What you need to know about Toy Yorkies

 

I do want to state that there is no such thing as a "Teacup" Yorkie. Many individuals are misled by other breeders when they sell them as Teacup Yorkies. We use these terms in order for you to be able to find us in search engines. The AKC standard weight for a Yorkie is no more than 7 pounds. We do not intentionally breed for tiny Yorkies but we do sometimes have them. If you breed these tiny dogs together there is a high chance that the puppies in the litter will be small as well. We can not guarantee the adult size of the puppy. 

Health Issues and Life Span:

Tiny dogs often come with big health problems. They have the same health issues that a standard Yorkie has but when a tiny dog gets sick, it can go south really quickly. Tiny dogs are more likely to experience hypoglycemia (Low-blood sugar), Coccidia(Blood or Jelly-like stool), and Giardia. Signs of hypoglycemia will include lethargy. If your puppy is unwilling to walk or even stand, we recommend the buyer to have Nutra-Stat by Tomlyn to help increase blood sugar quickly. To help prevent hypoglycemia, make sure the puppy has food available to him/her at all times. Coccidia refers to intestinal parasites that multiply when a puppy or an adult dog is stressed. This can be fatal if left untreated. Keep an eye on the puppy's stool as a transition to a new home can be very stressful. If your dog experiences coccidia, it can be treated with Albon, call your local vet for supply. Other health issues like Patellar Luxation, Portosystemic Shunt (Liver Shunt), Retinal Dysplasia, and Tracheal Collapse are also moderately well-known within the Yorkie breed. One of the most common issue with Yorkshire Terriers is Dental Plaque. Regular dental cleanings may be necessary. Keep in mind the lifespan of a teacup Yorkie may not be as long compared to a standard Yorkie. 

Temperament: 

Being little doesn’t seem to damage the self-esteem of these dogs. Like other terriers, they don’t seem to realize that they’re smaller than other dogs (or perhaps they do, and compensate for it with an extra-large personality). Like standard Yorkshire Terriers, these micro pups are active and adventurous. They love attention from their owners but have their own priorities as well – hunting vermin, barking, and generally getting into trouble. In other words, they can be a handful (literally). 

 

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