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. 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, 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 make it simple, the moment that you have registered a teacup schnauzer or toy schnauzer, they will show as purebred “miniature schnauzer” in paper. 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. As a matter of fact, a regular miniature schnauzer and a toy schnauzer has the same life of around 12 to 15 years.
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 are going to be less than a kilo and as a result, so fragile until they are 6 months or 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. 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.