What Makes a Teacup Schnauzer Unique?
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 smaller or larger than the said figures, then this is deemed to be 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, 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 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 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. 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. Out of all the 175 plus breeds from AKC, the Miniature Schnauzer are included in the top 10 list for being a smart dog. 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 very important to not forget about this matter or else, they may develop undesirable jaw line.
Number 6. Your puppy has to eat 3x a day until it reaches 3 to 4 months old. 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.