The History Of Teacup Poodles

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by Lisa A Collins

The is very similar to the Toy and the Standard Poodle except for the size. Teacup weigh anywhere between two and four pounds where the next size Poodle, the Toy Poodle, is ten pounds at maturity. Teacup dogs get the name teacup because they can almost fit into a teacup. These dogs are intelligent, obedient and elegant dogs. They have a non-shedding fur, which makes them very popular. They are very perceptive dogs and love companionship.

Teacup are usually chosen as pets because of their non-shedding fur. Most dog lovers will tell you that a non-shedding dog is a very pleasant dog to have around. However, Teacup do need a lot of grooming in order to keep them free of tangles and messiness, but the end result is worth the extra groom time. But since the Teacup is so small there really isn’t much dog to groom and the extra time needed is really not relevant.

Teacup are very expensive dogs. They are considered and their price tags express this. The price of a Teacup Poodle can range anywhere between eight hundred and one thousand dollars and come in many colors. Their popularity is due to their size and the fact that they are very easy to maintain. Their origins go back centuries when Poodles were used in traveling circuses in Europe.

If you want to buy a Teacup Poodle it would cost you between eight hundred and one thousand dollars. These dogs are considered designer dogs. Their country of origin is France and they come in many colors. Centuries ago they began working in circuses entertaining people and, therefore their personalities as performers, with their charm and intelligence, has evolved into what they are today. All of the European courts, especially the French, enhanced the fad of the pampered pet, which has given the Poodle its position today. Teacup are, indeed, pampered pets.

The Teacup grew in popularity in its early years because of their smaller size and, therefore, were cheaper to feed and easier to maintain. The Toy and the Teacup Poodle are the most popular of all of the Poodle varieties. The Teacup Poodles make a mannerly, yet lively, companion for every lifestyle. However, when choosing a Teacup Poodle for a family be sure to consider the delicateness of a four pound dog if there are young children in a home.

Teacup Poodles are tiny dogs and should be treated as such. They will not be able to jump up or down off of sofas or beds. They must be watched when on a high piece of furniture so they do not fall off. Because of their size and fragility they can easily break a leg from one of these falls.

Even thought Teacup Poodles are tiny and fragile they are not sickly dogs. If a breeder tries to sell you a sick Teacup Poodle and tells you that this is the normal Teacup and that they are usually sick should be reported to the breeders associations. A Teacup Poodle should not be taller then eight inches and not weight more then four pounds. Anyone who tries to sell you anything bigger is selling you a Toy Poodle and not a Teacup Poodle.

Teacup Poodles do use up their energy fast and will suffer from low sugar, but a quick fix with a small meal will remedy this situation. One must always remember this is a tiny dog and should be treated as such.

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