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Just What Is A "Teacup" Yorkie?

Commonly called a Yorkie, Yorkshire terriers, which originated in England, are a small breed of dog listed in the toy category. They have beautiful silky, long, blue coats and playful, fun terrier behavior. The average size for both male and females is from eight to nine inches and weigh up to seven pounds. The American Kennel Club places each dog breed into a group and Yorkshire terriers are in the toy group because of their small size. The AKC standard for Yorkshire terriers is seven pounds and under, and most in the show ring range from five to seven pounds. Within the Yorkshire terrier breed there are no sub-categories. [...]

What Is a Teacup Poodle

Poodles are a breed of dog recognized in three sizes, which are standard, miniature, and toy. Standard poodles are the largest of the three sizes, weighing forty-five or more pounds, and more than fifteen inches at their shoulder. The miniature, which is the middle-sized dog, weighs approximately fifteen to twenty pounds and stands up to fifteen inches high but with a minimum height of more than ten inches. The smallest of the recognized poodle group is the toy poodle weighing around ten pounds and ten or less inches in height. No separate classification exists for teacup poodles, as teacup is really a term or name many breeders use to describe a very small toy poodle, so there is not any universal standard. [...]

Micros, Minis and Teacups

Throughout the centuries humans have developed breeds of dogs that are far different than what the early ancestors of the canines looked like. Distinctive breed types and characteristics such as coats, colors, ear shapes, leg lengths and body size have all been developed through very selective breeding practices. Most of these selective genetic modifications have been the result of an original gene mutation or abnormality that was then bred for in future generations. Typically these modifications and changes have lead to the development of specific breeds, which have then been identified by these unique characteristics. After all it is the both appearance as well as the behavioral traits of a dog that makes it part of a breed. [...]

Giant Dogs and Smaller Dogs - A Good Match

Some of the most famous teams in history have been matches between two very different types of individuals. Perhaps it is not surprising to find out that two very differently sized dogs often make some of the best companions, playing to each other's unique styles and character traits. It is, however, important for owners to take some time to consider how the general characteristics of the two or more breeds will interact with each other. It is also a great option to consider getting the two puppies at approximately the same time as this will allow for early bonding and socialization together. It does make it more challenging for issues such as obedience and housetraining, so this also needs to be taken into consideration, especially if only one person is taking on all the responsibility. [...]

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