to chance or (increasingly) breeding. Still, because there's so much interest in these little dogs, they definitely warrant their own discussion.
Temperament - Being little doesn't seem to damage the self-esteem of these dogs. Like other terriers, they don't seem to realize that they're smaller than other dogs (or perhaps they do, and compensate for it with an extra-large personality). Like standard Yorkshire Terriers, these micro pups are active and adventurous. They love attention from their owners, but have their own priorities as well - hunting vermin, barking, and generally getting into trouble. In other words, they can be a handful (literally).
Health Problems & Life Expectancy - Sadly, Teacup Yorkies generally don't live as long as their larger counterparts. They suffer from a lot of the same digestive problems as standard Yorkshires, as well as some of the hazards particular to micro breeds. In particular, they tend to suffer from hypoglycemia - low blood sugar, and may require special treatment and extra feeding. Also, these mini pups are so fragile that serious injuries are a real possibility even during normal everyday activities. Anyone who's ever owned a terrier or other small dog knows how easily they can get underfoot. An accident that might cause a sturdier dog to yelp could easily send a Teacup to the emergency vet.
Owning a Miniature Yorkshire Terrier - Teacups are adorable and easy to handle. They're active by nature and can usually get exercise in even the smallest of apartments. That said, there are some cons to bringing home a Mini Yorkshire puppy. Getting a tiny terrier for your young children might seem like a cute idea, but in fact it's a very very bad one. Like all breakable objects, these fragile pups should be kept away from anyone who isn't capable of being very careful. Due to these dog's delicate nature, you may have to take extra care when feeding them. That could include seeking out premium dog food or, if the dog is hypoglycemic, feeding him or her three or more times per day.
Teacup Yorkshires have gotten to be a big craze, and that's attracted the attention of a lot of breeders, some good, some bad. The downside of buying from a bad breeder is not just that you support irresponsible (and possibly inhumane) practices, but possibly winding up with a dog with serious genetic defects. Still have your heart set on a Teacup puppy? The price of these dogs is typically $150 and up. Before spending money on a puppy, consider adopting a Yorkie. There are many fine Yorkshire Terrier rescue operations around the country. Even if you can't find the Teacup variety, you may be able to locate a small adult dog that fits the bill. Please, refer to WWW.YORKIESA.COM to read full details about this breed.
CHI-HUA-HUA The Chihuahua originates from Central and South America and Mexico and its ancestors were bred originally for ceremonial sacrifices by the Aztecs and Toltecs. The Chihuahua is named after the Mexican state. It's origins can be dated back to antiquity. This dog is classified as one of the Toy Dog Group which we go on to describe in detail in the section at the bottom of this page. The Chihuahua was first Registered by the AKC (American Kennel Club) in 1904. Dog Name Facts and Dog Names:It is not surprising that the word Chihuahua is often mis-spelt in a variety of ways such as Chiwawa, Chihuhua, Chihauhua, Chihauhau, Chuhuahua and Chahuahua.
A charming companion and extremely affectionate toward its family, the Chihuahua is the ultimate lap dog. But these dogs can be a bit temperamental and reserved with strangers. They're easy to train, though difficult to housebreak. As if full-size Chihuahuas weren't already small enough, there's suddenly a rise in the popularity of Teacup Chihuahuas! "Regular" Chihuahuas are already recognized as the world's smallest dog, weighing in at just 2 to 4 pounds, on average. Along with "mini," "pocket" and "tiny toy," "teacup" is sometimes used to describe Chihuahuas and other dogs that are very small.
The Chihuahua's coat comes in variety of shades. Chihuahuas come in both short haired and long haired varieties. The short coat is dense and soft to touch. These and similar terms are not officially used by any kennel club or reputable breeder, and are not breeds or specific types of Chihuahua. In particular, all Chihuahuas are toy dogs, there is no such thing as a "toy Chihuahua." Teacup Chihuahuas (like most teacup breeds) definitely have their fair share of fans and opponents! Dog Weight: 2 - 6 Pounds, Dog Height: 6 to 9 inches to the shoulder. Please, refer to WWW.CHIWAWADOG.COM to read full and detailed information about this breed. Please, refer to WWW.YOURPUREBREDPUPPY.COM to read about all Positive & Negative sides of this breed. Please, refer to WWW.THEDOGPLACE.ORG to read Chi-Hua-Hua breed history & Origins
MINIATURE PINSCHER The Miniature Pinscher originated in Germany and dates back several hundred years, whet it was used to hunt rats on farms. It is likely that the breed descended from the German Standard Pinscher, as did the Doberman Pinscher. However, the Min Pin is not a bred down version of the Doberman, as it actually pre-dates the Doberman. Additionally, Dachshunds and Italian Greyhounds are likely among the ancestors of Min Pins. The Miniature Pinscher was brought to the US during the early 20th century and was officially registered by the AKC in 1925. The Min Pin's popularity has continued to grow over the years.The Miniature Pinscher is a small, robust dog with a lively and lovable personality. This is a very loyal and smart breed, but it also tends to have a stubborn streak. Despite its small size, the Min Pin is a strong, athletic dog with the spirit of a hunter and watch dog.
The Min Pin has erect ears that may or may not be cropped, and a tail that may or may not be docked. Its coat is smooth, shiny and very short. The Min Pins requires no more than basic grooming care. Its coat should be brushed weekly or more to maintain a healthy, shiny appearance. The breed tends to shed at a relatively low rate. Min Pins are very active, energetic dogs that need plenty of exercise. The breed is generally fearless and bold, often called the "King of the Toys". Proper training is an absolute must with this breed. The Min Pin is quite smart and tends to respond very well to training. However, without effective training, the breed can also become stubborn and unruly. Either way, the Min Pin can be considered quite the character, so expect to be entertained by its antics. The Min Pin's lively attitude and dynamic personality makes it a great companion for the right home. With appropriate socialization, Min Pins may be able to get along well with children if raised with them and properly socialized. Though the Min Pin can be an affectionate companion, this is no lap dog. The breed does best in an active but attentive household.
MINI COLLIE, SHELTIE The Shetland Sheepdog, or Sheltie, is essentially a miniaturized version of the Standard Collie, although it has some Border Collie genetics behind it. The Sheltie stands 13 to 16 inches tall.
MINI ALASKIAN KLEE KAI Alaskan Klee Kai is an energetic and clever breed developed primarily as companion; this spitz-type dog is a power pack of strength and intelligence that closely resembles with Alaskan Husky. Their visual aspect contemplates its northern heritage. Possessive with great concerns towards its human companion, Klee Kais are perfect watchdogs with curious and investigative traits, meanwhile, standoffish and high aggressive to strange dogs they tend to accept only those pets that are grown together from their puppyhood age. They need extremely devoted socialization to keep them in family with young kids. The life of owner would be high demanding due to its self-sufficient attitude. The Klees need heavy grooming.
Bred as companion, Klees are desired to be of small size but the breed is available in three categories, the Toy, Miniature and Standard Klee Kai. The dog is well balanced in boney structure and flesh substance, neither a heavy nor too thin with adequate weight in right proportion to height.
The Toy dog would not exceed 13 inches in height with 7 or 8 pounds of weight. Miniature variety would lie between 13 to 15 inches with 15 pounds of average weight. Standard Klee Kai would be at 19 inches of max height with 24 pounds of weight. This breed is well recognized in three color varieties: black and white, red and white and grey and white, some could be of solid white color which is not accepted as standard. The breed is also categorized in standard and full-coated varieties, the major difference is length of their coat. Inquisitive and exploring klee Kai walks in dignified manner with alert expressions. Please, refer to WWW.ITSDOGBREEDS.INFO to read full and detailed information about this breed.
NORFOLK TERRIER The Norfolk Terrier is a consolidated breed, proves equally capable of defending its masters at the provoking times and make them laugh joyously with full span of blitheness. Robust build raises its stamina and courage to adopt active lifestyle which makes the dog a prominent source of attraction for family. The bravery and confidence of this tiny breed is truly comparable with standard dogs. The Norfolk Terriers are admired as the natural hunters of vermin, never letting its quarries to espouse escape. Bullet speed chasers, these dogs are affectionate with children and quite managing to family pets but aggressive to strangers. The reverse part of this hunter is interesting which is known as "demon".
The terrier is somewhat close to Norwich terrier and differs in only dimensions; the Norfolk Terrier is a little smaller in height then in length, shaping in rectangle. Its built is small with short legs with solid filling, the angle of legs are well oriented making it to run rapidly. Slower pace but good approach and controlled placing make it alert physique. The weather borne and protective double coat finally results in hard with medium length of hairs either straight or curvy look. By the single instance, one can feel its cleverness, readiness and inquisitive nature.
The Norfolk terrier and Norwich terriers are said to be the same breed with a slight difference of ear types. Previously the breed was assumed as a single breed named Norwich terrier. Its origin is East Anglia, England. In 1964, the breed was subdivided and Norfolk terrier was recognized as distinguished breed. AKC decided Norfolk terriers with dropped ears and high rising ears as Norwich terrier in 1979. Another notable difference is of Norwich terrier's rounded shape and the Norfolk terrier with some angular shape. Basically the breed is hunting dog especially to vermin. The dogs were also used to kill rats in barnyards and to bring foxes out of their dens during the fox hunting seasons, thereafter the hunters on horses packed with hounds were used to chase the indicated fox.
CHINESE IMPERIAL DOG The Chinese Imperial Dog is a personal and family pet and companion. These dogs are sturdy, happy, playful compact and smart dogs with an affectionate and loving temperament that is ideally desired from such companions. They are intelligent, out-going, trustworthy and energetic little dogs willing to work with you, they will also be content to sit quietly in a lap for as long as they are allowed. They are spirited and cooperative with a streak of independence. Their facial expression is sweet, childlike simplicity and innocence results in an attraction. They are compact, well boned and muscled dogs with substance appropriate to their size and energy to their job.
The Chinese Imperial Dog is a small-sized, compact dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face, and curled tail. This dog can size 9 inches in height at maximum with an average weight of 8 pounds. They were recognized as the shih-tzu, before distinction of the Imperial as a separate breed of dog. Although most trimmed to a puppy cut, owners today often keep the fur long. However, this requires much more grooming efforts. The Chinese Imperial's coat can be of any color ranging from black to cream through white, and can be solid, tri-colored and bi-colored. Its gait is sharp, quick, very close to the ground. Its overall expression is keen, interesting and lovable companion.
MINI DACHSHUND The Dachshund originated in Germany as a hunting dog. Though the breed's origins can be traced as far back as the 15th century, the breed development really began in 17th century Germany. Called Dachshunds, or "badger-dogs," these short hounds did just that - hunted badgers. Further development of the breed created two sizes. The standard size continued to hunt badgers as well as wild boar, while the miniatures pursued hare and foxes. Dachshunds were brought to the USA as early as 1885, but especially increased in popularity in the 1930s and 40s. They remain extremely popular dogs to this day. Miniature Dachshund is under 11 pounds. The Dachshund is an energetic, lovable breed with a big personality. Known affectionately as the Doxie, Weiner, hotdog, or sausage dog, this breed of short stature leaves a lasting impression. The Dachshund is bred as standard or miniature size, but traits of this breed are similar for both sizes. While loved for its bold personality, the Dachshund may have a tendency to be stubborn, protective, and defensive. Proper obedience training can turn these potential problems into beneficial qualities.
MINI GOLDEN RETRIEVER Miniature golden retriever is a cross breed that has its origin in the United States. It is referred to in different names such as comfort golden retriever, petite golden retriever and mini retriever. The petite golden retriever is a product of selective breeding (cross breeding for specific traits) aimed at satisfying the wishes of lovers of golden retriever who are not very comfortable with the large size of the breed.
For this reason, golden retriever breeders worked towards producing a designer version of a golden retriever that is smaller in size. Hence the mini retriever was born and along with it came a new class of dog breeders, the miniature golden retriever breeders. The mini golden retriever is a cross breed of three different dog breeds: Golden retriever, Poodle and Cocker Spaniel. Depending on the comfort golden retriever breeder, your miniature golden retriever puppy may have anything from less than 50% to as high as 75% golden retriever genetic makeup while the poodle and cocker makes up the remaining percentage. Please, refer to WWW.ABOUTDOGFACTS.COM to read full details about this breed.
MINI POODLE Poodles are highly intelligent, energetic dogs with good temperaments. Poodles are among the most popular dog breed. Thus may, in part, be due to the breed's three size varieties: standard, miniature, and toy, all of which are considered the same dog breed and are held to the same breed standards (only differentiated by size). Like all dogs, the Poodle requires proper training and socialization in order to be happy and well-adjusted. Because Poodles are extremely smart dogs, they can easily be trained to perform a variety of commands and tricks. This is part of the reason Poodles are widely known as performing dogs.
Poodles have beautiful, unique hair coats. Because their coarse, curly hair is constantly growing, much attention must be placed on proper grooming, including regular haircuts and brushing. The Poodle has a moderate to high energy level and requires daily exercise. Establish a routine that includes walks and fun activities like games to keep your Poodle mentally and physically stimulated. This, along with a healthy diet and routine veterinary care will help keep your Poodle healthy for many years. Poodles are sometimes considered to have a lifespan longer than the average dog (especially miniatures and toys).
PAPILLON The Papillon originated in France, where it was named for it's signature ears - Papillon means "butterfly" in French (though not all will have erect ears). The breed was once know as a dwarf spaniel and may date back as far as the 13th century. Papillons gained popularity in Spain and Italy over time, where they were often depicted in classic paintings.
Papillons were brought to the US in the late 19th century. The breed was first represented in the American Kennel Club in 1935. The Papillon is a petite yet hardy little dog with an alert, active and friendly demeanor. Though named for the butterfly-like appearance of its erect ears, the breed can also be seen in a "drop-eared" variety. The ears are a matter of personal preference, so they are not considered a fault or defect if dropped. The Papillon has a long, fine, silky hair coat that requires moderate grooming, specifically hair brushing 2-3 times a week. However, the hair does not grow continuously, so the breed should not need haircuts.
Like many small dogs, the Papillon may have a feisty and stubborn streak. However, the breed is quite smart and should learn well if you are diligent. Consistent obedience training is a must. Papillons are also energetic and driven, so routine exercise is highly recommended. Papillons make excellent companions for many types of households. Though they can get along well with kids, families with gentle children are preferred - the breed can easy be injured. Papillons are delightful little dogs that make great part-time lap dogs and part-time exercise buddies. This is a dog that loves children, but that keeps its distance towards strangers. In addition, it is intelligent, alert, lively, playful, even restless, brave and eager to learn. It is obedient, affectionate and devoted to its owner. A Papillon dog is a perfect example of a pocket dog that would go everywhere with its owner without causing him or her trouble. Training must be done gently, as this dog is sensitive, but well intentioned.
POMERANIAN The Pomeranian is a descendant of the sled dogs of Iceland and Lapland and is a relative to the Spitz. The breed was developed in areas of Germany and Poland - then known as Pomerania, which is where the breed gets its name. At that time, the breed was somewhat larger than it is today. In the late 1800s, Queen Victoria of England owned a Pomeranian, resulting in a growth in popularity of the breed. It is believed that this is when the Pomeranian started being bred down to a smaller size. The Pomeranian gained popularity in the United States around the turn of the 20th century and remains a popular dog breed today. A cute toy dog with a vivacious personality is what makes the dog attractive. A Pomeranian dog looks like a very adorable miniature lion. It is 7 inches to 1 foot tall and only weights between 3 and 7 pounds, depending on various factors.
The Pomeranian is a wonderful companion, balanced, very intelligent, alert, loyal, courageous, gentle, friendly, courageous, fearless and especially smart, active, energetic and fast. A Pomeranian is an intelligent, friendly and loyal dog, which possess a loud bark, making it ideal for the job of a watchdog. It is a double-coated breed having undercoat which is soft and dense, and a harsh, straight, long and shiny outer coat. This toy breed is not overly dependent on its masters; thus Poms can be very suitably kept by older people or people who, being busy, can't devote much time for the dog. A Pomeranian is an energetic, extrovert and playful dog who enjoys going on walks.
The Pomeranian is a dainty little dog with a typically friendly, though sometimes bossy personality. Also called a "Pom," this breed is extremely loyal to its loved ones and be quite the guard dog despite its diminutive appearance. The Pomeranian has a long, thick, double hair coat that requires somewhat frequent grooming. Plan to brush your Pom's coat out several times a week. Some Pom owners prefer to have their dogs' coats trimmed by a groomer periodically, which will reduce, but no eliminate, the need for routine brushing. Because of the Pom's sometimes feisty nature, adequate training and socialization are absolutely essential. Because it is gentle, tolerant and very small, it is not suitable for families with small children because they might hurt it without intending to do so.
With a friendly and inquisitive nature, this dog breed loves to explore everything that surrounds it and discover new things every day. Don't be fooled by their dainty appearance. At their worst, these tough little dogs can be stubborn and pushy, a trait common amongst many Toy breeds. However, Poms are smart dogs that respond quickly to training. In fact, they end up being happier and well-adjusted in the long run. Poms also have a medium-high energy level, so routine exercise is highly recommended. Try offering daily walks and frequent play. Poms will also enjoy the chance to run around occasionally and thye don't need much space to do it.
SHIH TZU The Shih Tzu originates from China and was bred originally as a lapdog and companion. It's origins can be dated back to the 1800's when it was developed in China during the reign of the Empress Dowager Cixi (Tz'u-shi, 1861 - 1908) which clarifies the origin of its name. The Shih Tzu is also known by the other name of the Chrysanthemum Dog. This dog is classified as one of the Toy Dog Group which we go on to describe in detail in the section at the bottom of this page. The Shih Tzu was first Registered by the AKC (American Kennel Club) in 1969. Dog Name Facts and Dog Names: It is not surprising that the name Shih Tzu is often mis-spelt as Shih Zu, Shitzu, Shihtzu, Shihzu and Shizu. Shih Tzu is a breed of toy dogs that has descended from the royal dogs of China. It has been bred specifically to be a companion to their human parents. Shih Tzu's lovely coat is long and silky and can come in various colors like gray and white, black, black and white, or red and white. Enormously attractive small dog (up to 10 inches tall), Shih Tzu is a friendly and loyal creature and makes friends easily, with both man and other animals. The submissive character of the dog makes it the best playmate and friend for your childrenת just keep a watch when the two interact to avoid any injury to the dog. Dog Weight: 9 - 16 Pounds. Dog Height: 8 to 11 inches to the shoulder.
The Shih Tzu's coat comes in a variety of shades and colours. The coat is normally long, dense and straight. On average, a Shih Tzu dog is 9 to 10 inches tall and weighs 9 to 16 pounds. This dog breed was created for companionship and nothing else. It is a robust dog breed, considered the less delicate one among all toy dog breeds. A Shih Tzu might look arrogant and proud at first sight, but once you get to know it, you will find out more about its tender and playful sides. If kept in an apartment, it does not bark, but if it feels something is wrong, it will bark loudly. In other words, it easily adapts to any situation.
BICHON MALTESE The Maltese can be traced back over 28 centuries and an ancient breed of Malta. It has been known to be a prized companion of royalty over the years. Unlike many small breeds, the Maltese was not bred down from larger sizes; it has always been a very small dog. The Maltese has remained a dog breed of distinction, highly esteemed and quite sought-after. Towards the late 1800s, the Maltese was introduced to the US and was officially recognized by the AKC in 1888. The breed has remained relatively popular to this day.The Maltese is a small, refined, and joyful dog with long, soft white hair. This dog breed is intelligent and compact, making it a conveniently portable little dog. The soft coat of the Maltese grows continuously. Many owners choose to keep the hair trimmed short and it takes on a wavy and fluffy quality, others keep the coat long and flowing. Because of this coat type, routine grooming is an absolute necessity. The Maltese should be brushed 2-3 times per week (up to once daily if the coat is kept long). Haircuts may be necessary every several weeks. Like all dogs, the Maltese needs proper training and socialization in order to be happy and well-adjusted. Be careful not to overlook these things just because the Maltese is a small dog. The breed is smart and, therefore, a quick learner. Some feel that the Maltese has an endearing stubborn streak and can be a little on the vocal side. The Maltese had a moderate energy level and needs exercise. Daily walks and fun activities like games can help keep your Maltese mentally and physically stimulated. The Maltese is a charming lap dog that does well in households who want a small companion dog. The playful and affectionate demeanor of this breed makes it a suitable choice for families with well-behaved children. Please, refer to WWW.MANS-BEST-FRIEND.ORG.UK to read much more information this breed.
HAVANESE Havanese is a friendly dog which showers its affection on everybody, be it strangers, others dogs and even cats, but the major share of its love and loyalty lies with its family. Sticking closely to the pet parent's side has earned it the nickname of "Velcro dog". A disadvantage of this attachment is whenever this toy breed is left alone, it can become anxious, and thus can't stay happy in isolation, or when away from its family. The cuddly dog has long fur which ranges from straight to curly, and is blessed with expressive and innocent eyes. Yet the dog is strong, energetic and trainable enough to excel in dog sports and other canine careers, like performing for circus and assisting a handicapped. A Havanese's dog average size is between 8 and 11 inches in height and between 7 and 13 in weight. It is a very playful dog, perfect for families with children or other pets. It is said about Havanese dogs that they have the personality of a clown because they like to jump more than run. One other particular characteristic of this dog breed is that they do not like to eat alone. If its owner puts food in its bowl and walks away, this dog will take as much food as it can in its mouth and it will follow its owner. Once in the room with its owner, it will eat slowly. In addition, it is ready to play at any time of the day, but can settle down quickly if commanded.
CHINESE CRESTED When a Chinese Crested dog stops growing, it weights around 13 pounds and it measures between 5 and 9 inches, depending on its gender. Such dog's temperament is very calm, when it is not stubborn and nervous, and it can be an excellent lap dog creating a very close connection with its owner. Conversely, regarding its relationship with strangers, it can be quite hesitant and reserved. Chinese Crested is not a dog suitable for kids, especially if they are not calm and gentle with it. It won the title of the ugliest dog recently, but not every person agrees with this aspect.
BICHON BOLOGNESE It's hard to resist the almost stuffed animal look of the Bolognese, with their dark eyes, black button nose, drop ears and plush soft white coat. These dogs seem to have the personality that might just be perfect: calm, playful and devoted to their owners. But, they are still a very rare breed, and as such are difficult to find and somewhat expensive. The Bolo as they are affectionately called by fanciers is a playful, easy going breed who is totally devoted to his people and willing to please. For anyone looking for quiet, low energy dogs that almost never shed, and that are easy to train, then this is the breed for you. The Bolo belongs to the Bichon family group of dogs, which includes the Bichon Frise, Coton de Tulear, Havanese, Lowchen and Maltese. Even though all of these dogs have some similarities, they are all identified as distinct breeds. The Bolognese, pronounced "bowl-oh-knees," is pure white with a thick cottony coat which requires some daily grooming. They have a somewhat square body, with their length equal to their height. Their coat is fluffy and dense that does not shed, making them ideal for allergy sufferers. They are also calm and quiet making them a great choice for apartment dwellers and seniors. Please, refer to WWW.SMALLDOGPLACE.COM to read full details about this breed.
JAPANESE CHIN The height of a Japanese Chin is approximately 8 to 11 inches and its weight around 4 to 9 pounds. People often say about this dog breed that it resembles a cat since it wants to climb in high places and besides wanting, it also has the ability to do so. Also, it is very fond of washing itself a lot more often than a usual dog. It is a dog with a happy attitude that becomes quite shy if it has to socialize with other people. It is also fun, loving and almost addictive for people who spend a lot of time in its presence.
ITALIAN GREYHOUND The height of an Italian Greyhound ranges between 12 and 15 inches, while its weight ranges between 6 and 10 pounds. Emotional, sensitive and extremely affectionate, the Italian Greyhound has an elegant and proud walk and an undeniable allure of nobility. It can be considered a model of grace and distinction in the canine world. The Italian Greyhound is reserved, calm and very obedient. It integrates quickly and easily into a family, managing to attract every member's affection. It is one of those canine breeds that prefer the company of women and a softer treatment. It is noisy when it encounters strangers, but not aggressive.
CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL A mature Cavalier King Charles Spaniel measures 10 inches and it weighs between 9 to 15 pounds. It is a miniature breed, cute and affectionate. Since it doesn't want to stay away from its owner, it could be said that it was born for companionship. This dog can be quite lively and even vocal. It doesn't like to spend time alone, so it is always seeking the company of its family members or the company of other dogs. It loves to be pampered and enjoys living in the house. Due to its small size, this dog breed is happy to live in an apartment. Even if it is known to be gentle and affectionate, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has no patience or tolerates children who dare to bother it. Early socialization and obedience are important for the formation of this beloved dog.
BRUSSEL's GRIFFON An adult Brussels Griffon weights between 6 and 13 pounds and measures between 8 and 11 inches. It is a calm dog that is also eager to learn, full of life, cheerful and playful. It is very curious and sociable, but it keeps on suspecting strangers until it gets used with them. A Brussels Griffon is devoted to its owner and needs his or her love. It gets along well with other dogs and other animals in the household. In fact, it needs an active lifestyle even though it is so little and doesn't seem to have too much energy.
AFFENPINSCHER When a dog belonging to the Affenpinscher breed reaches maturity, it weights around 7 pounds and it measures between 10 and 15 inches. It is a small, sturdy terrier, characterized by its appearance that resembles a little monkey. It is funny, intelligent and somewhat arrogant and stubborn.
It seems to get along well with other dogs or other pets, especially if it grows near them. A vivacious dog aware of its own qualities, the Affenpinscher is a loyal companion to its owner. It is the type of dog that learns quickly, so it can be taught to do all kinds of tricks or useful things.
BICHON FRISE Looking almost like a kid's cuddly stuffed toy, Bichon Frise is a cheerful dog and is double-coated, has an undercoat, which is soft and thick and an outer coat, which is coarser and curlier. This toy dog has a white fur, black nose and black eyes, and usually, gains a height of about 9 to 11 inches. The cheerful, sensitive and happy dog is a lovely companion to love and to play with. Bichon Frise is an intelligent dog and can be trained well; when trained as a therapy dog, it does a wonderful job assisting patients in healing by cheering them up. It is more likely to suffer from separation anxiety, making it difficult for you to leave the dog alone for longer hours. The dog would adjust to any lifestyle, but spending a long time alone is something they can't bear.
MINI PUG There is no such recognized breed as the Miniature Pug dog... Just as there are no long haired Pugs. The AKC (American Kennel Club), KC (the Kennel Club), CKC (Canadian Kennel Club), FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) and other major dog breed clubs do not recognize a miniature Pug as its own breed or as any sort of offshoot or variation of the breed. However, there is a dog that is called a Miniature Pug - One dog that is referred to as a mini Pug is a mix of a Chihuahua and a Pug dog. It is also called a Pughuahua or a Chugg (sometimes spelled 'Chug'). Some refer to this crossing of two purebreds as 'designer' or 'hybrid' dogs. The result is a canine that looks extremely similar to a Pug, however one can notice a difference in the length of the snout which will be just a bit longer. The body of a matured "mini Pug' will be leaner with longer legs. How big will a Chihuahua/Pug mixed Chugg dog grow to be? This will depend on the Pug to Chihuahua gene ratio that is passed down to the puppy; though most will be smaller than a typical Pug. Final adult weight will range from 3 pounds (1.36 kg) to 10 lbs. (4.53 kg). Another dog with a very sweet face and a lovable personality, a Pug's height is 10 inches to 1 foot tall and weighs between 14 to 18 pounds. This is a dog that can easily make people laugh. It is great with people in general, but also with children. Not a champion at running, this dog is kind of lazy, but it manages to impress without consuming too much of its energy at one time. People with a lower degree of activity would be great owners for such a dog. Jealousy is one of its characteristics as well, so be aware!
PUGGLE In a perfect world, the Puggle is a robust, healthy little dog with a playful spirit, a sense of humor and a desire to please. On the down side: the Puggle has the potential to be stubborn, selectively deaf, uncooperative, and just not that into you. You pay your money and you takes your chances. Dog height: 8 to 15 inches at the shoulder, Weight: 15 to 30 pounds, Life Span: 12 to 14 years. The Puggle is a crossbreed. Opening your heart and home to a crossbreed is like opening a beautifully wrapped package on your birthday: you never know what's going to be inside. It's often assumed that a crossbreed will combine the best of two or more breeds, but genetics doesn't always work that way. The way genes combine and express themselves is not always subject to a breeder's control, even less so when two different breeds are crossed. That's something to keep in mind before you lay down lots of money for a dog that you have been assured will be hypoallergenic or healthier than a purebred. Please, refer to WWW.VETSTREET.COM to read full details about this breed.
TOY MANCHESTER TERRIER The toy version of a Manchester Terrier weights between 6 and 8 pounds and its height is between 10 and 12 inches. It is an intelligent, daring, willing to learn, lively, alert and vigilant dog. It is also brave and it only barks in case of danger. Affectionate and devoted to its family, it is cautious with strangers. It gets along well with children and likes to play with them. A toy Manchester Terries likes to dig a lot, just like all terrier types of dogs do. It can be aggressive with small-sized domestic animals if not socialized in time.
PEKINGESE Generally, a Pekingese is 6 to 9 inches tall and weighs 7 to 14 pounds. This dog is known for its stubbornness and for the fact that it must be trained constantly, maintaining a firm attitude. Of course, it is also lovable and sweet and friendly with kids. Its stubbornness and mean side start manifesting when it meets strangers or when it has to socialize. Although really small, a Pekingese is active and it can be tiring to people with lower levels of activity. It was an imperial favorite in the old days, so no wonder its self-importance attitude prevails.
SILKY TERRIER The Silky Terrier originates from Australia and was bred originally for hunting small vermin. It's origins can be dated back to the 1800's. The Silky Terrier is also known by the other names of Sydney Silky and the Australian Silky Terrier. This dog is classified as one of the Toy Dog Group which we go on to describe in detail in the section at the bottom of this page. The Silky Terrier was first Registered by the AKC (American Kennel Club) in 1959. Name Facts and Dog Names: This dog's name is sometimes mis-spelt as terrior. Measuring 9 to 10 inches in height and weighting 8 to 10 pounds, a Silky Terrier is energetic, intelligent, eager to learn, active, lively, playful, cheerful, obedient, watchful and protective even if it is small sized. Very devoted to its owner, it is loving and playful with children.
It is vigilant with strangers and it does not allow them to get near children or even its owner. As a curiosity, this type of dog loves to hunt rats, leaving beside its duties as a companion. Some Silky Terriers might never have the chance to hunt rats, but if they see one, they will definitely give it a try. The Silky Terrier's coat is normally a shade of blue and tan, grey and blue and tan. The coat is normally straight, fine and glossy. Please, refer to WWW.MANS-BEST-FRIEND.ORG.UK to read full details about this breed.
MINIATURE AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD During the 1960's, a Californian Australian Shepherd enthusiast acquired several small working Aussies from the rodeo circuit. Intrigued by their compact size, she worked with a veterinarian to develop a breeding program in order to preserve the trait, which quickly resulted in litters producing both dogs only 13 to 14 inches tall as well as larger Australian Shepherds. The smaller dogs eventually became known as "miniature" Australian Shepherds. The mini Aussie soon attracted the attention of experienced Australian Shepherd breeders and eager newcomers. Lines were researched and educated breeding to full-size Aussies was and is strongly encouraged to diversify the gene pool and improve conformation and type of the mini Aussies. Herding instinct, intelligence and drive were preserved and many mini Aussies continue to work a variety of livestock today.The mini Aussie is exactly as its name implies: a small Australian Shepherd with the Aussie's attentive, energetic temperament, high intelligence and reserve, but never shyness, towards strangers. But while the height of the Aussie varies from 18 to 23 inches, the height of the mini Aussie ranges from 14 to 18 inches with a corresponding weight of approximately 20 to 40 pounds. The Miniature Australian Shepherd's eager attitude means that working with the mini Aussie is a joy, but their intelligence means that obedience training is highly recommended. The ownership of any dog, especially one of an intelligent breed, should not be taken lightly. Because the Aussie was developed both to herd and guard the flock, the mini Aussies are entirely devoted to their family and make excellent watch dogs and companions. As with all breeds, early socialization is of the utmost importance.
MINIATURE BULLTERRIER The Miniature Bull Terrier is a smaller version of the Bull Terrier. Interestingly enough, some breeders didn't think the original Bull Terrier was large enough, and they attempted to breed for a larger version. So, dogs the size of the Mini Bull may have been predominant at the time, but they were officially separated out from the Bull Terrier breed around the beginning of the 19th century. These dogs stand 10 to 14 inches tall on average.
MINIATURE SCHNAUZER The Miniature Schnauzer was bred down from the Standard Schnauzer using small specimens of that breed and interbreeding them with Poodles and Affenpinschers. Miniature Schnauzers stand approximately 12 to 14 inches tall. A smart, small dog with a wiry coat, the Miniature Schnauzer, which is of German origin, was derived from the Schnauzer and, it is believed, the Affenpinscher. There are, in fact, three sizes of the Schnauzer: the Miniature, a Standard version and the Giant Schnauzer. The Standard version was the earliest of the three; the Miniature Schnauzer was developed later, making its debut in the show ring in 1899. The breed comes in three colours: pepper and salt, black, black and silver and white and its eyebrows and whiskers enhance its distinctive appearance. Daily grooming with a wire glove on the body and a comb through the whiskers and leg hair keeps these dogs in good shape, but they do require stripping twice a year. The Miniature Schnauzer's handy size makes him a popular town dog. He is robust, hardy and agile, and also very alert, always warning of the approach of strangers to his property.
TOY FOX TERRIER Dogs belonging to the Toy Fox Terrier breed are 8 to 11 inches tall and weigh 3 to 7 pounds. When compared with other fox terriers, they are less sharp and calmer. This dog is enthusiastic and it likes to chase small animals such as pets or birds. Curious, active, intelligent, affectionate, sensitive and friendly, a Toy Fox Terrier has proven to be an excellent companion for people with disabilities. It can be quite funny and its loyalty is exceptional as well. Since it likes to hunt, it has a medium level of energy which should not concern you because it consumes it inside an apartment just fine.
JAPANESE SPITZ In the 1920s and 1930s, dog breeders in Japan created the Japanese Spitz by crossbreeding other different Spitz breeds. However, it is believed that the small breed evolved from the Peat Dog that spread from Europe some 6000 years ago, before reaching Asia to Japan around 400 A.D. In Australia, the Japanese Spitz is still a relatively rare breed since arriving in 1979. Similar to their smaller cousins, the Pomeranians, the Japanese Spitz has a thick, pure white off-standing coat. The stunning breed has a pointed muzzle, small triangular shaped prick ears, dark expressive eyes and a long furry tail that is often curled over their back. Average lifespan: 14 to 17 years.
The Japanese Spitz is an active, loyal and affectionate dog that enjoys human interaction and is always eager to please. They are alert and have great courage, making them good watchdogs as they have a tendency to bark to warn off strangers. Being a devoted companion dog, the Japanese Spitz may not enjoy the company of another pet. It is important to introduce them to other household pets at an early age. The Japanese Spitz do not require lots of exercise. However, being an active breed, they love being outdoors so daily walks will be sufficient. It's graceful and unusual dog. It likes to talk and it sounds like purr of a cat and murmur of water. They need to be listened and one needs to react, answering this dog. Also they like to dance round a master. In ancient Japan people believed they could normalize energy by stroking a chin. They say one can also get rid of a headache and cure depression.
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Teacup Yorkie - Buyer Beware! Are you looking to bring a Teacup Yorkie home? These cute little Yorkies are more popular than ever and can make an absolutely fantastic pet. But there are some serious issues that you must take into account to avoid buying a sick Teacup Yorkie dog.
Q:My mother bought a teacup Yorkie about six months ago. The pup flew all the way from Nebraska and when we picked her up at the airport she was so sick we ended up spending $2,000 to save her life. The breeder made it clear that he would take her back but that he could not reimburse us for the medical expenses. Is there anything I can do to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else?
A: You're doing all you can by telling as many people about it as possible. Out-of-sight breeders (whose prices are often similarly stellar) are almost never a smart idea. Unless you have an excellent referral to an out-of-state breeder from someone you trust, just say no!
Unscrupulous breeders are all over the Internet, hawking their puppy-mill wares as if they were show-quality purebreds. Just because they're expensive and imported doesn't mean you're getting what they advertise online. These pups are often sickly, defective and many times aren't even representative of their breeds, regardless of their papers. Puppy stores are not the ideal place to find the love of your family's life. The vast majority of these pups come from out-of state puppy farms or backyard breeders. Similarly, buying a pup at a roadside stand is a terrible proposition (for both you and the pup sitting in the heat). Unfortunately, I deal with a many sad cases like yours. Teacup pups are especially overrepresented among the disasters I see. In part, that's because many teeny-tiny dogs are inherently more fragile and genetically inbred than others.
Tips To Avoid Buying A Sick Teacup Yorkie 1.If possible, only deal with a reputable breeder that you can meet in person. This will help you avoid unscrupulous "puppy mills".
2. Call the breeder first to ask them about their dogs, what the conditions are like at the breeder's premises, if they could provide references to previous customers, etc. This will show the breeder that you're an educated, serious buyer. 3. Visit the breeder's premises to see how the dogs are raised, the condition of the parents and to get to meet the available dogs. Resist the temptation to go home with a dog at any cost. 4.Ask the breeder to see their breeder license and the veterinary records for the dog you are considering. 5. Once you've purchased a dog, make an appointment with your vet to give your new dog a thorough exam and to get to know him in case of future issues.
Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia is not an illness and can be prevented with proper diet and nutrition. Our warranty does not cover for this syndrome and it is buyer's responsibility to prevent their puppy from hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is a syndrome that occurs primarily in toy breeds between 6 and 12 weeks of age. A hypoglycemic attack is often precipitated by stress. The typical signs are listlessness, depression, staggering gait, muscular weakness, and tremors, especially of the face. Puppies with a severe drop in blood sugar develop seizures or become stuporous and go into a coma. Death can follow. This particular sequence of symptoms is not always seen though. For example, some puppies exhibit only weakness or a wobbly gait. Occasionally a puppy who seemed just fine is found in coma.
Episodes of hypoglycemia often occur without warning for example, when a puppy is stressed by shipping. Other common causes of acute hypoglycemia are missing a meal, chilling, becoming exhausted from too much play, or having an upset stomach. These events place an added strain on the energy reserves of the liver. Prolonged or repeated hypoglycemic attacks in toy breed puppies can cause brain damage. Puppies with frequent attacks should undergo veterinary testing to rule out an underlying problem.
Hypoglycemia Treatment: The treatment of an acute attack is aimed at restoring the blood sugar. Begin immediately. If the puppy is awake and able to swallow, give corn syrup or sugar water by syringe, or rub corn syrup, honey, or glucose paste on the gums. You should see improvement in 30 minutes. If not, call your veterinarian. If the pup is unconscious, do not give an oral solution because it will be inhaled. Rub corn syrup, honey, or glucose paste - nutrical or dyne supplements, on the gums and proceed at once to your veterinarian. This puppy will require an intravenous dextrose solution and may need to be treated for brain swelling. Oral glucose paste is sold at pharmacies. If you know your dog is subject to hypoglycemic attacks, keep this product on hand.
Hypoglycemia Prevention: Susceptible puppies should be fed at least four times a day. It is important to feed a high-carbohydrate, high-protein, high-fat diet. It is essential that the diet be high quality. Your veterinarian can recommend an appropriate premium food. Food supplements and table scraps should not exceed 5 to 10 percent of the total daily ration. Owners of toy puppies should take precautions to see that they do not become excessively tired or chilled. Many (but not all) puppies outgrow this problem.
Symptoms of Hypoglycemia are: Lethargy, Excessive salivations, dilated pupils, weak, wobbly, can't stand or walking around in disoriented state, seizures, and hypothermia. It is most frequent first thing in the morning but can happen at any time during the day.
Yorkie, Pomeranians and Maltese Babies MUST eat even more so with tinies. Maltese, Pomeranians and Yorkies are toy dogs and all toy dogs can have problems with sugar dropping by not eating. Your baby MUST EAT to keep the sugar level up. If he or she is homesick or has a stomach ache, it is up to you the pet parent to make sure they get sugar.
You do this by giving a nickel sized amount of Nutri-Cal or mixing light Karo Syrup into some water. It's always safe to have it on hand in case you need it. Give it by dabbing a small amount in the side of their mouth so they have to lick it off their gums.) That is for energy, for food I will give a very picky eater Gerber Chicken with Chicken Gravy. I try to get 6 CC[s about 4-5 times daily in a tiny puppy that is not eating their hard food interchangine with nutrical that should be given 3 times daily. I will also try organic plain yogurt with pure cane sugar to taste in it. Also Karo Syrup is good mixed in a little cottage cheese is also good option for picky eaters or stubborn babies that are in a rutt of not wanting to eat their kibble.
If all else fails, make sure your baby sees a experienced tinies vet, not a vet without tinies experience your better off handling yourself than to take to a regular vet that takes ordinary steps on typical dog care, not the right move on these tinies. Tinies can go downhill VERY FAST if sick, so always take quick action against not eating enough. If he/she is homesick, tempt him/her with fantastic treats. I use 1 max per day, Gerber baby Meat Stix and I cut those into tiny 1/3 inch slices and hand feed them. Also,the Gerber Chicken is a great alternative to get tinies appetites on track when they are stressed from the transition to your home. I also make sure to weigh them on a daily basis to make sure that they are not loosing weight.
There is nothing worse than a puppy that has gone too far without eating, they are most assuredly to enter into a hypoglycemic attack. On the flip side, some tiny puppies will gorge themselves to the point of throwing up and getting into a hypoglycemic attack. So there is a balance here, do not allow them to eat freely especially if you have one that doesn't stop until they get sick! For tinies, I usually feed 2 tablespoons total of Royal Canine Xtra Small Breed Puppy. I will give guidelines based upon the weight and age of your baby.
DO NOT OVERFEED, THIS COULD BE DEADLY! Also if you are one of those people who must have thier puppy stay at expected weights, then you need to feed them according to the micro guidelines during the first year of life. Puppies who get larger eat more during the first year of life than puppies who stay micro tiny. One tablespoon twice a day is protocol for tinies during the first year of life. Any more than this will add structure and weight to any sized puppy.
Emergency Procedures for Hypoglycemia If you see your puppies back legs immobile and a glossy non-responsive look to them or maybe they are now in the seizure stage of hypoglycemia. You need to be as quick and methodical as possible. Step one is to immediately get a jar of honey and rub a quarter size amount of honey under the top lip and bottom lip directly on the puppies gums all over. Wait for 15 seconds and repeat this process a few times. Once your puppy is back enough to be responding to you, get about 2-3 cc's of nurtical or nutrigel into the mouth of your baby only if he/she can swallow, if swallowing is not capable at this time, go back to step one until your baby is alert and strong enough to swallow on their own. Wait for a few minutes. Continue back to step one if still lethargic.
If still unresponsive, you will need to take your puppy to A EXPERIENCED tinies vet immediately. A ordinary animal hospital will most likely do the wrong thing to your dog at this point and quite possibly cause death upon your baby, not to mention accuse every known disease on the planet because of lack of experience, "big mistake". Book knowledge may call to sedate the puppy and complete several unnecessary tests more so than just a simple sugar test, if this happens from lack of tinies experience on a vets part, your tiny is in grave danger of death. So never take a hypoglycemic puppy to a inexperienced tinies vet as you may loose that puppy that very day.
A hypoglycemic puppy may also begin to vomit, and they do need something to calm their tummies down. If you are near a drug store, I use .2 cc's (that is point 2 cc's - not even a 1/2 of a cc) of a liquid called Anti Nausea for babies every couple hours until the baby vomiting has ceased. If I am at my experienced tinies veterinarian facility, the licenced veterinarian would give a shot of anti nausea medication. But any aggressive veterinarian procedures done at this point will most likely cause more problems than helping your baby if not death.
The Tiny Dog Shuffle Shuffle is way of walking as to not step on the tiny dog. It is important to walk where your feet never lose touch with the floor. Walk this way until the puppy learns not to walk in front of or between your legs. Too often, I have heard of story after story of these babies getting stepped on or sat on. It is so important that your home be "baby proofed" and that you make a few changes when they enter into your life, such as shuffling. They will learn this in a short time, but until they do, you will have to learn the Tiny Dog Shuffle. I have known some owners to attach jingle bells to a harness (never a collar) used only for this purpose, to know where they are at all times.
Crates It is MANDATORY for the tiniest babies to have a crate to retire into. It is so scary to allow your tiny roam of the home. Too often there are terrible stories of these tinies eating something on the floor that may have been overlooked or gone un noticed. Well these babies are very inquisitive and will taste everything that they see. It may be poisonous to them. They have very small digestive systems and what may not be poisonous to me or you, may be to them. Also a crate will prevent them from expending too much energy that could deter a hypoglycemic attack. What I REQUIRE for the first year of life for all my babies especially the tiny ones is this, a Laborador Retriever size crate with room enough for a pee pad to be attached down. I use a tray that secures the pad down.
I also have a water bottle attached to the side (always always make sure that the water is coming out of the spout freely). I put about 2 teaspoons of sugar in this 16 ounce water bottle for puppies and extreme tinies. Then on the other side from the pee pad of the crate I have a big fluffy soft bed. Then of course the food bowl, most puppies should eat 2 times a day, about a heaping tablespoon each feeding for tinies. Much more than that on a tiny and your asking for trouble such as joint problems, obesity which will lead to other problems ect. We use Royal Canine Xtra Small Breed Puppy. This crate is mandatory for all of my babies during their first year of life. Then I leave it up to the owners after the first year of life then they can allow the babies more free roam in your home, providing you do not have larger dogs or young children in the home. Most of my puppies only eat dry food. I will let you know if wet is recommended.
Don't allow your dog or puppy to Jump! Most Pomeranians, Yorkies and Maltese puppies love to jump especially when playing. They jump and expect that you can always catch them. You can't. Especially be careful holding them in your arms if they see something like a toy on the floor they want. Also when carrying them, always carry them firmly so that if they do try to jump they don't escape your grasp. Also be careful that they don't climb up on furniture when they are so small. A jump from the chair or sofa is too much for a tiny puppy. It is very important especially when grooming your baby to have a firm grip on them. They are so curious and will leap out of your arm in the blink of an eye especially when your combing, bathing or drying them. A small fall to a tiny on a hard surface, even just a few feet off the ground could prove to be deadly, so always always be aware with a CLASPED fingers grip on your baby at all times!
Always use harnesses, NOT collars! Never put collars on tiny toy dogs and lead them around with a collar like you would a regular sized dog. A collar can break their little necks or cause trachea collapse. Instead use a step in harness that does not encircle their necks. Most clothes for puppies have a harness built in. Please do not put a harness on your puppy until he is almost an adult as they are just not ready to be walked around when a tiny is in puppy stages. Both Maltese, Pomeranians and Yorkie Puppies have such tiny tracheas they sometimes make a snorting noise as they breathe. You can help by stroking their throats and the episode will soon pass. Do not attempt a harness on your baby until he is almost a adult.
Yorkies, Pomeranians and Maltese Puppies and harnesses and leads When your puppy is old enough to have a harness, usually about 9-10 months old, make sure to always have a leash and harness on your dog when you take them outside. They can easily see something that catches their attention and before you know it, they are gone. Too many Pomeranians, Yorkies and Maltese babydolls get killed by cars this way, and it can be EASILY avoided.
Housebreaking I have started housebreaking puppies to pads. They are not to go outside until they are a certain age and have had all vaccinations. Puppy pads are great ways to get started. I suggest having the pad within eye range of the puppy at all times in the beginning. And again, crates are wonderful ways to get your dog used to going on the pad, if the crate is large enough to have a pee area and also a bed and feeding ares. Positive reinforcement works best. Make sure and highly praise your baby when they pee on the pad. A firm "NO" will suffice when they have mistakes.
Walks and Excercise for Babydoll Yorkie, Pomeranians and Maltese Puppies Exercise is vital to average size toy dogs. I would make sure and take an average toy size dog, 5 pounds and over, on several walks every day even as puppies. On the flip side, with tinies you need to be so careful as exercise can easily put them into a hypoglycemic attack. For Adult tinies, you must make sure that they just ate a full meal and then also had a dab of Nurtical to follow before any excercise is attempted. I would never attempt exercise with a young micro tiny puppy EVER! They are to go from the crate to your arms when until MUCH later in life! Too dangerous on a micro tiny in the puppy stages!
Grooming and shaving the puppy hair Grooming is one of the most important areas of well care to a Pomeranian, Yorkie and Maltese Puppy. Pomeranians, Yorkies and Maltese are one of the most high maintenance dogs in full coat. However, thanks to grooming salons, you don't have to keep them in full coat. Pomeranians, Yorkies and Maltese become very unhappy as a matted mess, so its so important that they visit the groomer on a regular basis. Once every 2 months should suffice.
If you decide that you want to keep your Pomeranian, Yorkie or Maltese long coated, well then on top of the 2 month groomer maintenance, you should prepare to comb your baby on a daily basis with a comb and a brush. Also make sure to clean their eyes everyday. Pomeranians, Yorkies as well as Maltese in full coat need a bath twice a month to maintain cleanliness. Maltese require extra attention to their face as they can stain. I use daily products called Page One eye powder (you can contact me for sale of these products) and solution to clean their faces.
Constipation and or Wet Stool Always change foods by mixing the new with the old for about a week so that the puppies system gets used to the new food, I do require however, all my puppies to remain on Royal Canine Xtra Small Breed until your puppy reaches 10 months old, then they can be changed to XS Adult Royal Canine slowly changed, unless reactions to it. You will also have to cut or shave the hair around the anus if you do your own grooming. This is to prevent that area from getting plugged. Yorkies and Maltese babydoll puppies should poop twice a day. You will need to make sure he/she does. At the first sign of constipation. I do administer 1-2 cc's of olive oil directly to my puppy, if you think your baby has a sensitive tummy, you can add this to their food.
If that doesn't produce a bowel movement. I have used Fleet for human babies suppositories on tinies that have had a tough time expelling their stool. I have only used a sliver though and ask that you contact your vet before attempting this method for agreement. Also when a baby is very constipated, to me I am first concerned that they are not drinking enough water so please make sure that your baby is and has been consuming enough water, always always keep monitor of the level of water in your puppies water bottle on their crate. You can also keep their food wet with a small amount of warm distilled water to ease the digestion process.
Yorkie Ear Standing Ears standing is the normal for Yorkies, however some ears will not stand. Groomers cut the hair on the ears short too, as heavy hair can make the ears flop. Groomers usually shave the top third of the ear and trim around the ears with scissors. I have seen many Yorkies with one floppy ear and one standing.
Young Children and Tiny dogs We highly suggest that you carefully consider getting a larger more standard of the breed when you have young children around. Yes, there are more mature children that can respect these little tiny dogs, but most young children do not have the capacity to understand that these babies must be handled with the utmost care and awareness as they are not toys. Too often young children carry these babies very carelessly, even possibly around their necks which could cause trachea collapse, or worse suffocation. Also young children can overstimulate these babies and not have the knowledge or understanding when enough is enough and its time for puppy to rest now. Children also tend to jump around and walk not paying attention to the ground, this could be a terrible fatality to a tiny!!! A simple mistake of a unknowing child, dropping the baby, possibly on their head, could very easily prove to be fatal! So please think twice before you consider purchasing such tiny babies if you have young children in your household. It isn't fair to the children, nor the dogs.
Predators-hawks, bigger dogs Your Pomeranian, Yorkie or Maltese is a toy dog, so he/she is very small. But to a hawk he is a rabbit and a meal. If ever you see big birds in the sky, do not take your Tiny outside. I have heard dusk and dawn are the big feeding time for hawks so I do not take my Pomeranians, Yorkies or my Maltese outside then. These Babydoll Puppies also seem to have the instinct that big birds are predators and will look toward the sky when hawks are there. Bigger dogs naturally seem to NOT like Pomeranians, Maltese or Yorkies because they honestly do not know what they are, a friend or foe. To a big dog, a Pomeranian Tiny, Yorkie or Maltese may be viewed as a cat or rabbit or even a big rat. I do not allow my Tinies to associate with big dogs they do not know very well and I am always cautious even then.
Tinies and Shark Teeth There is a misconception by those not well versed in tinies that Shark teeth are a bad thing! Well this is ignorance on a vet's part and a buyers part. Double rows of teeth are "expected" in ALL tinies or dogs with shorter muzzles. This is handled at the spay and nueter appointment. At the time the vet puts your baby under sedation by gas (NEVER INTRAVENOUS) to spay/nueter he will also remove retained baby teeth and do a cleaning at this time. A EXPERIENCED tinies vet will understand this. Once again, here is another reason that you will know that your vet is not experienced in tinies if he sheds negative light on this and causes UNECCESSARY stress on the owner!
Ugly duckling Stages Puppies do go through stages of being an ugly puppy. Maltese puppies usually go through an awkward stage once they hit about 6-12 months old, their hair actually seems to thin around the face causing a more harsh look, thier bodies actually grow and their adult coat hasn't come in totally yet, causing a "awkward" stage. Somewhat the same for Yorkies, however, in my experience the Yorkie Uglies occur between sometimes as early 5 months and goes on until about 9 months of age. So if you fell in love with a Yorkie at a younger age, just hold tight, they will most likely return to their glory in a few more months! Once they hit 9 months, they tend to start coming into their own. By 12-14 months, you can really see a HUGE transformation in the maturity and true Magnificence of your dog! They grow from the UGLY DUCKLING STAGE into the LOVELY SWAN STAGE. Do not be alarmed when your puppy enters one of those stages as he/she will be beautiful when the stage is over. Pomeranian Puppies start their uglies between three and five months of age. They lose their puppy coats and slowly the undercoat starts to come in. Then you will notice whispies of top coat start to come in. The Transition from puppy to adult coat is done over three to four months of age. By about 10 months of age, your puppy should have its first adult coat and voila!!!! So hold on tight to their once young beauty and it will return!
When to spay and neuter Females and males can be sterilized upon reaching 6 months old, but you can wait a few months longer especially for the tinies. I suggest that you consult with a tinies specialist veterinarian before deciding when to do this. I wouldn't put a tiny through this operation unless they were at least 2 pounds. Also, make sure that the vet uses only gas sedation and never intravenous.
Wet and dry foods Puppies especially like wet food. Do not give them too much wet food, just a few bites is enough. This helps their bowels not be so hard. You could mix a few bites wet into their dry food for an extra treat. Good choices are Wellness Puppy or Science Diet Puppy.
Distilled Water Please use distilled water for your puppy's water. Distilled water is free of many chemicals found in tap waters. Some puppies get eye goopiness and also sometimes make their poop very soft.
Bumps Under Skin You may feel bumps or marble sized balls on the back of the neck. These are NOT tumors or something else. They are simple medicines in the baby shots which are absorbed by the body gradually, so there is no need to worry.
Chewing Puppies will chew. That's what dogs do, so if you leave something within his reach, he thinks it is fair game to be chewed up. So, put everything you don't want chewed out of his reach. Buy toys of different textures to satisfy his chewing yearnings.
Teething Tinies tend to wait longer than average toy dogs for their teeth to come in. So do NOT fall victim of the uneducated "tinies" myth about the teeth tell the age. TINIES ARE A DIFFERENT ball park! Once again this shows ignorance on those who don't know tinies!!! Some tinies don't get their front teeth until 5-7 months old!!! Between 5 months and 7 months they will be cutting their first teeth so just like a human baby, needs things to teeth on. Plastic teething toys are great as long as they don't chip off. Teething also tends to bring more tears. So if your puppy is staining a bit more from Tears, this is generally very normal. You can purchase a eye wash and a eye powder that would help manage this. Always make sure you supervise anything your tiny is chewing on!
Vaccines and Veterinarian Care It is of upmost important that you would find a vet that understands about tinies and dosing requirements. Too many times it is unfortunate that these babies get into inexperienced hands. Not that the vets are not capable vets, its just that tines require "speciality" care. Such as a premature baby requires certain care, so do tines require care from a vet that understands that a tiny can not handle the same care as regular sized toy dogs. Such notions of a full vaccine could be a "DEADLY" to such a tiny baby, or intravenous sedation, they should only be given sedation through gas. Or a full dose of medication given to a large dog, can kill a tiny. Tinies tend to be more sensitive to certain medications and need to have the due diligence in care with a vet that is versed into what medications usually give adverse reactions to tiny dogs. Unnecessary testing is a huge hurdle that inexperienced Veterinarians, in the sense of tines, put these tines through FAR TOO MANY times. For example, if your dog is having a hypoglycemic attack because he/she refused to eat because he was stressed from the move into a new environment, a liver shunt test at this point would be NEGLIGENT! If you can not find a vet that "specializes" in tiny care, I urge you to find a larger more "standard" of the breed dog as these babies deserve it! I had seen a vet that openly admitted to me that he would not treat a tiny as they need specialized care and one that does not have the experience can easily get into trouble with these types of babies! So do your homework before employing a veterinarian for your tiny. And do not whatever you do, settle for inappropriate care!
List of known Medications to NEVER give your tiny - will kill them !!! Panacur (use Metronidazole if needed, but NEVER Panacur). Lepto shot, if your vet wants to administer this vaccine to your tiny. FIND ANOTHER VET! This is negligence and lack of experience with tinies. This shot could EASILY KILL a tiny! FIND ANOTHER VET, YOUR settling for inappropriate care!
How to interview the Proper Vet for Tinies? My recommendations for a vet is to find one of the most "old fashioned" experienced, more mature vets that do have experience with tinies and also the ability and experience and humbleness if not to let you know, "hey, this isn't my area of expertise", if that would be the case. Also a great source for finding a tiny vet is to call local teacup breeders of any teacup breed and ask them who do they trust for their vet services? The worse ones of all are the ones that say: oh yes, we can handle small dogs and consider small dogs 10 pounders and honestly at this point, it is up to you to grill your answer out of them! Your questions should be:
1. How many dogs do you care for that are at 2-3 pounds full grown. 3. Do you believe a tiny especially a tiny in PUPPY STAGES, requires a full vaccine? if the answer is yes, no matter WHAT the reasonin... RUN FOR THE HILLS 3. What type of sedation do you use on tinies... if its intravenous... again, run for the hills... they should only be sedated by gas 4. What types of medications do you know of that would be harmful to a tiny, their first answer should be "panacur and a lepto vaccine"!!! If they don't know that, then they are NOT versed in teacup dogs! So finding the RIGHT vet will take some time and some interviews BEFORE you get your dog in hand! 5. How aggressive is your approach toward tinies, if for instance they were having a hypoglycemic attack... would you (a) begin testing right off the bat and at that, I do mean taking a lot of blood to rule out bile acid and start the dog on antibiotics and other medications? (b) first try to just stabilize the dog with intravenous fluids and maybe a little sucrose and possibly even some anti nausea drugs? A experienced with tinies vet answer should be "B", they should always begin their treatments with THE MOST NON INVASIVE therapy! 6. Do you understand that the vaccine LEPTOSPIROSUS is FATAL to small dogs? If not, they are not an "experienced" tiny veterinarian! 7. Does your vet know that 80% of tiny micro dogs or puppies have a 2-4 grade Luxating Patellas and it is a very common condition that should not be over exaggerated. An inexperienced "tinies" vet in most cases will stir up unnecessary worry and anxiety in owners and most of the time, call for all kinds of tests. Tinies do not weigh the same weight that a larger dog weighs, they rarely require surgery on their patellas unless in visible pain and its not usually required until much LATER in life. Inexperienced with tinies bone specialists or inexperienced with tinies vets say negligent things when it comes to tinies and luxating patellas. Do your puppy and yourself a favor and unless you see your baby in terrible pain and immobile, do not condone to surgery no matter what anyone tells you to try to create fear in you unecessarily.
Makes me sick to hear such negligent arrogant so called professionals with hardly any tinies experience try to force their false information on you or your baby! Its terrible stress on the babies and the owners because if the same dog lived in my care with my vet, they would have a much less poked, proded on and for sure a cheaper vet bill! We beg our owners not to fall victim to these careless so called professionals! They do not have the knowledge or experience to know that tinies are a whole different species than that of larger sized dogs. Not only does this cause stress on you and the dog, but you end up being charged for excessive, unnecessary testing! Don't fall victim to this, if you can't find a vet with these answers... KEEP LOOKING they are out their... Just remember, its usually the OLD FASHIONED vets that have teacup breeders as clients that are the most experienced vets for tinies. "How many clients do you serve that breed teacup puppies??" If they say none, they are not the right vet for you tiny!!!!
Behavior problems in dogs are one of the many reasons people seek help with dog trainer or animal behavior specialist. Some are more serious than others. Some problems can be traced back to a genetics and normal canine behavior gone astray. Others are caused by the environment, either through poor socialization as a puppy, trauma, or simply through owners who have unwittingly encouraged behaviors that eventually become problems. Unless pet owners have been trained, the average dog owner may recognize the behavior problem but have little idea where the problem originated or how they can help their dog overcome or even eliminate the problem. If you are one of those owners, relax, you are not alone. Most people misunderstand and mishandle their dogэs behaviors. There are a number of common behavior problems seen in small dogs, some more serious than others.
SMALL DOG SYNDROME You've probably heard about Small Dog Syndrome, especially if you have a small dog. Nowadays EVERYTHING has to have a name, but defining this so called disease is not so easy. Most trainers agree that the name refers to a set of undesirable behaviors mostly displayed by small dogs who want to show everyone who's really the boss. May I also suggest that this definition may have been written by a person who prefers BIG dogs? There is much circulating on this so called syndrome on the internet with little appearing in scholarly literature. The good news is it's a highly treatable "disease." Symptoms of Small Dog Syndrome: Jumping up on people, Begging for food, Assuming the best and most comfortable place on the human's bed, Growling or barking at anyone trying to get close to the dog's owner, Demanding to get attention, affection, petting, treats, etc., Insistence on going through a door way first, Pulling on a leash or refusing to walk on a leash at all Nipping at people's heels, Refusing stubbornly to listen to commands that have already been mastered, Barking or whining at a person, Finding and sleeping on the highest perch he can find, Separation anxiety symptoms, Jumping into a human's lap uninvited, Growling or barking at other dogs, Growling or barking at people.
This is basically a list of behaviors that we would prefer not to exist in any dog but can occur as a result of incomplete or inadequate training, socialization and discipline. Small dogs tend to show some or all of these problems because their owners have chosen to allow them to do so. All small dogs do not show all of these symptoms, but if your dog does more than a few, he or she is likely to be deemed a Small Dog Syndrome "victim." Luckily there are a few simply cures, but treatment depends on the owner's willingness to tackle the problem(s). Treatment of Small Dog Syndrome. Changing behaviors is neither easy nor impossible, but it does require a small amount of effort on the part of the small breed dog owner to overcome some of those annoying behaviors that have crept up over time. We must be willing to change our thinking about our dog's behavior, Re-socialize our dogs, Spend time training each day, Add discipline to our repertoire of good canine owner skills.
BARKING Almost all dogs bark, howl and whine to some extent but some small dog breeds are known for their yappiness. However, excessive barking or nuisance barking is considered a behavior problem in dogs because it is disruptive and annoying, both for you and for your neighbors. Before you can correct the barking, one must decide why the dog is vocalizing in the first place. These are the most common types of barking: Warning or Alert, Playfulness/Excitement, Attention-seeking, Anxiety, Boredom, Responding to Other Dogs.
CHEWING Chewing is a natural action for all dogs: it's just a part of the way they are wired. However, chewing can quickly become a behavior problem if the dog chews on objects not meant to be chewed, shoes, furniture, electrical wires and so forth. Puppies are especially guilty of chewing and if not giving enough chew toys, they will find other things to chew. Again, there are commonly recognized reasons why dogs chew. The most common reasons dogs chew are as follows: Puppy Teething, Boredom / Excess Energy, Anxiety, Curiosity (especially puppies). You will never be able to eliminate all chewing in dogs, and of course, you wouldn't want to. But you can encourage appropriate chewing.
DIGGING If given the chance, most dogs will do some amount of digging, it is part of their instinct. Certain breeds, like Terriers, are more prone to digging because of their hunting histories. Dogs that have been bred for centuries to burrow into the ground looking for mice or rats have this natural digging tendency firmly established in the psyche. Without the job of hunting, these breeds find other ways to dig and they really don't care whether they are digging a hole in the yard or in your new carpet. This is when digging becomes a behavior problem. In general, most dogs dig for these reasons: Boredom or Excess Energy, Anxiety or Fear, Hunting / Prey Instinct, Comfort-Seeking (such as nesting or cooling off), Hiding Possessions (like bones or toys), To Escape or Gain Access. A dog that digs holes in the back yard can be frustrating. A dog that digs their way under a fence to escape can create a very dangerous situation. There are ways to eliminate this behavior.
SEPARATION ANXIETY Separation anxiety is one of the most commonly discussed dog behavior problems in small dogs. Dogs who have been bred to be companions are very susceptible to separation anxiety because they feel they are not doing their job if their human is not right next to them. This disorder manifests itself in excessive vocalization, chewing, inappropriate urination and defecation, and other forms of destruction that occur when a dog is separated from his owner. Not all of these actions are the result of separation anxiety. Separation Anxiety can also lead to a dog eating feces or coprophagia. Signs of true separation anxiety include: Dog becomes anxious when owner prepares to leave, Misbehavior occurs in the first 15-45 minutes after owner leaves, Dog wants to follow owner around constantly, Dog tries to be touching owner whenever possible. True separation anxiety requires dedicated training, behavior modification and desensitization exercises. Medication may be recommended in extreme cases, but this should be a last resort.
EATING FIECES This may be one of the most distasteful behaviors to observe or discover after the fact. This behavior begins in puppy-hood and most outgrow this nasty habit. The technical term for eating one's stool is coprophagia and the practice is more of a behavioral problem than a health problem, but there can be some health issues associated with the practice. Many puppies pick up the habit from their mother at a very young age. Mother dogs must stimulate their newborns to defecate and will then clean their nursing puppies and eat the feces.
INAPPROPRIATE ILLUMINATION Inappropriate urination and defecation are among the most frustrating dog behaviors for their human families. They can damage areas of your home and make your dog unwelcome in public places or at the homes of others. It is most important that you discuss this behavior with your veterinarian first to rule out health problems. If no medical cause is found, try to determine the reason for the behavior, which can come down to one of the following: Submissive/Excitement Urination, Territorial Marking, Anxiety, Attention-seeking, Lack of proper housebreaking. Inappropriate elimination is unavoidable in puppies, especially before 12 weeks of age. Older dogs are another story, many require serious behavior modification to rid them of the habit. Another common problem associated with elimination is coprophagia, or the eating of feces. This is a common problem in small dogs but thoroughly revolting to human. Starting in puppy-hood it can become a habit that is difficult to break.
BEGGING Begging is a bad habit, but many small breed dog owners unfortunately encourage it. This can lead to digestive problems and obesity. Worse yet, it can undermine your role as pack leader. Dogs learn to expect that they will receive treats every time a person sits down to eat. While we should not deny our small dogs a treat now and again, it is so important that we not get into the habit of sharing everything we eat. Many of the things we love can be deadly to dogs for starters. More importantly, if dogs receive too many treats, they are not getting the complete, balanced diet that they need. This behavior problem can then turn into a health problem.
CHASING A dog's desire to chase moving things is simply a display of predatory instinct. Many dogs will chase other animals, people and cars and depending on the breed, this can be a behavior problem in many small dogs. All of these can lead to dangerous and devastating outcomes! While you may not be able to stop your dog from trying to chase, you can take steps to prevent disaster. There are ways to prevent this behavior.
JUMPING UP Puppies jump up to reach and greet their mothers. Later, they may jump up when greeting people because they are so excited. Some bigger dogs may also jump up to exert dominance, but in the case of a small dog, jumping is mostly a form of attention seeking. If the dog is accustomed to being on your lap, jumping may trigger an unconscious response in us to pick up the dog. Small dogs that jump may not be as annoying or dangerous as it would be in a larger breed dog. Nevertheless, if you are walking out the door headed for work and your tiny dog, which has just come in from playing in a puddle jumps on you, your attitude might change. Of all the behavioral problems seen in small dogs, this might be the most common. There are many methods to stop a dog's jumping, but not all will be successful. Lifting a knee, grabbing the paws, or pushing the dog away might work for some, but for most dogs this sends the wrong message. These methods are often considered Old School and newer ways seem to work better.
BITING Aggression and biting in dogs are two of the most serious behavioral problems. Dogs bite for reasons that can be traced back to instinct and pack mentality. Puppies bite and nip on other dogs and people as a means for exploring their environment and learning their place in the pack. If a puppy remains with its canine mother long enough, she will teach the pup not to nip. But often puppies are removed from their mothers too soon and placed in a home where they continue to nip. If the behavior is not stopped, the puppy might continue biting into adulthood. Owners must show their puppies that mouthing and biting are not acceptable by teaching bite inhibition. Beyond puppy behavior, the motivation to bite or snap typically arises from a variety of different situations. Some breeds bite more than others, but biting can be control through proper training. Biting possible reasons may include: Fear or Defensiveness, Protection of Property, Pain or Sickness, Dominance Assertion, Predatory Instinct.
AGGRESSION Dog aggression is displayed by growling, snarling, showing teeth, lunging and biting whether it is directed at a human or another dog. All dogs have the potential to become aggressive, irrespective of breed or history. However, dogs with violent or abusive histories and those bred from dogs with aggressive tendencies are much more likely to exhibit aggressive behavior towards people or other dogs. As behavior problems go, this is the most serious. Reasons for aggression are basically the same as the reasons a dog will bite or snap, but overall canine aggression is a much more serious problem, one which can be dangerous to humans as well as the dog.
FEAR OF THUNDERSTORM I have listed this problem here, not because it is a behavioral problem in the classical sense, but it is a real problem to the dog and something that the owner can do something about. Called a Thunderstorm Phobia or simply Storm Phobia, this condition occurs when a dog is overly frightened of one or more aspects of the storm causing him to display physical, psychological, and behavioral signs.
ANXIETY IN DOGS Some small dogs seem overly anxious most of the time. They may also suffer from separation anxiety, but may may also be nervous even when their owners are home and nearby. An anxious dog is often difficult to handle, especially when the anxiety becomes chronic. Music therapy is one way to help an anxious dog.
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Camper aficionados who have full-sized mobile lodgings of their own can now have a matching miniature version made just for their pets. Designer Judson Beaumont of Straight Line Designs, who typically makes surrealist anthropomorphic furniture, got the idea when his daughter asked him to build a doghouse for their puppy.
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They're made to be used indoors as a kennel or for brief periods outdoors as a place for pets to get out of the sun.
The trailers are made for small dogs weighing under 20 pounds, though larger models suitable for bigger dogs may be on the way, and the trailers are appropriate for cats, too.
It's easy to imagine these adorable mobile canine lodgings sitting outside the larger versions owned by the tiny occupants' human companions.
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