Tea Cup Shorkies
We are so confident in the health and temperament of our Shorkie puppies that in the event one of our puppies should develop a genetic issue that is outlined in our warranty we will REFUND YOU THE COST OF THE PUPPY up to 5 yrs of age. NO other website or breeders offer this. So please know as your breeder we are with you on this journey all the way!
- The Shorkie Club Of America Says NO to TEACUP SHORKIES!
- Ask your vet about TCUP PUPPIES! and the health risks they can have.
- No Ethical breeder breeds for TCUPS on purpose!
Well you have made up your mind and found the puppy of your dreams and it is a Shorkie puppy.
So much information the internet !!!! That is where the "SCA", TheShorkie Club Of America is here to help no matter where you get your shorkie from. Make a decision to be informed. There is so much misleading information on the website that it only confuses puppy parents to be. So as we tell many people. STOP.. PUT THE BRAKES ON!!! do some research bout shorkies.
First let me say THERE IS NO SUCH THING A teacup shokies!There appears to be quite a bit of BAD INFORMATION ONLINE about the term Teacup Shorkie and Shorkie puppies. There also seems to be no shortage of Shorkie breeders ready to take your hard earned money by selling you a poorly bred Shorkie by using the term TEACUP and or Toy sized puppies..
so buyers beware! DO YOUR RESEARCH!
Many people contact me in search of a TEACUP size shorkie and hence it made me realize there needs to be a website that informs people about the Shorkie breed and the size and the standard that has been set forth by the Shorkie Club of America and the puppies it produces.
So here goes everyone allow me to introduce you to what a Teacup Shorkie really is all about
One of the most frequently asked questions that we get is "do you have any teacup Shorkie puppies for sale?" The simple truth is that no breeder anywhere has a "teacup" Shorkie puppy because no such classification exists.
Why then you may ask, do so many breeders advertise their puppies as teacup Shorkie puppies for sale?
Fraudulent advertising for Teacup Shorkie puppies is the #1 reason. Advertising anything that says TEACUP is a huge money maker for that breeder.
Some unscrupulous breeders advertise teacup Shorkie puppies to take advantage of those people who are not very familiar with the Shorkie breed. By telling someone that they are getting a "teacup" Shorkie, they make the potential puppy parent feel that they are getting something special, something that is one of a kind . You will also see these teacup puppies are priced outrageously high and this supports the idea you are paying more for something that is extremely rare when in fact you may be purchasing a genetic nightmare that will cost you thousands of dollars in vet bills and much heart ache over the years.
Sadly, there are people out there breeding Shorkie puppies who simply aren't knowledgeable enough about the Shorkie breed and are just throwing any Shih Tzu with any Yorkie and hoping for the best.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS FACT!!!! . The smallest dog in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was a Chihuahua who weighed just under 2 pounds at 1 lb. 14 oz. For someone to claim that they regularly have adult Shorkie dogs weighing less than 2 pounds is a stretch to say the least. Remember a Shorkie has Shih tzu in it. The bone structure alone would be more than 2 lbs.
Well bred shorkies do not through back to the yorkie side on a regular basis.!!!! AND THEY HAVE GOOD SOLID BONE STRUCUTRE They are a combination of both the breeds perfectly blended but on a 95%... Range are more shih tzu like in appearance and temperament . On the 5% occasion that a shorkie looks like a yorkie.. the same rule applies. They should never have thin balding coats!!! that is the first sign of a poor quality breeding or a under lying health issue. That applies to all breed of dogs!!!! It could be a sign of RED MANGE!!! beware. Since starting the Shorkie breed almost 20 yrs ago as of 2009....I have never come across or bred any Shorkie puppies with Thin Balding coats and have never experienced Shorkies throwing back to the YORKIE side on a regular basis as a breeder in Alabama professes. ON OCCASION a puppy may be more yorkie like .. but that rarely occurs and is the very reason we use the shih tzus as the mothers.
The Shorkie Club Of America is working on generation after generation trying to get this breed to a "predictable breeding" the same as when you breed a shih tzu to a shih tzu or a yorkie to a yorkie... you get consistency. But the Shorkie Club Of America for the Shorkie does not THROW BACK TO THE Yorkie side.
Shorkies that throw back to the yorkie side are never considered candidates for second generation breedings. But are none the less great pets .
BEWARE OF ANY WEBSITES MAKING SUCH A CLAIM AND WATCH FOR BALD PATCHES ON PUPPIES HUGE RED Flag!!!!
Now lets address size!!!!
No one has TEACUP Shorkies like we do some websites proclaim!!! Thank God for that!!! Look at the thin balding coats on the websites that make these claims.
So you are looking for a Teacup Shorkie puppy? You would be very interested in finding out there is no such thing and the Shorkie Club of America does not recognize Wording like Teacups, Micro, Mini, Teenies and often are just ploys to lure you into purchasing a puppy from a disreputable breeder! The Shorkie also known as a Shorkie Tzu range in size from 4-12 lbs. 4 being very small indeed!!!!. If you are wanting something smaller than this you must also take a look at the health issues that could arise as well as longevity. Why are any breeders trying to down size an already toy sized breed????
Now again please understand we do get the tiny tiny ones on occasion.
BUT WE DO NOT BREED SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT PURPOSEFULLY.
It is very common that all breeders, on occasion have that occasionally smaller puppy. However there is NO reputable ethical Shorkie breeder would ever consider breeding on purpose for this smaller size! Nor would they think of breeding any of their females that are in the 2-4 lb. range. Most of your reputable shorkie breeders breed to improve health, temperament, and quality of the puppies they produce and always take the life of the mothers they are breeding into consideration first and foremost.
These advertised Shorkies under 4lbs are so much more susceptible to both hereditary and non-hereditary health issues, including birth defects to heart and organ problems. These can occur undetected for a long time, so you would not know until the dog has reached 2 or older. Some can show up early on as well. Many tinies you will see have very very thin coats and balding spots on their bodies.
Now that does not mean they do Not exist!!! We personally have had them BUT WE ALWAYS MAKE SURE WE PLACE THEM IN APPROPRIATE HOMES AND THEY COME FROM GENETICALLY TESTED PARENTS
THAT ARE CERF(eye tested by dog (etymologist) OFA( knees hearts elbos and hips) AND BILE ACID TESTED to ensure the liver is functioning properly! but still problems can arise!!!
Sherry Carter Also makes claims that no one can get their hands on these tinies and they are such a rare breeding when in fact we have references on our site with tinies that are 4 lbs and under that will attest to how they are susceptible to issues!
Shorkie puppies do have a VARIETY OF COAT TEXTURE. Thinner..heavier...very thick... but never thin and balding with no hair on the muzzle or ears or missing on other body parts????? That is a sign of health issues or of terrible breeding practices.
So you see you need to NOT make size a top priority in finding a healthy dog of any breed. Finding a healthy, happy puppy with excellent Shorkie characteristics is far more important than size!
Do your research on any breeder you choose. Make sure they have years of experience and references in breeding Shorkies. There are a few new SHORKIE BREEDERS that have only been breeding shorkie puppies a very short time that make false claims only to make excuses for the poor quality they are breeding. Take your time when looking for a new puppy no matter what breed you are choosing.
Beware of SHORKIE PUPPY SALES
Responsible breeders of any breed never try to lure you into buying 2 puppies at the same time. In-fact reputable breeders discourage this. We try and have them wait a few months and then get a second puppy to offer bonding time with the first puppy and the puppy.
Ask any professional dog trainer and they will let you know.. getting two puppies especially litter mates is not a good idea.
No with that being said we have had families that have wanted two puppies at the same time and were set on that. But they knew what they were getting into and we told them the pros and cons of owning two puppies at the same time
When you see PUPPY SALE on a website it merely is letting you know they are having a hard time placing their puppies. You also will probably note the puppies are much older and have not been adopted so they are no lowering prices to move the puppy by offering a buy one get half price off...It is a very interesting concept having a puppy sale.. But never the less it is important to look into why someone would be having a sale and why they cannot place the puppies they are bringing onto this world.
We never put our puppies ON SALE! we have made exceptions in prices for our military families and to some special need clients that we have had. But we refuse to have a puppy sale as if our babies are MERCHANDISE
WE COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND THAT OUR PRICES ARE NOT FOR EVERYONE
but with all the genetic testing and experience and dedication to the Shorkie Breed
We make no excuses for it. No to date no one has the references we do in Shorkies and we constantly are reminded of how incredible our puppy parents are and so very thankful for the 20 plus years if support we continue to receive from them over the years
As you will see our shorkie puppies get adopted very quickly because of our years and years of experience in the Shorkie breed and with our puppy parents. That does not mean that you will inevitably find your baby here. But here is a GREAT place to start to gather Shorkie Information.
We are firm believers in taking the time to research and finding the right puppy and the right breeder. So please use our web site as a resources to educate yourself. Do not be a VICTIM ONLINE!!!!!!!
You can always call us with questions and we will help if we can. 253 238 7936