Who wants a teacup? Do you want to sit on the porch and drink tea with me? Because the only thing that sounds good. Oh, you mean the word that some people use to describe extra tiny doggies? Some of my puppies have grown to only weigh 2-3 pounds, but I'd never describe them as being 'teacups' (that's something you drink from). Instead I call them 'extra- tiny' doggies and the final size can't be guaranteed.
Do you really want an itty-bitty doggie?
Many people have inquired about getting a teacup size yorkiepoo so I decided to include a page that may answer a few questions...
Tiny puppies require a lot of attention. You must be with them constantly in case they experience low-blood sugar which they're prone to have. They must be kept warm and always have food available. You can't allow them to jump off furniture or play to rough because they can break bones easily and are fragile. Occasionally some of my puppies only weigh 3-4 pounds when grown and may need constant care. Is this really how you want to spend your time??
Some folks consider a 'teacup' to weigh less than 5 or 6 pounds. Personally I think they should weigh 3 pounds or less. The size of puppies is usually attributed to the size of the grandparents so it bothers me when people asks 'well, how big are the parents?' Because the size normally is from the grandparents. I don't breed my adults in order to produce extra-tiny doggies...it just happens sometimes. Please remember that teacups are very fragile and need extra attention. A tiny puppy is prone to having low-blood sugar, liver shunts and so many other issues because of their size. I never know if a puppy will be a 'teacup' size until they're about 6-7 weeks old and sometimes older because puppies may have a growth spurt.
Some people think that a teacup puppy would be ideal to grow up with their small children and that's just not the case. Can you imagine being a tiny puppy and having a young baby pulling on your ears, being picked up by your tail, small hands grabbing your face, etc? It makes me shudder to think that one of my puppies has to endure this type of treatment. These puppies are not toys for babies!
Because of these issues I want my puppies to go to homes that can provide proper care and love that's needed for them to live a happy and joyful life for many years!