It is hard to resist the opportunity to cuddle up with a cute, tiny dog. They do not slobber as much as big dogs do, and they certainly are not as bulky or heavy.
There are quite a few teacup dogs breed or those that are small enough to be considered as such. They all have their unique personalities, temperaments, coat lengths and colors, and activity levels, just to name a few things.
Here are teacup dog breeds that everyone should know about.
1.Teacup Brussels Griffon
These little dogs are known for their big personalities. They love to run and play, they get along well with children, and they never turn down a game of tug-of-war or fetch. However, they weigh no more than 10 pounds and stand no taller than 10 inches when fully grown, so they are not the best choice for households with kids who like rough housing. The Brussels Griffon has bright, alert eyes and a smooth yet sometimes curly coat.
2.Teacup German Spitz
Developed in Europe, the German Spitz is a lively and affectionate pooch. These dogs are highly attentive and seem to always know what is going in the household. They have smooth medium-length fur and a bushy tail that stands proudly above their backside. The German Spitz comes in a variety of colors, including black and tan, white, gold, and sable. As adults, they stand at about 14 inches tall and weigh up to 25 pounds. So, they are not a true teacup breed, but they are considered one by many breeders and owners alike.
This crossbreed was developed by breeding a Poodle and a Maltese together. The Maltipoo is an adorable little dog that adapts well to both house and apartment living. These dogs have button-like eyes and wavy fur that comes in many colors. They are considered hypoallergenic because they shed extraordinarily little throughout the year. The teacup-sized Maltipoo weighs about 5 pounds and is about 8 inches tall during adulthood.
The Cavalier King Charles and the toy or miniature Poodle are responsible for the development of the Cavoodle. These dogs were bred to minimize genetic problems, making them a healthy breed that does not easily succumb to generational health issues. These small dogs have tons of energy and need to spend plenty of time outside exercising every day. Because they are crossbred, you never know what one of these dogs will look like until they turn a few months old.
The Morkie is a toy-sized, affectionate dog that loves to play and snuggle. Confident and outgoing, these dogs act as if they are huge. They do like to bark, and they tend to be overprotective of their human family members, which can make it tough to integrate visitors into the household. However, plenty of exercise and socialization should result in a carefree, well-behaved dog that everyone will love.
6.Teacup Bichon Frise
Standing at just about 12 inches tall, these hypoallergenic dogs are fun-loving and boisterous. They have cute round heads, big eyes, and super soft coats that are hard to resist snuggling up to. The Bichon Frise tend to get along well with other dogs and animals if they are socialized early on in life. These dogs have gotten more popular since their development, which is why the Bichon Frise Club of America (founded in 1964) grows in number every year.
These adorable dogs sport wrinkled faces, stubby legs, and tails that curl up over their butts. They have short muzzles, which makes them susceptible to health problems associated with overheating. These snuggly dogs are loyal, affectionate, smart, and instinctive. They originated in China and were eventually imported around the world. These companion dogs are now popular pets among households in Europe and the United States.
As a crossbreed of the Siberian Husky and the Pomeranian, these dogs could be a little larger than teacup-sized dogs, but most of them turn out to be lap dogs that are cute, small, and cuddly. This breed typically has a thick, double coat that helps keep them warm during the winter months. However, they tend to shed frequently during the summer months. Their coat patterns usually mimic the Husky’s, but their coloring can vary.
9.Teacup Boston Terrier
The Mini Boston Terrier has a flat, scrunchy face that seems to tell a story and a short, soft coat of fur that is always a pleasure to pet. While the original Boston Terrier weighs in at about 20 pounds when fully grown, the mini version typically weighs in at under 10 pounds. These little dogs are nicknamed the American Gentlemen because they are so well behaved within the household. They are commonly crossbred with other teacup dog breeds, such as the Chihuahua and French Bulldog.
10.Teacup Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkshire Terrier is typically trimmed to keep their coats under control, but if left to grow, they produce gorgeous, silky straight hair that easily reaches the ground. These little dogs are rambunctious and playful, but they are known to cause trouble from time to time. While they love spending time with family members, they can become bossy when it comes to interacting with younger children.