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Key Features of 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. In other words, they can’t enter the competition.
The Teacup and Toy size Miniature Schnauzers should be only 3 to 11 pounds and needs to be 11 inches or perhaps less, which means that they couldn’t be a show dog. On the other hand, say for example that their pedigree has past relatives that have met requirements and completed show competition as well, then there is a chance that they could have “champion bloodlines”. Never forget that toy as well as teacup schnauzers are miniature schnauzers too. 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 only as reference to its smaller estimated adult sizes and must not be deemed as separate breed.
There are several features of teacup schnauzer and these include the following:
Number 1. Toy Schnauzers have the same lifespan much like a regular miniature schnauzer which is roughly 12 to 15 years plus.
Number 2. Such dogs are not fragile like Chihuahua or toy poodle because they have sturdier and stocky build. On the other hand, young children ought to be supervised around their mother as a puppy in order to prevent injuries.
Number 3. No matter if they have a small figure, it is never wise to give Teacups for children. 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. Much like other toy breeds, you might have to have some puppy teeth pulled when having 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 figure is small and thus, their subject to hypoglycemia so make it a point that they are eating on the right portion and eating on the right time.
If you are thinking of a small and cute dog to pet, then a Teacup Schnauzer may be the right breed for you.