First of all, let’s get this out of the way, there is no such thing as a teacup, and there is certainly no such thing as a teacup Chihuahua. But, people look for teacup Chihuahua puppies all the time…we know.
The fact is that all of these dogs are small by nature. And teacup is basically a made up marketing term. The proper term for a very small dog is a toy breed and Chihuahuas are definitely a toy breed, in fact they are the smallest breed known to man with an average weight of around 4 to 6 pounds.
That is just super, super small for a dog considering that medium sized dog will generally weight about 40 pounds or so. Now, that’s tiny. Some Chihuahuas can even be closer to 2 pounds when fully grown, but that is as small as they will get, any smaller and they just won’t make it.
These special dogs originate from Mexico and were once worshipped by the ancient Toltec people; this was long, long before Columbus ever set foot in the new world. They were thought by these peoples to possess magical powers such as seeing into the future, healing the sick by sucking the illness out of their bodies, and also leading dead souls into the afterlife. Cool.
They were called Techichi by the Native Americans, well actually by the Aztecs who conquered the Toltecs and stole their magical animal and made it their very own.
There is some dispute however about the American origin of the Chihuahua because of some European renaissance era artwork that shows a dog that looks very much like a Chihuahua; these facts have however never quite been explained, adding even more mystery to the breed.
When trying to think up a good name for a Chihuahua it’s probably best to consider their ancient heritage and perhaps even their mystical powers. Itzcóatl means” serpent” in the ancient Aztec language and Erendira means “one who smiles”, the former is a male name and the latter a female name.
Just type in an online search for ancient Aztec names, there should be several listings which offer a nice, full list of names. Of course, you could also go with a Spanish name, or, as was mentioned, think up something creative having to do with seeing into the future perhaps, the sky is the limit…although we don’t think that “Miss Cleo” is gonna do it.
When looking for Toy Chihuahua puppies for sale it’s always a very good idea to buy through a good breeder, especially for this particular breed. By doing this you’re get a record of the dog’s lineage and you’re also getting some assurance that the breeder has bred the puppy well so that they have the fewest health problems possible.
Small dogs (like Chihuahuas) unfortunately often have serious health problems, but these are greatly minimized by expert breeders.