What Is the Difference Between a Miniature, Toy, and Teacup Pomeranian?

pom1 What is the difference between a miniature, toy, and teacup pomeranian?

Help!?

Also, are they well-behaved dogs?

No real difference: The breeders offering "miniature", "toy", and "teacup" Pomeranians are all unethical and/or ignorant twits, and you don't want to buy from them.

That's about it.

Honestly, the Pomeranian is a Toy breed, as in a member of the Toy Group. It's already small — anyone claiming to breed "mini/toy/teacup" versions is a scam artist breeding runts to runts.

There is only ONE Pomeranian.

http://www.americanpomeranianclub.org/about_poms.htm

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  • Nicole M

    they are pretty much the same but the teacup is alot smaller, it kinda all depends on what their personality is like.
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  • sadiejane

    there is only one size pom – they are of the "toy" group. they are from 3 to 7 #'s

    there is no t-cup anything – that is something dreamed up by the byb's
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  • mmcrobinson

    hope this helps

    http://www.puppypuddles.com/TEAWORD.html
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  • ???PompomPup???

    there is no such thing as a tea cup dog it is a fraze used bye backyard breeders when they get a runt and often are not as health if you get a pomeranian get a toy wich is the only kind i just got one she is very very smart and the best dog in the world she is my avatar she is 8 weeks old you should sooo get one
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  • Stephanie Loves Sammy

    well lets start off by clearing up the fact that there is no such thing as a teacup anything. it is a marketing ploy that breeders, pet stores, and puppy mills use so u think ur getting a rare special dog. dogs labeled teacup r usually runts of litters. or r runts bred with runts to produce smaller pups. they often have health problems and dont live as long as a normal example of the breed. there is only one example of pomeranian. they belong to the toy group. there is only one size but they can be within the specific height and weight region and that is where the miniature and toy labels come in. there is only one pomeranian. we dont call it a toy or miniature or teacup pomeranian. we just call it a pomeranian. hope i helped
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  • SureKat

    A Pomeranian is a Toy Breed, Teacup is a made up name by backyard & puppy mill "breeders" to get a higher price. Go to http://www.akc.org and look up Poms to get their breed standards are. All the best;^)
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  • Loki_Wolfchild

    No real difference: The breeders offering "miniature", "toy", and "teacup" Pomeranians are all unethical and/or ignorant twits, and you don't want to buy from them.

    That's about it.

    Honestly, the Pomeranian is a Toy breed, as in a member of the Toy Group. It's already small — anyone claiming to breed "mini/toy/teacup" versions is a scam artist breeding runts to runts.

    There is only ONE Pomeranian.
    http://www.americanpomeranianclub.org/about_poms.htm
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    Dog trainer/exhibitor.

  • whattaHOUND ;;

    There is no such thing as a teacup Pomeranian. If ANY pet store or seller is telling you that their dog is 'teacup', they are trying to get money out of you. The dog has probably been inbred and more than half of the time has serious health problems.

    However; with the Pomeranian, they aren't classified into miniature or toy. Theres only one size of Pomeranian. I'm sure that any breeder or dog seller who tells you otherwise is just trying to sell you their unhealthy runt.

    Poms are about 6 inches in height and weigh 3-7 pounds. Thats it. There is no traits for a 'toy' or 'mini.' They're just Pomeranians.

    Not recommended for young children. May be snappish. Good companion for elderly people. Generally good with other pets if properly introduced. One of the most independant of the Toys. Newborn pups are very tiny and fragile. Small females often need Cesarean section deliveries. Pomeranians may be picky eaters, but most tend to overeat and become fat. Some bloodlines are prone to slipped stifle, dislocated patella (knee-cap), heart and skin problems, and eye infections. Since Pomeranians are prone to early tooth loss, feeding dry food is recommended to help keep teeth and gums in good condition. Be sure the veterinarian also keeps the dog's teeth clean. Keep the dog quiet in hot weather to avoid overheating. The Pomeranian is very popular, so many inferior animals are bred to satisfy the demand. Purchase only from a reputable breeder.

    If you get a Pomeranian, you're also getting this.

    Willful, bold, loving, temperamental. An extroverted, lively little dog who thinks he's big. Excellent watchdog with a resonant bark. Proud and happy. Alert, curious and busy. Rather sharp tempered. Can be aggressive with other animals–introduce the Pomeranian and other pets slowly and with supervision. Intelligent, but needs a firm hand in training. Good at learning tricks. The Pomeranian must know the owner is the boss, or he will not listen. This breed may become too demanding if the owner allows it!

    You need to also think about the behaviour of the breed before diving in, because you could get yourself into something you can't get out of.

    Behaviour

    Children: Best with older, considerate children.
    Friendliness: Reserved with strangers.
    Trainability: Slightly difficult to train.
    Independence: Fairly independent.
    Dominance: High.
    Other Pets: Generally good with other pets.
    Combativeness: Tends to be fairly dog-aggressive.
    Noise: Likes to bark.

    Grooming and Physical Needs

    Grooming: Regular grooming needed.
    Trimming & Stripping: Some trimming or stripping (little skill required).
    Coat: Fluffy coat.
    Shedding: Constant shedder.
    Exercise: Very little exercise needed.
    Jogging: A poor jogging companion.
    Indoors: Very active indoors.
    Apartments: Good for apartment living.
    Outdoor Space: Does all right without a yard.
    Climate: Prefers cool climates.
    Owner: Good for novice owners.
    Longevity: Short (under 10 years).

    Poms are dogs who….

    -Are very small and "spitz-like", with pricked ears, foxy face, a thick coat, and curled tail
    -Are vivacious and spunky, bright and attentive
    -Are delightfully alive and aware of everything going on around him and keenly alert to approaching strangers
    -Is usually fine with other pets

    However, if you get a Pom you're also gonna get…

    -An extremely careful search to avoid all the nasty, neurotic Pomeranians
    -The fragility of toy breeds (its very easy to kill or injure them since they're so small)
    -Suspicious yappiness toward strangers when not socialized enough
    -Strong-willed mind of his own, requiring a confident owner who can take charge
    -Barking
    -Regular brushing and combing
    -Heavy shedding
    -Housebreaking difficulties

    This dog barks a LOT. They are smart; but can be stubborn, and only seem to listen when they want to. The breed is very dominant and will try everything to try and make him in charge, which can lead to violence. If you wish to train a Pom, you need to assert your authority first or you won't get anywhere with it.

    So; your question. Whats the difference? Nothing. Theres only one kind of Pom.
    Are they well-behaved dogs? Depends on what you mean. They bark a lot; are VERY dominant; can be aggressive; hard to housebreak; and generally don't like strangers. However; they are sweet and very faithful to you, if you train them well.

    If you are only getting this dog because its cute, it is NOT the right breed for you.
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  • lori hasp

    Who whoever wrote this comment below is the twit. The real crime is that ignorant every day folk made up these terms and ethical breeders often use them for advertising as thats all a twit can understand!! Alot of reputable breeders are very aware there is only the toy group and pomeranians are classified as such.

    No real difference: The breeders offering “miniature”, “toy”, and “teacup” Pomeranians are all unethical and/or ignorant twits, and you don’t want to buy from them.