The Teacup Yorkie is tiny, fluffy and surprisingly confident. These cute mini Yorkies are simply a Yorkshire Terrier who has been bred to be significantly smaller than normal. Teacup Yorkshire Terriers usually weigh between 2 and 4 pounds, but can weigh up to 7. Designed to be the perfect apartment pet, lapdog and companion, we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of bringing home a Teacup Yorkie puppy. And help you to decide whether this is the best little puppy breed for your lifestyle, family, children and other pets!
- What are Teacup Yorkies?
- How expensive are Teacup Yorkies?
- Teacup Yorkie lifespan
- Micro Yorkie Health
- Teacup Yorkie puppies
Small dogs and toy breeds have been popular with dog lovers for a long time. First time pet parents and dog owners are especially drawn to them. Over the past decade, even smaller mini, micro or ‘teacup’ versions of these breeds have become increasingly popular. Unfortunately, these extra tiny pups can have some size-related health issues, like fragile bones, bladder problems, and more.
What Is a Teacup Yorkie?
A teacup Yorkie is a Yorkshire Terrier bred to be significantly smaller than the standard for the breed. Yorkies should weigh no more than seven pounds.
Many pet Yorkies weigh a bit more than the standard but are still, relatively speaking, tiny dogs. When an already small toy breed like the Yorkshire Terrier is miniaturized, it becomes a very small dog indeed.
Why Call Them Teacup Yorkies?
Some mini Yorkies are so small that they can fit inside of a teacup, which is where the term comes from. These dogs are likely to weigh between two and four pounds.
The Teacup Yorkie are not a recognized breed on their own but are usually pedigree Yorkshire Terriers bred to be much smaller than average.
Teacup Dogs Controversy
Today, Teacup Yorkshire Terriers are not a new or separate breed of dog. If the mini Yorkie puppies you have your eye on are pedigree, they are registered as Yorkshire Terriers the same as any regular-size Yorkshire Terrier.
Teacup dogs are not restricted to the Yorkshire Terrier breed, other toy breeds have been miniaturized too. This makes a lot of people unhappy and some people quite angry. If you are thinking of buying a teacup puppy, you should probably know why micro Yorkie dogs and other teacup dogs are controversial.
Not just because you may find yourself the target of criticism for your choice of puppy. But because it is important to be aware of the challenges and downsides of miniaturizing dogs before you decide to own one. We’ll look at the teacup dog debate, but first, let’s consider why so many of us adore tiny dogs.
What Is the Appeal of Mini Yorkies?
Why do we love tiny dogs? And why do we want them to be even tinier? There are a couple of key reasons. One is the human need to nurture a baby animal. The other is perhaps a little more complex. We’ll look at our nurturing instincts first. The retention of baby-like features in an adult animal is called neoteny, which means “youth extended.”
Neoteny in Dogs
If neoteny means having baby-like features, you can see why a tiny dog might be more appealing than a big dog. Baby animals of all species are small and have large heads in proportion to their bodies. When we see a dog that is especially small, our urge to love and protect it springs into action.
This doesn’t mean we are soppy or stupid. It is programmed into our basic biology, this drive to protect babies and baby-like creatures. Miniaturization isn’t just about neoteny though.
The Magic of Miniaturization
The idea of shrinking a character to tiny proportions is nothing new. The idea of a giant alien world that awaits a miniature personality has had sci-fi appeal for generations. Not just in modern cinema. Think of the Lilliputians of Gulliver’s Travels.
Like many other children of my generation, I was transfixed by stories like The Borrowers. And fascinated by tiny Shetland ponies and Chihuahuas. Later, I watched my own children’s enchantment as we immersed ourselves in The Indian in the Cupboard or enjoyed pygmy hippos at the zoo.
Miniaturization is simply fascinating, magical even. There’s no escaping it. With a powerful fascination for miniaturization and natural nurturing instincts for tiny animals, it is no surprise that we’ve used our power over dogs to create smaller and smaller dogs.
How can something as tiny as a teacup Yorkie still have the character and characteristics of a dog? It’s extraordinary and even thrilling, isn’t it?
Micro Teacup Yorkie – How Small Is Too Small?
Of course, we humans love a challenge. You’ll find people scouring the internet for ever smaller versions of the teacup Yorkie. You may even see people offering micro teacup Yorkies for sale. Presumably, these are even smaller.
There is no official standard for these terms, so the people who breed and sell tiny dogs use them however they choose. Just how small can we make our canine friend while maintaining the qualities that make him a living, breathing, barking, tail-wagging dog? Have we reached the limit yet? Or can we go further?
These are some of the questions that must pass through the minds of those involved in breeding miniature dogs. And is there a downside to this process? Is it possible that this miniaturization experiment that we are carrying out on dogs could be harmful to the dogs?
Is Miniaturization Harmful?
The questions many people ask are: Is miniaturization harmful? Should we be making tiny dog breeds even tinier? These are tough questions. Our instinct when we see something unbelievably cute and attractive is to dismiss the negative and focus on the benefits and the appeal.
And there are benefits to owning a very tiny dog. We’ll look at the downsides in a moment. But first, let’s look at some of the pleasures of owning a very small dog.
Benefits of Owning a Tiny Dog
Many of the downsides of dog ownership are well known. Even medium-size dogs are messy and clumsy. They break and chew things and knock people over. Unless impeccably trained, they are difficult to take on public transportation or in public places.
And let’s face it, who has the time these days to train their dog to the level they’d like? Or to exercise a demanding full-size, four-legged dynamo? The benefits of little dogs are that you can avoid most of these problems.
A More Portable, Manageable Dog
Smaller dogs are more portable and more manageable. They take up less space, shed less hair and generally have less impact on a home than a big dog. A dog that can sit on your lap, or in your purse, is a convenient friend. While at the same time retaining that dog personality that we love so much. But, it’s important to recognize that you don’t need to buy a miniature or teacup dog to get these benefits.
Many small toy dogs meet all these criteria. And there is a point when the disadvantages of tiny start to outweigh the benefits. If you have set your heart on a teacup Yorkie, you probably don’t want to hear this next bit.
But please read on. It’s important to be well informed, especially if you choose to go ahead and get a teacup Yorkshire Terrier.
Health Problems in Teacup Yorkies
The list of health problems caused by miniaturizing our four-legged friends is sadly rather long. It includes:
- heart problems
- liver problems
- brain problems
- low blood sugar
- bone problems
- psychological problems
A teacup puppy’s tiny heart is more prone to defects and diseases than those of a larger dog. When we make body parts smaller, they don’t always work well. This is true of the mini Yorkie’s organs, particularly its heart and liver.
How Long Do Teacup Yorkies Live?
In addition, many teacup dogs are created using suspect breeding processes, which we’ll look at in more detail later. This further increases the chances of a teacup puppy having serious health issues. While the life expectancy for a Yorkshire Terrier is 11-15 years, life expectancy for a teacup Yorkie is shorter. It may be as short as 7-9 years.
Brain and Bone Problems
When we mess with the proportions that nature intended, things can go wrong. Teacup puppies can suffer from brain inflammation or a buildup of fluid inside the skull.
Teacup dog skulls may also have soft spots in them, like the fontanelle in a human baby. But unlike a human infant, the soft spot on a tiny dog’s head never closes. This makes them permanently vulnerable to injury and brain damage.
Teacup puppies suffer the added problems of poor bone health. Not just in the skull, but throughout the body. This means that they are more prone to fractures if they fall or are injured.
Teacup Dogs Mental Health
A number of studies show mental or psychological health in dogs is linked to size. Psychology Today has produced an interesting report on this topic. Being a small dog in a big world is probably quite stressful, so it is perhaps not surprising that tiny dogs have more than their share of emotional problems.
Caring for a Teacup Yorkie
Before you decide to go ahead and bring home a teacup Yorkie, you should think about what’s involved in caring for such a tiny dog.
Because your puppy’s bones are fragile, it’s vital that he doesn’t fall or get stepped on. You’ll need to prevent him from jumping on and off of high (to him) surfaces or playing with small children.
You’ll also need to be sure that you or someone else is around to feed him frequently. Hourly is not too often for some tiny dogs. They are not able to process enough food to keep their blood-sugar level stable unless they are fed often.
You’ll also need to accept that your tiny friend may be difficult, if not impossible, to house train. Bladder problems such as incontinence are common in teacup dogs, and it is hard to potty train a dog with such a tiny bladder.
Teacup Yorkie Breeders
Earlier, poor breeding practices were mentioned as a contributing factor in teacup dog health issues. The reason is simple. To get a smaller than average dog, you have to breed smaller than average dogs. And in many cases, the smallest dog in a litter is less healthy than its larger littermates.
Instead of selecting dogs that will make the healthiest parents, some breeders select the smallest dogs without regard for health problems they might be inflicting on the next generation. The reason, of course, is money.
In pursuit of the tiniest puppies to sell to those clamoring for teacup dogs, some breeders disregard health and think only of the money the puppies will bring fetch. Which brings us to cost.
Teacup Yorkie Price
Reputable breeders are not willing to compromise the health of their Yorkshire Terriers in order to satisfy the demand for tiny dogs. And demand is unfortunately high.
That means teacup puppy breeders can charge a lot of money for their pups. Some teacup puppy websites offer financing to encourage buyers to dip into their wallets and make a purchase. There’s a reason for that.
You can expect to pay upwards of $2,000 for a teacup puppy. And that’s before you start forking out for the vet bills. But wait! Surely there’s a way to find a healthy teacup puppy?
Finding a Healthy Teacup Puppy
Many of the above problems occur to some extent already in toy breeds. Buying a puppy that is even smaller increases the risk of them happening to your dog. Finding a healthy teacup puppy is a challenge. One that many veterinary experts would describe as impossible. We don’t yet have the means to miniaturize a truly perfect dog.
When discussing tiny dogs, Marty Becker, DVM advises against buying “the tiniest of the tiny or any small dog before it is old enough.” He also notes that “reputable breeders usually won’t let small-breed puppies go until they’re 12 weeks old.”
Ultimately, the truth is that if you want a miniature dog, you are going to have to accept that it will also be a less healthy dog. And a less healthy dog can bring risk and heartache.
If after reading this, you still want a teacup Yorkie to love, consider a Yorkie rescue organization. It’s a way to give a dog a home without contributing to the demand for teacup puppies.
There are many rescue organizations around the country with all sizes of Yorkies in need of good homes. And adopting costs far less than buying a puppy.
We all want the best for our dogs, and for that reason, we hope that you will compromise and opt for a slightly bigger version of your dream. Tiny dogs are incredibly appealing. If you find yourself longing for a teacup Yorkie, your feelings are natural and human. You may even feel that you are rescuing this little scrap of life.
But tiny teacup dogs face many problems and every time a teacup puppy is purchased, a breeder creates more teacup puppies to meet the demand. Most qualified veterinarians advise against buying these tiny puppies for that reason.
Many puppy buyers are simply not aware that miniaturizing a dog can be harmful. We hope that this guide will help raise awareness of the problems caused by trying to breed ever smaller dogs.
We know that this information may make some people sad and disappointed, but it’s important to be informed about the reality of teacup breeding. The risks and challenges of being a teacup Yorkie owner are clear. To summarize, they include:
- accidents – the risks to your dog of being tiny in a busy human world
- sickness – the multiple inherent health problems caused by miniaturization and bad breeding
- special care – including frequent feeding, potty training problems, and preventing accidental injury
- poor nutrition and care before purchase – the risks to your puppy of being raised by a breeder unconcerned by the problems they are causing and motivated purely by money.
A puppy is a long-term commitment and should bring joy to the family that he joins. The way to achieve that is to purchase a healthy puppy from healthy parents. That puppy will be bred by a compassionate and knowledgeable person who puts the welfare of their dogs above profit.
Fortunately, there are many small dog breeds that are relatively healthy and robust and can make great family pets. You can discover more about finding the right puppy for your family in our puppy search series.
Find Out More About Yorkies
- McGreevy et al. Dog Behavior Co-Varies with Height, Bodyweight and Skull Shape. PLoS ONE, 2013.
- Williams. Common Health Issues in Teacup Dogs. Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation, 2018.
We just lost the love of our life. Our 3 year old 2lb Teacup who seemed to be very healthy but every here and there she wouldn’t eat. She had to be hand ever meal because she wouldn’t eat of a plate lol.
But days when she wouldn’t have nothing to do with food she would eventually eat some dry food later at night.
So two weeks ago I could hear her stomach grumbling and she wouldn’t eat so I told my wife let’s take her to the Vet on Monday.
Well Monday came and when she would hear us walk up she would run up the bed to us.
So I found it strange she didn’t come out to see us. My wife went to uncover her from her favorite blanket and my wife thought she was gone.
See handed her to me and she was lifeless and I text my vet and she said bring her right in. They got her in and her temperature was low and her sugar level was very low so the vet got her sugar up to 320 and recommended an ultrasound so we took her to the ER.
In just that 20 minute drive her sugar went from 320 to 75.
After meeting with the ER Vet she basically said almost the same thing that she was extremely sick.Both the Vets agreed that she was leaking the protein from any food was eat.
I guess looking back maybe that’s why she never gained any weight in 3 years.
So now losing her has just broken my wife and myself.I never would’ve imagined losing her at 3 years old.
I’m happy to see many of you have had your Teacups for many wonderful years
With you fur baby!
Not sure what our plan is after having such an awful experience. We would love another Teacup but we really don’t want to go through that again.
Unfortunately we may switch back to a normal size Yorkie and hopefully prevent another heartbreak again.
But our Teacup brought us such great joy and so much laughter and love.
We had her cremated by herself and we brought her back home.
David Craig says
I have a teacup yorkie he is 9 he has started coughing a lot for no reason. Would anyone on this site have had the same experience with there dog?
Hi I’m looking for clothing and harnesses for our tiny Yorky Kyoto. Anyone know if a online store? Thanks
Ron Bodnar says
I have a 13 year old 3 pound teacup Yorkie that seems very healthy however she has lost her appetite as of late. She has always eaten raw organic food that she loves. She doesn’t appear sick at all.Anyone experiencing the same concern?
I have a 11 yr. Old yorkie. She was born with a split pallet.we had it fixed in Boston at the angel hospital.. The back part of the roof of her mouth.When she drinks sometimes she plugs up and almost passes out. Anyway she eats when she’s hungry usually its 2or3 in the morning.I have her mom also which is part poo. We started feeding her when she was born.she weighs 4lbs.
love the stuff
I have a tea cup yorkie he will ne 10 in November of 2021.He is.so smart an loving he is a member of the family an is treated that way.peewee harken is his registered name an is just under 5 lbs.me and peewee lost my fiancee amd his daddy in a car accident amd he was so sad for the longest time but he helped me. If i cried he would get up in my lap whine and lick my face he sences an knows when im upset or even sick
Sometimes i think he is human
I lobe him so much and i think the tea cup yorkie is the best amd smartest animal ive ever seen.I would recommend one for company amd loving cause they have a special place in the heart..LOVEMYYORKIE
jack w omartin says
WOW Lisa what an incredible story..I just recently (1/29/21) lost my beloved Stormy teacup yorkie in an auto accident that we we passengers in while on vacation in SW Florida…she was my world & I’m still so broken in grief & struggle everyday in disbelief that she’s not here..she would be 8 come April & I’ve had her 3 years…like you said so incredibly smart always amazed me..she has got me through so much stuff & has life so much better that it’s so hard to go forward but I’m doing the best I can day by day. She was my first ever dog as I was a cat person for 33 years between two of them & I’ve pet pet free some 15 years or so..Stormy came to me as a temporary situation that became permanent & I would’ve never guessed that I’d had the bond that grew between each other it was just unbelievable..she also rode 100’s a
of miles on my motorcycle & loved it..she rode on my waverunner she wasn’t afraid of anything.. I Miss her so much.
HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED
I don’t know where to even begin with this. I witnessed the most horrific accident today. Right in front of me, in front of Oakhurst Plaza. Someone pulled out in front of a car and caused a terrible accident, a man jumped out of his car with a Yorkie, that was hit with the airbag. He tried to give it cpr, I ran (like a crazy woman) to the vet at Oakhurst Plaza, HOPE AND LOVE VETERINARY HOSPITAL, they jumped in my car and went to the scene. Unfortunately, Stormy was pronounced dead. We all cried and said a prayer, I am still so sad for the man who was just hugging his Yorkie and wishing it was him instead. LESSON LEARNED…I WILL NEVER DRIVE MY CAR WITHOUT MY DOG BEING RESTRAINED IN THE BACK SEAT. The vet told me this happens a lot..AIRBAGS KILL DOGS. I’m still so sad and can’t get over this poor man, laying on the ground and hugging his dog. RIP Stormy, I tried the best I could to get help fast.
#Dogs #yorkielover #
Saroja k venkat says
Getting one on November paka promise I will take good care of Bowbow
I have a teacup yorkie and he is the love of my life. He is nice and very friendly. The article was great but made it seem like you shouldn’t buy the breed. Overbreeding is very serious but it f you want one (in my opinion) it is totally worth it . But make sure it from a reputable breeder.
How do you find a reputable breeder
Meg Austwick says
Hi Fran, you might find our article on ‘Finding a Breeder’ useful. We also have a guide to the ‘Top Questions to Ask When Phoning a Breeder’ to make sure you’re choosing the best breeder possible. Hope this helps.
Ellen Rhodes says
How do I find a breeder?
Where did you get yours from? X
Susie Blanco says
My name is Susie as well I’m looking for a respectable breeder for i have always wanted a Teacup Yorkie . I have a Puddle named Flea and he is already going on his 18th year . He has all his teeth, perfect eyesight and never has been operated . Everyone thinks he’s a puppy. I cook for him every day chicken with yam and fish and of course with brown rice. Im in love with the Teacups Yorkie or Teacup Chihuahusas . If you know of any respectable breeder I would love to speak to him or her. Thank you for taking the time in reading my email and replying GOD BLESS
Michelle newman says
where did you get your teacup puppy
Where did you find your teacup yorkie?
#**** #LOVE DOGS
I’ve read as much as I can about Teacups after losing our first Teacup and unfortunately she only lived 3 years and had to put her down.
My story is at the top of the page about what happened. But article after article says they live 7-9 but I see some people on here have had great like and their dogs are 10.
I loved our Teacup and would really like another one but our Vet told use after putting down our Teacup to stay away from them because they usually have a lot of health issue because there so small. Some people get lucky but we weren’t one of those people.if you buy one I recommend getting pet health insurance on your Teacup. I had Embrace Pet insurance and my son has Nationwide Pet Insurance. This is just a suggestion because you will eventually need it.
The day we lost our Teacup we got billed $2,400 which $240 was for an individual cremation.
The Teacups are so much fun and so dam cute but I don’t know if we’re going to take another chance buying another Teacup. We may just go back to buying a standard Yorkie so we have her 11-15 years and lease health issues.
The key is finding a quality breeder which I have found very difficult in my area and I really don’t want to ship the puppy.
I wish you the very best!
How can I adapt of teacup Yorkie
Linda Rusk 417/422/3370 says
I lost my special yorkie. And I need a nether yorkie. I would like a small little girl.
LUPE M. Domme says
would like a teacup white Pomeranian…I have 3 LB. 5 YR OLD YORKIE.. WHERE DO YOU RECOMMEND I FIND ONE?
MaryAnne Laviano says
That sounds perfect for me. Is she for sale and how much
Learn from my mistakes and don’t seek out teacups. They are super cute, adorable, easy to love but you’ll end up left heart broken as I am right now. I owned a teacup Yorkie he was the best pet and companion. At 3 years old I opened his crate one day and he had no movement in his back legs. He was diagnosed with IVDD which I’m not convinced about as there were some other issues going on. Just like that I watched my best friend wear away before my very eyes. I took him to physical therapy and he was able to drag his back legs around. He was totally incontinent and no matter what diaper I tried nothing would fit and everyday I cleaned a huge mess for a year. He begun losing weight rapidly (only 3.5 pounds to begin with) he become literally skin and bones and developed a large bulge in his anus with large open sores all over his skin. I came home to him in cardiac arrest in his crate. This is pain I wouldn’t wish on anyone shame on these breeders for creating a creature who must suffer in this way and take the innocent owner along for this kind of ride.
I feel your pain because we just lost our Teacup at 3 years old and we’re still crushed. We want another one but I think that we’ll most likely get a standard size Yorkie that will have less health issues and life span is double.
Our Vet advice was to stay away from Teacups due to health issues so as much as we really want another Teacup we can’t deal with another lose.
So I feel your pain and your not alone!
haymet sauma says
I live in Miami and I am looking for a teacup female yorkie. I had three of them and my last one died at the age of 15. Please if u can recommend a reputable breeder let me know. thank u
Connie Troxell says
I have had 3 female yorkies our daughter has the male our little girl passed away last July she was very tiny for a long time and as she got older she started picking up weight but she had liver problems and that is how she passed away but she was 11 years old her brother is 12 years old and in good health. Our two little girls our 4 years as of April 19 they go to the vet for checkups they have dentist appointments they are treated like little humans they go get groomed every 6 weeks they get a bath at least once a week yes they are spoiled and very well taken care of if you can’t do these things yes there high maintenance and expensive but they are well with it the one that passed away was my traveling partner she as our two little ones have pajamas, rainwear,coats, swimwear and they dress up for holidays there our babies and we love them and there personalities…Buy one from a reputable breeder
I hava teacupyorkie. Wonderful do smart minds my commands
H Delhi I my day
Feed raw venison ad nap withher reg dids splements
Take good care of them and they will ourish
I will love to have a small 🐕
Carsine Amos says
Looking for a toy Yorkie female near Northern California
They are worth the wait
We have a small teacup Yorkie that is 3.2 lbs and while we love her she has had so many health problems because of her size and what goes into breeding such a small animal from a large dog.
We found out she has a liver shunt which essentially makes it impossible for her body to process proteins without making her blood toxic to her brain. Imagine a dog that can’t process meat. Typically you’d have to get a surgery to fix the liver which costs 3k to 5k depending on where you live. We were able to change her diet around and give her enzymes to mitigate the problem and she’s happy and living a good life for the most part but it will definitely cut her life short.
They’re fun and incredible dogs but they are also a tragedy of a breed.
Bernadette Angliss says
I am wanting to purchase a miniture Yorkie or Morkie.
I would like to know where there are breeders in Melbourne , Victoria , Australia
PeggyAnn Simonet says
We have a 11 year old 2 pound 8 ounce Yorkie. She is personality plus, has no health issues other than teeth. She is sweet, loving, and bossy. She was bred by a reputable breeder and was the runt of a litter of more”normal” sized Yorkies. The breeder was a friend and gave her to us since she could not be shown nor bred. The breeder required that we have her spayed to prevent accidental breeding. She is my total delight and sweet companion. She will be 12 in September.
Peg Konopka says
I am looking for what they call a doll-face teacup or small Yorkie for a pet
Stacie Busch says
I am a mother of triplets who are now in college and I have a 13-year-old boy as well we have two dogs one is a border collie mix and about 40 lbs, and the other is a Shetland sheepdog/ corgi mix. I have always wanted a Teacup Yorkshire Terrier and now that my kids will be gone soon, I still have that … I need to mother instinct, reconsidering after this article 🤔I would want a “ larger” Yorkshire terrier like 5 lbs . It would almost most likely be considered a therapy dog for me. Loved everybody’s comments and I would like to hear your responses on my thoughts.
Get one. Wonderful
This story is so sad but true about teacup Yorkers I have one at least that was what I paid for my buttercup had such a rough start mild case of hydrocephalus, which caused her to have petite mall seizures that lead to grand mall seizures she is now seizure free, but now licks her lip constantly I feel it is neurotic due to her having seizures prior. She had a hernia two removed, Luxiating patella knee issues, trachea issues. I love her to the moon and back she is doing great but trust me small comes with a price.
I had to input ny6 year old poodle to sleep because of health issues so all is it well
John Doe says
Aw, that’s so sad..Hope you have a great day!
Just cruel is all I have to say
Yeah its not a good idea because it’s not natural for the dogs. And it puts the “Teacup” in terrible health.. 🙁
Great article. As a Yorkie breeder, my goal is to improve the breed by selective breeding not breeding runt to runt. My Yorkies are the standard colors not breed with Brewers to get many different colors. I don’t breed my Yorkies till they became an adult at the age of 2. My Yorkies are my family.
Natali Stone says
I live in Bonita springs FL and I have an extraordinary yorkie who is my miracle dog. She came to me from a breeder in MO so ill that her ER prognosis was death…2 years ago. But with a lot of love,
Care and ,$$, Princess is thriving and wants a sister. So if you can hook me up with an older white yorkie she would be so happy. We’d consider adopting, rehoming or purchase. 😍
stephanie neidhart says
Any breeders on long island!??
Jodi Gabbard says
I just lost my 4.5 lb toy yorkie, she was 15. I miss her SO MUCH! She was healthy and such a joy until the last 4 days of her life. I want another just like her. I live in Michigan and I am looking for a reputable breeder and would consider rescuing one. Must be a female. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Theresa Martin says
I am Theresa and I am looking for a Tea cup yorkie terrier. I live in Los Angels , California.
Sandra Tanner says
Live in AZ. How much would one cost?
I have a 2yr old yorkie and I had considered breeding her but after reading the comments I’m having second thought and I’m thinking about having her sprayed. I don’t have a clue where to start to have her reproduce I love her so much and don’t want to hurt her or be made to suffer. Can you please reach out to me via email hopefully you could give me some much needed advice. Right now I’m leaning toward to having her fixed
Angela Anderson says
Hello, My name is Angela & I live in Broward County, Fl in 8 weeks I am looking to buy a Tea Cup Yorkie. I had a Tea Cup Yorkie for 15 years & she was magical & I loved her to the moon and back. Let me know if you have information, thank you!
I’m looking for one as well and I also live in Broward. Please let me know if you found a good breeder.
I have a 13 year old 2lb 6oz yorkie. He was the runt of the litter. Wonderful dog. I have a 5lb Maltese as well. Both need lots of attention. Neither will sit still very long. Until recently, he has been extremely healthy, except his teeth. So small and tough to clean. Recently he has had trouble with his bowels. It’s so hard to imagine that he is old enough to worry about cause he still looks like a puppy. Definitely helps to have more than one dog if you get a teacup unless you are able to spend a lot of time with them.
I am the parent of 2small Yorkies they are 2years old this year Lucy 2 in January and Jenny 2 in April Lucy weighs 3. Lbs and Jenny weighs 7 lbs they arey are from different parents they are both very active climbing on couchs. Running around the house and yard generally being little dogs I am retired so I can do for them. I have always had big Lab dogs the thing I like about the girls is I can pick them up with out any trouble. They see the vet just like all puppies do. Sooooooo find someone close to you and go visit. I love my little girls
How much did your teacup Yorkie weigh at 12 weeks?
I just love mine. Pea ut
My 16 yeat old teacup female yorkie was BEVET sick .. never had a y of all of tve above geakth isdues..had oribkens at 15 years old..mitral valve…cataracts..so many yesrs ago they werent overbred. Now I see how disgusting this has become. She was 4 lbs. Had a great life. Now I have to contend with all this to get another one. Lies scams
So sorry. It w hard
We bought a teacup or very small Yorkie and on the in the first month, we had an accident. She fell of the couch and hit her head, she yelped like crazy! Owning a small dog really needs responsible owners!
Apart from the many things you must be wary of, you cannot let them climb on your couch! It’s so easy for them to climb up, she then climbed to the back of the couch which is under a meter from the floor. If they fall, that’s around 43 Miles Per Hour!
She recovered thankfully, but I wont be ever purchasing such a small dog. I agree with the above comment.
Ok. I let mine
Very informative article. I have a female Yorkie and she weights 4.4 pounds and everyone is asking me on the streets if she is mini or teacup.
I still believe that those terms are misused and some breeders are actually trying to make more money only because of using it and making people they are buying something more special than a regular Yorkie.
For all the people considering to buy such a small representative of our breed, I would suggest reading all the necessary information before.
Thanks for all the information. We were considering a teacup yorkie but now I’m not so sure. I would hate for something to happen to it in justxeverydaycliving. I think well stick to the small dogs but not teacup.
I like to buy a teacup Yorkie my Yorkie died and she was 9 years old he gave me Comfort when my son died and then my mother 2 years ago and now my Yorkie is gone and I’ve been trying to look for another teacup Yorkie like the one I had his ear stood up both ears that’s the kind of Yorkie was beautiful Yorkie I love them with all my heart and soul just like I did my mother and my son please let me know if you have any
Thats so sweet, I know a couple of breeders in northern ca but not anywhere else.