Teacup Schnauzer Dog Breed
Teacup Schnauzer Dog Breed Introduction:
One could very well confuse the Teacup Schnauzer dog breed for a child’s stuffed animal. Don’t be fooled though, because you will also have a very outspoken protector when need be. Teacup schnauzers, also called Toy Schnauzers are not suitable for everyone, but for the right family can make for a great addition. Visit Cute Puppies For Sale’s comprehensive dog breeder directory to find cute Teacup Schnauzer puppies for sale and Teacup Schnauzer dog breeders near you.
Toy Schnauzer Puppy Temperament:
When most dogs start to slow down and mellow out during the “golden years” (between ages 4 and 8), the Teacup Schnauzer dog breed will still act much like a puppy. The Teacup Schnauzer’s activity level is so high that they are not recommended for inactive elderly, or families with children younger than 4. Any playtime interaction with children should be supervised until that pet has become comfortable in its environment, especially with new pets. Puppies are easier to train and socialize than rescued dogs especially when it comes to teacup sized dogs. This is not to say that you can’t teach old dogs new tricks, because that has myth has been busted for centuries, but the training can take more time. Owning a pet is a big responsibility. Period.
The Teacup Schnauzer dog breed does great with other dogs, especially with dogs of their own kind. A great joy of being a Teacup Schnauzer dog breed owner is watching them play together. Most Teacup Schnauzer’s will be friendly and vocal during play with other dogs, as well as when they welcome you home. Many Teacup Schnauzer’s will “sing” and “dance” for their owners when they get home because they are just tickled pink to have their mommies and/or daddies home. Visit Cute Puppies For Sale’s comprehensive dog breeder directory to find cute Teacup Schnauzer puppies for sale and Teacup Schnauzer dog breeders near you.
Teacup (Toy) Schnauzer Dog Breed Appearance:
There is little to no difference in color or actual look between the Miniature Schnauzer and the Teacup Schnauzer dog breed besides size. As is with the Miniature Schnauzer the Teacup Schnauzer dog breed can be found in silver, black, chocolate (rare), white, or tri-colored. All the physical features of the Toy and Miniature Schnauzer’s are the same. Adult Teacup Schnauzer’s should weigh between 3 and 7 pounds. Toy Schnauzer’s will be between 7 and 11 pounds, while a Miniature Schnauzer will weigh anywhere from 11 to 15 pounds (allowing up to 18 pounds for the males).
Teacup Schnauzer Dog Breed History and Origins:
During the big need for dogs to exterminate vermin such as mice and rats, the Schnauzer dog breed was created like many of the Terriers of that time. Schnauzers now, after hundreds of years have passed from their introductory to the world, we have five different sizes Schnauzers. They are the Standard Schnauzer, Miniature schnauzers, Giant schnauzers, toy schnauzers, and lastly the Tea cup Schnauzers. Through selective breeding and the desire from farmers to have a smaller more compact dog even more perfect for ratting and moussing they were able to achieve smaller and smaller varieties, though a hit or miss during the early developments of the Schnauzer dog breed. Visit Cute Puppies For Sale’s comprehensive dog breeder directory to find cute Teacup Schnauzer puppies for sale and Teacup Schnauzer dog breeders near you.
Tea Cup Schnauzer Dog Breed Mortality:
There are two common illness that have been observed to affect the Tea Cup SChnauzer dog breed. The first, hip dysplasia, usually tends to affect larger breeds, but small breeds deal with it too. The second is Von Willebrand Disease which affects the ability in the body to clot blood. These diseases were passed down through the bloodlines of the Schnauzer dog breed, their larger counter parts.
Being smaller makes the Teacup Schnauzer dog breed more prone to finding their way underneath your feet. According to veterinary records a large percentage of foot and leg injuries to tea cup sized dogs is due to being stepped on by their owners, or shut into doors. These types of ailments can lead to more painful injuries such as luxating patella, and arthritis. Both of which make movement difficult and troublesome for the rest of the dogs life. If proper care and education is taken when owning a puppy of the Teacup Schnauzer dog breed then you can expect about 11 to 14 years of life with your pet.
Tea Cup Schnauzer Dog Breed Summary:
There are always questions and concerns when owning a dog no matter what the breed. That’s why doing your homework (yes our parents and teachers were right all along) about what each dog breed requires as far as care is more than a great idea. Its absolutely fabulous! Visit Cute Puppies For Sale’s comprehensive dog breeder directory to find cute Teacup Schnauzer puppies for sale and Teacup Schnauzer dog breeders near you.
The “teacup” schnauzer is registered as a Miniature Schnauzer by AKC, because it is currently not accepted as part of the “standard” or requirements for show of the Miniature Schnauzer. Their tiny size is considered a fault by the American Miniature Schnauzer Club. That just means they don’t meet the qualifications for show (12 to 14 inches tall). This is true also of the “toy” schnauzer.
You may ask, “Where did the ”teacup” and ”toy” schnauzer come from?” The early schnauzer was the Standard Schnauzer. These dogs generally ranged in size between 30 and 50 pounds. Because they were slightly too large to do the job that they were bred for, which was seeking out and killing rats, breeders set out to accomplish breeding down the size. They did this by introducing toy size breeds to make a “miniature” schnauzer. Some of the known breeds used were: The Affenpincher, The Dutch Poodle, The Fox Terrier, and possibly The Pomeranian. Colors such as liver, liver and tan, Parti colors, black and silver, and white came from the introduction of these breeds into the Standard Schnauzer. This smaller version of the Standard Schnauzer became the Miniature Schnauzer, recognized as its own breed. By breeding smaller to smaller, the Miniature Schnauzer has continually become smaller and smaller. And thus the “toy” schnauzer and “teacup” schnauzer emerges. (References: The Complete Miniature Schnauzer by Anne Paramoure Eskrigge and Miniature Schnauzers Today by Peter Newman)
Just a note to those of you looking for a “teacup” schnauzer puppy. I am an experienced breeder of 36 years. I have had an instrumental part in developing a quality “toy” and “teacup” schnauzer. I have been producing “ teacup” schnauzers for the last 11 years, since 1999 and “toy” schnauzers for the last 16 years since 1994. This is longer than 99% of all the “toy” and “teacup” breeders around. A teacup schnauzer cannot fit into a teacup. Usually by the time they are 3 weeks old or sooner, they are hanging out of a teacup. It is an exaggeration of the truth to show a schnauzer puppy in a teacup and tell you that you are looking at a teacup schnauzer.
Teacup puppies do not come out of Champion dogs. It has taken many years to breed down the size of the Miniature Schnauzer to a teacup size. A Champion Schnauzer weighs between 14 and 18 pounds in most cases. They have to stand 12 to 14 inches tall (AMSC and AKC requirement for show). If they were to have a tiny puppy, the chances are it would be a runt not a toy or teacup.
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