The terms TEA CUP, T-CUP, MINIATURE, MICRO, TINY, TEACUP, MINI, SMALL, LITTLE and etc. are only adjectives referring to A SMALLER THAN USUAL YORKSHIRE TERRIER AND IS NOT A NEW YORKSHIRE TERRIER BREED.
A tea cup Yorkie should have the same personality as a standard size Yorkshire Terrier and they should be healthy. We don't believe one should sacrifice personality and health just for a tiny Yorkshire Terrier. There are some micro teacup Yorkies (extreme baby doll) for sale on the internet that have large eyes and the eyes are set far apart as compared to the traditional Yorkshire Terriers. We actually think that they are really cute but we would be real concerned about the health and personality of these teacup applehead Yorkie puppies. We believe these puppies may suffer from a medical condition called Dwarfism in dogs. We have never had any tea cup Yorkies that look like that so we can't speak from experience. This is just our personal opinion.
Any purebred Yorkie puppy whose estimated adult weight is less than 5 pounds can be found on the teacup yorkies for sale page and is what we consider as a Teacup Yorkie. Because there are no standards for the terms teacup, miniature, micro, tea cup, tiny, t-cup, mini and etc. we suggest, that when you buy a tiny teacup puppy, one looks at the estimated adult weight to determine the size they want to purchase. We use a yorkie growth chart to help in estimating the full grown weight of the yorkie puppy.
We breed for the smaller than average size dogs, that have the traditional Yorkie personality and are healthy. We believe they are small because of genetics and not because they are runts of the litter or have any genetic defects.