The smallest dog in the world is called Teacup Yorkie. According to Guinness Book of Records, it was first registered in the year 2006. Its size makes it one of the most adorable dogs ever seen. However, its small size does not mean that it doesn’t have any problems or needs special care.
You may wonder why there are so many tiny dogs?
There are two reasons: 1) The breeders don’t want to sell their puppies because they think they will become too expensive; 2) They just cannot produce enough puppies for the demand.
Why Is Teacup Yorkie Tiny?
It is true that there are some breeds which are considered “smaller” than others. For example, miniature schnauzer and pug are smaller than standard poodles, but they aren’t called “tiny”. Also, there are other breeds like chihuahua, bulldog and even dachshund which are smaller than standard sized dogs. But these tiny breeds are sold at pet shops and not available for purchase by the public.
There is no reason why Teacup Yorkie shouldn’t be considered as a “normal” sized dog.
Why would anyone need to buy a tiny dog?
Because there is a huge market for the smallest dog in the world. The bigger the dog, the more expensive it will cost. The smaller the dog, the more valuable it becomes. If you are looking for a small dog with a price which fits your budget, then teacup yorkie won’t be the best choice for you.
Is Teacup Yorkie Really The World’s Smallest Dog?
After extensive research on the internet and reading various forums, there is no evidence that teacup yorkie is really the smallest dog in the world. In fact, there are many other dogs which claim to be the smallest breed of dog in the world. Names likeMicro puppy, Fidel, Meesha, xtreme, and many other names keep popping up. But these dogs cannot be found at any dog shows or canine events because they are not purebred.
Sources & references used in this article:
7 Most Common Yorkie Health Issues by K Caughill – thedogtale.com
Yorkshire terriers by K Donnelly – 1990 – books.google.com
Myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs: does size matter? by HG Parker, P Kilroy-Glynn – Journal of veterinary cardiology, 2012 – Elsevier