lilbella - If you do get the runt, you should really wait a while longer then most pups are ready to go home at (say 10 to 15 weeks) so the breeder knows this puppy is strong enough to live a nice healthy life. Good luck! :)
***Edited By: MommaMia on 4/29/2006 9:54:56 PM*** Reason: Add
another thing to consider is if the pups parents ar both normal size and one pup is that much smaller then there might be an under lying health problem in the small pup, this happened to a shiba inu pup from one of my friends litters
***Edited By: ruffian on 4/30/2006 2:09:10 AM*** Reason: spelling
Please remember a 'teacup' is a fancy name for 'runt of the litter' - I love the tiny ones myself - I just caution you to be mindful of what you are getting into with regards the pricing of these 'teacups'. So many breeders will charge more for a teacup size pet wich is any toy breed whose adult size is under 5 lbs. Please find a reliable breeder to purchase your 'teacup' - you will know a reliable breeder from ann unreliable one by the price of their precious 'teacups'. Good Luck!
I have a Min Pin, she is only 4 months old and weighs 4 pounds. She is not supposed to get much bigger. We think that she is not growing alot because she was the runt and I've read some things online about how the runt of the litter wont grow as much. She's healthy and all and we love her to pieces.
I am aware that there is no such thing as a teacup or toy min pin but a few months ago I found this little girl that is 9 months old and she weighs about 2 1/2 pounds and she is a trooper she keeps my rottie and pitt in check she has let them know she is the boss. So far no health issues. Also my 1 yr old grandson loves her. So if you want a tiny little dog then get one. They can go almost everywhere you want to go and not alot to pack. lol
I have one of the smaller or "teacup" min pins, and from my experience they are about as hardy as the full size ones. My experience has also been that they are way more intelligent than their head size would indicate. In fact mine is the most intelligent dog I've had. He has only been sick twice in the four years I've had him. The only down side is that they bark alot. And it's high pitched.