Adult teacup Yorkies typically weigh 1 to 3 pounds and are normally less than 4 pounds. American Kennel Club guidelines for breeding full-size Yorkshire Terriers, by contrast, mandate a minimum weight of 4 pounds and a maximum of 7.Know More
Teacup Yorkies can weigh a lot less, however, with the smallest on record weighing 4 ounces.
Despite their popularity, there are significant welfare concerns associated with the breeding of "teacup" dogs. The word actually refers to a genetic defect that often leads to health problems such as hypoglycemia, according to Midwest Animal ResQ. Unethical breeders have also been criticized for separating alleged "teacup" puppies from their mothers too early in life.Learn more about Dogs
As there is no recognized breed standard for teacup Yorkshire terriers, the definition of these dogs is loose, including any dog from a Yorkshire lineage which is under 4 pounds at adult weight. Yorkshires bred to the AKC breed standard are between 4 and 7 pounds.Full Answer >
Yorkshire terriers, known as Yorkies, live an average of 12 to 15 years. The small dogs often suffer from health problems including bronchitis, easily upset stomachs, eye infections and tooth decay. They also tend to have spine problems and can easily herniate disks.Full Answer >
The most common weight for a Yorkshire Terrier, or Yorkie, is 10 pounds. The overall acceptable weight range for a Yorkie is between 6 and 20 pounds.Full Answer >
Yorkshire terriers reach 6 to 7 inches high and weigh approximately 7 pounds, according to Dog Breed Info Center. Teacup Yorkshire terriers can be under 4 pounds.Full Answer >