Often mistaken for rodents, the world’s tiniest dog, the Teacup Chihuahua is an adorable pet. For all those who are thinking of buying a pet for the first time, this one’s tailor made for you. They are tiny with a height of nine inches and a weight of five pounds. Teacup Chihuahuas with short coat require very little grooming. With ears cocked and the tail curled proudly, they make adorable companions. Always active and alert, teacup Chihuahuas are good watchdogs.
Since teacup Chihuahuas are tiny, they can be physically overwhelmed without much effort, they can also be easily hurt if you are not careful with them. If you do decide to get a teacup Chihuahua, be prepared to expect more health problems. Being the smallest dog in the world comes with its fair share of health problems including regulating their blood sugar (hypoglycemia), dehydration, and respiratory problems.
A Chihuahua must be chosen with care, as the temperament of its owner(s) can make a difference in the temperament of the pup. Teacup Chihuahuas are usually good natured pets. Always active and full of life, they make good companions. They are very sentimental and sensitive. The average life expectancy of a teacup Chihuahua is around 13 to 17 years.