How Many People Here Think There Is No Such Thing as a Miniature Yorkshire Terrier?

This is just out of interest because on a few of my previous questions I have mentiond my minni yorkie,chloe, and a few people have said there wasn’t such thing. What do you say :)

http://www.teacupyorkiedogs.com/teacup-yorkie-dogs/

I got chloe frum my aunties

As a once breeder of quality show Yorkies, I can say catergorically that there is only ONE TYPE of Yorkshire Terrier. Those uneducated will call them miniature and standard, but those are incorrect terms. The Yorkie breed standard states that the size should not exceed 7lb in weight, and ideally they should not be under 4lb, breeders prefer 5-6lb.

Unreputable backyard greeders and puppy farms will deliberately breed dogs under this size, usually unhealthy runts with health problems, and will give them silly madeup designer names like "Teacup" and "baby doll", etc in order to dupe the unsuspecting pet owner to paying larg sums for them. #

Check the links. Still not sure? Find the breed on any bone fide Kennel Cluib website .

EXTRA: Show me a link to "teacup Yorkies" from a BONE FIDE Kennel Club, not some KRAPPY backyard breeder’s site please.

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13 Responses to “How Many People Here Think There Is No Such Thing as a Miniature Yorkshire Terrier?”

  1. lLOnIDon=Wonderland says:

    most people will say that because yorkshire terriers are miniature anyway, but you can get tea cup size yorkshire terriers, too..
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  2. Leon R says:

    My friend has one , it looks like a rat with big ears!!

    A kind cute-ish rat tho
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  3. BMTHESPIAN says:

    Its not a matter of thinking its a matter of fact. There is no such thing as a miniature, teacup, tiny toy etc Yorkshire Terrier. Yorkshire Terriers come in one size which is not to exceed 7lbs. As there is no minimum size for the standard you can’t have a miniature as everything 7lbs and under would be a standard.

    Edit: The site has a lot of incorrect information for example it incorreclty states the breed standard as 3-7 lbs (there is no minimum weight in the breed standard though responsible breeders don’t intentionally produce ultra small puppies) and states purebred dogs are more likely to have health problems which is incorrect when referring to well bred purebred dogs. It does however correctly state "teacup" is a slang marketing term…in other words a term used by BYB to sell poorly breed runts for far to much money. It also list a few of the many problems these so called "teacups" are prone to due to the poor breeding practices used to create them.

    Sorry to hear your aunt is engaging in such poor breeding practices. Perhaps you can consider doing some research on all the problems with producing undersized dogs and help to educate her.
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  4. Bobbie L says:

    Again, there is NO such thing. See, depending on where you live, the United Kingdom Kennel Club breeder standard, or the American Kennel Club breed standard. Once AGAIN, they come in ONE size only.
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  5. Mary says:

    Dont be fooled by the fancy title, its just a Yorkie which are in a toy group. Some may be little bigger , cant birth all dogs the same size. A lot of puppy store use "tea cup,miniature" for the extra $$$ when really theyre premature. Premature = naturally small puppies, most of the time have health problems.
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  6. Tiffany says:

    so the thing with "mini" anything is that when people breed a miniature or tea cup or toy dog, they are actually just breeding the runts together to make a smaller dog. so technically there is no such thing as a mini anything. you are just getting a runt. the problem with doing this is the runts usually have some form of health problem that’s passed onto their young when they are bred together. not all of the minis will have health problems, but a lot of them do. since yorkie’s are quite small anyway, there’s not really a reason for them to be bred any smaller.
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  7. T J says:

    In the Yorke breed standard there is no minimum size, only a maximum. So even if a Yorke only weighed one ounce it would still be within standard. Therefore there is no such thing as a Yorke that is smaller than "normal".
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  8. EssJay Ö Think before you breed says:

    As a once breeder of quality show Yorkies, I can say catergorically that there is only ONE TYPE of Yorkshire Terrier. Those uneducated will call them miniature and standard, but those are incorrect terms. The Yorkie breed standard states that the size should not exceed 7lb in weight, and ideally they should not be under 4lb, breeders prefer 5-6lb.

    Unreputable backyard greeders and puppy farms will deliberately breed dogs under this size, usually unhealthy runts with health problems, and will give them silly madeup designer names like "Teacup" and "baby doll", etc in order to dupe the unsuspecting pet owner to paying larg sums for them. #

    Check the links. Still not sure? Find the breed on any bone fide Kennel Cluib website .

    EXTRA: Show me a link to "teacup Yorkies" from a BONE FIDE Kennel Club, not some KRAPPY backyard breeder’s site please.
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    http://www.ytca.org/faq.html#A

  9. ragapple says:

    the mini bit is usually applied simply to raise the dogs price by making it sound smaller. frequently they are no smaller than the usual yorkie (which is a small breed by definition) the ones that are small than normal are either runts or animals bred with size as only criteria and the easy way to drop size is to breed in a chronic health problem. there is no separate breed "mini yoirkie"
    saying toy yorkie like its special is like saying red stop sign like its special – yorkies are a toy breed so all are toys
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  10. Chihuahua Addict says:

    There is no such thing as a Teacup, Micro, Miniature, or Pocket Size! Teacup is just a really stupid term, that BYB’s use when they so irresponsibly breed one Runt (smallest puppy in the litter), to another Runt in order to have even tinier puppies. Runts should never be bred. They are way too small, it’s way too risky, and the females bodies are not built to carry and whelp puppies. These people are the one’s you need to stay far away from. All these people care about is making a profit and charging people outrageously ridiculous prices for tiny puppies, who the majority of time have many health problems and are lucky if they live to the age of 2! These people could care less if their female Runt lives or dies during whelping. They just move onto the next Runt in line and the cycle keeps repeating itself. It’s really sad! A Yorkie is a Yorkie, no matter what size it is.
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  11. st.lady (GitEm) says:

    EDUCATED adults *KNOW* that that’s just BYBs LIES!!!
    Gullible suckers fall for LIES & refuse to LEARN….don’t research BEFORE they get scammed into buying crook-made LIES!
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  12. Alesi's Chi's says:

    As stated, this is not open to interpretation. Anything under 7 pounds. That means from 0 – 7 lbs it is still simply a Yorkie. If I sell you a 10 lb Yorkie and call him a Gargantuan Yorkie, he’s still JUST Yorkie, although bred outside of the standard for weight. Believe whatever you’d like, but just because there are people that believe in the Loch Ness monster & Bigfoot, doesn’t mean they exist either
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  13. Pamela says:

    There is no such animal as a mini or tea cup Yorkshire Terrier, What you have is the runt of the litter. That does not make it a mini or a tea cup, just makes it the runt. So if you paid for one of those then you have been taken.
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