If you are thinking of purchasing a Teacup Yorkie, then you are in for a real treat. This small breed is exceptionally good to own. They are very receptive to their owners and shower them with love and affection at every turn.
The answer to the question of how much do teacup Yorkies cost depends totally on the different teacup Yorkie breeders you approach.
There is a great deal of variance in the answer to the question of how big do teacup Yorkies get. They generally weigh between 5 to 7 pounds. Miniature teacup Yorkies generally get to be between 2 and lbs in weight, certainly small enough to be held in one hand alone.
Teacup Yorkies can range anywhere from $700 to $1,000 depending on the breeder’s experience and the pedigree of the dam and the sire of the puppy.
Training a teacup Yorkie can be a somewhat difficult proposition because, like all the terrier breeds, they can be extremely stubborn and headstrong. You will have to exert your position as the pack leader from the moment you introduce your miniature Yorkie into your household or it may get the better of you and you will shortly discover that your dog is running the household and not you.
Newborn Yorkie puppies are about the cutest little things you will ever lay your eyes on. They are black with tan markings on their muzzles and above their eyes and around their legs, feet and toes. It may take a puppy up to three years to develop its final markings so if your puppy does not look like other Yorkie you have seen in the past, be patient.
They are often described as completely hypoallergenic dogs. Yorkies do not shed as much as other dogs and this is what typically makes people think they do not cause allergic reactions. This is not necessarily the case. People who are allergic to dogs are reacting to the dog’s dander. Yorkies also shed dander just not in the same quantities that other dogs do. Hence, many people who have a dog allergy can tolerate having a Yorkie.
All Yorkies love receiving attention from their owners and they grow into highly protective companions. They do not have the same kind of soft temperament as many other lap dogs tend to exhibit. They are very bold and extremely active and, though they are a small breed, require a fair bit of exercise in order to stay happy and healthy.
If you have recently acquired a miniature Yorkie and are wondering how to train teacup Yorkies you would be best to seek the services of an animal handler who can teach you some of the basics of dog obedience and dog training.
Spending time teaching your dog some basic commands will ensure that he will become a welcome member of society when you venture outside of your home. You will want to make sure that your dog knows that it is not permissible to jump up on people or lick the ice cream form a child’s cone when at a gathering downtown.