Pocket Puppies also called teacup dogs which are very popular due to their micro size. They are famous for their smaller size than the standard size of a dog. These types of puppies are usually bred with other smaller or weaker dogs as they do not get much nutrition in the womb. That is why they face a lot of health issues after birth as well.

Pocket Puppies are of different kinds. We find all the kinds unique in their characteristics. The 10 Different breeds of them are Pomeranian puppies, Poodle, Beagle, Maltese, Pomsky, Yorkshire Terrier, Bichon Fries, Chihuahua, Pug dogs, and Shih Tzu. Here is the detail of each breed.

1. Pomeranian

Pomeranian pocket puppy

Pomeranian is also known as lapdogs classes as a toy dog breed. It is named for the North-West Poland region, Pomerania. In the eighteenth century, this breed was very popular among the royal families as Queen Victoria had a Pomeranian as a pet. After that, this breed got popularity universally. Initially in the 1980s, it was bred as a companion, but nowadays, they are generally bred to herd animals or to pull sledges.

Overall, Pomeranians are healthy puppies. Rarely, they suffer from Alopecia X that is a skin kind of disease in which the skin of dogs turns black and lose all their hair gradually. That is why the disease is also known as ‘black skin disease. The common health issue in them is Luxating Patella and tracheal. They weigh around 30 pounds. This kind of Pocket Puppy is friendly, smart, playful and energetic. So, the families can easily get them as cute pets. In 1988, this breed ranked as the most popular breed in the United States.

2. Poodle

Poodle Pocket puppy

Poodle is a breed of water dog that is called Pudel in German and Caniche in French. The breed was created in the twentieth century as a companion of humans. Initially, the experience of breeding was unsuccessful but later, that experience led to the variety of the breed. By every experience, the size of the breed varied and we found different types of Poodles as a result of different kinds of experiences.

There are further Poodle dog breeds according to their characteristics that are divided into four varieties:

  1. Standard Poodles (Stand between 45 and 62 centimetres)
  2. Medium Poodles (Stand between 35 to 45 centimetres)
  3. Miniature Poodles (Stand between 28 to 35 centimetres)
  4. Toy Poodles (Stands between 24 to 28 centimetres)

Poodles have long fur in their body that leads to difficulty for the people to keep the puppies clean because the long fur tangled and get dirty.

3. Beagle

Beagle pocket puppy

A Beagle puppy is similar in appearance to a foxhound which is a breed of scent hound. It is considered an intelligent dog as it is used for hunting and detecting. Their extraordinary sense of smell makes them unique and popular. Due to that quality (sense of smell), people import this breed for hunting.

By appearance, the Beagles’ height is approximately 15 inches and they weighed around 20 pounds. They have a smooth skull, strong jaw, large hazel brown eyes, large ears, and medium-length necks. Due to their size and good temper, they are very popular not for hinting but also as pets as well. This breed of puppies is also very popular in depicting literature and paintings since Elizabethan Age. They are also popular on T.V, movies and comic books.

4. Maltese

Maltese Pocket puppy

Maltese puppies are very famous for their smart-loving nature and small size. They weigh around 3.6 kilograms and have a height of 7-9 inches. Their breed is originating almost 3,000 years ago. They are truly a lapdog having adorable looks with a button-like nose, white silky and shiny fur, hanging ears, a curved tail, and dark eyes. Derse says, ‘they’re just playful, they’re vigorous, they’re cute, and they’re affectionate.

So, a Maltese dog looks like a stuffed dog which gives it a toy-like look. They are the best of those who want to cuddle with their best because of their low energy.

5. Pomsky

Pomsky pocket puppy

Pomsky is a crossbreed of Siberian Husky and Pomeranian. Pomskies are very loyal that would follow every step of yours. They are well-trained puppies that love to love around you especially around the children.

Pomsky is a very recent breed that is gaining popularity on social media due to its appearance. As a fully-grown puppy, a Pomsky is 10 inches in height and 9 pounds in its weight. Due to the hybrid breed, the skin of a Pomsky can be white, red and brown in colour. They are considered highly energetic, active, playful and loyal.

6. Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

The breed is called Yorkshire because it is developed during the nineteenth century in Yorkshire, England. Yorkies are also known as ‘Tomboy-Toy’. Mostly, they have tan coats due to what they are also called Silverfish-grey or a blonde coat due to which their coat is very much similar to the human hair. Generally, the weight of Yorkies is around 7 pounds.

Once, one of the dogs of this breed was called a hero. In World War II one of the Yorkies named smoky dragged 8 inches wide and 60 feet long communication cable through a drainage culvert that saved the lives of many soldiers. That dog is also called the world’s first therapy dog.

7. Bichon Frise

Bichon Fries

The word Bichon Frise is taken from French which means ‘curly-haired dog’. So, it is very clear from its name that this type of pocket puppy has curly hair. This type of dog arose from the water dogs that moved from one continent to another continent. So, they were used as Italian sailors as well.

In the age of Napoleon III, Bichon Frise was a new breed, but until the nineteenth century, it became a common breed and in 1933, Société Centrale Canine adopted the official standard of this breed.

In their appearance, Bichon Frise is mostly found in white colour having rounded-skull, long-curly tail, black nose, dark eyes, and long fur. Their Height is 10 Inches and their weight is 12 pounds.

8. Chihuahua


Chihuahua is one of the pocket puppies’ breeds. They are named Chihuahua after the Mexican state of Chihuahua. They are 15 to 25 centimetres in height and 1 to 2 kg in weight. According to their weight, they do not fulfil the requirements of conformation.

Chihuahua is small in size but big in personality. Linda George says. ‘Chihuahuas are very loyal, loving friends. The statement of Linda shows the friendly nature of Chihuahua who likes to live closer to their owner.

9. Pug


Pug is known as a great friendly dog. They are ideal for small living places for their perfect height (10 inches), weight (3-7 pounds), and chill nature. This breed of micro puppies is more kids-safer because they have trouble getting an aggressive bite due to their mouth shape.

Like other pocket puppies, Pug is also loving and friendly with a stable temperament. As their loving nature, they love to sit by your side. For this, people love Pug as their pet.

10. Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzus are generally regarded as divas in the breed of puppies. They are also known as born companions who are born to sit on anyone’s lap. Apparently, they have a quite muscular bodies with long doubled-layer and silky hair. Their muscular body helps them to be incredibly athletic. They have flat faces that create breathing issues for them. Most of the Shih Tzus have a white spot on their forehead which is highly prized and called the ‘star of Bidha’.


Conclusively, Pocket puppies are very popular among people as pet dogs because of their micro size. People who are living in the small covered areas are easily placing that kind of lapdogs in their houses. In spite of that, teacup dogs are also very friendly and good for cuddling. So, people love to keep that puppies with them.

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