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How much do teacup Yorkies weigh?

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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.

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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.

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    What are baby teacup yorkies?

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    "Teacup" Yorkies are unusually small Yorkshire terriers, and baby teacup Yorkies are teacup Yorkie puppies. These dogs are not officially recognized by the American Kennel Club, and the Yorkshire Terrier Club of America precludes the use of the term "teacup" for ethical reasons. Teacup Yorkies weigh between 2 and 4 pounds, and often, the babies can actually fit into a teacup, giving rise to their nickname.

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    What are some options for buying teacup Yorkie puppies?

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    As of 2015, Elvis Yorkshire Terrier, located in Ironton, Missouri, specializes in selling teacup Yorkies. Teacup Puppies Store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is another option, and eBay classifieds offer another option for finding teacup Yorkies in certain cities.

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    How do you find teacup Yorkies for sale?

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    Teacup Yorkies can be found for sale online through breeders. You can find breeders through sites such as Ebay, Craigslist and Kijiji. There are many breeders that have their own websites listed on Google.

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    How do you compare the prices of teacup Yorkies?

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    Compare the prices for teacup Yorkies by determining the dogs' genders, papers and lineage. Females generally cost more than males, dogs with papers are more expensive than dogs without, and dogs born from reputable bloodlines may be more expensive than others. Consider all these factors when comparing prices between dogs.

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