Be kind to your companions…
Celebrities wear them like they’re the latest trend in jewelry, or as an eye-catching accessory in their designer bag. “Designer Dogs,” “Micro Pocket Dogs,” or “Teacup Dogs” are some of the names given to these adorable, and sadly exploited animals.
|“Teacup” breeders take the Tiny dogs and breed them to design the tiniest of dogs.
Chart is from prouxchihuahuas.com.
Many teacups or excessively down-bred animals suffer from poor genetics, stunted development, and a lengthy list of other health problems. These health problems include:
If you love animals (and would like to have a canine companion), go to a local animal shelter where loving and deserving animals are eagerly waiting for a home! Don’t buy from a breeder who is intentionally breeding weak, underdeveloped animals for profit. You are supporting the continuation of a cruel, unregulated, and harmful industry by doing so. Now you know, so please do something beautiful and adopt a pet.
Please see the following articles for more information. Authors include animal welfare advocates, veterinarians, teacup dog breeders, and impartial writers.
Pawnation.com- The Health Risks of Teacup Puppies
Huffington Post- Bred for Looks, Born to Suffer
Ringsurf.com- Small & Large Dog Breeds
Health Issues- Teacup Yorkies