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How Unique is a Teacup Schnauzer?

Teacup Schnauzers must weigh between 14 to 18 pounds considering that they are full grown and should stand 12 to 14 inches. If the dog is larger or smaller, then this required weight and height is considered a fault by American Miniature Schnauzer Club. Meaning to say, entering them in a competition is almost impossible.

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. On the other hand, they still can have “champion bloodlines” in their pedigree assuming that their past relatives have met the requirements and has completed show competition. Always remember that toy and teacup schnauzers are also miniature schnauzers. To put it simply, when you register a toy schnauzer or teacup schnauzer, its registration paper will show as a purebred “miniature schnauzer”. Remember that the term “toy” and “teacup” is only used as a reference to their smaller estimated adult sizes and shouldn’t be considered as separate breed.

There are several features of teacup schnauzer and these include the following:

Number 1. Toy Schnauzers have similar lifespan of regular miniature schnauzer which is around 12 to 15 years plus.

Number 2. These dogs aren’t fragile like a Chihuahua or toy poodle as they have a sturdier, 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. 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 as loving and smart and fond of doing tricks, has great agility and obedience.

Number 5. When you have a teacup schnauzer neutered/spayed, you may need to have some puppy teeth pulled, like all other toy breeds. It is so important to not forget this thing otherwise, they might develop undesirable jaw line.

Number 6. Your puppy needs to eat 3x a day until it’s around 3 to 4 months old. With their small figure, they’ll be subject to hypoglycemia so make sure that you are supervising their meals and make it a point that they are eating on time and with the right portion.

If you are thinking of a small and cute dog to pet, then a Teacup Schnauzer may be the right breed for you.

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