Shorkie Club Of America Says NO to TEACUP SHORKIES!
vet about TCUP PUPPIES! and the health risks they can have.
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
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
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.
you may ask, do so many
breeders advertise their puppies as teacup Shorkie puppies
for Teacup Shorkie puppies is the #1 reason. Advertising
anything that says TEACUP is a huge money maker for that
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
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!!!!
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
You can always
call us with questions and we will help if we can.
253 238 7936
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