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The Truth About Teacup Poodles

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Teacup poodles are one of the tiny tiniest dogs you can find. This small little creature is loyal and loving and easy to take with you anywhere! Their small size and cute looks makes this dog a true show stopper, but do they have a lot of health issues and are they actually good pets?

If you want to learn more about teacup poodles and the truth about this breed then keep reading.

What is a Teacup Poodle?

Teacup poodles aren’t purebred animals and follow the lineage of toy poodles. Poodles, originally from Germany, were procreated with little to no variations for working or gun dogs.

However, for a decade or so, Teacup poodles have been used more as a lapdog than a working dog. Nowadays, they’re selectively bred with smaller heights and furry appearances to be made more friendly and more satisfying to human tastes.

Nonetheless, these pups are not registered with a kennel club and hence not recognized by American Kennel Club (AKC).

Rolly Teacup Puppies 

Teacup puppies are exploited for their tiny sizes. Some of them, through unethical practices, are having their growth purposefully stunted so that their owners can grow fond of their heights.

One of these unscrupulous breeders that have gained popularity over social media is the @rolly teacup puppies. They are cute looking, but keep in mind the reality behind such social media posts and what unlawful practice might lie behind it.

How big is a teacup poodle?

Paradoxically, these pups can strangely live up to 12-14 years. But, like every other breed, specific health issues are notably more common in Teacup puppies.

These include:

  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Heart defects
  • Patella luxation
  • Progressive Renal Atrophy (progressive blindness)
  • Dysplasia (joint defects)

Patella luxation or trick knee occurs when the kneecap dislocates from its position, making the dog limp or having lameness in the leg.

Along with this, Progressive Renal Atrophy (progressive blindness) and Dysplasia (joint defects) are two problems associated with Teacups because of genetic heredity with the ancestors.

What size are Teacup Poodle Puppies?

Toy Poodles full-grown are approximately always shorter than 9 inches and never more. They can weigh up to 5 pounds when grown fully to maturity; however, at birth, they can weigh as light as 2 pounds. So Teacup Poodle puppies are very very small in size.

Temperament and Personality

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These small, adorable, fun-loving puppies are undoubtedly a sight to the sore eyes. Their cuddly personality, optimistic attitude, and great companionship make them fit anywhere, with any surrounding.

Although, one cannot leave a Teacup poodle alone for more than a couple of hours because of separation anxiety.

Their convivial and innocent aura can make a million hearts beat with love and emotion. However, due to their small ensemble, they are indeed very susceptible to injuries such as fractures. Therefore, while having fun, taking extreme precautions is a necessity.

Do Teacup Poodles need a lot of Grooming?

No matter how tiny Teacup poodles look, it might not just be a piece of cake for us regarding their Grooming. Their curly, thick coats, although they don’t shed, need to be brushed regularly. As their curls get tangled up quite quickly, you need to brush them out to remove dead hair.

It is preferred if you wet their hair or spray it with some detangler spray before brushing due to adorable curly coat.

10 Facts about the Toy Poodle

  • They’re smaller than 9 inches.
  • They come in solid colors only
  • Good choice for apartment living
  • Some of them are docked
  • Like to lead the pack
  • They need company
  • Very easy to train
  • Recognized only on one breed register
  • Have specific health issues associated with them
  • They have multiple names
Breed Characteristics
Size:6-8 inches.
Lifespan:8-15 years.
Coat:Curly medium length coat.
Color:Most common color is apricot.
Do They Shed:No.
Temperament:Loving and playful.
Intelligence:Very High.
Socialization:Love to meet new people and typically get along with other animals.
Destructive Behavior:Can bark a lot.
People Skills:Very loving and affectionate.
Good with Children:Yes (6+ only).
Activity Levels:Moderately active – their small size keeps their activity levels low.

How much does a Teacup Poodle cost?

Their breeding isn’t just a piece of old tackle; it is pretty expensive to buy, ranging anywhere between $2,000 to $2,500.

The truth about Teacup Poodles 

Although they are a delightful sight to watch, these micro poodles do have their pros and cons. Such as,


  • They’re so small that they can be carried anywhere, even in a small backpack.
  • As they shed very little, you won’t have a messy apartment to worry about.
  • They don’t need much training.
  • As they eat less, their food cost is relatively very minimum.
  • As they don’t grow in height, you’ll have a puppy for more than a decade.


  • They might suffer from chronic genetic diseases.
  • is often be misunderstood as a prey by other animals.
  • They need to be catered very delicately because of susceptibility to injuries.
  • They’re indeed very expensive.
  • Due to hypoglycemia, they need to have multiple meals after short intervals of time.


Poodle mix-breeds are certainly endearing with an attractive ambiance. Their small size and pleasant nature make them a good and loyal companion to humans.

With not much Grooming and requirements, they’re adaptable to changing scenarios. Some of the Tea cup Poodles get bred, through unethical practices and their growth is purposefully stunted so that their owners can grow fond of their heights.

We don’t recommend supporting the breeders that breed the Toy poodles and think you should find a rescue dog or some other breed instead.

But if you do get a Tea cup Poodle please be aware of who you are buying it from so you don’t support the illegal dog trade.

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