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Pocket puppies: 12 breeds that are too adorable for words

Pocket Puppies

3. Pekingese Sleeve

Pekingese Sleeve

Sleeve Pekingese is another name for the Teacup Pekingese.

These dogs were around even before teacup dog breeds became popular.

Chinese emperors adored the tiniest Pekingese and carried them around in the sleeves of their robes, hence their name.

Teacup Pekingese dogs are small dogs that weigh three to six pounds and stand only 4-6 inches tall.

A couch potato, Sleeve Pekingese dogs, are recognized for their laid-back attitude and friendly personalities.

These dogs are popular among senior citizens due to their low exercise requirements.

4. Teacup, Toy, or Micro Yorkie

Micro Yorkie

As the name suggests, a Teacup Yorkie is a miniature version of the Yorkshire Terrier.

These miniature dogs like to sit in their owner’s lap rather than hunting rodents like a typical Terrier.

Be prepared to snuggle your pup while you pour your morning coffee, have breakfast, and even get ready for work since these friendly little puppies will want to spend as much time in your lap as possible.

These small dogs can fit in the palm of your hand and are adorable. They have beautiful brown eyes and fur that will make anyone fall in love with them.

These energetic pups have a bold attitude and a bit of a defiant streak despite their tiny stature. Because these dogs dislike following instructions, training can be difficult.

These canines are high maintenance and require star-level care in addition to training.

Their meals are pretty specific, and the pet parent must maintain a careful grooming routine.

They require a lot of attention, and these pocket puppies don’t like to share their owner’s attention or love with anyone else. 

5. Mini Maltese

Mini Maltese

Mini Maltese dogs are less than seven inches tall and weigh little more than five pounds.

The Mini Maltese is a smaller variant of the exquisite Maltese dog breed.

Despite its small size, it is one of the most entertaining dogs you will ever meet.

Mini Maltese are intelligent and sweet-natured dogs.

You’d be shocked how much they’ll pick up from you.

A Mini Maltese is an excellent first puppy for a child.

They’re less fragile than other pocket-sized dogs, and they get along with kids of all ages.

They’re also ideal for the elderly because of their soft nature.

They are not very active and would rather spend most of their time cuddling with you.

A little Maltese can be a friend to owners of different skill levels and backgrounds.

Any owner, however, must be willing to groom their lovely white fur regularly. 

6. Mini Pug

Mini Pugs are smaller than a standard Pug.

A regular Pug can weigh up to 20 pounds, whereas a mini Pug will be under five pounds.

Pugs make excellent family pets because they are gentle and affectionate.

A mini Pug is a fantastic choice for someone seeking their first dog or someone who does not have the space or energy to care for a larger one.

Keep in mind that they prefer to relax rather than play, so they may not be suitable for young children. 

They are good companions for the elderly and sedentary.

Although a mini Pug is cute, it is not the healthiest dog breed.

Its smaller size exacerbates the breed’s well-known breathing issues.

They suffer from a condition known as Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome.

7. Teacup Maltipoo

Maltipoos are a fascinating cross between a Maltese and a Poodle.

This designer mixed breed pocket puppy can weigh up to five pounds.

Teacup Maltipoos are friendly and enjoy meeting new people!

These adorable puppies are content to soak up as much attention as they can.

They want to meet everyone they can, whether a person, a dog, or an animal; however, keep them away from little children.

As pocket puppies are tiny, they may be more prone to injury when in the company of children.

This Teacup dog breed is ideal for first-time dog owners.

They are easy to train and require little upkeep. The Teacup Maltipoo needs 15 minutes of exercise per day due to its small stature. 

8. Teacup Poodle 

Teacup Poodle 

A Teacup or Micro Poodle is even more miniature than a Toy Poodle.

These tiny fluff balls stand less than 10 inches tall and weigh less than five pounds.

For these small dogs, every day is a new adventure!

These adorable dogs are created by breeding two Toy Poodle litter runts or selecting a gene that causes canine dwarfism.

Poodles, in general, are brilliant dogs, and the pocket variety is no exception.

Poodles are known for their loyalty, and the Teacup Poodle is no different.

Pocket Poodles are capable of completing mazes, solving puzzles, and even learning tricks.

They may resemble teddy bears, but Pocket Poodles are not the best pets for youngsters. Because their bones are so sensitive, rough handling can be fatal.

The Pocket Poodle is easy to train and ideal for new dog owners.

In truth, Teacup Poodles’ only disadvantage is that they require frequent grooming by someone who understands what they’re doing.

They also have all of the disadvantages of being a little dog breed, such as being delicate and having many health issues that small dogs have.

9. Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie)


The Morkie is a famous designer puppy breed.

Teacup Morkies, sometimes known as “teacups” or just “Teacup Morkies,” are designer breed Morkies that weigh 4 lbs or less at adult size.

The Morkie, a mix between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Maltese, is energetic, playful, and affectionate.

A Morkie puppy might be born with Maltese or Yorkie characteristics or a combination of the two.

This popular dog breed comes in various colors, including black, brown, tan, and white.

The Morkie sheds very little hair and has to have its long, silky coat groomed and trimmed regularly.

This breed may not be suitable for households with small children due to its tiny size.

Their coats are usually silky and lengthy because of the crossbreed origin and color diversity of their parents.

With these adorable pups, it’s all about having fun!

Your puppy will enjoy running about and playing with you, so take them for walks and provide them with plenty of toys.

Because puppies are intelligent but stubborn, patience and positive reinforcement will go a long way with them.

10. Teacup Beagle

Teacup Beagle

Teacup Beagles get along well with children and other pets.

Teacup Beagles, being close relatives of normal Beagles, one of the best-hunting dogs, retain hunting instincts and must be trained not to bark or chase other furry creatures.

This breed’s puppies are energetic and playful.

Beagles, in general, require a lot of attention to avoid being destructive.

Even though these small, headstrong dogs can be challenging to teach at times, they remain among the most popular teacup dog breeds due to their winning attitude, adorable appearance, and upbeat demeanor.

They can also live a long life if properly exercised and fed Beagle dog food.

11. Teacup Shih Tzu

Teacup Shih Tzu

The Teacup Shih Tzu is the breed for you if you desire a small dog who can wear bows in his hair.

Teacup Shih Tzus have a long, lovely coat, which you can style in various ways. They’re one of the cutest dogs on the planet, which is why they’re so popular.

These dogs usually have low energy levels and a low desire to bark. As a result, they’re ideal for life in apartments.

Unlike most pocket puppy breeds on this list, these tiny pups get along well with children and other pets.

12. Teacup Pomsky

Teacup Pomsky

The Pomsky is the result of crossing Huskies with Pomeranians, and the new breed has characteristics of both dogs in terms of looks and behavior.

The Teacup Pomsky has a thick, textured coat. They are fluffy, which is one characteristic that attracts people to them as lovely pets.

The Teacup Pomsky is a delicate dog due to its small size, even though one of the parents is a Husky, regarded as a tough breed of dog.

Pet parents of a Teacup Pomsky must be cautious with their pets and refrain from engaging in rough play. 

Because of its small size, a Teacup Pomsky is susceptible to fractures and dislocations if handled violently or dropped. Your pocket puppy may experience excruciating pain as well as future health issues in case of bone fractures. In severe cases, a nasty fracture can even result in the dog’s death.

Teacup Pomskies are pleasant and easygoing dogs. Apartment living is perfect for Pomskies.

They will rarely weigh more than 8 pounds, and some may weigh as little as 3 pounds.

They will reach a height of ten inches or less.

Teacup Pomskies are fantastic little dogs. 

They can be trained effortlessly due to their intelligence and ability to take up and learn new things swiftly. 

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