exactly is a teacup puppy?
'teacup' is a dog that weighs 5 lbs. or less fully
grown. The word 'teacup' is not a breed. It is merely a
term we use to describe the size of a dog that is
smaller than average.
exactly is a pocket puppy?
A Pocket puppy is a toy breed dog that is usually half
the size of the larger toy breeds i.e. Shih-Tzus,
It is merely
a term we use to describe the size of a dog that is
smaller than average.
Q: What is a
'toy' is a dog group recognized by the AKC and
other registries as very small and almost toy-like there
are about 21 recognized AKC toy breeds
teacup puppies unhealthy?
This is a very common misconception, but the answer is
no. They are, however, equivalent to newborn
babies and require a lot more care and attention than
your average sized puppy. Because of their tiny size and
delicate nature, their immune systems can be
compromised, so you need to be a little more careful in
what they come into contact with and how they are
handled. As they get older, their immune systems grow
stronger and they are just as healthy as any other dog.
All our puppies must pass a veterinarians physical. Our
puppies must also pass another FREE physical provided by
Pocket Puppies veterinarian or you get your money back! We also require all of our
customers to sit through a puppy orientation in which we
educate them on the health and caring for your teacup or
toy sized puppy.
What is the average lifespan of a teacup or toy sized
The average lifespan is actually 12 to 16 years for a
teacup or toy sized dog--actually longer than larger
breeds of dogs!
Q: What are
the prices of your puppies?
Each puppy is priced individually according to breed and
size. Toys usually start around $200 and up.
Teacups/Pocket Puppies start around $1195 and up. If you
are interested in a particular puppy, please
call 773-857-1519 for
Q: Where do
you get your puppies?
We work with a select group small placement partners
across the United States. Specific information is given
to the customer at the time of orientation. Our
placement partners have a consistent record of providing
healthy and smaller than average puppies. We screen out
any puppy that doesn't meet Pocket Puppies standards. Of
course we are dealing with living animals so we provide
a 1 year
congenital guarantee. All of our pure bred
puppies come with ICA registration papers.
Q: How old
are your puppies?
Our puppies vary in age, but must be at least 8 weeks
old before arriving in our care. Most puppies are ready
to go after being checked by a veterinarian, but
sometimes the tiny ones must stay a bit longer, so they
don't stress and we
can make sure they develop proper eating habits.