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Teacups and Toys are still classified as Miniature Schnauzers. Since there is no established
standard for the toy or teacup schnauzer. It is merely a descriptive term used by each breeder to
describe the size of his or her Miniature Schnauzer puppies.
Due to an official set standard, each breeder has his or her own interpretation of that description.
Be sure to ask your breeder what their specific ideas are.
Our interpretation of the TEACUP size Mini Schnauzer is 9" tall or less from the shoulders to the
Weight ranges 4-7 lbs
Our interpretation of the TOY size Mini Schnauzer is 9"- 11" tall from the shoulders to the floor.
Weight ranges from 7 – 11 lbs
|WHAT IS A TEACUP OR TOY SCHNAUZER
|Both are Miniature Schnauzers!
Below you will find a puppy weight chart to give you a general idea of
size. Please understand that no chart can tell you to a 100% fact exactly
what your puppy will weigh as an adult. It is always a good idea to add 2
to 3 lbs to the expected prediction as to not be so disappointed with the
Something else to remember when judging size is the size of the litter that
the puppy was born into. If the litter is small consisting of two or less
puppies they usually get a head start growing and may seem larger at
first, but they will stop growing before the puppy that is born in a 6 puppy
litter and weighs less. A small puppy born into a 6 puppy litter may
surprise you when it ends up a much larger dog than you were hoping for.
|How big will my Puppy be?
It was through her kindness and guidance that I have the opportunity to bring the Toy and Teacup Schnauzer
to Australia for all to enjoy and more importantly, I can finally have my dream companion dog.
It was a very big favour to ask anyone, I understand, but she has worked through it without lament. Rhonda I
owe you! I will be eternally grateful to you!
By now most everyone has heard the term Teacup Puppy/Dog. I'll give you a description in my own words of
what a Teacup and Toy Schnauzer and is.
THE TEACUP SCHNAUZER IS:
A very small Schnauzer usually weighing 4 to 7 pounds and measures 9 inches or under at the highest point of
the shoulders when full grown.
New born puppies weigh 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 ounces depending on how many are in the litter. Generally if they whelp
1 puppy it will be bigger. But many factors determine what size they will actually be.
From experience most of Teacup Schnauzers average life expectancy is between 11 to 14 years. Some even
live longer and others less.
THE TOY SCHNAUZER IS:
7 pounds to 11 pounds and measures 9 inches to 11 inches at the highest point
of the shoulders at maturity.
Both the Toy and Teacup are very lively and love to play. They draw attention by their size and playfulness.
Everyone who sees one wants to hold and pet it.
These tiny dogs versatile companion dogs, also make a great lap dog especially for the elderly.
The word Teacup is a name used by some breeders to describe a very small dog of any breed. Teacup is a
name used to describe a certain size dog such as the name Giant, Standard, or Miniature describes a certain
Teacup is not a word used by the American Kennel Club, therefore a very small Miniature is registered as a
Miniature Schnauzer because it is 9 inches or under in height at the highest point of the shoulders.
This is the standard of a Miniature Schnauzer as described by the American Kennel Club. All Teacup and Toy
Schnauzers are registered as "Miniature Schnauzers".
Some breeders and owners of Miniature Schnauzers claim there is no such thing as a Teacup. Have you ever
wondered about these Schnauzer breeders and owners that say there is no such thing as Teacup?
If they are a Miniature breeder sooner or later they are going to have a Miniature that turns out to be less than
11 pounds which is considered by some to be the minimum weight of a Miniature Schnauzer?
What do they end up calling them? A Small Miniature Schnauzer, Toy orTeacup are appropriate names and
categories for such!
No such thing according to what they practice! Maybe call it a runt?
No such thing! Only a 3, 4 or 5 or even 9 pound Miniature Schnauzer.
Don't let them fool you, smaller than standard for breed do happen! Have you ever wondered what they do
with these tiny Miniatures? Give them away, sell them?
It is Taboo to breed them they claim.
We have our Miniature Schnauzers today because someone bred the Giant Schnauzer down in size to produce
the smaller Standard and then the Miniature Schnauzer.
Thank goodness someone bred small Miniatures to create the Toy and Teacup we now have and love.
If you want to find Teacup and Toy Schnauzers, look on our website or have a look around on the internet.
Just type in the word Teacup or Toy Schnauzers and you will find a copious number of sites advertising them
as well as the Miniature Schnauzers, Standard and Giant Schnauzers.
A word of Caution though. Not all Teacup and Toy Schnauzers advertised are truly a Teacup or Toy
Schnauzer. Some people advertise Teacup or Toy Schnauzer and reality it's the runt of the litter that is
produced from Miniature size parents.
This is not a true Teacup or Toy. It's size may be indicative of a Miniature Schnauzer with health problems or
Estimate your puppy's adult size in advance
It's a good idea to find out how big your puppy is going to be when he's fully-grown before you buy him. That
way you can make sure you'll have enough room at home and in your car for him and can buy all the right
equipment and accessories.
There are various puppy weight charts which you can search for online. However, our unique Puppy Weight
Predictor will do the work for you by giving you puppy weight estimates for every major breed.
Simply enter your puppy's current weight and we will give you an estimate of how big your puppy is likely to
be when he's an adult.
Monitor your puppy's growth week-by-week
Once you've got your puppy, you can also use our Puppy Weight Predictor to monitor his growth
week-by-week to check it's on course - we will show you how your puppy's predicted growth compares to an
average for his breed and tell you whether he's doing better or worse than average.
Give your puppy the correct diet to help him grow
To ensure that your puppy grows properly, you need to ensure he has a correctly balanced diet and he is
getting all the nutrients he needs. If you notice that your puppy is not growing how you were expecting, you
might need to contact your veterinarian. He/she can advise you on the best food to give your puppy to help
Estimating your puppy's weight
To use our Puppy Weight Predictor, simply enter your puppy's current age and weight and hit "Get Adult
Size/Weight". You can get more accurate and detailed results if you also enter your puppy's breed. You
should bear in mind that these figures can only beestimates. Just like people, it goes without saying that
every dog is different. There is no "one-size fits all" but our Predictor should give you a guide at least.
We hope you find it useful!