The Teacup Poodle is very similar to the Toy and the Standard Poodle except for the size. Teacup Poodles 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.
They are usually carted around in a ladies purse or a designer carrier. They are always the center of attention and are quite popular in Hollywood. Celebrities love this dog because of its size and because they can take it anywhere they go. They need to be consistently groomed to keep their fur free from matting and messiness, but the time needed to groom such a tiny dog is very short.
The Teacup Poodle makes a great family pet because it loves companionship. They are fun to dress up and most of their owners carry them in their purses or special pet carriers that are shoulder bags. In today's world the celebrity elite are very prone to carrying their teacup Poodles with them wherever they go.
They were used as performers for entertainment purposes. The early years of royalty caught on to the craze of the performing Poodles and most had Poodles with them courtside. They soon became very pampered pets, a trait which has carried on today. But one must consider the Teacup Poodle's size when choosing a Poodle for a family pet.
Teacup Poodles should be no taller then eight inches tall or weigh more then four pounds. These dogs are very healthy dogs as long as get the proper nutrition in their diets. Sometimes they can get a low sugar hit and a little karo syrup on your finger will take care of this problem. But if food is left out for him during the day there should not be any problem of low sugar.
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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