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.Tags: Yorkie, puppy