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. Never forget that toy as well as teacup schnauzers are miniature schnauzers 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 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. Young children on the other hand must be supervised around their mother because as a puppy, it helps prevent injuries.
Number 3. Regardless of its small figure, it is suggested not to give Teacups for children. 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.
Are you looking for a small, obedient and playful dog, if so, then you’ll never go wrong with a Teacup Schnauzer.