Teacup Yorkies, just as the name implies, are a miniature version of Yorkshire Terriers. They are popular among pet owners who are fond of small dogs or the so-called “toy” breed due to their cuteness.
Since Teacups are very small, they can easily fit in your hand or a very small dog bag. These canines barely grow over 7 inches! Many Teacup Yorkies are only 5 to 7 inches tall, which makes them so easy to place in your palm! Some owners would even spend a fortune on grooming these little pooches so that they look like teddy bears.
Unlike the Biewer and the Parti Yorkie that have some genetic differences with the traditional Yorkie, the teacup Yorkies are exactly the traditional Yorkie, but a smaller version of it. Breeders usually undergo selective breeding among the smallest of Yorkies to achieve this small body size. Often, their tails are also docked to complement its cuteness.
Although these tiny dogs are not AKC-registered, teacup Yorkies remain as one of the most well-loved dog breeds in the US and in many parts of the world where these miniature pups exist. They are popular as companion dogs because of their sweet and gentle demeanor.
When placed side by side, there is not much difference between a standard-sized and a Teacup Yorkie… With the exception of the size, of course.
Teacups have a round skull and a short muzzle. They also have that distinct button nose, V-shaped ears that stick out of their head, and medium-sized round eyes. They shed and stink as much as their standard Yorkie counterparts.
Teacup Yorkies are very light dogs and have a compact body that is proportionate to their heads. In fact, the average weight of a fully grown, adult Teacup is between 2 and 4 pounds. On the other hand, a standard Yorkie can weigh up to 7 pounds.
Another distinct feature of Teacup Yorkies is their bright and cheery temperament. Every step has a spring and bounce to it. They move fast… As fast as their tiny legs can take them.
Since Teacups are very small, they can easily fit in your hand or a very small dog bag. These canines barely grow over 7 inches! Many Teacup Yorkies are only 5 to 7 inches tall, which makes them so easy to place in your palm!