How to stud out my tea cup Yorkie?

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JKH: How can i stud out my tea cup Yorkie ?
My Yorkie is full breed, however he is not AKC registered. He has great temper, very friendly and extremely smart. Everytime someone sees him, they ask where did i get him at, and that happens often, especially when we go to vet’s office. So i was thinking about studing him either for litter or a fee.
He does have AKC registered parent and the other parent does not have papers but also purebred. My dog weights 3.4 pounds.

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  1. Blonde bombshell says

    None of you know anything about yorkies (KELLIE H, BLUEBONN…, JEN VT) how is it a runt when yorkies are classified both under the AKC and the UK KC as 7 pounds and under …. DUH

    also asker your yorkie is a standard not a miniture a standard is anything under 7 pounds, thats it. Anything bigger is a badly bred yorkie, well not really a yorkie at all, people should realise with some dogs it works the other way

  2. JenVT says

    I hope you are kidding. Just in case you have been living in a cave since you got him, "teacups" anything should be spayed or neutered. "teacup" is greeder code for poorly bred runt. get him neutered and refrain from making any more. I am sure he is beautiful and has a wonderful temperament, which makes him a wonderful pet. Not necessarily an appropriate stud dog.

  3. caninelover says

    For starters, before you even consider studding out your little one, you need to be very knowledgeable regarding the breed itself. If you were, you would be well aware that there is no such thing as a teacup Yorkie–it's nothing more than a marketing term and is generally taboo amongst Yorkie enthusiasts.

    If you want to venture into breeding ethically, then you need to start by finding youself a breed mentor who will help you learn what you need to know, asist you in evaluating your boy to determine if he is a quality representation of the breed that even *should* be used as stud, and to help you find a female that your male will compliment.

    However, please be aware that as your male is not even registered, you are likely out of luck. No respectable breeder is going to breed to an unregistered dog. (Key word: respectable.)

  4. daa says

    An unregistered, "teacup" Yorkie is NOT a breeding-quality dog. There are thousands of smart, friendly, good-tempered dogs & puppies in shelters. Have your dog neutered and enjoy him for the pet he is.

    Edit: There are currently 1183 Yorkies in shelters and rescues listed on Perhaps the people you encounter who are looking for a Yorkie might be persuaded to look for one there?

  5. Ocimom says

    Breed him when (and only when):

    1. He is AKC registered.
    2. He is at least 2 yrs old and been checked for all genetic problems in the breed.
    3. He has been shown to championship title.
    4. You have written permission from the breeder to breed him.

    When that is completed then you can stud him – but since you can't do the above, call your vet and neuter him now!

  6. Dazzlingstarz says

    Since he's not AKC registered and don't have any titles, which you have to have AKC registration for, no reputable breeder will use your dog as a stud.

    Another thing, there's no such thing as a "tea cup yorkie". I am a owner of a yorkie. There's one one category for yorkie, and that's anything 7 pounds and under. There's no subcategories with different sizes. The only breeds that have that are the poodle and schnauzers.

    Well I guess, people like back yard breeders, believe teacups exist because they breed runts to runts and produce genetically sick puppies, even though they may appear healthy on the outside they can be genetically messed up on the inside.

    Is he OFA and CERF certified? If not, no reputable breeder will ask you to use your stud. Does he confirm to the breed standard? There are many "purebreds" with no papers out there. Don't add more! These dogs end up in the shelters or end up dying within a year or two. The yorkie breed already has genetic problems without back yard breeders adding to it!

    My yorkie has bronchitis problems and my sister's in laws yorkie has the same problem. Hers is a runt, poorly bred. She adopted him from the shelter, he did come with AKC papers. The only reason he was in the shelter was because he was rescued from a back yard breeder that didn't take care of the dogs.

    Just because people admire your dog does not mean you should stud him out. There's tons of dogs in the shelters as it is. My dog is AKC registered and I'm not studding or even breeding him. He's a pet, a companion not a little stud dog. And that's why he's been neutered. I didn't plan on showing him or even trying to. I have no need for that. To much time and all. He knows the basic commands and tricks and that's good enough for me. He's a well mannered dog. He gets admired where ever we go.

    You don't get a whole litter for studding. You usually get a pick of the litter if you don't charge a fee but as I've said no reputable breeder will use a non registered, non titled stud. Backyard breeders, sure, because all they care about is breeding little runts and making money of ignorant people.

  7. bluebonnetgranny says

    If you had a quality dog you would not be asking this question. People would be knocking down your door & your phone would be ringing off the hook.

    Teacups are very very low quality dogs. I don't care what breed it is, if it is a teacup it is a sickly little dog.

    Get him neutered he is not worth breeding.

  8. Kelli H says

    There is NO such thing as FULL BREED, it's purebred. And there is NO such thing as a TEACUP any kind of a dog. What you have is a poorly bred runt, so why would anyone want to breed to it? Get it NEUTERED instead of making more poorly bred dogs. This world needs more mutts, especially when millions are euthanized in shelters each year. Just exactly what has your dog done to prove himself breed worthy? He can't be shown and get his breed championship since he's not even registered.

  9. Kati says

    Stop thinking about studding him out. Obviously the main goal would be to make money.
    Leave it to reputable breeders that care about bettering the breed.

  10. Loki ☯ Wolfchild says

    How much does he weigh? If he's under 7 lbs., he's not a "teacup"…just a plain old Yorkie. If he's over 7 lbs., he's an oversized Yorkie.

    Do you know if he carries the genes for luxating patella? What about eye problems? Have you had him CERFed? What was his OFA/Pennhip hip rating?

    How do I know that your dog would be producing healthy puppies? If I don't…why on earth would I breed to him??

    There is a lot more to being breeding quality than having a nice personality.

    So you want to use your dog at stud:

  11. kouneli says

    If he's not registered, hasn't shown in conformation classes, hasn't been tested for genetic diseases that may pop up in his offspring, and doesn't have parents that are AKC registered, then it's not worth breeding him.
    Breed for quality, not for money. There are enough dogs out there as it is. Even purebred dogs get stuck in the shelter. So how will you feel if you find that one of your dog's precious pups was dumped?

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