Little Tea Cup Shih-Tsu
Sabrina at 1 lb 2 oz
My wife has fallen in love with the Shih-tsu breed and we now own 4. Two of regular size and two of the tea-cup size, all are rescues. Our two large ones are 13 and 10 pounds. The bigger dog has a wire type coat and the 10 pounder is like an angora rabbit. He is perfect in every way and a great dog.
Then we ran across Pappo. He was very small and we worried about his heath, now at 5 month he weights almost 4.5 pounds and our vet thinks he will make 7 pounds. He is very active and plays with the bigger ones which take notice of his small size.
Last came Sabrina. When we found her, she was 14 weeks old and weighed 1 pound 2 oz and we were sure she would not make it in her present surroundings, so we took her. She is now 8 months old and still weighs only 2 pounds on the money. She has grown healthy and our vet says she will make it and shows none of the normal problems these tiny ones show. When she runs and barks, you would swear she is a little toy.
So, all we believe is every dog deserves a loving home, but we do feel breeding down is awful and we wouldn't recommend buying a small one because you open yourself up for a lot of heart ache and high bills if things go bad. On the other hand, if the puppy is out there and you feel you can give it a good home, they should have a home as every dog should.
Very hard subject but breeding these imperfections is not. It can only be seen as bad conduct but it is never the dogs fault. Only greedy people!