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I stumbled upon this recently, and my jaw hit the floor. I haven't quite figured out the appeal of hampster sized dogs yet, but I'm pretty sure these guys could be vacuumed up with ease.

http://luxpup.webs.com/
 

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Can you imagine the possible health issues? I saw these not too awfully long ago somewhere?
 

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That was my first thought, I'm sure nobody gets them for their health! Judging by the comments, everybody seems to get them as accessories or dolls.
 

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I watched some of the video clips and none of the puppies are walking around or even trying to play. I can't imagine a 3-5 month old puppy not wanting to play. Poor things, they look so sad and scared. It looks like their eyes are bulging out of their heads, or is it just me?

And for $3,800-$4,800?!?!? Wow
 

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I stumbled upon this recently, and my jaw hit the floor. I haven't quite figured out the appeal of hampster sized dogs yet, but I'm pretty sure these guys could be vacuumed up with ease.

http://luxpup.webs.com/
I did some research about this and other similar 'offers' some time ago. Seems the puppies are coming from one or more Korean puppy mills and get shipped with papers that declare them to be older as they are to a groomer / deliverer. It was the worst form of puppy scam I ever found on the internet, and yes, the puppies do have a lot of health issues.
 

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I watched some of the video clips and none of the puppies are walking around or even trying to play. I can't imagine a 3-5 month old puppy not wanting to play. Poor things, they look so sad and scared. It looks like their eyes are bulging out of their heads, or is it just me?

And for $3,800-$4,800?!?!? Wow
Its not just you I thought their eyes were popping out of their heads also. This is just so sad. :(
 

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I met a 2.5 lb., 3 year old Yorkie once. She didn't look like a real dog because she was so tiny, but she acted like one. My second thought was that she thought she was a dog, so I'd better treat her like one. She had a marvelous time playing with me. I sat on the couch, and she jumped into my lap. I couldn't believe she could jump so high. The owner said she stays out of the way of feet -- I hope that is 100%, because if anyone steps on her, she will be severely injured or killed.

I cannot imagine how anyone could think that breeding dogs like that is a good idea for the dog. These people had their dog spayed, thank goodness. My husband was appalled -- he could not stop talking about how bad it was for the dog's health to be so tiny. He was amazed that she lived through spay surgery.

I was appalled too, but I pointed out to my husband that our largest premie triplet weighed 2 lbs. when he was born, and the smallest weighed 1 lb. 6 oz -- our now teenage boys weighed less than the Yorkie!
 

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I am a fan of the small dog but this is ridiculous! For me small is at least 10 lbs. I just can't imagine having a dog that weighed only a few pounds. I will stick with my puddin JRT's that are 10 lbs + and totally cute in a real dog kind of way.
 

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They can't possibly be in good health, and I absolutely don't support breeding them, but am I the only one who actually thinks they're adorable?

ETA: They have a banner at the top of the site that says "Bringing luxury puppies to your home." What the heck is a luxury puppy anyway?
 

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They can't possibly be in good health, and I absolutely don't support breeding them, but am I the only one who actually thinks they're adorable?

ETA: They have a banner at the top of the site that says "Bringing luxury puppies to your home." What the heck is a luxury puppy anyway?
Yes, at least speaking for me.
 

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I did some research about this and other similar 'offers' some time ago. Seems the puppies are coming from one or more Korean puppy mills and get shipped with papers that declare them to be older as they are to a groomer / deliverer. It was the worst form of puppy scam I ever found on the internet, and yes, the puppies do have a lot of health issues.
Wow. Just wow. So not only are they as freakishly bred as we thought, but there are also mills of these things?! I'm amazed that people will pay 4,000 dollars for a dog, but aren't willing to do any research into the health or ethics behind the dogs. Ugh...
 

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Wow. Just wow. So not only are they as freakishly bred as we thought, but there are also mills of these things?! I'm amazed that people will pay 4,000 dollars for a dog, but aren't willing to do any research into the health or ethics behind the dogs. Ugh...
I don't think they're interested in health or ethics, if they just want a "luxury dog" as an accessory. Sounds like a case of more money than brains. Of course, a lot of people who buy "regular" dogs don't research health or consider the ethics of buying from puppy mills, etc. either. But I really don't like the phrase "luxury dog." You put the word "luxury" with items like cars, not living things.

Sad stuff.
 

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I could not imagine having a dog smaller than Mia, who is in the low 7 lb range. She's tiny.

Once you start getting below the 5-6 lb mark you start seeing a lot more health problems. Hypoglycemia is a big problem with dogs under 4 lbs. I honestly don't get why breeders breed for dogs under 5 lbs but it's not unusual unfortunately. There are some breed standards that allow for such small dogs. Our standard has no minimum weight or height much to my dismay and I have seen some teeny papillons before.

Of course it should be mentioned that there are tons of health problems from breeding abnormally large dogs as well. People always want a conversation piece it seems.
 

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First thing I thought was "photoshop". Second thought was "health issues" and third was "those are pretty friggin adorable".
Adorable aside, this is pretty awful.



EDIT : What is the KKC and FCI? Says all the puppies are registered with them.
 

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http://www.thesqueakywheel.com/complaints/2011/AUG/complaint46903.cfm

This woman is bringing down the THUNDER. And rightfully so. It is unfortunate that she was naive enough to fall for this in the first place, but at least she has seen the error of her ways and is doing her damnedest to make sure other's won't be doing the same.

Also, I have a cousin who is a journalist. He is very involved in animal rescue organizations. Sent him a few links, maybe a story will come of it.
 

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They can't possibly be in good health, and I absolutely don't support breeding them, but am I the only one who actually thinks they're adorable?

ETA: They have a banner at the top of the site that says "Bringing luxury puppies to your home." What the heck is a luxury puppy anyway?
I have a friend that is always smitten with the tinies and finds them absolutely adorable . . . . while I usually see them as very odd and sad looking.

Her first dog was a runt Papillon from a petshop 20 odd years ago (a replacement baby after miscarriages and the idea of human babies was given up on). The pup was a little apple head (even she admits the pup looked hydocephalic) with too big eyes, that even full grown never attained a weight greater than 4 1/2 pounds. She was an incredibly well tempered little dog that was spoiled and went everywhere with my friend . . . . in a purse of course. For eleven years my friend whipped home for every single lunch hour so she could take her dog out and make sure she was fed (wary of hypoglycemia).

She had a heart murmur from the start . . . . and acquired pneumonia from the transition from the petshot to my friend's home . . . . so was ultra expensive from the start re vet care. At 5 she began having seizures and was diagnosed with epilepsy. She was babied through until she was eleven and nothing more could be done. Thousands were spent on her care annually.

My friend has had two more . . . but was smarter and acquired them as older pups from recommended breeders that happened to have runts that they had raised up and needed homes for.

She can't see the attraction to the 'other' knd of dog. ie: the ones that you don't get outfits for and that you can allow to run in the dog park. LOL

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Any dog less than 7 lbs makes me nervous. I don't get the appeal of teacup-tinies that are supposed to mature to 2-3 lbs. They can't live normal dog lives, for one, which just makes me sad to even think about.
 
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