Dogs have been with us for some centuries. They have been employed in the past for various purposes such as guarding and hunting, notwithstanding, you are not very apt to have a dog for such purposes.
Most people have dogs just for the joy of their company today. With families dwelling farther and farther and children leaving home at an earlier age, dogs have increasingly turned part of the family unit. Additionally, dogs are loyal, playful, and congenial. They welcome you and smother you with such joy that you would think they have not seen you in ages.
All The Same, because of the lifestyles we tend to lead, not all dogs are suitable for our companionship needs. Some dog breeds, such as Saint Bernard, are too big and too needy to be kept at home, and they are impossible to keep in an apartment. Additionally, some dogs need big spaces to do the exercise they require to remain healthy, like the Doberman and the German Shepherd.
It is against this backdrop that teacup dog breeds are more and more gaining popularity. Just in case you have not heard the term before, teacup dog breeds are dog breeds that are small or too small in comparison to other dogs and are much easier to be placed in little spaces. Also very easy to carry around, teacup dogs are light enough and small enough to fit in a purse or be taken in arms.
In addition, teacup dog breeds are very convenient for travel. They fit in much smaller travel cages when traveling by air. This explains why numerous famous people and artists who travel a lot take teacup dog breeds for their pets. Maybe the well-known one is Paris Hilton’s Tinkerbell, a little Chihuahua that accompanies her anywhere she goes, and that is virtually as famous as she is.
Another reason why teacup dog breeds are common is that they don’t need as much exercise as larger dogs do. Again Teacup dog breeds get listless quicker, and it’s a good thing when they escape and you need to catch them prior to their getting hurt or wounded. They also move slower than their bigger counterparts, because of their small legs. Nevertheless, not all teacup dog breeds adapt to these features. A good number of teacup dog breeds are very athletic and fast, for example, the Papillon and the Maltese.
Finally, one reason why people opt for teacup dog breeds is plain because they are cute. And since they never grow much bigger than their puppy size, they keep that charm all over their lives.