Planning to add an addition to our pug family. We have an awesome 5 year old fawn male pug, and were looking on Florida's websites for a female black pug, and found a website on teacup pugs and fell in love, but we are very careful about having a healthy, happy pug and are concerned about respiratory problems and other health issues for this small breed of pug, Anyone have some advise for us?? Thanks Tracey :)

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I would be very careful with looking for a "teacup" Pug since the breed standard calls for a higher min. weight. I did a quick search online and came across this article and found it very interesting. That being said, my Lucy is 3.5 years old and only 10.6 lbs. She was a gift, so I never met her breeders, but was told that there was a chance she could be small like her mother. Being out and about in Dallas, I've seen other small Pugs (small still being around 10 lbs. and up), so I know they're out just may take a lot of phone calls and digging to find a breeder with slightly smaller dogs, that are still healthy. When you do eventually find a breeder and are picking out your puppy make sure your pup does not have an open fontanel when you take him/her home. One less thing to worry about! Good luck with your search!
thank you sooo much for the info we'll be very careful Tracey :}
Well there's really no such thing as a purebreed teacup pug litter. Usually a teacup pug is just the runt of the litter. And just like any smaller than average dog, they're more delicate.

If someone is advertising teacup pug litters, they're probably a cross breed with a Chihuahua.
We have done quite a bit of research already, and obviously they would be more delicate.I'm more interested in health problems i.e. breathing, because of pug's history.Thanks for the info!! Tracey
I have never heard of tea cup pugs is that a new breed ?
Have to agree with Lucy, my breeder had one very small puppy who had been underfed in the womb and only through a very great deal of care, he survived and thrived. I know that she was very worried about him but found him a good home in the end. The number of BAD BREEDERS who pass off badly bred dogs as something they are not. One family living beside me was told they had a miniature White West Highland Terrier, there is no such thing. Westies come in many sizes and their little mini has turned out pretty normal to me. Tracey you did the right thing asking the question before you acted.
Thanks for the info, we'll be very careful and if it dosnt look good, we'll get another full size Pug {or should I say she'll get us!!} Tracey :) Any knowledge of breathing problems in small Pug's? That's a big concern for us living in Florida. We keep Bugsy climate controlled all summer except for walks on cooler days/ nights.....
oh hah....that's super old.
and I wrote a book.
how embarrassing...
Hi, I would be very careful, tea cup pugs are merely the result of greedy breeders trying to invent a new type of pug. Tea cup usually are created by a breeder mating two runts of the litter, all this creates are undersized,usually unhealthy pugs. This type of breeder is just a dishonest creep.
Oh, about respiratory problems, in Florida a pug would certainly need to be in air conditioning except when the weather was cool.


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