What is a teacup Maltese?

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A teacup Maltese is a smaller Maltese. The term "teacup" is a marketing tool referring to really small, and often unhealthy, dogs. "Teacup" puppies are often badly-bred puppies, with no concerns to their health or temperament - they are only bred to produce the smallest-sized puppies possible. No responsible breeder will breed or even sell a very small or unhealthy puppy.

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totally they are soooo cute and they are good companions, but so are normal Maltese dogs-- toy dogs have massive health issues when they grow up, so a normal Maltese is probably a better choice.

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A teacup Maltese is a Maltese that is specially bread to be tiny (but they are bread to be so small that they have lots of health issues)

so yes, a teacup Maltese exists.

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