What Makes the Teacup Yorkshire Terrier so Popular?

Teacup Yorkies are just smaller versions of the standard size Yorkshire Terrier. The term teacup is just something breeders use to describe them. In essence, the breeders pair smaller than standard size parents together to create this wonderful animal.

Yorkshire Terriers were born from Yorkshire, England, to catch rodents, including rats and mice. So imagine this tiny sophisticated dog chasing, catching, and killing hundreds of rats and mice each day. It’s incredible that such a wonderful lap dog could be so vicious if required to do so.

Keep in mind that the AKC has acknowledged the breed for more than one hundred years. It’s probably the most popular small dog breed in both the United States and England. Even designer breeds involving one Yorkshire Terrier parent have gained popularity over the last twenty years. Some hybrid breeds include the Morkie, Yorkie Poo, Yorkchi, and Yorkinese.

The teacup Yorkie has become one of the most sought-after breeds. The Yorkshire dog is charming and lively and loves to cuddle and be pampered. Unfortunately, teacups do not have distinct pedigrees by AKC. Therefore, they are not recognized as separate breeds within the United States.

These tiny dogs are simply the result of selecting smaller dogs to breed with. Some breeders have long teacup size breeding stock to produce full-grown adults in the two to five-pound range.

Teacup Yorkie puppies are recognized as bouncy, bold, and spunky dogs. Despite their tiny size, they can get along with other dogs, but they are passionate and assertive and want to be the dominant dog. Some difficulty may arise because Teacups can be overconfident around larger dogs. I’ve witnessed a teacup dog run off a pair of massive Doberman Pinschers. This is an example of why teacups are highly protective of their masters and can play the watchdog role, even when confronted by a larger animal.

Sometimes they’ll search for a quiet spot to rest, and other times they’ll snuggle into your lap for time to sleep. Intruders have no chance of passing one of these teacup yorkies since their hearing is sensitive, and they’ll think nothing of barking at a stranger or even family member if startled.


Here are 7 helpful tips for your new Teacup Yorkie

#1. The first step is to find a vet that you are comfortable with since these dogs are somewhat more costly to keep.

#2. A visit to the veterinarian for a check-up and any needed dewormings is advised immediately after receiving your new dog.

The vet may suggest that you start vaccinations when your dog is approximately two months old. The vet will likely repeat several shots until your puppy is about 16 weeks old. It is crucial to have the vet inspect the dog’s ears, looking for the presence of wax and mites. A Yorkie is required to see the vet regularly for dental prophylaxis.

#3. The tiny bladders on the dogs make them require frequent trips to the bathroom than larger dogs and are more likely to slip up in the home.

#4. Their stomachs, just like their bladders, are small, which is why frequent meals are essential.

If chewing on his food is difficult, you’ll be able to sprinkle warm water on top to make it easier for him. This will soften his food just a tiny. After one year, your Teacup Yorkie can handle the food of adult dogs providing its high quality and suitability for its size and breed.

#5. Giving them treats should be handled carefully. One snack maybe all he needs at any given time.

There is a temptation to provide them with excessive amounts of treats, but don’t do it even though you may be tempted to do it. A portion of two to three tablespoons of food for dogs should suffice to satisfy your small appetite.

#6. Make sure the water bowl is stocked up always to be stocked with water.

#7. Regular grooming and maintenance of the coat are essential.

Every month, trimming the coat must be performed because of the rapid growth of their fur. It may be easy to do by yourself; however, an excursion to the dog salon is required when you have difficulty.


Top 10 Reasons the Teacup Yorkie is the Most Popular Dog in the World!

#1. Teacup Yorkies make the perfect cuddle buddy.

#2. They are small and easy to take care of.

#3. They eat and poop less than larger breeds.

#4. They are small enough to take with you shopping.

#5. Traveling with your tiny Yorkie is easier than traveling with a large dog.

#6. They are very loyal and protective.

#7. They make excellent watchdogs because they can hear when someone drive-up or comes to the door.

#8. They can be trained to do tricks.

#9. They can be trained to potty outside.

#10. They can be trained to use a litter box like a cat.

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