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. Now say for example that the dog is either smaller or larger than the required weight and height, this is deemed to be a fault by the American Miniature Schnauzer Club. Simply put, it is not possible for them to enter a competition.
Both Teacup and Toy size Miniature Schnauzers must only weight between 3 to 11 pounds and has to be 11 inches or may be less which means that they can’t be a “show dogs”. 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”. Always keep in mind that a toy schnauzer and teacup schnauzer is breed of miniature schnauzer too. To put it simply, when you register a toy schnauzer or teacup schnauzer, its registration paper will show as a 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 similar lifespan of regular miniature schnauzer which is around 12 to 15 years plus.
Number 2. Schnauzers have stocky and sturdier build and thus, they are not as fragile as toy poodle or Chihuahua. Then again, young children should be overlooked by their mother since this is the only way that the pups can be protected from injuries.
Number 3. You should not give your children a Teacup even though they have a small figure. And when they leave us, they will be less than a kilo and for that, it is likely going to be fragile until they reach 6 month or 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 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 very important to not forget about this matter or else, they may develop undesirable jaw line.
Number 6. Until your pup reaches 3 to 4 months old, they have to eat 3x a day. Their small figure is subject to hypoglycemia so see to it that you supervise meals and see to it that they’re eating on the right time and on 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.