The very smallest of puppies are called toy dogs or teacup puppies. These dogs are highly sought after by many pet owners because of their miniscule size and cute physical appearance. Many breeders are in turn catering to the raised demand for these small dogs and are offering Teacup Puppies for sale all over the United States.
The advantages of owning a teacup puppy are its affectionate personality and tiny size, which make it ideal for people who live in apartments. Miniature dog breeds have always been very popular, even in royal circles, back in the 18th century. Teacup puppies share the traits of their larger fellow dogs. For example, a toy terrier will share the courage and protective instincts of a normal terrier, despite its diminutive size. They are also very intelligent dogs who are able to grasp tricks quickly. Teacup puppies are easy to carry around and adapt to new situations quickly. Another plus is that they have a fairly long life span, when taken care of properly, and get along with people easily, once trained thoroughly.
When you search for teacup puppies for sale on the internet you will come up with more than 2,000 listings. Some questions to mull over as you begin your journey to find and adopt a teacup puppy may be: What is the best food for this breed? How much exercise will the dog need? Does the breeder have references and are they affiliated with any breeding association? Is the dog healthy? How can I make sure he remains healthy? You are bringing this puppy into your home and you deserve truthful and informative answers to your questions, so do not hesitate ask because respectable breeders will not be put off.
Always make sure if you are buying on the internet, that you have a recent picture of the puppy and you are given an official contract defining all the terms. Try to avoid sending money through the mail and try to use a service like pay pal to discourage any problems or issues that could arise from a simple check or money order. Make sure the contract states what will happen if you receive a sick dog with the option to return the dog within so many days if need be.
The price for teacup puppies for sale can range from just several dollars to hundreds of dollars; it depends on the breeder you are dealing with. Some breeders are just simply supplementing their livelihood with cheap sales of dogs and other breeders look for the best possible dogs to breed and they use specific methods to sell their dogs. For them it is their every day income. You may want to check places like pet finder, local dog shelters or dog rescue organizations because you just might find a teacup puppy that needs a good home.
Even before you find teacup puppies for sale and purchase one, you must do your research. You can find tons of information online about care, training and health questions. You may also ask the breeder for suggestions and it would be best to take a list of your questions with you. Teacup puppies are sweet, adorable and friendly and would make affectionate companions to the right owners, or enthusiastic new members of the right families.