According to the AKC standard the chihuahua breed is not
categorized by size, such as the poodles. In fact the only thing mentioned
about size in the AKC standard, is they are not to exceed 6 lbs. Naturally
everything in life has the small end of the scale and the large end of the
scale, but to say "We breed Teacup Chihuahuas" would be a very misleading
statement in my opinion.
Unfortunately in life there are always a group of people
that will try to mislead others by preying on their misinformation. We are
not saying there are no small chihuahuas, there are. We are their biggest
We do get a little upset when people say "all" little chihuahuas
have problems. This too is a misleading statement. We have bred chihuahuas
for many years and our smallest furkid barely reached a pound and a half as
an adult, but we did not label him as a TEACUP. He was a small chihuahua;
no more, no less and did live a long happy healthy life.
Although chihuahuas are the smallest breed in the world,
the only proper "T" term used when referring to chihuahuas is they belong
to the TOY GROUP, one of seven recognized AKC groups. If you seriously want
a small chihuahua, buy one from an experienced breeder that has a knowledge
of the breed and knows the difference between a healthy small chihuahua and
an unhealthy small chihuahua!