Want a dog that fits right inside your purse? How about in your teacup? If so, the teacup Pomeranian could be the dog you’re looking for.

There are dog lovers who prefer giant dogs like the slobber-monster St. Bernard or lanky yet clumsy Great Dane. But for others, it’s all about how small they can get.

This is where cute, “teacup dogs” come in. One of the most adorable and popular of the bunch is the teacup Pomeranian.

Get to know more about this breed – what they’re like, their temperament, how to care for them and what you need if you want to own one by checking out our comprehensive guide below. 

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What Our Clients Are saying!

He hasn’t been groomed in a few weeks, but look how fabulous he looks! Imagine him freshly washed and puffed. He is AWESOME. I kid you not, he is the perfect dog. His temperament is so wonderful. He is playful and loves people and new dogs. He is the happiest dog ever. He comes up to me for lap time – gives me some snuggles and a few kisses. Then he hops off and goes somewhere to play by himself. Not needy! He is the fastest thing you have ever seen. We have mini tennis balls for him and he looks like a flying powder puff when he fetches them. We have been looking into putting him in obstacle courses. He has absolutely NO health issues (knock on wood) and such a cheery disposition… I wish I could have 6 more Poms!! –


OK, I am finally figuring out my phone. I did send a blank email earlier by mistake. He did well last night. He slept in his kennel downstairs with the girls. They were soooo excited to meet him. They had tears. He doesn’t have a name yet-cant make up their minds. He loves to play with the other two dogs. He is eating, drinking well. The girls are taking him throughout the day in school here to meet their friends. All is great here. Thanks again for the little guy and we will let you know his name when they decide. 


We purchased Daphne from Classic Teacup Pomeranians Home  on 03-14-22. We took her to the vet on 03-15-22. She is perfect.  We will be looking for another Pomeranian Puppy next year. Other then being 4 pounds under weight which the vet is not concerned about she is perfect thank you for our new addition to the family.


I was one of those people who thought it was difficult buying a dog like this on the internet but it was such a pleasure to work with Classic Teacup Pomeranians Home . The little prince is awesome. He has a good temperament, beautiful color and well behaved for a puppy. If I was going to buy another Pomeranian, I would go through them. I had an awesome experience buying from them, you won’t be disappointed. Thank you so much.


Hi, we just wanted to let you know that Elsa is doing so good here. She got to hang out with me and my husband for about an hour before bedtime, and then she went to sleep in her new crate with no problems. Not a single peep out of her all night. She was then greeted by the boys at 6:00 a.m. this morning, and loved them instantly! They have been talking, petting, and playing toys with her all day. Thanks so much for the wonderful pup, we just adore her. I have enclosed a couple of pics for you, and will send some more again soon. Have a great day


OK, I am finally figuring out my phone. I did send a blank email earlier by mistake. He did well last night. He slept in his kennel downstairs with the girls. They were soooo excited to meet him. They had tears. He doesn’t have a name yet-cant make up their minds. He loves to play with the other two dogs. He is eating, drinking well. The girls are taking him throughout the day in school here to meet their friends. All is great here. Thanks again for the little guy and we will let you know his name when they decide. There are two pics attached. Please let me know if they came through or not.


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Teacup Pomeranians might be small and fluffy, but they have personalities larger than life. They act as if they are large dogs trapped in small dogs’ bodies! Pomeranians have a tendency to act like guard dogs. They can be very yappy and have a very high pitched yap.

Despite their loud and boisterous personality, Teacup Pomeranians make fantastic lap dogs. Do not be surprised if your dog expects to cuddle with you every time you sit on the couch.

Before adding a fiery teacup dog to your family, make sure you do your research. Teacup dogs can come with large price tags and many health issues.

In this article we share this breed’s personality, temperament, health, size, cost and much more…

If you are looking for a pocket-sized dog, the Teacup Pomeranian may be perfect for you. As adults, they can weigh as few as three pounds and will only be six to ten inches tall. Teacup Pomeranians fulfill their name!

Despite being a teacup dog breed, this mighty dog has a big personality. If you can believe it, the standard Pomeranian was originally bred to be a sled dog in the Arctic.

Today, both Standard and Teacup varieties are best suited for companionship as lap dogs.

Like most small dogs, they are people pleasers and quick learners. You will have a pretty easy time training your Teacup Pomeranian basic commands. But, you will need to make sure you get a good start on potty training.

These puppies need to be let out frequently due to having very small bladders. Many owners do not discover this until potty accidents become an issue.

Additionally, it is important for potential owners to know that this breed is prone to a long list of health conditions that includes: periodontal disease, dislocated kneecaps, hypoglycemia, blindness, tracheal collapse, seizures, and heart disease.

A Teacup Pom’s health should not be taken lightly. These health issues are mainly due to the nature of how Teacup dogs are bred.

From a litter of Standard Poms the smallest pup is selected. The same is done for another unrelated litter. Both of these runts are selectively bred to produce a litter of mini Pomeranians. This produces puppies that are even smaller on average. Over many generations this will breed a tea cup pomeranian.


The Pomeranian’s ancestor is the Spitz. Spitz-type dog breeds are known for their ability to pull sleds, yet, this might come as a shock when you look at a Pomeranian!

Pomeranians were originally bred hundreds of years ago in the Artic to be sled pullers. However, they weighed a considerable amount more than they do today.

The first Pomeranians likely weighed 30 to 40-pounds. Through selective breeding practices, we now have the teacup variety weighing around three to six pounds.

It is unlikely that any Teacup dog could now pull a sled. They were bred to be a toy breed best-suited for companionship.

Soon after their use as a sled dog, they became a common pet for Royalty to own.

Many people loved Teacup Pomeranians because of their small size and fierce personality. In fact, several historic royal figures have owned Pomeranians including: Queen Victoria, Marie Antoinette, and Josephine Beauharnais.

Queen Victoria is often cited for making this breed famous. She showed her standard-sized Pomeranian at the 1891 Crufts dog show and took home best in show.


Teacup Pomeranian is just one of the many names this popular breed goes by.

They are also widely known as:

  • Micro
  • Mini
  • Pocket
  • Miniature
  • Toy

It is also not unheard of to shorten the breed name from Pomeranian to Pom.

Pomeranian or Pom is preceded by an adjective that means “small” or “teacup”. All of these names ultimately mean the same thing. They are smaller in comparison to a regular or standard sized Pom.

A standard typically weighs around seven pounds as an adult. Alternatively, a Teacup should weigh less than that and can weigh as few as three pounds when fully grown.

They are intentionally bred from standard Pomeranians that are runts. Their parents, the runts, have a genetic predisposition to being smaller than normal.


Teacup Pomeranians are known for their fluffy and wolflike appearance. Most have dark brown colored eyes.

There are many different coat colors for Teacup Pomeranians.

The Kennel Club groups them into one of three different color classes:

  1. ROCS (red, orange, cream, sable)
  2. BBB (black, brown, blue)
  3. AOAC (any other allowable color)

The AOAC class includes Pomeranians that are white, merle, brindle, beaver or parti colored. The most common coat colorations are orange and cream.

Pomeranians have a double coat that is medium length and straight.

Because of their double coat they require a moderate level of grooming. This grooming is similar in intensity to a Golden Retriever’s. It is a good idea to get into a daily brushing routine with your Teacup Pomeranian. This will help prevent matting and maintain the coat’s natural cooling mechanism.

Most owners choose to get their pups professionally groomed every six to eight weeks. This allows them to keep a short and healthy coat that is easy to brush.

Dental care is another priority for Teacup Pomeranians. They are prone to plaque and tartar buildup, which can progress to periodontal disease. This is true for many small dog breeds as they have too many teeth in their small mouths.

Daily teeth brushing and dental treats will be needed. Not only will your pup have great oral health, you won’t have to deal with stinky dog breath.

How Big Do Teacup Pomeranians Get?

Full grown teacup pomeranians will weigh less than seven pounds. Some adults weigh only three pounds! Typically, they stop growing by twelve months of age.

In terms of height, they will fall somewhere between six to ten inches tall. They have a very petite body and short legs.

Teacup Pomeranians are classified as a teacup breed.

A toy breed is classified as weighing less than 15 pounds. A teacup breed is a dog that weighs between two and five pounds. The Teacup Pom falls into the teacup classification.

At eight weeks of age most Teacup Poms weigh 11 to 30 ounces. They will steadily gain at least two ounces every week until they peak around four to five pounds.

Do They Stay Small?

Teacup Pomeranians are bred from standard Pomeranians that are considered runts. This means that the parents of Teacups are below average in height and weight. This selective breeding practice is how Teacup Pomeranians are bred.

A standard Pomeranian can weigh between five to seven pounds, but a Teacup Pomeranian will weigh about three to five pounds.

Typically, they are fully grown by one year of age and stay much smaller than standards.

Teacup vs Standard Size
  Teacup Standard
Size 5 to 7 pounds 3 to 5 pounds
Height 6 to 10 inches 10 inches

A standard female will be less than 10 inches tall, while a standard male will stand about 10 inches tall. A Teacup Pom can stand anywhere between 6 to 10 inches tall. This depends on the height of its parents.

The way Teacup Pomeranians are bred allows for a lot of fluctuation and variation in size.

Many owners have a hard time building up fat mass on their Poms. This can make them prone to hypoglycemia.

It is very important to make sure they are on a properly formulated diet that is specifically for toy dog breeds. Some owners may even split up their pup’s food into five small meals spaced throughout the day to prevent low blood sugar levels.

Your Teacup Pomeranian should be fed a puppy-formulated dry kibble for up to 12 months of age. Healthy snacks such as baby carrots and green beans can be fed in moderation.

Are They Healthy?

Teacup Pomeranians are genetically predisposed to many health issues.

The mom and dad of a litter of Teacup Pomeranian puppies will be runts. A breeder is purposely selecting the smallest dogs in the litter, there are chances that this breeding technique will also cause certain health conditions.

Some of the most common health conditions include:

  • Blindness
  • Tracheal Collapse
  • Respiratory Difficulty
  • Seizures
  • Heart Conditions
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Disease
  • Liver Shunts
  • Arthritis
  • Dislocating Kneecaps
  • Skin Disease

It is important that you know about these conditions prior to adopting a Teacup Pomeranian.

If you are expecting and aware of these health issues, you will be better prepared to address them as soon as they show up.

The lifespan of a Teacup Pom can be up to 15 years with appropriate veterinary care.

For your dog’s well-being, it will be important to establish a good relationship with a vet. A good vet will be aware of this breed’s health conditions and will be able to detect early signs of illness or disease.

Teacup Pomeranians, like most other teacup and toy breeds, are also prone to retaining their baby teeth. Many vets will remove remaining baby teeth at the time of spaying or neutering a puppy. This allows for sterilization and tooth extraction to happen during one anesthetic.

According to VCA Hospitals, it is important that baby teeth get removed because they can cause crowding and malocclusion in the future.

A dog’s teeth are naturally designed to have an efficient self-cleaning mechanism. If the teeth do not have perfect positioning, then this cleaning mechanism no longer works. Your Teacup Pomeranian will then be at risk of developing periodontal disease.

How Much Do Teacup Pomeranians Cost?

Teacup Pomeranians are not recognized by any major kennel club as they are a smaller version of the Pomeranian. Yet, this does not reduce their price. On average, a Teacup Pomeranian costs about $1,500. The range in pricing is quite large, though.

Adoption fees can range anywhere from $500 to $6,000.

The amount your puppy costs will depend on the lineage and quality of the parents. Color and health are two additional factors that will increase or reduce price.

Poms that are white, solid black, or lavender are the most expensive. Solid brown and red colored Pomeranians are less expensive because these two colors are more common.

It is important that you do your research prior to adoption.

Double check that the breeder is responsible and promotes nothing but the best welfare and wellness for his or her dogs. Typically, you will want to find a Pomeranian breeder that just happens to have a runt in their litter. Avoid breeders who advertise litters of Teacup Pomeranians.

It is also important to keep in mind the adoption fee is only the first cost.

Teacup Pomeranians will need lifelong veterinary care in order to live a long and healthy life. It is well known that they are prone to many health issues. They also need a specific diet formulated for toy dogs.



Feisty. Loyal. Fiery. Playful. Friendly. Energetic. Loving. Spunky.

These are just a few of the many adjectives that describe Teacup Pomeranians.

Teacup Pomeranians make great companions for adults and children and are wonderful lap dogs. They may be small, but they are certainly mighty! They have personalities that are bigger than life.

Their high-energy personalities mean they love to play with dogs of all sizes. They can often be found trying to play with giant dog breeds.

As with most small breed dogs, they are prone to “small dog syndrome.”

Teacup Pomeranians think they are the boss and enjoy being in charge. At times this behavior might be acceptable, but it is always a good idea to train your puppy. Jealousy and territorialism are two additional traits that owners need to be aware of.

With proper training and socialization, your Teacup Pomeranian will be able to understand that jealousy and territorialism are not encouraged behaviors. Socialization should not only be with other dogs, but it should be with other humans.


Teacup Pomeranians are notorious for barking and yapping at loud noises in order to alert you to a threat. Their personality traits make them have the desire to act like guard dogs and watch dogs.

They will bark at strange noises in order to get your attention.

Also, they love to yap.

With correct training from puppyhood it is possible to teach them when and when not to bark or voice their opinion. However, this is hard work.

You will have to be prepared to train them not to bark at every sound they hear. If you live in an apartment, you will want to get on top of bark training right away!

Despite their large personality, Teacup Pomeranians have small bodies. This makes them fragile and sensitive to rough handling.

Children should be taught that Pomeranians of any size should be played with gently and not dropped from tall heights. Despite enjoying rough housing when playing with other dogs, it is important to make sure children do not rough house this breed.

They are little balls of energy and may seem like the Energizer bunny at times. It is always a good idea to keep them physically and mentally stimulated.

At the minimum, they need 20 minutes of daily exercise. This can be in any form ranging from a walk around your neighborhood to supervised play at a dog park.


Puppy Care

Training A Teacup Pomeranian Dog

A litter of Teacup Pomeranians can range from one to five puppies. They will need to be nursed from their mom until eight weeks of age before being available for adoption. At this age they will be between 11 to 30 ounces.

After you bring home your puppy, your first two priorities need to be veterinary care and training:

  • For veterinary care, your pup will need to go through a series of booster shots and de-wormers. Most puppy vaccine boosters are completed by 16 weeks of age. After this your dog will receive its first rabies vaccination.
  • For training, you will want to make sure your dog starts potty training and socialization.

Small dogs are notoriously difficult to potty train.

They have very tiny bladders and will need to be let out multiple times. Potty pads are an option for the early potty training process, but they can be a hard habit to break for some dogs.

Besides housebreaking, you will need to work on socialization and bark control.

Teacup Pomeranians are easy to train because they are quick learners and love to please their owners. Basic obedience and dog tricks come very easily.