Poodles are beautiful dogs; no one can deny that! But what if you could have a smaller version of a Poodle? If you live in a small space, then a small dog is probably the best solution! Well, we’re here to let you know that Poodles do come in a smaller size, too! You might want to consider adopting a Teacup Toy Poodle!
We’ve put together some information about the costs involved with adopting and caring for a Teacup Toy Puddle. Let’s get started!
What is a Teacup Toy Poodle?
The Teacup Toy Poodle is the smallest Poodle you can adopt. These dogs are very small! They’re one of the smallest dogs around. These little dogs are extremely loving and loyal. But because they’re small, they can live just about anywhere.
These small dogs look like their larger cousins, the Toy, Miniature, and the Standard Poodle. They have the same curly, soft hair that comes in a wide range of colors. The good news is that these darling fur babies don’t shed very much. However, they do need to be brushed several times a week. Their fur can easily become snarled and matted.
If you don’t like to exercise very much, you’ll be happy to learn these tiny dogs only need about 30 minutes of exercise a day. That can be divided into two walks—one in the morning and one in the evening.
They also need to spend a lot of time with their families. Teacup Toy Poodles can develop separation anxiety if they’re alone too much.
Teacup Toy Poodles usually stand about 9 inches tall and weigh less than 6 lbs. That’s tiny! And these small dogs have an expected life span between 12 to 14 years.
Teacup Toy Poodle Adoption Cost: Breeder
The cost of adopting a Teacup Toy Poodle depends on where you adopt one of these little cuties. If you choose to adopt your canine companion from a breeder, then be sure to choose a reputable breeder. Sure, the adoption fee is higher; however, the quality of the dog is also higher.
The adoption fees from a reputable breeder usually cover genetic testing (for any genetic diseases), vaccinations, and other medical treatment. The fee also includes dog food, training, and socialization. So, you’re getting a well-rounded, happy dog when you adopt from a reputable breeder.
The cost of a Teacup Toy Poodle from a breeder is usually between $2,000 to $2,500. The price varies on the location of the breeder (state, city, etc.), as well as the color of the dog’s coat and more. But that’s a reasonable price when you consider all the care and training your fur baby has before he even comes home!
Bear in mind that the price for Teacup Toy Poodles is higher than it is for Poodles of other sizes. That’s because these dogs are not as easy to find as regular-sized Poodles. Plus, these dogs are expensive to breed, and there are normally only one or two puppies per litter.
Teacup Toy Poodle Adoption Cost: Shelter
You may be able to find a Teacup Toy Poodle to adopt from a shelter. However, these dogs are not common, and it may take longer to adopt through a shelter. They don’t have many Teacup Toy Poodles at any one time.
The adoption fees for a Teacup Toy Poodle from a shelter may range between $100 to $300. The fee covers everything from medical treatment (vaccinations, other treatments, and may include spaying & neutering) and dog food.
The adoption fee can also vary by the location of the shelter or rescue. For instance, shelters & rescues in larger cities may have higher adoption fees. In small towns and rural areas, shelters and rescues generally have lower adoption fees.
Teacup Toy Poodle Cost: Initial Set up & Supplies
Before you bring your fur baby home, it’s a good idea to have everything ready for him. That means buying the dog food and everything your little Teacup Toy Poodles needs!
A dog bed for a Teacup Toy Poodle may cost between $14 to $40, depending on how luxurious the bed is. And you’ll want to add blankets to keep your fur baby comfortable, too.
You’ll also need a dog brush, which may cost between $8 to $10. Then there are the food bowls that you may find priced between $10 to $30 (or less). And we can’t for a collar, harness, and a leash, which can run between $10 to $30.
Finally, it’s a must to have dog food on hand for your canine companion! The good thing here is that Teacup Toy Poodles don’t eat too much. They eat about 1 cup of food a day, which can be divided into smaller meals throughout the day. High-quality dog food for a Teacup Toy Poodle may run between $8 to $17.
Then you have to factor in the toys and treats you’ll want to give your tiny fur baby! So, the initial setup may cost between $70 and $100.
Teacup Toy Poodle Health Costs
Next, you’ll want to consider how much the monthly healthcare for your Teacup Toy Poodle will be. This includes regular vet visits (about two a year), emergencies, medications, vaccinations, flea & tick treatment, and more.
Average costs for vet visits can run between $50 to $150 a month, depending on how healthy your dog is. Some Teacup Toy Poodles can suffer from a range of health issues. So, regular vet visits are necessary, and these dogs will need more medication and treatments. Those costs depend on where you live.
These small dogs can suffer from the following conditions:
- Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
- Elbow & hip dysplasia
- Patella luxation
- Heart issues
- Respiratory problems
- Digestive issues
- And more
You may want to consider purchasing a pet health insurance plan for your dog. There are many types of pet health insurance policies, including those that pay for regular vet visits, vaccinations, emergencies, and more. If your Teacup Toy Poodle develops a serious condition, you can rest assured knowing there’s financial help when you and your canine companion need it.
Summing It Up
So, there you have it! These are the costs you can expect when adopting a Teacup Toy Poodle! These diminutive dogs are adorable and can make a wonderful family companion!