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About The Teacup Yorkie
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The Teacup Yorkie is tiny, fluffy, and surprisingly confident. These cute mini Yorkies are simply a Yorkshire Terrier who has been bred to be significantly smaller than normal. Designed to be the perfect apartment pet, lapdog and companion, Teacup Yorkies usually weigh between 2 and 4 pounds.
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History Of The Teacup Yorkie
It’s not known exactly when these tiny Yorkies were first bred into existence. However, it’s generally agreed that they came to be sometime around the 1990s. This is when the designer dog breeding trend really took off. Many purebred canines were selectively bred to create tiny toy breeds. This includes the Poodle, the Chihuahua, and of course, the Yorkshire Terrier.
Generally, teacup Yorkies are exactly like normal Yorkies, except they are a bit smaller. They usually have rounded skulls and a decently short muzzle. However, they are not flat-faced like some other breeds. Their eyes are relatively small and do not pop out like some other toy breeds.
Teacup Yorkies stand tall at about 5 to 7 inches tall, weighing between 2 to 4 pounds. The average lifespan of the Teacup Yorkie is around 12 years.
Yorkshire Terrier were first recorded in England. During the 18th century, breeders combined several bloodlines to create the breed. While there isn’t a ton of information about the exact breeding methods that resulted in the Yorkshire Terrier we know today, it’s believed that Maltese dogs, Skye Terriers, and Paisley Terriers played a role.
Back in those days, there weren’t any standards to unify the breed. That changed when Mary Ann Foster established those standards in the 1860s. Eventually, these dogs made their way across the pond and spread throughout the world. Originally, they were bred as working dogs. Their jobs varied quite a bit, but they were generally used to get rid of burrowing vermin. Today, the Yorkshire Terrier is more known as a lapdog rather than a working dog.