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How Unique is a Teacup Schnauzer?
The height of a full grown Teacup Schnauzers should only be 12 to 14 inches and should weigh between 14 to 18 pounds. If the dog is smaller or larger than the said figures, then this is deemed to be a fault by American Miniature Schnauzer Club. Simply put, it is not possible for them to enter a competition.
Teacup and Toy size Miniature Schnauzers can never be a show dog since their height must never go beyond 11 inches and their weight must reach between 3 to 11 pounds. They can still have that “champion bloodlines” in their pedigree on the other hand, this is assuming that their past relatives met the requirements and completed show competition. Always remember that toy and teacup schnauzers are also miniature schnauzers. In other words, when you register a toy schnauzer or teacup schnauzer, their registration papers would show as purebred “miniature schnauzer”. The term “toy” and “teacup” is used as a reference to the smaller estimated adult sizes and shouldn’t be considered as separate breed.
There are a number of features for a teacup schnauzer and some of these are:
Number 1. Toy Schnauzers have similar lifespan of regular miniature schnauzer which is around 12 to 15 years plus.
Number 2. Schnauzers have stocky and sturdier build and thus, they are not as fragile as toy poodle or Chihuahua. Young children on the other hand must be supervised around their mother because as a puppy, it helps prevent injuries.
Number 3. You should not give your children a Teacup even though they have a small figure. When they leave us, they’re less than a kilo and thus, very fragile until they’re 6 months or even older.
Number 4. A Miniature Schnauzer is listed on AKC’s top 10 list as one of the most intelligent dogs out of all the 175 plus breeds. Toy sizes are very obedient, has great ability and love doing tricks as well.
Number 5. Similar to other toy breeds, you may need to have puppy teeth pulled when you have a teacup schnauzer neutered/spayed. It is vitally important to always remember this because there is a possibility that they might develop undesirable jaw line.
Number 6. Until your pup reaches 3 to 4 months old, they have to eat 3x a day. Their small figure is subject to hypoglycemia so see to it that you supervise meals and see to it that they’re eating on the right time and on the right portion.
The Teacup Schnauzer could be the breed you’re looking for if you want a dog to pet.