Teacup Pomeranian Breed Guide: Everything You Need to Know
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Teacup Pomeranian Breed Guide: Everything You Need to Know

by Andrew Ehlert

Teacup Pomeranians are the smallest dog breed in existence. These small dogs are full of character and can resemble miniature teddy bears. They're a loyal breed that can surprisingly be very territorial and even possessive toward their owner.

They can also be a barrel of fun and the perfect cuddle companion if you love small, furry animals. If you're looking to purchase a Teacup Pomeranian, this guide will give you some insight into the breed.

Teacup Pomeranian Personality

Although a Teacup Pomeranian is a super small dog breed, they have huge personalities. They're known for being brave, playful, active, and very friendly. They're also very loyal and love to be the center of attention.

So if you're someone who loves to shower your pets with affection, here is the pup for you. Pomeranians are also very smart and stay on alert. Though they are tiny, they can be trained to be pretty impressive guard dogs, quickly alerting you to strange sounds coming from outside or the presence of danger.

This breed is also known to suffer from a bit of separation anxiety, however. When they're stressed, you may find that they'll chew on your furniture to my shoes, bark constantly, or scatter food around their bowl.

Though they're super friendly dogs, they are known to be somewhat temperamental with kids. So if you have small children in your home, this breed may not be the ideal option.

Teacup Pomeranian Size & Appearance

Teacup Pomeranians are known for their compact size, thus the name "Teacup.” This, combined with their pointy ears and dark round eyes, makes them stand out from other dog breeds. They're also popular due to their beautiful, thick fluffy coats, which come in a variety of colors, including table, chocolate, gray, charcoal, and rusty orange.

On average, these dogs can weigh anywhere from two to six pounds and will reach a height of around 6 to 11 inches. They will reach their adult size by the time they're around 9-10 months old but will gain the most weight during their first four to five months.

Teacups have a very interesting growth pattern, achieving most of their growth during their first few months of life, which makes poor very staggered growth spurts.

Training Teacup Pomeranians

Pomeranians are one of the smartest dog breeds. However, they are known to have rather short attention spans. If you're planning to train a new puppy for new commands, make sure to do so in short sessions.

Like most dog breeds, they love a good treat, pat on the back, or any other praise for their good performance. It's also essential to train them for socializing. By nature, Teacup Pomeranians can be a bit jealous and territorial, regardless of their size.

Without training, you may find that they are more likely to pick fights with other dogs and exhibit signs of " small dog syndrome.” Training them while they're still puppies can help to minimize this. You can begin potting training these pups when they're about eight weeks old.

Health & Wellness

The biggest downside of owning a Teacup Pomeranian is their fragile nature. Extra care needs to be taken to avoid accidentally stepping or sitting on these small dogs, as they can easily hide under pillows and beneath bedsheets.

They are also quite sensitive to loud voices and quick movements. Even light rough-housing can hurt the small Teacup Pomeranian, especially when they are newborn puppies.

So if you have other pets, you may want to keep an extra eye on them around the Pomeranian, as a bigger dog or other pet can easily injure them.

Although they are a relatively healthy breed, they are prone to specific issues that, as an owner, you should be aware of. These issues include hypoglycemia, dental issues, and a collapsed trachea.

Most veterinarians recommend keeping Nutri Cal on hand for nutrient supplementation or Karo syrup for hypoglycemia.

Grooming Tips

This breed is quite the shedder. And if anyone in your home suffers from allergy issues other than their sensitivities, you may want to consider this before buying the Teacup Pomeranian. Their coat is rather fluffy, and you'll need to brush it frequently.

This helps their coat retain its gorgeous luster and prevents matting. It's best not to bathe your teacup more than once every three weeks, or you might risk stripping their bodily oils, which can cause dry skin and chafing.

If you're getting a puppy teacup, be sure not to bathe it before it's eight weeks old, as the small pups aren't able to regulate their body temperature yet and can easily catch a cold or other illnesses.

You may want to keep a few grooming tools on-hand, including a slicker brush, leave-in detangler or conditioner, and a mat remover. It's important to always use a leave-in conditioner with this breed after shampooing, as it will prevent tangles and matting.

Final Thoughts

Teacup Pomeranians are one of the most sought-after dog breeds out there. Their small stature and fun-loving personalities are sure to bring joy to any home.

However, if you are getting one, you should be aware of specific grooming, handling, and wellness requirements. And lastly, ensure that you do your due diligence when searching for your new fur-baby, as many people in the market don't follow ethical breeding practices when it comes to these dogs.

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