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To what extent would you go to have a beautiful puppy? Would you opt for puppy customization or adoption?
Today, teacup puppies have become a rising new trend globally; they are known for their small size of two to four pounds and big beautiful eyes. Teacup puppies are often born prematurely with a high risk of health problems such as heart failure, blindness, digestive and dental problems, behavioral issues and more.
According to Bark Rescue, most teacup puppies are premature ones, with nearly all females being bred on the ninth through the fifteenth day of their heat cycles, making it possible to have puppies conceived in a week.
Originally, breeding exclusively for purely aesthetic reasons was introduced during the 19th century, where teacup puppies were viewed as status symbols for the royal families located in regions of oriental Europe. Furthermore, teacup yorkies and poodles date back to the 1800s in England and the 1500s in Asia, France, and Europe, respectively.
Currently, most teacup breeders claim that their puppies are healthy at 12 weeks and sell them for a price range of $1,000 to $10,000. They even release one to two year warranties that exclude hypoglycemia treatment. However, what most people don’t know is that, teacup puppies are cut out from their mother’s womb at the age of 2 weeks and placed into another mother’s womb that is further in her pregnancy, so, that they can be born earlier and smaller in size.
As a result, they are born with severe health problems that worsen throughout their lives. Yet, breeders still continue to breed teacup puppies, saying that the health of a puppy mainly depends on the health of its mother.
On the other hand, according to Daisy Teacup Poodle, teacup puppies demand special care due to their small size. They need more food and water in comparison to normal puppies, and need to be fed often for the first six months of their lives. Moreover, teacup puppies can’t be left unattended for long periods of time and need a good amount of rest on a daily basis.
Lastly, a quote from Bark Rescue reads, “There is no such thing as a “tea-cup” yorkshire, terrier, maltese, poodle, or any other breed for that matter. They simply do not exist. “Tea-cup” is just a marketing ploy given by unethical and unscrupulous breeders to drive up the price of their puppies!”. Now, it is time for you to decide to what extent you would go to have a beautiful puppy.
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