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BELOW : Thanks for the pic Wanda he has to be the most spoilt boy in the Cape.
 
 
Very spoilt off in his car seat driving with MOM.
 
 
Below Latest pic from Mirella in Durban of her yorkie girl cuddling with her BIG BABY SISTER
Our pups leave us totally socialised....
 
 
 
 
Below:  FROM OUR MAIL BAG THIS MORNING.

From: Martie H
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:48 AM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: Rocky and Ivar

 

Hi Joyce

I just want to share with you my two spoilt brats so that you can see how well they are doing.  These photos were taken when they were on a “playdate” J.  This is their hotel whenever I go away and I cant take them with.

They are both doing very well.  Ivar is the busiest little dog and irritates Rocky sometimes beyond believe.

Thank you for trusting me with them.  They are my pride and joy!

Kind Regards

Martie 

 
 
 
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Preparing your Pet for Winter

Our furry friends are part of our family. We need to make sure they are cared for and prepared for winter, just like we do for ourselves.

  • Many people do not understand what an animal’s fur coat is about. Even though it may be plush and bushy, it is not always the perfect insulator. If your pet has less or no hair/fur, then they are even more vulnerable to the cold. I feel that if it is too cold for me outside, it is too cold for my dogs and cats.
  • Shelter is a basic requirement for any outdoor pet. Make sure you have a kennel that can be kept dry and draft free. The kennel needs to be of a sufficient size for your pet to get in and out easily and stand up in.
  • Most pets love an old blanket and it is a great way to keep them warm. Use one or more blankets inside the kennel to provide some insulation. This is especially important for older arthritic animals.
  • Cold, damp weather aggravates arthritis in cats and dogs. If your pet is having trouble getting up or laying down, is crying when picked up, rather take him/her to see the vet. Many new arthritis treatments are available.
  • Using a doggie jersey depends on how tolerant your pet is, but can be a good idea. Especially for the little ones. Cats will probably not appreciate being dressed up and usually seek warm places to sit or sleep in.
  • Having a little cat house or enclosed basket will hopefully prevent the cats from seeking warmth elsewhere, like under the bonnet of a car! If your cat likes sleeping here, make sure you give the bonnet a loud bang before starting your car. This unfortunate accident causes many cats' deaths every year.
  • Antifreeze is also is real threat to our pets. They are attracted to its sweet smell and taste and will often sample it if left out or spilled. Antifreeze is highly toxic. Please don’t leave this lying around, even in the garage.
  • Outdoor pets need to have extra food to help keep up their strength. Not so much that they become obese, but enough to help them generate extra body heat. If you are not sure about this, rather consult with your vet.
  • Cats that go outside to toilet may be less willing to do so in the colder months, especially if we have had a ground frost and the ground is hard. Give them a litter tray in a “private spot” in the house.
  • Continue to walk your pet during winter weather. The exercise will help keep their circulation up and increase their stamina. As always, exercise is important.
  • Winter weather can be harsh and lower an animal’s resistance to disease. If your pet seems ill or out of sorts, rather take him/her to the vet for a checkup.

It doesn’t take too much to keep our pets safe and warm when things start to get a little chilly. If we can do things to keep ourselves warmer in winter, we can take the time to make sure our furry friends are just as safe and protected. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks again to PETS ROGZ INSURANCE FOR THESE HELPFUL TIPS
 

Tips for Keeping your Pet warm during Winter

1

Coat. Pets with short coats may need an extra layer of clothing to keep warm. Remember to keep watch for shivering.

2

Cars. Cats like to hide underneath the hood, so be sure to hoot or make a noise before starting the engine so they can escape safely.

3

Older Pets. Aging pets need extra care as their bodies are more sensitive to temperature changes.

4

Paws. It is important to wipe your pet’s paws after they have been outside. Remember your pets can get frostbite especially between the paw pads.

5

Appetite. Pets that are more active will need more food as they are burning more calories. Likewise, pets that are inside and are more sedentary will require less calories. Adjusting your pet’s meals according to his activity may be a good idea.

 

 

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  • If your dog is a long coated one, remember grooming is essential if you put jerseys and jackets on your pet.
  • Paws it is essential to trim the fur around the pads on a regular basis if your dog is a long coated breed.  IF the fur grows too long mats over the paw pads, it is not only slippery and difficult for the dog to get a grip on a surface but also will keep the dogs paws cold and damp or wet, in the winter months.
  • IF you have your dog shaved in summer and you want to continue with that in the colder months you will have to use additional ways of keeping your pet warm in the colder months.

 

HAPPY, HEALTHY WINTER EVERYONE….

 

 

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The reality of the teacup dog…

 

In recent days I have been inundated with people having been scammed looking to buy a teacup dog …..  Pekingese’s, Chihuahuas, Yorkies etc.

If you are on the market to buy any breed of teacup dog DO YOUR RESEARCH find out what the going price is for this size dog…  I have no idea what pekes or Chihuahuas that are ultra-tiny sell for. However the breed itself is a far cheaper dog than the yorkie is.  QUALITY YORKIE THAT IS.

People who are scammed and paying out R2 000-00 and R3 000-00 for a teacup YORKIE dog to a SCAMMER are scammed simply because they do not know any different, if they did contact breeders for genuine teacup dogs of which there are very few, I am still to find the first breeder in SA other than ourselves who produce dogs reaching adult weights of one kilogram or less on a reasonably frequent basis.  Most breeders selling teacups to the public are selling them POCKET sized dogs that are considerably cheaper than a genuine teacup dog.

When I speak about a genuine teacup pup and dog. I am talking about a tiny dog, that is well built, has weight behind it no matter how little that pup or dog weighs it is a solid robust pup, not a dog or pup that one gust of wind it is blown clean off its feet, there are a good few pups and dogs out there that fit this description.  We are not one of those breeders.  Our dogs may weigh 1kg but in comparison to a light weight 1kg dog, dramatically smaller.

If you want that ultra- tiny dog, MICRO TEACUP dog, genuine teacup dog, call it what you want, you need the lifestyle to cope with that size dog.

If you are sold a TEACUP dog and there is no night feeds, pajama drill it is not a teacup dog.  Teacups do not survive if not fed night and day.  IT is months of around the clock feeding.

I get calls from the public every other day one Lady for example said her pup did not eat from the day she took it from the breeder till the following day midday.  The Breeder said it was because the dog was dewormed, this was normal. Sold as a teacup,  at three months of age already weighing 1kg, not a teacup dog. I did not want to burst her bubble when she told me this as immediately I knew this could not be a teacup dog it would not survive without solid food all that time.

It is the fashion anyone selling pups adds the label of teacup to their advert, the pups fly out the door, but the public have been suckered in once again. 

Tell your breeder of choice what size dog you are expecting to be a teacup, the weight of the dog you want, ask them what weight they consider to be a teacup size dog. You yourself may not be sure what size dog a teacup should be. I am told we have one 1.8kg.  The best way you can ensure you get as close to as what you want is to talk weight, but then so many breeders say they do not weigh their pups, this again to my mind is a story. 

Buying a genuine teacup, micro teacup whatever, is no walk in any park even if your pup has no hiccups at all along the way.  It is a huge responsibility, it is not for a month or two but for months and months to come, it is no fashion statement, or something you can flaunt as owning.  This is a breathing, little life.  We go all out to ensure who buys these pups are indeed clued up first and foremost and realise what it takes to raise that tiny.

I do my utmost to ensure no pup of mine becomes a statistic in the wrong hands.  Some of the public do not like it, if I have reasons for not selling them a dog, or pup should I say, that is their problem not mine.  There is no grey area when it comes to owning this size dog, it is as clear as night is night and day is day, black or white, you either go all out and handle this pup like a baby or you buy something else.   

People who want this size dog yesterday are what we call IMPULSE buyers and those are not the right buyers in the majority of cases.  Most people wanting the genuine teacup dog are people who have longed and dreamed of owning this tiny dog most of their lives and when they are finally in a position to do right by that pup, have the right lifestyle to own and raise that size pup and dog, they decide to buy one.

We NEVER have teacups available they are placed with people who have joined a waiting list. 

We have bred and owned adult dogs of weights of 550 and 600gms dogs that live long healthy happy lives.

If a pup of ours turns out to be ultra- tiny we will think long and hard before we pass it on.

It is always about the pup – not about anything else.

We have produced the ultimate tinies for the last twenty years.

 

OUR TEACUP PUPS – GENUINE TEACUP PUPS.

  • Weighed at birth and weekly thereafter.
  • We expect to see certain milestones reached at certain ages.
  • Once we have ascertained the pup in question is a genuine tiny, it remains with us for four months
  • All inoculations are done, first at six weeks, second at ten weeks, third plus rabies at fourteen weeks of age.
  • Microchipped, registered, pups carry health guarantees.
  • Our pups are monitored throughout the day and night, fed solids from an exceptionally young age, far younger than normal sized pups, they are also with their Mothers far longer than normal sized pups.  Fed around the clock for months and months.
  • The reason they are not cheap to begin with, it takes far more to raise a tiny than any other sized pup hence, the dedication required by the breeder.

Patience is required when joining a waiting list, this is not a pup you come across every other day.   They are NEVER available in numbers. They are bred as nature intended.

We do not interbreed nor do we breed with small sized dogs.

 

Teacup sized dogs are not capable of breeding.  We only sell our pups as pets.

 

REGISTERING A PUPPY

This last week, a Lady called me asking if I do what other breeders do, sell my pups registered or not registered. I said no I don’t. My pups are all registered. I asked her what her reason was for asking me that question.  She said well registered is one price, unregistered dramatically less?  I said when you get told that STORY, you must see red flashing lights.  To register any pup is inexpensive, roughly R100-00 tops R150-00 so why would a breeder halve the price of a pup if they did not register it. ??? Makes you think?  Well the answer to that is simple enough – the pup cannot be registered the reason it is a cheapy to begin with.

It must also be taken into consideration when purchasing a pup the quality of that pup.  This makes quite a difference to the purchase price of a pup.  Something like buying a Merc and a little run around.

Again some may not like my take on this, but a lot of dogs bred from should not be bred from, they are anything but breeding quality dogs.

We do not profess to sell TOP SHOW DOGS at all but we do profess to sell quality, healthy, robust pups.

The quality of Yorkshrie Terriers and Biewer Terriers out there in a lot of cases leaves a lot to be desired.  I am often told we do not want to pay a lot of money as we are not looking to breed.  

We do not sell any pup irrespective of its size for any form of breeding whatsoever.  Sold to the public to homes where they are a forever member of that family.

 

We tell it like it is, we may not be liked for it, but that is just too bad. 

 

I am happy to assist the public where i possibly can,  in buying a teacup dog but i do not and will not comment on other breeders or their dogs.  Some breeders delight in ripping others apart that is not who i am.  I am very proud of what i own and what i breed.  I do not have to resort to bad mouthing anyone, if i lived another lifetime i could never supply the pups i get enquiries for and that most certainly goes for the teacup dog. 

Just remember you should be asking your breeder of choice why they are selling a partiuclar pup as a particular sized future adult, bearing in mind that it is not an easy thing to be a 100% accurante allt he time, sometimes we get it wrong but most times we get it right.

 

 

Below pic sent in by Mirella from Durban, daughter photographed with their MIJOY little yorkie girl.

Mirella's comment -  THE CUTEST!!!!! Loved by all she meets - Little HEART stealer

 

Below VERONIQUE her BIRTHDAY Baby...

 

 

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated"

- (Mahatma Ghandi)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Genuine Teacup Dog…..  Read all about them

 

Before reading this information ask your Breeder of choice what do they define a teacup pup and adult dog as…..

To the seasoned BREEDER a miniature is not the small sized yorkie but an adult weight dog of 2.5 to 3.5kg in weight. 

 

As I have said repeatedly there is no breed standard for teacup and pocket sizes therefore it is the Breeders interpretation of what they consider these sizes to mean.

 

Below is a few guidelines you may like to consider when looking for the ultimate tiny pup and future TINY ADULT DOG.

However it starts with you as that future owner, are you the right owner?

Do you have the lifestyle to own and raise that ultimate tiny sized pup and dog?

The public contact me and advise we have a teacup or three, I ask what is that dogs weight -  in my book MY BOOK, anything but teacup sized dog…… The GENUINE TEACUP PUP is a rare sized pup.

 

I am regularly asked how does one know if the pup at hand is a teacup?

What should it weigh? 

What should it have weighed at birth etc ?. 

 

It now weighs X at this age X weeks, is this a teacup dog?

 

The answer to these questions is simple. WAIT AND SEE.

There is no RECIPE to produce this size dog, some breeders do some real strange things in order to breed them or rather should I say “attempt” to breed them.

(1 )They starve them,

(2) Ration their food intake

(3) They interbreed them

(4) Breed with very small dogs.

 

A proper teacup pup cannot be starved or its food rationed, as it will never survive as simple as that. The smaller the pup the more frequent that pup has to eat and if it does not get that food to sustain its sugar level, you have one problem HYPOGLYCAEMIA.

 Over the years I have heard of people buying these small sized dogs and a container of glucose powder given when the pup is handed over.  This is not a safe practice for any pup.  Once the glucose powder is withdrawn the pup will either eat up a storm or possibly not survive that much longer.

One has to wonder why anyone with a heart would deliberately UNDER FEED a pup to make out it is something it is not.

INTERBREEDING comes with a whole set of problems, I have heard Mother is bred to son, Father to daughter I have been told before this is the recipe to produce teacups. WELL all I can say is pups bred this way are at risk of developing all sorts of health issues as any PROBLEMS in their bloodlines are doubled up on if bred in this way. Producing pups in this manner produces, sickly, unhealthy problem pups that become problem adult dogs. Never away from the vet.

Last week a member of the public told me they were sold a pair of teacup breeding dogs, well there is NO SUCH THING.  They are way too small to breed with.  Needless to say the person telling me said both dogs ended up far larger than expected and have never produced the first pup.   ?????

Breeders work to a growth chart and in some cases it is spot on and in other cases anything but correct.

There is only one way you can guarantee any pup is a teacup pup and when I say TEACUP I mean the genuine tiny dog.  WAIT AND SEE.

It does not mean because a pup was born at a very low weight it is going to be a very small dog as an adult, it may be, it may not be.

When it comes to teacup pups and dogs, there can never be a rush attitude.  I get so many people well let’s say I did many years back, wanting their pup at a young age and then when the pup did not turn out that small it was a huge story in their lives and all I can say DOES NOT HAPPEN NOW,  has not happened in years.  They now leave us at 4 months of age and at that age we KNOW they are a tiny.

A tiny pup genuine tiny pup does not grow in leaps and bounds, it picks up a regular amount of weight it is not one kilogram at six months of age and then four kilograms at a year of age, as some person actually thought I would or could believe. The Professionals out there, say IMPOSSIBLE and I have to agree.  

Hence these bundles remain here till four months of age. In this time they are fed around the clock start solid food at a very young age. FAR YOUNGER than the bigger sized pups would.

They are far more advanced to the normal sized pup.  They take that much more effort to care for by the breeder.

There is no such thing as a teacup litter. I get asked that every other day, WHEN DO YOU EXPECT YOUR NEXT LITTER OF TEACUP PUPS TO BE BORN? 

There is no such thing.

NO ONE worldwide is an expert on this sized dog NO ONE.

WE do our utmost to ensure if our buyers want that tiny dog, ultra-tiny dog, have the lifestyle to care for it, are prepared to go that extra mile, we will consider them as being future parents to this precious bundle. 

Again I must stress this is not a child’s dog, puppy.  A lot of these pups are 400 odd grams at four months of age, while some are bigger but not much heavier and our pups are solid, robust pups, not something that can be blown over in a gust of wind.

This sized pup is a pup that needs around the clock attention, not a pup you leave home to go to work and come back to at the end of the day. This is a pup you handle as you would a baby. You would not leave a baby home while you go out to work, it would have a responsible caregiver, but here again, the teacup pup will differ to a human baby. They bond with their owner, caregiver the reason so many people have an issue with them. They are not prepared to give up their lives to own such a tiny dog.  They want the dog as a fashion statement, etc, something to brag with but are not prepared to do what it takes to raise that pup as it needs to be raised. 

We have also overcome this situation as well. Some fifteen years back we had people hounding us for this size dog, to most of those folk  a fashion statement.

We have stamped this out completely. If people want this size dog they must prove to us they have done their research have the lifestyle to own such a tiny.

We have also been down the road (years back) with the know it all’s. Who own a bunch of Yorkies as pets, have had Yorkies for years, and make a total disaster of attempting to raise a proper tiny pup.  We have stamped that out as well.

 

The bottom line to owning a GENUINE TEACUP PUP.

Ours will leave our care once all their shots are done and we feel that pup is stable and will not be a problem to their future owner.  Shots at 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 14 weeks plus rabies.

All our pups carry health guarantees, all are micro chipped and registered.

 

HOWEVER when I say a problem to their owner, the future owner has to realise, this is not just a pup, this is a way of life.

The pup must be monitored around the clock.

Most of the public who come to me tell me they bought a tiny from whomever and it died, the majority of the time the pup in question died from HYPOGLYCAEMIA.  Read up on it, if you are in the market to buy a tiny. Do not blame anyone for your ignorance.

 

Owning a teacup pup and dog is not for everyone, in fact for a very few.

Most people referring to their dogs as teacup are referring to dogs sold as teacups that are anything but teacup pups.

In South Africa very few dogs are the genuine teacup dog.  The majority sold as teacups are pocket sized dogs and told that is the size of a teacup.  In some instances are told anything up to 2kg is a teacup dog. ????

Breeders are all human, mistakes can and do happen, so before jumping up and down, take that into account.

We keep our teacups till they are four months of age, this way we know what size that pup is going to become as an adult dog. This is not cast in stone,  but this is how we operate as we believe a pup that remains tiny for all this time has been fed correctly from a very young age, around the clock, no ill health,  has a very good chance of being a tiny adult, a genuine tiny adult.

I have records on hand of pups born some twenty years ago that were teacups lived very long, healthy and happy lives.

 

DON’T be fooled…. This is all hogwash…

I have heard, all tinies are sickly, die at young ages and that is total HOGWASH.

I have also heard via the public and on so many occasions, the mother weighs X the father weighs Y therefore the pup will be within those weights HOGWASH.

 

However the longevity of any pup and especially a tiny lies in the hands of its owner, if you are not prepared to go the extra mile, handle that pup, as you would a human baby, don’t buy it in the first place.

A pup needs a routine and if you follow the rules you are given when buying a tiny from us,  you are not going to hit a problem, however do it for a while, then get too clever, you will hit a problem. This sized dog is not for a few weeks of full hands on, it is for a lifetime of FULL HANDS ON.

 

We do not expect our tinies to suffer from any ill health, or visit a vet on a regular basis as seems to happen with a lot of the smaller sized dogs out there.

We do expect our tinies to live full, happy, healthy lives with the right human owner.

We have had many a tiny we kept live way past ten and twelve years of age with not as much having had an upset gut.

Bred the correct way they are healthy dogs.  We have bred them as small as 550gms as an adult healthy,  happy dog. The mother of that dog a 3kg girl the Dad a 2kg boy. 

As I have said this is not a child’s pet. No matter how well behaved your child may be this is not the pup for a child.  This is a pup and dog suited to an adult, who handles that pup as an extension of their human family. Someone who goes that extra mile, someone who has researched these tiny dogs. All owners of our pups are advised and educated as to how one handles a tiny and we are very happy to say,  right owner, with this sized pup, very happy situation. In the majority of cases they buy a second in time to come.  The pup/dog has an amazing life. It forms part of that family.

HOWEVER not all people see an animal as precious, a life as precious and people who think an dog is just an animal, if we can afford it – we buy it – THANKS BUT NO THANKS.   I would rather never sell the first pup than sell to this sort of owner.

I have been told a good few times over the years, IF WE CAN AFFORD TO BUY A TEACUP, WHO ARE YOU TO TELL US YOU WON’T SELL US ONE?

I guess a lot of breeders could not care who buys their pups what life that pup leads after it leaves them, but we do care. Hence prove you have the lifestyle to care for that baby.

There are many people out there who have the lifestyle for this sized pup and dog. 

This is a pup that needs around the clock feeding and monitoring and hence pajama drill to be taken seriously – not done for a week or three and then the owner gets comfortable and forgets this is a serious commitment owning this sized baby.

 

INFO to be considered when searching for that ultimate tiny out there…

I get this every other day as well.

I have no objection at all to helping the public try and find their dream dog however these are a few guidelines in doing that….

A proper tiny eats around the clock, no pajama drill advised to be done NOT A TINY

The pup is bred from teacup sized dogs again HOGWASH not possible unless of course the breeders idea of teacup is miniature or large pocket size.

There is NO such thing as a cheap teacup dog or pup should I say – raising them is hard work for any breeder. It means pajama drill for months on end, so many times a night. NOT most people’s idea of fun and definitely not many breeders idea of breeding either. 

We go way beyond the NORM when raising our pups we are not the normal run of the mill dog breeders.  We do and have produced teacups for many, many years. Bred as nature intended.

Thank you for your time. I hope if this is your dream BABY you are more informed and possibly realise that this size dog is not suited to you or your family, on the other hand this sized dog may be ideal for you and your lifestyle.

 

 

 

 

 
From the MAIL BOX ....
 

From: Caron Oosterberg
Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2016 10:53 PM
To: Joyce Mijoy
Subject: Storm

 

Hi Joyce

Storm says hello! Love her to bits! Annual check up today vet said she is perfect, weight perfect 2.2kg, said he has never seen Yorkies with such perfect clean teeth, he also said she is so cute and adorable! Thanks again! 
 

 

SO YUMMY ............

 

Thanks Caron always good to hear from you, thanks for the latest update on STORM too adorable for words....

 

 

Thanks again to ROGZ PET INSURANCE for keeping pet owners in the know....

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Pet Care 911

Pet owners are sometimes faced with emergencies involving their animals. A lack of understanding of what to do can cause more harm than good. In this feature we will try and help pet owners deal with some of the more common emergencies and provide some tips on how to deal with them.

Poisonings are one of the most common emergencies seen by companion animal veterinarians and knowing basic first aid can help save your pet’s life.

What is Toxic to my Pet?

The list is endless but it’s also quite simple; all products that are harmful to humans can be harmful to your pet. For example, household bleach or weed killers. But this is obvious right?

A list of toxic tasty food also exists (including chocolate), and the favourite plant “chew toy” in your garden can also be harmful or even fatal. A handy list of toxic foods for your pet can be found at www.petpoisonhelpline.com

Pets (dogs more than cats) mostly ingest toxic substances due to their scavenging nature. You name it they’ll eat it! The first line of treatment in some cases will be to remove the toxin from the body. This is achieved by inducing vomition. This can be a big no-no in certain situations and it’s therefore very important to consult with your veterinarian first before this is attempted.

What Information will my Vet require?

Have the following information available if possible:

  • species, breed, age, sex and weight
  • symptoms
  • name/description of the substance: the amount the animal was exposed to, and how long it's been since your pet ate or was exposed to the substance
  • have the product container/packaging available for reference

If your veterinarian agrees that vomiting is a wise next move then do the following:

  • always keep 3% Hydrogen peroxide in case of an emergency
  • give your pet a small meal if he/she hasn’t eaten within the last two hours. This is not an essential step but will increase the likelihood of your pet vomiting
  • administer 5ml of 3% hydrogen peroxide per 4kg body weight orally with a syringe
  • repeat step 2 if vomiting hasn’t occurred within 15 minutes and phone your veterinarian if it still hasn’t occurred after the second attempt
  • if your pet vomits, safely remove it by wearing gloves, especially if it can be toxic to humans
  • take your pet to a veterinarian for continued treatment

Some pets can get dermal or ocular exposure and the best tip will be to read the product label. This will give you a good starting point on what to do next. For example, if the label instructs you to wash your skin with soap and water if you’re exposed, then wash your pet’s skin with soap and water (be careful not to get any into its eyes, mouth or nose) or if the label tells you to flush the eyes with water, do so for your pet and call a veterinarian immediately.

Illegal use of aldicarb (carbamate pesticide) to maliciously poison animals for criminal intent is a major problem in South Africa. Survival can unfortunately not be guaranteed but early and aggressive treatment by your veterinarian can improve your pet’s chances.

The following symptoms should alert one of possible aldicarb toxicity:

  • salivation
  • muscle tremors
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • difficult breathing
  • seizures and/or small pupils

Please avoid direct contact with a toxin containing bodily fluids by wrapping your pet in a blanket. This will also help keep your pet warm and calm while rushing to the nearest veterinarian.

Hopefully this article will help pet owners be heroes but it’s very important not to substitute first aid for proper veterinary care

 

 
 
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APRIL 2016 - Issue Number 100
 
 

The genuine TEACUP DOG, so much more than a tiny dog

A WAY OF LIFE...

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Below THANK YOU Angela for the latest pics of your darling boy CHARLIE 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Above the tongue sticks out periodically not all the time,  The jaw  perfectly level bite, pup does this to show off the CUTE FACTOR..
 
 
 
 
I'm so PRETTY oh so PRETTY
 
ALL OUR PUPS LEAVE US HAVING HAD AT LEAST TWO INOCULATIONS, NUMEROUS DEWORMINGS.
ALL OUR PUPS HAVE BEEN SOCIALISED, WE GUARANTEE A GOOD NATURED LOVING PUP,
WE GO THAT EXTRA MILE - HOME RAISED BABIES
OUR PUPS MAKE A HOUSE A HOME....
REGISTERED* MICRO CHIPPED* HEALTH GUARANTEES
 
GENUINE TEACUP PUPS LEAVE US HAVING HAD ALL THREE INOCULATIONS PLUS RABIES
STERILISED or sold on a SPAY/NEUTER CONTRACT
MICRO CHIPPED * REGISTERED * BORN TO BE LOVED
"HEALTH GUARANTEES"
ALL OUR PUPS ARE SOLD AS PETS TO APPROVED HOMES
If you have the lifestyle to own this amazing yorkie in miniature, feel free to contact us.
ONLY AVAILABLE VIA OUR WAITING LIST
 
IT'S  A  DOGS  WORLD
 
 
 
 
Below : sleeping it off, after playing up a storm, cuddled up to our many toys.
MIJOY IS the genuine teacup dog, healthy, happy and oh so loved.
BORN AS NATURE INTENDED - NEVER READILY AVAILABLE
GENUINE SERIOUS QUALIFIFED BUYERS,
ORDERS ONLY- THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER SMALL PUP
its all ABOUT THE DOG...
 
 
BELOW - GENUINE TEACUP PUPS PICTURED AT FOUR MONTHS OF AGE, FULL OF LIFE, FULL OF FUN
OUR GENUINE TEACUPS LEAVE US AT FOUR MONTHS OF AGE....
ITS ALL ABOUT THE DOG
 
 
 
Below - Pic taken the morning of the day he left, ENZO off to join his new family.
Two other MIJOY yorkies in the gang in his new home  - we hear he is doing very well.
 
 

Such a cutie, thanks for the Pic LEONIE a real Teddy Bear in looks and in nature.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GREAT NEWS SKUDO IS HERE. CONTACT US TO PLACE YOUR ORDER.....
 
 
 

SKUDO Pet: An alternative solution to ticks and fleas.

Protect pets with Ultrasonic Repellents that are chemical- and toxin free and therefor more environmentally friendly! Ideal for pets prone to allergies and sensitive skin, it is even safe to use on puppies, kittens, pregnant, lactating or older pets.

 

How does it work?

The unit emits a range of ultrasonic sounds. Supported by clinical tests and trials, the sounds emitted are perfectly safe for humans and pets, but intolerable to ticks and fleas. These insects are repelled from your pet and close surroundings like sleeping areas. SKUDO Pet covers a range of 2m² and is perfect for continuous treatment or as  a prevention programme to avoid re-infestations. Parasites cannot build a resistance to its ultrasonic sounds.

 

A convenient and small attachment to the collar of your pet. It can be used all year round as a preventative or as a disinfectant treatment.

 

It is a small weatherproof device that emits harmless ultrasonic pulses intolerable to ticks and fleas. These ultrasounds are completely safe and undetectable to the pet. The Ultrasonic Tick & Flea Repellent is chemical- and toxin free and highly recommended to pets with sensitive skin and to use on older, sick, pregnant or lactating animals, and especially on puppies and kittens.

 

Benefits

• Lasts for up to 12 months
• Completely harmless to pets and people
• Chemical and toxin free
• Odourless
• Covers a range of 2m²
• No accidental misapplication
• Parasites cannot build up a resistance

 

Developed and tested:

By Dr Genchi at the University of Milan, Italy, Faculty of Parasitology. The product is created through a process of research and development, together with the services of experts, in the fields of veterinary medicine, entomology and electrical safety.

This unit complies with CE standards

  
 
ENQUIRIES & ORDERS TO  mijoy@wam.co.za
 
  
 
Playpens, collapsible carriers, contact us to place your order...
 
 
 
 
Pic taken at four months of age
we "R" the GENUINE TEACUP YORKIES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OUR PUPS ARE BORN AS NATURE INTENDED
WE DO NOT MANIPULATE THE BREEDING OF OUR PUPS...
The genuine teacup is ultra tiny, healthy only leaves us at four months of age
to approved homes only..
We specialise in the smaller sized yorkies and biewer terriers...
Pioneers in the field of breeding the ULTIMATE TINY TERRIERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Importance of Having your Pet Vaccinated  - read further down on this page...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From our mailbox.........................

From: Nicole
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 7:10 AM
To: 'Mijoy Yorkies'
Subject: RE: Benjamins pedigree

 

Hi Joyce!

So sorry I have been quiet, beginning of the year always crazy at work! Benji is doing very well, he runs the house!

He has the most amazing nature and when I take him to the parlour for his trim the ladies always say that he is the best bred yorkie they have seen in East London. Three people have already asked me for your details!

Thank you so much for the papers.

I will look through my pictures and send you the latest ones I have of him.

Sending lots of yorkie hugs

xxx

Regards


Nicole 

 
 
From our mailbox.........................

From: Mijoy Yorkies [mailto:mijoy@wam.co.za]
Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 10:14 AM
To: 'Cindy 
Subject: RE: Teacup Yorkie

 

HI Cindy

Thanks for your enquiry.

The teacup dogs we sell are the GENUINE teacup which is the very small healthy pup and dog,  that in most cases will reach a maximum adult weight of 1.1kg and at that weight it will be robust and solid not lightweight. They can however be as little as 550 or 600gms as an adult dog as we have had this size before, they do live long and healthy lives if they are in the right home.  My own weighing this sort of wait lived for twelve years and more and never had as much as an upset stomach.  HOWEVER numerous breeders advertise they sell teacup pups and in the majority of cases the pups they are selling as teacup are pocket sized pups and even miniature sized pups in some cases.

Be cautious of scams.

I frequently have the public contact me for another teacup,  advising they own one and when I ask what does your teacup weigh, it weighs anything from 1.6 to 2kg.  Frequently overseas also advertise teacups weighing 4lbs. There is no breed standard other than that for the show yorkie which is 7lbs.

However as far as I am concerned the teacup is the tiniest you get, they are however expensive. I also do not advise anyone who is not home all day or can’t take that pup with them to work etc,  to buy one. They are a huge responsibility we will only sell a teacup to a buyer if we feel that pup is stable etc, so they leave us at 4 months of age but at that age they are still very small in most cases smaller than a large pocket would be at 8 weeks of age.

We have produced tinies for many years they are bred as nature intended NOT from small sized dogs, the reason they are healthy, once a breeder interferes with nature, manipulates the producing of tinies, the health issues begin.   In the majority of cases a teacup dog with health issues to begin with as a teacup pup,  is a teacup pup that will live its entire life with health issues,  so be cautious when purchasing this sized dog.  We do not sell sickly dogs. However it has to be realized that the longevity of any pup be it large or small lies in its owners hands and more so than ever with a TINY pup.

Our pups leave us at four months of age, having had all the inoculations they require, 1st at 6 weeks, 2nd at 10 weeks, third at 14 weeks and rabies is either done at 12 weeks or at 14 weeks and a booster rabies is given if the pup is to reside in an area known to have rabies.

Our pups are micro chipped, they are registered, they carry health guarantees, they are also sterilized prior to leaving us. We take the risk of that anaesthetic.

If you work I would not suggest you buy a genuine teacup pup or even a small pocket. I would go with the smallest being a medium pocket or possibly even a large pocket pup or a miniature.

Teacups pups are hard work, involve around the clock feeding even at 4 months of age and for months to come.  They are not an easy pup to raise, they do require total dedication from their owner, like having a human baby. Some people thrive on having a pup like this and others do not.  We go out of our way to educate our buyers as we want them to be fully aware of the requirements, dedication owning this size pup places on them.

If however you feel this is the right size dog for you, they sell at PRICE ON ENQUIRY fully inoculated, chipped, registered, health guarantees, and sterilized

Pocket sized pups are considerably cheaper, miniatures which are 2.5 to 3.5kg as an adult weight dog, even less expensive.

If I can be of any further assistance, feel free to contact me again.

All our pups leave us, sterilized, at least two inoculations, numerous dewormings, micro chipped, registered, health guarantees.  Fully socialized will not fear humans or other animals, both large and small. Guaranteed good natured.

We go that extra mile, we sell home raised babies, NO CAGE BREEDING, we do QUALITY not QUANTITY.

 

Kind regards

JOYCE

 

 
OUR thanks once again to ROGZ PET INSURANCE for passing on this valuable pet advice
 
Periodically a new puppy owner is under the impression when they purchase their pup and it is sold as inoculated and dewormed, this means NO further inoculations are required,  NOT SO.... Please read on and become a clued up PUPPY and dog owner..
For those of you with a kitten or cat or two, information on their inoculation program is also included...
 

The Importance of Having your Pet Vaccinated


Your pet may be exposed to an infectious disease at any point in their life; vaccination is the best and least costly way of preventing disease.

Rogz Pet Insurance promotes responsible pet ownership and we contribute R550 per pet per policy year towards the cost of annual vaccinations and other Routine Care on Option C, so that you can do the best you can for your pet. We encourage owners to ensure that their pets’ vaccinations are up to date; according to the Rogz Pet Insurance Policy your pet, unless otherwise determined by your vet, must have been vaccinated or received a booster within the last 12 calendar months against the following diseases:

  • If your pet is a dog: Distemper, hepatitis, bordetella, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus.
  • If your pet is a cat: Feline Infectious Enteritis (Panleukopaenia), Calicivirus, Chlamydia and Feline Respiratory Complex.

In addition your pet, unless otherwise determined by your vet, must be vaccinated against diseases as required by legislation or advised by your vet. This includes Rabies.

How do vaccinations work?

When you vaccinate your dog or cat, their immune system produces antibodies. Antibodies fight against viruses/bacteria that cause disease. Vaccines prevent disease but cannot cure it. Your vet will do a clinical exam on your pet to ensure that he/she is healthy before vaccination. A healthy immune system is needed to produce adequate antibodies to fight disease.

How often should my pet be vaccinated?

As time passes, the amount of antibodies in the body decreases. Your pet needs to keep the antibody levels high by being vaccinated annually.

Puppies and kittens have immature immune systems and are vulnerable to disease. Nursing puppies and kittens receive antibodies from their mum’s milk. These antibodies can interfere with the vaccination and this is why your kitten/puppy needs multiple vaccines before moving onto the annual program.

Vaccination and Immunity

Once a vaccine is given, immunity is not immediate. It takes at least two weeks for the immune system to respond to the antigens in the vaccine. This is achieved by producing antibodies.

In these window periods, puppies/kittens are especially vulnerable to infectious viruses/bacteria.

Does vaccination guarantee that my animals will not get sick? No.

1) Vaccination protects against the common strains of disease. There are strains in the environment which your pet can get that are not in the vaccine.
2) Your pet is susceptible if he/she is immune compromised from malnutrition, parasites or stress.
3) Your pet is vulnerable when he/she is vaccinated when incubating a disease.

Adverse Effects

1) Hypersensitivity (the face will swell)
2) Anaphylaxis
3) Fever, lethargic, poor appetite
4) Eye discharge

If any of the above occur, contact your vet immediately.

Diseases against which your pets are vaccinated:

Dogs:

DHPPi
* Distemper virus (affects the nose, eyes and nervous system)
* Hepatitis virus (affects the liver in puppies)
* Para-influenza virus (lung disease)
* Parvo virus (causes severe gastro-enteritis and is highly fatal)

Kennel cough vaccine
* Bordetella bronchiseptica (causes kennel cough in dogs).

Dogs are given their first vaccination as a puppy and are boosted one month later. Your dog must then be vaccinated yearly. It is important for dogs who: walk in parks, go to kennels, go to dog parlours etc.

Cats:

Cat Core vaccine
* Chlamydophila felis (bacteria affecting the lungs and upper respiratory tract)
* Feline Calici virus (causes snuffles and bad mouth ulcers)
* Feline herpes virus (cases snuffles)
* Feline panleukopaenia virus (causes immune suppression)

Feline Leukaemia Virus

Causes cancer in cats. Vaccinate as a kitten; repeat a month later and then yearly. This vaccine may cause cancer where it is injected. Speak to your vet before requesting it.

Dogs and Cats:

Rabies
Rabies is a deadly virus affecting the nervous system. It is law to have your pet vaccinated at least every 3 years.


Vaccination Schedule for puppies and kittens:

Puppy
* 6 to 8 weeks - DHPPi
* 3 months - DHPPi and Rabies
* 4 months - DHPPi and Rabies
* Annual boosters - DHPPi and Rabies

Kitten
* 6 to 8 weeks - Cat Core vaccine
* 3 months - Cat Core vaccine and Rabies
* 4 months - Rabies
* Annual boosters - Cat Core vaccine and Rabies


Vaccination is the single most effective method of protecting against infectious diseases in healthy animals. And remember to deworm your pets every 6 months. 

 

 

Latest pics coming on shortly
 
Above PROUD TO SAY WE BRED HER....
 

THE ULTIMATE (FOR THE RIGHT OWNER)  – THE GENUINE TEACUP PUP, YORKSHIRE TERRIER AND BIEWER TERRIER IN THIS CASE.

I as an owner/breeder (well over 30 years Yorkshire breed) and when I say breeder of GENUINE TEACUP DOGS this does not mean I ABUSE my adult dogs in the process of producing this size dog. These genuine teacup dogs are produced from NORMAL MINIATURE SIZED YORKSHIRE & BIEWER TERRIERS. NO interbreeding at all, no breeding with tiny sized dogs either.

For those who think a MINIATURE is a tiny sized dog, the MINIATURE Yorkie is an adult weight dog of 2.5 – 3.5kg. So if you want miniature specify miniature, if you want teacup, specify teacup, but be aware that according to SOME BREEDERS OUT THERE, it does not matter what size pup you are wanting, the pup they have available is that size.??????

As I have said on so many occasions in the past over many years, there is NO breed standard for anything other than what is called for in the show ring a 7lb adult weight dog. However there has always been a much bigger version of the miniature yorkie referred to by most KNOWLEDGEABLE BREEDERS  as a standard size although this too is often confused with the miniature size.

There are no experts on tinies out there trust me, worldwide NO EXPERTS but I do feel I have had enough experience in the last thirty odd something years to have a reasonable amount of knowledge on tinies. I OWNED MY FIRST ONE KILOGRAM YORKSHIRE TERRIER DOG, THIRTY SOMETHING YEARS AGO.

I have learnt that know it all’s out there, in fact know precious little.  I have burnt my fingers over the years selling to KNOW IT ALL’S, never again. The reason I am super fussy as to who these really adorable, healthy, long lived bundles end up with. I may not be liked because of this but at the end of the day,  it is about the wellbeing of the pup not stroking the owner’s ego.

It does not matter how experienced you are, how knowledgeable on any subject you may be, you never know it all and if you are honest with yourself, you can learn and can gain more and more experience and knowledge, if you make the effort.

I am not involved at all with other breeders, been there done that, thanks, NO THANKS. I know of a good few other breeders, however do not ask me to refer you to other breeders as I have no idea what goes on with their breeding and therefore would not comment in a positive or negative way. I simply have NO IDEA.

However what I do know, is I am yet to hear of the first breeder that produces HEALTHY teacup dogs that live long lives, regularly, for years on end, has a track record of such, if such a breeder exists out there, please contact me, I can refer dozens of people to you BUT check them out as most teacup buyers have no idea what it entails raising a teacup pup. I am referring to a teacup dog as an adult weighing a maximum of 1.1kg and solid robust at that weight – not a walking skeleton or a dog that will be blown over should there be a gust of wind not a pocket or miniature sized dog that some class as teacups.

A proper teacup pup is not a pup that grows up, as would any other sized pup, limited effort, a pet on the head, food and water and goodbye till I see you tonight, NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.  It will happen of course if you have been sold a teacup that is not a teacup to begin with.  We all make mistakes, over many years I have sold pups expecting them to reach a certain weight some have ended up far smaller others bigger but I am not GOD but I have studied tinies and have a pretty good idea what they should do, at what stage they should do it etc., . however this can only happen if certain procedures are followed to the book, (SORRY NO BOOK)  no hiccups along the way, etc. It works out pretty well. Our teacups leave us at 4 months of age have done for quite a long time now. We have that pup with us, we know the milestones it has reached, when they were reached, we know what has gone down, there are NO grey areas, this does not leave us as the breeders open to some con artists out there.

Our pups carry health guarantees, all our pups do irrespective of their size. They are registered, micro chipped, inoculated, dewormed and the majority will be sterilized prior to leaving our care if possible. Teacups leave us having been sterilized we take the risk of the anesthetic, they will be fully inoculated, meaning they have had three inoculations at monthly intervals from 6 weeks of age plus rabies inoculation. They are chipped, they are registered. We go that extra mile.

Do not buy a genuine tiny pup for a child irrespective if you are around the entire time will be there to check up on, keep an eye so to speak do the feeding, NO child can get any enjoyment out of a very tiny pup at a good few months of age.  A proper teacup is a baby to an adult person, not a child’s toy. In the right hands, handled as advised, treated properly, that pup will grow up to be an adult that will give the right owner, many years of joy and very few hiccups if any.  

This sized dog is NO fashion statement and not an item to be purchased and bragged about.

I hear almost daily about teacups worldwide.  This that and the other and this breeder says teacups are trouble, sickly, live short lives and that breeder is correct to a degree if the production of that pup is as a result of being interbred, spot on, you are going to have untold problems, with a sick, unwell pup and dog if you get it to that age, down the line. Most live very short lives if bred incorrectly. Who would want a dog that is at the vet every other week for five years then dies having been ill from day one??? NOT ME, would you be happy with that? I too have gone down that road myself buying out there.

Growth charts? They may work to a degree, but again it depends on milestones, it goes without being said, if a pup begins to eat solids at 3 weeks of age, YES THREE WEEKS OF AGE and another only starts eating at 5 weeks of age, both are tiny at a certain age, example 6 weeks, which of the two pups is going to end up far smaller at the end of the day.????????? The pup that started eating at three weeks of age.  A proper tiny is far more advanced that the normal miniature or standard sized yorkie. It actually will do everything far quicker than a larger pup but it involves that much more responsibility, is far more dependent on its owner,  in fact its life is in its owner’s hands.

I help a lot of the public with buying teacup dogs out there. Sadly the majority never get the ultimate tiny they long for.  This is not a pup available in numbers at any stage with any breeder no matter how many dogs that breeder may own, and we know some breeders own dozens and dozens of dogs they breed with.

As I tell people all the time, I have NO idea how a breeder breeds a particular pup, how that pup is handled, what milestones it reaches and at what stages of its life it reached those stages, these are all factors that come into play when working out what will become the genuine teacup pup and what will become a pocket pup – miniature pup etc.

A lady called me from Durban a week ago, told me I  need not explain about the genuine teacup pup she had  owned one for years, I said GREAT, what weight is your dog. 1.6kg

My teacup dogs we have had over many years have been an adult weight of as little as 550gms and 600gms, dogs that have died from OLD AGE, passing on at 12 plus years of age with NO health issues, not even upset stomachs.  However this weight adult dog is rare the majority we sell are solid robust dogs that will reach an adult weight of 800 to 1.1kg.

We do not expect our dogs to frequent vets during their lives other than for the normal inoculations, deworming and dentals however this is dependent on the owners who we go out of our way to educate in raising those pups the best way possible – it pays off.

IN closing think long and hard about buying a genuine teacup sized pup.  It is hard work, constant monitoring, pajama drill without exception, if you buy a teacup - wanting a proper teacup and no pajama drill is involved, trust me you are not sitting with a proper teacup dog.

A genuine teacup is hands on, it cannot sit with any health issues, it must be parasite free both externally and internally, it needs feeding around the clock, it needs ATTENTION and it needs love, NO WALK IN ANY PARK however those who own ours have been blessed with the most rewarding, little companion possible.

 

 
 
 
 
 
Below sold to JOEY
 
 
     
 
OUR BIEWER TERRIER PUPS ALL ORIGINATE FROM OUR OWN IMPORTS FROM THE STATES
 
PROUD TO SAY WE BRED THIS ANGEL, BOTH THE PARENTS AND THE GRANDFATHER
 
*ULTRA DOLL FACE, * LEVEL BITE * SHORT BACK * SHORT LEGGED * EXCELLENT COBBY CONFORMATION
****Blessed beyond words****
 
PIONEERS IN THE BREEDING OF THE TINY SIZED DOGS
BRED AS NATURE INTENDED - HEALTHY, HAPPY BUNDLES OF PURE JOY
AVAILABLE TO APPROVED HOMES - ONLY AS PETS
 
THE GENUINE TEACUP IS NOT A CHILD'S PET, SUITED TO ADULTS ONLY
 THE GENUINE TEACUP IS NOT SUITED TO MOST FOLK
HANDS ON PUP 24/7
WE GUARANTEE ALL OUR PUPS ARE FULLY SOCIALISED, HAVE SUPERB TEMPERAMENTS
 
*******
QUALITY not QUANTITY
REGISTERED MICRO CHIPPED, HEALTH GUARANTEES
INOCULATED, DEWORMED, STERILISED
HOME RAISED BABIES - BORN TO BE LOVED
 
******
We do not sell to IMPULSE buyers - know the breed, research the breed
 
*******
 
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR VISITORS TO THIS SITE...
Above Mijoy bred owned by Marlene and Ben
 
GENUINE TEACUP YORKSHIRE TERRIER, 
almost 6 years of age, a blessing to her owners, perfect health.
Thanks for the beautiful pics of Cloe - Yolandie

Hi there

My mom says that i must just add that the people cant believe that Cloe is almost 6 years old as she is so tiny. She is very healthy and happy and my mom has never had any troubles with her.

Hope you will have a great 2016!!!

 
GENUINE Teacup dogs if bred properly and handled correctly by their owners will be perfectly, healthy, happy bundles of pure joy and bring many years of love and companionship to their owner
 
The longevity of any pup or dog lies in the hands of its owner, irrespective of the size of that pup or dog
The majority of teacup dogs sold as teacups are not the GENUINE TEACUP DOG
ALL OUR PUPS ARE SOLD WITH HEALTH GUARANTEES
 
This size dog and pup is not a child's pet
 
 
Below - SEE MORE OF ME visit www.mijoybiewerterriers.co.za
Below THANK YOU Theresa - Cape Town
Below THANK YOU NICOLE - East London
 
BELOW - THANK YOU LANEL -  PRETORIA
 
Below  THANK YOU PAM - DURBAN
 
Below THANK YOU WANDA - CAPE TOWN
 
 
 
Below visit our BIEWER site for our latest pics of our kids in their new homes...
Thanks to you all for the constant updates, the pics, the videos, thanks for being exceptional parents...
 
 
 
Charlie below ANGELA's price and joy...
thank you Angela for the constant updates
 
 
HAPPY THIRD BIRTHDAY STORM
 
She is 3 years old today can't believe life without her! She is my shadow, my love, my life! My baby child! - comments by owner Caron

 

 
 
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BENJI - one year old
 
 
Thanks to his proud and happy owner Deleen for the constant updates you send me. greatly appreciated HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOY
 
 
SO PROUD of my girl PEYTON her pups out of this world....
THANK YOU MY GIRL...
 
 
 
 
 
 
The latest pics of the little guy in East London - tooooooo beautiful THANK YOU
 
 
Thank you for all the regular updates and photo's - greatly appreciated
 
 
 
 
Above & below  HAPPY in my forever home (East London)
 
 
Thank you for the super pic Nicole -  Mijoy baby in EAST LONDON - safe and sound 
 
 
Above and below HAPPY in my forever home (Johannesburg)
 
ALL OUR PUPS - BORN TO BE SPOILT...
 
 
Above and below HAPPY in my forever home (Cape Town)
Thanks to you all for the constant updates
Hanno behind the camera, Nicole and their two precious yorkies
 
 
 
BELOW  HAPPY in my forever home (Durban)
NOT so happy in the crate getting there....
 
 
 
 
BELOW  -  Adorable TAITT in London
SA Boy 
(thanks for the pic Kim - always good to hear from you)
 
 
 
 
PLEASE, BEFORE YOU CONSIDER GIVING A 'LIVING, BREATHING, BARKING GIFT THIS CHRISTMAS, - CONSIDER THE RESPONSIBILTY, COMMITTMENT A PUP WILL BE FOR THE NEW OWNER FOR THE NEXT POSSIBLE FIFTEEN YEARS ?????  OWNING A DOG IS A LIFTEIME COMMITTMENT - THIS SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY.  BE  RESPONSIBLE - RESEARCH, DO YOUR HOMEWORK
 
 
Visit the KUSA webiste for more valuable information on the above...  www.kusa.co.za
 
 
OUR THANKS ONCE AGAIN TO ROGZ PET INSURANCE FOR THIS VALUABLE INFORMATION
 
AVOID UNNECESSARY HEARTACHE, ACCIDENTS BE RESPONSIBLE
*no pet should be in public places unless on a harness, collar or lead
NO pet should be in a vehicle unless contained, for not only the pets safety, but your own.
DON'T BECOME A STATISTIC - BE RESPONSIBLE - GIVE YOUR PET THE SAFETY IT DESERVES
THE PEACE OF MIND YOU AS THE OWNER DESERVE
 
 
ACCIDENTS CAN HAPPEN IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE, BE RESPONSIBLE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lanel owns Ben and after her Mom saw Ben she bought herself a Mijoy Baby she called  Max, so when Mother and daughter get together so do the boys
 
THE REASON WE BREED - EXCEPTIONAL HOMES FOR EXCEPTIONAL PUPS
 
ALL MIJOY PUPS ARE SOLCIALISED PRIOR TO LEAVING OUR HOME - WE GUARANTEE ALL OUR PUPS HAVE EXCEPTIONAL TEMPERAMENTS
 
 
 
 
All our pups are HOME RAISED BABIES
We go the extra mile...
 
It's all about the DOG....
 
 

The signs of heatstroke include:

• Excessive or exaggerated panting

• Weakness

• Lethargy

• Drooling

• High fever

• Dark red gums

• Your pet collapses

• Rapid heartbeat

• Staring/anxious expression

• Unresponsiveness to commands and surroundings

• Warm/dry skin

 
 
 
 

 

KEEP THEM SAFE!

 

For us it’s a season of celebrating. For them it’s a season of fear!

 

FIREWORKS ARE A REAL THREAT TO YOUR PET

 

Signs that your dog or cat is anxious include:

  • Hiding
  • Chewing
  • Panting
  • Trying to escape
  • Trembling
  • Seeking out the owner
  • Pacing

 

 

BELOW  - proud to say this is the Great Gran to our latest litter of stunning angels....
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
Below  ULTRA "doll FACE"
 
 
  
 
 
 
BELOW A SUPER LITTLE DOLL FACE YORKIE.
 
 
  
Follow the story of JUMBALINA further down on this page
 
 
 
 
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS - not before time,  GOSSIPS, LIARS AND SLANDERERS....
 

Defamation on Facebook and other Social Sites

By Fawzia Khan, Fawzia Kahn and Associates

 

The ease and speed by which information can be shared with others and indeed the world at large is nothing short of remarkable. It’s been said that there are more than one billion active Facebook users and over 500 million Twitter accounts. Many of these users and those who use other social network platforms such as LinkedIn, MySpace, Orkut, Tagged, My Life and many others, use their accounts to post comments, blogs, status reports and updates regarding what’s happening in their private lives and in the lives of others. Often these online public platforms are used on a daily basis, sometimes up to five or more times a day.

 

Having such amazing technology in our lives does however carry with it the potential to do serious harm and damage to others. If a comment, tweet or blog or the like is posted and it falsely injures the name and reputation of another person, it’s considered defamatory. Many people who communicate on these social network platforms may not realize how potentially dangerous it can be to not only post a defamatory comment or tweet on line, but to also indicate a “like it” post or to “re-tweet” the defamatory comment to others within their social network group. If a comment, considered defamatory, is made in any public domain, including on any blog or a forum, you could find yourself being sued for defamation.

 

The world is seeing a steady rise in the number of defamation cases emanating from these social media networks, and South Africa is off course no exception. Our courts appear to be mindful of the fact that technology is shaping how some legislation needs to be implemented. In the case of H v W, Judge Nigel Willis had this to say “ …The law has to take into account changing realities not only technologically but also socially or else it will lose credibility in the eyes of the people. Without credibility, law loses legitimacy. If law loses legitimacy, it loses acceptance. If it loses acceptance, it loses obedience. It is imperative that the courts respond appropriately to changing times, acting cautiously and with wisdom.” In fact the number of “online defamation” cases in my own practice has risen sharply over the past 18 months or so. I will, in future articles, endeavor to unpack a few of the defamation cases which came before the courts in South Africa. You will be able to gauge what criteria our courts use in deciding whether a particular comment, tweet, re-tweet or blog and the like, was defamatory or not and hopefully protect yourself from this potential minefield. Know your rights!

 

 
 
 
For all you NATURE LOVERS out there, remember JUMBALINA ? 
See the amazing new pics of her, having returned to visit after being raised here in 2013...
 
Follow her story                          http://www.mijoy-yorkies.co.za/wnewsdisp.php?id=20846
 
 
 
 

Enquiries for teacup dogs….

 

I am inundated with enquiries.  However the majority of enquiries are not suited to this size dog.

THIS IS NOT A PUP OR DOG FOR ANY CHILD IRRESPECTIVE HOW WELL BEHAVED THAT CHILD MAY BE.

The above statement regarding children, should not be taken lightly by anyone considering buying this size pup. The GENUINE TEACUP is a rare dog. It is not a toy and it is definitely not a pup that you have to buy because your friend has one.  

We DO NOT sell to impulse buyers. We sell to people who have researched this size of dog, done their homework in other words, if you are sold a teacup and it does not require around the clock care as in 24/7 and for weeks and months to come IT IS NOT A GENUINE TEACUP PUP.

If you are wanting a teacup for your child, this is not a child’s dog, I also repeatedly hear from the public – they will be there to monitor this pup.  You cannot monitor any pup around the clock, NOT when children are around unless you lock the pup up behind doors, which is not the reason anyone should be buying such a dog. A TEACUP is a constant companion to its owner.I fail to see what enjoyment any child would get from owning such a tiny sized pup - this is a hands on pup to raise.

I have heard and this is not from people owning my own pups, but the public how they dropped their pup, it died on the spot, fell off the couch, died on the spot, WHO would want to risk a pup’s life or subject any child to this sort of emotional turmoil????  A dreadful situation for most adults to come to terms with let alone a child.  NO matter how cautious we all may be, accidents can and do happen.  This is not a child’s dog.

There is not much I have not heard,  but one has to realise that what is considered a teacup between folk, breeders etc varies considerably and if your friend has a bigger TEACUP chances are good it is not a genuine teacup but a pocket size dog.  I would not have an issue selling a large sized pocket dog to a family with a well behaved child.  I have them out there.

SCAMS – I hear of this every other day, how people were scammed but once again had they done research on this size dog, they would realise a teacup cannot be a CHEAP DOG – A breeder goes to great lengths in raising this sized pup and we PRIDE OURSELVES IN SAYING we sell OUR TEACUP PUPS AS HEALTHY BUNDLES OF JOY. 

AS I have said many times before, we now operate on a totally different basis to what we did quite a good while back.  NO teacup leaves here until they are 4 months of age.   At this age they will be seen to be the genuine tiny dog, they will be fully inoculated by this we mean, they will have been inoculated at 6, 10 and 14 weeks of age, plus they will have been inoculated against rabies. They will be micro chipped, they will be registered and they will carry health guarantees. They will also be STERILISED.

We cannot RUSH supplying a proper teacup dog. They are not born that often the reason we consider them to be rare, the reason the public who want this size dog from us unfortunately WAIT. 

If you want that tiny and we have placed tinies in excellent homes, where their owners have not had any problems because they are the right owner for that sized pup and dog.

It does take time to raise this sized pup, it is fed around the clock three hourly in the majority of cases. A proper tiny teacup dog does not survive fed on three meals a day, NO night feeds.  A proper teacup pup CAN NOT BE SENT ON A FLIGHT to “wherever” unless it is a few months of age and then most of our qualified buyers come and fetch that baby no matter where they are located. Music to my ears, a dedicated puppy owner willing to go that extra mile.   A relatively short flight is one thing (and definitely not at 8, 10 weeks of age) but a lengthy flight no matter what circumstances – no baby of ours will go that route, unless it is in cabin with its owner and in SA that is not allowed. NO one gets to fly out of SA with a tiny pup in cabin.  Something else to consider.

We do go that extra mile for all our pups we produce no matter what size they are BUT, in being extremely OVER THE TOP cautious in screening future buyers for the ULTIMATE TINY we are pleased to say our teacup dogs are in excellent homes and for this I say a big thank you to those dedicated in raising this sized pup and caring ultimately for the adult teacup dog.

Again we are proud to say that teacups bred by us, are not regulars at any vet.  The norm is to see the vet for inoculations, dentals etc nothing else which again is music to my ears, as I get to hear of so many sad stories out there.  It is of the UTMOST importance that this size dog is born as nature intended and not born from manipulation by the person breeding it.

At the end of the day, a healthy pup is what we strive for. 

 

 
    
 
 
UPDATE from MIJOY
My main objective as a dog breeder has always been to produce HEALTHY, HAPPY, WELL ADJUSTED pups and place them into quality, animal loving homes, where the owners take the time and trouble to do what is right for their precious bundle.  I have achieved this in the majority of cases. The odd less desirable owner we have done our best to WEED OUT.  Possibly the reason I am OVER THE TOP when it comes to who buys my pups. My objective that we breed healthy pups and pass on HEALTHY pups is of major importance and more than likely a very high priority of mine as over a good many years, i have experienced, con artists, poorly, sick pups that have died. Something that was devastating to myself and hence would not want to pass on such emotional distress to anyone else. So bottom line we do our utmost.   My motto has always been and more so now than ever, i would far rather not sell a pup for the sake of selling a pup, than sell a pup to the wrong person, place a pup in a home where its size is not suited for that home or the requirements, that dogs may not be met. THE ULTIMATE TINY IS NOT SUITED TO 'MOST' PEOPLE.  However having said "we would rather not sell a pup", we always find loving caring homes for our pups, we never sit with pups we cannot sell.
 
However having said the above, we are blessed, truly blessed by our followers, dog owners, puppy owenrs and future puppy owners. We have a good many,  long standing relationships with dog owners who have bought from us a good number of years ago.
We are furthermore proud to say our main source of business is word of mouth and REPEAT BUSINESS.
 
Just a few statistics :
 
*Jodeen has just purchased her third pup from us - her first having been ordered by her from us while resident in the UK. This     pup was a gift for her Mother living in SA,  around a year ago.
*Angela has placed her third order with us for another MIJOY angel her initial order for a pup around four years ago.
*Retha has ordered her second MIJOY darling a pic of her first appears lower down on this page with her daughter, bought  this year ordered her second for same time next year.
*Martie her letter I received this morning and music to my ears.
 
BELOW MAIL RECEIVED TODAY  :::::::   This is the norm and what we expect to hear from our dog and puppy owners.
 

From: Martie Hefer
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2015 9:09 AM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: RE: New Puppy

Hi Joyce

I would love to order another puppy from Mijoy.  Every time I take my Yorkie, Rocky 3kg, to the vet for injections they all comment on what a beautiful healthy little dog he is.  I can’t thank you enough for allowing me to adopt him.  He is my pride and joy and the change that he made in my life is indescribable. 

Thank you again and I am really looking forward to the little Biewer puppy and so is Rocky!

 

Kind Regards

Martie Hefer

 
We look forward to placing a biewer baby with Martie next month.
 

From: BEN KRAFT

Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 3:37 PM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: Re:

Hi Joyce

Chloe is still doing very well and I have never had any problems with her or ever needed to go to the vet as she is very healthy.  Anyone can really be fully confident when buying a Yorkie from you.

I will definitely let you know if i would want to buy another Yorkie in the future. 

 

Have a great day

Marlene

 
 We babysat a teacup of ours last month, while the owers went overseas, a more well adjusted, happy go lucky teacup I have not seen in a very long time. Congrats to the devoted owners Ronel and Freddie for being exceptional dog parents.
 
We are thrilled with the owners of our pups out there.  It is all about the pup so many prospecitve BUYERS are TEACUP mad and it is all about the STATUS symbol of owning that mouse sized dog. SO VERY OFTEN  'NEVER' ABOUT THE DOG.  
 
WE GO THAT EXTRA MILE -  IT IS ALL ABOUT OUR PUPS OUR DOGS
We never have pups in great numbers, in operating on this basis, NO pup will be shortchanged, they will have the best upbringing, be that happy, healthy bundle of joy.
 
We pride ourselvse in passing onto the ULTIMATE OWNER
 
 
DROP US A MAIL WE WILL GLADLY GIVE YOU PRICING, AVAILABILITY, ON THE ABOVE AS WELL AS THE ALWAYS NEEDED AND TOTALLY MAGIC 'COLLAPSIBLE' PLAYPENS
mijoy@wam.co.za
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Above ultra doll faced BIEWER boy, NOW a GRANDDAD, very similar conformation as his GRANDDAD in the STATES
SO VERY PROUD OF HIM...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Juliet versus ROMEO.

Choosing the sex of your puppy.  Most people prefer females, they are easier to rear or are they?  The males fight or do they?

A puppy irrespective of sex must be sterilized.  It is far easier and less expensive to neuter a pup than to spay.  In my 30 years involvement with the Breed I have yet to come across a real fighter of a male but female I have found numerous.

Males, people feel lift their legs however, if the pup is neutered at an early age, 4 to six months can be younger, the male will not lift his leg but squat like a female. The marking territory only comes into play with sexually mature dogs and when females are on heat.  One can keep numerous males together if they are neutered.  A lot of people feel if you have a male you have to have a female.  Not so. I as a Breeder of many years have quite a selection of Yorkies.  They are not kenneled.  The boys of which there are a fair number have yet ever to fight ??????  Believe it or not.  But the girls now that is another story.  When I leave home certain girls are separated from the pack or trust me there will be consequences to face on my return home.  Yorkies are known to pack and can kill.

Males have the most sweet, loving, adoring temperaments.  Females are also very loving etc but the BITCH part does come out every now and then. My husband, although very fond of the girls, has always maintained the boys are extra special.

I myself have sold numerous males to clients who only wanted girls and to date have not had one complaint.

The problem people experience is simply they buy a male,  they do not neuter him, they bring in another dog be it male or female and the dog feels threatened so the fun starts.  The male plays up,  starts urinating all over and then of course.. its the fact that its a male that is the problem - when in actual fact its the owners fault.  NEUTER,  NEUTER, NEUTER.  Your pets will be far more happier and content, they will not be as temperamental when another pet joins the family. They will not have sexual urges so their disposition will be fairly stable. Do not wait till you have a problem until you neuter, prevention is better than cure, and if you are reading this article and have a problem with an unsterilized male, consult your vet, he/she more than likely will recommend sterilization of your pet.

Lastly consider ROMEO -  he did it for Juliet. I promise he will do it for you (but Neuter)

OWN A YORKIE  - LOVE & BE LOVED.

Copyright  Mijoy Yorkies  2007

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Loads of new pics headed both our websites way shortly - thank you for your support
Keep watching.....
 
BELOW 23 SEPTEMBER 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
PREVENTION far better than CURE
 
 
Our thanks once again to ROGZ PET INSURANCE 
 
for forwarding this important information to the pet owner
 

Importance of Dental Health in Pets

Just like humans, our pets require regular preventative dental care, such as teeth brushing or professional scaling and polishing.

Most pet owners only become aware of the need for dental care once plaque on the surface of your pet's teeth has mineralized into tartar. Often at this point there is already a degree of periodontal disease, where the gums have been affected.

Common signs of Periodontal disease include:

  • Halitosis or bad breath
  • Inflammed, red and/or bleeding gums
  • Tumors in the gums
  • Cysts under the gums
  • Loose teeth

Why is Periodontal disease bad news for pets?

Periodontal disease is a painful infection between the tooth and the gum that can result in tooth loss and then spread infection to the rest of the body. When infection and tartar in your pet's mouth worsens, structures around the teeth such as the gums and the periodontal ligaments get affected.

As a result, the gums recede and ligaments in the mouth loosen, leading to tooth loss and the spread of infection to the underlying mandibular or maxillary bones and sinus, causing severe problems. In addition, bacteria from the mouth can enter the blood stream and spread into organs such as the heart valves and kidneys – leading to further organ problems.

Prevention is better than cure, especially when it comes to dental care!

Preventative dental care involves regular teeth brushing. It is ideal to start brushing your pet's teeth from an early age. We recommend using specially pet formulated tooth paste (which has a tasty flavour) and a pet tooth brush available from your vet or vet shop.

Illustration 1: To prevent periodontal disease, start brushing your pet's teeth while they are still young. Photo courtesy of Orange Grove Vet.

 

The mechanical action of chewing on the tooth surface also aids in keeping teeth clean. Feeding dry pet food is recommended over wet or tinned food. Specific dry pet food has been designed to encourage chewing and hard enough that they actually work on the tooth surface to remove plaque and doesn't crumble when bitten into (see diagram below).

Illustration 2: How specifically designed dental pet food kibble work at cleaning your pet's teeth. Courtesy of Hills Pet Nutition South Africa

 

In addition safe dental chews and treats are available from vets and vet stores but one should avoid very hard treats.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Oral Health

Brushing is a fantastic aid in preventing the formation and accumulation of tartar, the rock-like brown substance on the surface of the teeth. However once tartar is present, brushing will purely delay its further accumulation, but will not be able to remove it, as this ‘plaque’ has mineralized onto the tooth surface.

Illustration 3: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly side of Oral Health. Photo courtesy of Orange Grove Vet.

 

 
It's the time of the season... Be an informed PET OWNER
 
So many folk do not understand the flea or tick cycle and what health risks these parasites pose to your pets - read on further to become better informed..

 

Tick & Flea problems will start soon... Some Handy Info for the start of what can be an itchy season.

The summer months are "high season" for fleas and ticks, bringing with them all sorts of unpleasant, and even fatal, illnesses and diseases such as skin allergies, transmissions of tapeworms and roundworms, and not forgetting, the dreaded biliary.

Bloodsucking Parasites

Here is some scary information for you!!! For every flea you spot sucking the lifeblood out of a dog or cat, there are at least another 100 or so eggs and larvae, having dropped off the animal, that are hatching and growing in and around your home.

Often harder to spot than fleas, as they burrow into their hosts skin to feast, ticks are particularly fond of warm and dark places, such as your dog’s ears. Usually found during the summer months. Especially in gardens with long grass and lots of brush, ticks hitch a ride on passing animals by injecting their powerful stinger into the animal’s skin, clinging on and gorging themselves on their host’s blood.

Let battle commence

To rid your pet, and your home of fleas, an integrated control program is necessary, as no one product can do the job by itself.  A combination of adulticides and growth inhibitors are recommended to break the flea’s lifecycle, and prevent them from reproducing. Your pet’s bed and bedding will also need attention, to prevent the immature fleas from pupating and re-infesting the environment.

When it comes to ticks, prevention is very definitely better than cure. As with products to eradicate fleas, there are a wide host of products on the market to help rid your pet of these unwanted bloodsuckers. Many of these products are registered for specific use, and should only be applied accordingly (i.e. Follow the instructions) and if in doubt, consult your veterinary surgeon

To avoid discomfort for both your pet, and your purse, keep your cat, your dog, and your home well protected with a combination of the products produced for the purpose, and available on the market. Once you have armed yourself with all your products, let battle commence!!! 

Some tick & flea facts:

* Only 5 percent of the flea population consists of the adult fleas we see hopping on and off your pets. The other 95 per cent are buried somewhere in your carpet, growing and laying yet more eggs

* A single female flea will lay up to 2000 eggs during her life

* The saying - "Big fleas have lesser fleas" - couldn’t be more accurate. A single flea has been found it be host to 150 mites

* There are almost 2000 different types of fleas

* If a flea were a human, it would be capable of clearing a high-jump of 250 meters 

* The ticks that prey on our pets are mainly the yellow dog tick (Haemaphysalis leachi) and the kennel tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus). Occasionally the bontlegged tick (Hyalomma), the glossy brown tick (Rhipicephalus sinus), the spinose ear tick (Otobius megnini) and the sourveld tick (Ixodes phiosus) are seen on dogs as well

* Ticks are responsible for three serious diseases, including biliary fever. The number of dogs severely affected by this disease and requiring hospitalization is approximately 15 percent of cases diagnosed. Of these, around 12 percent will die.

 
Beach BOY CHARLIE living it up on holiday... thanks for the pics
 
September 2015
 
 
 
 
 
Below thanks for the pic JODEEN.  LOVE the dog and the bow...
 
 
 
Last but my no means least, our model boy in the CAPE Simon - thanks for the pics Wanda.
 
 
 
SERIOUS BREEDERS - SERIOUS BUYERS
WE GO THAT EXTRA MILE....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MUSIC TO MY EARS.....
 

From: Angela
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 11:15 AM
To: mijoy@wam.co.za
Subject: UPDATE

 

Hi Joyce,

I haven’t been in touch for ages so just want to let you know that Charlie is well, healthy, and adorable. We’re going on holiday to the coast for a week tomorrow so will send you photos of his holiday on our return.

Angela

xxx

 

CHARLIE APPEARS REGULARLY ON OUR WEBSITE

 

From: BEN

Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 3:37 PM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: Re:

 

Hi Joyce

Chloe is still doing very well and I have never had any problems with her or ever needed to go to the vet as she is very healthy.  Anyone can really be fully confident when buying a Yorkie from you.

I will definitely let you know if i would want to buy another Yorkie in the future. 

Have a great day

Marlene 

 

CHLOE IS A 5 YEAR OLD TEACUP GIRL  900GMS

 

From: Caron

Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 12:23 PM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: RE: With compliments MIJOY

 

Hi Joyce

Thanks for the newsletters –

My baby Storm is awesomely amazing – so clever, so healthy and so adorable! 

Should you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

 

Regards

Caron Oosterberg

 

STORM IS REGULARLY PICTURED ON THIS WEBSITE

 

 
NO overnight sensation, not a year or two, five or ten,
 
close on 20 years producing the ultimate
 
HEALTHY,ROBUST GENUINE TINIES
 
GOOD HEALTH A TOP PRIORITY 
 
 
NB OUR TINIES ARE PRODUCED AS NATURE INTENDED,
 
NO INTERBREEDING, NO BREEDING WITH SMALL SIZED DOGS.
 
 

MIJOY do promote the smaller sized yorkies HOWEVER they are not suited to the majority of dog owners

WHY a tiny sized dog?  HIP "in fashion" or simply -  why do you want one?????

DON'T buy the tiny if you are not a suitable owner?

PLEASE this is not a child's pup or dog

***PRICING YET ANOTHER THING TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN BUYING THE YORKIE

 

*QUALITY DOES NOT COME CHEAP

*TO GUARANTEE A PUP HAS NO INTERNAL PARASITES  WORMS, Other parasites

*TO GUARANTEE A PUP HAS NO SKIN DISEASE, DOGS DISEASE -

Guarantee NO TICKS OR FLEAS..

***COSTSTHE BREEDER IN BOTH TIME AND MONEY***

WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN TAKING SHORT CUTS

only the BEST WILL DO

 

 
BELOW  'MIJOY' TEACUP AS CUTE AS CAN BE...
Below out of this world topping a whopping 700gms as an adult dog..
(sterilised and all)
 
 
Below another out of this world TINY TOT from MIJOY....
Pocket girl 1.3kg
 

Teacups – available in all breeds now???? Really???

Chihuahua – Pekingese – Toy Pom ????

I had to share this so that the public can once again be INFORMED.  I have had chihuahua’s, as pets most of my adult life.  I bought two a matter of two years ago and I was given another, a few months back, when the owner could no longer keep the dog.  All are the small sized Chihuahua, two I would categorise as teacup version, although at the time of being sold to us, we were advised they would be smallish but NO guarantees, as to how small.  One is around 1kg another 1.2 and the biggest of all a long coated Chihuahua,1.4kg,  all well covered, healthy, beautiful girls. NOT for breeding, all pets.

The time I was on the market for Chihuahua’s and small Chihuahua’s, the word teacup was never mentioned by myself or any of the breeders out there. So this must be the “IN THING” now.  You can up the price, double the proper price, if it is teacup. Sad to say the majority are anything BUT teacup.

Yesterday 28 August, A friend asked me to help her look for a Chihuahua as her Mom’s had passed away recently, at the age of 14 years.  So I googled and was most surprised,  to see the numerous adverts for Chihuahua’s and something like ONLY two of the many adverts did NOT mention the pups in question were TEACUP size.

It must be the fashion for sure, because strangely,  pics of some of these TEACUPS held in the hands of the breeders are in fact the same size as my one adult Chihuahua.

Someone I know was taken for a ride, with a breeder advising him the two he purchased were very tiny.  The price at the time. far in excess of breeders prices who have been breeding for a very long time and know their stuff.  He was charged double as it was and then asked for a further R500-00 if they were to be registered and micro chipped which should actually be included in the asking price. At the price he paid definitely should have been included in the asking price and to date,  NO paperwork has been forthcoming and he chipped the dogs himself, after paying for that to be done???????

I must also mention that NONE of these SMALL SIZED Chihuahua’s I own were sold by the breeders at 8 weeks of age, they were kept far longer as should be the case with proper SMALL SIZED  pups.

I get calls daily for teacups, yorkie and biewer teacups. I would never be able to supply the demand I have,  if I lived another lifetime.

HOWEVER I am asked frequently if I can refer to another breeder and if I could, trust me, I would. The breeder would however have to give me proof of existing teacups they have sold to buyers, that are proper teacup dogs, healthy at teacup weights and a good few years of age, to prove they are in fact ,healthy, long lived dogs. 

The breeder would also have to keep these pups far longer than 8 weeks of age as a proper teacup cannot move home at this sort of age.                     

A few years ago I sold teacups at 10 weeks of age and was once badgered to let one go at 9 weeks of age as Christmas was fast approaching. NEVER AGAIN.

Periodically the odd breeder will sell a dog that turns out to be teacup,  but when that dog passes and the owner goes back to the same breeder, they are often told,  it was so strange as they have never had that size pup born again.

Teacups are RARE a genuine,  proper healthy tiny is rare.  Something if you wish to own and have the lifestyle to own, you will require patience to obtain.

It is so sad to hear how the public bought a small pup and they are not even teacup,  some end up 1.3 – 1.5kg as adult and the cost to get these pups on the road to being healthy,  unbelievable. (OFTEN SOLD WITH MEDICATION  ETC) ????????????? Most of these pups are taken to the vet by the new owner to find they have internal parasites other than worms, causing the issues. These are the TINIES that grow considerably as they mature, as the only reason they were tiny in the first place because of the parasites in their insides.

However lack of feeding is often one of the reasons, a pup will appear tiny and then when fed as it should be it grows in leaps and bounds.

One Lady who is on my waiting list at present. She bought a teacup in recent weeks only to lose it on the 13th day after she bought it, having been at the vet with it every other day. The pup just did not seem to know how to eat????  I have heard of pups being sold and the new owner being advised to bottle feed as this is what happens with the very tiny pup???

If you are advised of this, run for the hills.  Absolute out and out, rubbish.If indeed a pup needs additional tlc it should remain with its breeder till it can handle being passed on to the outside world.

If by writing articles for my website helps one person out there to avoid the heartache, emotional stress not to mention costing the earth to attempt to save a pup, it will have been worth my while in taking the time to write such articles.

It if opens up the publics eyes to these TEACUPS being sold that are anything BUT teacups better still.

HOWEVER most important of all, you must ask the breeder of your choice, what they consider to be a teacup dog. The definition of the weight may astound you.  One would think they should be small in size but I hear it all the time, from the public that have a teacup at 2.5kg.

Again the pricing of the GENUINE TEACUP , people pay out thousands for a dog that dies on them, pay thousands out in vet bills.  Surpassing our asking price by thousands.  ????

Teacups sold at prices that are considerably less than the asking price of the real genuine teacup.  Once that teacup turns into the size it is meant to be which is ANYTHING BUT TEACUP SIZE, they have paid far more to the breeder than they should have paid  ????

ANOTHER  term confusing for a lot of the public, is a pup referred to as being a miniature yorkie, which breeders in the know, class as a 2.5 – 3.5kg adult weight dog. OFTEN breeders that are not in the know class this as the tiny, again the public are misled. OFTEN more times than I could count ,  I am told we bought a miniature but it is 3kg, I advise but that to a seasoned breeder is a miniature, NO the breeder they bought from said that was a tiny dog.

ASK the breeder of your choice, what size they are referring to as being teacup,  miniature, pocket or whatever. It may assist you in purchasing what you are actually wanting.

However please remember there is no breed standard for the differing sizes of the Yorkshire terrier.

The proper tiny dogs if bred properly are not runts, freaks and they do not suffer with ill health. They most certainly DO eat and eat very well and frequently, the tinier the pup the more frequent that pup will eat.  Teacups eat 6 times within a 24 hour period. The reason it is important to have the lifestyle, to do what is required to raise a proper teacup pup.

When I am told I was sold a teacup it flew to Joburg at 9 weeks of age, does not need feeding after 6 at night till the following morning.   THIS is NO TEACUP.

Often the public will mention the word teacup to a breeder of long standing and they fly off the handle at them, to put it mildly.  REASON being the amount of con artists out there is sickening. 

 

Proper terminology for the small sized peke is a SLEEVE PEKE

Proper terminology for the small sized Pomeranian is TOY POM

 

Thank you for your time.

 

 
 
 
Below HANNO and his precious family - thanks for the regular pics
 
 
Below  one enquisitive yorkie girl owned and adored by Lynn and family, thanks for the pic
 
Very much part of the family...
 
 
BELOW adult weight of 850gms
 
 
Above and below  Teacups from MIJOY...
Adult weight below 1kg
 
 
 

The GENUINE Teacup Yorkie ……… 

According to the Breed Standard a Yorkie weighs around 7lbs.  However, we as Breeders (some Breeders) categorize them according to size.  I do this from the point of view that hopefully someone who wants a 2kg dog does not end up with a 1kg dog.

Advert after advert reads teacup dog, then the weight is 1.8kg or 4lbs, is this a teacup dog? Well seeing there is no breed standard for the different sizes, you as the owner, future owner, must decide what size of dog you are after.

The reason when the public approach me for a teacup pup or have a teacup and want another one,  the very first question I am going to ask is what weight are you looking at. The answers to my questions, vary dramatically.

We have Teacups, Pockets, miniatures,  and rarely the standard etc.

Daily I have calls for people wanting a “Teacup” The smaller the better????

These dogs weigh a kg or under a kilo as an adult dog.  They should at this weight be strong, healthy, solid little dogs.  They should have substance to their little bodies.  They are not the runts, the freaks (need I go on).

They should not feel like a bunch of feathers in your hand but something solid, a lightweight dog will be far bigger in size than the solid built one.

I discuss the Teacups with people advising them of the total commitment and dedication in rearing this tiny pup.  They are not for everyone as is the Pocket not for everyone.  A pocket used to be a rare dog, now every second advert claims to sell pockets and teacups.

I wonder why I get so many calls from the public complaining how people did them in, the price they paid, the dog died or the dog is bigger than they expected a teacup to be.

It takes an experienced Breeder to identify these pups and even more so to estimate a weight at adulthood.  Some Breeders sell these pups at a few weeks of age, there is no way one can ascertain what size that pup will grow to at a couple of days of age or a few weeks of age.  Again, the experienced Breeder should be able to give you a rough idea what size the dog should grow to – this however is dependent on a few factors.

 

  • The age the pup started eating solids
  • Has the pup ever been sick
  • Has the pup been allowed to stay with its mother
  • Has the pup been given 5 - 6 meals a day from 3 weeks old
  • Has the pup been dewormed from 2 weeks of age
  • Has the pup been tested for any other parasites etc.

 

All the above play a vital role when determining an accurate size of a future body mass.  Furthermore, from the time of purchase and more than likely for the rest of its life the Teacup will need additional food prior to your retiring to bed. At no stage of their life should they be rationed with their food amount.  They must be allowed to eat as much as they want and as often as they want.  Feed only dry kibble (Dog biscuits) obviously tiny biscuits. Plenty of fresh water.  Do not feed puppy milk to your pup unless it is used to this.  Suddenly introducing milk even if it is the brand specifically for dogs, could have disastrous effects on your pups constitution. Do not feed table scraps or treats.  That piece of bacon could end up causing severe stomach upsets. This is a high maintenance dog from every aspect.  People who rush into buying these very tiny pups are often heartbroken and dismayed when the pup dies.  They threaten law cases etc…  Do not be tempted to buy this pup if you won’t or can’t go the extra mile.  They are not sickly and unhealthy if they are first and foremost BRED CORRECTLY cared for correctly and reared correctly.  Obviously a reputable Breeder will investigate should God forbid something go wrong with your pup.  If it can be proved via pathology, blood testing etc that the pup has a problem that is as a result of its breeding or the Breeders fault, then I believe the Breeder should come to an arrangement with the Purchaser etc.

However, through neglect, inexperience, a Breeder should not be expected to fit any blame and you as the Purchaser should do your homework before involving yourself with this full time baby.

Numerous vets are not familiar working with such tiny dogs.  Before purchasing a tiny pup make sure your vet is comfortable working on this tiny animal.  If not ask around, your dogs life will be in his/her hands.

Hopefully, this article has thrown some light on the Teacup Yorkie…  a Baby not to be taken lightly.

 

We changed the way we operate with regards to the teacup sized pup. They remain here until they are at least 16 weeks of age. NO EXCEPTION.

They at this age, will have been sterilized, taking a huge weight off of the future owners shoulders,  who may have grave concerns over this tiny pup undergoing an anaesthetic. So in doing this, the owner is saved the emotional stress of the op, we as the breeder know this pup can handle an anaesthetic. In saying this we have not had the first dog or pup die under anaesthetic.  It may happen one day, but to date 30 plus years later, NOT one has passed as a result of anaesthetic.

The pup will be fully inoculated, meaning, three inoculations at monthly intervals from 6 weeks of age, it will have been dewormed numerous times. It will be micro chipped and it will be registered.

We have total peace of mind when we sell our tinies, we know they have been raised properly and by that I mean fed properly,  as they should be, we know at this age, they are the weight which should result in a tiny sized dog. We do everything in our power possible to ensure with the right owner, in the right hands, this pup will thrive and end up living a very long, healthy and happy life.

IF a dog is raised and fed correctly etc, it will have a stable weight from the onset it will not go up and down in weight like a yoyo and if a pup is handled correctly, this pup will not be a kg at 6 months and 4kgs at a year which someone, claimed had happened, it is not possible and anyone with any knowledge on dogs as such, would know that.

It is to be understood that a proper teacup dog is a rare dog.  I am inundated with calls almost on a daily basis,  people who have gone from one breeder to another to see teacups that are not teacups, from Joburg to the Cape.  It is simple enough to realise why this happens, because the weight of a teacup varies between person to person, breeder to breeder. 

 

Once again I would like to make it known that the genuine tiny teacup dog is not suited to any child, as a pet. NO matter how well behaved etc.  This is a dog that is more like an ornament than something alive in the first few months of life. Yes they play and so forth BUT they are not youngster owner material.  The pup if stood on, gets dropped, fallen over, that pup has a huge problem.  This again is not something to be bought as a fashion statement, something to buy to brag with, this dog needs to be with the right owner, in the right home environment and if that is the motive for your wanting to buy and own one, great news.

 

IF it is for any other reason do not buy a genuine teacup at all.

 

Lastly this is not a common dog so to enquire and want one yesterday is not going to happen.  This is a size of dog you should have researched, done your homework on know the pitfalls of owning and of course the huge rewards of owning as well, so you will wait for a teacup a genuine teacup pup from us.

 

Most people who want one yesterday, are the same people who are impulse buyers.  This is not a dog that anyone should be buying on impulse.

 

I get asked so often what should I be asking for if I want that proper teacup dog.

 

The best question you can ask your breeder of choice is what they consider,  weight wise to be a teacup dog. You may just be in for a very big surprise.

 

FINALLY PLEASE DO NOT FALL FOR ANY OF THE UNDERMENTIONED LINES YOU MAY BE GIVEN….

 

**The birth weight is X the adult weight is Y, according to the guidelines in a growth chart. Please be aware for every time this works out 50 times it will not, so please do not take this as gospel.

**Our teacups are bred from teacups.???? Well if a breeder tells you this, you must know their teacups are not teacups to begin with, you cannot breed from any teacup sized dog. If the breeder insists they do, they are NOT to be taken seriously.

**A pup at x age mostly referred to as at 6 or 8 weeks of age, doubles its weight as an adult. Well I have had teacups myself of 130gms at 6 and 8 weeks of age, making that dog 260gms as an adult dog. I DO NOT THINK SO.  We have bred the tiniest we believe in SA  550gms as a 12 year old adult dog.

**When a fatality happens with a pup bought as a teacup or small size, the breeder says to the owner, you should know a tiny pup or dog is a freak they all have health problems.  WELL this is not what one should be hearing or the truth. IF a teacup is bred properly as nature intended, it will not sit with health issues. If handled as it should be,  it will live as long a life as any other yorkie of any other size.

**One of the best stories I have yet to hear, the mother weighs X the father weighs Y so the pups will be between those two weights, another fairytale story if ever.  The pup could end up smaller or far bigger than either parent, it is what is in the genes of the dogs concerned, their background.

 

Breeding with small sized dogs is not the answer to producing HEALTHY teacup dogs.

 

THE TINIER SIZES IN MOST INSTANCES ARE FAR MORE ADVANCED THAN BIGGER SIZED PUPS - MEANING, THEY WILL EAT AT A  FAR YOUNGER AGE THAN OTHER SIZED PUPS 

 

Our own tinies are bred from dogs carrying the gene for the tiny, we do not interbreed, manipulate the breeding of small sizes so we can sell as many as possible, good health is our top priority with our dogs and pups.  The GENUINE TEACUP is a rare dog, no matter what anyone has to say on the topic.

 

 
Simon in the CAPE - his first selfie, thanks Wanda
 
 
 
Below our very own TINY TOT PRINCESS  
*short legs, * short bodied, *super baby doll face
 
 
 
 
 
 
The genuine TEACUP PUP & DOG
 
is not a childs companion pet.
Under no circumstances will we sell this size pup to a home with young children
 
 
NO overnight sensation, not a year or two, five or ten,
close on 20 years producing the ultimate HEALTHY,ROBUST GENUINE TINIES. GOOD HEALTH A TOP PRIORITY 
 
 
 
 
 

6 Table Foods You Should Not Feed Your Pet

1

Chocolate. Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea, respiratory and heart problems, agitation and extreme thirst. Dark chocolate is especially dangerous as it’s theobromine content is higher than that in milk chocolate.

2

Avocados. These contain persin which can be harmful to some animals and cause severe congestion and respiratory problems.

3

Grapes and Raisins. These cause vomiting and lethargy in pets, and have been associated with kidney failure.

4

Xylitol. This artificial sweetener found in many products such as gum and cookies, can cause lethargy, seizures and liver failure.

5

Onions and Garlic. Raw or cooked, ingesting onion can cause gastrointestinal issues and damage to red blood cells.

5

Raw Meat and Bones. Aside from bacteria in raw meat that may be transmitted to a pet that eats it, bones consumed may splinter inside the stomach causing damage and intestinal blockage.

 
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please note the mention of GARLIC number 5 above, so often HOME MADE REMEDIES advise to put lashings of garlic into pets food to eradicate fleas????

 

 

 

OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2015 NUMBER 89
 
 
 
 
Below thanks for the pic DOMINIQUE over the moon with LUNA
 
 
 
 
 
Happy First Birthday above and below.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cosmic Pets™ Collapsible Pet Pens

The Cosmic Pets™ Collapsible Pet Pens has a wire spine and is made from strong polyester with a removable top and bottom, for added versatility. It comes complete with securing pegs and is portable with a convenient carry case.

This range is ideal for:

• Keeping small and young animals out of trouble, yet still in the living area and spending time with the family;

• Temporarily restricting the pet’s movement for animals recovering from surgery or ligament injury;

• Suitable for containing puppy and kitten litters, keeping them safe and contained during those vulnerable first weeks.

 

Available in pink, blue, black and maroon

 

Size Dimensions

Medium           45 cm x 58 cm x 8 panels (114 cm diameter)

Large                48 cm x 58 cm x 8 panels (125 cm diameter)

 

Range for your cat at home on this site shortly...  Contact us at mijoy@wam.co.za for further information or to place your order

 

 

 

Cosmic Pets™ Collapsible Pet Carriers and Soft Crates

Pets become part of the family, and as such, they must travel where their owners go. A Cosmic Pets™ Collapsible Pet Carrier is an important item to keep animals safe and comfortable during any car trip and is the perfect accessory for holidays, excursions to the park or the occasional visit to the vet. Compact to store and easy to assemble, these carriers include a steel frame, come standard with a machine washable fleece base and is made from durable polyester. Available in blue, pink and camouflage.


                                          

 

Lets not forget the felines in the home.... PLAY CENTRAL AT THEIR PAWS...........

  Nothing is too big or too small we can source them all,....

 

 

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THE MOST DANGEROUS PET CHEW EVER: RAWHIDE!

How can one of the most popular chew sticks on the planet be so dangerous for your pets, you ask? I mean, most dogs chew on rawhide for hours on end, and not only does it keep them busy, but they seem to last forever.

Well if you understood what it took to make this toxic “raw” leather stick, you would quickly understand what the problem is.

Aside from the horror stories circulating all over social media these days, of pets needing emergency surgery after consuming rawhide, the majority of pet parents today, especially the newbies, believe that this chew is some sort of dried up meat stick. Let me debunk that myth right away!

A rawhide stick is not the by-product of the beef industry nor is it made of dehydrated meat. Rather, rawhide is the by-product of the “Leather Industry”, so theoretically it is a leather chew. Sounds awesome, right?

“Producing rawhide begins with the splitting of an animal hide, usually from cattle. The top grain is generally tanned and made into leather products, while the inner portion, in its “raw” state, goes to the dogs.”TheBark.com

So, how does this leather, which is conveniently rolled up into pretty shapes, actually get made into those rawhide chews?

Follow along my friends and I will enlighten you on how this hide travels through a leathery process where it transforms from hide to a not-so beautiful, colorful, chew stick. Here is a paraphrased tutorial that was explained by the whole dog journal several years back:

STEP 1: Normally, cattle hides are shipped from slaughterhouses to tanneries for processing. These hides are then treated with a chemical bath to help “preserve” the product during transport to help prevent spoilage.

(No one wants to purchase a black, spoiled rawhide stick!)

Once at the tannery: the hides are soaked and treated with either an ash-lye solution or a highly toxic recipe of sodium sulphide liming. This process will help strip the hair and fat that maybe attached to the hides themselves.

(No, no one wants to see a hairy hide…)

Next on this glorious journey, these hides are then treated with chemicals that help “puff” the hide, making it easier to split into layers.

The outer layer of the hide is used for goods like car seats, clothing, shoes, purses, etc. But, it’s the inner layer that is needed to make the rawhide. (Oh and other things like gelatin, cosmetics, and glue as well!)

STEP 2: Now that we have the inner layer of the hide, it’s time to go to the post-tannery stage! Hides are washed and whitened using a solution of hydrogen peroxide and/or bleach; this will also help remove the smell of the rotten or putrid leather. Bonus! 
(Research also shows that other chemicals maybe used here to help the whitening process if the bleach isn’t strong enough.)

STEP 3: Now it’s time to make these whitened sheets of this “leathery by-product” look delicious! So, here is where the artistic painting process comes in.

“Basted, smoked, and decoratively tinted products might be any color (or odor) underneath the coating of (often artificial) dyes and flavors. They can even be painted with a coating of titanium oxide to make them appear white and pretty on the pet store shelves.” - whole-dog-journal.com

“…the Material Safety Data Sheet reveals a toxic confection containing the carcinogen FD&C Red 40, along with preservatives like sodium benzoate. But tracking the effects of chemical exposure is nearly impossible when it’s a matter of slow, low-dose poisoning.”– thebark.com

Ok, now that these hides have been painted, it’s time for the final process.

STEP 4: Getting it to last forever!

Because the FDA does not consider these chews to be food, really it’s a free for all when it comes to the manufacturers of these leather strips, and the products they may want to add to these chews, to get them to last forever. Any sort of glue can be added here to get these bad boys to never come apart.

When tested: Lead, arsenic, mercury, chromium salts, formaldehyde, and other toxic chemicals have been detected in raw hides. So it’s safe to say that any sort of glues can be used as well!

Finally, it’s time to package and attach all the glorious marketing labels to the product.

Check out the fine print warning that’s attached with some of these rawhides: 
“Choking or blockages. If your dog swallows large pieces of rawhide, the rawhide can get stuck in the esophagus or other parts of the digestive tract. Sometimes, abdominal surgery is needed to remove them from the stomach or intestines. If it isn’t resolved, a blockage can lead to death.“

(Oh, how lovely…)

And there it is! It’s now ready to be shipped to store shelves where it can be purchased for our loving animal companions.

How do proactive veterinarians feel about these chews?

Here is world-renowned veterinarian Doctor Karen Becker's take on the matter:

“The name ‘rawhide’ is technically incorrect. A more accurate name would be processed-hide, because the skin isn’t raw at all. But the term “rawhide” has stuck.

Rawhide chews start out hard, but as your dog works the chew it becomes softer, and eventually he can unknot the knots on each end and the chew takes on the consistency of a slimy piece of taffy or bubble gum. And by that time your dog cannot stop working it -- it becomes almost addictive.

At this point, there’s no longer any dental benefit to the chew because it has turned soft and gooey, and, in fact, it has become a choking and intestinal obstruction hazard.“

P.S. Ready for the jaw dropper?

An investigation by Humane Society International stated in their report, “In a particularly grisly twist, the skins of brutally slaughtered dogs in Thailand are mixed with other bits of skin to produce rawhide chew toys for pet dogs. Manufacturers told investigators that these chew toys are regularly exported to and sold in U.S. stores.” – dogingtonpost.com

Rodney Habib - Pet Nutrition Blogger

"An educated, informed and well-researched community of pet owners can only put more pressure on the pet food industry to be better! When pet owners know better, they will only do better!"

 

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Do your research on the smaller sized Yorkies….

Is that ultra-tiny really suited to you?

I am sure I sound like a broken record but if you are wanting that TINY, teensy little yorkie you must know what it entails to own such a tiny.

We advise anyone interested in this size pup and future dog, that it is normally a 100% companion dog to its owner. It may go to members of the immediate family when out of the owner’s arms, but those eyes rarely stray from the dog’s actual owner.  PUPPY included.  They are not a family dog as such, more designed as the ultimate companion for the ULTIMATE owner. Yes within a family unit, they will be very happy PROVIDED no small kiddies to drop them or manhandle them and please NOT to tramp on them as that could be the end.

Often people ask me how do I not stand on them, well they are not stupid they usually keep out of harm’s way, but when kiddies, run around, jump off of furniture if that pup or dog is around, could be the end of it.

The reason that most people wanting this sized dog - wait for the kids to grow up.

We do not sell to people with kiddies, MOM will say “ but I will help, it will be my dog or the child will think it is their dog but it is actually my dog”   Sending mixed signals to a pup and dog is not the best either NOT this sized dog.  These dogs bond and bond very strongly in most cases with ONE person.  They are not kid’s dogs, teenagers or student’s dogs.  Young folk go out and live it up.  These pups/dogs cannot go out to Pubs, the flicks you name it, all the more reason they are suited to adults who have done the playing around bit, who are at home most of the time, people whose family have grown up and left home etc. Ladies who are home executives etc.  This is similar to having a human baby.  It means pyjama drill as well, these tinies eat during the night are monitored during the night. THIS IS THE GENUINE TEACUP.  If no Pyjama drill is required it is NOT a proper teacup pup.

There is a tremendous amount of negativity out there regarding the teacup dog and often the public ask me, is this in fact the truth or a story?

IT is indeed sad to say very much the truth.  So many breeders out there sell off pups as teacup dogs, it happened to someone I know who was getting tired of being on a waiting list with me, bought elsewhere.  Thousands paid out for a teacup, the pup in question visited the vet on a good few occasions.  The pup was dead one day short of her owning it, two weeks down the line.

The pup in question did not eat well at all, etc. However this is NOT for me to elaborate on. DO YOUR HOMEWORK.

We do not sell our dogs at 6 and 8 weeks and even 10 weeks of age. Years back we did but found that not to be too good an idea.  The majority of the public coped, but the odd person did not. 

Our teacups leave here at four months of age, at the earliest.  At this age we can see they are the GENUINE TINY.  They are fully inoculated, meaning they have had three shots at monthly intervals plus rabies. They are micro chipped. They will be registered. They carry health guarantees and they are all sterilized shortly before leaving us.

We therefore take the risk of the anesthetic. To date we have never had an issue with this, however having said this, my own vet has been sterilizing tinies of mine for the last 15 years.  He has worked on adult teacups dogs of mine weighing as little as 550 - 600 and 700gms.

We do as much as possible to ensure that pup and its future owner are well on their way to a very long and happy future together.  We do not expect any of our pups to frequent a vet on a regular basis, NO different with the tinies.  The majority will only see a vet for annual shots and dentals.  However if my own vet advises not to sell a pup to the public as it is really small, we will not sell that pup.  If the vet feels the public will not cope, we listen to his recommendation.

There is NO reason why a tiny should not live every bit as long a life as a normal sized yorkie.  One of our Yorkies passed a matter of a couple of months back at the ripe old age of 19 years.  Perfectly healthy till the last day.  Just lay down and said GOODBYE world.

You do have to have the lifestyle to own a TINY and it is not a pup or dog that can be left home with the Maid or Granny. Once in a blue moon fine, but not on a regular basis.

Not a dog suited to kenneling, it will pine and end up a dead dog. Not suited to be left home on annual vacations, again ask yourself, is this what I want, what I can cope with?

If you take the time and trouble,  a tiny can be taught to go in a handbag and not misbehave at all.  Trust me I have done it for many years.

I think a lot of folk get caught up in the glamour of owning this mouse sized dog, however we have waiting lists, have had waiting lists for years already and this sized dog does not appear on a regular basis.  So if you want a “mijoy” baby you will have a fairly long wait.  This way is also of benefit to ourselves as we know anyone who is prepared to wait for the right dog, in most cases is the right owner.

Teacup pups are not bred from TEACUP PARENT DOGS nor are they bred from POCKET sized PARENT DOGS. Our mother dogs are the normal breeding sized females that fall into the category known as MINIATURE meaning an adult weight dog of 2.5 – 3.5kg fully grown.

We do not manipulate the way our teacups are produced, they are produced as nature intended. NO interbreeding, NO breeding with small sized dogs.

Our Dads in most cases are smaller but not teacup or small pockets either.  The smaller the dog, the more useless it is at siring.  TINIES are pet’s - end of story.

We are not cage breeders either.  Our own dogs and their offspring live a very good life.

ALL our pups are hand raised, home raised, handled from birth numerous times a day.

We will guarantee our pups will have superb temperaments.

We do not breed pups by the dozen, we breed QUALITY not QUANTITY.  We breed robust, solid built, pups with good conformation. We do not breed long legged, low weight large sized dogs.

 

Should you require any further information you are most welcome to contact me… I have discouraged many a future buyer from buying that TINY, it is far better to be informed as to what is involved than to buy with ZERO knowledge.

Please remember the genuine teacup is a rare dog. The majority of teacups advertised are NOT teacup sized dogs.

The LONGEVITY of any animal lies in the hands of its owner.

 

Thanks for your time.

 

 
Teacup pups and dogs.....
When we refer to teacup dogs and pups, we refer to the genuine sized teacup which is not a child's pet.  This is a dog we will ONLY sell to the right owner and the right home. It is not a toy. NO child no matter how well behaved,  is a suitable owner for such a tiny. To drop that baby, stand on it, could mean the end of that precious life.   Our teacups only leave us at four months of age, at which time they are fully inoculated, sterilised, micro chipped. They will be registered and they will carry health guarantees.
A teacup is suited to limited people with the right lifestyle, this is the ultimate dog if you have the lifestyle to own that dog.
*We have waiting lists...
 
OUR TINIES ARE CORRECTLY PRODUCED - THE REASON THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE FREQUENTLY, THIS IS NOT A PUP OR DOG THAT WILL SPEND ITS LIFE IN THE VETS CONSULTING ROOMS, THEY RARELY WILL EVER SEE A VET IN THEIR LIFETIME OTHER THAN FOR INOCULATIONS AND DENTALS. ONE DOES HAVE TO HAVE THE RIGHT LIFESTYLE TO OWN THIS PRECIOUS BUNDLE.....  suited to very few....
 
 
Below thanks for the pic Retha,  two beautiful PRINCESSES -  July 2015
Below another very spoilt MIJOY angel,  why do we breed ?
To sell ultimate pups to ultimate homes.
 
 
Below  STORM owned and adored by Caron, thanks for the latest pic   JULY 2015
 
 
Teacup pups and those ultra TINIES….READ FURTHER DOWN....
 
TEACUPS AND TINIES - Bred as nature intended, healthy and happy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Teacup pups and those ultra TINIES….

Well we produce them and they are not sickly, disastrous pups and dogs at all.

HOWEVER when looking to purchase one of these ULTIMATE SIZED PUPS & DOGS, do your homework.

We produce them, have done for the last twenty odd years but they are born as nature intended, we do not manipulate the breeding of them at all.

Breeders who manipulate the breeding of teacups or tinies are the breeders responsible for selling sickly, problematic pups and eventual adult dogs, if they live that long, that are never away from a vet.

We are known worldwide for our tinies TEACUPS  but it is a rare dog, irrespective what anyone may have to say on the subject the GENUINE TEACUP DOG is a rare dog.

We will not sell any teacup or tiny for the sake of selling it, we have never got them in any number at any time and we are fortunate that we can pick and choose as to who they go to.

Joining a waiting list for this ultimate pup from us, means in most cases a reasonably long wait.  Rome was not built in a day and teacup pups are not born on a daily basis, irrespective what anyone may say about that either.

Be extremely cautious when buying such tiny pups. 

Ask how they are bred? IF the breeder you contact, breeds with tiny dogs or small sized adult dogs WALK AWAY.  IF they interbreed, don’t walk, run like mad. If you buy interbred tinies, you are buying TROUBLE.

Ask what size the breeder’s teacup dogs reach as adult.  Breeders opinions vary and some breeders refer to a miniature as teacup etc, make sure you know what you are wanting.

I am often asked for teacups but when I question the future dog owner, it is way too tiny for them.

 

If you want that ultra-tiny ensure you have the lifestyle to cope with that ultra-tiny.  It is a 24/7 companion to its owner.

 

Our teacup pups only leave us at four months of age.

At this age, they are fully inoculated including rabies. They are micro chipped, registered.

They will carry health guarantees and they are sterilized. (We therefore carry the risk of anesthetic) To date we have not had the first issue with anesthetic.

NO MATTER HOW SMALL A TEACUP IS - IT IS A HEALTHY DOG, (if bred as nature intended)  THE LIFE EXPECTANCY IS NO SHORTER THAN ANY OTHER NORMAL SIZED YORKIE PROVIDED THE OWNER LOOKS AFTER THAT PUP AND DOG PROPERLY..   We have bred teacups reaching an adult weight of 550 and 600gms, passing on at well over ten and twelve years of age with NO heatlh problems whatsoever.

 

 
 
Below latest pic of one very spoilt little Angel, thanks Pam and Cliff for the latest pic.
 
 
 
 
BELOW  -  Latest pic of STORM owned and loved by Caron
 
Such a happy little precious baby girl!  comment by MOM - CARON

 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
Below thanks for beautiful pic of Ben and Max, Ben belongs to Lanel and Max the baby belongs to Leone
 
 
 

6 Common Health Symptoms Pet Owners Should Not Ignore

1

Decreased interest in begging. A dog that shows decreased interest in food could have a serious health issue such as a bacterial infection or an injury to the digestive tract.

2

Drinking too much water. Excessive drinking may be an early sign of diabetes or indicate kidney disease.

3

Excessive head shaking. This may be a sign of an abscessed tooth or a foreign object lodged in the throat.

4

Drooling. Ensure your pet has access to fresh, cool water to drink.

5

Chronic hot spots. Although this tends to happen in warmer weather, sometimes such skin conditions may be caused by parasites.

5

Weight gain and fatigue. This is common as pets age, but if it is rapid weight gain accompanied by fatigue, this could indicate heart failure.

Useful information above supplied to Mijoy by ROGZ PET

 

 

 

 

 

   

 
 
 
EAGLES IN DURBAN.........
 

Durban - The death of Buttercup the Maltese poodle has put bird lovers and pet lovers at odds in Durban’s western suburbs, as fingers are pointed at a burgeoning population of eagles, who prey on pet cats and small canines.

But, offering some form of consolation, is Belle, who survived an attack.

One resident from Durban’s leafy Waterfall, Vivianne Sneddon, said that her beloved Buttercup had died after being attacked by an eagle last month.

“It was terrible. I left her and the other dogs alone for five minutes. When I came back Chester [a boerboel] and Belle [another Maltese] were sitting quietly together. Buttercup was lying bleeding under the tree.”

She said that the talons from the eagle had pierced the right side of Buttercup, who died in her arms before she could get the dog to the vet.

But the attack was not the first, Sneddon claimed. Belle had also been attacked by an eagle and Sneddon is convinced it was the same bird. Fortunately, Belle survived after being treated at the Hillcrest Veterinary Hospital, with the talon marks on her tiny body telling the story.

“Now I just keep Belle inside. I don’t have kids, these are my kids. All I am asking is how do I keep my dog safe from the sky?”

Corrina van Niekerk, a former resident of Waterfall, said that an eagle took their pet kitten and also attacked her Jack Russell.

“The Jack Russell managed to fight it off. I didn’t see the eagle,” she said. But the vet who treated the dog told her it was an eagle. Two weeks later the Jack Russell was killed by another threat, a wild cat.

“The only reason I know it was a wild cat, was because the garden service chased it,” she said.

Van Niekerk, who said they had moved from Waterfall to be closer to her husband’s work, bore no ill feelings towards the birds.

“It’s our fault for building in the area. It was their home first. I would certainly never advocate for moving the eagles. They are magnificent creatures,” she said.

She said that when she and her husband moved into the area some years back, they were excited at seeing the birds.

“It never occurred to us that they would see our pets as food,” she said.  

Dr Dina Rautenbach, a vet at the Hillcrest Veterinary Clinic, said she believed their clinic at most treated two animals a year that had been attacked by birds of prey.

She said it was usually young kittens or very small dogs, with the biggest being a Jack Russell.

Ben Hoffman, a founder of Raptor Rescue, said there were 52 breeding pairs of crowned eagles in the greater Durban area.

“It is one of the highest densities of the birds in South Africa. The reality is that if you relocate one of these birds, another will take its place,” he said.

The primary food of the crowned eagle, according to Hoffman, is the hadeda ibis. He said that studies in the area had revealed that less than 1% of the raptors' food were domestic animals.

“Very often people move to these leafy suburbs to get close to nature. As soon as nature is there, we want it removed,” he said.

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TALES FROM A DOG BEHAVIOURIST:

Food thief!

 

WRITTEN FOR MIJOY

 

One cannot underestimate the importance of food to dogs. It’s a relationship that goes way back in time, as it does with all animals, including us. Food means survival, not just of the individual, but of the species as a whole. With dogs, it is also related to power – you control the food, you control the pack. Alpha wolves in the wild decide when each pack member can eat. They don’t just do this because they’re nasty; they do this to ensure the pack’s survival. And of course, the pack’s survival depends upon the strength and health of the alpha – so the alpha eats first.

            Why then does your little Fluffy steal food from your table or countertop? It’s probably not because she’s hungry. If your dog is fed a good-quality diet and is a healthy weight (meaning you can feel the ribs through a necessary layer of fat), it’s unlikely that your dog is starving. With winter approaching, most dogs do get hungrier and it’s a good idea to give them a little extra food (if they’re a healthy weight), about 10% extra, so that they have added protection against the cold. But the rest of the year? There are a few reasons why dogs become food thieves.

            Firstly, what food are they stealing? I know with my dogs, the target is cat food. This is because cat food has a higher level of protein in it than dog food, and the dogs can smell it (incidentally, this is the same reason dogs like eating cat poo!). Protein is irresistible and it’s a high value food. Protein means survival. Another things dogs go after is anything with a high fat content – again, they can smell the fat. Good quality dog food is coated in a thin layer of fat (that’s why it feels a little sticky) to make it more appealing to dogs. Fat means survival as well.

            What about those indiscriminate dogs that try and steal just about anything? Well, most people would label them ‘naughty’. It might be that your dog has developed a taste for something, or that they enjoy the texture of the food. For example, some dogs just can’t get enough carrots! But there’s also something else going on. Recall that the alpha member of a pack controls food. Some dogs don’t steal food because they necessarily want to eat it – they steal it in an attempt to have greater control over the food, and thus the pack as a whole. This is the reason that dogs sometimes steal each other’s food. You put down two bowls of food, happily thinking that each dog will tuck into their meals… and then they run back and forth between each other’s bowls, scoffing at high speed, or one dog ends up eating everything while the other stands back. This is a dominance issue, and indicates that the hierarchy is unstable.

            There’s another aspect related to dominance, and that’s learning. Have you given little Fluffy treats from the dinner table? Do you prepare food on the counter and hand down snacks? In a nutshell, don’t do that. You’re creating dominance! And also a dog that begs and thinks that it’s okay to take your food. It’s not okay. I have no problem with dogs getting human leftovers, but give it to them on your terms. I’ll tell you what I do with my dogs. I eat first (because I’m the alpha). If there’s something that I want to give them, I take them outside, away from the human eating arena, and ask them to sit before I give them each a titbit. If they ask for more, they are thoroughly ignored. If there are a lot of leftovers (sometimes I make extra rice just for this purpose) I keep it in the fridge and give it to them with their meal. In this way, my food is completely separated from their food and there’s no confusion about who it belongs to.

            So, don’t give your dog snacks from the dinner table and then act surprised when you find them on the table licking out your plate. Little Fluffy then gets shouted at for something that you’ve encouraged and that is completely natural to them. You’ve made them think that your food belongs to them and that they’re dominant in that area. Food is a powerful resource: Make sure that you control it.    

                  

Katherine Brown BA HONS PSYCH (UJ)

Dog Behaviourist

kbehave@gmail.com

Copyright Katherine Brown 2010  

 
 

LONGEVITY AND YOUR YORKIE.

Very often I am asked what lifespan am I looking at with a YORKIE?  Your dog’s longevity very often lies in your own hands. 

If I look at my own situation with my dogs.  Not necessarily Yorkies but in general.  A lot of my dogs and a good few of my large dogs are in the 12 to 15 years of age bracket.  Yorkies I have a few 12 to 14 years of age as well.  Do they have health problems? NO.  I believe and have always followed along the same path.  I have always fed my dogs DOG FOOD (good quality) I am not one to give TREATS and not one to deviate from their daily feeding program.  Boring possibly? Boring for the owner.  Does the dog know any different?  “NO”  I believe be it right or wrong, that a dog fed a proper 100% quality dog food diet, is highly unlikely to PICK UP health problems along the way.

We lost a 19 year old yorkie last month March 2015 and two of 16 and 17 years late last year.

Dogs need annual checkups from your vet. They need regular deworming, and how regular depends on your own individual situation. You may need to deworm once yearly where your neighbour for example may have a different situation and deworm three times and even four times a year. All depends on the situation you have on hand.  Keep your animals at all times free of worms, ticks and fleas.  Keep your dogs teeth in good condition. Bad, rotten, teeth on their own can cause health problems in other areas of your dog’s body.  If you follow these simple rules, you should avoid the majority of the problems other folk pick up. You may say such as?  Well food allergies, and diabetes.  I have had neither in my dogs ever, have I been just extremely fortunate or is it as a result of being fed a well balanced, nutritional dog food ONLY.  I cannot answer that question, I would have to ask my vet, but dogs that are fed table scraps and tit bits and this and that, have to be more prone to illness than their mates who are kept on the straight and narrow. We have to remember that DOGS originated from wild dogs. There was no cream cake, and chocolate, and fancy treats, there was just good old normal food. Did they suffer with diabetes and itching skins and food allergies?? Chances are not.

Old wives tails – sterilise and your animal turns into an elephant. NONSENSE. Feed your dog the same well balanced diet as before, and ensure it exercises and does not become a couch potato.  Overweight dogs risk developing, joint problems, diabetes and obviously putting an unnecessary increased work load on those little hearts which will ultimately cause heart disease.  Excess weight is of course going to lead to breathing problems, which is very much evident in breeds like the pug and bulldog. However, if your dog is major overweight, it may very well cause a problem.

No matter how tiny the dog, if it has been bred correctly, raised correctly it will lead no shorter life than any other normal sized yorkie.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Alfie was dumped by burglars but managed to find his owner 100 miles away after barking at an RSPCA officer's van.

22:42, UK, Wednesday 08 April 2015

 

The RSPCA scanned the dog's microchip to find out his address

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A dog stolen from its owner, then abandoned more than 100 miles from its home, has been rescued after stopping a passing RSPCA van.

Alfie ran into the middle of a country road in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, and barked at inspector Stephanie Law's van to get her to pull over.

Ms Law stopped and the Yorkshire terrier jumped in as soon as she opened the door.

The RSPCA officer scanned the dog's microchip to find out its owner's address and discovered the seven-year-old dog had been stolen from a house in the West Midlands on 21 March.

She said: "I have had plenty of people wave me down for help, but I have never actually been flagged down by a dog in need of rescue before.

"It was as if he recognised my uniform and knew I was there to rescue him."

The RSPCA believes Alfie may have been dumped in woods but came running out when he heard the van driving by.

His owner Kirsty Mitton, 23, is over the moon to have Alfie back, who seems none the worse for wear after his ordeal.

"We didn't think we would see him again," she said.

Unfortunately, Alfie's fellow terrier Lillie, who was also taken in the burglary, is still missing and does not have a microchip fitted.

This website is visited by many YORKIE LOVERS worldwide - Do you know the whereabouts of  Lillie ???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HIGHLY TOXIC TO DOGS....  
 
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Xylitol is a naturally occurring substance that is widely used as a sugar substitute. In nature it is found in berries, plums, corn, oats, mushrooms, lettuce, trees, and some other hardwood trees and fruits. Commercially, most xylitol is extracted from corn fiber, birch trees, hardwood trees and other vegetable material. Although it has been used as a sugar substitute for decades, its popularity has increased dramatically in the last few years. It is completely safe for human consumption. In both humans and dogs, the level of blood sugar is controlled by the release of insulin from the pancreas. Xylitol does not stimulate the release of insulin from the pancreas in humans. However, when non-primate species (e.g. a dog) eat something containing xylitol, the xylitol is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, resulting in a potent release of insulin from the pancreas. This rapid release of insulin results in a rapid and profound decrease in the level of blood sugar (hypoglycemia), an effect that occurs within 10-60 minutes of eating the xylitol. It can also cause liver failure and if left untreated, can be life-threatening. If you use products containing xylitol, make sure they are stored safely, out of reach of your pets. Do not share any food (eg. biscuits, cake, chewing gum, etc.) with your pets that may contain xylitol. What are the symptoms of xylitol poisoning? Symptoms of xylitol toxicity develop rapidly, usually within 15-30 minutes of consumption. Signs of hypoglycemia may include any or all of the following: uf0b7Vomiting uf0b7Weakness uf0b7Incoordination or difficulty walking or standing uf0b7Depression or lethargy uf0b7Tremors uf0b7Seizures uf0b7Coma If you suspect your dog of eating something containing xylitol, please get them to your vet as quickly as possible.
 
 
 
 
 
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Puppy Vaccinations and Early Socialization - How Important Is it?

  • From the moment a puppy is born it begins learning, which in the early stages is where to get food and warmth for survival. Their brains are particularly responsive to learning and retaining experiences that are encountered during the first 16 weeks after birth. This is the time when the foundation for character, temperament and behaviour is laid for the rest of their life. It also means that breeders, new owners, veterinarians, trainers and behaviourists have a responsibility to assist in providing early learning and socialization experiences with other puppies, humans and various environmental situations during this optimal period from birth to 16 weeks of age.

 

  • It is now becoming the norm for early socialization and a learning programme to become part of a total wellness plan for breeders and new owners of puppies during the first 16 weeks of a puppy’s life; the first 6-8 weeks with the breeder and the next 8 weeks with the new owners.

 

  • Socialization classes should enroll puppies after 8 weeks, once they have had their second set of inoculations, as a key part of any wellness programme to improve the bond between pets and their owners and to decrease the number of adolescent and adult dogs that land up in rescue shelters with behavioural problems.

 

  • To take full advantage of this early special learning period, many veterinarians are now recommending that new owners take their puppies to a class once they have had their second set of inoculations. This provides the basis for increasing immunity by further repeated exposure to these antigens. (It is much the same as with children who cross immunize each other through early contact in the crèche and nursery school environment.)

 

  • It is however, of extreme importance that the people offering puppy socialization to have taken precautions to have the environment and the participating puppies exposed to good hygiene and a clean environment. (I personally will not take a puppy into my Puppy Kindergarten class whose owner hasn’t shown me proof of the second inoculation.)

 

  • Experience and epidemiologic data support the relative safety and lack of transmission of disease in these puppy socialization classes over the past 15 years. In fact, the risk of a dog dying because of infection with distemper or parvo virus is far less than the much higher risk of a dog being euthanized because of a behaviour problem. (This fact pertains to the pets in the cities and not in the poorer areas.)

 

  • Although a large number of veterinarians, breeders and rescue centres are supporting early socialization classes, there is still a very large number who don’t. I am still receiving calls from owners who have been told not to take their puppy out until it has had all its inoculations and/or until it is 6 months of age. By then they have lost out on their prime learning time. No parent would leave their child at home having no contact with other children until they go to school at 6 years; so too, an owner should not leave their puppy until after 4 months of age.


Kathy Clayton
Senior Accredited Companion Animal Behaviourist (ABC of SA)
www.kcdogschool.com

 

 

NO pup leaves our care until it has had two of the three puppy inoculations it requires 

 

LINK:                  http://www.mijoy-yorkies.co.za///docs/Snake%20Bites%20and%20your%20pet%20.pdf
 
 

World KIDNEY day 12 March.

There was a time – not so long ago – when infectious diseases and dietary deficiencies ended the lives of dogs and cats early. But with advances in pet nutrition, antibiotics and sophisticated surgery, our pets now live much longer. However, nothing lasts forever and every organism has its weakest link. In people our hearts are often our weakest organ whereas in dogs and cats, it is often the kidneys that wear out first. Cells of the kidney cannot replace or regenerate themselves as they do in the liver, lungs, bone and skin. There is a slow, but steady, loss of kidney function in all of our pets as they age - so much so, that next to arthritis, chronic renal (kidney) failure is the leading cause of illness in cats and significant but lesser degree in dogs. The first sign that there is a problem is when your pet begins to drink water and urinate excessively. At first, it is normal for owners to ignore this. It might just be that your dog wakes you up during the night to be let out or that your cat’s water bowl had to be filled more than it used to. But with time, the pet begins to loose weight and become a more finicky eater. About this time, the pet’s energy levels tend to decrease. They play less, romp less and sleep more. Generally, their coat lacks the luster it once had. This is often when pets are first taken by their concerned owner to see their veterinarian. Kidney problems in dogs are common and serious but with quick treatment and a change in lifestyle, many dogs can continue to lead long, normal and happy lives. When you next visit your vet, why not have your pet tested for kidney function. Being forewarned is the best way to ensure your companion is around for a good while longer.

 

 

 
 
 
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Biewer Terrier versus Yorkshire Terriers  view this info further down in this article.

Yorkies what size YORKIE?

I think I have enough experience to be able to comment realistically on this.

I had my first yorkie,  all of one kilogram in my early twenties, quite a number of years back.  I am a Granny now,  for the last nine years.

Biewer Terriers I started with the breed in 2008 and although that is not exactly a good many years, the breed itself has not been in existence for a great deal of years anyway. To this day it is still in the developing stages.  Only been in SA since 2007 however I stand to be corrected on that one. HOWEVER it if is longer,  not that much longer, it could even be a shorter period of time - in months.

 

BIEWER TERRIERS DISCUSSED LOWER DOWN.

 

Yorkies are delightful, fun loving, total companions to their owners, available in various sizes although the breed standard calls for a dog of 7lbs some yorkies these days exceed more than double and plus of that,  as a lot of BREEDERS out there have not done too much homework and bred everything, with anything and this has resulted in the ELEPHANT sized yorkie. If you should be interested go and look at the shelters and for every NORMAL sized yorkie in that shelter,  half a dozen or a dozen Yorkies in that shelter are the elephant sized one’s having resulted from back yard breeding and breeders who have never done their homework to begin with.  The elephant size yorkie is bred from people buying CHEAP inferior dogs and breeding them in the backyard without any further thought to those pups future.

Most buyers want a small lap dog and when that pup grows into an elephant, it is no longer that cute or amazing dog and is often dumped, with little or no consideration or concern for the dog’s well- being down the road.

These days the smaller sizes are available and this, with some breeders is a result of them interfering with nature and manipulating the breeding of their dogs. This however is not without its pitfalls as so many, have come to realise.Interfering and manipulating the breeding of smaller sized dog’s results in poorly, unhealthy, sickly dogs and it is known to have been said by more than the odd breeder on many an occasion that anyone wanting one of these small sizes should be made aware, they are sickly, live short lives, never away from the vet.

 

HOWEVER we beg to differ….

We produce these tinies from our normal size breeding dogs resulting in them being first and foremost HEALTHY pups,  that rarely will go near a vet.  As a breeder with ethics one has to study the parentage and background of your dogs to ensure when you breed, you breed to the best of your ability to ensure, your dog’s suffer with no congenital abnormalities.  If the parentage and background is not taken into account problems WILL become far more prevalent in pups and dogs, if breeders INTERBREED their dogs, which sadly so many believe is the way to breed the smaller sizes. 

It would appear that breeding TINY dogs is what is aimed for by a good few “BREEDERS”??????  because the smaller the dog the higher the price tag – however, so many dogs advertised today as TEACUPS are in fact NOT teacup dogs.  The very reason it is undefined by most what a teacup dogs size actually is.

Professional and ethical breeders in the majority will stick to breeding the normal sized Yorkies in preference to breeding smaller, as the smaller the pup is, the more hands on that pup is, the more experience and dedication required to raise that tiny to maturity.  IT is NO walk in the park to raise tinies.  As I have mentioned my tinies appear in the odd litter and that too is NO walk in the park either.  One has to monitor that tiny, ensure it gets to drink enough, at the outset, because lack of feeding does not make for a teacup dog, although some breeders who are not particularly ethical out there would rather starve their pups to get a better price for them, than feed them around the clock,  to let them reach their full potential in their doggy lives.

There is not a single day that goes by that I do not get at least one phone call, email,  regarding teacup dogs.  I might add worldwide.  It is far cheaper to come to SA buy a teacup dog here and take it home with you back overseas, irrespective of how many connecting flights you need to take to ensure, that that pup travels in cabin, with you as much as possible before you reach your destination, it may take you twice the length of time to get back home, but at least you stand a good chance of getting back home with a healthy, happy pup.

The cargo section NO matter what, local flight, international flight is not the place to allow any tiny pup to be placed in and shipped around the country.

Over the years we have produced a good few tinies out of parents that are anything but tiny dogs..  The reason that the tinies we have will be healthy dogs, live long lives and  will rarely see a vet.  AGAIN HOWEVER, we are extremely cautious as to who those pups will go to as new owners.    This sized dog is not suited to the majority of people.

We do not breed our TINY dogs, they are pets and always will be pets.

I am not the normal, average dog breeder. I do feel responsible and take responsibility for the pups I put on this earth, the reason NOT one is sold for breeding purposes.   We did TRUST the public in the past to sign a contract and sterilize the pup they were sold but sadly some decided, they would breed their treasured pets, or I have to wonder how treasured they are in the first place, as some are pretty small to be put through labour and raising of litters of pups.  Males, well they will start to lift their legs and urinate all over the show if used even as little as once for stud purposes.  MAYBE something to consider before jumping into breeding in a flat or apartment????

The breeding of dogs properly is no GET RICH QUICK SCHEME.  If you cut corners, buy cheap and could not give a toss about giving your pups the best possible start in life,  well maybe you will get rich.  However I have to live with my conscience.

 

Biewer terriers, well here again, we have produced them in some pretty small sizes.

We started off by buying SA bred stock but changed our minds on that one.  We then decided to import from the States and have never looked back, not that we breed any of our dogs by the dozens, not the way we work.  Purely, because of the quality pups we have bred, as a result of our importing our dogs and not from only one breeder either. All different blood lines and NO interbreeding either.

 

I am often asked how Biewers differ from Yorkies…. Personality wise, traits they have etc.

Well for the person who wants the truth this is it

I tell it like it is, I do not believe in telling people what they want to hear, hope to hear  or what benefits me as a breeder for them to hear either.

A biewer is not the quite, complacent dog SOME BREEDERS???? Have portrayed to the public.  It is a delightful, full of life, happy go lucky, in your face,  breed of dog.  Quiet, complacent???? NEVER.   

Yorkies can be vocal at times, depends how they are raised, however a biewer terrier is far more vocal than any yorkie could ever be.

Again it all depends how you raise your dog, but be aware a  biewer terrier is a challenge to most folk.  It is full of life, never stops, on the go, will insist you do not ignore it,  no matter how much you may try to.

It is however a magic breed of dog.  A totally, devoted to your owner and family dog. Full of life so if you decide to purchase this little angel be aware, you need to keep it entertained, so plenty of toys, plenty of exercise, this is NO couch potato dog or pup.

I advise my clients that if they have Yorkies, have had Yorkies to realise this is a different energy level dog.

However,  go the route of owning and loving this breed of dog, it will be a very rewarding experience in years to come, but be ready for the challenge of owning and caring for an energetic little pup and dog.

The biewer is a busy little bee and clown all rolled into one pup and dog.

 

Maintenance of both breeds of dogs.

Both are high maintenance dogs.  They should develop and I say SHOULD develop, ( as this again depends on the quality of the dog at hand), very good coats.

You cannot get something out of something that is not in it in the first place. What am I saying? If the parent dogs are inferior dogs, poor coats, short rough coats, long legs, long snouts, etc, you cannot expect the pup you purchase at a very GOOD (CHEAP) PRICE to be the Prince, instead they are often the frog.

Biewers and Yorkies have long coats or should have long shiny, flowing coats, again will depend on the quality of the dogs concerned.  Some will always have the edge on others,  but dogs with good overall quality,  are the only dogs that should be used in any breeding program.

These breeds need regular bathing and if that is not for you, a regular trip to the parlour is a must and daily grooming essential.  If you clip off your dogs, you still need to keep them clean and well maintained.

This is a house dog NOT an outside mutt.

YOU may be fortunate and buy a cheapie that is excellent but chances are quite good that your cheapie is not what you had in mind or what you wanted in the first place.

This is ever more the case with the teacup dog.

We have had to become quite street wise with these dogs, as some of the public will not stop at anything.

We have had them pass on, in the owners hands, only to be replaced by another pup that is claimed to be our breeding,  but only a look at the animals in question, tells a totally different story.

No one can guarantee that a particular pup is going to weigh a particular weight as an adult, we can do our utmost but it is not always 100% possible.

Depends again on a lot of things happening with that particular pup from birth onwards.  However there are cases were we can almost guarantee without a question of a doubt, that a particular pup is going to be an out and out teacup. 

The teacup dog no matter what anyone has to say on the subject is RARE but here again what defines a teacup dog? There is no standard, this is something that is man-made if you can refer to it as that. I owned my first KG yorkie thirty plus years back.

I get call or email after email, we want another teacup dog. I always ask what size it is you are wanting, as most people differ on their opinions on sizes.

90% of the public actually nearer 95% of the public claiming they have a teacup, the dog in question is not a teacup, some refer to their teacup that is up to 2kgs.  Most refer to their teacup of 1.6kg or 1.8kg.

Another huge factor that is not taken into account by most people,  is the body build of that pup or dog, a skinny, skeleton of a dog is going to be far bigger in size than a well built, short legged, stocky build of dog or pup.  We opt for the latter.  If we produce pups we are not happy with, the mother will be bred once more and if the same result is achieved with a different Sire (father) the girl is sterilized.

The genuine teacup is a pup that a lot of people would NOT want anyway, the reason we want to know without a doubt,  what size the public are referring to as being teacup.

Hope this info sums it up for a lot of you wanting to know the ins and outs of the two breeds and most of all those very keen on that ultra- tiny pup.

 

Beware of all the adverts appearing for teacup dogs, especially the cheapies and also breeders who sell these teacups for a good few thousand, as the teacup is hard work to raise, we feed around the clock when we have teacup pups, it is not a case of leave it to Mother dog,  they eat at an exceptionally early age to the other bigger pups, they eat far more frequently, they are monitored around the clock, the reason we do not sell cheapies.  Our pups no matter the size are fed, cared for, to the very best of our ability NO cost is spared, we do not believe in doing it on the cheap, so we can pass on cheap pups to people who want CHEAP.  Cheap very often costs the money, at the end of the day.  Sorry we cut no corners.

In a rush to buy a genuine teacup? Do not come to us.  We do not do the rush story, a genuine teacup is rare, it takes time for them to be born, sometimes one is in a litter sometimes we have 5 litters with none in any litter.   It is a wait and see process, like a lucky packet.  They pitch when they want to and as for the story of it is the size of the parents SORRY  - PLEASE do not fall for that one ever,  my tiniest teacups have been born from Mother dogs of 3kg and Dads of 2kg. 

Thank you for your time.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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STAR quality in your puppy and dog…

Let’s be honest, no matter if it is your child, your dog or puppy, no matter what,  yours is better than anyone else’s.  HUMAN NATURE.  As they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  We all see things differently otherwise we would all be after the same MAN or WOMAN and that would never do.

As mentioned before MIJOY breeds for QUALITY and never QUANTITY.  If a particular breeding dog does not produce the type of pups we are happy with, that dog is sterilized. 

One cannot put something into a puppy that is not in that pups genes or genetic makeup to begin with.

Pups with short, difficult to grow coats that are always bitty and break off, never grow any length to the coat, coat to the touch is coarse and rough.  NO matter how well fed that pup is or how much care is taken with the dogs coat it will NEVER have a good coat, reason being, it is not in the pup or dogs genetic makeup.

I see this time and time again when people approach me for a pup and my prices are not within their budget.  They buy a pup that is in their budget and this will not happen in every single case but does happen in a lot, the pup purchased is an inferior quality pup.

I would far rather not breed the first pup than breed inferior quality pups.  I also say to people that dog will be with you for the next 12 – 14 or 16 years if you take good care of it, will a thousand or two thousand rand mean that much after a few years?

We all love our pets even if they were to look like Dracula and it is not always the Swan that produces the swans, often a not so ugly duckling produces swans.  

Imports as well,  most people think the word IMPORT means cut above the rest and it should mean that, but in a lot of cases it does not mean that at all.  Again I have to wonder if you go to the lengths of importing dogs, why import inferior quality dogs?

Mijoy could never afford to sell our dogs at prices pups were sold at something like ten, fifteen and twenty years ago.  IF pups are sold at these cheap prices – one has to wonder why.

The cost to keep dogs in good health, good condition costs money.  The parent dogs deserve the best and get the best.

Pups deserve the best and get the best.  There is nothing CHEAP about the way we care for our dogs or our pups and therefore we cannot afford to sell them at cheap prices.

It is all about QUALITY never QUANTITY.  We will NEVER have pups in numbers looking for homes.

OUR MOTTO – WE BREED QUALITY PUPS FOR EXCEPTIONAL ANIMAL LOVERS

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The GENUINE T'CUP is a RARE dog....
 
 
We have a few bundles of joy due to be born in the coming months,
so those of you patiently waiting,  it should not be long now.
We breed for QUALITY and not for QUANTITY
Thank you for your patience
 
 
 
 
Thank you Lizelle,  for your regular updates on little GINA - greatly appreciated.
 
Below Charlie, thank you Angela for your constant updates on your much loved CHARLIE,
 
 
This is our main objective as BREEDERS to get very special little dogs into very special homes, thank you to all of those who go that extra mile with pups/dogs of ours, you are all very special.
 
 
 
Our last monthly NEWSLETTER for the year - December Number 81
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charlie picture below, latest photo from Angela the proud human mother & Owner
 
 
 
 
 
BELOW : Thank you for the pics Jacky a real blonde bombshell.... Tequila....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
More than likely the most valuable information you will read in 2014
Our thanks to ROGZ PET INSURANCE for passing this info our way
Our acknowledgement and gratitude to the vet compling this valuable information.
 
Be Alert To Potential Pet Hazards In Your Home 
 

Be Alert To Potential Pet Hazards In Your Home
by Dr Larry Kraitzick
Bruma Lake Vet


The inside of your home is supposed to be the safest place for you, your family and your pets. Right? Well not really; it turns out that there are many hazards both hidden and out in the open which pose a danger to your pets.

Medications

While we are careful to keep our prescription medication away from our children and our pets, many of us overlook the more common over-the-counter everyday medications. Drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen (neurofen) and paracetamol (panado) can be dangerous and even fatal to pets, depending on the amount ingested. Some possible side effects are vomiting, diarrhoea, seizures, liver failure, kidney failure and death. Cats are particularly sensitive to these drugs with a quarter of a paracetamol tablet being potentially fatal.
Many chronic human medications can be very hazardous to your pets. Heart, blood pressure and thinning, anti-inflammatory, pain killers, sedatives and antidepressant drugs are of particular concern. Cats appear to have a taste for Effexor (one of the newer antidepressant drugs) - beware.

Never administer human medications to your pet without a vet's instruction. It is imperative that even when using medications that are safe for pets, you consult with your vet as to whether it is indicated and what the correct dose is.

While vet medications may be prescribed and safe for your pet, they are still a common danger to pets. Keep all medications well out of reach of pets. Many of the newer drugs for pets have been designed to be palatable (nice tasting) and while this makes administration much easier, it also increases the danger that pets may overdose on them.

Never give a product designed for cats to a dog, and vice versa. Do not share drugs meant for one pet with another pet, even of the same species. Do not use expired drugs or drugs that have been incorrectly stored. If you find a pill out of its package, rather dispose of it safely than trying to guess what it is.

Human Food

Certain human foods are not safe for pets and can be toxic or fatal if ingested. Some common examples are avocados, unbaked yeast dough, xylitol-sweetened gum, raisins or grapes, and chocolate (especially dark chocolate). These obviously taste good so keep them out of your pets reach. Mielie cobs are one of the most common causes of intestinal obstruction. Do not leave mielies or their cobs where your pets can access them, and make sure your rubbish bins are pet proof. There are other human foods that may be hazardous for pets to eat so if you are unsure check them out.

 

Pot Plants and Fresh Flowers 


Plants are a lovely feature to have in your home. They add beauty, nature and a sense of calm. However, there are certain types that are poisonous for your pets. Easter lilies, aloe vera, daisies, daffodils, poinsettias, and carnations are just a few plants that are toxic to pets. Always do research to check which of your plants are toxic before bringing pets into your home or buying new plants.

Detergents, Washing Powder and Household Cleaners

How often do we leave an open box or container of detergent or washing powder in an accessible area. Pets, especially young dogs, want to sniff and lick everything. Remember that even a small amount of detergent or washing powder can cause gastrointestinal symptoms if ingested, or respiratory symptoms if inhaled. Unfortunately we now have pre-packaged pods of detergent, which can be swallowed whole. They are therefore dangerous even when sealed.

Store chemical household cleaners where pets cannot reach them. Don’t using automatic or in-tank toilet bowl cleaners. Fume inhalation from household cleaners is an often overlooked hazard to pets. Always ventilate well when cleaning and keep your pet out of the room you are cleaning. Consider going the natural, chemical-free route for surfaces your pet is closest to: floors, furniture, and anything pet-level (PLEASE NOTE: REMEMBER THAT NATURAL CAN ALSO BE TOXIC SO DO RESEARCH).

Scented Soaps and Candles

These days, soaps, candles, lotions, and other products often come in flavours that smell good enough to eat. You and I know that these aren't food products, but does your dog? Keep all soaps and fragrant candles safely out of reach . We have to exercise even more caution during the holiday season as these delicious smelling products may be gift wrapped. Never leave presents around where pets can get to them.

Antifreeze

Antifreeze is particularly dangerous to pets as it is sweet tasting and extremely toxic at the same time. Even a few licks of Ethylene Glycol antifreeze can be fatal. Paint and cosmetics contain Ethylene Glycol so these are also dangerous to your pets. Always keep any antifreeze, paint and cosmetics safely away from your pets. Any spills must be cleaned up immediately and completely.

Rodenticides and Pesticides

The products used to kills rodents are extremely toxic to all animals including pets. Every year countless pets are inadvertently poisoned. It is safer to use other rodent removal options such as glue traps, live traps or snap traps but keep these in places where your pets are unable to gain access to them. Cats provide the perfect answer to rat problems. NEVER EVER USE TWO STEP TO KILL RODENTS (ALDICARB - A BLACK POWDER OFTEN AVAILABLE AT THE TABLES OF INFORMAL TRADERS). This product is tasteless and odourless and so toxic that you will end up killing your pets.

Most mothballs contain many different insecticides which keep your cupboards free from moths and other insects. They are also small enough to be swallowed by your pets and this could be deadly. Keep the cupboard doors locked or use cedar blocks to repel these insects. Remember that cats like to sleep in cupboards and drawers, so check these carefully before closing the door or drawer. Stay clear of the older naphthalene moth balls as pets love to eat them.

Household pesticides are nerve toxins. Only use products that are considered safe for pets and follow the instructions. Remember that safe is a relative term and so every precaution should be taken to protect your pets and family. Do not use them when your pets are in the house. Allow adequate time for ventilation. Make sure there is no food, food bowls or utensils in the environment when you spray.

Your Garbage

The household garbage can hold many dangers for your pets. There are table scraps which could be unhealthy for them and rotten food which could give them gastroenteritis or poison them. Bones, mielie cobs and other choking or gut obstruction hazards may be in your garbage. Packaging can also pose a threat to garbage-foraging pets. Cats have been known to get their heads stuck in tin cans while attempting to clean out the contents.

String and String Like Items

String, dental floss, rubber bands, hair ties, wool and cotton thread are a hazard to pets. Cats are especially fond of playing with string and wool. This could lead to them becoming entangled, strangulated or even ingest it which could lead to an intestinal obstruction.

 

Toys


Children's toys can be swallowed whole or they may have small parts that can come loose and be ingested. Some of the paints used on toys may be toxic. Only buy good quality pet toys that are appropriate and the correct size for your pets. If the toys become damaged or torn, throw them away.
 

 

Holiday and Celebratory Decorations and Packaging


When the holiday mood takes us and we are decorating, we tend to forget about the dangers of the items we are using. However, many common holiday decorations can be hazardous to dogs and cats. Bows, ribbons, and tinsel all pose an ingestion or strangulation risk. Burning candles can be knocked over and ornaments ingested. Pets are fond of playing with packing materials and the packing polystyrene peanuts or balls could cause intestinal obstruction. Plastic and plastic bags are another hazard around your house; plastic bags over the head of an animal or a child may cut off air supply and cause asphyxiation. Ingestion of plastic may prove very dangerous as these are not always visible on x rays.

 

 

Lead

Lead can be a slow and invisible killer. Today there are very few products that contain lead but there are many old of sources of lead around. Be especially careful if you live in an old house. Check old paint on walls for lead and cover with newer, safer paint. Be very careful to use proper precautions and ventilation when renovating, especially an older home. Watch for chipped old paint. Check old pipes for lead and replace. Antiques also often contain lead so these must also be checked by an expert.


Curtains and Blinds

Small pets may become tangled in blind and curtain cords. Pets can get stuck between blinds. This can lead to injury or strangulation.


Chew Toys and Rawhide Chews

Chews can be safe if used correctly. Do not leave pets unsupervised with chews. Be aware that when rawhide bones and chews become soft, they tear and become a choking hazard. Always make sure that the chews do not contain any toxic substances, are big enough so as not to be ingested whole, and are durable. If they become frayed, soft or damaged, take them away from your pets.


This list of dangerous items in the house, although long, is by no means comprehensive. The trick is to take stock of any potential hazards and take action to eliminate them. You then have to stay alert to any new items or situations which could endanger your pets. The biggest danger usually lies with puppies and kittens, so take special care to keep their environment safe.

No matter how careful we are in our attempts to protect our pets in our homes, accidents may still happen. If they do, will you be able to afford the very best veterinary care needed to save your precious pet's life? I have seen the stress pet lovers experience when their animal's life is in danger. There is added stress if the pet owner does not know how they will be able to afford necessary treatment. Often pet owners feel guilty when they compromise on the diagnostic steps or treatment options needed to deal with an accident.

I recommend pet owners take our pet insurance. You can then protect your pets from the hazards in your home by making your home pet friendly. At the same time, you can make sure that if an unexpected accident occurs you can provide them with the best possible chance of avoiding serious injury or even death.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
above USA top show winning Champion girl MELODY and below her new born GRAND CHILDREN IN SA....
Congratulations to her daughter -  one of our imported girls, you have done us proud....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
World renowned DOG WHISPERER  Cesar Milans's SA MAG Cesar's Way below
read all about the DOGGIE Hand-me-downs..... Not a pretty story but well worth the read
Info below mag cover...
 
 
 

From the mailbag.........

 
 

From: L B
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2014 7:12 AM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: RE: The loves of my life....

 

Hi Joyce,
 
If we were still in JNB I would have to bring him to you. He truly believes he is a Plush Toy. Some of my friends even joke that he has no bones, he just falls all over you like a toy. He has such a wonderful unique character; one cannot help but fall in love with him.
 
Thank you so much for sharing this precious little one with me. I am blessed to have him share my, and Angel's lives.
Linda

 


 
 
 
BELOW LATEST PIC OF STORM BELONGING TO CARON OOSTERBERG.....
 
 
 
 from our mailbag....
 

From: Angela
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:53 AM
To: mijoy@wam.co.za
Subject: Update on Charlie

 

Hi Joyce

I hope you and all your family, two and four legged, are all well.  Have been keeping an eye on the website, as a ‘yorkie crazy’ person does……… your puppies are all beautiful. My boy is almost 18 months now, fully grown with the most beautiful coat. He’s tiny, but of course not in his mind. Everything about him is huge, his love for life, bravery, playfulness etc – he’s a real dog and can take on anything. Of course he’s terribly spoilt and often insists on being in arms, regardless of what my hands are meant to be doing so I’ve resorted to a baby carrier that straps him on to me…….. We all absolutely adore him and cannot imagine life without him, he entertains us on a daily basis with his little antics and personality traits.  I’ve attached a couple of recent pics of him to keep you updated.

Angela

xx

                                             

 

Thanks Angela for the constant updates, greatly appreciated.

 

  

 
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With thanks to Rogz for this update on inoculating your pet be it a dog or cat, puppy or kitten .....  September 2014
 
 
Your Pet and Vaccinations

In this article, we discuss the importance of having your pet vaccinated. Your pet may be exposed to a fatal infectious disease at any point in their life; vaccination is the best and least costly way of preventing disease.

How do vaccinations work?

When you vaccinate your dog or cat, their immune system produces antibodies. Antibodies fight against viruses/bacteria that cause disease. Vaccines prevent disease but cannot cure it. Your vet will do a clinical exam on your pet to ensure that he/she is healthy before vaccination. A healthy immune system is needed to produce adequate antibodies to fight disease.

How often should my pet be vaccinated?

As time passes, the amount of antibodies in the body decreases. Your pet needs to keep the antibody levels high by being vaccinated annually.

Puppies and kittens have immature immune systems and are vulnerable to disease. Nursing puppies and kittens receive antibodies from their mum’s milk. These antibodies can interfere with the vaccination and this is why your kitten/puppy needs multiple vaccines before moving onto the annual program.

Vaccination and Immunity

Once a vaccine is given, immunity is not immediate. It takes at least two weeks for the immune system to respond to the antigens in the vaccine. This is achieved by producing antibodies.

In these window periods, puppies/kittens are especially vulnerable to infectious viruses/bacteria.

Does vaccination guarantee that my animals will not get sick? No.

1) Vaccination protects against the common strains of disease. There are strains in the environment which your pet can get that are not in the vaccine.
2) Your pet is susceptible if he/she is immune compromised from malnutrition, parasites or stress.
3) Your pet is vulnerable when he/she is vaccinated when incubating a disease.

Adverse Effects

1) Hypersensitivity (the face will swell)
2) Anaphylaxis
3) Fever, lethargic, poor appetite
4) Eye discharge

If any of the above occur, contact your vet immediately.

Diseases against which your pets are vaccinated:

Dogs:

DHPPi
* Distemper virus (affects the nose, eyes and nervous system)
* Hepatitis virus (affects the liver in puppies)
* Para-influenza virus (lung disease)
* Parvo virus (causes severe gastro-enteritis and is highly fatal)

Kennel cough vaccine
* Bordetella bronchiseptica (causes kennel cough in dogs).

Dogs are given their first vaccination as a puppy and are boosted one month later. Your dog must then be vaccinated yearly. It is important for dogs who: walk in parks, go to kennels, go to dog parlours etc.

Cats:

Cat Core vaccine
* Chlamydophila felis (bacteria affecting the lungs and upper respiratory tract)
* Feline Calici virus (causes snuffles and bad mouth ulcers)
* Feline herpes virus (cases snuffles)
* Feline panleukopaenia virus (causes immune suppression)

Feline Leukaemia Virus

Causes cancer in cats. Vaccinate as a kitten; repeat a month later and then yearly. This vaccine may cause cancer where it is injected. Speak to your vet before requesting it.

Dogs and Cats:

Rabies
Rabies is a deadly virus affecting the nervous system. It is law to have your pet vaccinated at least every 3 years.


Vaccination Schedule for puppies and kittens:

Puppy
* 6 to 8 weeks - DHPPi
* 3 months - DHPPi and Rabies
* 4 months - DHPPi and Rabies
* Annual boosters - DHPPi and Rabies

Kitten
* 6 to 8 weeks - Cat Core vaccine
* 3 months - Cat Core vaccine and Rabies
* 4 months - Rabies
* Annual boosters - Cat Core vaccine and Rabies


Vaccination is the single most effective method of protecting against infectious diseases in healthy animals. And remember to deworm your pets every 6 months.



 
 
 
 
Home cooking for your dog
Good or BAD???

Bones and Raw Food Diet
by Dr Frans Pretorius BVSc University of Pretoria Onderstepoort

The topic of this newsletter is somewhat controversial, and may cause heated debate. My goal with the article is to highlight some of the things to consider before you decide on feeding your pet a BARF diet.

What is a BARF diet?

BARF is an acronym for Bones And Raw Food Diet. Recently, with internet access and social media readily available, there has been a movement advocating that dogs and cats should be fed as naturally as possible, that is, a diet including raw meat and bones. Theoretically, this sounds like a good thing and pet owners who are willing to go the extra mile are happy to do so as they just want the best for their pets. Unknowingly, they cause more harm than good.

Pet owners who try these diets do so because those advertising them claim that their pets will have shiny coats, healthy skin, clean teeth, better immunity and a host of other benefits. But vets from the Colorado State University now say that there is no evidence at all to support these claims.

Not only can the claims not be proven with scientific data, studies or peer-reviewed reports, but there is increasing evidence that these diets can be harmful.

Risks associated with the BARF diet:

  • Raw food can increase the risk of exposure to harmful bacteria like Salmonella and E.Coli, not only to the pet but also to people working with the food and other animals exposed to the same environment. Even if your pet is not sick, they could become carriers of these harmful bacteria, resulting in contamination of the environment. This is a big risk if you have children, elderly or immune-compromised people at home. Some vets even refuse to admit pets that are fed a BARF-type diet to hospital for routine procedures, as they become a risk for other sick animals!

 

  • For these reasons, federal agencies including the US Food and Drug Administration and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention recommend against raw food diets for pets.

 

  • Bones are another problem altogether, and every vet’s nightmare. Contrary to popular belief, bones are not recommended and any vet will advise against feeding bones to your dog. Vets see many cases for obstruction, fractured teeth, intestinal trauma and constipation due to bones. Some of these pets even end up being euthanased! Please do not feed your pets bones, even if they seem to enjoy them.

 

  • Raw diets tend to be unbalanced. It’s incredibly difficult to balance each meal with the correct amount of vitamins, minerals and micro nutrients. Just feeding raw meats and bones will result in deficiencies. The best course of action would be to feed a nutritionally balanced diet, formulated by companies that have conducted extensive nutritional research and that constantly improve their formulas.

 

  • If you are really interested in home cooking, it would be advisable to work with a boarded nutritionist and to bear in mind that the meats fed should be cooked until the internal temperature reaches 74 degrees Celsius (165 degrees F).

 

 

 

SICK  PUPS  BEWARE!!!!!!!

Sad but true unfortunately. In the last four or so weeks I have had four members of the public wanting to buy a pup.

Three of these folk lost their pups. Two had major vet bills, when I say major – vet bills of R2 800-00 up to fractionally under R10 000-00.  The last chap well he was bent out of shape, not quite sure why, but he did not go into too much detail other than that he was looking for a replacement pup, as the one he had bought his daughter had just died,  no details as to how long the pup survived, what caused its demise etc and I do not ask. The first two folk one lost their pup on the fourth day of owning it, the other lady lost hers on the 15th day of owning it, the pup having seen three vets in this time, been in the owner’s home a total of three days and the balance of the days spent between three different veterinary clinics.

The fourth person who contacted me did so, as they googled and came across my website as having info on it regarding the treating of RINGWORM.  My heart went out to this couple.  They had bought a yorkie at a discount because it was infected with ringworm, however they had referred a friend to the same breeder who too had bought a Yorkie but was never advised of the ringworm problem then.  Both families have had to see their own Doctors as both families are infected themselves with ringworm.  I will not go into any detail or depth here regarding ringworm suffice to say unless you know what you are dealing with, the lengths it takes and the expense involved to treat and cure ringworm DO NOT buy an infected animal. The discounted rate will never cover the costs you will incur.

The gentleman said they were advised of the ringworm the pup had,  they were sold the pup with a dip, treatment etc, but had NO idea what ringworm was or how contagious it was etc. The breeder was honest and disclosed the pup had a problem.  Ringworm is no walk in the park. It is a costly business to eradicate and it is very time consuming to treat and disinfect your property, home etc. It is not something you cure in a week or two.

Be cautious, your cheap puppy could end up being your most expensive ever

 

Breeding if done properly is NO CHEAP EXERCISE - We cut no corners

Just because a breeder advertises in those glossy mags does not mean they are GOOD breeders.  Too many corners are cut these days to save money from breeding pups and unfortunately it is the pup that suffers in most cases,  by losing its life and the new owner who suffers with a seriously decreased bank balance, not to mention the emotional stress.

 

Having said the above and in defence of breeders out there, it is your responsibility as a new puppy owner, to do your utmost to ensure your pup is inoculated as it should be, is raised as it should be. DO NOT buy a pup you know you are not capable of handling such as a very tiny sized pup.  This size of pup is suited to very few people and should only be purchased by those who have researched the tiny dog and know what it entails raising them.  If you are in any doubt as to what you should do to raise your pup properly, ask your vet for advice.  A healthy pup is a pup that is bred properly to begin with, continued to be raised properly by its new owner.

All pups need to be inoculated and dewormed regularly and if you have ticks and fleas in your area, you need to protect your pet from parasites such as these by using a suitable preventative treatment.

ASK YOUR TRUSTED VET FOR HIS/HER ADVICE AT ALL TIMES

 

Opt for being SAFE rather than being SORRY

Owning pets is an expensive business and vet bills are not cheap either

          Stick to the rules in raising your pup properly to avoid unnecessary costs

 

 

 

Step by step GUIDE to raising a happy, healthy pup

Please note I am not a vet but have been breeding for many years with very few hiccups along the way – reason being WE CUT NO CORNERS

 

You have just bought a pup where do you start…

The pup should be inoculated and you should have the necessary proof thereof. If you are in ANY doubt with regards the immunizing of your pup, or if your pup is not inoculated, go straight to your vet.

The first inoculation may not guarantee you that your pup will not present with the likes of parvo before the next inoculation is administered. There are various reasons why this can and sometimes does happen.

However if the Mother of your pup was immunized as she should have been, at the time of conception of your pup and the pup was immunized at 6 weeks of age, your pup should be perfectly fine till it gets its next inoculation.

1st inoculation should be administered to a healthy pup at 6 weeks of age. Deworming should be done at this time again.  Pup should have been done by the breeder at least twice prior to the first inoculation.

DO not delay in having the second inoculation administered.  All our pups only leave us once the second inoculation is administered. At this time your vet will deworm your pup and may suggest you deworm again prior to the pup having the third inoculation, again this will depend on your own situation.

Do not delay in having the third inoculation administered and at this time your pup should also have a rabies inoculation administered.  The pup will again be dewormed and at this stage your vet will advise how to proceed with suitable deworming for the months to come.

If you live in a rabies area your vet may suggest you follow up with a booster rabies inoculation four weeks after the initial rabies inoculation was administered.

Your pup is ONLY fully immunized once it has had all its inoculations timeously and this is around 14 weeks of age. The very reason that most puppy trainers only accept pups at this age or older and with proof of all inoculations having been administered.

Only inoculate a perfectly healthy pup, no pup showing signs of being ill should be inoculated.

The normal age for inoculations, is 6,10 and 14 weeks of age.

IF the mother of the pups was not inoculated when she conceived, the pups should then be inoculated at an earlier age and subsequent inoculations administered accordingly, ask your vet for his /her advice on this.

If you skip an inoculation or do not have it administered at the correct time, you are putting your pup at risk of developing PARVO or distemper.  Parvo being one of the most common puppy illnesses around. Parvo is an AIRBORNE virus and an uninoculated pup is as they say a SITTING DUCK.

Parvo can only be treated by your vet and is life threatening and costly to treat.

If you have had a pup die of parvo or had parvo on your property ask your vets advice regarding purchasing a new pup.  The virus remains active for months on end, either wait it out or buy a pup that is inoculated at least twice if not three times before bringing it home onto your property.

Your pup should have three inoculations, some folk do two but we have always opted for three, more than likely the reason we have NEVER had pups/dogs suffer with parvo or distemper.

DEWORMING OF PUPS.  One deworming prior to leaving the breeder is NOT sufficient deworming.  Regular deworming of pups is suggested to keep the pup free from internal parasites in the initial growing months of its life. Change your make of dewormer on a regular basis.  Depending on your own situation, deworm as suggested by your vet.

Remember if you walk your pup or dog in public, you are at risk of picking up worms and other internal and external parasites.

REFRAIN FROM WALKING YOUR PUP IN PUBLIC OR PUTTING YOUR PUP DOWN IN PUBLIC UNTIL IT IS FULLY IMMUNISED.

Your pup’s immunisation and deworming has been explained above.

 

Feeding your pup:

Your breeder should have advised what the pup was raised on. Some breeders supply you with a free puppy food pack and others will advise what food to feed and where to purchase it.   Sometimes it is a far cry from what we as owners would feed our dogs, however, do not change a diet immediately but change over a period of time, little by little.

The imported dog foods are pricey BUT remember feed quality food - I as a breeder would far rather buy and feed,  a quality expensive dog food than pay vet bills.

 Quality dog food fed to your pet maximizes its chances of excellent health throughout its life time.

Fresh water at all times and NO table scraps and NO titbits and definitely NO chicken or the likes.  By feeding ILLEGAL things such as the above, this is NOT spoiling as you may think,   but in some cases increasing the chances of ill health in your dog in time to come.

BONES, be cautious, no chicken bones EVER, chop bones extremely dangerous and all chews should be monitored to ensure no tiny pieces break off are swallowed or get stuck on the roof of your pet’s mouth or worse still in their throat. The minute any chew becomes small – get shot of it.

 

What else can compromise the health of your pup?

Ticks and fleas for sure.

Fleas can cause dermatitis in some animals but worst of all animals with fleas will have tapeworm.  Tapeworm can make your animal anemic.  Treat for fleas and deworm for tapeworm and deworm not once, but at least twice in close succession, again ask your vet. Check dewormers, not all dewormers cover tapeworm.

Ticks, not all ticks will pass on Biliary to your pet but a pup/dog with biliary is a dead pup/dog unless treated by your vet.

Again ask your vet what he/she recommends as a preventative treatment. It is also important that if you use something like a spot on treatment that you do not overdose your pup and that the treatment you use can be used on a pup.  Some products advise only once a pup is a certain weight can it be administered safely, others advise only use once a pup is 6 weeks of age, but again, ask your vet and PLEASE if you have a small sized pup do not apply a full dose, the pup should be weighed and the amount of the treatment applied to the back of the dog necks or between the shoulder blades, but only the amount required.  Please ask your vet again about this.

What am I saying?  if your pup weighs 1kg depending on what product you use, ensure you work out  the correct dosage. If the ampule will treat a pup up to 6kg in weight this dosage is far too strong for your pup.  There are numerous to choose from again ask your vets advice.  

If you have ticks and fleas on you property regular preventative treatment is a must. Most treatments are repeated on a monthly basis.

 

Problems that may arise – what to do?

A pup that will not eat, monitor and offer food again in an hour or so, if you have a pup that is lethargic, vomiting, has diarrhea will not eat, see your vet.

If you have a pup/dog that appears unwell, do not wait for a day or two before you seek medical assistance, the sooner a problem is sorted, the quicker the pup/dog will respond to treatment.

If you have a small sized pup and your pup is not well, veterinary intervention is a must, do not delay seeing your vet.

 

 Your pet’s dental hygiene…

Very often ignored or totally overlooked. Teeth are often the cause of ill health in aging dogs.  Your vet should do a proper checkup on your pet annually when it is seen for its annual booster shot and deworming, ensure your vet checks the teeth.

Some pups retain teeth, check this is not a problem with your own pup. Small breeds and small sized pups and dogs often retain baby teeth.  Monitor this.

It is important that your pet see the vet annually to do a check-up and ensure your pet is in good health and possibly sort a problem before it becomes a major one.

 

Owning a pet is expensive.

Certain costs cannot be avoided, however if you follow a strict program with feeding, inoculating, deworming, prevent treating against ticks and fleas etc. you should have only basic veterinary costs.

You should sterilize your pet by the latest at 6 months of age. This too saves you problems that could arise with unsterilized pets. Your dog should see a vet annually for a booster inoculation, deworming, dental checkup etc.

Depending on your individual situation your pup/dog may need more regular deworming than your neighbour’s for example. Again discuss this with your vet.

 

Why could your dog need more frequent deworming than someone else’s may?

If you have numerous pets in your household, or you visit your family and friends with your pet or you take your pet out for walks or take it to the park that numerous other dogs frequent

 

Prevention is far better than cure. Far cheaper as well.

 

Remember if you are in any doubt ask your vet. If you are not happy with what you hear from your vet – get a second opinion.

 

I have compiled the above information and if it helps one person,  it will have been worth the time it took in my writing it. 

REMEMBER like most things there is only one way to do something and that is the right way...

Do right by your pup/dog and enjoy a healthy, happy, long-lived companion 

 

Above medium size pocket boy and ultra tiny teacup girl 780gms

Proud owner and Mommy to both, thrilled to bits with her kids.

 

 
 
  •  

Teacup, Teacup or TEACUP?

This is the latest fashion trend, I own a teacup,  I want a teacup.

What is a teacup?

There is NO standard for a teacup size and therefore this size is INTERPRETED by the Breeder who has bred a pup/s that they consider to be TEACUP. 

This size varies tremendously from person to person, breeder to breeder.

Anything from well under 1kg in weight to 2kg plus in weight.

Always confirm with your breeder what their interpretation of TEACUP means and furthermore what does your interpretation of TEACUP mean?

There are teacups and teacups….

THE GENUINE, HEALTHY, TINY TEACUP IS A RARE DOG

 

BELOW :  This beautiful girl joined her new family yesterday, this is Liezl's third MIJOY yorkie, we hope to get a pic of the trio shortly

 

 

"Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear." - Mark Twain

 
Latest pics of Storm bred by Mijoy owned and adored by Caron
Seeing a yorkie so loved and meaning so much to her owner, makes what we do as breeders
very special, so much more worth while....
16 August 2014
STORM the apple of Caron's eye
  
One very much loved little yorkie

From: Angela Baker

Sent: Friday, August 01, 2014 1:29 PM

To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: Our new baby

 

Hi Joyce

The puppy’s final name is “Roxie”.

She’s already a huge part of our family and is sooo cute.

I had to buy slippers for Slipper Day – and they were promptly taken over by Roxie!

Regards

Angela

Thanks for the pics Angela may she bring you lots of love, joy and happiness.

 

  

 

 
Above - thanks Hanno for your regular updates,
Proud to say we bred your two yorkies.
 
 
Above our TINY biewer girl 
 
 
QUALITY NOT QUANTITY
 

MIJOY

What do we stand for?

We are not the normal run of the mill dog breeder – far from it.

It is about our pups and dogs at hand,  not about our bank balance.

ALL PUPS LEAVING US WILL HAVE UNDERGONE THE FOLLOWING:

Depending on size:

  • A minimum of two of the pup inoculations required for all pups – teacup sized pups ALL inoculations required - prior to leaving us including rabies and a booster rabies inoculation if you reside in a rabies area.
  • Numerous deworming’s with various makes of dewormers
  • Preventative treated against ticks and fleas from birth – as are all our dogs and pups
  • Identipet micro chipped
  • Registered
  • All our pups carry health guarantees
  • STERILISED
  • Vet checked

 

We will guarantee that no pups leave our care with any of the following problems:

  • Biliary
  • ANY dog disease
  • Any parasites
  • Any SKIN disease

 

We rarely have pups available, most are sold before they are born.

Unfortunately we only to sell to PET HOMES - FOREVER HOMES, out and out ANIMAL LOVERS, we do not supply any pups for breeding purposes.

We do no stud service.

We do not sell adult dogs nor do we sell retired breeding dogs

 

All pups when leaving our care are handed over to the new owner with a           comprehensive guide on how to care for the pup at hand.

We are ALWAYS available for advice and back up.

We send out monthly newsletters to our existing and future puppy owners

 

We work mainly with waiting lists especially with our TINY SIZED PUPS – this gives us peace of mind that the prospective future owner is first and foremost prepared to wait for the pup in question so it is not a hasty or spur of the moment decision to buy a tiny sized dog.

They have done the necessary research and know what responsibility lies ahead for them to own and raise the TINY sized dog. The TINY It is NOT for everyone in fact for a very limited few who have the time, dedication and knowledge to raise this pup as it should be raised.

 

OUR TINIES after leaving our care WILL CONTINUE TO BE IMMUNISED, ANNUALLY, DENTALS FREQUENTLY DONE ETC, OTHERWISE THEY WILL RARELY EVER SEE A VET –

 

The longevity of any pup or dog of any size lies in its owners hands

 

If a tiny sized dog is bred correctly, raised correctly, there is no reason for that dog to live any shorter life than any other sized yorkie.

 

WE AIM TO BREED QUALITY NOT QUANTITY

ALL OUR PUPS ARE TOTALLY SOCIALISED

OUR PUPS HAVE OUTSTANDING TEMPERAMENTS

WE ARE NOT CAGE BREEDERS

ALL OUR PUPS ARE HOME RAISED

OUR DOGS AND PUPS ARE FED EXCLUSIVELY ‘ACANA’

 

 

WE CUT NO CORNERS WITH OUR DOGS AND PUPS

 

PASSIONATE   ABOUT  OUR  DOGS

 

The majority of TEACUP sized pups advertised are NOT teacup sized dogs – the GENUINE TEACUP DOG IS A RARE DOG – NEVER   available in numbers at any time.

Be aware of SCAMS *** SCAMS ****  SCAMS ****

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gracing our AUGUST NEWSLETTERS COVER  Princsess Abigail owned by Laetitia,
pic taken when she woke up on the morning of her birthday.
Thanks Laetitia for sharing this special moment.
She sleeps in her Mom's arms at night.
Princess Abigail celebrating her 6th Birthday, may she have many,many more.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it.
 
You surround yourself with people who make you laugh.  Forget the bad, and focus on the good.
 
Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't.  
Life is too short to be anything but happy
 
Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."

 

 



BELOW  - latest pic from Shareene her new boy ITS A DOG'S LIFE

Please remember no matter how small the pup or dog, it is a DOG, not to be misinterpreted as a fashion statement or trend in fashion to own the ultimate tiny but for that pup or dog  to be owned by a responsible, well informed person
 
Our passion for breeding - TO PRODUCE AMAZING ANGELS FOR AMAZING OWNERS
 
 
Below Shareene and Partner Deans new baby in the home.  Shareene's second MIJOY ANGEL
 
 
 
 
 
 
Above - Our latest newsletter Number 76 - JULY 2014  
 
 
 

We feed ACANA AND ONLY ACANA……….

Where can you find it?

Please remember adding titbits and chicken and tinned food to an already 100% balanced dogs diet is not only a silly thing to do BUT could contribute to your dog becoming ill in years to come, with the likes of diabetes or thyroid problems – pancreatitis etc. In other words what you consider to be SPOILING could end up killing your dog or making its life an unnecessary problem for both yourself and your much loved pet.       DO NOT FEED JUNK, TITBITS, CHICKEN ETC

 

outlets that sell ACANA    SEE OUR NEWSLETTER / BLOG SECTION

ACANA IS AVAILABLE IN MOST COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE - GOOGLE FOR MORE INFO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

From: Angela

Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 11:19 PM
To: mijoy@wam.co.za
Subject: Thanks again!

 

Just another huge THANK YOU for letting me have Charlie – I adore him! I’m sure you can see by the pics that he is a very happy, totally spoiled and completely adored little man!

Angela

xx

 

Thank you for the pics you keep us up to date all the time, geatly apprecaited. We are truly honoured that Charlie is owned by you and your family, he is a very special little chap.

Exceptional owner - exceotional dog.

 
 
 
 
 
BELOW - Latest pic of much loved TOBY - JULY 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21 June 2014, thanks for the stunning photo Angela you must be so proud of your angel.  Have a super holiday and be sure and send pics of Charlie at the beach.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

From: Marlene

Sent: Friday, July 04, 2014 1:18 PM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: Cloe

Good day

Hope you are doing well.   Just wanted to share this with you.  Cloe was in our local newspaper this week.  I have been taking her to town with me in her pet stroller for 4 years now and no one has ever had a problem with it. Last year October Secunda got a new Mall and i've been taking her there too until 23 June when the one security guard asked me to leave the mall as i am not allowed to have my dog there.  I think it is ridiculous because it is the first person in all this time that had a problem with it. 

Hope you have a great weekend.

Regards

Marlene 

 

HI Marlene

You will just have to go back to the other Mall you used to frequent. Unfortunately some places do not allow dogs while others do if contained.  Loads of folk take their dogs out in their strollers with NO problem at all. Sorry you had this bad experience.  For those of you reading this. Chloe is a TEACUP YORKIE bred by  us - Mijoy that weighs around 900gms.

Enjoy your weekend.

Regards

Joyce

                                                                                                                   

 
 
 
 
 
 
The loss of a MUCH LOVED PET  
 
The loss of a pet to most is upsetting, at the best of times, sometimes the pain is unbearable and it takes time to overcome the sorrow one feels.
If you are not that tuned into your pets, please think before you say to someone in mourning for their much loved pet 
'IT IS JUST A DOG'
We all grieve totally differently and some of us are far more invested in our pet than anyone will ever know
To some it is JUST A DOG
while to others it is far more, the loss of a family member, a companion
 
 
OUR sympathies to those who lost a DEARLY LOVED PET in recent times
 
Thank you SUNETTE for this beautiful poem you sent me, it says far more than most words could ever say
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
More pics and more of your questions with answers uploaded HERE.
 

From: K
Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2014 12:51 PM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: RE: Biliary

 

HI Mijoy

 

I spoke to you the other day regarding the situation I faced. I know there is nothing you can do about it but I am writing to warn others who may find themselves in the situation we found ourselves in recently.

We purchased a yorkie pup from a well-known breeder.  The dog fell ill just under a week after we had taken her home.  WE took her straight to the vet the minute we realized there was something wrong.  He immediately diagnosed the pup as having Biliary.

We had been supplied information of the pup’s inoculation etc.

The pup went down with this problem prior to us having her for a week and the vet bills have become astronomical, after battling for some ten days with this pup, we lost her.

It is now somewhat of a grey area as to who is responsible for this, us as the new owners or the breeder?

I fail to see how this has anything at all to do with us as the new owners. We travelled to the breeders premises. Bought the pup, came straight home and that is where the pup remained until we took her to the vet when she was showing signs of being unwell.    We have no other dogs – our last yorkie passed over a year back from old age and we have had no visitors to our home from the time we got that pup and no visitors come here with their dogs anyway.

The breeder needless to say was sympathetic initially but now refuses to take our calls and if we do manage to get through to her is downright rude and obnoxious.

Our vet says in his opinion the blame rests with the breeder fair and square however, when he called her she told him in no uncertain words that the pups she sells do not carry health guarantees and therefore she is in the total clear.

Please put our mail out there so people can become aware.  Thank you for your support – you have no idea how much your sympathetic ear meant to us in these times.

 

Devastated ex yorkie Mom.

K

 

YOUR  QUESTIONS  ANSWERED:   JUNE 2014

 

We want a small sized yorkie for our home as larger sized Yorkies we would not want in our home.

I have a huge issue with this as ALL YORKIES irrespective of how big they may become or are,  are HOUSEDOGS.  Anyone who thinks otherwise should not be blessed with owning one.

 

Repeated  issues with Kennel Cough.  How do I overcome this, my dog has been immunized shortly after it was diagnosed with Kennel Cough?

This is an issue that has been a problem to a member of the public. Their yorkie frequents doggie parlours and in so doing, developed kennel cough. The dog was treated for this but before it was totally over the Kennel cough, the vet immunized the dog against Kennel Cough.  The dog needless to say a few days after having been inoculated, once again presented with Kennel Cough.

DO NOT have your dog inoculated against any dog disease or virus until such time as your dog is fully recovered and in excellent health once more. To immunize a dog that is not 100% fit and well is often looking for complications to develop.

 

We own two Yorkies and two French poodles. Over the years our Frenchies have had endless problems with ear infections and now we find our Yorkies are scratching their ears as well. To have four dogs in your home all scratching their ears like crazy is more than irritating and we feel so sorry for the dogs,  as we have had the Frenchies ears rinsed out and cleaned under anaesthetic on numerous occasions.

I am not a vet but I have to believe that this in fact something that is catchy as all four of your dogs are infected.  I would suggest you use a product called REVOLUTION, it handles ear issues and if after applying for two to three months you see no improvement, you will need to take all four of your dogs back to your vet. However, we have heard that people having had itchy eared dogs who have started using something similar to Revolution or REVOLUTION have stopped having the problem completely.

FLEAS  Although we are in the colder months we are still coming across fleas on our dogs. Any idea what we can use?

We as dog owners and breeders use a preventative treatment 12/12 months of the year.  This eradicates any chance of a flea problem you may have had or continue to have.

We prevent treat our dogs and pups. It is expensive but if your dog or pup has fleas it has tapeworm and tapeworm is not something you would want your pet to have to live with.  You will need to deworm and not only once but repeat deworm. Ask your vet and use a monthly application of a preventative treatment to sort out your flea problem for once and for all.

 

The loss of a pet leaving one remaining pet – what do you do, replace or continue with one pet???

Sadly this question has been asked of me a few times during the month of May. It is not something I can answer as a definite yes or no.

It will depend on how the loss of the other pet has affected the remaining pet.  If the two were left together at home while the owners went off on daily business and the pets were closely bonded, then it would be a good idea to get a new pet.

Will the other pet bond with the newcomer or have issues with the new comer? In time you are going to find out, however if you have a difficult remaining pet, consider your options and think long and hard before diving into purchasing a replacement. 

Three people have spoken to me in the last two or so weeks regarding having lost a pet and one remains.  Two of these people feel the remaining pet is elderly and would be affected with a newcomer and would it not be better to wait till the remaining pet goes to doggy heaven?

This is not something I can answer or anyone else for that matter.  If you have an 11 year old yorkie which is getting on in years, as one of the people have, that dog may very well live another 7 or so years.  We have Yorkies here one is 17 and one is 18 and neither look as if they are headed to Doggy heaven anytime soon, in fact they are full of life and extremely healthy.

Do you put off getting another pup till the remaining pet passes?  What is often found is a new puppy to a household makes the older pet more youthful and fun loving and of course there is the possibility that the older pet may be irritated with that new pup and hate it with a passion.

Do not let any pup get in harm’s way and monitor all situations closely. If you feel you are ill equipped to make a proper decision, ask a Pet behaviorist to come around and help you decide what is best for all concerned.

If a pet is used to having a mate or partner and all of a sudden that other dog is no more, you are out most of the day and the remaining pet is home alone, it is not fair on that dog as it may sink into a depression, however remember, puppies are playful, mischievous and often destructive. Are you up for the challenge?

Please remember NO yorkie is an outside dog. One thing to run in and out but banished outside permanently and in cold weather?????????? 

 

Prices of dogs often costly and unaffordable.

Well I do not hear too much of this but I occasionally hear it. 

I noted with somewhat of a sad feeling in my stomach when a very genuine animal lover was ripped off by buying the cheaper dog and landing with a pup that should never have been bred in the first place.

Unfortunately some BREEDERS?? Will breed any yorkie as long as it barks and wags its tail, it is immaterial to some as to the quality of that particular dog and whether it is worthy to be bred from or not.

We do not breed in quantity we breed QUALITY.  No pup leaves us prior to having had two of the three puppy inoculations required to immunize a pup in the first year of its life. Our pups are all IDENTIPET micro-chipped and all our dogs and pups have been chipped for the last twenty odd years.  Our pups are all dewormed on numerous occasions and they are all preventative treated against ticks and fleas from birth as are all our dogs and pups, throughout the year, every year. 

Our pups are registered and carry health guarantees and they are STERILISED prior to leaving our care.

We used to sell our pups with breeding restrictions and contracts in place, but some people feel that they can sign a legal binding contract and do as they please.   We do not want to be responsible for allowing unnecessary pups to be born and to end up in rescue facilities, unwanted, neglected or abandoned.

Sterilisation at an early age has NO effect whatsoever on the pup or kitten at hand and it is old wives tales, if you hear anything to the contrary – we do however find it takes a huge weight off the new owners mind, when they do not have to fear the day their pampered pup heads for the operating table.

It is also a burden off of our shoulders as the breeder because although you screen your buyers to the very best of your ability, you do sadly come across the odd con artist.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Sure is a dogs life with you HANNO....

 
One of the nicest rewards from breeding our pups is meeting so many wonderful animal lovers...
 

From: karyn

Sent: Monday, May 19, 2014 4:51 PM
To: 'Mijoy Yorkies'
Subject: RE: Contract for Demi

Hi Joyce

I was in love with my child before I even saw her in real life, believe me I’m absolutely besotted with her.  We are home safely and thank goodness she’s going to be a good traveller.  I don’t leave my babies at home so am delighted that she loves the car!!  She even used her training pads in the car, what a little star she is.  Poor little thing is obviously not used to the cold conditions we have in Kokstad, but I’ve got the heating on now so she will no doubt settle soon. I thought I was over the top, but you must see my husband, it’s quite pathetic!!

Thank you for your mail with all the info.  I will send you pics and let you know how her development is going. 

Once again, thank you for this amazing little bundle.

Kind regards

Karyn

 

From: Mijoy Yorkies [mailto:mijoy@wam.co.za]
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 7:58 AM
To: 'karyn'
Subject: RE: Contract for Demi

 

HI Karyn

 

ABSOLUTE pleasure it is for people like yourself that we breed.  Our pups future is our main concern and the people we entrust them to.

Many thanks for your mail.

 

Kind regards

Joyce 

 

From: Hanno
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2014 9:44 AM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: Mac , Peanut and Chocci

 

Good morning Joyce,

How are you these days?

Thank you for the continued news letters – I am still busy with the last one.

Very heart breaking to say the least, but necessary to point out these issues, which cause too much suffering with these beautiful companions.

Attached a picture of our three boyz taking up their spot under my office table :-)

They are always around!

We moved to a new home after the eventual sale of my house, a lot of garden and a mole to chase, so lots of holes are dug and keeping me busy closing them.

I just wanted to see how you are and let you know that here everyone is very happy

Have a good weekend Joyce 

 

Kind regards

Hanno

 
 
 
 
 
 

From: Pam]
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2014 1:36 PM
To: mijoy@wam.co.za
Subject: Update on Toby



Hi Joyce, I just wanted to tell you that Toby has taken over our home and our hearts - he is just the sweetest little boy! So different to Max in many ways but then similar in others - a real toughie but always ready for a cuddle. We are so blessed to have another really special fur baby from you!

Toby just loves everyone in his new family... he is best friends with Max and of course our gentle giant boxer girl Jessie, and he also loves to sneak a lick at the cats' faces whenever he can grab the opportunity. I have attached a pic of Max and Toby snuggled together on the couch, it's not a great photo but I am planning to take some more pics this weekend so will send you some.

Take care, speak soon.

Pam

 

 

 

 

 

 
Congratulations to Caron and her little girl STORM bred by MIJOY
Storm came third in the competition, once again congratulations!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What should you know about the GENUINE TEACUP DOG?

The genuine teacup dog is a 24/7 baby when a pup and as an adult.

It is not a pick up and put down when I feel like it type of pup.

It is a pup that should be with its owner around the clock and we have placed many tinies in excellent homes over many years, however – no matter what, you do find people who think they are up for that tiny and they are clearly not suited to it and definitely cannot cope with it.

When coming to MIJOY for a tiny you are going to be asked a good few questions and we reserve the right to refuse selling a tiny to anyone, it is nothing personal but if we feel you as a future owner, are not suited, or are not up for the responsibility we are going to be honest and tell you so.  Our tinies are NEVER readily available, we have waiting lists and if you decide you want a MIJOY tiny you will end up waiting.  One good thing about waiting for a pup, is that you as the future owner have made a quality decision that this is what you are wanting, this is what you have researched, you are not impulse buying.

A stay at home Mother is not the only requirement needed to handle such a baby. I have BURNT my fingers before selling to the stay at home Mother.

I take my pups extremely seriously, my dogs extremely seriously and we do not breed by the dozen and we are extremely cautious and fussy as to who purchases our babies as we feel it is our responsibility to get them into the right hands – into the right homes.

We have met so many genuine, honest, lovely people through our dogs and we have made long term friendships with quite a number of them.

 

GROWING UP A TINY?  What can you expect?

We get far more enquiries for this sized dog than I could breed in a lifetime, so I do get the public asking if I go elsewhere, what should a teacup weigh at this or that age.?

There are growth charts but we produced tinies long before such charts existed. We have records on all the tinies we have owned and bred and I can revert back to those of twenty odd years ago, compare sizing etc.

HOWEVER, here are a few rules.

A genuine tiny dog does not grow like crazy, if it is a healthy pup from the start it will pick up weight weekly but never in vast amounts. 

If your dog is not a teacup dog you will soon realize this come three or four months of age when that dog will take off growing.

Dogs for example that are 600 and 800gms at 6 months of age,  possibly even one kilogram at 6 months of age are not all of a sudden going to become a BIG dog.  IMPOSSIBLE actually as at this age, this dog has done the majority of its growing. 

For interests sake I will make some details from a growth chart available at the end of this article.  HOWEVER one thing is vitally important, these weights refer to a pup that has had NO problems with eating, no health issues, in other words a pup that has been bred as a healthy baby and has continued and remained a healthy pup from the time you purchased it.  If at any stage a pup has been ill, the weights on the growth chart will not be accurate.  The growth chart is just an indication and not a guarantee. However no HEALTHY tiny is going to become an elephant overnight. It is totally 100% impossible.

Teething as well, we have noted over all these years, that double rows of teeth present in the small dogs only and then I have to mention that the tiniest dogs I have ever bred and owned real TINIES as in 550gm and 600gms – 700gms adult weight, have never had double rows of teeth.  In fact their mouths are 100% perfect but miniature in size.

I find the slightly bigger dogs are the one’s affected and it is ONLY the slightly bigger dogs. I have yet to see any dog anywhere near the 2kg mark as an adult, sit with double rows of teeth.

Yes, the yorkie may retain its canines but you will find in any dog anywhere near the 2kg mark as adult, it is ONLY the canines it retains, NO other teeth.  It is quite safe to leave those canines in the dog’s mouth and when you have a dental done, at a year, two or three, have your vet remove them.  It is highly unlikely they will ever cause your dog a problem, even if left in the mouth long term.

TINIES however cannot sit with retained teeth – proper tinies that is, it will eventually cause them problems and the best time to have them removed, as most of the vets do, is a few months after sterilization which should be done at 6 months of age,  provided your vet is familiar with working on tiny sized dogs. if not, find one in the know.

A fair number of our tinies are taken to our own vet to be sterilized.  The owners own vets admitting feeling uncomfortable working on such tiny dogs and I respect that such vets admit to this as a lot of vets will never have been exposed to such tiny dogs.

 

GROWTH CHART - Please remember this is only an estimated weight.

Loads of reasons why this chart may not work.

Number of pups in a litter?

How soon did the pups start to eat?

Parasites in the pups gut – worms etc, how often dewormed?

 

LOADS OF REASONS  WHY???

However I will give you weights below for example when a pup is 6 months of age what weight it will or should reach at 18 months of age.  PROVIDED the pup has been perfectly healthy.

26 weeks of age  =  roughly 6 months of age.

Pups weight :

765gms at 6 months of age    -   910gms at 18 months of age

965gms at 6 months of age     -  1.1kg at 18 months of age

1.1kg at 6 months of age         -   1.4kg at 18 months of age

 

Although the above are estimations and not guaranteed weights, the dog if kept healthy will be pretty close to the weights indicated on the chart.

Hope this gives those interested in this TINY better insight and please do not be tempted to buy a tiny unless you are prepared to be a devoted owner to that tiny.

The majority of people are not suited to owning such a tiny, it is too much of a responsibility, too demanding. Etc.

As always we are more than happy to fill in any blanks you may have regarding the tinies.  I owned my first TINY thirty odd years ago. 

 

 
 
 

From: Caron
Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2014 8:56 PM
To: Joyce Mijoy
Subject: Storm

 

My most adorable baby EVER



 
 
THANK YOU CARON FOR YET ANOTHER PIC OF YOUR PRECIOUS PRINCESS