Chihuahua vs Teacup Chihuahua
There are certain times that we have to look at the same thing in different ways. Chihuahua and Teacup Chihuahua comparison is a good example for that. However, slight differences are still there between these two. There has been an argument saying Chihuahuas have a different breed named teacup Chihuahua, but many opposed to that coming up with their ideas about them. However, this article intends to clear the difference between these two beautiful dogs. Before getting into the particulars, it would be interesting to know that Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed ever.
Chihuahuas include very small dogs, and they originated in Mexico. They are very popular due to the significance of their extra small body. However, there is a wide range of sizes, head shapes, and coat lengths, depicting a good diversity among Chihuahuas. Their height, at the withers, ranges between six and ten inches (from 15 to 24 centimetres). Usually, they do not exceed their body weight over six pounds (2.7 kilograms). According to the sizes, Chihuahua breeders categorize them as Teacup, Pocket Size, Tiny Toy, and Miniature (Mini) or Standard types. These terms describe the properties of puppies. However, there are no standards set up by any kennel club regarding those Chihuahua types based on puppy sizes. Nevertheless, there are two types based on the fur coat of these dogs, known as shorthaired or smooth haired and longhaired. Both these types have smooth and soft hairs. There is another classification system used on them that is based on the shape of the head; two types are known as Apple head and Deer head Chihuahuas. The Apple heads have an apple shaped head with a short nose and a round head. Deer heads have a long nose, and a deer-like head. They are available in any of combination of any colour with any pattern, which creates a great variety or diversity among them. Usually, Chihuahuas are loyal to a one particular owner and always protects him or her. Usually, they do not get along with other animals as well and simply get ill tempered if aggravated. However, this interesting dog breed should be carefully looked after with good veterinary care, but has a very long life that can go as high as eighteen years.
Teacup Chihuahua is one of the types based on the sizes of the puppies. Generally, if the size of a particular pup is about the size of a teacup, the breeders categorize them as Teacup Chihuahuas. However, there are no standards to define this type. It is still under debate that this is a different type, but there is no confirmation about Teacup types gives only a progeny of another Teacup pups. Dog breeders use this term to small size puppies as an “attention-grabber” to get more prices by making the clients believe that the small puppies are rear and has a good demand.
It would be important to conclude the article with an important statement for the reader. Some breeders, as a marketing gimmick, call the small sized puppies of the Chihuahua as Teacup Chihuahuas, but there is no hard evidence to validate such a type. Therefore, the only considerable difference between these two would be the size of pups.