Is tiny the same as teacup?
We’re going to be honest here: These pups are irresistibly cute and resistance is futile. Prepare to “Ooh!” and “Aah!”
Our list includes tiny dog breeds weighing approximately three to six kilograms
While we can’t deny teacup breeds are super cute, these pups usually weigh only 1.8kg and are not recognised by many official bodies, including the American Kennel Club (AKC).
The AKC states, “This is not an actual size classification and is usually attained through breeding runts. So-called teacup dogs often come with a host of health problems.”
These include hypoglycemia, respiratory issues, heart defects, and digestive problems, just to name a few.
Plus, they’re so fragile and tiny that you have to be on high alert as a pet parent to prevent injury.
1. Brussels griffon
This adorable little breed packs a lot of cute attributes into its 3-5kg body. Its trademark black muzzle and whiskers give it a distinguished beard highlighted by big, soulful eyes.
While adults and children alike are drawn to the irresistible cuteness, the Brussels griffon isn’t a good choice for the rambunctious nature of younger children, but that doesn’t mean it prefers solitude.
Quite the opposite, they tend to stick close to their owner and are not fans of being left alone for long periods of time.
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If you’re a Star Wars fan, you may be tempted to name this little charming and energetic furbaby after your favourite Wookiee or Ewok.
Their tiny 4.5kg frame is large and in charge when it comes to playtime.
In fact, these pups may have more energy than the small children they live with, making them a fun family addition.
They’re also friendly with other critters, but because one of their favourite pastimes is chasing and hunting pests, like rodents, it’s not a good idea to have a hamster or gerbil for a roommate.
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