There is no such thing as a teacup. Teacup is a word that people use to describe a small dog, usually the runt of the liter. Beware of breeders who sell teacups.
I personally think that you need to do a lot more RESEARCH! Especially if you don't know that there is no such thing as a teacup pup. Check out AKC.org for descriptions of the dogs. Also, google the breed. Do lots of reading. Don't base your decision solely on looks. Pick one that fits your life style.
ok sweetie....I wasn't getting snappy with you. Just explaining. I honestly think you should google it and check out things like health issues, personality, temperment, size (no guarentee that you will get a pom as small as Nicole Ritchie's Foxy), grooming requirements, etc.
I thinks it better when you go for the temperament/personality of the dog not how cute it is, otherwise you could pick one of them and dont like the way it acts. Go for the dog who's temperament/personality more goes with yours or what you want...Good luck with what one you pick :)
***Edited By: xanimalxloverx on 4/14/2005 8:58:20 PM*** Reason: .
Ok, listen. People on this site don't like hearing the word 'teacup'. DO NOT GET A TEACUP! Yes, they are small, but usually have medical problems. I HIGHLY suggest not getting a dog/puppy because he/she looks cute. If you did your research good. I suggest out of thw two, a regular chihuahua. NOT A TEACUP.
I agree with what Tonka said, you cant just buy a pom and expect it to be small like Nicole Richie's. I have a pom puppy that is 4 months old. When we got him we were told that he was going to be a small pom (thats not why we got him though), and he is already over 5 pounds and hes only 4 months! And even though he isnt "teacup" size, we love him just as much as if he were. Before we got him, we did our research and decided that a pom was a breed we wanted and also fit our lifestyle, not because they were small and cute. I agree with the others, you should do your research and choose a dog that is compatible with you, not one that is just small and cute.
I've had a really small Chihuahua (one and a half pounds) and a breed standard Chihuahua (4 pounds) and I can't tell the difference between either of them. Being small doesn't change their personality. I would do more research on the breeds themselves and just decide which personality, between Chihuahua and Pom, that you would like instead of focusing on their size.
***Edited By: Huntersmom on 4/16/2005 1:03:28 PM*** Reason: added
well ya ok i agree with whoever said that to pick the puppy by their personality and RESEARCH!!! really or you might be really bumed when you get a puppy who grows up completely diff. from wat u planed! i got a pom which i still luv very much but she was supposed to be 5&1/2 lbs but is only 4 and a half months old and is 7 and a half lbs i no pretty big huh! she is a full breed to weird i agree but i still luv her and she is the sweetest thing in the world i think she will only b like 12-15 lbs though when she is older and that is still pretty small compared to my golden!