Teacup Yorkie Cost: The Price of Owning a Miniature Cutie
Teacup Yorkies, also known as Toy Yorkies or Miniature Yorkies, are small and adorable dogs that have become increasingly popular as companion pets in recent years.
If you are interested in owning a Teacup Yorkie, one of the first questions that may come to mind is, “How much does a Teacup Yorkie cost?”
The answer to this question can vary depending on a number of factors.
Photo: Carey Chan / The Yorkie Club
First and foremost, the price of a Teacup Yorkie will depend on where you are purchasing it from.
Reputable breeders who have high-quality breeding programs and take great care of their dogs will generally charge more for their puppies than pet stores or online marketplaces.
This is because they have invested a lot of time, money, and effort into producing healthy, well-socialized puppies.
Additionally, the price of a Teacup Yorkie will depend on the puppy’s age, gender, and color.
Female puppies are generally more expensive than males, and puppies with rare or unusual colors may also cost more.
In general, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,500 to $5,000 for a Teacup Yorkie puppy from a reputable breeder.
It is important to note that the cost of owning a Teacup Yorkie goes beyond the initial purchase price.
Teacup Yorkies require regular veterinary care, including vaccinations, check-ups, and preventive treatments for fleas, ticks, and other parasites.
Additionally, Teacup Yorkies need high-quality food, toys, grooming supplies, and other accessories to keep them happy and healthy.
In conclusion, the cost of a Teacup Yorkie can vary widely depending on a number of factors, including where you are purchasing it from, the puppy’s age, gender, and color, as well as the ongoing expenses associated with owning a small dog.
If you are considering adding a Teacup Yorkie to your family, be sure to do your research, ask questions, and choose a reputable breeder who can provide you with a healthy, well-socialized puppy.
One important point you might want to consider, is that teacup Yorkies and other teacup small dogs are not a different or specific breed of dog.
Sure, they may look different but truthfully they have either been bred by naturally smaller and smaller dogs in order to influence the size of future puppies by breeders.
Or a normal breeder may find that one of the puppies in their newest litter is a lot smaller than the rest of the puppies.
In this case, the “teacup Yorkie” that the breeder is advertising is simply the ‘runt’ of the litter.
Make sure you do your absolute due diligence because the smaller the dog the more likely it is to have immense health problems down the road.
As a final note, I want to stress the importance of never searching for a puppy on Facebook or Google, both websites are plagued with scammers who are taking advantage of the lax policies.
I’ve seen many ads directly in Google as well as even Youtube where scammers are obviously running the advertisements.
Comparatively, I have seen countless people scammed on Facebook and the simple reason as to why, is because Facebook has not yet begun to tackle the problem.
As a result, scammers have ultimate free reign and abuse Facebook’s functionality and system without any consequences.
If you are being coerced into buying a puppy, or “rehoming” a puppy on Facebook – 99.9% of the time you are being scammed.
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Thank you to whoever wrote this. I have been deeply concerned about ‘teacup’ Yorkies and the possible health problems they may have. I purchased the runt of a litter from what I thought was a reputablae breeder. She was am mere two ounces wnem born. She was one of the most adorable, cleverest and brightest of Yorkies, always remaining very small in atature, and lived to the age of fifteen. However, in returning to the same breeder, her comment was “I only thought she’d last a week!” Make of that what you will, but I did buy another puppy from her – this time it was a ‘rescue’ – as she nearly died from gastroenteritis within three days of having her. I had no idea what happened to her mother, but suspect that she had died. IT cost a fortune in vet’s bills, but this little Yorkie was worth every penny!