Breed Information for the
Yorkshire Terrier "Yorkie"
Also known as Baby Doll Yorkies, Teddy Bear Yorkies
We Specialize in Size Guaranteed Baby Doll Face Yorkies.
Available in five sizes.
Small Toys, Tiny Toys, Teacups, Tiny Teacups, Micro Tiny Teacups
If you are looking for a pure breed dog, you may be surprised to find that this is one of the most mixed breeds available in the United States with a purebred title. Yorkie's are one the most mixed breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club. Read more about how to get the look you want in Yorkie Origin and Characteristics below.
However, they are also one of the healthiest tiny breeds due to the large variety of breed combinations in the Yorkie.
You may have your heart set on a Yorkie for a pet, but by opting for a cross breed, you could in theory get some of the best attributes of the different breeds. You may also want to consider a Morkie if you like more of the baby face look, silky soft hair texture or golden color which comes from breeding them back to a Maltese.
The Yorkie may be small in size, but they are BIG in personality! They are bold, confident, and smart little puppies that run the house! The Yorkshire Terriers were originally bred as a hunting dog and are known for their intelligence. They are easy to train and easy to spoil!
The Yorkie is available in Micro Tiny Teacup sizes and Small Toy sizes ranging from 1 lbs to 12 lbs full grown. The smaller the dog the more fragile they can be. Consider a size that works well with your family.
Large and regular toy size Yorkies can grow 15 to 25 pounds and many are pure breed Yorkies registered through the American Kennel Club. We do not offer this size. However, if size is very important to you don't settle for a puppy that is not sold with written size size guarantee. 98% of teacup puppies sold are counterfeit teacups.
Size Chart & Price List For The Yorkie's We Offer
Coat & Color Options
The Yorkie is defined by their beautifully colored coats. As puppies the Yorkie is born with a darker brown and tan color and as it ages the coat develops silver, blue, and gold colors. Biewer Yorkies are a rare breed with a white undercoat not typical of traditional Yorkies. The Yorkie is a hypoallergenic and non-shedding breed that will not leave fur on your clothes or furniture! If you are allergic to dogs, it is unlikely you will be allergic to the Yorkshire Terrier.
The Yorkie requires regular grooming. Sticking to a regular grooming schedule for your pet will help making their needs more manageable. Brushing your pets hair every 1-3 days will help fight tangles and mats. As their hair continues to grow a full body groom is needed every 3 to 4 weeks. The shorter their hair is cut the longer it will last in-between grooms. Ask for a “Puppy Cut” to keep their hair short and manageable, but not shaved too short.
The Yorkie can have a different hair texture depending on what breed dominates the most in them. TropiClean Shampoo is a gentle shampoo that uses coconut oil and water to cleanse their coat and skin. Yorkies are known to be active and curious. Bathe your Yorkie every week to keep them fresh and clean! The TropiClean Deep Cleaning Shampoo uses raspberry and mango to provide a deep luxurious clean while oatmeal and coconut replenish natural moisture for a coat that’s soft and huggable!
"Tiny sizes are more delicate and not recommended for families that small children under 8 years of age"
The Yorkie is known to be a very healthy breed and does not normally pass genetic health problems down to new puppies. However, most small breeds do face health concerns related to their size.
One health condition to be aware of is Collapsing Trachea, or closing “windpipe”. Yorkie puppies have tiny tracheas that are very delicate. Always walk your Yorkie with a harness, and not a collar. Yorkies are active and curious and if they get distracted and try to run from you, the leash and harness will help pull from their body instead of a collar pulling from their throat.
Hypoglycemia is also common in small breed dogs. Hypoglycemia is caused by low-blood sugar and is usually the result of a lack in diet. Hypoglycemia is easily preventable by monitoring their feeding schedule. Small puppies should eat every 4 hours to prevent low-blood sugar. A high calorie supplement such as Nutri-Cal is recommended in tiny puppies. Mix Nutrical in your puppies water bowl to maintain strong blood sugar levels throughout the day.
Origin - History - Characteristics
Yorkies didn’t look like the cute little, tiny dogs we love today. The characteristics come from a variety of terrier breeds with a linage that has many breeds that were cross breed to develop the look, size and coat desired by dog breeders. That is why DNA testing for this breed will always come back inconclusive. When you look closely at Yorkies you will notice the large variety of characteristics such as long ears, noses and bodies as well as different coat textures and colors.
It is us Americans and professional dog breeders that have used breeding secrets to accomplish the look that many Yorkie lovers seek in a new puppy. Such as the Teddy Bear Face, Baby Doll Face and Tiny Petite Bodies with short ears and noses and silky soft coats and beautiful colors. It is up to you to decide on the size, looks and characteristics of the dog that will be with you for many years to come.
After 30 years of breeding, we have found that 98 percent of the people that come to us looking for a puppy do not care about champion bloodlines or registration. All they want is a small or tiny healthy baby doll face Yorkie with short ears and noses that keep the forever puppy look that they fell in love with when they purchased it. A longtime companion to travel with and comfort them through the ups and downs in life. They make great family pets and are not afraid of larger dogs or cats.
They bring a lot of joy into your home and they are very low maintenance with a great personality!
That is why many of them are used as therapy or emotional support dogs.
Origin of Yorkshire Terriers - Yorkies
Yorkshire Terrier includes several terriers breeds in its bloodline that originated in England. Dog experts disagree on what breeds are in the bloodline because they where breed several different ways by Scottish immigrants.
These are the primary breeds in their bloodline; Waterside Terrier, Skye Terrier, Paisley Terrier, Dandie Dinmont, Manchester Terrier, Maltese.
Yorkies can be difficult to train because they need “structure” what we mean is **consistent rules**, dependable leadership & guidance. Structure means that the dog can rely on you to create a dependable routine in your household and out in the world. They may not be the ideal pet for you if you do not have to to train them at a young age.
Structure is a powerful way to help your dog be the awesome dog you always wanted.
Structure brings down their stress level (excitement/fear), which is the root cause of all problem behaviors in dogs. When your little dog can rely on a safe routine, and they know that you will take care of everything for them, they begin to learn to calm down and stop overreacting. Dogs – and especially those with behavior problems such as separation anxiety, fear, pushiness, aggression, and many more issues – are HUGELY helped by giving them massive amounts of structure. It’s actually amazing to see.
Having clear, unbreakable rules is extremely important for dogs. Small dogs thrive on clarity. Consistent patterns and expectations create a sense of security and increase calmness and trust in dogs. Many unacceptable behaviors are reduced or eliminated by simply setting up consistent household rules that your dog can rely on, such as door manners, crate training and duration training with the announcement of a place command will build impulse control and bring calmness.
Don’t give them treats because they look cute or because you came home feeling guilty that you were gone all day. Give them treats for good behavior as a reward. They are people pleasers and will quickly learn what earns them a reward and will enjoy pleasing you and seeing you happy.
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Diet & Nutrition
It is recommended to monitor your Yorkie’s eating habits, especially during puppy stages. Offer your puppy food every 3 to 4 hours to help prevent low blood sugar. They should be eating roughly ¼ cup to ½ cup of dog food per day based on activity level.
A high-quality, small-bite dry dog food is recommended to maintain their shiny coat, to protect their bones, to keep their teeth clean, to be gentle on their digestive system, and to overall keep them healthy. We recommend Royal Canin dry dog food. A nutritional supplement, such as Nutrical, may also be needed in teacup sized puppies to prevent Hypoglycemia.