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This is my new puppy, Apple. She is a quick learner and very playful. Below are some pics of her.


Too sleepy to be alive... :D


Flip-flop chewing rules!

Sorry. I'm trying to get a picture of her face, but she's always upside down occupied with some thing or another.
 

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oh my goodness, she is SO adorable!
 

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She is very cute. What about her makes her speciafically teacup? I only ask because I know that ALL Yorkies are supposed to be under 5 pounds normal sized yorkies should be between 2 and 4 pounds but they are not teacup.
 

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The breeder emphasized "microsized yorkie" and she's pretty small. I once saw a yorkie that was 7+ pounds though. I also know that "teacup" isn't really a breed type. I guess you can call Apple a "really small toy yorkie."
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The breeder emphasized "microsized yorkie" and she's pretty small. I once saw a yorkie that was 7+ pounds though. I also know that "teacup" isn't really a breed type. I guess you can call Apple a "really small toy yorkie."
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She's just a puppy, that's why she's small... She looks like an average sized yorkie to me though. Toy Yorkies don't exist either. They're all just Yorkshire Terriers. The breeder was out to make a buck.
 

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She's just a puppy, that's why she's small... She looks like an average sized yorkie to me though. Toy Yorkies don't exist either. They're all just Yorkshire Terriers. The breeder was out to make a buck.
And the yorkshire terrier is already in the toy group. So you don't have to add it to the breed name. She's just a yorkie, but certainly a very cute one. :)
 

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Apple is adorable. I love her name!

The AKC breed standard says Yorkies "must not exceed seven pounds". Aidan's breeder had an adult Yorkie who was 2.5 lbs.
 

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The breeder emphasized "microsized yorkie" and she's pretty small. I once saw a yorkie that was 7+ pounds though. I also know that "teacup" isn't really a breed type. I guess you can call Apple a "really small toy yorkie."
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Well, for future reference, I would not purchase from that breeder again. They should not put emphasis on size beyond fitting standard (especially when it's extreme, like "KiNG SIZED!" or "TEACUP!") but teacup/toy need not apply to Yorkie. :) I have a friend who just found a Yorkie puppy in an abadoned house she cleaned for a company. Cute tiny terrier.
 

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Very cute. But yeah, looks like a normal yorkie to me. Here's a note from the Yorkshire Terrier Club of America:

If you are interested in purchasing a tiny Yorkie, sometimes called a Teacup,
Micro Mini, Teeny, or any other name that means “extra small”, there are
several things you should consider. The YTCA’s Code of Ethics precludes the
use of the words “teacup”, “tiny specialists”, doll faced, or similar terminology
by its members, and for good reason.

All breeders may occasionally have an unusually small Yorkie (hopefully healthy),
though no responsible breeder breeds for this trait. Many breeders prefer a
general weight range of 4-7 pounds believing that size retains desired Toy
qualities while maintaining optimum health. The Yorkie Standard states weight
"must not exceed seven pounds" and as a prospective pet owner you should
realize that even at 7 pounds, the Yorkie is still a small dog. (Females weighing
less than 5 pounds are considered by most breeders to be unsuitable for breeding.)

Special circumstances often come with extra tiny dogs. They are extremely
susceptible to both hereditary and non-hereditary health problems, including
birth defects that may go undetected for a long time. Other common
problems may include, but are not limited to, diarrhea, vomiting, along with
extra and expensive tests prior to routine teeth cleanings and surgeries.
Small ones are more likely to have poor reactions to anesthesia and die from
it. Tiny dogs are more easily injured by falls, being stepped on and being
attacked by other dogs. These health problems nearly always result in
large veterinary bills.

Please take this into consideration and make purchasing a healthy pet your top
priority, not size. The “novelty” is certainly not worth the pain, heartbreak, or
extra expense. Remember, all Yorkies are comparatively small. The most
important thing is finding a healthy puppy that will grow into a healthy adult,
especially since you looking at an 11 to 15 year commitment with your Yorkie.
Regular-sized yorkies are already quite small! My friend's sister has an adorable one that weighs just over four pounds -- she gets asked all the time if the dog is a "teacup," but no, that's a normal yorkie.
 

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She's just a puppy, that's why she's small... She looks like an average sized yorkie to me though. Toy Yorkies don't exist either. They're all just Yorkshire Terriers. The breeder was out to make a buck.
Yorkies are all "toy" yorkies. That's why they are in the toy group. She is very very cute!
 

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She's very cute! :)
As others have said, reputable breeders don't tack on the 'teacup' name. Her breeder's intentions aside, though, I hope she lives a very long and happy life with you :)

I have a toy Poodle who is barely 5 lbs. I often have to tell people that, no, she's not a teacup. Nor did I choose her for her size..I adopted her as an adult.
 

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I never realised yorkies were supposed to be that small. Seems the ones I see are always a bit bigger than that.

But from the photos, the puppy looks about the same size as my puppy was when I got him at 2.5 months, and he's ended up at 6 kg.
 
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