Dog Care 101

Like Teacup Dogs? Read This Before You Get A Teacup Chihuahua!

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By Carrie

When I think of teacup dogs the first one that comes to mind is the Teacup Chihuahua.


Teacup dogs are very popular these days  because they’re easy to take with you, fun to dress up, and they don’t take up too much space, among other things.

Thinking of adding a Teacup Chihuahua to your family?  First weigh the pros and cons to owning a Teacup Chihuahua before decide to bring one home.

A few of the good things about getting a Teacup Chihuahua are:

  • Comical and entertaining
  • Easy to travel with
  • Live to be 12 to 15 years old

A few of the downsides of getting a Teacup Chihuahua are:

  • Territorial and protective
  • Easily provoked to attack
  • Snap at children


Still Thinking About Betting A Teacup Chihuahua?

You’ll have to decide for yourself if the pros outweigh the cons.

Of course, not every Teacup Chihuahua will display all of the positive features. Nor will every Teacup Chihuahua have all of the negative characteristics either.

For example, not all Teacup Chihuahuas snap at children or are easily provoked.  I have a friend who has 2 Teacup Chihuahuas.  Her teacup dogs are very friendly with both, friends and strangers.

I will admit, they don’t like my Miniature Pinscher though.  When my Min Pin first met them, she would stand on her hind legs and tower over my friend’s Teacup Chihuahuas.  They didn’t like this one bit and they showed attitude towards my dog.  So now I just keep her away from these 2 Teacup Chihuahuas.

If you’re convinced that one of the many different teacup dogs is the best breed for you, just do some research first.  Get a vet’s opinion as well.  If a puppy isn’t the best option for you, then you might consider adopting an older Chihuahua or another adult teacup breed.  There are several different Chihuahua rescue groups and other small dog rescues as well.