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What is a Teacup Yorkie

The teacup varieties of any purebred dog are its downsized version, bred purposefully to enhance the cuteness of that particular breed. That is what the teacup Yorkie is all about, the miniature or rather a tiny version of the already toy-sized Yorkshire terrier.

However, the American Kennel Club (AKC) and other major breed registries do not recognize the teacup varieties as a part of the breed standard.

Teacup Yorkie

How Long Do Teacup Yorkies Live

With the miniature size come many health problems. As per speculations, teacups are created by breeding the runts or the smallest puppies in the litter. Hence, teacup Yorkies have a supposedly lesser lifespan than the standard Yorkshire terriers. While the Yorkies live for 11-13 years, the miniature Yorkshire terrier has a life expectancy of 7-9 years.

Yorkie Teacup Dogs
Full Grown Teacup Yorkie
Teacup Yorkie Puppies

How Big Do Teacup Yorkies Get

As per the American Kennel Club, the standard Yorkshire terrier weighs 7 pounds and is 7-8 inches tall. The mini Yorkie is way too tiny, 2-4 pounds in weight, and 5-7 inches in height.

How Much is a Teacup Yorkie

With the cute looks comes a big price tag, and the teacup Yorkie, cost around $1500-$3000. Depending on the bloodline, some could even be as high as $5000.

Adult Teacup Yorkie
Miniature Teacup Yorkie
Teacup Yorkshire Terrier

Teacup/Miniature Yorkie in a Nutshell

Other namesMicro Yorkie, Mini Yorkie, Miniature Yorkie
SizeHeight: 5-7 inches; Weight: 7 pounds
Lifespan7-9 years
Are they hypoallergenicYes
ColorBlack and tan; blue and gold; blue and tan; black and gold (same as the standard Yorkie)
Price$100-$3000 ; even up to $5000
Health problemsDigestive disorders, dental problems, bone-related disorders, hypoglycemia
Micro Teacup Yorkie
Teacup Yorkshire Terrier Puppy

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