Thanks to the fact this breed has no official standards, all colors are available. They can be white or cream, blue or black, brown or apricot, red or silver. All are absolutely adorable. You will also find different combinations of colors. In any case, they have curled or corded hair, brown or black, oval shaped eyes and beautiful appearance.
Teacups are especially intelligent little dogs. They can be easily trained and can learn all sorts of tricks. They have sweet and friendly nature, very good character and amazing abilities. They are so amusing, responsive, gentle and playful, lively and cheerful, making simply adorable pets for all generations. They make sweet companion dogs, great family pets and surprisingly good watchdogs, although so small.
Because they are so small and adorable, it might be hard to say no to them. That's why they can easily develop a small dog syndrome, and become annoyingly loud and impossible. If you allow this, you won't have anyone to blame but yourself. You must be a pack leader, and your dog has to understand this. Be very gentle, but establish some rules and stick to them. If you allow bad behavior, your dog won't be obedient any more.
This is one long-living breed, just like most very small breeds. Even so, these lovely dogs are often prone to genetic diseases, and might have problems with their digestion, sugar levels and eyes. Both eyes and ears are quite sensitive, and require regular check-ups. Buy your puppy from reliable breeder and find a good vet. Well-fed and groomed dog will live long and healthy life.
Teacup is small enough to be perfectly happy living in a small apartment. He will be quite active when indoors, playing and fetching toys. Even so, one daily walk is always advisable, especially if you don't have a yard for your puppy to play outside. Different behavior problems are often caused by lack of exercise. Give your dog a chance to spend this enormous energy whenever you can.
Unlike other breeds, poodles need to be bathed and clipped regularly. There are different types of clips, but they should be done approximately every six to eight weeks. Grooming also includes regular scaling of their teeth, pulling out in growing hairs from their ears and regular eyes and ears check-ups. Your vet will give you more info about this.
Adorable, cute and so friendly, Teacups will become best friends with other animals, even with cats. They make interesting and loyal companions to children and adults. If you have very small children, they shouldn't be left alone with your new puppy. Teacups are too delicate for this. Older children will be careful with these lovely little beauties.
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