If finger-food is slightly more delicious than big food, then it has to be said that little dogs are definitely cuter than big dogs. How? Because you're taking something that's already wonderful, and making it just a little bit better. Teacup breeds are ostensibly adorable dogs that have been made just a little bit smaller. So if you're researching teacup dogs with an intent to add to your family, or just because your day can always be improved by little ears, eyes, and noses, you've come to the right place.


1. What is a Teacup Dog?

It's important to note that the American Kennel Club doesn't officially recognize teacup as a specific measurement for a breed. Instead, these all come under the notion of a toy dog. There also isn't one specific breed which can be considered teacup. In general, a teacup-sized dog weighs between two and five pounds, and won't be any longer than 17" long when fully grown.

teacup yorkie in a cup Pawel Gaul / Getty Images

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