What are teacup pugs? Pugs that fit into a teacup? Well, yes. Before you go find yourself one, take note of the points discussed in this article and you will learn that supporting this type of breeding is not recommended.
Teacup Pugs are not a recognized breed and are the result of breeding small pugs so that this genetic defect is carried on to produce even smaller pugs. This is breeding dwarfism and is not a desirable trait in any breed and should be eliminated. If you have an interest in teacup breeds, please remember you are encouraging breeders to breed these weak, sickly dogs. With so many other healthy toy dogs and small dogs at your local rescue surely you can find a wonderful pet.
The Standard Pug
The standard Pug is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world and a favorite with sweet faces and easy temperament. They were a favorite among the Buddhist Monks as well as Chinese Emperors. By the 16th century, they became a favorite dog breed among the European royals and by the year 1885, the American Kennel Club recognized it as a distinct breed. Male Pugs are around 12 – 14 inches in height, while female pugs are 10 – 12 inches in height. Although they are the largest dogs in the toy breed category, they are still small in size.
Similar to Pugs, teacup pugs are compact, muscular dogs with square features. They have a heavily wrinkled face with a black, snub-nosed snout. These dogs have an even temperament and are very friendly. Pugs are very playful. They do not require much exercise and a short daily walk, with some light playtime at home. Their wrinkles need frequent cleaning to prevent the accumulation of dirt in them. Also, daily brushing of the coat will help keep shedding to a minimum and keep it clean and sleek.
Is it the Right Choice?
As you can see, a teacup pug will have a life full of woes and this kind of existence isn’t fair especially when such suffering can be avoided.