How Big Do Teacup Yorkies Get?


Here's the reality of it…there is no such thing as a teacup Yorkie.

Other phrases to look out for are: tinies, pocket Yorkie's and micro Yorkies.

These are terms used by so-called breeders that only mean one thing…dollar signs.

Here are the facts:

Many of these "breeders" attempt to breed their dogs down in size. This can lead to a world of health problems, such as, but not limited to, open fontanels, soft pallet, hypoglycemia, heart problems, lack of teeth or improper bite, and a plethora of other issues. Not only can they be unsound physically, but mentally as well.

Pups should be started on food at about two weeks of age. There are people who won't put them on food in order to keep them smaller. These are the pups you see that have a brownish/reddish/orange color all around the mouth and muzzle area, the extent of the color indicates how bad the situation truly is.

Letting pups go before they are 12 weeks of age, or lying about their age are other ploys they use. Even if they're going to be 15 lbs adult weight, a 6 week old puppy looks awfully small.

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9 Responses to “How Big Do Teacup Yorkies Get?”

  1. Rotten Rotts says:

    Pretty dang little since there is no such thing.
    Yorkies come in one size
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  2. Rayven-Fried Sea Kittens Anyone? says:

    No such thing as a teacup ANYTHING

    A well bred yorkie should b no more than 7lbs. A yorkie not bred to standard can be above 7lbs.
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  3. hudsongray says:

    A 'teacup' is a runt of the litter, and that's ALL it is. How big a runt gets depends on the nutritional quality of the food and the ability of the animal's body to use the food given the hampering the runtness has imposed.

    You really don't want the dog to stay tiny. There are organ function problems involved at that point.
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  4. ImReallyBored says:

    Here's the reality of it…there is no such thing as a teacup Yorkie.

    Other phrases to look out for are: tinies, pocket Yorkie's and micro Yorkies.

    These are terms used by so-called breeders that only mean one thing…dollar signs.

    Here are the facts:

    Many of these "breeders" attempt to breed their dogs down in size. This can lead to a world of health problems, such as, but not limited to, open fontanels, soft pallet, hypoglycemia, heart problems, lack of teeth or improper bite, and a plethora of other issues. Not only can they be unsound physically, but mentally as well.

    Pups should be started on food at about two weeks of age. There are people who won't put them on food in order to keep them smaller. These are the pups you see that have a brownish/reddish/orange color all around the mouth and muzzle area, the extent of the color indicates how bad the situation truly is.

    Letting pups go before they are 12 weeks of age, or lying about their age are other ploys they use. Even if they're going to be 15 lbs adult weight, a 6 week old puppy looks awfully small.
    References :
    http://www.adorableaccentsdogbows.com/aa_teacup_maltese.htm

  5. fhghf :) says:

    I am not really sure but I CAN tell you there is such thing as a teacup yorkie!
    My mom had one when i was little so there is such a thing! All i remember is they were really cute and small!
    Get one, it's worth it :)
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  6. melissaraeby says:

    There is no such size as "Teacup" and any breeder claiming to sell you a "Teacup" Yorkie is greatly misinforming you. A healthy yorkshire terrier should be 5 to 7 lbs full grown. People who go out searching for a "Teacup" sized pup often end up with a breeders "runt" of the litter, which is often an underweight and sometimes unhealthy dog. If you are looking for a pet under 5 lbs, consider a guinea pig.
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  7. Swashbuckler Amerz says:

    Big enough to hold a cup of tea, or a small cup of coffee. This is the only teacup you should be buying.

    http://www.centralcrafts.com/images/Ceramics/Dog_Mugs/550px/02369-1.jpg
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  8. Jennifer says:

    Less than a standard size Yorkie since a teacup is a fancy name for "runt"… although I have heard breeders lie to the new owner about a dog being a teacup. The new owner ends up with a poorly bred overpriced NORMAL sized dog.
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  9. Darksong17 says:

    Not big enough.

    There is no such thing as a 'teacup'. They are not recognized by the AKC as an actual breed size, the smallest breed size recognized is toy. All 'teacup' dogs are are the runts of toy dogs bred together by backyard breeders to create tiny, sickly dogs with a cutesey name tacked on. They are scams, and only backyard breeders breed them.

    Please don't support the backyard breeders and mill breeders who produce these poor animals. You will only end up with a short lived, sickly dog that will cost you an absolute fortune in vet bills.

    Read:
    http://www.barkrescue.net/teacup.htm (The Teacup Puppy Phenomenon – The Sad Truth About "Teacup Dogs")
    http://www.thebombpoms.com/Teacups.html (The Truth About Teacups)

    Darksong~
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