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Asked 10/6/2009

How long does a teacup maltese live for?

 
 
 
 
 
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Answer 1/2 - Submitted 6/24/2010

Let me start off by saying there is no such thing as a “TEACUP" puppy. They simply do not exist. They are in reality, a premature puppy. "Tea-cup" is just a marketing ploy given by unethical and unscrupulous breeders to drive up the price of their puppies!
Before buying a tiny puppy whether it is a Yorkie or any other breed, educate yourself. You could be in for months or years of heartbreak not to mention staggering veterinarian bills!
They often do not live long because they are so fragile.

 
 

Answer 2/2 - Submitted 11/7/2011

That is not true. A "teacup" puppy is one that was born to two small dogs usually around the 5lb range so the puppy is not expected to be much if any larger than the parent. A teacup puppy is usually a little smaller than other puppies born to larger parents but not by that much. The difference is that they will not get as big as the average sized dogs for that particular breed when they are fully grown. They are just as healthy as any other sized puppy just smaller and you have to be a little gentle with them for the first few months. We have a teacup and he is super healthy, active and fierce LOL, no problems he just looks like he's still a puppy because he's only 5 lbs at 2 years old.

 
 
 
 
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