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They're small and they're cute. But what do you really know about the Teacup Pomeranian? First and foremost, the Teacup Pomeranian is not a distinct breed to the regular Pomeranian. It is a miniature version of the Pomeranian that has been bred to be smaller in size. The American Kennel Club states that a Teacup Pomeranian is a Pomeranian that weighs seven pounds or less.

Teacup Pomeranians may also be referred to as Toy Pomeranians, Mini Pomeranians, Pocket Pomeranians, and Teddy Bear Pomeranians.

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1. Teacup Dogs

Teacup dogs are bred to be miniature in size, usually by breeding the runts of litters together. Some runts of a regular litter can be classified as teacup dogs if they are small enough. Teacup dogs, like many dogs that are selectively bred, can have health issues, so it is better to go through a kennel club that can provide genetic testing.

Breeders can also mislead potential dog owners by lying about the age of the puppies. This can lead to people shelling out huge amounts of money for a regular-sized dog by mistake.

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