Teacup Poodle

The Real Information About Teacup Poodle You Can’t Afford to Miss


Doesn’t matter the size, this Poodle breed dogs are well-known as smartest dog in the world today. They are very flexible and they will act well in house.

Teacup poodles are easy to train dogs, so it’s great for first-time dog owners. But the Teacup Poodles needs regular grooming. Disadvantage of this breed is being flimsy and also having several health matters.

Poodles can be identified in three sizes, which are standard, toy and miniature. Standard is the largest out of above mentioned three sizes, Approximately they are forty-five or more pounds,

and fifteen inches. The miniature weighs roughly fifteen to twenty pounds and fifteen inches tall. Toy poodle which is the smallest group out of three groups weighing around ten pounds and less than ten inches in height.

All breeder of toy poodles got own size classification for these puppies never the less according to my knowledge adult poodle should weigh 4 Lbs or under and shoulder height will be 8 inch. Though the normal teacup weighs around over three pounds, sometimes there are some poodles weighing less than 3 Lbs.

There is a myth that teacup poodles are not healthy dogs. There are chances of dogs having health problems which is common for all breeds but teacups bred by a trustworthy breeder from a healthy ways and bred precisely to be tiny are healthier.

It is essential to purchase a teacup poodle from a reputed, skilled &knowledgeable breeders who are specialized in teacups. Teacups will live for fifteen or more years generally, this is same as standard, miniature, and toy poodles.

Let’s talk about the advantages of having a teacups. Due to their tiny little size, it is very easy to handle even for a little kid, easy to lift, take for outings and they will be permitted in places where some places not allow larger dogs.

Teacups are ideal for apartments, condominiums, and small houses with don’t have much space, they require less space rather than other dogs. Feeding them are less expensive and in other hand grooming also easier than other types of dogs.

Though teacup poodles are wonderful loving breed as well as intelligent, but not fit for everyone. Teacups wants lot of care and company, therefore it is not a good select for persons who are away from home for long hours.

As there are tiny, they are brittle.So not recommended for teenagers. They will easily injured, if mistakenly step on or drop the puppy. So they need all time supervise them then they do not fall or injured. Teacup poodles is a perfect pet for people who need tiny little puppy

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Some other names of teacups

Teacups groomed to show the standards the figure have to be square appearance. It has roughly the similar length to the height at the withers. Skull has to be rounded shape. With long, square muzzle. Oval dark eyes. Ears of teacup are hanging handy to the head as well as long and flat. All legs areequal with the size of the puppy.

Top line is strait and flat. The tail is usual and carried high. Some owners docked the tail half to style the dog look extra stable. Dewclaws are some times taking off. Feet’s are normally oval-shaped, slightly small and the toes looks arched.

Coat of teacup is sometimes curly or corded. They are available in various colors such as black, blue, silver, gray, cream, apricot, white, brown and red. Sometimes breeders are breeding parti-colored Poodles. .

Teacups are faces to numerous genetic diseases. These are some common diseases IMHA (Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia), slipped stifle, diabetes, epilepsy, heart disorders, PRA, runny eyes, ear infections and digestive issues. Common eye problems are cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy which will lead to blindness. Brown teacups are faces to become prematurely gray.

Living Circumstances

The Teacups are good for apartment livings as mentioned earlier. They are active in house and they do not need back yard to play.

# Toy Poodle will live for fifteen years and it will be 13 to 16 commonly.

# Miniature Poodle – Average lifespan is fifteen years and range will be 14 to 16 commonly.

# Standard Poodle – Average lifespan is twelve years and range will be 11 to 13 commonly.

# Klein/Moyen Poodle – Averagelifespan is thirteen and half years, and range will be 12 to 15 commonly.

# So both Toy and Miniatures live for 15 years, in other hand Standard Poodle shows somewhat shorter life expectancy.  Klein/Moyen (a European size) will drop into middle.

In detail, a well-documented case includes a Poodle born in 1908 who lived a long, cheerful life of precisely 28 years and 218 days and passed away in August of 1937.

Teacup poodle
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Health Issues

Common health issues of poodles

 Addison’s disease (this doesn’t regularly fatal if we treat early and treatment is given it can be cured)

 Gastric dilatation volvulus AKA bloat (this is very fatal and most frequently seen in Standard Poodles, but if feed well and organized, proper exercise and found early signs, can be cured easily)

 Thyroid issues

 Tracheal collapse (This is common for Toy Poodles, but not fatal and but in some cases it will lower quality of life)


 Hip dysplasia

 Bladder stones


 Cushing’s Disease

 Sebaceous adenitis

 Juvenile renal disease

About exercise

If exercised well Poodle will be a healthy Poodle. Dogs needs to do exercise and it have to be daily moderate exercise. So extreme exercise can be harmful to puppy. Mostlysome Toy Poodles jumping from heights. It will lead to legs, knee, hip and/or back issues.

Exercises helps a puppy release pent up energy, which makes them more relaxed. Holders who take benefit of long walks to impart heeling commands and to join socialization exercise will find that daily walks clue to a better-behaved puppy, which directly lead to improving quality of life.

These are some physical, health advantages as well. When a puppies receives steadyworkout, it helps to avoid:

# Stroke

# Arthritis

# Becoming overweight

# Heart disease

# Some types of cancer