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Chihuahua breeders often use terms like miniature, teacup, tiny toy, apple headed, or deer headed, to describe puppies. These terms are not recognized by the breed standards and may be misleading.

Both British and American breed standards state that a Chihuahua must not weigh more than six pounds. However, the British standard also states that a weight of two to four pounds is preferred and that if two dogs are equally good in type, the smaller is preferred. "Teacup" is the term is usually used to define a chihuahua which weighs less than the breed standard.

The smallest Chihuahuas have more in the way of health problems, than their slightly larger cousins. Being the smallest dog in the world comes with its fair share of health problems including regulating their blood sugar (hypoglycemia), dehydration, and respiratory problems. They will need extra care and special attention especially as puppies and should always be checked out by a licensed veterinarian for thyroid and liver problems.

If you are looking for a teacup chihuahua don't always listen the breeder or the seller. Many times Chihuahua sellers will claim to have puppies for sale. The fact is, no one can tell whether a puppy less than 10 weeks old will be a teacup size or not. Checking to see if the puppies parents are teacup wont work either. It is nearly impossible to determine if a chihuahua is going to be a teacup based on the size of their parents.
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How big does a teacup chihuahua get?

My chihuahua is 4 pounds and she is 6 months old. She I think so is full grown by now. There is NO such thing as a "teacup" chihuahua or any other dog. Teacup is a term to

What do you feed a teacup chihuahua?

I have a teacup chihuahua myself I feed her kibbles and bites or puppy chow any feed one a hand ful and that would last a whole day!

What is a teacup chihuahua?

There is no such thing as a "teacup Chihuahua". The term "teacup" is a marketing tool referring to really small, and often unhealthy, dogs. Typically these dogs are under 3 lb

What are teacup chihuahua favorite toy?

Chihuahua's are like all dogs...they love to play with toys. My 5 year old chihuahua play with squeaky balls or squeaky toys (she loves to make them squeak by pushing her nose

How big are teacup chihuahuas brains?

theres no such thing as a "teacup" > http://www.cnmchihuahuas.com/teacup.html most people think they are getting a teacup animal when really its just a normal sized one but it