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Teacup Biewer Terrier

The first thing you need to know about Teacup Biewer Terrier is that they are actually Yorkshire Terriers but smaller. The American Kennel Club doesn’t recognize it as a breed of its own.

The Origins of Teacup Biewer Terrier

While the Yorkshire Terriers have been around since the nineteenth century, Teacup Biewer Yorkies made an appearance somewhere around the 1990s. That was the decade that saw many celebrities and supermodels going for the miniature pet trend.
However, miniature Biewer Yorkies weren’t exactly rare before that. Some Biewer Yorkies are naturally small while others are bred that way. A breeding practice is known as ‘Miniaturization’ is why you see the Teacup Biewer Terriers of today.

Miniaturization of Yorkshire Terrier

Before we move on, it is important to note that the Biwer Yorkies aren’t the only ones to have a ‘teacup’ variation. Miniaturization is quite common in other toy breeds such as Pomeranians, Chihuahua, and the Maltese. Their compact size makes them hugely popular because their size makes them seem to be in perpetual puppyhood.

However, it is worth noting none of the teacup breeds is officially recognized by AKC despite their popularity.

teacup biewer terrier

Size: A Pup in a Cup

Is a Teacup Biewer Terrier small enough to fit a teacup?

Yes, it is actually small enough to fit your palm. In Google, you will find heart-melting photos of people holding these babies in hand or in a Starbucks cup. Let’s not forget that the parent breed, Yorkshire Terrier, is a toy breed itself. This means a regular Yorkie will not grow beyond 8 to 9 inches and should ideally weigh under 6 to 7 pounds. Now, since Teacup Yorkie isn’t a recognized breed, there is no official size specification. Any Yorkie that is supposed to stay smaller than a regular Yorkie is a Teacup Yorkie. If we really get down to the numbers, your terrier is a teacup if it doesn’t grow beyond 6 inches and weighs under 4 pounds. They are probably never going to grow bigger than a can of soda.

That said, it is worth noting that many breeders will sell a Yorkshire terrier pup as a Teacup Terrier. You may realize it only after it grows beyond the teacup size. That is why it is highly important to find a good breeder. We will cover tips to find a reliable breeder later in our guide. If you want to have your own teacup Biewer Terriers for more accompany, here are some teacup biewer terrier for sale.