Its amazing personality and unique physical appearance makes this dog a great go-everywhere companion. It comes in different coat colors and coat types.
The miniature teacup Chihuahua refers to the same breed of Chihuahuas, except that it weighs lesser than the standard weight. A miniature teacup variety weighs less than 3 pounds. In fact, it is unusually small as a pup. These pups are born within a litter of regular Chihuahuas. It is also referred to as 'teacup', 'pocket', or 'tinies'.
The Chihuahua Club of America (CCA) is concerned about the different names assigned to the same breed, and has expressed that the usage of these terms is incorrect and misleading.
This dog has a large and well-rounded (apple dome) skull, which is one of the most characteristic features of this breed. There is a soft spot or muzzle on top of the skull of a puppy. The snout or muzzle is moderately-short and pointed. It has large, radiant, shiny, and non-protruding eyes.
This dog can be trained easily provided that one has patience and a great sense of humor while training. It is very intelligent, energetic, and a quick learner, who responds well to proper training. It is a loyal and faithful watchdog. However, it should be trained about how to meet people since it has a feisty and mischievous character.
Many dog buyers get attracted to the Teacup because of its extraordinary small size. However, some people are of the opinion that it has certain health problems and a very short life span as compared to the normal Chihuahuas.
The Chihuahua is not recommended for families with children under 8 years as children might cause injury to the dog. While keeping this breed, it is advisable to take the necessary precautions and extra care required for its health and well-being.