No, it is not right. First there is no true teacup chihiuahua....'breeders' and I use the term loosely, will usethe term teacup to advertise tiny pups. In reality, they are simply a chihuahua, nothing more nothing less. Fact is it i very unhealthy and not in the dogs best interest to breed such an already tiny breed even smaller. I suggest staying far away from anyone claiming to have teacups.....unless they are selling you kitchenware.
People are like slinky's, not really good for much. But its still fun to push them down the stairs.
Well said. I raise these little guys and people really get upset with me when they say they want a teacup. I refer them to the Chihuahua Club of America's website about the Teacup Myth. Chihuahua's are supposed to weigh, per AKC standards, 2 to 6 pounds, period. The only thing they distinguish is the coat lenth, long or smooth coat. This is such a pet peeve of mine. Some breeders charge more, if the dog is under 4 pounds. I visited on breeder who had 6 pound Chihuahua's that she called "teacup" and 10 to 15 pound Chihuahua's that she called "standard". As usually, be careful who you are buying from.
Stay FAR away from breeders claiming to have T-cups of any breed. Find a breeder who shows, does health testing, and really knows and understands the breed (and isn't just breeding for money) and tell them you're hoping for something on the small end of the standard. That's really your best bet of getting a sound, healthy puppy from a responsible breeder.
The breeders who do this for the right reasons don't use gimmicks to push puppies. They will be up front with you and they will understand what you want and how THEY produce that.
Before I started raising Shelties I bought a "Toy Sheltie" from a breeder. Both of her parents were under standard size, had no health testing done, and the breeder was very obviously just churning out as money puppies as she could to make a living (NEVER a good thing). My girl had luxating patellas in both rear knees (something not normally a problem in Shelties - though it's becoming one due to all the breeders trying to breed them smaller), thyroid problems, food allergies, and BIG temperament issues. By the way... she was smack dab in the middle of the size standard for the breed... and about 4 inches and 10 lbs bigger than both her parents... The breeders who don't know what they are doing can rarely tell you with any kind of certainty that a dog will be the size they are saying it will be...