Do Yorkshire Terrier puppies come in different sizes?
"T Cup yorkies, Teacup yorkies,
Purse Puppy, Micro Mini's, Miniature yorkies or Standard yorkies"
THEY DON'T EXIST!
Let me start
by being very frank, there's ONLY ONE Yorkshire Terrier
classification "Toy Breed" plain and simple! There are
"t - cup" no
"teddy bear micro mini"
You simply have a
very small dog, with the exception of the "standard." A
tiny yorkie baby that is fragile, prone to health problems and
often nothing but a heartbreak waiting to happen. A yorkie
shouldn't be a frail nervous little dog yet these little ones
tend to be just that! The well bred Yorkshire Terrier "yorkie"
is a proud, high spirited, exciting little terrier who thinks
it's as big as a Great Dane.
Beware of Yorkshire Terrier breeders who advertise descriptive
words other than "toy" when searching for your perfect yorkie
I do NOT recommend
purchasing a Yorkshire Terrier under 4 pounds estimated adult
weight. Many yorkie babies under 4 lbs tend to have frail body
structure, fragile bones and numerous heath issues (please refer
to our -
Many lack proper mouth size for healthy teeth resulting in early
teeth loss and difficulty eating. Many tiny yorkies have trouble
regulating blood sugar resulting in hypoglycemic shock or worse
coma and death.
deliberately and continuously breed high-risk Yorkshire Terriers
charging outrageous prices for the tiniest offspring. Many
Internet breeders who advertise yorkie puppies for sale charge
$3,500.00 to $10,000.00 for "T Cup yorkies, Teacup yorkies,
Purse Puppy, Micro Mini's, Miniature yorkies" Yorkshire Terrier
puppies. These kennels breed greed, often over
breeding their undersized bitches never once considering her
health nor the health and well being of her offspring. Don't
support these irresponsible breeders.
A yorkie that matures
to 4 - 7lbs is what every reputable breeder strives for
consistently breeding within breed standard NOTHING MORE or
NOTHING LESS. The imaginary "teacup yorkies, t - cup yorkies,
micro mini yorkies, babydoll, teddy bear miniature yorkies or
pocketbook puppies" are terms
uncaring breeders use to describe their undersized yorkie
puppies. These breeders consistently breed very tiny 2 - 4lb
adults producing the tiniest offspring resulting in VERY high
Most frequently asked questions "Do you have teacup yorkies for
sale?" or " Do you breed miniature
yorkies for sale?"
they don't exist! Or "Do you have yorkies small enough to fit in
my purse full grown?" answer NOT USUALLY!
The reputable breeder will on occasion have smaller puppies
from a normal sized breeding pair, these puppies are not as high
risk being conceived from normal size parents, unlike breeders
that purposely breed their tiniest adults for the sole purpose
of producing very undersized yorkie puppies.
Why then do so many breeders advertise these yorkies for sale?
attract a buyers attention by using
like "teacup yorkies,
baby doll miniature yorkies, teddy bear yorkies, t cup yorkies
or micro mini yorkies" for sale, taking advantage of those
unfamiliar with the breed or the Yorkshire Terriers breed
standard as stated by AKC These
breeders are salespeople convincing a buyer they're INVESTING in
something special. These breeders also base PRICING on SIZE or
shall I say "lack of size" not QUALITY, the smaller the yorkie
the larger the price tag.
What they DON'T
the smaller the dog
the larger the vet bills!
Be aware, many
kennels, yorkie puppy mills and back yard breeders advertise for
sale "standard yorkie puppies" these puppies weight will exceed
7 lbs at adult size, some yorkies maturing up to 20lbs. Yes, I
said 20 lbs. These breeders tend to be those who choose to
ignore breed standard. Breeding an over sized female to a much
smaller male is irresponsible and more often the Yorkshire
Terrier bitch genealogy will prove the breeder wrong.
the Yorkshire Terrier is
classified as "toy group," the breed standard is written by the
Yorkshire Terrier Club of America "YTCA," and adopted by the
American Kennel Club "AKC," not to exceed 7lbs. On average, a
Yorkshire Terrier weighs between 4 and 7 pounds as an adult.
when purchasing a yorkie
puppy refer to our -
weight/growth chart. A
puppy weighing 2lbs or more at 12 weeks old will double their
weight as an adult in most cases (sometimes more). Old rule of
thumb, triple the weight of an 8 week old yorkie puppy and
double the weight at 12 weeks. When in doubt request the breeder
to weigh the puppy and the dam/sire in front of you, if they're
offended or explain they can't perhaps you should reconsider
buying from this breeder.
Do not buy
from a "click and pay" yorkie puppy for sale website or a site
that provides a "shopping cart," for your shopping convenience,
they now have your credit card number and your money, what next,
does this puppy actually exist, often times NO! These breeders
are more concerned about $$$$ deposits and easy pay than the
welfare of their puppies. You know nothing about the breeder,
the breeder knows nothing about you, yet they're tugging on your
emotions and heart strings to quickly "reserve your puppy
today." A reputable breeder will require personal information
about you and the home you are offering to assure proper
placement of their puppies. A reputable breeder wants to get to
know you before committing a puppy and will be there for you
throughout the life of the puppy.
Do not buy from a
site where you can not directly speak with the breeder, there
are many yorkie puppy brokers on the web, their sites mimic a
breeders site, they're simply a middleman that know nothing
about the puppy, in most cases they're hired by a conglomerate
or network of breeders that can't be bothered with the placement
of their puppies or they're hired by mill breeders to sell their
puppies, these too in many cases provide the "click and pay"
Please refer to -
Stop Puppy Mills
Web sites that accept
credit cards, offering next-day shipping are quick and easy
sources for finding yorkie puppies, donít be fooled by a pretty
web site that accepts credit cards and high-pressure sales
tactics, promoting a puppy's size in a teacup or drinking glass
is just plain wrong!
If it's to
good to be true then it is! "Free Yorkie Pay Shipping Only"
yorkie puppy scams
Do not buy from ads
titled " free yorkie puppies" or "yorkies for shipping costs
only" "rehoming yorkies for free" "adorable yorkie needs new
home" "moved free yorkies " typical ad content is they've moved
out of the country and must rehome their puppy or puppies,
usually missionary requesting only shipping cost paid via
Never wire money when
buying a yorkie, never pay via Western Union for a puppy!
Please refer to -
Yorkshire Terrier Puppy Scams.
Do not buy
from a pet store, you are supporting the puppy mill breeder,
they have no concern for the quality, health or welfare of their
adult breeding yorkies, nor the health, temperament, quality or
placement of the puppies they are producing. The puppy mills do
not socialize their puppies nor do they provide the proper
nurturing and health care a young yorkie puppy requires and
deserves. They sell their puppies at a very young age to the pet
stores, often times at 6 weeks old the puppies destination are
cages in your local pet store. The pet store knows how to run
your Mastercard but knows nothing about the puppy and could care
less, the puppy is merely a part of their pet store inventory.
Please refer to -
Interviewing the breeder
details about their breeding program (If they can't give you
concrete details -
Ask if they
strive to breed within the AKC Yorkshire Terrier breed quality
standard, the standard is the blueprint or recipe to producing a
good representation of the Yorkshire Terrier breed (if they
can't answer, don't understand what it is or dismiss it -
Please refer to the
AKC Yorkshire Terrier Standard.
about the pedigrees of their breeding adults, the pedigrees are
vital to the reputable breeder in many ways determining size,
temperament, quality and health of the puppies
(if they can't discuss the lineage of your potential puppy or
scoff it off as unimportant -
At what age
do they place their puppies? Reputable breeders will not place a
yorkie puppy before 12 weeks old often times longer depending on
weight. (A breeder that places puppies between 6 - 10 weeks old
- red flag)
Please refer to our -
puppy growth stages.
what health issues they've experienced in their breeding, do
they provide a health guarantee? The reputable breeder will
provide a very detailed puppy contract with at least a 1 year
guarantee covering genetic health issues that may arise within
the first year in the toy breed. (if they do not -
Please refer to our -
the breeder doesn't interview you, she/he is more concerned
about the sell $$$ than the proper placement of the puppy
Please refer to our -
emotions get the best of you, don't buy the first puppy you see,
take your time finding that perfect yorkie puppy this is a 12-15
WARNING REMINDER: Never send
Western Union money requests, there are several puppy scammers,
be careful if the price is too good
to be true then it is!
REPUTABLE breeder will always be there for you, for the life of
sources worth reading:
Teacups are in your cabinet, not on your leash
YTCA "Yorkshire Terrier Club of America" -
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