Paris Hilton bought a new teacup Chihuahua for $8,000, still hasn’t named her


It seems like once a year, Paris Hilton buys some new fancy teacup dog breed. No one really knows if these dogs are loved or cared for long-term, but we always seem to know when Paris has just purchased a new puppy, because she takes tons of photos with her “new toy” and then everyone moves on and I suspect Paris moves on too. In 2014, Paris spent $13,000 on a teacup Pomeranian which she named Prince Hilton the Pom. Last year, she bought two more teacup Pomeranians, although she gave one to her mom. She spent $25,000 last year on those two dogs and she named the one she kept Princess Paris Jr. Well, guess what? Paris got another dog. Another teacup breed, another $8,000 for a toy that Paris will only play with for a few weeks.

Puppy love ain’t cheap for Paris Hilton — not when she’s scooping up 12 ounces of chihuahua for $8k … very delicately, of course. TMZ has learned the 4-month-old pup was delivered to Paris in NYC on Monday from a boutique teacup breeder.

Paris is a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to teacup pooches … she spent $25k on two others over a year ago, and bought a teacup Pomeranian in 2014 for $13k. So, if you’re keeping score at home, that’s about $46k on about 5 pounds worth o’ dogs … in 2 years. We’re told the new dog doesn’t have a name yet. Paris is asking her followers to decide on social media, although she’s partial to London or Ibiza. We’re guessing China’s off her short list.

[From TMZ]

I actually went to Paris’s Instagram to see how many photos of the dog she had posted, and she’s still looking for names. In one of the latest IGs, she writes: “Still trying to figure out the perfect name. Deciding between #DiamondBaby or #LoveBug. Thoughts?” Love Bug is far better than Diamond Baby. But really… no. Breeders need to stop selling to Paris Hilton. This is ridiculous. I mean, sure, the dog is super-cute (like, she’s basically a rat but she’s got a sweet face) but enough! What happened to Paris’s other dogs???


Here’s Paris strutting around with her new toy yesterday:



Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and Paris’s Instagram.

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  1. Eve says:

    “Misery” or “WDIDTDT” (What Did I Do To Deserved This).

  2. Fl girl says:

    Breeders need to stop. There fixed it for you! That money could have gone to wonderful, unwanted pets in shelters everywhere!

    • swak says:

      Thought I have read that teacup breeds can have all kinds of health problems. Can anyone expand on that one way or the other? Also, my first thought when I saw this yesterday was: Where are all her other dogs?

      • the_blonde_one says:

        Teacup breeds have all sorts of health problems because they are not actually ‘breeds’- they are what in other generations would have been considered mutants. They are intentionally breeding dogs that have abnormal proportions- legs too thin and short, faces too flat etc. To breed these mutants they breed mother and son (because mother had the original mutations and son now has) and vice versa. Any inbreeding will cause health issues and to get these smaller and smaller ones you have a VERY tiny subset of dogs- that are all related to each other. They are visually cute but they are suffering. Never mind that in each litter that has several ‘success’ dogs there are others that are ‘culled’ (killed) because they do not meet the need for the ‘teacup’ breed visually or are just… genetic messes is the most polite way to put it. Cleft palates, missing limbs etc.

      • swak says:

        Thank you @the_blonde_one. I just don’t understand why anyone would support this type of thing. Most animals I get are from shelters. A couple cats and a dog have come from friends of my daughters that don’t neuter their animals (and I don’t want to see them going to a shelter). It sickens me to hear this.

      • Erin says:

        All the tiny breeds tend to have more health problems. The smaller the dog, the more the health issues. This dog is adorable, but how can a dog cost so much money? I love dogs but I wish she’d take some of her wealth and donate to shelters. There are so many dogs in need. She seems to love animals, it looks like she’d be interested in helping them. I remember one of her dogs was attacked and carried off by a large bird, while she was holding the poor thing. No matter how I felt about Paris, I felt so sorry for the puppy.

      • Ange says:

        None of those puppies look quite right, I wouldn’t hold them up as paragons of good, sturdy breeding.

        You know what got me though is I saw a photo going around FB of a dog maternity shoot and every single comment (of the thousands of comments) I read was someone tagging a friend or partner saying ‘oh we/you should do that with (dog)!’ How many people are out there irresponsibly breeding just for a few bucks?! It was a really sobering read. There’s no way there needs to be that many puppies made in some moron’s backyard.

    • LinaLamont says:

      @Fl girl

    • ravensdaughter says:

      I’ve heard that teacups have skulls that never fully develop (I think the fontanelles don’t close on top), so they are prone to death by head injury.
      Like a chihuahua isn’t small enough. I agree-breeders need to stop.

      • Annetommy says:

        Chihuahuas are naturally small dogs but this is not naturally small, it is dwarfed. These dogs just seemed to be used as a prop for photo shoots. Urgh.

      • Mieke says:

        Annetommy, chihuahuas just took longer to breed. There is nothing natural about them.

    • eggy weggs says:

      +a million. I have a Persian cat who came from the (high-kill) pound (not a teacup, likely dumped by a breeder; you can follow her on IG @meenerpants). That is the only way I would acquire a purebred animal.

      Also +a million: Teacup is a very bad idea.

    • Sabrine says:

      I think Paris does contribute to the welfare of animals in need and there is nothing wrong with her getting this little dog. It will have a great home. There is no abuse or irresponsibility going on. People mouth off these ignorant comments with absolutely no knowledge of her life and how she treats her pets.

      • the_blonde_one says:

        Shall we list the articles regarding dead animals found in her closets? I think there is some mouthing off with absolutely no knowledge of her life and how she treats her pets but not from where you think. And I sincerely do not have knowledge about whether she contributes to the welfare of animals in need beyond actually PUTTING animals in need- both with irresponsible ownership and making owning these abominations a high ticket/high demand item. educate YOURSELF.

      • Bridget says:

        See the above comments about how teacups are bred, and then tell me that anyone who buys them supports animal welfare. And yeah, the stories about dead dogs being found in Paris’ closet are pretty widespread.

      • swak says:

        Yet you are spouting off on how this dog will have a great home, no abuse or irresponsibility going on and you also have no idea of what the truth is. Not saying these animals don’t live the good life but you just never know. How about she adopts from a shelter instead. Oh that’s right, they wouldn’t be the “perfect” dog for her.

      • annaloo. says:

        I posted below, and I am definitely glad that people defend animals. That is good, but I don’t think Paris Hilton’s animals are neglected. I watch her snapchat – which makes me an expert on nothing, but they are all well groomed, seem happy, theyhave a little doggy mansion in the backyard that is bigger than my first apt in NYC, and get roam of the house when she is home. It’s evident no one is unhealthy, dirty or underfed. They all look like very lucky dogs (and cat, and the ferrets too). She also makes terrible drawings of them. As far as unethical breeding, I do wish she’d adopt a shelter animal. As a public figure, it would be such a positive message and much more effective than posing nude for PETA. Paris is a public image joke in the US, I know, but I think her heart is in the right place when it comes to her animals.

      • Ankhel says:


        Paris has literally dozens of pets, and spends a lot of time abroad. There’s no way she’s got time to socialize with the animals she has. Yet she buys several new pets each year, JUST like she buys handbags. Compulsively, out of boredom and a need for something new to post pics of.

        Teacup dogs often has problems with their organs, like enlarged hearts, and digestion issues. Their flat faces offer little support for their eyeballs, which can fall out if jolted. Those tiny snouts look cute, but can give the dogs respiratory problems – you often hear wheezing, even in young teacups. Bones are small and usually have low density. Breeders urge owners not to put the dogs on furniture, they can’t deal with even small falls. Or being picked up roughly, so they aren’t safe with kids or rowdy pets.

        These animalsk should never be bred intentionally, IMO, and Paris helps create a market for them.

      • Nibbi says:

        their EYEBALLS CAN FALL OUT?!

        holy wow 8(

      • attackofthekb says:


        In regards to their eyeballs coming out, yes that is a problem they have. I had a friend with a teacup chihuahua and her lab sat on it and it’s eyeballs popped out. The vet could not get them back in. It was disturbing.

      • Ankhel says:

        I’m afraid so! It’s called proptosis, and is overrepresented in smaller dogs with flat faces, like shih tzus, pugs and many teacup dogs. Dr. C. Coile describes it in her book, “The Chihuahua Handbook”. DON’T google images!

  3. QQ says:

    I Love love love dogs ( Sh*t Im Obsessed with my Babies.. I Felt Them, I am A Crazy dog Lady) but This is gross and Irresponsible and if stories are to be believed that she just loses them/lets them die unattended and other assorted misfortune befalls those poor little(PRACTICALLY DEFORMED dogs – Yeah let’s go there, these ever smaller dogs she keeps trolling for don’t even look like healthy puppies at ALL) dogs WHY ARE THEY LETTING HER DO THIS ANYMORE!! Ugh I hate this

    • Anthi says:

      This 100%!!! I LOVE dogs, and Hilton to me looks an irresponsible and even abusive dog owner. I feel so sorry for this poor baby. Also breeders should stop with these kind of breeds they a million health problems and they suffer.

      • e. says:

        she has staff that take care of the animals and houses while she is away, obviously. there is no evidence of neglect.

  4. LinaLamont says:

    Agree. It’s disgusting.
    (once again, my responses aren’t showing up in the correct place… this was supposed to be a reply to your comment)

  5. Bridget says:

    What kind of shady breeder would sell a dog to Paris Hilton?

    • the_blonde_one says:

      Anyone that breeds teacup animals is by definition a shady breeder. I of course have similar thoughts on almost all breeders but any teacup animal breeder is a monster (this goes for horses, dogs etc)

  6. Missy says:

    Leave it to TMZ to insert subtle racism in their stupid stories. Haha, don’t name your dog “China” because Chinese people eat dogs. So funny and clever!!

    • There is a particular breed of dog that the Chinese eat. You can find dogs jerkied in the markets and it’s totally revolting. Also, there are restaurants where you can pick the dog you would like to eat, just like people pick the lobster they would like the chef to boil alive for them.

  7. Erinn says:

    Super tiny dogs make me nervous. Small dogs in general kind of do though, but for different reasons. REALLY tiny dogs that are bred to be freakishly small make me nervous because of the health issues, plus how frail they look. They just look so breakable.

    Small dogs in general – I’m relatively wary of them because it seems like those are the owners who do a lot less training. They’re small so it’s “funny” when they act up. Not all small dog owners, of course. But just in my experience, the people owning small dogs don’t take training as a priority because they’re so small ‘what kind of damage could they really do?’ and that makes me super angry.

    We bought our dog from a breeder. We have rescued both cats, but the dog was bought. This wasn’t the kind of breeder that Paris Hilton is buying dogs from. This is the kind of breeder that does their homework, are responsible, and their dogs are part of their family. They’re not getting rich over breeding and selling dogs. We’re also relatively lucky/unlucky – that dogs for adoption aren’t all that common in our shelter. Our shelter always has a good amount of cats – but there are plenty of times where there are no dogs available. Which is wonderful – but it does make it hard to find a dog who’s a good fit with your family. Which is why I’m leaning towards a greyhound rescue for our next dog through a breed specific rescue.

    I think one of the most annoying trends with breeding are the people who breed for the ‘cutesy’ non-breeds. The morkies and puggles or whatever. Not saying they’re terrible dogs or anything – but there are a lot of people breeding them and selling them for SO much money.

  8. Chetta B. says:

    Just a fashion accessory is all 🙁

  9. Luzciegadora says:

    Sabrine, why do you “think” she contributes to animal welfare causes? She treats these poor, little, defenceless creatures like accessories, they are not. Where are all her other dogs? She left at least one puppy to die, forgotten, in a closet. She should not be allowed to buy any more puppies, or any other animal.

  10. Rebecca says:

    I think I read somewhere that she has over 35 pets. She kennels them in her parents’ back yard and “the help” takes care of them.

    What kind of person gives up pets and putts them in cages just because they got older?She really should be reported to the Humane Society for animal abuse.

  11. Rianic says:

    She need a hamster or a gerbil so it will stay palm sized.

  12. SheDoneAlreadyHadHerses says:

    That broad is an animal hoarder. She’s only going to get worse as she gets older. Those poor animals.

  13. Molly says:

    Y’all must not follow her on snapchat, because it’s all global travel, Paris trying on clothes, and her baby talking to her massive pack of dogs and pets. They have a mini mansion in the backyard and appear to be well cared for by *someone*. Clearly not her, but nothing appears to be neglected here. Breed dogs and puppy mills aside, if she has the money and means to properly care for dozens of pets, more power to her.

    • annaloo. says:

      I was going to shamefacedly post this too. Her Snapchat is my guilty pleasure, and I admit, I think the dogs are well taken care of from what I’ve seen posted. they’re always happy, and tail waggly, and she’s always like “mommy’s home” — though as much as she’s gone, she must have staff caring for them bc they’re all well groomed. They have a huge mansion doghouse in the backyard and it looks like they get access in her home too (which admittedly looks like it could use a renovation, it looks a little dated, esp the kitchen)… anyway, it’s only snapchat, but all the dogs (and the cat, and the two ferrets) seem healthy and well cared for.

      I can’t believe I’m typing this! I can’t believe I know this!

  14. Tifygodess24 says:

    This woman makes me sick. She treats animals like accessories and gets bored when they leave the cute small puppy stage. She needs to be investigated for animal abuse because something just isn’t right here. The whole situation just upsets me.

  15. laur says:

    This makes me angry when I think what that kind of money would mean to a rescue shelter. My parents always buy dogs from breeders and they cost £1000, have all been related and have all had health problems. This is from a Crufts breeder no less. It really makes me sad, I think even ‘responsible’ breeding is far from it. Breeders are looking for specific aesthetic traits and don’t prioritise the health of the animals, which should be number one. If I’m ever fortunate enough to have a dog, it’ll be a rescue. Having volunteered in a rescue centre when i was younger I could never buy a puppy from abreeder with a clear conscience knowing how many dogs there are waiting for loving homes through no fault of their own. That poor dog will be just another accessory, discarded when it’s no longer fashionable.

  16. LeAnn Stinks says:

    She just needs to stop. These animals are not accessories, like her millions of handbags and shoes.

    I remember that story that her former maid told a tabloid about how she allegedly neglects all of her animals and that the staff once found two dogs deceased in a closet. Whether true or not, this story always gave me food for thought when it comes to Hilton.

    I am not sure if this is a case of hoarding, or sheer boredom, but I do think the proper channels should come out and investigate that all of her animals are being cared for in the proper manner.

  17. wood dragon says:

    There are so many chihuahuas that need homes! Someone needs to drill that into this vapid spendthrift’s head.

  18. Perhaps she could name the poor creature DOA.

  19. Daring says:

    Breeding these teacup dogs is questionable because of their diminutive size they don’t have it in their genes to develop properly (without health problems). I can’t quite describe it as I am not that familiar with it. For example one of the problems seems to be that if these miniature dogs are bred to become smaller then their heads become smaller, too. And that means they have a smaller brain, too. And at some point their brain is literally too small to properly function. Just google it. Fragile bones and problems with internal organs (not sufficiently developed to do their job).
    In other words: breeding dogs to become this small is actually animal cruelty.

    Additionally: I don’t like the idea to treat an animal like a toy. With an animal there are responsibilities for a living creature which one doesn’t have when buying a toy.
    Paris should really get a grip on that.

    There were rumours that Paris only likes small dogs. So when her miniature puppies grow up she doesn’t like them any more.

    Dear Paris, if you want a pet the size of a rat then please do buy a rat and keep her as a pet. They do make good pets and adapt well to a family. Both the price for a rat is cheap as well as the upkeep. And you could stand out from that minature-dog loving crowd, too.

    • susanne says:

      Seconding rats as lovely pets! Crafty, though- they just want to explore.

      • Annetommy says:

        Yep, my daughter had rats, I actually grew quite fond of them. So many people seem to have a phobia about rats’ tails being hairless. Those people have obviously never looked in a mirror or at the palms of their hands…

    • Vox says:

      Rats are my favourite animal, they’re amazing. They will bond with you just as strongly as a dog and are playful and affectionate and highly intelligent. They also need less maintenance than a dog or even a cat. Of course they need a vet when they get sick, but apart from that they’re very low cost and thus make ideal pets for people who can’t have a dog or cat.

      That being said, I don’t want Paris to get a rat because they deserve better than her!

  20. Emmy says:

    God, the reason we don’t hear about them is probably because they don’t live very long. That poor creature. Dogs aren’t meant to be shaped like that. I can’t even begin to imagine all the health problems he will have in his little life. He only exists because humans are assholes. I hurt just looking at him.

  21. Vox says:

    ‘she’s basically a rat’ – what’s wrong with rats? They’re affectionate and intelligent animals who make incredible pets. I’d choose a rat over a tea cup dog any day, and a healthy rat will probably have the same lifespan as one of these poor little designer tea cup doggies anyway.

    It’s like how there are specialty breeders for cats who breed dwarfism into munchkin cats (who are a breed created from a painful physical deformity anyway) because of the popularity of Grumpy Cat.

    There’s nothing wrong with buying a dog from a breeder because you require traits inherent in a particular breed (of course adopting is always preferable, but not always possible), but you have to look into that breed and the breeder themselves to make sure that breed isn’t suffering any serious health risks or defects. Don’t support breeders who deliberately breed in problematic defects, it’s pretty simple.

  22. Mieke says:

    I own a “teacup” labmut. Very exclusive. Still weighs in at 55 lbs though. Not convenient to carry around at all. Does walk by herself luckily!

  23. Nibbi says:

    i feel like people who feel this kind of compulsive need to have something “new” and “cute” to keep themselves amused pretty much have empty, frustrating lives. like, if you truly love dogs, you’d enjoy the ones you already have & be close to them. she could probably benefit from some therapy.

  24. Chris Christie's Belt says:

    Paris has killed many pets, some just let to starve to death in closets.