The term, ‘Teacup puppies, is not at all an official term, which is used to specify a particular type of baby dogs. It is only a common term used generally by the dog owners and breeders to signify the small puppies, which are under twelve months and below 17’’ in height. People use this term to resemble these puppies with their tender age and cute short height.
Looking back to the history of dogs
The history of these puppies states that, it was only in the 19th century that breeding puppies were mainly done to serve the aesthetic aspect only. Before this time, puppies were bred to have specific features which could make them ideal for performing only those works that would be assigned to them. Like, Teacup puppies, mostly served as a status symbol and good companions in royal families of the European continent. There are many breeds of such puppies, like, Terrier, Poodles, Yorkies, Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Maltese and Morkies, etc., all of which have their own structural features that make them unique in their own place. Pomeranian and Yorkies are the best as companion pets, while Maltese are playful pets. Chihuahua puppies were specifically used for ceremonial sacrifices in the ancient days.
Care and health of puppies and other training issues
Toy schnauzer puppies need more care and cautions than other ordinary puppies, because of their minute size and very negligible body weight.
- In the first six months, these puppies need to be fed very often, until they gain the minimum weight and size.
- They also need more food and water than normal puppies.
- The first few months are very crucial for these puppies and need special supervision at all the time. They should not be left alone for a long time.
- You need to arrange for a crate for the Teacup puppies, so that they can sleep comfortably and also eat at ease.
- You should not rush the puppy to do anything; rather it should be given its own time to get adjusted to its new home.
- If your puppy is seen to eat or drink less frequently, then it is a matter of concern. It might be a symptom of hypoglycemia, where the blood sugar level of the puppy drops heavily. This may be caused due to stress resulting from insufficient sleep, change in environment, or any infection. Whatever be the case, consult a veterinary doctor and get your pup a thorough checkup and adequate treatment
- You should train your puppy for a proper potty habit. Teach them one word commands like ‘stop, or sit, or stay, etc. ‘and then gradually apply those words to make them adjusted to understand your order.
These toy puppies will add extra fun and enjoyment in your life and add a new flavor in your family life.