About Yorkshire Terrier Sizes! What are the different Yorkshire Terriers sizes?
Yorkies One of America’s Top Toy Breeds. Yorkie’s are commonly known for their small sizes… They are little dogs with big personalities. Known for their affection, adventurous spirit, and intelligence, There’s lots to love about these little lap dogs! Few people realize that this breed comes in multiple sizes.
Micro Teacup size:1-2 pounds as adults. Rare and hard to find, basically they are a smaller teacup or the smallest in a teacup litter, and not deemed as a runt of a liter. These are about the smallest you will ever find in a dog breed. Do Micro teacups have health problems? It all depends on the breeder, and the dogs bloodline. Where does the dog come from? Is it inbred? Is it from a puppy mill? Some breeders inbreed, I’ve heard some AKC breeders will Inbreed or line-breed to keep a particular look. (We Do Not Inbreed any of are dogs).You must do your research on the breeder. Inbreeding can lead to numerous health issues and will be costly for you and uncomfortable for your dog down the line. A breeder should be breeding for health first and aesthetics second.
Teacup Size: 3-4 pounds as adults. Rare and hard to find, although many will sell you a dream💭of a teacup. Many yorkies will grow to a toy size or many times larger. Because many breeders do not DNA 🧬 test their dogs to find out what sizes their dogs carry. 1-4 pound sizes are in a dogs genetics 🧬. Teacups Should be watched closely because they have smaller bones that fracture easily, if they jump off something to high. Also teacups are more prone to hypoglycemia, therefore food should be available at all times.
Standard Toy: 5-8 pounds Are within the show dog size category. This is a great Yorkie size not too big and not too small.
Giant Toy: 9-15+ Pounds This size is not the breed standard size, but these dogs tend to be healthy and may even be in better health than their smaller family members, usually they are more muscular. Many breeders will carry these larger genes in their litters.
How long do Yorkies live? Like other small breeds, all size yorkies can live for quite a long time. Their average lifespan is 14-16 years. A healthy Yorkie can live even longer--that is why regular check-ups are so important. Along with a healthy diet.
How do we know our dog sizes? We test them with Embark, below each dog comes with 5 sizes in their genetics. Teacup size chart below of our 3 pound Yorkie. As you can see he carries more small genes than large or medium, meaning, he is more likely to have teacup size puppies.
How do we know our dog sizes? We test them with Embark, below each dog comes with 5 sizes in their genetics. Example of a Teacup sizes 3 pound Yorkies As you can see he carries more small genes than large or Medium meaning he is more likely to have teacup size puppies.