The sad reality that goes with dog enthusiasts is that they tend to think about purebred dogs as products. They produce (and even mass produce) dogs based on their face value and performance. The dog market is filled with the changing trend of popular dogs coming in different breeds and bloodlines.
One of the most popular trend is the breeding and selling of Teacup Dogs. These dogs are miniature versions of already-small breeds such as the Beagle, Maltese, Chihuahua, or Yorkie. They’re smaller than any officially recognized dog breed, generally weighing four pounds or less at maturity.
People just love cute and tiny stuff! Just like how they love small gadgets and micro-clothing.
BUT DOGS ARE NOT SMARTPHONES! They were not meant to get even smaller with each generation! While it might sound great to own a dog who never grows beyond puppy size, there are four compelling reasons to stop supporting this mad fad.
1. Teacup dogs are the result of questionable breeding practices. They are the product of intentionally breeding two undersized dogs. Other means of making teacup dogs would be breeding dogs that are closely related, or even deliberately stunting a puppy’s growth through starvation or other revolting methods. stuffpoint
2. Teacup dogs suffer from a long list of health problems directly related to their unnatural size. They have hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), which can cause seizures and death if not carefully monitored. Other common health issues include liver shunts, hydrocephalus (water on the brain), heart problems, and respiratory problems.
Best to prepare yourself for a expensive vet bills and a heartbreak that came way too soon.
3. Teacup dogs are products of fraud. They are not officially a recognized breed. With irresponsible breeders, and typically no guarantee that the tiny puppy you get from the breeder won’t grow up to be a standard-sized dog.
4. Teacup dogs are too fragile for this world. Everything is just too big for them! How can they go on a couch that’s three time larger than them? They are easily injured, especially when jumping or dropped from heights.
They are too cute for children who will have the urge to carry them around and play with them.
All other dogs will be much larger than them – they can also inadvertently harm a teacup dog.
Teacup dogs are still dogs who love exploring and playing around. Their size will make you less likely to see them, and more likely to cause an injury when you kick or step on them.
Stop supporting Teacup Dogs! They may be very cute, but they are not meant to exist!
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