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Question by girl
Submitted on 7/13/2003
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If there is such thing as a toy yorkie or a miniature yorkie? How much do they run and where can we get them from?


Answer by tbradley
Submitted on 7/29/2003
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no such thing as a tea cup or miniature...only said to add more value to the dog.

 

Answer by yyy
Submitted on 8/1/2003
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Yes; We have owned two. The first, a male, weighed 4 lbs. full-grown and vet-certified healthy (AKC). The second ,a female is now 5 yrs. old, and a healthy 3 lbs. The male was a just-weaned pup when we bought him for $400 with papers cert. his AKC lineage.He was the size of a small hamster and could be cradled safely in the palm of one's hand.

 

Answer by annette
Submitted on 9/16/2003
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I live in Chicago Illinois, where can I find a tea cup Yorkie?  How much do they run?

 

Answer by Cheri
Submitted on 9/20/2003
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WE WERE JUST GIVEN A 2 1/2 POUND MALE YORKIE.  HE'S 4 YEARS OLD AND OBVIOUSLY FULL GROWN.  SO IF HE'S NOT A TOY YORKIE THEN I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT ONE IS!

 

Answer by puddin
Submitted on 9/22/2003
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are toy yorkies easy to potty train?

 

Answer by Miracle Yorkies
Submitted on 10/28/2003
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The standard size for a yorkie is 7 lbs or under. Many people use the term "toy" or "teacup" to identify the size. But technically, a tiny yorkie is just that, tiny. A small yorkie is referred to as "small". Tiny yorkies typically are 3 lbs or under. Small yorkies are 4 and 5 lbs. 6 lb or over is a normal size yorkie. Just as with other purebred dogs, they do vary in size.

 

Answer by christy
Submitted on 11/2/2003
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I found this on a website because I was considering getting a mini yorkie but..well read it yourself...

I do NOT recommend a Yorkshire Terrier under 4 pounds. These individuals are great risks in the health department. Their bones are extremely fragile. There is not enough room in their mouth for healthy teeth. Their internal organs are often weak and can fail suddenly. They tend to have great difficulty regulating their blood sugar and can go into hypoglycemic shocks and comas.

 

Answer by Dayna
Submitted on 11/10/2003
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is there anything good that anyone has to say about a teacup yorkie?

 

Answer by Dar65
Submitted on 12/1/2003
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I have a tiny yorkie she is 2 pounds and 6 ozs. She is very healthy and so playful.  She's so fast running around the house like lighting.  she is so loveable she gives so many kisses. I can't say enough about these dogs they are totally wonderful!! We love her so very much she gets all the attension from me, my husband and daughters.  she is the first thing we want to see in the morning all of us.  She sleeps with me and my husband and she is our baby.  I don't know any one that has seen her that hasn't fell completely in love. If you have love to give and want a whole lot of love from a dog.. Yorkies it is. I would just get your yorkie from a good breeder our baby hasn't had any problems we do give her sugar once a week at the most.  Just visit the vet like with any baby and you will be fine.
I very much recommend Yorkies but you must be able to give a lot of attension to yorkies.
Yorkies are hard to house break that's what I've found.. Plus, they have hair and not fur so they can't stand the cold weather.

 

Answer by Francie
Submitted on 1/9/2004
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Buddy is 2yrs 2 mos & 8 days old. Blue & Tan 4.2 lbs and I love him to pieces! He has full papers, sees his doctor regularly and has no health problems to date. He has had his teeth cleaned once due to tartar build-up however, I recommend that to all small dog owners to prevent tooth decay (just like humans) thereby also preventing an enlarged heart later in life. He is very socialized - loves most people & all animals. Travels well in car & on airplane. As far as having fragile bones and weak internal organs, I know firsthand that is NOT TRUE. He was stepped on by a Horse in October 2002 and besides being a little dazed, he had no broken bones, no cuts, & his doctor gave him a clean bill of health. I could go on & on ... and probably will on another day. Thanks.

 

Answer by yuri
Submitted on 1/12/2004
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I was wondering if you have a 2 pound and under full size grown Yorkshire terrier.

 

Answer by Jennie
Submitted on 1/20/2004
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I have a miniature yorkie, and he is about 4 lbs.  He is such a great addition to my household as he is lovable, cuddles a lot, and has quite the personality.  As for the fragile nature of this dog, he has fallen off a queen size bed and gotten up no problem, as well as been stepped on a few times.  He's still going strong and doesn't even seem to notice, though i do agree about the difficulty to house break!

 

Answer by kori
Submitted on 1/23/2004
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there are to such things as toy yorkies..i have one and she is 3 pounds and healthy as a horse...they are fantastic dogs and i don't know where these people are purchasing these dogs for $400, mine was $1500 and i haven't found them cheaper where i live.

 

Answer by Missouri
Submitted on 2/2/2004
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There aren't 'toy' or 'teacup'yorkies per say, just as was stated earlier.  There are, however, very small yorkies and some breeders are breeding entirely for the small size just to get a huge profit.  

I am from MO, and I bought a darling little girl baby for $650.  She weights 1.25 lbs and is 12wks old...so she will probably be only about 2.5 to 3lbs when fully grown.

I know there are website advertising puppies $1500-5000...and that is just nuts.  But I guess if you can get people to pay that price, then why not???

Even the price I paid was high and I probably could have found one cheaper, but I didn't want to wait any longer.

 

Answer by inlovewithyorkies
Submitted on 2/2/2004
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Hi, I have a super tiny, teacup male yorkie for sale.  He'll be 1 year old, March 4th.  He's already a proven stud.  Selling him for $3,500 with full registration, or $3,000 fixed.  Shipping, health certificate, vaccinations, crate, will all be included.  For more info or pics, email is adamsteinmartha@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Lovemybaby
Submitted on 2/3/2004
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I have a female yorkie that is under 2lbs full grown. She is playful as can be, and I've not had any problems with her whatsoever. I've not given her any Nutri-Cal or Sugar since 2 weeks after we brought her home. She jumps off the couch, the bed... never been injured. She's been stepped on a few times, also... and never even whimpered.

As far as house breaking goes, she's been a breeze to train. It's too cold for her to go outside, so we use potty pads. She had a few accidents the first 3 days she was with us, and that was it. Since then, she's stayed in many places outside of her home, and still never had an accident.

One problem is that her baby teeth didn't all fall out, but that is fairly inexpensive to have fixed ($40.00 for the extraction if we have it done when we have her spayed). She also has a collapsing trachea, which sounds bad, but is actually pretty benign. She makes noise when she breathes occasionally, and coughs every once in a while... That's it. Other than that she's healthy as a horse!!!

Check out YorkiePup.com. They are pretty high priced, but I have been very happy with them. The only warning is that our little girl was shipped on an airplane to us, and when she got here, her water was frozen. It was obviously too cold for her to be on a plane, so if you are looking during winter months, be ready to go get your pup rather than having it shipped, because they don't discriminate based on weather... apparently.. :(

 

Answer by Oriana
Submitted on 2/5/2004
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I would like to know where you guys are getting these yorkies that are 2 and 3 lbs.  I would love one but have a problem finding one.  I am not willing to pay $5,000 for one.  That is just ridiculous.  Please email me @ Oriana77@aol.com.  I live in Jacksonville, Florida

 

Answer by IluvYorkies
Submitted on 2/7/2004
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Teacups and Toy Yorkies:  Yes, there are teensy tiny yorkies out there...NO, they are not recognized by the AKC as "teacups" or "toys."  A Yorkie should weigh 4-6 pounds, period.  Yes, there ARE breeders out there who are breeding them for teensy-ness, and YES they are adorable.  But it is NOT in the best interest of the breed or individual animal to do this.  The tinies *do* tend to have many more health issues, than a nice healthy true 4-6 pounder....but of course, there are exceptions.  PLEASE PLEASE do your research before buying such a teeny dog!!!!!  And another FYI:  Yorkies themselves are a member of the "toy" size family.

 

Answer by Mizzou Fan
Submitted on 2/11/2004
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Hi Missouri . . . I was curious where you got your teacup yorkie. I am willing to be patient and find a good deal. I don't want to pay thousands of dollars for a dog, but I'm having a hard time finding anything cheaper.

 

Answer by Mizzou Fan
Submitted on 2/11/2004
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Hi Missouri . . . I was curious where you got your teacup puppy. I am willing to be patient and look a good deal. I don't want to pay thousands of dollars for a dog but I'm having a hard time of finding anything near the price range that you paid. Please e-mail me at aoleen@hotmail.com

Thanks!

 

Answer by Majikk
Submitted on 2/11/2004
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I own a Mini Yorkie. He's fully grown weighing in at about 4lbs. He was very easy to house train. He also was very qick to learn simple tricks like sitting, laying down, etc.

I've had large dogs all my life and have trained them also. I may have been lucky with my little pooch now but if not I'd recomend these pups to anyone. With a little time and patience these dogs are great for companions.

 

Answer by IWANTASMALL YORKIE SO BADDDDD
Submitted on 2/17/2004
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I'm not willing to pay thousands either, Its hard shopping around. The least i found was 750.00 email mail me at vester72@aol.com if any1 can get me one cheaper

 

Answer by Yorkie lover
Submitted on 2/18/2004
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I just bought a yorkie and she is a tiny little girl. She weighs 2.6 pounds and she is 8 months old.  She is wonderful,lovable, and full of spunk.  Also she has never had any health problems and may only grow another 1/2 pound if even that. I would definately recommend looking for a good breeder who does not advertise teacups, Its a sales gimmic!  Try   Breeders.net  That's where I found my baby!

 

Answer by chel
Submitted on 2/21/2004
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me and my mom were looking at toy yorkies and were wondering how big do they get

 

Answer by ygirl
Submitted on 2/23/2004
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There is no such thing as a mini yorkie or a toy or teacup yorkie.  There ARE tiny little yorkies out there but they all have the same name, Yorkshire terriers.  Mine is about 3 pounds and she is about 2 years old. She has parents that are between 3-5 pounds and she stayed tiny.  Only breeders who want your money will advertise the teacups and etc.  Akc won't even let you show if they are not atleast 4 pounds-7 pounds!  They are the sweetest dogs out there!  Good luck finding one, just make sure you spend your time looking for a reputable breeder that tests for problems.  Mine was $800 health gaurenteed!

 

Answer by Teensie's mommy
Submitted on 2/27/2004
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My baby is 1 1/2yrs., 2.8 lbs.  Her biological parents were both 5 pounders and her small size is due to liver problems, though you would never know there is a health concern judging by her actions.  She is full of personality, playfulness and energy and is the joy of my life!  I disagree about the positing claiming frailness. She is so tough..fell out of my SUV and bonked her head just the other day without injury.  She also will do anything her brother does (my 2 yr. old golden retriever) and tries so hard to keep up with him.  Numerous people have said she is the cutest thing they ever saw, and I wholeheartedly agree.  I love how small she is, but would definitely rather have her bigger and 100% healthy.  I impulsively bought her from an ad in my local paper without researching... I will do it differently with my next one.

 

Answer by cupcake
Submitted on 3/1/2004
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why are they expensive

 

Answer by Missouri
Submitted on 3/5/2004
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I found my little girl online

http://www.puppydogweb.com/caninebreeds/ads/yorkshire.htm

There are quite a few yorkie breeders there.  I then just tracked down the ones in MO.  I traveled about 3hrs to pick up my little girl.  I just did NOT want to take the chance of having one shipped.  I figured if I couldn't find one locally then I wasn't meant to get one right now.

Tori is now 4 months and weighs 1.8lbs.  She will probably be right at 3lbs by time she is fully grown.  

Also, I do not recommend putting collars on babies of this size.  They are too fragile. Tori got her mouth caught in her collar and made her mouth quite sore.  She then quit eating and had trouble with her blood sugar.  Make sure you have nutrical on hand at all times.  Tori is all healed now and is a onery toe biter!  She is like a little black and blonde bullet running through my house.  

 

Answer by iloveteacups
Submitted on 3/5/2004
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I am a college student at the University of Florida, and I am looking for a male tiny Yorkshire terrier (up to 4lbs as adult) to spoil and love! I am NOT interested in breeding or showing, so I am NOT interested in registration papers...just a companion to love and adore, while I am away at school. If your dog is expecting or you know of any breeders in Florida, please contact me! Reasonable-priced owners/breeders please email pictures and information to NatashaH55@yahoo.com :: Thanks!

 

Answer by LiL LuCkY Grl 16
Submitted on 3/7/2004
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yes they is such thing as a toy yorkie, i have one! i paid $800 for my yorkie! hes a male! i know they are such thing as tea cup too i used to have one! i got him for about the same price! its just the toy gets up to 5lbs. the tea cup gets to 2lbs or 3lbs it depends!

 

Answer by N MO looking 4 Yorkie
Submitted on 3/10/2004
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I am looking for a Yorkie (no larger than 4 pounds).  I live in Mo but can not seem to find any for under $1500 anywhere.  I would like to be able to pick it up instead of having it shipped.  Does anyone near MO know where I can get a reasonable one at?  Please email leeannel@mo-net.com if you know of anyone.  THANKS!

 

Answer by missy
Submitted on 3/11/2004
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hi,

  i'mlooking at getting a tiny yorkie. i want a tea cup yorkie (no larger than 2-3lbs)  i live in denver colorado and i'dlike to know if there is anywhere to find one here.  if so please let me know with an adress, phone # or something.
thanks

  my e-mail is meis_missy@hotmail.com

 

Answer by yorkiemama
Submitted on 3/17/2004
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All of you people need to look for a reputable breeder and choose very wisely because there are a lot of crooks out there and people who just don't care about the puppies that they are breeding and just want to make a buck.  They can be unhealthy, inbred and have hereditary problems.  There are good breeders out there but they are not going to look on here to recruit potential buyers, They are going to let you find them and they are going to check you out to see if you are a loving and forever home.  A yorkie is a lifetime commitment, not a fad or hobby. I have owned yorkies from 2 1/2 pounds to 12 pounds(overweight!)  And they are all wonderful pets!  You will love them no matter what size.

 

Answer by ILoveYorkies
Submitted on 3/19/2004
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Teacups and Toy Yorkies:  Yes, there are teensy tiny yorkies out there...NO, they are not recognized by the AKC as "teacups" or "toys."  A Yorkie should weigh 4-6 pounds, period.  Yes, there ARE breeders out there who are breeding them for teensy-ness, and YES they are adorable.  But it is NOT in the best interest of the breed or individual animal to do this.  The tinies *do* tend to have many more health issues, than a nice healthy true 4-6 pounder....but of course, there are exceptions.  PLEASE PLEASE do your research before buying such a teeny dog!!!!!  And another FYI:  Yorkies themselves are a member of the "toy" size family

 

Answer by Looking in NY
Submitted on 3/25/2004
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I'm also looking for a teacup Yorkie. I had a friend in Florida that had one, and I feel head over heels in love with her. I would love to find one in the nearby NY area, but the ones I've seen are asking over $1800.00 if anyone knows of anywhere please email me at mecdesignz@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Li
Submitted on 3/28/2004
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I am a breeder/exhibitor of Yorkshire Terriers. Those of you who have posted that you have very tiny ones that seem healthy, so far you have been lucky.  They are not 'teacup' but very undersized for the breed, Yorkies.  More often than not, they are small because there is problem.  It could take a while to show up especially on ones 3 lbs and under.  Your dog may enjoy a long lifespan.  Only time will tell.  However, if you read the information of knowledgable breeders, you will find that in our experience we are very cautious of these tiny ones, never sell at pumped at prices as 'teacup' and frankly if I produced one that looked like it was going to be less than 3 1/2 lbs, I would not be willing to sell it to anyone at any price for fear something could be wrong.  It is not normal or natural for Yorkies to be this small and no reputable breeder would ever breed for it.  As with anything, there are exceptions but in the experience of most reputable breeders, more often than not, they are tiny because there is a problem.  It could take a couple of years or 5 or 6 to show up.
Guarantees for genetic problems should be lifetime as genetic problems may not show up for 5 or 6 years or later. Check out information on Liver Shunts in Yorkies through a search on your browser. Yorkie pups should never be sold less than 12 weeks of age, and never less than 2 1/2 lbs if they are going to mature less than 4 lbs. Never should they be going to a new home at less than 2 lbs.
There are reputable breeders out there. We do not advertise puppies for sale on the Internet.  We have information websites, some pictures of our dogs so you have an idea of what ours look like, do not ship to unknown buyers and will require interviews and home visits to see if you meet our approval for a puppy owner. We don't care how long it takes to find the right home because we dont have a whole bunch of puppies coming up that we have to make room for. As a buyer you should never buy over the Internet.  You should always visit the breeder, see the dogs and what they are about.  Are they a commercial breeder in it for the money with many many breeds and puppies?  Is this what you want to support?
As a reputable Yorkie breeder, I show my dogs in Canadian Kennel Club and beginning in American Kennel Club shows, as do all reputable breeders.  I only have Yorkies because of the time and committment involved, I cannot take on any more breeds and most reputable breeders only have one breed, at most two.  When you are talking about purebred, there are breed standards involved and breeders that are true fanciers of their breed show their dogs to try to keep their line to the breed standard.  We are not interested in just producing a swack of puppies that we have no idea of the backgrounds.  
You might say, what do I care if a breeder does this as I don't want a show dog?  As a pet puppy buyer, you won't get a show dog. Your puppy will still be sold to you as Registered with the registration certificate provided at the cost of the breeder to verify authenticity of purebred. You must still be careful of who you are buying from as the AKC and Canadian Kennel Club are registering bodies only and take the breeder at their word that the information is true and correct.  You are responsible to research your breeder.
Any show potentials we produce are either kept for our future line or sold to show homes of established show breeders.  What you will buy from us is a very nice pet quality puppy that in our opinion is not considered to be show quality.  They are healthy, cute, energetic, well raised etc but just not what we want for the show rings so are sold to approved homes only for pet under spay/neuter contracts.  If I don't think it should be bred, I am not going to let anyone else breed it either. I know my pedigrees, know all the dogs in my lines and know if there were any health problems or not.  I know personally all the breeders that my lines go back to.  My pedigrees on my puppies have many many Champions but the puppy I sell you is still only for pet and the pedigree and Championships on it is of more interest to me than anyone else because it tells me whether or not my breeding program is working.  What it tells you as a potential buyer, is that I care enough about my breed to be very careful of what and how I am breeding and that I am striving to maintain the breed standard in my own line.
This is the type of information you should be looking at when researching breeders.  The Yorkshire Terrier Club of America has been around since 1952.  Their Code of Ethics does not allow the terminollogy of any of it members to call any of their puppies 'teacups,dollfaced' or any other catchphrase marketing terms.  See their site at www.ytca.org  .  Li

 

Answer by Li
Submitted on 3/28/2004
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All purebred dogs registered with the AKC and Canadian Kennel Club are divided into one of 7 Groups.  Group 1 is the Sporting Group, Group 2, the Hound Group etc. The Yorkshire Terrier is classed in the Toy Group by the AKC and Canadian Kennel Club.  The Toy group (Group 5), is considered to be companion dogs and include the Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese, Pomeranian etc. There are no varieties within the Yorkie for size such as Mini, Toy, Standard etc.  Breeds exist such as the Poodle that have varieties of Toy Poodle, Miniature Poodle, and Standard Poodle.  The sizes are written in the breed standards for these breeds in the AKC and Canadian Kennel Club and are distinct separate breeds. The Toy Poodle is in Group 5, the Toy Group, the Miniature and Standard Poodle are both in Group 6.  
As with any purebred dogs, you will have size variations within the breed.  Reputable breeders do not breed for tiny Yorkies but will usually try to produce the middle of the breed standard which only states 'should be less than 7 lbs'.  Reputable breeders will never breed a female less than about 5 lbs nor use a male for stud less than 4 or 4 1/2 lbs. because of the potential health issues in Yorkies less than that size. Reputable breeders will usually produce puppies in the range of 4 to 6 lbs with a few that will be smaller and some that will even go oversize to 8 or 9 lbs.  That is very normal.
'Teacup' is a clever marketing ploy of a puppy that very well could have serious health problems.  Don't fall for it.  
Also keep in mind a good show quality Yorkie from a reputable show breeder will cost $3000 - $5000.  They have full health, genetic guarantees and guaranteed as show quality that the show breeder will expect the show buyer to show to its Championship.  Why in the world would you ever pay that price for an undersized pet puppy?  
Pet puppies sold by reputable show breeders will also give you a lifetime genetic guarantee as genetic problems can occur even at 6 or 7 years.  They don't always show up in a young puppy.  Pet puppies, sold registered with spay/neuter contracts, are puppies that the show breeder doesn't want to keep for show prospects or sell to other show breeders, as they aren't quite what they want for their breeding program. They are lovely healthy pets, were produced by show dogs but are themselves not show quality, and are usually about $1000 to maybe $1500 or a bit more depending on the breeder and the location of the breeder. In every litter produced by a pair of Champion show dogs, there are always some pet quality and sometimes the whole litter end up pet quality.  
When you buy pet puppies from breeders who don't show, you will likely see a cute puppy.  All puppies are cute.  It is the parents and other adults produced by the breeder you want to pay attention to.  By showing our breeding stock to their Championships, we are striving to meet the breed standards in our breeding program.  A breeder not doing that usually ends up with dogs that barely look like the breed they are supposed to be.  
We don't ship, don't take Paypal or Credit Cards, our websites never post pictures of puppies for sale, only pictures of our dogs so you have an idea of what our dogs look like. We expect a potential buyer to come meet us, see our dogs, ask questions and we will have ton of questions for you before you will get a puppy.  We want to be sure our puppies are going to a good home and will give you all the information and support in helping you be sure you don't have problems with your puppy.  I require a lifetime return to me if at anytime in its lifetime the buyer cannot keep for any reason.  I will not have my puppies going to someone I don't know or end up in rescue. Research your breeder properly and don't buy on the Internet.  
Li

 

Answer by michelle
Submitted on 4/2/2004
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Li- you sound very knowledgeable about yorkies. I am trying to find a good breeder in Colorado and was wondering if you happened to live here or knew any other breeders you could recommend that do. If so, please email me at:

starszyb@hotmail.com

 

Answer by sunshinediva
Submitted on 4/10/2004
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I have a tiny absolutely beautiful female yorkie. I got her in central Florida from a woman who I could tell loves her dogs. Lola is AKC registered, spunky, keeps up with her feline brother and sister and to date has not had any health problems. I have never given her sugar and have never experienced any glucose-tpye of problems. She is full of love and the love of my life and my baby. I would recommend a yorkie and the woman who I purchased her from any day. I have had other types of dogs, large and small, none have measured up to Lola!!!!!

 

Answer by Lizzie
Submitted on 4/12/2004
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i was just wondering from the comment from Missouri, you said you got your yorkie for 650$, if you could please email where you got it, id greatly appreciate it, ive looked around for so long trying to find a tiny yorkie and theyre all in the thousands range. if you, or anyone else that reads this and knows of where i can get a tiny yorkie for under 700$, please email me at EJHoward4@aol.com

 

Answer by sarah
Submitted on 4/16/2004
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I was wondering I want to get a teacup(small) yorkie but I'msecond thinking it because of its health like would it have more health problems because of its size and would
it be best to get a reg. size dog!?!?!?!? plz help me someone you can  
e-mail me at.... sg_hulme66@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Penguin
Submitted on 4/17/2004
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I will be getting my new puppy in a week and I am wondering about weight.  The breeder (who is very professional) has told me that my puppy will be approximately 4 1/2 pounds full grown.  But, I can't picture in my head what 4 1/2 pounds will look like.  Does anyone have any pictures of yorkies that are 4 1/2 pounds?  If so, could you send them to me at avidehpenguin@hotmail.com

Thanks.

 

Answer by Li
Submitted on 4/17/2004
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How old is your new puppy and how much does it weigh now? You do realize that weight and size cannot be guaranteed by any breeder on a puppy less than about 7 or 8 months of age.  Any younger than that is a best guess.  Even at 7 or 8 months is a best guess.  I sold one that looked like he was going to end up less than 6 lbs.  He suddenly grew once he was close to a year and is closer to 7 lbs.  I made it clear when I sold him, I can't guarantee size and the new owner didn't care anyway, just wanted a nice Yorkie which is what they got.
Would it make any difference to you if it ended up bigger than 4 1/2 lbs?
Li

 

Answer by ME
Submitted on 4/19/2004
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It's been mentioned many times here that "Teacup" as it refers to a Yorkie is only a sales ploy... so true! My Yorkie is 6 years old, weighs under 3 lbs, is sooooo cute and has lots of health problems. Some Yorkies stay small, just cause they do... but if you purchase a Yorkie from a breeder who advertises "Teacup" Yorkies and talks about how small the mother is... Consider this, when I bought my Yorkie, I didn't do my homework and I've paid dearly for that.

To date I've spent around $25,000.00 on surgeries, medicines, hospital care, etc., on my Yorkie - are you prepared for that expense? I'm lucky I can afford it. If you can't afford it, the alternative is to put your baby Yorkie down - and that's heartbreaking!

Yes, sometimes they are healthy but more often than not - their health will be poor, especially if a breeder is purposely trying to breed their Yorkies so small.

Check out the AKC website and find a breeder there, it's your best bet. If you can't afford a pup, look at a rescue Yorkie...

Also, to the person who lets her tiny Yorkie jump from furniture and the bed, you're lucky he hasn't been injured. That jumping will catch up with him in his later years via arthritis. Consider making or purchasing a ramp so he doesn't jump.

 

Answer by Penguin
Submitted on 4/19/2004
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Thanks for the response Li.  My puppy will be 12 weeks on Saturday.  I'll be visiting him tonight and I'll find out how much he weighs.

I would prefer that he stay at 4 1/2 pounds...but it's not a big deal if he was bigger.  I just want a healthy dog.

I'm just curious to find out what 4 1/2 pounds looks like.  
  

 

Answer by Li
Submitted on 4/19/2004
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Penguin, so glad you wouldn't mind if it ended up a little bigger.  4 1/2 lbs likely wouldn't be the problems the tiny one can be.  Should be reasonably healthy.  At 12 weeks by rule of thumb if you double the weight that's about what it will be full size.  But there is possibilities of going larger than expected but not by much.  I hope the breeder is not letting it go to it new home less than 2 lbs even if it is 12 weeks. I never let mine go to their home if they are just 2 lbs, they have to be a bit more than that.  
ME, thanks so much for your post and telling people what they will likely get into with the 'teacups'.  Maybe they will listen to someone that is there right now with the problem.  You are lucky that you have the money to be able to keep your little one going.  Often that doesn't happen and tragedies are the result.  
Li

 

Answer by Maya
Submitted on 4/21/2004
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Dear Li:
Please tell me how big my yorkie will be when she is full grown.  She was 1 lb and 3 oz when she was 15 weeks old.  She is now 19 weeks old and weighs 1 lb and 12 oz.  I was told by the person I bought the puppy from that she would be around 3 lbs or maybe just a little bit over when full grown.  All of her baby teeth are completely out and it looks like they are not growing any more but she has not yet lost any of them.  When do you think I should have her spayed?  I understand that yorkies usually retain some of their baby teeth which should be pulled out when he/she is neutered/spayed.  Can a vet pull yorkies' teeth.
Thank you very much in advance for giving me your knowledgeable answers.  Maya

 

Answer by chele
Submitted on 4/21/2004
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a yorkie that is called a teacup means that it is the runt of the litter.  Some people take the runt and breed it with another to make smaller yorkies.  this really could be bad for the yorkies because it is true that the smaller the yorkie is the more health problems it COULD have.

 

Answer by Li
Submitted on 4/22/2004
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Maya, I doubt that your Yorkie will make 3 lbs.  If she does by the weights you have given I would be surprised.  But how was she weighed?  Was it a proper baby type scale? On any of these small dogs stepping on a scale, weighing yourself, then stepping on with the pup and figuring out the difference doesn't work; it is too inaccurate.  
You will start to see the second teeth coming through in the next month or so.  After that the baby teeth will start to loosen and drop.  However, in some Yorkies, they don't lose those baby teeth the way they should.  Some will lose most or all on their own others don't.  I would start keeping an eye on them at about 5 months of age, and over the next three months after that.  Watch to make sure any retained ones aren't crowding the mouth throwing off the bite.  As long as they aren't it would be fine to leave them until the Yorkie is spayed.  
I would hate to see her go through a heat first but with the small size of her, I would hate to see her spayed much under 7 months.  If you can, wait until after 7 months, see what size she is and consult with a good Vet that is used to very small dogs.  I would recommend you to find a vet that will only use Isofluorine gas to anethetize.  You may also ask about putting her on an IV drip to reduce the trauma of spaying during the surgery.  It will keep her better hydrated and will provide a ready drug injection if they run into any problems.  It would be advisable to also do a complete blood panel before anethetizing to ensure kidney/liver function is normal because of her being this small.  This is all the precautions I would do with any Yorkie that will be under about 4 lbs full size.
Chele, you are partly right with how 'teacuppers' are creating them but they are not teacups,  they are undersized.  they call them teacups to cheat the buyers into thinking they are getting something rare. And yes, you are right, they likely could have something wrong, that is why they are so small.  I don't even use a male for stud under about 4 1/2 lbs because of that.   In the last about 4 or 5 litters I have had in the last 2+ years, I have not had any undersized.  The smallest was about 5 1/2 lbs., biggest 8 lbs which is oversized but much loved by the owner and is what makes him a pet quality.  
Li  

 

Answer by Maya
Submitted on 4/23/2004
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Dear Li:
      Thank you for answering my letter promptly.  The breeder gave me the paper saying that the yorkie was born on 12/11/2003 and had two series of puppy shot.  I just have to trust her.   I had my dog weighed at the vet's office where they have a special scale for small dogs and cats.  This is the second vet I go to.  My first vet's assistant weighed my dog in the big scale which I don't think was accurate for small dogs.  She weighed 6 oz at that time but she still weighed 6 oz three weeks later when I put her on the big scale at the new vet's office.  The new vet's assistant said the big scale is not accurate for very small animals and that they have a special scale for them.  I changed vet because the first one mentioned that he never saw a tiny dog like my puppy before.  That was when I was looking for someone who is specialized in small dogs.  The first vet also told me he thought my dog was only about 8 weeks old when he examined her front teeth.  My current vet told me to watch the puppy's canine teeth.  When one of them falls out to bring her back for the rabies shot.
      Thank you very much for your advice about the type of anesthesia, IV drip during operation and necessary pre-op blood work.  I will check with the vet to make sure that my puppy will receive good care during her operation when time comes.
      By the way, a few days ago I sent an e-mail to the breeder to check about my puppy's age and the following is her answer:  "Your puppy is the age stated. Teacup develop much slower than other pups therefore they don't get their front teeth sometimes for weeks longer than most puppies."
      Since she said so I have to believe her.   With your experience, do you think what the person I bought my puppy from said about the front teeth was true?  Thank you very much.  Maya

 

Answer by Li
Submitted on 4/24/2004
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Maya
The smallest I have produced is 3 1/2 lbs full grown.  Teeth erupted the same as her brothers.  I really hope with all my heart that your puppy will be okay.  Any breeder marketing 'teacups' cannot be trusted I am afraid. You have her now so watch very closely how she is doing.  I am more worried about a puppy that may develop slower than normal although the three smaller sized ones I have had kept up fine with their litter mates.  
Watch for hypoglycemia especially as teeth are erupting.  Talk to your vet about it and I would say it was good that you changed Vets.  I get very worried when the first comment a Vet makes is that they have never seen a dog so small.  That means they have no experience with one like that.  
Your puppy is now going through the stress of going to a new home, teeth coming through, and separation from it birth home.
I don't know if you made a mistake on the post about the weight at the Vet.  You posted 6 oz?? Should that be l lb 6 oz?
If you are living in an area where rabies is not a particular issue, I wouldn't do the rabies vaccination or at least wait until she is a year old.  I never have rabies done on any of my Yorkies until they are 6 months of age, no younger.  
Li

 

Answer by Maya
Submitted on 5/3/2004
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Dear Li:
     Why are my yorkies' upper part of the ears curl a little backward. Do they will be straightened up later on.  She seems not to grow any bigger about a week or so so I went to the vet's office today and had her weighed.  She now weighs 2.25 lbs.  However, she looks so tiny.  I don't know how much bigger she will be.  Because she is so tiny I want her to be at least 3.5 or 4 lbs.  However, she is very active and seems very healthy.
     I made a big mistake by mixing some meat with her canned or dry food and now she refuses to eat her food without some meat in it.  I am thinking about letting her hungry for a few hours so she can eat her food plain without jazzing anything but afraid she might have low blood sugar and get sick.  Please give me some advice.  Many thanks.

 

Answer by Becky
Submitted on 5/4/2004
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There's a lady at Yorkie_Pups@hotmail.com who has one tiny 3.5 lb male puppy who said she'd ship hers anywhere in the states.  I decided to get a girl puppy instead of that one.

 

Answer by Li
Submitted on 5/5/2004
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Hi Maya, been very busy the last few days so didn't get back to this board.  Don't withhold food on your puppy she is too tiny for you to do that.  Whatever it takes to get her to eat is fine.  Add meat to her food if necessary.  As teething goes on they could get into the I don't want to eat stage.  She can't afford to do that because of her size.  
From the birthdate given she would be about 4 or 5 months now?  I have had the occasional puppy where the tips of the ears kind of curled back a bit but they did straighten out properly.  I think they were a little younger than that though but it is hard to say when it is someone else's puppy.  I know what mine do but not necessarily something like that when it comes from elsewhere.  I am sure it will eventually straighten. Nothing you can do about it anyway.
She should hopefully still be growing.  Weigh her again in a couple of days.  Usually the vet clinic will let you use their little table scale for free just to keep her monitored.  And keep her fed well.  If she is about 4 or 5 months, teething is going to be going on now with second teeth coming in the closer she gets to 5 months.  
Write again and keep me posted how you are doing with her.  Ask anything you want to know, I dont' mind.
If she is only 2 1/4 lbs at this age, I just don't know if she will even make three lbs.  Maybe, different lines can do different things.  Li

 

Answer by Maya
Submitted on 5/10/2004
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Dear Li:
       I have just got back from weighing my dog at the vet and at the post office.  I learned today (5/10/04) that the vet is using the same scale that the post office in my area is using.  My dog is weighing the same at both places, 2 lbs and 5.1 oz.  She was weighing 2 lbs and 2.5 oz on 5/3/04.  
       3 days ago, I found a tooth in the small plate that I fed her.  I am sure the tooth fell off from her mouth because it was not there when I put the food in.  It looked like it came off from the space next to the canine tooth.  All four of her canine teeth are still there. Can you estimate how much bigger she will get?  Thank you.  Maya

 

Answer by Brittany
Submitted on 5/14/2004
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I am looking for a yorkie that is $500 or less. Can anyone find me one that will be ready around December? My email is brittanypeace@hotmail.com,
                     Thanks

 

Answer by Li
Submitted on 5/24/2004
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Maya,
Hi, sorry I didn't get back sooner.  Sounds like you have good scales for reasonably accurate weights.  I would be surprised if she does get to 3 lbs but might.  She has gained about 2 oz in a week but sometimes they spurt then stop then spurt again. Some stop growing earlier than others, just depends on the lines behind them. Make sure she is eating well especially if she is losing her baby teeth and new ones erupting.  It can bring them down especially if they are small like that.  
She would definitely be around 5 months if she is dropping baby teeth.  However, keep in mind they don't always loose them on their own.  I just had one of mine in last week for a canine that was still as tight as can be. She is almost 11 months and I was hoping it would drop on its own but didn't.  You can wait until they are close to a year old for the baby teeth to drop on their own unless there are too many and the second teeth are being crowded.
Li

 

Answer by gh
Submitted on 5/26/2004
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Hi Li--Don't know if you're still posting here.  But HI if you are.  I just hought I'd add my story to this board, too--for what it's worth.  I owned a 9# yorkie and a 3# yorkie for 15 years.  The little one  did have some problems, but we dealt with them.  The main point of my story is this--my brother was the breeder of these puppies.  They were half brothers-born a little over a year apart from each other.  I purchased the larger yorkie first and had him for a year before his "brother" was born.  My brother GAVE me the 3#er-asked me to take it, because instead of giving him a fancy name and charging mega bucks for him (as SO many breeders do), he knew he would be UNDERSIZED when full grown and didn't want someone to take him and have problems.  I guess like the person a few posts above said, he was the "runt" of the litter.  He appeared perfectly healthy at birth--it wasn't that he was sickly.  Just too small.  THAT is a good breeder!!  Caring about the puppies before all else.-especially money!!  Of course there can be good outcomes with these tiny babies--I don't say there can't--mine lived 15.5 years and was basically healthy.  It's just that a LARGE number of them are NOT o.k. and is it fair to the breed to purposely breed them to be so small??  It is only done to make the breeders big bucks!!  They ARE adorable, no doubt about it--but they are not meant to be that size.  It takes extra work on the part of the breeder to get them so small!!  That should tell us something!!  4-6 pounds is still a very small dog.  I have a new one now and he's 4# full-grown--trust me, he's not a NOVELTY item like the ones under 3# but he turns heads--he's still very small!!  It's everyone's choice, of course, I have owned both--but think of the good of the dogs and not the novelty.

 

Answer by gh
Submitted on 5/26/2004
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I'd like to add one more thing for everyone to think about when making their decision.  The breeders don't like this much..BUT..my new yorkie came with a LIFETIME GENETIC guarantee.  Yes, it's true--you will mostly be offered a one year guarantee.  INSIST on a lifetime guarantee and then see how sure the breeders of these tiny puppies are about the future health of the dogs!!  Bet you will find they are not are confident as they want you to feel!!

 

Answer by janicebuf
Submitted on 5/27/2004
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Hi!

I am looking for a small yorkie. I live in Western New York (Buffalo), am married with children and have a sweet Maltese.  Does anyone know of a reputable breeder in my area?  Could be with 150 miles or so as well.  Thanks in advance!!!!

 

Answer by Li
Submitted on 6/3/2004
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Hi gh, yes I am posting on this board still.  Couldn't find it for a while but did now.  Maya, how are you doing with your puppy?  
By the way, gh is right about a breeder just giving a very small puppy away rather than charging the mega bucks.  And no I won't supply a list of breeders to get free puppies from.  What we do is give the tiny ones that we might have, which are far and few between because we know better than to breed for them, because we know they could have health issues.  We give them to relatives or friends or people that have purchased our dogs in the past.  In 8 years the smallest I have had in litters were one 3 1/2 lber and two 4 lbers.  Most of my pups mature to 5 to 7 lbs with the odd one also going oversize to about 8 lbs.
Looking for a Yorkie?  Go to the Yorkshire Terrier of America website at www.ytca.org and click onto the breeder referral.  Read the websites about Yorkies and the breeders policies.  As gh mentioned hers came with a lifetime genetic guarantee.  As a breeder any puppy I sell also has a guarantee for genetic problems for its lifetime.  
Li

 

Answer by marrry
Submitted on 6/8/2004
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Hi I have a 12 week old yorkie the vet said he weigh 5.3 pounds how much bigger will he get?

 

Answer by Li
Submitted on 6/10/2004
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marrry.  
At 12 weeks, 5 1/2 lbs, likely 10 to 12 lbs full grown.  It's definitely going to be on the bigger side, but not unheard of.  Hope you didn't buy it hoping for something less than 7 lbs.  As with any purebred, they can go oversized or undersized.  The breeder should have a bit of an idea before it was sold that it was going to be big.  Li

 

Answer by Brittany
Submitted on 6/23/2004
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Hey! I am looking for a miniature yorkie. I live in Millersburg Ohio so if if anyone is near to me and would like to sell me a yorkie..please e-mail me britt_jones26@hotmail.com. I would really like a puppy. my answer for the question is yes because my friend's grandpa has one and she looks like she is only about 2 or 3 lbs.

 

Answer by missied
Submitted on 6/23/2004
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I really want a tiny yorkie more than anything. I live in Orlando, FL and was wondering if any one has recommendations on where or who to contact. I am also a college student and do not want to have to spend a ton of money. ( I've seen them for as much as 6,000 - currently way out of my range). If you have any suggestions or info please e-mail me at missied1979@hotmail.com

 

Answer by Elizabeth
Submitted on 7/1/2004
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I am looking for a "Teacup" yorkie. I have heard there are no such things, but I want a healthy yorkie who will be 3 lbs when full grown. I am not looking to spend 1,000 dollars like the ones i have seen on line. If you are a breeder in the West Virgina or Pittsburgh, Pa area and have the Yoko i am looking for please email me at pmmarshall4@hotmail.com Thank you!

 

Answer by sunshyn
Submitted on 7/4/2004
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For those of you looking for really small yorkies, please read the above stories and health concerns.  

Also, realize that a dog is not just a fun animal to have hanging around your house, it is a member of the family.  When you choose to take it into your home and family, you are making a commitment.  You need to be prepared and willing to care for it completely, which can often mean expenses you never thought of, such as having puppy teeth pulled or emergency trips to the vet when your dog starts eating the house plants you formerly thought were harmless and turned out to be quite poisonous.

Also, know that yorkies can live for 15 to 20 years, and as with many animals, may not adjust well to major lifestyle changes.  If you are younger, know that major moves, marriage, and child-bearing can be extremely hard on your dog--who is a member of your family.

Additionally, because of their size, yorkies don't go well with small children.  Many reputable breeders and rescue missions will not sell/adopt out to people with children under the age of 8, as their primary concern is for the health and well being of the dog, not the money people are willing to pay for these precious creatures.

There are many yorkies in rescue shelters all over the country who are up for adoption.  Though older and often coming from abusive situations--which tend to create timid and fearful dogs--they need love and attention just as much as the next one and are often far more affordable than yorkie puppies purchased from a breeder.  This is something worth considering if you are unable to pay what most reputable breeders charge--usually $750-$1000.

Finally, if you have checked shelters, rescue missions, and reputable breeders and have been turned down for adoption, take into consideration the fact that your life right now may not be well suited to a yorkie.  People who are turned down have demonstrated that are unready or unable to give a yorkie the full care it requires.  

For the sake of the puppies, and to put an end to a most inhumane practice, do not make the mistake of purchasing from a puppy mill.  These dogs are rarely happy and almost never healthy and when shelters or rescue missions learn of their existence they intervene, spiriting the puppies away and providing the love and veterinary medicine these dogs are so often lacking.  These sweet animals then become the "castaways" at rescue shelters looking for new and loving homes.

 

Answer by Yorkie mom
Submitted on 7/5/2004
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I have the best "Teacup" Yorkie...he is small, about 6 lbs, and has the best disposition. I would NOT recommend getting them at a pet store, as they are subjected to kennel cough and the like. I spent a few hundred dollars nursing mine back to health 24/7, and crying like a baby listening to him breathe and cough like a sick child all night. Expect to pay from $850-$1,400 for the small Yorkies, and expect to have extreme difficulty house-training them. even though mine is very smart and learns tricks (even brushing his teeth) in one or two tries, he can't quite tell me he needs to go out, except in the morning.
Check out his website:
www.smalldog.moonfruit.com to see my beloved baby!! BY THE WAY, I AM LOOKING FOR A FEMALE AKC PUP (under 5lbs) in Northeast or South FL, if anyone can link us to some good breeders.
Thanks!
Jazz & mom

 

Answer by sunshyn
Submitted on 7/12/2004
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Jazz and Mom,

I hate to break to you, but there is no such thing as a teacup yorkie, and your yorkie is not so small.  Breed standard is five to seven pounds.  Though they do come larger and smaller than that, your little guy is average in size.  If you were sold a "teacup yorkie," you were lied to and taken advantage of, as they simply do not exist.  There is only one size of yorkie--standard.

And yes, purchasing from pet stores and puppy mills is always a bad idea.

 

Answer by Raiza
Submitted on 7/12/2004
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Hi Li,
I have read all your responses. You seem to have a lot of knowledge. I will be getting my little one in about 2 weeks. She will be 12 weeks then. I just saw her Sat and the owner told me she weighted about 2.5 pounds. So my Yorkie may not be so small when full grown. I found my breeder at www.ytca.org. She is located in Livermore, CA. Listening to you is like listening to my breeder. She wont' give the small sizes cuz of health problems in the future.

I have a couple of questions:
1. When do Yorkies stop growing as in getting more pounds or oz? How big do you think my Yorkie will be?
2. What health insurance do you recommend, if you do know of any? I live in California.
3. You mentioned "lifetime guarantee".. what do you mean by that? I haven't signed contract with my breeder yet, but she mentioned that if for any reason I don't want the dog in the future (no matter how old), I need to return it back to her. She does not want the little one go to someone that she does not know or end up in a shelter. But she hasn't mentioned to me anything about if my Yorkie gets sick (genetics) what would she do. Anyway, I just don't think I will have the heart to give my baby up if she gets illed for any reason. I consider my Yorkie like if it was my child and how would I give my child back in case of illness? I think I would just deal with it. Q: How should I ask about this "lifetime guarantee" without hurting my breeders feelings?  I could see that she adores her dogs and before me seeing all the puppies she asked me to refrain from saying: "Oh I don't like this one", or "this is not as cute". She said I would hurt her feelings. Anyway, when I saw them all were as CUTE as a button, it was hard for me to pick which one. There were three puppies. Only one seemed a lot chunkier for his age.
4. She also said for me to pick the one that was more "showee" as in "look at me".. since they all were bouncing off the wall, not shy at all and full in affection. So I was fine on that side. So I picked the 2.5 pound, and had longer legs than the other. She told me that she likes better a Yorkie with longer legs than the short ones.. Does this make any difference to you? Also picked the one that had more gold on her face. Any insight on what should I have picked? The other Yorkie was same side but slightly shorter legs, and less apricot color on her face.
5. She also mentioned that girls when full grown aren't as cute as boys would.. Is this true?
6. You were right when you mentioned that reputable owners will keep the "Show Dogs".. she only sells the pet dogs..They should be as cute.
7. She is charging me 1,800.. Is it reasonable price for it? Well, I already want the dog so I don't care if I have to pay more... but set price is 1,800. She mentioned that show dogs go over 2K and can go up to 5K..

It is amazing after all you have said and info I have read, people still keep wanting the UNDERSIZED Yorkies.

I hope to hear back from you,
Raiza

 

Answer by Fionarp
Submitted on 7/18/2004
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I live in Texas and i cannot find a breeder of a Teacup Yorkies that sells them for a resonable price so if you have any info on any breeders will you please email me at fionarp@aol.com with phone #s, email addresses, adresses, or anything i would love it!!  Thank you!

 

Answer by Cookie
Submitted on 8/3/2004
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I noticed that my 4 month old Yorkie has a bad odor coming from his right ear. It smells like sour cheese? I noticed first that his right ear was not as straight and was slightly tilted. I had given him a bath and he smelled so good. Well he was scratching his right ear and at that moment I noticed a bad odor . I checked his left ear and it smelled like nothing but his right ear almost made me gag. I just took him to the vet on Saturday too!He got his Rabies and Coronova? He is already on antibiotics for Kennel Cough. It's almost completely cleared up. His ear is not dirty,there is NO discharge and I dont see any mites in there.He scratches it a lot and Ive seen him shake his head . I cant afford to go right back to the vet and pay for a office visit plus drops for the ear. Is there anything I could buy him at a Pet Supply store or Walmart?? If it is an infection, shouldnt the Clavamox (amoxcilin) clear it up?
Genie

 

Answer by Maya
Submitted on 8/3/2004
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Hi Li and everyone:

     Here I am in this bulletin again.  My dog was spayed about 10 days ago.  She is now 9 days short of 8 months old and weighs 4 lbs.  I don't know how much bigger she will get.  The vet pulled her 4 canine baby teeth off and told me all her other baby teeth have fell off themselves and that she has had all her adult teeth.
     I had to trim some of her ear hair as her ears went down the day after her operation but they are both up now and she  has come back to her normal self again.
     Following Li's advice I asked the vet to use Isofluorine gas to put my dog to sleep for the operation.  The vet also used self-dissolving suture for the inside incision and glue for the outside incision.  The incision has healed beautifully.
     Li, you are right about the way some of the yorkies grow.  I thought my dog would be between 3 - 3 1/2 lbs when full grown based on the weight when she was between 3-5 months old.  However, she grew up very fast after she was about 5-6 months old.
     She is a real darling.  The hair on her head has gradually become very light gray, almost white, but her body hair is still black and her face and leg hair is still brown.  Maya

 

Answer by Lali
Submitted on 8/5/2004
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I just got a mini yorkie thats also half bijon friese(I cant pronounce it either LOL)Whered you get it it for 1500? that was total ripoff, ours was 200$. I really hope they aren't as hard to housetrain  as you're all saying.

 

Answer by flowergirl
Submitted on 8/7/2004
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I am in WI and would like a little yorkie, does not have to be "tiny" but I would like one under 6". I have fallen in love with the little guys and want a baby I can easily take with me when I go to work. I am having trouble finding a breeder in my area and do not want to spend more than $1000. I only want a pet, not a breeder or a showdog... thanks
flowers01@charter.net    

 

Answer by MishaYorkie
Submitted on 8/11/2004
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I have a question, my boyfriend just bought me a "tiny" yorkie from what he said was a very reputable breeder, but now I am paranoid as can be about all these health problems Im reading about. She is about 7 wks old and approx 1 1/2 lbs. I have a tube of some brown sugar stuff that I am giving her every day off of my finger according to the breeder. She is literally the most beautiful thing I've ever seen but Im so scared shes gonna have problems. Is there anything I can do to basically prevent as much as I can? and the breeder gave me a small bag of some food that is specifically for mini yorkies but it says "adult" on the bag, should that be ok? Thank you.

 

Answer by Amy
Submitted on 8/18/2004
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Li, can you email me at ahilburger@hotmail.com, I would like to get from you or someone you trust. You are so respectable.

 

Answer by Armando71
Submitted on 8/18/2004
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I live in southern California and I am currently looking for a tea cup yorkie for my daughter.  I can't afford to pay more than $500 for one.  If you have any information on where I can find one please E-mail me at: armando71@verizon.net

 

Answer by lauradora
Submitted on 8/20/2004
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hey, i got a yorkie, hes 10 pounds,  so hes a lot bigger than the ones you talk about on here, but he still looks tiny to me. lol. anyway i read some thing about health insurance on a dog. lol whats that about?

 

Answer by vernie
Submitted on 8/24/2004
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well i never herd of one but i think there
real

 

Answer by GW
Submitted on 8/26/2004
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Do you guys want to hear something funny? I had just called a local breeder in Alta Loma, CA called Luv N Stuff. She denied me a yorkie because I have a 5 and 7 year old. Can you believe that? she is forming an opinion on the quality of my home because of the age of my children. What an Idiot! I have raised my children to be well behaved and respectful. We are animal lovers and we are all very gentle with animals. Some people.....

 

Answer by victoria
Submitted on 9/8/2004
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iam looking for yorkie that wont get no bigger then 4#, but i can only pay 500 if anyone knows anyone please contact me at fendigurl21@aol.com iam dieing for one

 

Answer by bluj1029
Submitted on 9/20/2004
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Yes I have heard of mini Yorkies and I know someone who bought a male for $400. I am looking for a female for $400.

 

Answer by 2Die4
Submitted on 9/23/2004
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I had a male yorkie named Gyzmo for 7 years and he slipped out the door when I was in Destin FL in May so my plea is that if you know anyone that found a yorkie in Destin in May 2004 please have them e-mail me 2dei4.mc@charter.net
He was my buddy and had on a blue harness with tags, however I had recently moved and the number on the tags were incorrect. I still miss him today and will miss him forever. I paid 350.00 for him and he weighed 6.5lbs.

I called the breeder to get another one and she now sells her puppies for 800.00. A little more than I wanted to spend.
I ended up getting a baby though. After reading the posting I was concerned that the lady sold me the puppy at 5 weeks old and he weighed 1.3lbs. I paid 500.00 for him. He's a doll and I may have gotten lucky because he is health and I have taken good care of him. He couldn't even eat hard food when I got him, it had to be mashed with water. He is 13 weeks old now and weighs maybe 2lbs.
My only problem is that his ears don't stand up. Does anyone know if this is normal?
I have read online on how to tape the ears and done that to my last yorkie, however the new baby's ears don't stand up at all. Yorkie's are the best pets in the world. I considered a Chihuahua but just couldn't do it. My love is Yorkies. My baby's name is Harlee; registered as (Mona's Harlee Man)
I wish all that is looking for a yorkie finds one. Size doesn't matter. Their like kids as long as they are healthy that is all that matters.

 

Answer by Annette Moore
Submitted on 9/23/2004
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I like to find a small Yorkie, around $400to $600.00 I live in central Illinois. Does anyone know of a breeder. Thanks

 

Answer by Brook
Submitted on 9/26/2004
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I just purchased a teacup yorkie who is 13oz at 10 weeks. He is a doll, but I was wondering if anyone has any good pottie training tips? At 16 weeks he will start obediences classes but until then I need a little insight in the pottie training department. I purchased my yorkie from a breeder in Ky and the cost was $425.00, I was shocked to fine a very small yorkie that cheap. I had priced them from 600.00 to 7,000 on the web. He is AKC and CKC registered. I suggest looking for one in the KY area if you want a very good price.

 

Answer by xMaggiex
Submitted on 9/28/2004
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Please help me find a cute male 4lb. yorkie in california.  It has been tough since most of them are selling for 1000-2000 dollars.  I have a limited budget so please help me!

 

Answer by Tran
Submitted on 10/5/2004
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I'm looking for a male yorkie full grown or puppies. I'm looking for a male yorkie that is around 5 pound or less. Price must be reasonable. Please contact me at Dreamingoftaylor@hotmail.com. or at 773-386-1983. I live in Chicago.

 

Answer by mightymitedoggr
Submitted on 10/7/2004
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Observation here, there are terms being thrown around.

The ONLY correct term to use to describe a Yorkshire Terrier is "Toy." All Yorkies, regardless of whether they are 15 pounds (and yes, they can get that big) or 2 pounds (and yes, they can get that small) are TOYS.  That's it. There's no "mini"; "standard"; "teacup"; "miniature,"; "doll face,"; or any other marketing term they can dream up.  

Sunshyn did a wonderful job explaining.  There is only one Yokshire Terrier.  The breed standard says that it is a "fault" for a Yorkie to be over seven pounds. That is the only size requirement set by the American Kennel Club Yorkshire Terrier Standard.  To see the standard, go to http://www.akc.org and click on the link "breeds."  Look under "toy group" and you will see ALL the breeds that are classified as Toys (there is no "Teacup" group). Yorkies are among them.

 

Answer by Krista
Submitted on 10/14/2004
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Looking for a smaller yorkie could be mixeed with Pom.  Needs to be a reasonable price.

please let me know if anyone knows of a good breeder near Chicago

Jimmysmom03@hotmail.com

Thanks

 

Answer by momlise
Submitted on 10/14/2004
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Dear everyone who reads this....My name is Lisa Miller, I live in Sioux City Ia.  I have decided to become a breeder of Yorkies.  I have been interested in this for a long time.  I have studied and read tons of information, and before I did anything, I made sure I had a great Vet to take my dogs to, one that knows the breed, and is caring.  I purchased my first Yorkie, 2 years ago, he is a Tiny Yorkie, and he weighs 4 lbs soppin' wet!!  HE is AWESOME!!  I love him so much, he has made my life complete!  I purchased my female over a year ago, and she was bigger, but then, kept growing!  She tops out at 9lbs, but is just darling!  She gave birth to 5 HEALTHY precious little babies in Sept.  The babies are 7 weeks old, and I have found wonderful adoptive parents to take everyone....except the runt, and I am keeping her,.  I decided to sell my Yorkies at a fair price, and I sold my girl for $600 and the 3 boys for $500.  They are 2.1/4 lbs now, and I expect and pray that they get to be around standard size.  I haven't had any health problems with my boy Snooky,,even though he is little, and Gwenni, my girl, is as healthy as a horse!  I will breed them again, in 6 mos.  Gwenni is a perfect momma, and she did so well, I am so proud of her, and the Snook dawg, he is a beautiful stud!!  If any one is interested in a Standard HEALTHY Yorkie out there, you can contact me, I will put you on a waiting list,,,,,ps. I don't SHIP my babies, you have to come and gettum, and I will expect to know some about you, before I just hand my precious little ones off.  The people that are going to adopt my sweeties, make for the utmost in parents for them.  I will not sell to BROKERS either.  Thank you for such a informative website.  My email address is Momlise66@msn.com  GOD BLESS and JOY!  Sincerely, Lisa.

 

Answer by dolce
Submitted on 10/16/2004
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Is a male more difficult to train than a female, or is there little to no difference, in temperment and training according to sex. I'd really like someones opinion because I'm having a hard time deciding which sex to get. Thank you

 

Answer by amanda230464
Submitted on 10/17/2004
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Hey...
I live in Missouri and I have wanted a Yorkie for ages.  My parents said they would get me one for Christmas, but they're not really OK with paying more than about 300 dollars.  I don't need it to be tiny, just healthy and happy.  I grew up with many animals and now that I'm out on my own I want one of my own.  If anyone has ANYTHING that could help me that would be great!  Because I'm starting to believe that I won't be able to find one for a reasonable price.

 

Answer by amandas/ yorkie tink(Tinkerbell)
Submitted on 10/24/2004
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Hi! My name is Amanda I have a year and a half old "Tiny" Yorkshire Terrier, she weighs 2lbs. She is the best thing that has ever happened to me and my family. She is our first but definetly not our last tiny yorkie. The woman I got her from lives in a small town in Colorado, and has raised yorkies for over 35 years, so Im sure she could inform quite a few people on  dos and donts when it comes to yorkies. She does not breed just tiny yorkies though, her yorkies range in size from 2 to probably 7 lbs. She doesnt advertise her puppies on the internet and rarely even needs to advertise because of word of mouth of all her happy yorkie buyers from the past. She raises these dogs right out of her immaculate home, she does not have a large kennel like some so each and every one of her babies average size or "Tiny" gets all the love and attention it needs. I cant even tell you how many people just go ga ga over tiny yorkies they are absolutey adorable, I cannot even take Tinkerbell anywhere without everyone asking where I got her because they would love to have one. Also one thing I think quite a few people would agree with me on, not just anybody can acquire the funds to purchase a yorkie of any size. Whether or not they are used for show you usually cannot find a yorkie for less that $900 and range up to $4000 for a pet quality yorkie, because not everybody that buys a yorkie wants to show them just because they are Yorkies. Everyone has there own opinion of what they know about Yorkies and what they DONT know about yorkies. Tiny, Teacup or miniature yorkies do exist whatever you prefer to call them they are out there and whether or not some breeders approve of them people like me are everywhere and ready to pay thousands if necessary to own one. Really also I must mention what is wrong with internet web sites advertising their puppies that are for sale,does that really degrade them in the breeder industry. I know of a very reputable web site actually called Diva Pup,that sells what they refer to as Micro-mini Yorkies that are not advertised as show quality yorkies and sell for thousands,Micro-mini Yorkies? (HA) who knew?  Ta Ta For Now Amanda!

 

Answer by Sheba
Submitted on 11/5/2004
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Please Please Listen to these breeders!!  They know what they are talking about!!  I also wanted a "teacup", but couldn't afford the outrageous prices I was finding.  I finally found AKC registered "teacup" yorkies for $400.  Instead of asking the million questions I should have asked - I jumped at the price.  I drove 12 hours round trip and thought I got what I paid for.  Boy was I wrong.  After 2 vet visits, my vet found a heart murmur.  He explained that with ANY "toy" sized breed,  a murmur can be common!!  Sometimes they might not be life threatening, but so much could go wrong with their tiny little hearts.  However, this was not the case for my little Pippin.  After 2 weeks of observation, the murmur kept getting worse.  Now it was up to me.  I could take him to have an echo-cardiogram to see if he could be helped or I could have him put down or I could watch him slowly die.  I chose to try to help my baby (that's what they are!)  I took him to a specialist. He was diagnosed with PDA(Patent Ductus Arteriosis), which is primarily a GENETIC disease.  He would have to have heart surgery immediately to survive.  Even the surgery was so dangerous, he didn't have much of a chance.  I cried for days!  I was lucky because I just happened to live 4 hours away from an awesome surgical vet. To make a very long story short, after 3 days of sitting alone in a motel, praying my puppy survived- Pippin is alive & well - he has 2 terrible scars(one is approx 5-6 inches long) but we hope his heart problems are over.  I love my baby, but I do know if I had taken the time to research the breeder, AND THE BREED, I would have waited....  The money I tried to "save" , well, let's just say I have spent close to $5,000 in medical bills, not to mention the gas, time, and tears I used!!  I hope NO One ever has to be faced with the problems I've encountered...  don't be afraid you might "hurt the breeders feelings"  You are putting out a lot of money, you have every right to question the breeder about their conduct and their ethics, not to mention health guarantees!  I was not given any guarantee of health, except she would exchange the puppy for a new one.... that sounds OK except....  could you really give back a puppy you've bonded with?  Or trust that nothing would be wrong with the new puppy?  Final comment -the breeder told me there was no way my "teacup" yorkie would get bigger than 5lbs - my "teacup" yorkie is 8 months old now - - he weighs 7 lbs and he's not fat!!  Please heed the warnings about these tiny dogs - of any breed - they are "special-needs" dogs!!

 

Answer by Pat
Submitted on 11/8/2004
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The tiny yorkies under 3 lbs are so expensive because they are often born by c-section. They only have maybe 1 or 2 puppies. You are lucky if you get more then 2 with a tiny yorkie. The puppies get very stressed at weaning time and may not want to eat puppy food and will get low blood sugar and could die if the breeder is not experienced enough to know this. The tiny puppies have to be kept very warm and not stressed at all until they are ready to go to their new home. They should not be shipped or sold to people with small children as they are fragile as young puppies. I used to breed the tinies 10 years ago. I do not breed now but own a 2 lb male and two 3 lb females. When I did breed I had to keep the puppies close to me in my bedroom to keep an eye on them. They are not the easiest and not the most profitable breed of dog to raise. <y granddaughter picked up my little male yorkie when they were over for a visit. Before I could take it from her she threw him across the room. My neighbors child who is 7 picked him up in my yard on day and he jumped out of her arms because he did not want to be held. Both times he injured his leg. I put them in the bedroom when I get company with kids now because kids will be kids and you cannot be too careful. Any animal that is expensive (there is a reason)

 

Answer by Rockie
Submitted on 11/16/2004
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Li makes very good sense.  These folks who are wanting very tiny Yorkies are in for heartbreak when their little babies "crash" and they stand by and can't do anything for them. Far better to have a larger, healthier child than to lose one like this.  Shame on anyone who would breed these teeny, tiny little ones!

 

Answer by Tammy
Submitted on 11/17/2004
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I live in Chicago IL and am interested in adopting a young female toy yorkie.

Please email me tammarwich@yahoo.com to provide me with a reputable breeder to buy from.  Looking to spend $500 or under only.

Thank you.

 

Answer by R_U_Ignorant?
Submitted on 11/20/2004
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There are no, I said NO, Teacup Yorkies as breeders would have you beleive. All Yorkies should be small with the breed standard being less than 7 Lbs. If yours is less, even much less, it is just a small Yorkie, nothing else. I have a Female Engish Mastiff that is only 130lbs, this is very small for the breed but she is not a Teacup, Toy, or any other silly name just to make more money with. She is just small.

 

Answer by YoRkiE fReAk
Submitted on 11/21/2004
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do u know where i can get a yorkie terrier from a low cost in either Mississippi or Florida or somewhere in between?

 

Answer by carolyn az
Submitted on 12/19/2004
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Li how can I get in touch with you.. what is your email and -phone and address.. You sound to be  a very caring breeder..
Thanks

 

Answer by JENNY
Submitted on 12/19/2004
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Li,
Hi,I see you have plenty of knowledge of yorkies, and it's great how you help people with your knowledge in answers! I got a hold of this site a little too late!!!!! I've had my fair share of bad exp.w/a petshop in the poconos!!! I paid $1600.00 said to be a teacup yorkie that would weigh up to 31/2lbs full grown,micro chipped,1yr.guarentee,papers,etc.they made everything sound sooooo sweet!!!Well, when i went to see her,she was sooo tiny & adorable!They told me i could take her home in 1-2 wks because she was just shipped and they wanted to make sure she would be fine being she was just shipped they said it would be to much change too fast! It made sense at the time so I paid her in full,so then all I would have to do was pick her up later on.Well when the time,mind you I was calling at least 3-4x a week to check on her ...they said she was just starting to eat on her own at 2 1/2 mon? they said this sometimes happends in small pups, give 1 more wk.I was patient in the best interest of the pup!Then a wk later,they said she cought brichitus/kennel cough, the vet gave pup atibiotics injections and some droper of antbiotics to take home. Said to wait 1-3 wks to take home. I was feurious at this point! I felt it was one excuse after another
so I asked him for a refund.... no money back all sales are final.....Well at this point we asked to care for the puppy ourselves with him provideing the meds, he then agreed to do so. I took the puppy home being that he said he was taking the puppy back and forth home/petshop to care for it.I figured if it would be in a warm environment all the time,she would get better, being it was Nov. a cold month ,she was only 2.8lbs at this point . Well I cared for her and kept them posted on the pup and she was very playful and I had started her on vitamins and SHE ATE her share for sure but a month later she was still hacking in the morn and night!My pet trainer, ...i have 2 other dogs chihuahua and pomeranian both 4lbs 1-1 1/2yr old...advised me w/ the puppy law w/ petshops and I did my study and returned the pup and they agreed to renburse my $1600- once the pup was resold!? Upsetting for the next buyer and for me, having to wait to get reinbursed! they say the puppy stopped hacking 3 days after i took her back??? Hard to believe!? But who knows but the LORD!
Im still waiting for a refund,they said it should sell the week of x-mas. I have all receipts,including the return of the pup w/fullrefund upon sale of pup! Whats your advise on taking court action, if he does not sell the dog the week of x-mas? Meanwhile I have purchased a Male Yorkie born 7-2-04 weighing 2.6lbs $1400. Will be shipped from MO. on the 12-23-04,reading this site has me scared because of how small he is! The breeder said his dad is almost 4lbs,and mother 4lbs...I have pictiures but I'm nurvious now after reading the web. Any advise on both subjects???? I just hope everything comes out healthy like my other 2 four pd. doggies.They are in purfect health!!! GOD BLESS!and many thanks:
                   Jenny
PS:TO ALL:BEWARE OF PETSHOPS!AND GOOD LUCK!!!

 

Answer by cab1021
Submitted on 12/31/2004
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I'm looking for a yorkie breeder around Colorado Springs, CO. If u could please email me at stroodlenoodle537@hotmail.com that would be great. Thanks.

 

Answer by janie
Submitted on 1/9/2005
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I purchased a yorky 2 months ago, she is now 4 months old and weighs l 1/2 pounds.  I had no idea I was purchasing such a small dog and would have preferred a 4 lb yorky.  There is constant stress with such a small dog, you worry when they don't eat (she is very picky and I have to keep changing her food to get her to eat). She was eating the premium food, but won't eat it now, the latest food she will eat is Mighty Dog - but this too may soon grow  old.  She did not gain any weight at her last check up (l month prior) and the vet has had me add a teaspoon of butter to her food. Has anyone heard of this?  Also, he said her scull had not completely closed,(fontanel) but might be due to her small size - has anyone had this happen.  How much should a 4 month l l/2 pound dog eat.  Would appreciate any comments.

 

Answer by Christa
Submitted on 1/13/2005
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Hello, I live in Canada and am looking to purchase a male yorkie who will grow to be approximately 3-5 pounds. I do not want to spend thousands. If anyone knows where I can find one please e-mail me at Crys21@hotmail.com. Thanks!!!

 

Answer by Jen Jen
Submitted on 1/17/2005
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Well all of you people are wrong because there is such thing as a Teacup Yorkie my sister have 1 and i have 2 so how are you going to say that there is no such thing.

    If any questions or comments about what I said AIM me at As16659 thats my dads s/n.

 

Answer by JenJen
Submitted on 1/18/2005
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Jazz & Mom

You are REALLY REALLY wrong. There is such thing called a "TEACUP" and "TINY" yorkies. You want to know how I know well my Uncle is a breader, and I have 2 of them.So really you don know nothing about that. And to all of you people who want a Teacup or a Tiny yorkie for cheap you crazy cause you are not going to get one of those for $550.00 or $1,727.00 Hey they are $2,000 or even more so save your pennies. Of course i got mine of free cause of my uncle.

 

Answer by Mur
Submitted on 1/22/2005
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I want a little yorkie name ruby that is so cute and so small

 

Answer by Char
Submitted on 1/29/2005
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Not all people are wanting a yorkie for show..and who cares if there really is such a thing as a teacup or a toy yorkie...cause ill call it a teacup or a toy if i'd like to...and i do.

 

Answer by Lauren
Submitted on 2/4/2005
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Hi everyone.  I have read all of your posts and I'm interested to know where a few of you are finding "teacup" (i know there is no such thing) yorkies at such reasonable prices.  I have been looking all over for one and all the ones I'm finding are from $1000-$2500.  Like you I think thoses prices are a little high so if you could please post some information about where you got them or e-mail me at LaurEspo2000@hotmail.com.  Thank You SOOO Much!  

 

Answer by liar
Submitted on 2/13/2005
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excuse you  their is such a thing as a teacup Yorkshire terrier, & i got mine for 12,234 dollars and she is the cutest thing ever any comment?

 

Answer by Donna
Submitted on 2/19/2005
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To all of you want-to-be yorkie parents.  I was just like you.  I wanted a yorkie so bad I could hardly stand it.  I now have an adorable 3.6 pounder named Gizmo.  Who is healthy, happy and onery as can be !!!  He gives my 10 pd dog a run for her money !  I only paid $350.00 for my baby.  I found the perfect site.  There are lots of sites on the internet (I've probably looked at all of them and the breeders want to retire on the cost of one dog) THE BEST ONE is puppyfind.com  you can join for about $6.00 (and you NEED to join)  The ones you can't see unless you join, are the ones you can afford. They are just as cute and healthy as the others, their owners just sell for much less, so they don't pay the extra for a full listing. The listings go on and on and on etc.  Be patient and go through them until you find one you can afford.  That's what I did !!!  If your like me, you probably have more time (for looking) than money (for buying).  If you go to the site and take the time to go through the listings I can almost 'guarantee' you will find what you are looking for.

 

Answer by trin
Submitted on 2/19/2005
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Li, i wish i had a way to contact u before my beloved Malachi died. i have learned so much from your responses about yorkies. i have a new baby Trinity. What is the best food to feed yorkies. Trinity will be 2 yrs. old July 4th. His breath is bad from the food he eats/ Hills lamb and rice. any suggestion? He is in good health so far.

 

Answer by Florida
Submitted on 3/1/2005
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I have read just about every one of these replies and I highly suggest not getting a "teacup" yorkie. They are very small yes, and they are cute yes, but have you really thought about the risks that you are taking? You could easily step on one of the little guys and break one of their bones because they are so fragile. They could get hit by a car without someone even noticing. Teacup yorkies are just another name for small, unhealthy yorkies. They develop heart problems very easily, and their immune system can shut down suddenly because they are so small and weak and cannot fight off disease as well. Most of the time you will see people selling one "Teacup" Yorkie because it was one unhealthy puppy in the bunch that survived. Do not let people scam you and make you think that you're getting just a smaller version of the regular sized yorkie because that is not the case. If you honestly want a teacup yorkie be prepared to pay up to 5000 dollars for one as well as all of the veterinary bills because of their frequent health problems. Breeding miniatures of an already miniature dog is wrong to me, and should be stopped. If you buy a teacup yorkie and the poor thing dies before it hits 5 then shame on you when you could have adopted a lovely shelter dog for much much less.

 

Answer by maui
Submitted on 3/9/2005
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Hello, Li are u still here?? What is the best pet for my 4 month baby? is a yorkie a perfect candidate? hope you still come here..

 

Answer by Nikki
Submitted on 3/10/2005
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I Would like to know if because my yorkie is nine pounds, does that mean that she is a mixed breed dog. She was 850.00 and the breeder stated that both of the dogs were full yorkie and I have paperwork on her.

 

Answer by *doggy lover*
Submitted on 3/22/2005
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does anyone have a little, tiny yorkie for under 800 dollars??i prefer a boy, WITHOUT ANY TAPPED EARS OR DOTTED TAIL.i would like to get a dog near west chester, so i dont have to drive long. I am probobly the youngest one on this website, but i have been begging my mom for a dog since i was six and finally, she budged. So i have waited this long please ! help me!

 

Answer by lyss
Submitted on 4/1/2005
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i wish my prents would buy me a yorkie but they wont, i would really like one but they say it cost like 500 a year to keep them is that really true?>

 

Answer by Mike
Submitted on 4/2/2005
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I am located in Chicago and looking for a MALE YORKI pup with all papers, shots, vet checked , AKC, and one is loving and active and playful , Let me know email me where I can get one from a reputabable breeder my email is mehult99@yahoo.com I am located in Schaumburg,IL.  Thank you!

 

Answer by aly
Submitted on 4/2/2005
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I wanted a "teacup yorkie" very badly when I saw a very tiny yorkie at a show.  With what I have been reading it may not be a very good idea to get one that small.  I have two other dogs which are rather large but they are getting old and one is at the time that she should probably be put down.  If someone could tell me where to get a yorkie in good health (size no matter) please let me know.  I like them when they have the long hair and the little bow on top *so cute*

 

Answer by diorgirly978
Submitted on 4/11/2005
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I just bought a male yorkie yesterday. He's 3 months old and 2lbs. Is this a healthy weight? How much will he weigh full grown?

 

Answer by Tanya
Submitted on 4/21/2005
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I have a precious yorkie who is 22 months old and weighs 2#.  He has had no health problems until 2 weeks ago.  He jumped off the couch (which he normally does without problems).  I looked down & saw him lying on his side, not moving, tongue purple, no pulse, no breathing.  His eyes were rolled to back of his head & jaw was locked.  I gave him CPR & rushed to vet.  Then 3 days ago I found him in his crate on his side.  He had lost control of bowels and bladder and was unconscious;  but this time had a heart rate and was breathing.PLEASE don't set yourself up for the pain of getting attached, then learning that their are numerous SERIOUS problems.  I paid $1200.00 for him.  The vet stated that these dogs are NOT meant to be this size!!!! (It increases the incidence of congenital deformities).  PLEASE DON'T LET YOURSELF GET SET UP FOR HURT AND LOSS!  Sincerely Tanya  I'm still taking him for extra tests.  The vet found several abnormalities.  He told me that Samson's condition is guarded.

 

Answer by desiree cruz
Submitted on 4/22/2005
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yes there is such thing as a toy or a miniature.i own 1.he is a toy yorky that is the name because standards grow to be about 7-10 pounds mini grow 2-4 and toy grow 5-7.you can find some at home of the puppies and kittens at queens.43-55 KISSNEA blvd.flushing NEW YORK 1135. that store is the best they only have purebred dogs NO MUTTS.they even give you a folder for proof that your dog is not a mutt.

 

Answer by Susan
Submitted on 4/25/2005
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I live in PA and I have been having a hard time trying to find a teacup yorkie at the right price. I need something under $700. Cuase there are ones out there for about 1,900 which is crazy, please help, e-mail susanlmccabe@hotmail.com if you can, I would rEALLY appriccate it.

 

Answer by Penny
Submitted on 5/12/2005
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I just recently purchased a "teacup" yorkie for my birthday. He is such a beauty. Full grown the little guy will weigh in at 4lbs. His name is Monster :-) and I did get him for only $550. In response to the other lady on here that said she paid $1500. That is a standard price for these mini's but with some hard working research you can find a breeder who quotes reasonable prices. The lady I bought mine from wanted $600 but because I did travel a ways for my little baby she was able to settle for $550. So just so ya know those breeders who sell for $1000-1500 are just in it for the money because you can definately find a healthy little baby for cheaper! just thought you might like to know! :-)

 

Answer by ChristyBax
Submitted on 5/19/2005
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My sister-in-law has a yorkie that weighs nine pounds, and he is five months old.  We know he is full blooded because he has papers and all.  However, we were told that he is too big.  Does anyone else have a yorkie this big?

 

Answer by ann de
Submitted on 6/1/2005
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my cousin has a yorkie and i think they are very cute and cudy

 

Answer by Flipart
Submitted on 6/14/2005
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I can't see paying for a dog over 300 dollars anyways...only to have the dog pass on in 7 to 15 years..you want to pay for an animal that could out live you, look no further than a macaw or cockatoo. A dog for 1,000plus..ridiculous.

 

Answer by SHAYLA
Submitted on 7/4/2005
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Hello I am buying a "toy" Yorkie.  Its about 4 pounds.  From what I know they have their shots. But what else should I know before buying one.  

 

Answer by cher
Submitted on 7/14/2005
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Why do people still keep asking/wanting "Teacup yorkies?" Let's break it down simply! It's a bad idea to get one so small and if someone sells you one they don't have anyone's best interest in mind, especially the dog. I find it so disturbing how people are so concerned about the price of one. If you get a smaller yorkie, you WILL spend more on vet bills and have to watch it's sugar intake.
With any pet you end up paying allot more in CARE for it than it's initial cost. Good breeders spend more in time, shots, care, other supplies, etc that far exceeds the price of the dog. A puppy mill is more concerned about profit than anything else. It is best to ask for a picture of the facility the dogs are kept if they will not meet with you. Please try not to support a puppy mill or a broker.

 

Answer by Douglas
Submitted on 8/5/2005
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We have two one smaller AKC registered and are classified as code AKC Toy Yorkie just to clarify.........name Peapod Samson Munson SIR DAME he is 4.5 average weight  Sara Peapod Munson she is about 6.0-7.0 average weight....these are the most loving spirits I have ever seen by your side all the time great watch spirits loyal and very protective though small are like tigers. loveum all! She had two batches of 3/4 and by him and no medical problems with any of them, however there are some cases of diseases being passed on but not with ours.

 

Answer by natasha-lee
Submitted on 8/7/2005
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I have a yorkie that is 2lbs 9oz at 26 weeksh(6 months).  Any ideas when she will stop growing and what her final weight might be? Thanks!

 

Answer by girl
Submitted on 8/8/2005
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yeah are miniature chihuahuas easy to potty train i was just wondering because i wanted to get one

 

Answer by girl
Submitted on 8/8/2005
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yeah are miniature chihuahuas easy to potty train i was just wondering because i wanted to get one

 

Answer by forloveofyorkies
Submitted on 8/17/2005
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If you bought a yorkie from yorkiepup.com, puppymill master himself, Jeff Dane from Dodd City Tx you may or may not have a pure bred yorkie. He is under investigation right now by the AKC for numerous reports of fraudulent records keeping, meaning he will breed an AKC yorkie stud to any female in heat, any breed i.e.: shih tzu, poodle or anything else just to make a buck. He now registers his mutts with ACA he is NOT a reputable breeder. buyer beware!

 

Answer by Lo
Submitted on 8/17/2005
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i want a yorkie poo but my mom said that i had to pay for it myself and all i have is one hundred dollars so if anyone has one that is a puppy still that is willing to go for 100 dollars or less i that would make me so happy!

 

Answer by bngnfc
Submitted on 8/29/2005
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Answer by sheebo
Submitted on 9/6/2005
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I HAVE JUST GOT THE MOST PRECIOUS TINIEST YORKIE THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN.  SHE WAS GIVEN TO ME BY A HURRICANE KATRINA VICTIM.  WHAT KIND OF TREATS DO YOU GIVE YORKIES.  

 

Answer by tracie
Submitted on 9/10/2005
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york terri cost $5000 when there 2 weeks
$1400 when there 12 weeks
$1500 when there 7 weeks
  am a dog care i no this self

 

Answer by TG
Submitted on 9/12/2005
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Hello,



I live in Texas. I bought a 4 month old Yorkie 3 weeks ago when a Texas breeder drove to Louisiana to get the dog from her Louisiana Breeder friend. So I bought the dog sight unseen and picked the dog up from the Texas breeder. His fur is totally gone on the bottom part of his body after I have had him for three weeks. And there is no fur under the top coat to fill in. Our puppy now looks like a chemo patient. We are not sure what is wrong with him.



The puppy will come to us when we call him. But he will not let us pick him up without running from us. We canít figure out why he runs from us. We treat the puppy with love and affection. He does not like to be held at all. We paid $1,500 for his puppy and were told from the breeder in Louisiana that he was from a championship breed; however we are not allowed to breed the male dog because he was too small to breed. The puppy is 1 pound and they said that he would only get 2 pounds. When I got him, he had 2 ear infections and a bacteria infection in his ear. I found that out after I took the dog to the vet within a week. I took the dog in to get his last puppy shot, however the vet would not give him the shot because he was sick with the infections. I think we have a major health issue on our hands and canít figure out what it is. Can you help us figure out why a Yorkie would lose his fur totally on his stomach and legs at age 4 months old?



We feed the dog Pro Plan puppy food and bath him with the finest dog products. We called the breeder and she wants to blame the lose of fur on our dog shampoo, even though it was a product that she recommended called Hylite Shampoo. Right! Then the breeder said well it must be the puppy food that you are feeding him. We are feeding him what she fed him. So that canít be the problem. I think I need to find a Yorkie Groomer or Vet in the Dallas area that specializes in small breed Yorkies. Do you know how I can find a specialist? We love the dog despite his quirkiness, but hope that we donít have major health issue on our hands. The only health issue that we were told that the dog had was hypoglycemia. So far we have not seen the dog have that.



Please help.


 

Answer by Liberty
Submitted on 9/12/2005
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I have a 3lb, 4-year-old Yorkie female.  She was 2 oz when she was born.  She has had no health problems at all!  She has great teeth and is the cutest thing in the world.  I also have a friend with a 2-year-old 2lb Yorkie and she has has no health problems as an adult, but did have blood sugar issues as a young pup.  My dog had no blood sugar issues at all.  She is so healthy as were all her siblings and cousins.  Her mother was 4lbs and her father was 3.5lbs.  You can judge how small a Yorkie will be by multiplying their weight at 8 weeks by about 2.5

 

Answer by kellierichkids
Submitted on 9/12/2005
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i have a 2.5 lb yorkie she is aw some she is 9 mos. i was wandering when do they usually go it to heat.she is full blooded but not registered. the lady i got her from is aw-some i only paid 300.00 for her she is in great health and worth every penny

 

Answer by Maddox
Submitted on 9/21/2005
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My yorkie is 13 weeks old and is 1lb 7oz.  How big do you think he will be?

 

Answer by isa
Submitted on 9/28/2005
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yes they do exist... i have one!!!! she's a female and she weighs just a little over one pound.  her name is elle, yes they are expensive.  $1400.

 

Answer by melody
Submitted on 10/5/2005
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i have a German Sheperd he is swollen but has no pain so they are ok but only if you take care of them my German Sheperd also has a kidney problem and if he is fine he won't have to pass away but if you need any answers ask me at melody_chez@yahoo.com.  

 

Answer by melody
Submitted on 10/5/2005
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i am from Texas he is 14yrs old.
               I have a German Sheperd he is swollen but has no pain so they are Ok but only if you take care of them my German Sheperd also has a kidney problem and if he is fine he won't have to pass away but if you need any answers ask me at melody_chez@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Bianca
Submitted on 10/6/2005
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I have a teacup yorkie, when we received him February 05 he was 3 months old and extremely tiny- 1.4 lbs 6 oz, when dogs enter our home they get spoiled now he is full grown and a healthy 4 lbs. hes going to be a year old on November 17 of 2005 we bought him for 800 dollars from a breeder in Missouri she was registered on puppyfind.com and we got charged 150 air fare and it was worth it. he has had a little trouble. hes very stubborn he is neutered but still urinates on everything and has a new habit of chewing expensive shoes.

 

Answer by teresa
Submitted on 10/23/2005
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i would like to know when a yorkie stop growing how old

 

Answer by buddy boy
Submitted on 10/27/2005
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I was just wandering if you guys new of any breeders in Colorado, that charge $1,000 or less?

 

Answer by Alex
Submitted on 10/28/2005
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Yes, there are such things as miniature and teacup yorkies. Im a yorkie fanatic. I have 4 yorkies, a bareface yorkie, a teacup yorkie, a standard yorkie( they're rather big,  about 7-13lbs)and a teddy bear yorkie.
they're rather expensive,for the puppies they're anywhere between 100 and 800 dollars. the teacup yorkies are the most expensive they're about 7000 dollars, the puppies.

 

Answer by Mom2B&B
Submitted on 10/29/2005
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I live in Missouri and Yorkies here are much cheaper than what is advertised on the internet and the prices being quoted on this board.  I have a pair of Yorkies, Binky and Barkley, who I bought nearby.  When looking for a Yorkie we went to a breeder and as soon as we pulled into the driveway, my husband and I looked at each other and said, "Puppy Mill!".  Needless to say when I saw my precious Barkley I couldn't leave him there.  Luckily, he is as healthy as can be.  My little Binky, was an odd little duck, she's what they call a "wooly coat", her hair is somewhat curly.  She came from another breeder.  She's my live-wire, we think she should be taking prozac! lol  I paid $500 for Binky and $575 for Barkley.  Both are AKC registered.  Barkley weighs approx. 4.5 lbs and Binky weighs approx 6 lbs.  At the moment I have 2 little babies that are 7 weeks old.  One male and one female.  My darling little female, Minnie, has seizures so she'll continue to live with me, this way I can be assured that she will receive the proper care she needs.  As I'm typing this, she is curled up in my lap wrapped in her baby blanket.  I do not register my puppies, as I rarely sell one.  I truly believe that some people in this world need a furbaby companion and can't always afford one.  I have given mine to elderly people and donated one to our local Group Home (which houses both mentally and physically challenged individuals).  But I am always sure of the home they are going to before I give one away.  I have only sold 1 of my furbabies and it was for a nominal fee, mostly to cover my expenses and to someone I know personally.  
  I have read this entire thread on Yorkies and I find some of the information in complete conflict with my own experiences.
   My Grand-baby is 13 months old and both my dogs absolutely LOVE her!  Never a growl, a bark, or a nip!
  My dogs eat only dog food and dog treats, with the exception of raw baby carrots.  They absolutely love them, I can tell them to line up for a treat and they'll beat me to the refrigerator.
  And yes... they require a very scheduled grooming routine.  They are very high maintenance dogs.  If you don't spend a lot of time at home, you definitely don't need a Yorkie.
  I have found a wonderful way of minimizing their space to run when I have to leave home for a while, I simply keep them in a baby's play pen.  This is a fantastic place to keep them for a few hours, as mine tend to tear the place up when I leave.  I think they are aggravated because they can't go everywhere with me.
  I do not use leashes on my dogs, nor do I put on collars.  I have had bad experiences with both on these small dogs.
  My puppies do not come out "teacup"... a Yorkie is a Yorkie... some are larger than others.  One of my pups from a past litter weighs about 8 lbs and is still just as cute as the smaller ones.  If you love them, size does not matter!  There ARE NO "TEACUP" Yorkies... only standard size Yorkies.  Like I said, some are small, some are larger.  There seems to be more of a demand for smaller Yorkies, therefore breeders are charging a higher price for them and calling them teacup.
  Females and Males are both adorable.  I personally cannot tell that females are generally uglier than males.  
  And last but not least, when a Yorkie is full grown, it looks very little like it did at 8 or 12 weeks old.  They change their color until about 1.5 years old.  My Barkley has a lot of silver on him, and Binky has more of a golden hue to her.

 

Answer by Tina
Submitted on 10/29/2005
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I live in Southern California and would like to purchase an adult mini yorkie. Any leads? Now, I've never seen one, however, I was told that they also come in white. Is this true?

 

Answer by Melody
Submitted on 10/30/2005
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I just bought the cutest teacup yorkie. And it was a great experience. She was $1500 and worth every penny, and thats alot of pennies.
I bought from Jon and Jimmie jonrascoe@yahoo.com
They are great people, they saved her for us with only a $50 deposit. I also worked with Robert at
honeysuckle-ridge-kennel@hotmail.com He was great, sent us lots of pics and emailed me daily to let me know what he had available. I highly recommend these two breeders. Email them.

 

Answer by CarenK
Submitted on 10/31/2005
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Hi, I live in Missouri. I try to find a small yorkie about 3 or 4 lbs full growth for low price around $200-$300. If you all know any breeder around, Please e-mail me at carenkwok@hotmail.com. Thank You for helping.

 

Answer by tilly's momma
Submitted on 11/2/2005
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Lovemybaby, I was just wondering if the puppy you got from Jeff Dane(yorkiepup.com) was AKC registered, as he has the worst reputation for mix breeding his yorkies to anything for example Chihuahuas. I know for a fact that he is being investigated by the AKC for fraudulent record keeping, meaning if you buy a dog from him there's no telling what you'll get

 

Answer by i_need_a_teacup
Submitted on 11/13/2005
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Hi, im looking for a "teacup" yorkie that DOESN'T cost $1000 or more. In the range of $300-$550. Also in the area of Rocheter,NY. Desperatley wanting a puppie if anyone knows or is a breeder please e-mail me at iheartsoftball14@yahoo.com

-Thanks Plenty

 

Answer by Marie V.
Submitted on 11/15/2005
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I live in Manteca, California and I'd like to know where I could get a yorkie near my home for under $400.00. I want one really bad! Please help.

 

Answer by AMIRANDA
Submitted on 11/25/2005
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I HAVE A A 6 MONTH OLD MALE YORKIE, 5# AND HE IS TEETHING, HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT, BEFORE HAVING A VET PULL THEM??  

 

Answer by Tiffany from St. Louis, Missouri
Submitted on 12/6/2005
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I have a spoiled 1 lb male yorkie.  He is 8 weeks and a terrorizer already.  He bites my shoes, pant legs, his toys, his training pads and everything he sees.  He is soooo active and soooo tiny.  He also tries to hump my leg. He is expected to be around 4 lbs. full grown.  He is my spoiled baby.  Yorkies are so lovable and are the perfect pets.  My baby thinks he is a human baby. He was only $500.  But his love is worth a million.

 

Answer by Yorkie Lover
Submitted on 12/9/2005
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Yorkie's are great dogs to own. Mine is really small,and she only costed $500. I thought that was a pretty good deal. I don't believe in "Teacup" anything,because some dogs just are different sizes,but they all are one breed. A Yorkshire Terrier is a Yorkshire Terrier.So don't let people rip you off with a small Yorkie that costs 1,500 dollars or more.

 

Answer by kaykaydude
Submitted on 12/12/2005
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how do i get my parents 2 buy me a yorkie if they are dog-haters??

 

Answer by kat
Submitted on 12/14/2005
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I really want to get a Yorkie puppy(preferably male). Does anyone have any suggestions where I could purchase an affordable one? I'm a student in Jacksonville, FL.

And is purchasing puppies via internet safe?

Please respond I would really appreciate the help!

 

Answer by i<3YOSHI
Submitted on 12/15/2005
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my yorkie (yoshi) hes about 12 weeks old and weighs 4 pounds how much bigger do u think he will get? His ears seems to be really big and they juss flop down should i cut them and tape them? if anyone knows please e mail me ms.loannguyen@gmail.com thank you im not sure if Li goes on here anymore but if u do please respond to my questions to my email your anwsers to my questions are really apreciated!

 

Answer by kram
Submitted on 12/17/2005
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Does anyone have a female yorkie who i can breed my puppie with

 

Answer by New Jersey
Submitted on 12/21/2005
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HI I AM LOOKING FOR A TEACUP YORKIE, DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND ONE FOR UNDER 1000 DOLLARS ANYWHERE IN THE TRISTATE AREA?

 

Answer by CiCi
Submitted on 12/21/2005
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I just got a toy(miniature) Yorkie.  He is sooo cute.  Should I keep him in the cage most of the day?  Also, should I get him neutered?  I do not want to.

 

Answer by Mari
Submitted on 12/22/2005
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Hello everyone, i'm looking for a small yorkie who will be at the most 3lb. I can't pay so much money for it, so if anyone knows someone in the dallas area please let me know.

 

Answer by L
Submitted on 12/23/2005
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I have done a  lot of research on the yorkie breed and the teacup doesn't exist. This really is just a ploy to add price and interest to an already small breed. The yorkie is not to go over seven pounds so why pay more for an even smaller and very problematic pup. There are serious health problems with "teacup" yorkies. They can die when under euthanasia. There is also a higher risk of the dog being stepped on or tripped over. Please consider this when trying to purchase a "teacup" or rather a runt yorkie. Get a healthy dog please, for your sake and theirs.

 

Answer by victoria
Submitted on 12/27/2005
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I need help finding a teacup  yorkie in califorina. when I look on the internet I cant find good yorkie that is in calforina. if I do find one all the dogs are sold out.  

 

Answer by Mel
Submitted on 1/8/2006
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I own a 2 1/2 pound Yorkie male. I paid a lot of money for him. All you people out there complaining, thinking that it's insane to pay a large amount of money for a dog, especially a very tiny dog - should probably consider a different breed or save up your money. Part of the reason the TOY dogs are so highly priced is that the breeders know that these dogs need a lot of special care. The breeder also knows if you can afford to fork out $1000.00 to $5000.00 that dog will definitely go to a very good home of constant pampering and get the VET care it needs when problems arise. Not only that, you are paying for bloodlines also the dogs that are very high priced are show quality. To some people these dogs are an investment to add to their breeding collection dogs.  I do have to say from the moment I got my little guy he was sick - I paid $2500.00 for him - He had major intestinal problems - I spent $4000.00 in vet bills. He is a year old now and very healthy and on a healthy diet. Diet is very important to these little dogs. They need the very best high quality food. They need care like a human baby born too early. So if you are complaining about the price of a Yorkie because you can't afford one, then realistically can you afford a vet bill? I guess what I find to be insane is someone complaining that they can't afford to buy a TOY dog, and they can only spend $100.00 in their budget - If that is the case should you really buy a dog at all? Even if the dog doesn't need special care you still have to get all of the dog shots and they are not by any means cheap! The people out there who say Yorkies are hard to potty train are full of it - They are like any other dog - There are potty training guidelines that apply to every dog - CRATE TRAIN!!!! I advise to the people who are having trouble potty training your pet get a crate and also buy book about crate training. I own 4 dogs, one Shih--tzu, Two Laso Apsos, and one Yorkie. I have crate trained all of them and they are better dogs for it! The two Laso Apsos roam the house free now they are 3 years old. The Shih--tzu and Yorkie are still crate training they won't graduate from the crate until they are 2 years old. Crate training is not by any means cruel. I don't like pee and poop in my house and I don't want the dogs chewing on the furniture or my shoes when I'm not home. If you want the dog to respect you, feed him everyday at the same time - Play at the same time - Let them out at the same time. Take them for walks at the same time. Routine is important and socializing too.  

 

Answer by Katie
Submitted on 1/11/2006
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I live in Ohio and I'm saving up for my own toy Yorkie. The problem is we have 3 other Dachshunds by the ages of 2,2, and 9 and I was wondering how Yorkies do with Dachshunds and if it would be okay to go ahead and purchase one.

 

Answer by Katie
Submitted on 1/11/2006
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I'm wanting to a purchase teacup yorkie and I was wondering if www.puppypetite.com was a good place to purchase them from.
if anyone else knows a good place to purchase them from im willing to spend 1000

 

Answer by LKA
Submitted on 1/12/2006
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Looking for a yorkie about 6 months?

 

Answer by alice
Submitted on 1/20/2006
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People trying to purchase a "teacup" Yorkie, Chihuahua, or any other toy breed obviously have not done any research, and therefore you do not deserve to own a dog.  Yorkshires are ALREADY a toy breed, there is no teacup toy.  What's next, people will want a miniature teacup?  "Instead of the unhealthy standards of three pounds, these dogs weigh a pound and a half!  Five thousand dollars, please!"

I mean, seriously.  It's like some of you aren't reading.  Every reputable website (not Geocities pages by some thirteen year old, mind you) will tell you there is no such thing as a "teacup" toy breed and to beware of anyone trying to sell you one.  Even the AKC site says a Yorkie should weigh SEVEN pounds, not three, not twelve.  If you don't think seven pounds is small enough, you have problems.  If you want a tiny dog so badly, get a Chihuahua instead of a Yorkie because they have no hair and therefore look smaller.

My Yorkie weighs about eight and a half pounds, "fat" by AKC standards, so I guess I should throw her in the river and buy another one.  There is no possible way anyone could enjoy an eight pound Yorkie, because we all know if they do not weigh 4.13 lbs, they are useless, unfriendly hairballs deserving of euthanization.

 

Answer by Rena
Submitted on 1/25/2006
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I have a "teacup" yorkshire. My grandparents bought her for me for christmas. She's 1.5lbs and she's 4 1/2 months old. They paid $1800 dollars for her in Waterloo, IL. The breeder is great!! She's very healthy and we haven't had any problems with her so far. There will be another litter in April but the puppy's are estimated to be bigger than the last litter because their parents are bigger, their being sold for $950. I can give you more information if anyone is interested. Also i'mbreeding my dog in about 5 months the vet says it keeps small yorkies healthy and from getting cancer. So if you want to contact me just e-mail me at reno911blueeyes@hotmail.com Kay!

 

Answer by bridge
Submitted on 1/29/2006
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I live in Texas and am currently a full-time college student. I dont have thousands of dollars to spend on a dog. I am looking for a teacup yorkie at a reasonable price. If anyone has any information on where I can buy one, please email me at bridge72485@hotmail.com Thank You!!!

 

Answer by bridge
Submitted on 1/30/2006
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I live in Texas and I am a college student. I dont have enough money to buy a $1000 dog. If anyone knows where I can get a teacup yorkie for less than $1000 please email me bridge72485@hotmail.com I would really appreciate all the help I can get!
Thanks!

 

Answer by EVAZ763
Submitted on 1/31/2006
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Hello. To answer the question. There is no such thing as a miniature, toy, or teacup yorkie. This is just something breeders use to advertise and sell the pups for more. A yorkie can weigh anywhere from 3-7lbs. A 2lb yorkie or less is merely an undeveloped and undersized yorkie. Glad to help! Thanks!

 

Answer by JJLEDOGMAN
Submitted on 2/4/2006
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Teacup dogs, Toy dogs, Miniature dogs.  These terms are used to describe the weight and size of the dog being bred.  Long ago someone decided to breed "small" poodles.  Since then the word small has been changed to teacup.  This is the same thing that has/is happening with the "small" Yorkie.  To anyone that says there is no such thing as a Teacup Yorkie, you are just not informed properly or you breed Toy Yorkies which you want to sell so you don't want anyone else cutting in on your profits.  That is the way I see it.  Like I said before, Teacup ,Toy, and Miniature are terms used to describe the weight and size of the dog being bred.

Now, on a note to Li.  How do you dare to say that all reputable breeders show their dogs in the Canadian and American Kennel shows?  Is this a criteria for having a good reputation?  Personally, I do not show my own dogs in any shows and I have a damn good reputation.  In fact, many of the dogs that I have sold in the past have won a lot of ribbons at these very same Kennel Clubs that you have mentioned.  Does the fact that I do not personally show my dogs at these shows make my reputation any less then yours?  I don't think so.  In fact, the thousands of people who have come to me looking for a new puppy have heard of my great reputation through word of mouth not from some Kennel Club show.  Please do not degrade those of us who can not or do not have the desire to show off in front of others.  Personally, I think my product and the wonderful reviews I've gotten from people who have purchased from me in the past are enough to solidify my reputation among the top breeders in North America.

Thank You

 

Answer by Kami
Submitted on 2/22/2006
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To Raiza:
I can't believe you are willing to pay $1800 for a yorkie pup. If you do a little searching (anywhere) I'm absolutely sure you could find ALOT of reputable breeders that would give you a very good guarentee and you would pay approx $1000. less for the same or better quality puppy! Unless you just have alot of extra cash laying around and can't find anything better to spend it on than overpaying a very greedy breeder.

 

Answer by 56year old lady
Submitted on 2/22/2006
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yes yorkies are easily potty trained. i hav one.

 

Answer by Katie22
Submitted on 3/6/2006
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I noticed several people saying they bought their Yorkie from a reputable dealer in Missouri (MO). Please be aware that the Midwestern states are known for having the most puppy mills, Missouri leads the charge. They're popular among farmers who are trying to make additional income. A puppy mill can mean many female dogs they use as "puppy mills" or it could mean just one female dog. It's not always obvious at first. Many of these people keep their female dogs pregnant as often as possible, do not give her love and attention, keep her isolated from other dogs and don't ever let her out of her cage. It's most prevalent among highly lucrative dogs like Yorkies, for example. So, be cautious and aware when finding a breeder, especially if the price is sky high. There's an article about this in this month's Bark magazine.

 

Answer by sherit
Submitted on 3/10/2006
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I deperately want a yorkie but can't afford thousands of dollers. i live in atlanta,Ga. She will be spoiled rotten. If you know anyone email me at gstravis@comcast.net. I'm not interested in breeding her just giving her lots of love

 

Answer by twogoodpennys@netzero.net
Submitted on 3/14/2006
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I have a very special yorkie. She is 2 pounds soaking wet..and is full grown. Me and my husband love her so much..She's the sweetest baby we've ever had. I would recommend a Yorkie anyday! If u would like to know where to get a tiny yorkie, email me at twogoodpennys@netzero.net!

 

Answer by Yadi
Submitted on 3/19/2006
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I have a Yorkie and he is 3 months old and only 2 pounds. I need help he seems constipated and he can't walk that well. He does not eat much and I can't take him to the vet because they are closed since it's sunday. Does anyone know what I can do.

 

Answer by Kathy
Submitted on 4/1/2006
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HEY LI
I HAVE A TEACUP YORKIE AND SHE'S VERY SICK SHE'S 1LB AND SHE HAS LOW BLOOD HER GUM IS WHITE AND I DONT WANT HER TO GET WORSE I LOVE HER ALOT I'VE ONLY HAD HER FOR 2 WEEKS AND I COULDNT STAND TO LOSE HER SHES 3MONTHS AND ACCORRDING TO THE VET SHE HAD PROBLEMS BEFORE I GOT HER I DONT WANT HER TO DIE PLEASE HELP ME SOMETIMES SHE STARTS CRYING AND GETS STIFF AND YOU CANT BEND HER LITTLE LEGS :-(  MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS
KATHYHEARTS_159@HOTMAIL.COM

HELP FAST

P.S SHOULD SHE HAVE TRANSMITTION OF BLOOD

 

Answer by Kathy
Submitted on 4/1/2006
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HEY LI
I HAVE A TEACUP YORKIE AND SHE'S VERY SICK SHE'S 1LB AND SHE HAS LOW BLOOD HER GUM IS WHITE AND I DONT WANT HER TO GET WORSE I LOVE HER ALOT I'VE ONLY HAD HER FOR 2 WEEKS AND I COULDNT STAND TO LOSE HER SHES 3MONTHS AND ACCORRDING TO THE VET SHE HAD PROBLEMS BEFORE I GOT HER I DONT WANT HER TO DIE PLEASE HELP ME SOMETIMES SHE STARTS CRYING AND GETS STIFF AND YOU CANT BEND HER LITTLE LEGS :-(  MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS
KATHYHEARTS_159@HOTMAIL.COM

HELP FAST

P.S SHOULD SHE HAVE TRANSMITTION OF BLOOD

 

Answer by Shedie
Submitted on 4/3/2006
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I have a website for you! This breeder is in Texas. He has puppies for $750 & up!
www.yournewpuppy.com ENJOY!

 

Answer by no name
Submitted on 4/5/2006
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yeah there is such thing as a teacup yorkie!!! Duhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!! my Aunt has a teacup yorkie. Stupid question...

 

Answer by Nancy
Submitted on 4/6/2006
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I am always reading that you shouldn't buy yorkies on the internet, or from the petshops. Always buy from a reputable breeder. However this is nearly impossible, since the breeders only rarely have any available to the public. Is it possible they only sell their puppies with a spay neuter contract to make the puppies less available to the general public? Why should the average person have to pay three or four thousand dollars for a yorkie if two friends each own one and could have bred the two, if they hadn't been forced to neuter there puppies to get a cheaper price. I realize they want to stay witin the standards for the show ring, however most of us could care less about showing our puppies and are willing to take a slight risk of a problem later in life. Isn't that everyday life? We all have unforseen problems of some kind and we deal with them. I am not saying we should breed a puppy with known defects, but the breeders make everyone look like vultures if they breed a dog for family and friends and don't stick to the breed standard.
Just voicing a opinion that has bothered me for sometime.

 

Answer by yorkiecrazy
Submitted on 4/18/2006
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if any one knows of where i can get a yorkie under 600 bucks..please email me at sweet_as_honey_8@msn.com  thanks

 

Answer by Christina
Submitted on 4/22/2006
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Hello, I have been reading your posts about Yorkies and they are very interesting. I received my "YorkieBear" from a registered breeder who told me that my Yorkie would get no bigger than 5lbs. I am not sure how much he weighs now, but last time I took him to the vet he was 4mos and 7.9lbs. He doesn't eat that much but I'm worried about his excessive weight. Is this a problem? When I called her she said these dogs sometime lose weight around 6mos. Is this true? He is now 6mos. I'm not sure how much he weighs but he can't fit most of his clothes. I am having to shop for new ones. Will I have to do this again? When do they stop growing? If anyone can help me with this please email me at tweetmeco@hotmail.com. Thanks

 

Answer by kristichka
Submitted on 4/26/2006
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i'm looking for a yorkie in the 8 to 10 pound range in the new york area. all i see is advertisements for teacups and toys. i don't want such a tiny dog. if anyone has any information for me please email at kristichka@gmail.com. thank you.

 

Answer by buddy
Submitted on 5/2/2006
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I don't know what all the hyper is about! Large or small the breed is the best. I have a 13lb yorkie male and he is loving,playfull and the best dog ever. He is fully trained and stays in the house all day until I get home and touches nothing. Took awhile but we are finally there. He is pure bred, I have the papers. He was 3# at three months. I thought he would reach 7-8. Had no idea he would reach 13lbs. He is longer, taller and beautiful. His coloring is black and golden and his hair is so soft.
I brush his teeth and they are so white. He is two yrs old now. Feed him only orgainc dog food and snacks, veggies and white meat chicken. Vet said he is in excellent health, the bigger the better.

 

Answer by Yorkielvr
Submitted on 5/5/2006
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No, as said before, there are no such things as teacup yorkies.  The smaller the puppy is, the more likely it is to have health problems. I highly recommend Carrie on puppymatch4you.com.  We just bought a toy yorkie puppy from her at a reasonable price.

 

Answer by Missouri Anne
Submitted on 5/7/2006
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Honestly I have been breeding Yorkies for as long as I can remember.....NO SUCH THING AS TOY OR TEA CUP!!!!!!!  Just a term we use to describe the size

 

Answer by Mimi
Submitted on 5/19/2006
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i want one 2, one that is under 3pounds, but i live in western australia, can any1 help?

 

Answer by cris
Submitted on 6/4/2006
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Hi, I live in louisiana and have been lookink for a yorkie and doing a lot of reading up on them. My mother lives in Little Rock Arkansas and I have found a lot of pups for sale for 700.oo for females, less for males and they come with a year long for health.

 

Answer by Sara
Submitted on 6/22/2006
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omg, there is too teacup yorkies! because they're smaller, they're called teacup yorkies, i mean, yeah, they're still yorkies, but they're smaller so thats what they're called. idiots. i have two, so when you get the teacup yorkies, then you can tell me a little something about them.

 

Answer by puppyluver
Submitted on 6/24/2006
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Im looking at possible dogs to get and i have fallen in love with yorkies. If you find any from VA beach for a reasonable price please email me at rubberduckie_18@hotmail.com THANK YOU!!!

 

Answer by lmull7
Submitted on 6/27/2006
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Hey
   I am looking for a male yorkie to love and spoil very very much! I am not interestered in Showing so i not looking for one that is in the thousands of dollars! If you have any info please email me at lmull7@hotmail.com
         Thank You

 

Answer by Lyttle
Submitted on 7/3/2006
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I was also wondering where to find a teacup yorkie for a reasonable price. I live in Iowa and can only seem to find these pups going for over $1500. if anyone knows where i could find a pup: lyttlestyx@aol.com

 

Answer by starbrite
Submitted on 7/5/2006
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I have a yorkie she weighs about 3 pounds and is almost 5 months old. She is the love of my life.  She is full of energy and very healthy. I would recommend a yorkie to anyone that wants a lot of love from a dog. She has never met a stranger.

 

Answer by MINDY
Submitted on 7/9/2006
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FOR THOSE OF YOU WANTING TO KNOW ABOUT HEALTH CONCERNS OF TEACUP YORKIES.  I BOUGHT TWO PAID $2800 FOR ONE AN $4200 FOR THE 2ND ONE.  THE PRICES WERE "SO HIGH" AS THE BREEDER SAID THEY WOULD BE EXTREMELY SMALL AND GAVE A ONE YEAR HEALTH GUARENTEE AGAINST CONGENITAL AND GENETIC DEFECTS.  THE FIRST ONE IS RIGHT UNDER 4 #; THE SECOND ONE WAS EXACTLY TWO POUNDS ON HER 1ST BIRTHDAY AND DIED TWO DAYS AFTER HER 1ST BIRTHDAY.  AUTOPSY SHOWED A BLOOD CLOT IN TE LUNG DUE TO A CONGENITAL HEART DEFECT.  SHE WAS VET CHECKED ON A REGULAR BASIS - THERE IS NO WAY THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN DETECTED ON ROUTINE EXAMS.  SHE WAS VERY ACTIVE AND APPEARED FINE - EXCEPT A RARE DOG IN SIZE.  THE BREEDER - FROM GREENVILLE, PA - WILL NOT STAND BEHIND HER GUARENTEE.  SHE IS TRYING TO GET RID OF ME BY GIVING ME TWO GROWN KENNEL KEPT, NON HOUSEBROKE, BIGGER SIZED DOGS.
BEWARE, NOT ONLY WAS MY POCKETBOOK ROBBED BUT MORE SO MY HEART WAS BROKEN.

 

Answer by Flip
Submitted on 7/12/2006
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HI was just wondering. I want to buy a Yorkie and its 4months height is 5inches lenght is 8 inches and his height is 3.3pounds. Is that ok? How big will it grow? Im so excited to buy it but I dont want it oversized nor undersized.

 

Answer by Nurkey
Submitted on 7/22/2006
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Greetings.  My two Yorkies lived to 15 years and 13 years of age with no serious health complications before the final month of their lives.  They were 3 and 4 lbs respectively.  Most Yorkies live 14 years.  This "alleged insight" from many other commentators above is nuts.

 

Answer by castalal
Submitted on 7/25/2006
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Hey- I have a 4 month old yorkie Who I love to pieces. I Originally Wanted the "Tea Cup" That cute little dog that fits in the palm of my hands- and then I did my research. These super small dogs may look ADORABLE and are probably just as sweet as the larger of the breed- but its unhealthy. THe anatomy of a dog that is supposed to b 4-7 lbs is being squeezed into a 2 lb dog. as a puppy they may appear healthy but as the pup grows the health as a harder time keeping up. I ended up with a SUPER SWEET Pup. Hes 4 mos old and weighs 4 lbs. The vet said he should be 6 lbs full grown. He still fits in my bag and is very healthy and playful. I paid $1000 for him. I highly reccomend going to a reputable breeder.  One who truly cares about the dog - not one who is just fishing for your money.
A good Breeder Will NEVER SHIP THEIR PUP. It is so dangerous Especially for yorkies who tend to get colder due to their Hair. Sure the breeder will Guerentee your pup... but all that means is that If theres something wrong with it they'll send you another one. Nobody wants that. Its like saying- your baby is sick so you'll trade him in for a new one.
Also-  be sure you see both parents before purchasing your pup. This will ensure that they did not come from a puppy mill!
I wish you all the best in searching for your new best friend... but please dont rush into it... do your research and I promise your results will be positive!
I found my breeder at greenfieldpuppies.com
LOTS of LUCK!

 

Answer by Lynn0018
Submitted on 7/26/2006
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Dear Li and everyone else:

Hi... I am 18 and really want a mini yorkie. I have a small job and can't pay really more than $300... do you know where I might find one around that price?

Please Email me @ ChrisCross0018@aol.com

Thank you!

 

Answer by Brittany
Submitted on 7/27/2006
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PLEASE SOMEONE! I really need help finding a breeder in Massachusetts that sells female tea cup yorkies under 500$ it seems nearly impossible, but I really want to get one. Is you find anything out please e-mail me at Milkandkooies@msn.com

 

Answer by rhian
Submitted on 8/13/2006
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i love yorkies their the best ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Sandy
Submitted on 8/15/2006
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Li,
I am in Colorado and looking for an excellent breeder as you have given advice about.  Email me please for the nearest and sincere breeder in my area.  Englewood Colorado
Thanks in advance
Sandy
customcabinetry@hotmail.com

 

Answer by utah
Submitted on 8/21/2006
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Ilive in WV AND I WAS ABOUT READY TO BUY A TEACUP YORKIE BUT THEN WHEN RESEARCHING I READ THAT THEY USALLY JUST DROP DEAD IS THAT TRUE? IALSO CAN'T FIND ANYONE AROUND HERE WHO SELLS THEM .HOPE TO HERE FROM YOU!

 

Answer by NICOLIE
Submitted on 8/23/2006
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does anyone know of some reputable breeders i can go check out in nj or ny? preferably in nj

 

Answer by Gatlin
Submitted on 8/23/2006
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I'm moving to a new town, with new people I've never met in the middle of the school year and I would really like to adopt a teacup yorkie. It would have a good home, and it would be my best friend, and I would love and take care of it for my whole life. I am a very responsible 16 year old, but I don't have enough money to adopt one for $1000 and up.

If you have any information on where I could adopt one for $100-$300 please contact me:
Email: gatlind23@yahoo.com
AIM: greygraphics
MSN: gatlind23@hotmail.com

Thanks so much! <3

 

Answer by Melissa
Submitted on 8/28/2006
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can someone e-mail me where i can find a Yorkie for 300$ or less? plese.. me e-mail is
shestaysonpoint@yahoo.com
thanks

 

Answer by Sheena
Submitted on 8/31/2006
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I had two dogs: a doberman and a chihuahua mix pomeranian. The doberman died two years ago and the chihuahua mix 2 months ago. I am considering buying a Yorkie but I am hesitant because I will not be able to deal with another death.  My two dogs died from old age, one at the age of 11 and the other 14. My question is regarding their life span. Do they live a long life and how is their health?

 

Answer by ASHLY
Submitted on 8/31/2006
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HI MY NAME IS ASHLEY AND I AM LOOKING TO BUYING A SMALL YORKIE IF ANYONE KNOWS WERE I COULD FIND A PLACE THAT SEALS THEM FOR CHEAP I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW PLEASE CALL ME AT 821-2374

 

Answer by ASHLY
Submitted on 9/1/2006
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HI MY NAME IS ASHLEY AND I LIVE IN LITTLE ROCK . I AM LOOKING TO BUYING A SMALL YORKIE IF ANYONE KNOWS WERE I COULD FIND A PLACE THAT SEALS THEM FOR CHEAP I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW PLEASE CALL ME AT 821-2374

 

Answer by Maddy
Submitted on 9/23/2006
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Li, you sure do seem to know a lot about yorkies. our family is planning on getting  a yorkie for Christmas for my mom. My mom says she wants around a 4 pounder. Is that too small?? Will it cause health problems in the future?? We really just want it for a family companion. Also would you suggest getting a boy or a girl? And do you have any breeders to suggest, we live in Indianapolis, Indiana. Thanks!

 

Answer by Barret
Submitted on 9/28/2006
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this is a litle off subject but i wanted to buy a yorkie but have anouther dog and was worried my current dog might trample the new yorkie. My current dog is a entergetic 7 mo. cho. lab and sure is loveable but somtimes clumsy as she grows into her new body (she's a big girl) I love her and would feel bad having the yorkie in the house all the time while my other baby has to stay outside. was wondering if they would get along ok and if it would be ok to bring them in and out together?

 

Answer by yorkie_lover
Submitted on 10/13/2006
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hi I'm looking to buy  a yorkie i would prefer it to stay a reasonable size rather than tiny beacause that isn't fair to the animal if it has health problems and has to undergo surgery etc but i just don't know where to buy one from all the ones I've seen are all tiny or teacup and onwards from 1500  so if you have any suggestions please email me at   honey_13_17@hotmail.com

 

Answer by It's me
Submitted on 10/18/2006
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Shame on all of you who brag about having such tiny yorkies!  That is encouraging breeders to continue such an unhealthy way to make tons of money!  And Francie, please do not say "IT'S NOT TRUE" in response to tiny yorkies having fragile bones just based off your experience with ONE yorkie.  You are lucky but I am willing to bet you will run into health problems.  I have seen a lot of problems wth tiny yorkies, in fact, I'd say over half of them have health problems due to their size.  So please, don't advocate when you clearly know nothing about the topic.

 

Answer by yorkiedad
Submitted on 10/27/2006
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I have a Yorkie boy. I love him more than my own life. I would give my life for him, if I had to. He is 7lbs. of pure love. He is so very wonderful. He does have an overbite, so he is not show quality, but who cares? He is my pride and joy. God hit the jackpot when he created Yorkies.

 

Answer by sdf
Submitted on 11/2/2006
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The is a really good musical my friend

 

Answer by Allie
Submitted on 11/16/2006
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Hello fellow Yorkie seekers! I am looking for a 3 1/2-4 lb Yorkie! Everyone recommended a good breeder, but what exactly IS a good breeder??? I REALLY need a Yorkie and am on a tight budget. If you know anything about Yorkies $650.00 and ESPECIALLY under, PLEASE contact me at a64943@hotmail.com, I AM BEGGING YOU! Thanx!

 

Answer by chas-chas
Submitted on 11/17/2006
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Is there a difference between a toy yorkie and a yorkie terrier?

 

Answer by taylor anderson
Submitted on 11/21/2006
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hello,
there is such thing as a teacup. i am actually looking for a teacup yorkie about 2lbs or 3lbs full grown! i live in orlando, florida so if anyone knows of anyone please email me at : tayloranderson49@hotmail.com

i do not want to spend $1000's of dollars so please help me!

 

Answer by Lucy
Submitted on 12/2/2006
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I'd love to have a teacup/toy yorkie but i cant find them and wehere in england. im kinda looking around th tyne and wear but its realy hard cause there all in america?

if you have and ideas where i can get one in the tyne and wear, email me: mini.jaffa@hotmail.com

thanxxxx

 

Answer by Mary
Submitted on 12/9/2006
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I live in Miami Fl. I have a seven month old female teacup. There is such a thing as a teacup.
Yorkies can range in size quite a bit. The smaller the yorkie the more expensive.
My female is 7 months old and barely weighs in at 1/lbs. This means she will not be heavier than 2 lbs at adulthood. I'm selling her for $1,000. She has all shots and pedigrees.
She is a blue ribbon certified yorkie.
If anybody is interested I can send photos.
her color is blue/gold. My sister paid $2500.00 for her (all documented),only to find that her asthma ridden child is allergic and she cannot keep her.
my e-mail is onefastpemit@bellsouth.net
My phone number is 786-853-1071.
Thanks.

 

Answer by lexi
Submitted on 12/9/2006
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i want a teacup yorkie for $500 or less some where in canada!!!!! near toronto want a girl dog

 

Answer by trini
Submitted on 12/11/2006
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i have a female yorkie who will be 4 months dec 27th and is 3lb 6oz...i am wondering when will she stop growing. i am purchasing a pet carrier and will like to have an idea of what size carrier to get.

 

Answer by pab
Submitted on 12/12/2006
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I live in Tennessee, I would like to purchase a 4-5 lb yorkie. I have done so much research, it's exhausting. Does anyone recommend a breeder in Tenn?

 

Answer by gemini
Submitted on 1/20/2007
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I live in New York and I have a 6 month old male yorkie who is considered blue gray and gold who at present is 9 pounds. My daughter brought him and on the contract the breeder did not gurantee that he would only be 7 pounds. I think since you feed a puppy three times a day, that he has baby weight. Now that he is fed twice a day, I think his weight will decrease to 7 pounds.
I think she paid 1200 for him . The price for a yorkie is ranges from 800 up. they don't come much cheaper

 

Answer by lovelife
Submitted on 1/24/2007
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Yes, there is such a thing as a healthy, fiesty, yorkie whether you call it a teacup or just tiny.  The breeder makes all the difference.  I have owned 4 yorkies, all different sizes and my little teacup is the only one that has no health problems what so ever.  He thinks he is a big dog... not fragile, but of course is eager to be the baby.  Pampering doesn't begin to describe what they want and expect.  My little guy at 4 months weighed barely a pound.  Today and 1 and half years old.... he is a whopping 2 lbs.  short bodied, healthy, wonderful.  Yes, the price I paid was robbery... 2500. plus air fare, but hey, the cost of good breeding saves bundles on vet bills.

 

Answer by ALLEY DANCER
Submitted on 1/30/2007
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I have a "teacup" Yorkie and i just got her for my birthday ! she is so small,cute,and lovable. i would say that Yorkie's are great, smart and loving dogs !

 

Answer by newnew
Submitted on 2/5/2007
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i cant find a pretty yorkie no where and everybody are saying they are the prettiest puppies/dogs ever.if i cant find one then they probably aint that pretty!

 

Answer by miranda
Submitted on 2/17/2007
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hi i am 11years old and im geting my first dogs they a teacup yorkies

 

Answer by TiaBia
Submitted on 2/18/2007
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I just want everyone to know that the love of my life is my little Yorkie I rescued from the pound.  She was 10.  She is 14 now.  She has a very bad URI and is now at the vet's, on oxygen, steroids, antibiotics.  It seems she has may have lost the will to live.  We just lost our Golden Retriever to cancer 2 weeks ago, and our other rescue Yorkie to congestive heart failure a week before that.  It is hitting us hard, and I think she is depressed as well.  She is the perfect little dog, sweet as can be, absolutely perfect in every way.  I have rescued Yorkies for a few years, usually the very sick ones.  I have been able to nurse all back to health, but my little girl is so, so sick.  I know it is nice to get a new puppy, at least you know they are taken well care of and will remain healthy -but you might consider a rescue.  I was very honest with people regarding health, temperament, etc. Petfinder.com is a great place.  

 

Answer by cutie
Submitted on 2/24/2007
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I love Yorkies no matter what size they are  I don't have any but will later on when i find someone who will sell me one i really want one withinn1 week to 5 months of age if anyone knows someone could you please say so i could contact you thank you all for your attention.

 

Answer by pinkturtle
Submitted on 2/26/2007
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i read online that there was no such thing as a teacup yorkie. there are however very small yorkies that weigh under 4lbs. but they are VERY fragile and require special attention.

 

Answer by jfdklsa;
Submitted on 2/28/2007
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yes there fricken is such a thing a toy yorkies and teacup yorkies!!!!!god get it right!!!!!!

 

Answer by nana
Submitted on 3/1/2007
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my daughter and i  just baught 2 so called toy yorkies in morehead ky.  for 500.00 a piece she promised they were healthy but they had worms of all types toxicitya . paracites. we asked her to just help with the vet bill which was another 300.00 but she refused . one of the yorkies is about 1.5 at 9 weeks the other is under 1 pound . i guess what i am saying is be very careful who you buy off because we found out she was running a puppy mill .

 

Answer by Kendra
Submitted on 3/6/2007
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Where Can I find a Miniature Yorkie for between $800-$1500 some where around Guntersville, Alabama? If you find out call 256-582-6909

 

Answer by puppylover
Submitted on 3/17/2007
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Is there anything good people have to say about yorkies.

 

Answer by lori
Submitted on 3/22/2007
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I can't believe people still buy pets from stores.  I have a 16wk yorkie male.  fun, sweet, and entertaining.  But hard to housetrain.  he will be a larger yorkie, I think tiny is adorable, but health comes first, come on they are not purses or other fashion accessories.  buy some jewelry if you want attention.

 

Answer by lori
Submitted on 3/22/2007
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I can't believe people still buy pets from stores.  I have a 16wk yorkie male.  fun, sweet, and entertaining.  But hard to housetrain.  he will be a larger yorkie, I think tiny is adorable, but health comes first, come on they are not purses or other fashion accessories.  buy some jewelry if you want attention.

 

Answer by Nurse K
Submitted on 3/23/2007
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Im looking for a Yorkie, one that grows no larger than 5 pounds. Puppy must be located in the Tri-State area of New York, No shipping. I prefer to pay in person and pick up in person. I have been victim to LOTS of scam artists. Price Maximum 700. Serious Offers only!

keeshagurl@aol.com

 

Answer by countryrose
Submitted on 3/29/2007
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I have a 4 month old Female Yorkie she is around 2 or 3 lbs she is black/brown I live in Rolla Missouri I would sell her for 1200.00 she is house broke she has been raised around kids she is so cute an sweet if interested call 573-458-4338 mentioned this ad an price my name is chelsey you will have to pick her up an if you phone today an purchase her today we would let you have her for 1000.00 we also have a two and a half year old female yorkie for sale for 700.00 she is ACA registered.

 

Answer by heather
Submitted on 4/4/2007
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i am looking for a yorkie that weighs no more than 4 lbs. im having trouble finding one for under $1500. if you could help me it would be much appreciated. i live in pennsylvania HG636220@wcupa.edu

 

Answer by Snowbaby213
Submitted on 4/12/2007
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I so want a teacup yorkie. =) I live in Kentucky can't find a breeder around.. If anybody knows of any body & a dog less then $900 plz soo tell. email me at my.innocent.kiss@gmail.com Thanks!!

 

Answer by Lekisha
Submitted on 5/12/2007
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I have a little girl tea cup she weighs 2.5 pounds and she's amazing! I love her so much!! She's perfectly healthy...the only thing to watch out for is feeding them human food..it's not good on their bellies!!

 

Answer by lyn
Submitted on 5/28/2007
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You have to keep looking. I waited two years and found the perfect little girl.

 

Answer by figa
Submitted on 6/13/2007
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Du musst ein Fachmann sein - wirklich guter Aufstellungsort, den du hast! http://www.obiettiv4i64.info/figa

 

Answer by Samantha
Submitted on 6/19/2007
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I need advice in regards to the cutest little Yorkie puppy I got on Friday. She weighs 2.1p and what has made me cry in floods is that I'm scared she will go to sleep and not wake up. She has not been eating well and I give her Nutri-cal when she doesn't and she sleeps 95% of the time. The short time she's up she is playful and happy. She is on antibiotics due to a cough she had when I got her from the "breeder". Does that make them drowsy and sleepy? Also I noticed you can see the white in her eye when she sleeps sometimes and the blood vain in top of one eye is extremely red in one eye and light pink in the other. Is that dangerous? Please someone advice me in what to do because I took her to the vet but the vet didn't seem to know much. She didn't even catch that my Baby had a cold.

 

Answer by Donza
Submitted on 6/21/2007
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  I am looking for a reputable breeder to purchase  yorkies from, Should I trust pet stores? I went to a few stores but felt uneasy. one shop had about 15 yorkies available and he stated he was a breeder but how could he have so many dogs a one time. I fiqure he must be running a puppy mill am I correct. I,m in the New York City area where its hard to find  trusted Petstores.

 

Answer by sesso con cavalli
Submitted on 6/21/2007
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pagine piuttosto informative, piacevoli =) http://www.obiettiv4i64.info/sesso-con-cavalli

 

Answer by sweething
Submitted on 7/8/2007
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just last year i was looking for a teacup and were i found it was the internet they took me for 2000.00 and they still trying but all i no is they hurt me for what they did and i never got her so now i am looking for one i wont pay that much for one ever again it hurt me bad that people could be so mean like that i mean i am nice to every one and they do this it ant right but i want to own one so bad i lost my chihuahua that i had for 15years she had to be put down and that was why my dauther tryed to get me that one and now i dont no if i will ever have one

 

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