How do I tell my mom that maybe it’s not a good idea to get a “teacup puppy”?
I’m a 16 year old girl. My mom is obsessed with “teacup versions” of already tiny dogs. I’ve read that these puppies are purposely bred this way to make tons of money and come with all sorts of health problems. It’s possible that we can’t even afford to pay all those vet bills. My youngest brother is only 10 years old and he is hyperactive, loud and all over the place. Chances are high that he will unintentionally hurt the dog, causing some injuries.
Have your mom read the informational article about responsible breeders and written by dog experts.It says "A toy-dog breeder should not market “teacup” varieties. This is not an actual size classification and is usually attained through breeding runts. So-called teacup dogs often come with a host of health problems."
Print out some articles about how sickly they are and show them to her.
Show her pictures from inside Puppy Farms. Or better yet, show her how many unwanted puppies (including small breeds) are out down in shelters each year due to over-crowding.
Be sweet and tell her with calm. Give she some proves (studies or reports you can easily find online) about how teacup puppy's born, about how "puppy frabrics" are and maybe some vet pages where she can see how expensive is to take care of any injuries. Is better if you don't mention your brother (moms don't like it), but you can tell her about other dangers, like other dogs attack or fall down stairs.
I work on a pet shelter and I can tell you that having one of those puppys is more difficult than having a big one. Lot of people leave them with only a few months because of vet's expenses or bad behavior (tinny dogs have usually self esteem problems, especially with childs, so they become agresive).
Hope to be usefull. (Excuse my grammar and spelling mistakes, I'm not an English speaker)
You don't breed a tea cup they just happen.
Suggest you get a dog from a shelter or a rescue league, where you can rescue a dog, rather than purchasing a high-priced animal. Then, you and your family can choose one that is more suited to your whole family.
You are probably right, regarding safety of the dog, if your brother is especially active. It would be better to get a more "well-built" dog, but of a gentle nature.
You also might ask your Mom if she has considered this aspect. Unfortunately, you cannot just put a dog on a shelf. If one person tries to protect a dog from other members of the family, it could potentially get overly bonded and then try to bite other people Of course, this would not always be the case.
'Mom, it's not a good idea to get a teacup puppy. They have a lot of health problems and they're delicate. Younger brother could easily hurt a dog that small'.
You can say that. Whether Mom listens to what you say is another story and no one here can make her do that.
No reputable breeder would do this to any of their dogs.These dogs come from stupid ignorant BYBers & Puppy Mills.Breeding runts to runts, with all their faults & negative traits.They cannot be on couches, beds, laps cause when the jump down, it is HIGHLY possible to break leg(S).
I used to groom a little tea cup poodle & she had three legs with pins in them from breaking them.
It is not only not a good idea, it is the wrong thing to due cause of all the health issues, structure issues, a ton of money will be spent at the Vets.
I would not want any dog that weighs less than 60 to 70 lbs.I do not like small dogs.They are okay if they belong to some one else & I loved grooming them but no desire to own one.
Do what ever you have to to stop her from buying such an animal.You are just padding the pocket of someone who wants to get as much $$$$$ from you for their crappy dogs.
PLEASE if she won't listen to you - and you are totally right about these poorly puppies which only come from BYBs at hugely inflated prices - show her this article which is only one of many online which should make her wake up to what's going on with these ridiculously tiny puppies. If your brother (and his friends when they visit!!) is likely to be too hyper around a puppy like this, then again you are right to be concerned about bringing such a puppy home.
Unfortunately you can only try to educate your mum and hope some of it sinks in.And alert the authorities is any puppy your mum does buy, is at risk.
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