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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!
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:
(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
"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!"
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
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.
Below ALEX a MIJOY Tiny tot in Durban
Below thanks for the pics Lanel
Happy 2nd Birthday Charlie - we all love you
u200bThanks for the pics Angela, the proud MOTHER and OWNER....
Above latest pic of Sophie and Alex in Durbs - catching 40 winks. Thanks for the pic Pam
ANOTHER TINY TOT Mijoy
Above latest pic of Benji a week short of 5 months old, a true stunning pup. thanks again for the pic Deleen.
Happy Birthday Boy...
Message from Shareene - Latte's owner and Mom...
Hi Joyce, Hope you're well. Latte's 1st Birthday today. He is just the most precious little soul.....
sent straight from Heaven. We absolutely adore him.
What more could i wish for as the BREEDER ???
TALES FROM A DOG BEHAVIOURIST:
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)
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
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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Below recent pics of our awesome kids in their new homes...- APRIL 2015
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.
Below thank you Deleen for this beautiful pic.
Thanks Pam for the latest pics of the kids, after their Annual Vacation....
Below three of the latest pics of CHARLIE - owner Angela, her PRIDE & JOY...
Thanks Angela for the continual pics - GREATLY APPRECIATED
Below the latest pics of Simon in the Cape, thank you Wanda
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Congratulations Charlie and best of luck with your auditions.
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Our thanks once again to ROGZ Pet Insurance for putting it out there
NO pup leaves our care until it has had two of the three puppy inoculations it requires
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.
Above - Mijoy pup happy in his new home, thanks for the pic.
Below visiting from the UK to see his Mom's new MIJOY kid.
Thank you Willow (UK) for forwarding us this beautiful pic of your Dad and the new kid on the block.
Visit our popular biewer website for more info and loads of pics of our stunning biewer kids...
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.
Our thanks to ROGZ pet insurance for these hlepful hints...
Below - Now in the Cape, thanks for the pics, a real beauty
Above: thank you Simone for this super pic of your boy. To see a four legged child of mine so well cared for warms my heart, this is the very reason I breed yorkies and biewers to get them into homes where they are treasured.
Thanks for being such a wonderful, loving and caring owner, IT SHOWS.
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
Pot Plants and Fresh Flowers
Holiday and Celebratory Decorations and Packaging
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...
DOGGIE Hand - me - downs http://www.mijoy-yorkies.co.za///docs/Cesars%20Way%20%20%20Caesar%20Milan%20%20THE%20DOG%20WHISPERERS%20%20SA%20MAG%20tells%20it%20all.PDF
From the mailbag.........
From: L B
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.
BELOW LATEST PIC OF STORM BELONGING TO CARON OOSTERBERG.....
from our mailbag....
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.
Thanks Angela for the constant updates, greatly appreciated.
BABY DOLL FACE * SQUARE CONFORMATION * SHORT LEGS
Latest info and pics SEE BELOW....
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.
1) Hypersensitivity (the face will swell)
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:
* 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.
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 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:
* 6 to 8 weeks - DHPPi
* 3 months - DHPPi and Rabies
* 4 months - DHPPi and Rabies
* Annual boosters - DHPPi and Rabies
* 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
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
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!
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
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:
We will guarantee that no pups leave our care with any of the following problems:
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 ****
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.
Importers of the ultimate pet fashion and pet gear in the world
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"There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it.
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
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 11:19 PM
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!
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.
Sent: Friday, July 04, 2014 1:18 PM
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.
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.
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
THE GENUINE TEACUP YORKIE http://www.mijoy-yorkies.co.za//docs/GENUINE%20TEACUPS.pdf
More pics and more of your questions with answers uploaded HERE.
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.
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....
He just gets more adorable by the day. Angela xxx
One of the nicest rewards from breeding our pups is meeting so many wonderful animal lovers...
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2014 4:51 PM
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.
From: Mijoy Yorkies [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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.
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
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.
My most adorable baby EVER
THANK YOU CARON FOR YET ANOTHER PIC OF YOUR PRECIOUS PRINCESS
IT WARMS MY HEART TO SEE THE WONDERFUL HOME SHE HAS
THIS IS THE REASON MIJOY BREEDS YORKIES
TO BE LOVED & ADORED BY TRUE ANIMAL LOVERS
MIJOY SELLS PUPS TO PET HOMES ONLY
GOOD QUALITY HEALTHY HAPPY PUPS
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS,
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US FOR A PUP
We do not want to contribute to the already disastrous situation our country faces
with unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused dogs
if you purchase a dog as a pet do the right thing and STERILISE at an early age
it has ALWAYS been our policy to sell our precious pups to FOREVER homes.
ALL PUPS WILL BE STERILISED PRIOR TO LEAVING OUR CARE
Mijoy proud to have bred him........
"I have the criteria I was looking for, HEALTHY, tiny, adorable, cheeky and of course a real Mommy’s boy.
Angela's comments March 2014 about her boy above headed for a year of age...
GROWING UP CHARLIE - below
Yet another YORKIE OWNER we are happy to say owns a MIJOY YORKIE
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To breed or not to breed? That is the question...
Wake up South Africa – do you know…..
On the 24th March 2014 late afternoon I received a call from a gentleman who introduced himself and mentioned someone’s name he thought I would be familiar with. I was indeed familiar with that name and had first come to know of it maybe 25 – 30 years ago. Someone dedicated to helping, rescuing, abandoned, neglected and abused animals. The person concerned works a tremendous amount in the townships educating the people as to how they should treat, feed, care for and handle their animals etc.
The question I was asked by the Gentleman concerned was HOW many animals did I currently have in my shelter? We did do rescue, privately financed rescue for thirty odd years. This gentleman said he thought most South Africans had no idea of the situation regarding just how many animals were in shelters, homeless, abandoned, abused and neglected. UNWANTED.
I had to agree with him as the only people who know the extent of this is the people who are faced with it day in and day out, those who work at the shelters, those that look death in the face every day they go to work, they have to decide who lives and who dies. These are the ones often labelled as uncaring – hard as nails etc. I cannot think of a worse choice of career, wonderful choice if the main objective was to find the owners for the lost and found dogs, which is meant to be the objective of all animal shelters, but to have to deal with death on a daily basis - it takes a very special person for that, I definitely would not qualify and I am pretty sure neither would you.
If you read his article and think HOGWASH do us all a favour and drop in at the local animal shelter in your area, walk those rows and rows of cages and then ask yourself is this article indeed HOGWASH. So many turn a blind eye.
As long as this country has the animal laws it has, there is always going to be the abandoned, abused, neglected, unwanted and so it goes on. We can all however make a difference.
STERILISE YOUR PETS AT AN EARLY AGE….
Owning pets these days is somewhat of a luxury, it is expensive. However it should not stop you owning a pet but keep within your budget. NO animal deserves to be neglected or abused because its owner cannot afford to keep it in the way it deserves to be kept.
I spoke to a friend a few years back when she had heard of some Yorkies misfortune and I said “WE CANNOT SAVE THE WORLD”, she was upset with me for passing this remark, however it is very true, but we can help to a very large degree.
Some breeders restrict breeding of their dogs, they sell their dogs as pets.
This sometimes causes issues with buyers and breeders. I have been accused of wanting to hog the market - I doubt that somehow. There are thousands of Yorkshire terrier breeders in this country, my refusing to sell for breeding is most certainly not going to be hogging any market. My aim as a breeder is to breed quality pups, not pups in quantity. To be sold to quality homes, where they are given the best possible chance at a long, happy life.
If you want to breed – how do you go about it?
If you breed and breed properly it is an expensive business. There is nothing cheap about breeding.
The folk who do sell their pups for next to nothing as I noted to my surprise in the free advert classifieds, when someone claiming to be a registered breeder sold pet dogs for R1 000-00 per male and R1 500-00 per female. I have no idea how they can afford to sell for those prices. To inoculate, deworm frequently, micro chip, feed quality food, costs a lot more than the asking price not to mention a thorough vet checkup, but we know that a lot of breeders miss the vet bit out completely. The pup they sell has never been near a vet. The pups I must believe from prices such as these have had no money spent on them at all. It is not just about the pups, the parents need to be kept in good health, all shots, deworming up to date etc, so there is these hidden costs. It is not just a case of we have a litter of pups and will bring in X amount of cash, we are not looking at the big picture and should be.
The Yorkshire terrier was an almost unknown breed a good many years ago, now it is joining the ranks of being in shelters in the numbers.
Dogs are sold at cheap prices, poor quality dogs, people buy them, breed them and again pass them on at cheap prices and so it continues.
The reasons the pups are sold at low prices, they have no papers, they are poor quality dogs, the breeder cannot sell the dogs they produce. The breeder sells the pups with nothing having been done to them and that cheap pup could be your most expensive ever, vet bills in this day and age, anything but cheap.
Before you rush out and buy any pup, research the breed of dog you are interested in.
Do not buy the same breed of dog your friend has, because that is the IN breed at the time. If you end up purchasing the wrong breed of dog, the dog will end up frustrated and so will you.
You get various breed types that are suited to various lifestyles. The couch potato type, breeds that requires a good deal of mental stimulation to keep stable and happy in your home, some breeds need loads of exercise. Some hunt and so it goes on….
Buy the breed of dog most suited to you and your lifestyle.
However there was a situation some years back that make me rethink this and to this day I think rescue I think of this very same situation at that time. There is no doubt about it a lot of the goodhearted, good Samaritans who do their utmost for the neglected, unwanted abused animals in this country themselves are abused at the hands of the public.
Some dog owners, breeders etc, feel they can just pass on their responsibilities for someone else to deal with. This situation happened to me when a breeder from Piet Retief dumped her kennel on us. We had discussed the situation this woman was faced with at the time and advised her to seek help from her local SPCA to ask them to sterilize and adopt out her Yorkies. We had agreed to purchase three of her Yorkies from her that she claimed had excellent pedigrees, potential for breeding etc. However we arranged to meet along a stretch of road off a highway – we were met by a third party and considerably more dogs were sent than was initially agreed to. Each dog wore a collar and had a price tag attached to it. I then realized why hand in your dogs to the local pet shelter if you no longer want them, you can get money for them and of course the person concerned sent those dogs, would clean up the mess made by yourself.
It was a heartbreaking situation not one I will forget in a hurry, it opened my eyes widely to the fact of what some people are capable of. I was told by this person I would make a fortune from her breeding dogs, only problem I kept one of those dogs for breeding the others we sterelised and rehomed after we had gone to great expense ourselves, out of our own pocket, to have dentals, inoculations, deworming, sterilisations done on all dogs. Not our type of Yorkies and of course had to pay for these unfortunate animals. One was a freebie an old ten year old boy, her stud dog. Needless to say he was sterilized lost 99% of his teeth when he had his dental and to this day, lives on with us ,close to 17 years of age.
My vet’s wife at the time was in tears when she came to our vehicle and looked in at the unwanted bunch looking at her, the stench from their mouths, disgusting. We had gone passed our vet to arrange appointments for them to come in for dentals over the next week or so. We also had to schedule all the sterilisations. ?????????????????????
Hopefully people will become more responsible owners and sterilize to avoid this continued disastrous situation enveloping this country. It is not US who suffers but those abused at our hands………….
Thank you for your time.
We at MIJOY have been involved with rescue (private) for more years than we care to remember
Two Great Danes recently rescued APRIL 2014
REMEMBER JUMBO RHAENE RESCUED ?
Jumbalina may decide to return home with a mate one day and raise young on our property, we will keep you updated.
We have had Egyptain Geese raise young on our property before.
New pics of Jumbalina taken 9 May 2014 - back home visiting
She flies out most days and is back in a short while...
If you look carefully above you will see Jumbalina on the island - basking in the sunshine
One of our teacups with one of our PET Great Danes
Visit our BIEWER TERRIER SITE : www.mijoybiewerterriers.co.za
NEWSLETTER MARCH 2014 - NUMBER 72
Thanks to our regular contributors that make this a winning newsletter month after month
Thanks for your newsletter.
I am so happy we bought a regular pocket yorkie, Taitt is such a happy dog, cute to boot and with a big dog attitude…..
Loves to follow me around the house as the Happy Helper when I am doing chores, and at dog training puts the Pointers to shame when we do fetch, as this is a game he and Scarlett love to play.
The pic is one Kim took, its not a professional pic, but is a great pic nevertheless, testimony to your good breeding practices.
Have a great day
Nicholas YoungThanks Nic for yor mail, greatly appreciated. My best to Kim and here is a pic of your very much loved boyo TAITT.
BEES *** BEES *** BEES BEES *** BEES *** BEES
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 8:09 AM
To: Joyce Mijoy Yorkies
Good morning Joyce. How are you? I trust all is well. Just wanted to give you an update on Milo. A few days before he was due to be neutered, he swallowed a bee. He became violently ill, throwing up the bee minus the stinger...and then much later the stinger. He was also very lethargic. We rushed him to the vet where he was attended too. My poor little guy. What a truly scary experience. Fast forward 2 weeks or so, he's still experiencing occasional nausea and vomiting, but he goes for a checkup this week. The vet will then decide when he's fit for surgery. I will keep you updated. I'm just thankful that my little guy is doing ok. Take care and chat soon. Kind Regards. Simone.
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Good morning Joyce. I hope you're well. Just a quick update on Milo. He's been given the all clear and is back to his normal, healthy self after his run in with that nonsense of a bee. His surgery is booked for a few days time. He also has some retained baby teeth which we will have extracted next month. I read on your website that we should wait about a month after the sterilization to have the retained teeth removed. Is that correct? On a lighter note, the 2 vets which have attended to him couldn't be more impressed with how well bred he is. So once again, thank you for allowing me the opportunity of loving such a happy, healthy, handsome little boy. I will be in touch. I've attached some pics so you can see how adorable our little guy is. Warmest Regards. Simone.
From: Mijoy Yorkies [mailto:email@example.com]
Subject: RE: Milo
So glad to hear that. He looks to cute and with those fluffy ears, if you want to trim his ears check through previous newsletters as to how it is done. You could wait a further couple of months regarding baby teeth extractions, ask your vets opinion. It has become common veterinary practice not to remove baby teeth at the same time as sterilization is done, as the mouth contains a lot of bacteria that could get into the blood stream and end up at the surgery site and cause unnecessary complications. However be guided by your vet as to the time suggested between surgeries.
I have to thank you for being such a responsible owner, Milo is in very good hands.
From: Sally Ann D
Good morning Joyce
I hope you do not mind I was given your contact details by Suzette. She said she was sure you would give me sound advice.
I purchased two Yorkies but was given no information when purchasing them as to sterilizing them etc. The female has been on heat and I am worried that she may have been covered. I bought these pups as pets for myself. I am not wanting to breed with them. My other problem I am faced with, my dogs I drop off with my Mom during the day to babysit and she has a Chihuahua male. IF my girl is pregnant I will not know for certain who the father will be until they are born.
We moved recently and I will now be going to a new vet as well, so what do you think I should do? I am also concerned the new vet does not know me and going to think badly of me and not caring for my two pups to allow this to happen.
Please give me some advice. I really feel I am in a situation I am not sure how to handle.
Looking forward to your earliest response possible.
Sally Ann D
HI Sally Ann
Thanks for your mail. We as breeders selling our pups solely as companion pets advise the public of what we believe they should do when purchasing a pup from us. Sterilisation being suggested and carried out by our buyers when the pup is 6 months of age.
You do not mention the ages of your pups, so I presume referring to them as pups they have to be younger than a year of age.
I would explain to your new vet you were not clued up or advised of the normal age for sterilisation of pups and therefore you did not do the necessary.
I have to presume this is a recent situation that has developed and as such your girl if she is preggy would be in the very early stages where it is not really a pregnancy as yet and a good chance of not being able to be diagnosed at this stage. I would go to the vet let him/her advise you what is best in your situation. If your girl is at the end of her season he may suggest you sterilise her immediately or within a few days when she is completely over her heat. You do not want to breed and your girl is more than likely too young to be a Mother and I am sure you do not want to add to the already out of hand situation with UNWANTED animals in this country.
Be guided by your vet in the situation you are faced with at present. It is best to neuter ALL non-breeding animals for various reasons. We do address the benefits of sterilisation on this website.
Thank you for being a responsible pet owner and my very best to you and your Yorkies.
If I can be of any further help to you, just drop me a line.
Gina doing well! Feisty personality and such a fantastic personality! We love her to bits! Our cat and she is such good friends! They are inseparable. Lyla (our whippet) was a bit jealous at one stage, but now we are one big happy family!!
Hope you are well!!
Thanks for the update. Pics of GINA appear lower down on this page.
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2014 10:14 AM
Hi Joyce, Toby is doing GREAT!! Such a sweet boy but with a real feisty streak – he is certainly no push over and is giving Max a real run for his money! Max is actually looking like a bit of a pansy next to Toby LOL!! We weighed Toby on Saturday – 325 grams! So little… dynamite comes in small packages….:)
Here is the signed contract – sorry I scanned it in ages ago but forgot to send it to you. Please just put his name on in for me.
I have also attached two pics J
Thanks a mill…
Two yorkies blessed to be in the same home. Max is also a MIJOY boy........
BELOW THE DAY HE LEFT US.............
BELOW SETTLE IN HIS NEW HOME AND LOVING IT..........
BELOW ME AGAIN.... Thanks Pam for the pics, greatly appreciated.
View our mail box latest mails further down on this page.....
Pic of above baby below now in the Cape - older now but no less cuter for sure
Above baby proudly bred by MIJOY
She is a total joy may she bring loads of happiness to her new future owners
"working on making my new parents love me too bits" above little girl now in her new home in the Cape, may her and the boy bring you endless love and joy
Thanks Angela for the above pics, so proud to say we bred this little stunner. Also very pleased to say his Mom had a pup this last week.
If the pup turns out to be anything like your boy I will be over the moon.
TINY DOGS NOT FOR YOUNGSTERS -- TINY DOGS NOT FOR YOUNGSTERS -- TINY DOGS NOT FOR YOUNGSTERS
KIDS & THOSE TINIES…..
I watched the program on the box this week BONDI VET, the yorkie that was injured when a teenager jumped off her bed straight onto the 14 week old yorkie called Wilson 1.3kg. Stunning little guy. Obviuosly an accident and the young girl was extremely distressed over what had happened.
More reason as to why the public need to understand that the small sized dogs need to be monitored carefully and the proper teacup is NOT child owner material. If this were a proper teacup dog it would have been a third of that pups size at that age, it would have been the end of that pup.
The consulting vet Dr Lisa Chimes said it was a miracle that the dog was not seriously injured and extremely fortunate it had only suffered severe bruising of the tissue and not had major internal injury or broken bones.
If you have a pup or dog or any animal in your home, running around, jumping off of beds or furniture is an accident looking to happen.
We are so pleased that Wilson went back home to his family that clearly adore him and hopefully that was a lesson well learnt.
Heatroke - how to handle heatstroke and recognise heatstroke in your pet....http://www.mijoy-yorkies.co.za//docs/Heatroke.pdf
PROBLEM BREEDERS – PROBLEM OWNERS…. http://www.mijoy-yorkies.co.za//docs/PROBLEM%20BREEDERS%20%20PROBLEM%20OWNERS.pdf----
Children appear in photo's on this site regularly
Genuine tinies are not suited to children
Our tinies are constantly monitored when children are around
Please be a responsible dog owner - TINIES are not children material
Above teacup bred by MIJOY 600gm adult weight
..........The big and the small ............
........the short and the tall..........
....ALL our pups and dogs are 100% socialised...
From: Angela vd Schyff
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2014 11:13 AM
We were at Horse of the Year this weekend in Kyalami, one of my clients was placed 5th in the overall show horse of the year, magnificent news but not the reason for my e-mail. They always have the most fantastic photographers there and I’ve attached scanned pictures of Charlie which I plan to frame. They are adorable and he is such a seasoned show-goer already. I hate to carry him in my arms as he gets so uncomfortable and hot so I lug his basket with satin blanket everywhere and he loves it. Just showing off my beautiful little angel and gushing again……
SCANNED PICS BELOW............
Thanks for the update and pics. Your boy is an out and out winner, stunning and has landed in a wonderful home.
Congratulations on your horsey achievement as well – excellent news.
My best to you all
Hi Joyce, we are in love!!! He is the sweetest little thing, and his little tongue that sticks out is adorable :). Has settled in with no problem at all, eating and drinking fine. He has bonded immediately with my daughter Demi, follows her everywhere, slept on her chest most of the afternoon and on her bed last night, not a whimper on his first night :) :)
Also no problems with our other fur babies, everyone including the cats have accepted him, we are amazed how easy it's been. It's obvious that this little guy is a well socialized fellow!
This is Pam’s second MIJOY pup, the first of which she wished she could have cloned as her and her family were thrilled with this boy from us, he is a total member of the family.
Very pleased to hear the new baby is greatly loved already.
Thanks Pam for the feedback – very much appreciated.
EXTRACT FROM OUR FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER.
Back to last month’s newsletter…….
I had a response from a lady waiting for a puppy who obviously was running out of patience and I did apologise for that, but her mail read along these lines…
SEEING at your own admittance you cannot supply pups in quantity…. And so it went on.
First and foremost it is not my intention, desire etc to produce any pups in quantity now or in the past or in the future or at any time.
We pride ourselves on firstly producing quality, healthy, happy pups, fully socialized pups, pups with outstanding temperaments. In order to achieve all of this we cannot produce pups by the dozen.
Our pups are handled from the moment they are born in fact, I deliver 99% of my pups myself while Mommy looks on and knows that her Baby is in good hands. Our pups are handled each and every day, numerous times a day. You cannot do that If you have dozens of pups.
The ever increasing costs of breeding pups in some cases has been reduced, by some breeders not even taking their puppies to the vet for any form of check-up.
We do not fall into this category, our pups are handled as royalty from the minute they pop out, we do not cut corners and so many of the public realize to their horror that a cheap puppy is often the most expensive puppy they have ever bought.
We are PASSIONATE about our pups and therefore there is nothing we will not do to ensure they make their new owner and new family very happy to have had them join them.
Our passion at MIJOY to get the right pup in the right home.
Hi Joyce, thanks got the newsletter and have read it already.
Please can you tell the ‘impatient’ person on the waiting list to ‘hang-in-there’, it’ll all be worth it in the end. I waited for what felt like FOREVER, probably a year to 18 months, for my first puppy from you and have been blessed with adorable, healthy, happy, well-socialised, etc, etc, puppies. Buying elsewhere is not worth the risk, first emotionally - when your new baby dies from a liver shunt, and second financially - when you rush it off to the best vets and pay the earth to try and save it with no happy ending……
I know we, your clients, are all impatient and bug you incessantly as to when our baby will be ready, then when we eventually get our puppy we bug you with millions of questions if anything looks slightly off. I’ve had amazing ‘after-sales-service’ with any advice I need and of course the babysitting whilst on holiday. The wait was all worth it and when the time comes to for another puppy I’ll be straight back on that list, and wait again, thank you.
Many thanks to Angela for taking the time to write to me - yes I do sit with IMPATIENT clients periodically that sometimes try and BRIBE, threaten etc, but that is life. If anyone is in a hurry to purchase a tiny do not buy from me. We do not breed by the dozen and healthy happy tinies are never available by the dozen. Our pups do not become the ULTIMATE COMPANION PET on their own, it takes a lot of care and effort from our side to see they develop into the very well balanced, happy healthy pup we sell to our clients.
You cannot put a time limit on a life, people want the ultimate tiny and those ultimate tinies arrive periodcially but it is a waiting process. If they were available by the dozen we would not have people coming to us all the time, repeat business and for many many years. Yes the public do the rounds but if they have seen our dogs and bought from us and followed our instructions with the care and raising of that baby they will be more than 100% satisfied.
We breed all sizes of yorkies and biewers. We do however rarely have the STANDARD size pup. All our pups carry health guarantees, the tinies never leave us prior to having had at least two of the intital three inoculations, they are dewormed numerous times, are IDENTIPET micro chipped, registered. Sold with a legal binding CONTRACT OF SALE which stipulates sterilisation at 6 months of age NOT negotiable. If you have no intention of following the terms and conditions of the contract that is explained to you when you first contact us and you received PRIOR to purchasing your pup, the contract that you signed, please do not contact us for a puppy, non compliance is BREACH OF CONTRACT and we will take steps regarding that. Furthermore ALL of our pups that leave us have been throughly examined by a Veterinary Surgeon and found to be in good health. All our pups from birth are preventative treated against ticks and fleas as we live on a small holding and tiny dogs health could be compromised by both ticks and flea infestation.
We breed our pups for COMPANION PETS and not for breeding of any kind and that includes having one litter of pups or allowing your male PET to cover yorkie females.
PET DOGS ARE PETS..........
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 9:27 PM
Hi Joyce. How are you? I trust all is well. Its been about 2 months since we've been in touch. Just wanted to say that we are so happy with Milo! He's such a happy, healthy and active little boy. Very intelligent and such a fun little spirit and he's absolutely awesome with our toddler. I can't thank you enough. You are an impeccable breeder! He's turning 6 months in a few days and we will be taking him to be neutered in the course of the month. I've attached some pics so you can see how well he's doing. Thank you again. Warm regards. Simone.
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Thank you Simone. All we want as breeders is to sell healthy, happy pups to people such as yourself. Who take the responsibility of owning a pup seriously and one can see he has a wonderful home with you and a very well behaved little girl. Thank you for advising of your intention to sterilise your pup at 6 months as per your contract of sale.
Have an awesome day and thanks for keeping me updated.
Responsible PET owners sterilise their pets prior to them becoming sexually mature. and prior to the bitch having her first season which can and will be anytime from 7 months to 11 months of age. We as breeders sell ALL our pups as pets although they are of GOOD quality. We sell our pups with a Contract of sale which is a legal binding document, we require the PET you buy from us to be sterilised at 6 months of age. THANK YOU FOR BEING A RESPONSIBLE ANIMAL OWNER.
Once again thank you for the latest news letter which I thoroughly enjoy receiving. Your wishes for 2014 were also very much appreciated and we wish you and your family a healthy, happy, peaceful and wonderful year ahead.
Yes I would be delighted if you kept me on your mailing list. I find all the information fascinating and we will always purchase any future Yorkies from you as we are so delighted with our precious Kumi.
newsletters .... newsletters ..... newsletters.....
In our last newsletter sent out earlier this month, Newsletter Number 70 we asked you readers to mail us if you wish to continue receiving our newsletter, please do so, as we will be starting a new mailing list and only those who have responded to our request will be on that mailing list. Many thanks.
RINGWORM We have mentioned this before and written how to handle the problem etc so not going to go into that again. I received this mail from someone waiting for a pup from us.
As a result of having a breeder repeatedly visit our home some years ago we STOPPED anyone interested in buying a pup from us from coming to our home. In this mail it lets people see just how EASY it is to have ringworm develop in your home, on your pets and your children and yourself if you are not extremely cautious.
My very best to the person sitting in this predicament, if only breeders, the public realized that ringworm is extremely contagious and the person with the problem should not be making their problems other people’s problems.
From our mailbag - January 20, 2014
RINGWORM --- DISGUSTING OR WHAT???????
Joyce, I need your help. My brother and his family visited me two week-ends ago. they stayed for the weekend and their daughter brought their puppy (about 10w) with. I never picked it up or held it. Sunday when they greeted my brother popped the puppy in my arms and told me to just hold it while he loads the car. It was then that I saw this bald crusty patch just behind its ear. I was horrified when I asked my brother if it is ringworm and he said yes, they had taken it to their vet and their vet said it is okay they can bring their dog along - it will have not any effect on other pets?!
I was so angry, told him it is highly contagious for human and animals! He did not believe me ... Told me that is why he said nothing - I always run away with info like this ... O yeah - now my children's two chihuahua's has it all over their bodies, and my cats too.... I feel like crying. And he called me, his daughter is also covered with ringworm - the school told him to keep her home until she is free of it. Now, he believes me ... too late for me.
Read on for more information that could shock you……
Joyce, I cannot believe it! My brother just phoned me. He is from (Vanderbijlpark) his vet (who said the ringworm is no problem) just made the suggestion to him to euthnaise the puppy - according to vet the puppy is the reason his daughter has the ringworm and it would be best to put it down?! Now I am asking you what kind of vet is that?
What can I say, thank GOD some people have a heart. NOTHING at all surprises me anymore as to what some Vets do or say or what some of the Human Race do or say…
All I can say is this VET should be reported to the Veterinary Council, EUTHENASIA is most certainly NOT the solUtion to this problem..........
Dear Public / Readers
NEVER buy a pet with ringworm, turn around and walk away. Make a stand, make those sitting with the problem, take responsibility for the problem and do something about it, don’t let them make it YOUR problem as well.
Sent: Sunday, December 22, 2013 7:07 AM
13th December 1 year
She has been the most amazing dog ever. So extremely healthy, lovable and so enjoyable. You are the one breeder that is amazing. The only breeder that will stay in contact with you and knows what you you are talking about.
Thank you once again and have an awesome Christmas and may Santa bring you everything you desire!
Thanks Caron for the beautiful photo and it is my pleasure............
We do not board dogs, HOWEVER we will babysit the tinies for concerned parents who are going away
The genuine tinies are not suited to kenneling and most are not comfortable in the care of extended family or friends
SMS FROM PAM PASSMORE IN DURBAN 17 DECEMBER 2013 Hi, We have had Sophie a year today. A year of pure joy, thank u 4 our beautiful child. Pam & Cliff
Good wishes from LADY SPIKE to her parents visiting family in America, "Safe & sound parents"
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Pink, blue, green and camo- carrier in medium - suitable for the small yorkie baby as a playpen. Collapsible playpen available in M & L size
Thank you for the pics ANGELA of your boy Charlie.
One comment " I am PROUD to have bred him......"
BELOW CHARLIE FOUND THE TISSUE BOX - 'WHAT A GOOD BOY"
Last but not least our cutest HALLOWEEN TINY OF ALL.... THE BUMBLE BEE FROM THE CAPE
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NEW TEACUP DOGS BELOW ..............
I have written to you first and foremost thanking you for the website you provide for members of the public such as myself, very informative. It shows your passion for this breed of dog, as well as your overall passion for the wellbeing of the pups you breed.
I was referred to you by a Lady I met walking in the Mall, with one of your teacup dogs, breathtaking dog, never seen anything quite like it in real life and I have had Yorkies for a good many years.
I would just like to tell my story and hopefully you put it onto your site to let the public know that your comments, advice etc, should be taken seriously as the teacup dog is not easy to handle.
We have had Yorkies for the last 15 years and we always wanted a small one and every time the yorkie just ended up being BIGGER than we hoped for. We love our dogs obviously but they are getting older and we started looking for that small dog. We answered an advert and bought a really small pup, 8 weeks old. This was two years back.
No one and nothing prepared us for what lay ahead. The pup was fragile, was not eating, went to the vet, throwing up, running gut, low sugar level, riddled with everything under the sun, the vet bills ran into the thousands. On a good few occasions, we believed we would lose our pup, but she survived it all. She is the apple of my eye, we adore her and would not change her for anything in this world but, we would never want to be put through that all over again.
The Lady I met with your teacup dog, told a very different story, she got her pup at 12 weeks of age, never sat with any hiccup of any kind but said you did not mince your words when you told her, very few people should buy or own such a dog and you grilled her with regard to being a suitable owner for that pup. We were never ever told the dedication we would need to grow up this baby and even to this day two years later, we have to be very careful with her, if she is not well, my Hubby or I are at the vet with her. You just cannot take a chance. She is very fragile, very lightweight and very skinny. No matter what we feed, how often we feed she never picks up weight and if we push it, she ends up with a very upset stomach, so we have accepted that this is how she is, how she will always be.
I just want to thank you again for advising the public that this is no easy dog to handle and to try your best to educate them, we would have valued input like this at the time we bought our little girl, it was scary, frightening and nerve racking to say the least. In a year or two we will want to buy another yorkie when one of our oldies has passed and if we opt for that size dog again, we will be knocking at your door.
Once again thank you for your dedication to this breed.
Thank you for your mail and your call. I am sorry to hear you had the experience you had but am glad that you have actually put pen to paper and this mail can be read by the public out there.
We have produced the occasional very tiny dog for many years now and we are ultra-fussy about all our pups’ wellbeing but especially the wellbeing of those tinies. It is very important they end up with the right owners as total dedication as you say is required. MOST people are not the ideal owners for this size dog and it is very often difficult for me to get that across to some people.
Fortunately, a lot of people lose interest when they hear it is a 24/7 baby, but then we do get the odd future puppy owner, who wants that tiny at all costs even though they are not suited to giving that pup their total commitment in raising it. I cannot speak for other breeders but I will no longer sell to people who I feel are not in a position to give this scrap of a pup what it needs as in 24/7 full time dedication – NO matter what the future puppy owner says.
A proper teacup dog is a delight to own BUT it is very hands on and we do produce them periodically and fortunately they are healthy pups, if handled correctly when going to their new homes. The tiniest we have ever bred and owned weighed 550gms as an adult – major rare in that sort of size, that particular pup called TODD was a delight never a day’s illness in his life of many years although winter and him were not friends..
We do not interbreed our dogs to produce more and more of the tinies, or to produce them in larger numbers than we do produce them It is NOT a pup to feed, water, leave home alone, come back six hours later etc, it is a pup that should be with its owner 24/7 and it is also a pup that bonds with one person, it may very well accept other family members but when its owner appears, NO ONE ELSE EXISTS and please tell me if I am wrong.
I owned my first teacup dog in my early twenties, a good many years ago and I am smitten when it comes to those tinies.
I am not 100% sure who you would have met at the Mall but I am in contact most of the time with most of the people who own my tinies and fortunately they are the right owners and the pups have ended up in the right capable hands.
Best of luck with your Yorkies and you are more than welcome to contact me in the future, if you feel you would like a pup of ours.
Best wishes and again, many thanks for your mail
I am desperately looking for a yorkie that must not exceed 1kg in weight. Some breeders have said I am looking for trouble wanting such a tiny dog, while others claim they have one at two weeks of age.
What should a 1kg pup weigh at two weeks of age? I look forward to your reply.
Firstly I must ask why 1kg? It is almost impossible for any breeder to guarantee a pup as adult will be X weight. Over many years I have been spot on with weight, but I too make errors in judgment as do most other breeders.
In an attempt to explain to you your questions asked, please read the following:
I had a lady the other day asking me how she could guarantee buying a pup that would end up a tiny dog, up till that stage she had bought THREE Yorkies, all sold to her by different breeders, all sold to her as TEACUP dogs, all 3kg plus as adults. At least she was not bent out of shape by it and said she adored her dogs and would not trade them for the world, but would like the ultimate teacup.
Breeders in most cases work from a growth chart. However the accuracy of the indications on the chart depends on a lot of pointers.
AND SO THE LIST CONTINUES…..
In the past – a good few years back, we had people begging us for their pups as young as possible and then when the pup got bigger than expected – we were the baddies.
We do not let ANY pup leave us at 6 or 8 weeks of age. NO pup has ever left us without being inoculated and dewormed and seen by a vet. The earliest they leave us is at 10 weeks of age, at this stage they will have had their second inoculation and been dewormed numerous times.
The real tinies are with us in most cases for a few weeks longer.
Very often the tinies are fully inoculated prior to going to their new homes, which means they have had three inoculations and rabies inoculation.
Some buyers have issues with the pup remaining with us for all this time however, it is in most cases in the interest of both parties, owner and pup for the pup to be that much bigger and that much older.
We must also address the situation of throw backs. I as a breeder can access the pup in questions background and the history of the dogs she/he is bred from and the history of the parent dogs breeding from previous litters as well.
However when I buy in a future stud dog or a future breeding girl, I will have seen the parent dogs, however I have NO idea what is behind those dogs. There could be elephant sized dogs in the history of the pedigree and I as the breeder would not be aware of that. This is how the odd larger than expected pup pitches up – it is a throwback.
All along the line, the pup appears to be going to be a particular weight and often it is the same at the time of sale of the pup. Down the line the pup starts to grow at a phenomenal rate and ends up considerably bigger than expected.
People who believe this is something any breeder has done DELIBERATELY are very much mistaken. Well in our case for sure.
We are NEVER short of buyers for any pup as we are NO puppy mill and hence never sit with pups we cannot home, so why on earth would we sell a pup to someone to get shot of it, just for the sake of getting shot of it, when we have numerous other buyers available?
Anyone who knows anything about my breeding, knows they wait for a particular size dog – we go out of our way to try out utmost for them to get that size dog. If we willy nilly sold any pup for eg as a pocket and teacup dog, NO one would be on a waiting list. You would just get the next pup available.
However having said all the above. I have explained to you what can happen with breeding, why the odd small pup ends up larger than expected.
To answer your question about a 1kg dog being guaranteed as a two week old pup – I personally would NEVER say that. Not to say the breeder you are working with is not far more knowledgeable on the subject. If you want to secure the pup – ask the breeder to book the pup for you, pay the deposit and ask for it in writing that the said pup will not exceed 1kg as an adult weight. I don’t believe ANY breeder will do that however this is not to say your breeder will not do this.
Very often over many years we have sold pups that we expected for example to reach 1.5kg as an adult dog, they have reached 1.2kg as an adult dog.
I as a breeder am quite prepared to take back ANY pup I breed that is not to the purchaser’s satisfaction, size wise.
Furthermore ANY pup or dog bred by us we will never drop. We take responsibility for animals we breed, so if any dog or pup purchased from us needs to be rehomed or returned we will liaise with the owner concerned regarding the pup or dog.
Desiree please ensure you have the lifestyle to own such a tiny dog - we are paranoid that our tinies end up in the right homes, with people that know what owning that tiny is all about. I cannot tell you how many of the public phone me to cry on my shoulder (have done so for years) regarding a tiny they purchased. they complain about the breeders conning them and I am not defending any breeder but I am not always on the side of the public either - raising a tiny is very hands on, please ensure you are up for the challenge and knowledgeable on the subject.
Raising a tiny in the majority of cases is a walk in the park, IF the owner follows the rules but if not, could be a nerve wracking experience for all concerned.
Best of luck with your purchase of your future baby.
Your questions answered…
The amount of food that you feed will depend first and foremost of the quality of the food you feed. A supermarket brand for example, is nowhere near as refined as the food you buy from your vet, so in this case you are going to be feeding a lot more food and your dog is going to pass a lot more faeces.
In recent times other imported brands have been introduced to the South African canines and felines. These foods are more refined than the oldies we buy from our vet so again the dog does not eat as much as it would previously eat with the brands available from the vet.
I have NEVER been one to measure my dogs or pups food intake as suggested by the imported brands available from your vet. Let the pup or dog eat as much as it wants.
I am not one for that either, plain good old kibble suffices.
Cat food and dog food do not contain the same ingredients and the ratio with certain ingredients differs. Stick to dog food for dogs and cat food for cats
If you have this problem, mix the two diets together, puppy and adult, and then change to adult once the puppy is 10 months to one year of age.
No small breed pup should eat large breed dogs food – the kibble alone should put them off even trying. Manufacturers of quality dog food specify for small, medium, large and giant size dogs – try to encourage your puppy to eat the food suggested for its size.
I have been to your site and am really astounded that you go to such lengths to advise the buyers that a teacup is a hands on dog, I have researched the size of dog and find so many people are totally against them, could you give me further advice.
I am single, no intention of marrying any time soon. I travel frequently but my Mom will care for my dog when I am not around.
I have a maid who comes in three times a week. If I read your info I guess I am not a suitable owner in your eyes.
Thanks for your time in answering my mail, I do appreciate that you put it out there for persons such as myself, instead of just selling any size pup to an unsuspecting owner.
Glad you feel the way you do. I would have to say that I would not be happy selling you a tiny as such. They should be with their owners 24/7 substitute owners such as your MOM is all well and good but that tiny if raised properly by you will have developed such a close bond, that the dog will fret when you are not around. The pocket size would be so much better suited to you.
If you do purchase a puppy ensure the pup learns to accept your Mom take it out with you when visiting your Mom so that the pup gets used to her. You should possibly also leave her on the odd occasion with your Mom while you are out shopping, so it becomes a reality to her rather than just leave her with your MOM and go away, that may stress her somewhat.
My dream - a teacup dog but what am I in for??
Teacups as I have said are NOT children material. It has to be understood that NO tiny pup or dog has any place in any child’s life. No matter how well behaved, caring, animal loving any child is or could be, it is still a child in a tiny dogs world. Accidents do happen unfortunately.
The public underestimate what a teacup is all about they see it as a tiny dog, that takes up very little space, eats minimal, needs very little garden area and can go in a bag. END OF STORY.
Owning a teacup is a very different story. I have to mention that over the last thirty odd years I have had many a teacup dog with no real hiccups to speak of, barring one incident when I bought one some 24 years ago that was ten months of age, 700gms but her size was manipulated by the breeder, you can read her story on this site “SUZIE.”
If you are on the market for a TINY as we refer to them, first and foremost it is a dog that needs your attention 24/7. I had an enquiry just this week from a Lady who told me she was DEFINITE TEACUP OWNER MATERIAL. In communication via the email after numerous emails actually, she said when at work, the dog could access the garden via a pain of glass removed from the French door??????????????????
First and foremost NO tiny should be allowed to access any garden unattended, let alone left at home alone, all day while the owner is at work. Would a tiny even reach the removed pain of glass in the door and it if managed – would it get back in????
People wanting these tinies must take off their rose coloured spectacles and face reality, the tinier the dog the more hands on required by the owner, and YES we have had adult sized dogs of 550 and 600gms living for many years, with NO health issues, that size dog are however RARE.
Bottom line to owning and keeping a healthy happy TINY going for years on end.
Be a responsible, informed dog owner, do not take chances, do not buy a tiny if you are not in a position to keep that dog with you 24/7. It is NO child’s dog and not suited to people who work and cannot take the dog to work.
It is not a BRAG item either, it has feelings, needs the warmth of human companionship at all times, NOT to be left in a playpen unattended.
Health issues with a tiny, if bred correctly, it will require inoculations, deworming, sterilization. Possibly a dental to remove baby teeth which have been retained but not to be removed at the same time as sterilization.
Diet for that tiny – quality dry food suited to the size of dog and puppy to start off with then onto adult. NO tidbits and definitely NO chicken and goodness knows what all else. You pick up diarrhea with a tiny YOU HAVE A PROBLEM.
Annual booster inoculations and overall checkup. OTHERWISE you should not be seeing a vet at all. WE DON’T.
Ask your vet about more frequent deworming over the months you will not be seeing him, as NO tiny can live with parasites in its system.
Keep a close watch on your dog’s teeth throughout its life, rather make use of products available in caring for teeth, than relying on your vet doing dentals under anaesthetic annually. Anaesthetic to both human and animal always carries a risk.
Do not leave a tiny unsterilized. Long term the dog could face health risks, females uterus infection, males prostrate cancer and NEVER leave a male unsterilized that has NO testicles descended or only one testicle descended – that can and often does turn into cancer in later years.
It is a canine baby in a human’s world….
Trimming my dogs nails. I used to see my vet for this however recently we have moved and now the vet is no longer, just around the corner. I plan to now do this myself, any advice?
What I have found works and works very well, get yourself a humans nail clipper the one that looks like a pair of scissors in design. Dog nail clippers are often difficult to use as the actual nail length can be difficult to see. Judge where the vein in the nail could be. Usually in light coloured nails you can see the vein but in Yorkies nails, usually dark in colour, it is a guess me. The nail will start to curve and at that point trim it off.
If your pet’s nails are unusually long and you are confused as to the right length, cut off a piece at a time. When you get nearer to the desired length before just cutting, put pressure with the nail clipper on the nail and if it is going to cut into the vein your dog will yelp or attempt to pull back its foot. You then move your clipper further away.
If you do cut into the vein by accident, the nail will bleed quite badly. You can make use of Lennon’s STAALDRIPPELS – put a bit onto cotton wool and apply to nail – apply with pressure and hold for a minute or two. Don’t go overboard, the bleeding will stop.
Slaap deesdae so diep onder die komberse saam met my in ons bed!!
Latest update on Little GINA thanks once again LIZELLE.....
Chianti is still amazing – hard to tell by her pictures though. Tough day, clip, bath and photo shoot – results in tired and sulky puppy!! She is sooo pretty and refuses to open her big eyes and show off for the camera, gets terribly bored and closes her eyes…….. I wish I could capture how fantastic she is on film but will keep trying.
Thanks again ANGELA for another update on your adorable little yorkie
Thanks again Caron, such a cutey..................
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 10:31 AM
Is she not just a little beautiful lady? Until you take the pearls off then she becomes little monster – lol -
thanks again Caron for the latest update on this much loved little girl STORM....
Hi Joyce, how are you? hope that you're well. I am delighted to tell you that Taitt is doing well. He went for a check up to the vet and now weighs 1.8kg (my little girl weighs 2.3kgs) and the vet said that they are happy healthy dogs. He is the happiest little chap and fills my life with love and joy all the time. He absolutely adores Scarlett and she loves him too. They play so sweetly together and chase each other all over the house. What a delight, thank you again for giving me the pleasure of such a gorgeous boy. He's really funny as he loves to stalk my feet and runs up the stairs in front of me, turning around at the top and then stalking my toes. He has a bad habit of chewing on the skirting boards and I can't get him to stop but other than that, he is just totally adorable.
all my love
Happy Yorkie Mommy Kim
Hope this email finds you well. I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you that my vet SALUTES you as a breeder.
We bought our pup from you and the first time he went to the vet, I wanted to know what he recommended for the prevention of ticks and fleas on my pup, what to continue to use or change to using, once the pup matured. My vet was impressed by his overall condition and what made a huge impression on him was the fact that he already was treated for the prevention of ticks and fleas. I wanted to use something my vet suggested.
I told him how I am sent your monthly newsletter and at that time it was your 58th newsletter. He asked to see it. Since then every month I send it onto him. Hope you don’t mind. He advised that he just enjoys reading it and is so impressed that a breeder goes to these lengths to enlighten their puppy buyers and keep the dog owners informed.
Joyce, a huge thank you from both my Husband and myself, we are delighted with our yorkie.
Such a pleasure – we have been sending out newsletters monthly for over five years now and it is a winner with most people. A lot of hard work but well worth my time and effort.
I am flattered that your vet wants to read it, I have no problem with you sending it to him at all.
We use FRONTLINE on our pups from the day they are born. All our dogs are PREVENT treated monthly throughout the year as we live on a small holding and hence we do see the odd tick, never fleas. As a result we have never had biliary in a yorkie or a yorkie pup.
So pleased to hear you are so happy with your YORKIE.
Have a stunning day.
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2013 6:05 PM
My friend took this picture of Chewbacca (Chewie) as you can see he is posing for the photo. Thought you might like to put him in the newsletter. He is the cutest boy ever and very loved.
Long time no hear, thanks so much for this pic, what a beautiful boy, so glad you love him so much. Another super home for another super boy.
BELOW - Angela with her much loved MIJOY yorkie
Thanks yet another mail for the day from Caron who owns a MIJOY yorkie called STORM
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:22 AM
Storm is super natural – she is amazing, playful, bubbly, happy, healthy, problem free the easiest baby anyone could wish for. A healthy shiny coat that always looks brushed and washed a solid in body. She is just so clever understands absolutely everything – has worked her way around being boss of the all the other yorkies and us of course. We just LOVE her to bits. Thanks so much again Joyce I could have 10 of her any day!
I have to say thank you again Caron for keeping me in the loop - again we are so grateful that one of our precious yorkie children has landed in a super home with a very caring, obviously knowledgable owner of the breed. It makes being a breeder so rewarding.
We as breeders go that extra mile and it is so rewarding to get feed back from our clients...
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2013 8:01 AM
Hi Joyce, just wanted to thank you again for Kobe, I love him, he is adorable and is the best thing in my life. Regards Diane
From: Mijoy Yorkies [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Thanks so much for your mail, love to hear from my HAPPY clients, we do try our utmost.
Have a brilliant weekend.
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2013 10:33 AM
Hope you are well. Everything is fine here in Cape Town, just still very cold. Alvin is doing very well his weight is now just over 700grams and he is so cute. He had his first hair trim this morning and what a good boy he was he stood still so that he could be cut, now he looks even smaller.
He eats very well. We bought him a bee outfit for Halloween, you must just see how cute he looks in it. My other two Yorkies, the one is having a pumpkin dress and the other one is dressing as Stitch from the movie Lilo and Stitch. The male yorkie and Alvin is playing so nicely together, you must just see the two of them. I am very happy with my little boy and we love him to bits, and he is very spoilt.
I will send you some pics very soon. You must keep well and I will be in touch.
Thanks Wanda for your reqular updates, means so much to me to hear from so many people about the joy they get from their pups....
Have a wonderful day.
Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2013 7:01 AM
Storm is magnificently beautiful, shiny, amazing personality, happy and super super health and a solid tiny body. Mijoy yorkies must be the best in the world from my personal experience.
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Thanks Caron for your latest info on your gorgeous little girl at 9 months of age...
So glad you are so happy with her...
As I have always maintained, the right owner for a pup and dog makes the WORLD of difference...
Thank you for your constant updates
7 September 2013
Hanno's very spoilt four legged kids, thanks for your cosntant updates and pics, greatly appreciated, very spoilt children for sure. So glad they have a wonderful owner . Keep the updates coming, always are greatly appreciated just makes us realise, that the lengths we go to, to breed our pups is well worth it when they land in such wonderful homes and complete a family.
Thanks again Hanno.
From the mail bag:
Hope you are well.
Attached is the Neutered Certificate for Pedro.
I am a bit late with the Sterilization as per our contract,but Time just wasn't enough.Sorry!
Anyway the poor little guy is still in a bit of pain but doing well.
Once again Joyce I would like to thank you for giving me such a special And healthy Yorkie.
A big THANKS to you all - without you this would not be possible... heading now for 900 000 hits, thanks to all of you.
Many thanks for the above photo, glad you are so happy with your pup from us.
Visit our biewer site for more super photo's www.mijoybiewerterriers.co.za
THANKS WANDA FOR THE AWESOME PIC OF YOUR PUP - 12 August 2013
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED………
We bought a yorkie from a breeder and then we bought another from another breeder. One has very short bristle type coat that never grows while the other has long flowing, silky smooth coat. This has led us to believe there are obviously different types of Yorkies, the short coated version and the long coated version. Can you advise me please.
All Yorkies should have long flowing coats but the odd one may appear that has the coat you describe. It would be a throwback I would think. I should not imagine any breeder would use dogs in their breeding program with such coats. If dogs are produced with coats like this the parent dogs should be reassessed to see if a change of breeding partner still produce this type of coat and if so, the guilty party should not be used for breeding in future.
We have a pup that has changed its teeth but has retained some baby teeth. We had her sterilized recently but the teeth have not come out as yet. Any suggestions?
Let your vet have a look and advise you accordingly. Some of the Yorkies retain their eye teeth (canines) any size yorkie can do this. Double rows of teeth are usually only seen in the smaller sized Yorkies and again not always, occasionally but they do need removing by your vet or long term they could but in all likelihood will damage the permanent teeth.
We sterilize all our dogs and when my one yorkie was sterilized years ago we were told she did not handle the anesthetic very well, what must we do as she needs her teeth cleaned desperately?
Discuss this with your vet. He could possibly just sedate her for the cleaning. Once you have her teeth clean use a preparation to prevent tartar build up on her teeth alternatively brush her teeth using a dog tooth paste. Some dogs if not taught to have their teeth brushed as pups will not tolerate teeth brushing in later years. In a case like this, find out about alternative treatments. They are available, ask your vet.
We have a very snappy, difficult small breed dog we own. Mixed breed dog, partly yorkie and the rest – hinds variety. Since we bought her as a tiny pup she has always had an attitude, which at the time we thought SO CUTE. However 7 years later we would love to bring in another small breed pup and were considering a yorkie this time. We have been to breeders with Chelsea in tow however she lets it be known she will not tolerate another pup. What can we do?
If you cannot handle this situation, call in a dog Behaviorist. If you do go out to buy a yorkie pup or any pup for that matter, try and choose one that is either very confident or not the least phased by other animals. I know this can be difficult but ask your breeder to assist. Do not purchase a timid, scared or very shy pup, she will intimidate a pup with this sort of temperament. You just have to ensure that you get the right balanced pup, nature wise. Make arrangements to meet with your behaviorist and start the introduction process. A puppy pen will come in handy to keep either Chelsea in or the pup in, at different times of the day so they both learn to accept each other without the pup being traumatised or injured by Chelsea. Don’t be tempted to buy a small sized yorkie that could end up a disaster.
We recently married after being together for some ten years. In this time it has always been my wish or desire to own a lap dog. My now hubby has always had these tanks as pets. Bull mastiff and boerbul dogs. He of course will not hear of his dogs having to go and I love them dearly so that would never be an option. I of course have now started to dig in my heels about wanting my lapdog. Any idea how to go about this? Is a yorkie an ideal breed for this type of large breed dog?
It is very difficult for me to advise you without being actually involved in your situation. So I suggest you call in a behaviorist let him/her assess the large breed dogs. Some of them are total large lap dogs while others are wolves in sheep’s clothing – so no matter what be cautious.
To make this happen for you, you need to call in a professional for help. Yorkies and large breed dogs can live quite happily together it would depend on how these large breed dogs your hubby has, behave towards smaller dogs. The smaller dog should not be an aggressive pup. It would be an idea to invest in a playpen when you buy your new pup to ensure its safety while doing the introductions and from then on until you are quite sure there will be no drama.
It is not always large breed dogs one has to be cautious of when introducing a small breed pup. Small dogs on their own can do a reasonable amount of damage to another small breed pup.
Training my pup. I would like to know if you train your Yorkies and if so how do I go about training the pup I will purchase around Christmas time. I have surfed the net and spoken to a good few people, very few suggest I take my pup for training.
Training a pup is your own personal decision, no one else’s. You would start off with puppy socialisation classes , proceed onto obedience, etc. REMEMBER do not enroll in any puppy classes until your pup is fully immunized. By this we mean the pup has had all its shots and this usually completed when the pup is four months of age. The trainer should not accept any pup prior to this age anyway. A pup is only fully immunized once all these shots have been administered.
I personally do not train my Yorkies , as in take them to socialization classes but I have done those classes over the years with various breeds. We do however socialize our own pups 100% before they leave us. Our own pups are quite accepting of large breed dogs, cats, etc.
Quite a number of my own Yorkies that I have sold, have been to school as their owners proudly say. They receive their certificates etc and the owner is delighted and very proud. The tinies have also been schooled, some weighing as little as 1.2kg and have successfully been through all the training. Just please be extremely cautious of other dogs when doing this. I am sure most trainers have this under control.
Two owners. I have a very difficult situation on my hands. I have owned a yorkie for some five years now. I am going to be headed to varsity this coming year and my Mother has decided that my yorkie must now become her yorkie.
My hours in some cases will be far longer but in other cases far shorter than being in school. I will make it a priority that my yorkie does not suffer if I should be away from home for longer periods than normal and when possible especially weekends, I will take her with me as I have done, since the day I got her for my birthday. I take her wherever I go. She does enjoy the company of my family but when I am around NO one else exists in her eyes.
I recently went away with my cousin and her family. Seemingly my yorkie was most distressed, I could not take her and wanted to stay home, but my Mother decided it would only be for a few days and the break would do me good before I started Varsity.
On my return my Mother has gone overboard because my dog suffered in my absence, the reason she now wants to take her over.
I have been dating the same guy for three years. He is just as much involved with my yorkie as I am. He knows we only go to places where she can go. She is a handbag dog so no real problem to sneak her in anywhere.
I am so distressed at this that I am seriously considering not going to varsity but doing a home study course where I will be able to be here for my yorkie. She is my life. How can my Mother do this to me? It is so upsetting, it is all I can think about. Please print this on to your site, she may just read it and realize her actions are very hurtful and stressful to me. She is often on your site.
My name is Linda. Thanks.
Best of luck to you Linda.
I own a five year old small yorkie bitch. I recently moved to the Cape from Johannesburg. I have not spayed my yorkie because I am scared about the anesthetic. My vet in Johannesburg never told me the risks involved with not spaying her but my new vet in the Cape has.
Could you please advise me on your own opinion on this as I see you have had the tinies as you call them for many many years. Is it safe to leave my girl unsprayed? Your opinion would be very much appreciated.
I am all for sterilization. The risk to your pup or dog is minimal if undertaken by a vet who is familiar with working with small sized pups or dogs. Ensure the vet at hand is happy to sterilize a small sized pup or dog.
We insist on all pups we sell being sterilized, there is NO exception. We have sold a fair amount of very tiny dogs over many years, we have owned very small dogs over many years – my first 1kg yorkie in my early twenties.
A sterilized dog is a far healthier dog than an unsterilized dog. Unsterilised dogs may never hit a health problem as a result of being unsterilized but some do and as they age the chances of developing problems increases.
Females can and often do go down with a uterine infection if unsterilized sometime in their life. This is known as pyametra. If it is caught in the very early stages, treatment with antibiotics may be sufficient to clear the infection. If it happens to go undetected for a while and ends up a severe infection, in the majority of cases the dog needs to be sterilized to cure it of this. The dog is then at a far greater risk of having issues with an anaesthetic as the dogs health is now seriously compromised with major infection.
Some dogs do not handle anaesthetic well however having said that, in the hands of a knowledgeable veterinarian and staff your pup or dog should be 100% perfect after being sterilized.
I have sterilized my own very tiny dogs, my girl at plus 3 years of age, was sterilized as a young pup. She weighs in the plus 700gm bracket, quite a bit under 800gms so she is tiny. She has never been ill and her sterilization was a walk in the park to both her and her human mother.
If you have concerns about the op discuss it with your vet and let him put your mind at ease. Ask him how she will be handled etc. Should your vet have any reservations about sterilizing a tiny dog, please contact me we will put you in contact with a vet with experience with the tinies.
Sterilise your girl as soon as possible to ensure she lives a long and healthy life. Male dogs if not neutered can develop prostrate problems – leading to possible cancer.
Dogs with undescended testicles be it one or two need to be neutered. They are at a very high risk of developing cancer if not neutered.
Sterilised dogs becoming fat is in the hands of the owner. I have yet to have a sterilized dog balloon in weight.
Sterilised dogs in general are far more balanced dogs. Males will not find the need to mark territory, as they would do if left unsterilized.
Watch out for that dog……….. 31 July 2013
A course of events I heard of in recent times motivated me to write this article.
NEVER presume all dogs are loving and friendly. Most are not. You come into a dogs own territory with your dog, in most cases that dog will protect its territory.
Pam from Durban phoned me the other day and told me how sad it was for them when they were holidaying recently ( with their own precous MIJOY girl called Sophie who is Pams constant companion) and the tea garden they frequent regularly, lost their precious little yorkie they had for 8 years, when visitors to the tea garden, were asked to keep their dog in their car, did not pay any attention, let the dog out of the car not even on a lead and the dog went straight for the yorkie, breaking its neck and you can imagine the rest. Irresponsible pet owners like this are what give all other responsible pet owners the problems we encounter. For sure anyone in the future going to that tea garden with any dog, will not be allowed in.
This is not the only case. Pam herself told me of her own dreadful experience years back whilst walking her own small dog. Two youngsters had a dog on a lead. She stopped waiting for them to cross the road, the dog snapped its collar and made straight for her dog. Mauling it, NO ONE came to help her. First and foremost no big dog should be walked on a collar but a slip chain and two youngsters with a large breed dog - ??? looking for problems.
Last year I heard of a case where the owner of the yorkie was in her front garden with her yorkie nowhere near the gate. Her husband returned home from work and before the gate could close, in rushed the neighbours dog who attacked her dog killing it on the spot.
Neighbour said he did not realize his dog was out of his property but she should keep her dog in the back garden. Since when can your neighbour dictate to you where you can let your dog walk in your own property? This case was handled by an attorney hereafter.
Sometime late last year someone else had a yorkie and they were at their holiday home, invited a family member and partner to come and join them. The partner had a large breed dog and was asked NOT to bring the dog, as the owners had their own dogs. However this request was not adhered to either and the large breed dog seemed fine at first. However after a few days and we all know a dog starts to feel quite comfortable after a few days and then gets the idea that this is now its territory and this dog attacked and killed the Yorkie in this case as well.
This week a friend of mine went to visit a friend of hers, taking her tiny Yorkie with her. Her friend had another small sized dog. The dog attacked her tiny Yorkie biting into an artery and the dog died on the spot. This was not a case of anyone being negligent, but just a very sad situation to have developed. Always be aware of bringing your own dog into another dogs territory NO MATTER what the owner says. Dogs are territorial, they protect what they believe to be theirs.
We all love our own pets and we all want them with us but we must respect the wishes of others and we must know how to handle our dogs and if we don’t, best leave them safely at home.
Responsible owners in most cases lose their treasured pets at the hands of irresponsible owners.
It never fails to amaze me when at the vet, how many people walk in with their dog running beside them NO leash in sight. Does it never cross their mind about other dogs they may encounter which are possibly not as friendly as they should be or will attack their dog? Most of these people think they have their dog 100% under control. All it takes is for that dog to hear a loud noise, be threatened by another dog and they will find out pretty quickly they have NO control over their dog.
A good few years back a Lady purchased two Yorkies from me. I was totally thrown when I noticed her one day putting in petrol in her vehicle – her two Yorkies running on the forecourt of the garage, NO leashes; she then proceeded to call them onto the grass verge to do their thing. Major road on the other side of the grass verge. I called her up and asked her if she was serious, had she never considered how dangerous this was? NO she did it all the time. NO FURTHER COMMENT…. Mind you just one, IRRESPONSIBLE DOG OWNER.
Beware whenever you take your own dog out to watch out for that dog that could appear from nowhere and attack your own dog. Unfortunately as above, there are just too many totally irresponsible dog owners out there.
Over many years I have taken my really small dogs out with me, to the shops, to friends etc. So often my friends have said to let them out and run around as they could not get into any harm. As much as I would love to, I don’t. My dogs are more than happy to remain in their carriers by my side, they actually fall asleep and enjoy the outing. ONCE I let my dogs out as my friend insisted the property was totally safe. I noticed one of my tinies disappearing under a bush I went to investigate to find that there was a hole in that wall to allow rain water to get out. Had I just merrily accepted that the property was totally safe I would have lost my dog. By the time I realized it was missing it more than likely would have been picked up by someone passing in the street. NEVER AGAIN. Those of you who have met me and seen some of my dogs will have noticed they are 100% happy, contained. They have been raised like that. My motto RATHER SAFE THAN SORRY.
Please be aware of what can happen. The above happens way too often….
OUR SYMPATHIES TO THOSE WHO LOST THEIR MUCH LOVED PETS.
So you want a teacup pup….
I would just like to state a few facts here.
We have had TEACUPS for some thirty odd years. This size dog the GENUINE TEACUP dog that is, is suited to VERY FEW folk.
We do our UTMOST to ensure our genuine tinies land in homes with people who can give them all they require in life.
We do not want to or will not pass on tinies just to any person making enquiries. WHY ???? Well it has NOTHING whatsoever to do with the person making the enquiry but their lifestyle.
We do not want these pups ending up with people that are totally unfamiliar with what it takes to own a GENUINE TEACUP.
To sell to someone who cannot cope with this tiny not only means disaster for an unfortunate puppy but emotional upset for myself and the person buying the pup. People may think I go overboard, am neurotic over my pups, but people are all entitled to their own opinions. I am the one at the end of the day needing to live with my conscience – the reason I just may go overboard ensuring these pups end up with the owners they so deserve.
Some people making enquiries are very thankful for my honesty about these tiny dogs and are glad to see that I am just not another breeder that will sell anything just for the money. I would far rather NOT sell the pup than sell it to the wrong owner.
Yesterday 16 July 2013 I received an email from an interested party, the motivation behind my writing this for my site. The Lady in question wanting to be added to my waiting list for a teacup pup.
This lady got really upset when I sent her info regarding the way we operate with prospective buyers. Just a few of the pointers that UPSET this lady.
All these pointers would have appeared to upset this lady somewhat who then said she would just import rather????
To import a pup of this size – NOT a good idea unless you personally collect that pup and have the knowledge to care for that TINY.
MOST of the public are grateful when I point out to them the positive and negatives of owning such a tiny while others get uptight as did the person above and instead of seeing my reasoning for mentioning all of this, adapted a rather NEGATIVE attitude.
Sadly some of the public feel if they can afford this sized dog, want this size dog, then they have the right to own it. Well possibly with another breeder, but with my own treasured pups – I will not put or risk putting a pup of mine into a home that I know is not 100% suitable – NO MATTER WHAT someone thinks.
This is not a case of being arrogant, obnoxious or whatever – this is a case of taking the welfare of the pups we breed into consideration and placing them with owners we know can handle the responsibility of owning this very special treasured angel.
My purpose as a breeder is not to win the popularity contest but to be honest and ethical to the public who choose me to sell them a pup.
In closing ALL OUR PUPS CARRY HEALTH GUARANTEES. All our pups are registered, inoculated, dewormed, micro chipped. Sold with a contract of sale sterilization at 6 months of age NOT negotiable.
I thank you for your time and your understanding. Have a stunning day.
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TEACUP YORKIES BEWARE…..
Hi can you pls sent me info about your pups we are very sad mom and dad we got our first pup on friday and pass on saterday we were con we got a 4 week ond pup we were told its a T cup we are hart broken and woul love to replace our baby
Hope to hear from you
V V Z
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Very sad situation - A family that has obviously been CONNED by a breeder selling off a pup that is clearly NOT what it was sold as.
TEACUP pups are RARE. No matter how many people may claim to breed and sell them, they are rare. Not one day passes but we get enquiries for TEACUP DOGS.
So many of the public call us and discuss the teacup with us and tell us they are told the teacup is an unhealthy, sickly dog. We beg to differ.
This all depends on how that teacup is bred. We are often asked how many pups our teacup parents produce at any one time, NO teacup dog is ever bred with here, well it is simply not possible and anyone telling you the parent dogs are teacups – let the warning bells ring . We have never and will never breed extremely tiny dogs. We have NEVER and will NEVER interbreed dogs to produce these very small dogs either. INTERBREEDING IS BAD NEWS, all genetic and hereditary diseases, health issues the parents may carry in their genes, are almost guaranteed to be bred into these pups, resulting in those sickly, unhealthy pups and ultimate adult dogs, if they are fortunate enough to reach adulthood.
Our hearts go out to those of the public sucked in by con artists.
We sell ALL our pups with HEALTH GUARANTEES this includes the teacup size pup. If you breed something properly and believe in what you breed, there is no reason NOT to sell with health guarantees.
What do we hear via the public from the breeders they have purchased from:
Having been involved with teacup sized yorkies for the last 30 odd years I feel I am reasonably educated on this topic.
If breeders continue to interbreed dogs, as in Mother to Son and Daughter to Father and on and on it goes, there is no question that in time those pups will be weak, sickly pups. This should be TABOO.
Twelve and fourteen years of age and in some cases 16 years of age, I consider to be a good age for most dogs to reach.
Our own experiences with our own PET teacup dogs over the last 30 something years. They are inoculated, dewormed, sterilized and dentals done on them periodically to keep their pearly whites in good shape. Do they have any further issues with health problems? in 99% of them NO. The 1% may have had an upset stomach or the likes but those very tiny bundles of joy, usually pass away from old age.
One thing I would like to point out is that these very tiny dogs are NOT suited to most people. There is nothing we have not heard regarding how great most people are or will be as future owners of this scrap of a pup, some of the public are very understanding and realize that the information we pass on and the strict future owner’s acceptability to us, is for their own good. It is not a case of us having an issue with the individual at hand but their lifestyle.
We do not want to put anyone into a situation they cannot cope with and most of all we do not want any of our pups we breed, in a home that is not ideally suited to them.
If people claim to have the right lifestyle BUT DON’T or claim they follow instructions on the care of these babies BUT DON’T, they will hit a problem.
One other point to make clear regarding tinies. They are NEVER available in any quantity at any time. Something the public may find hard to accept.
We cannot breed teacup dogs to each other, they are just far too tiny. The parents of our teacups in general are far larger than the teacup. Most of the mothers are Miniatures as in 2.5 – 3.5kg adults and the fathers are pocket dogs ranging from 1.2 (not very successful stud dogs) 1.4 – 1.9kg and a couple are heavier in weight than that.
How do we produce these tinies? It is carried in some of our dog’s blood lines. NOT all of their blood lines. The reason they are healthy pups and healthy future adult dogs.
No matter what anyone may think, we are in no position to push anyone into position one just because they pressurize us to deliver to them when THEY decide. Sorry does not work like that. We have a waiting list and our pups are sold according to that waiting list. So if you are in a rush, please do not contact us, we will not be able to assist you with a pup at short notice.S
Some people who waited for their teacups are delighted and are back on our waiting list for another, however they realise it is a waiting game.
To sum up Teacup material owner – the pup/dog should be with its owner 24/7. They normally bond with one person. They may accept other people but in general look to that one person. They should be a companion to their owner 365 days of a year.
If you go on leave and your maid cares for your pet. BAD IDEA. If that dog is off colour and not seen to immediately you may hit a problem and end up with a dead dog. If this should happen it will not be a case of those sickly teacup dogs you get sold, but lack of responsibility from the owner – purchasing a dog they are not committed to. The reason we want to know your lifestyle. We cannot blame anyone for living their life but if that is what it is, YOUR LIFE then a teacup is not suited to you. No teacup dog is suited to being left home – its owner will be tuned into its wellbeing and pick up the least problem that pup or dog may experience.
A teacup is a one person dog. We are not keen to sell anyone a teacup that has small children. Reason being, no matter how well behaved any child may be, it is still a child, children run and play, do not think as an adult would. It is not to say everyone owning a teacup with children will have a problem but it is something to seriously consider when thinking of buying a teacup dog with young children in the home. It is only human nature to want to play and pick up a pup, you cannot expect any child to not be tempted.
When most people think TEACUP they do not realize the dedication required to owning that dog, something like having a baby to care for. People in general see it as something tiny that will not eat a lot or take up too much space and will be ideal for their postage size garden. This is all 100% correct but that pup/dog needs much, much more than a good home. It needs a totally responsible, informed owner. Someone who will go that extra mile. We will NEVER sell a pup we do not believe to be stable, healthy and manageable by its new owner. If for ANY reason any pup leaving us has a problem or the owner has a problem owning the pup, we want to hear about it immediately. The best way of communication with us is via email. Emails can be monitored all the time and are checked via computer or phone.
We are serious breeders and hopefully persons wanting to buy one of our pups is a serious buyer.
Last but not least. The teacup pup should not leave the breeder until it is at least 12 weeks of age, if not 14 and in the very odd case 16 weeks of age. If the pup leaves us at 14 weeks of age, all three inoculations will have been given, as well as the rabies inoculation. All pups leaving us will be micro chipped. All pups will be sold with a contract, all pups to be sterilized at 6 months of age. NO pup from us is sold for breeding, that includes - that ONE litter.
We are more than happy to assist anyone out there who would like more information regarding teacup pups. Do’s and don’ts etc.
Latest from Angela about her precious CHIANTI.....
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 6:21 PM
She is absolutely fine, happy, healthy, spoiled and amazing in every way. Hasn’t grown at all and is this sweet tiny little darling. I’ve attached a couple of photos.
thanks Angela for your continued updates and stunning pics.
What makes a happy healthy yorkie??? - Having the right owner.........
Below latest pics of Lil LADY STORM July 2013 - many thanks Caron
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FROM our mail bag...........
Just sitting here thinking how much I love my little boy. He is perfect in everyway from day one. It is like you had him all trained already for me.
When he goes out he sits like a little gentleman in his bag or on my lap. He adores all my animals and they adore him. He is super confident and is game for anything going. He cuddles and has so much love for a tiny tot. He communicates with anything he wants. He loves his bed time and has slept through the night from day 1. He is a little character through and through! Definitely worth the wait.
Have a happy weekend
Thank you Belynda for the pics 5 June 2013.
Thank you Lizelle - our aim as BREEDERS to get our pups to the right owners.
thank you HANNO for the stunning pics
Sterilisation know the facts… Your male pup...
So many people wanting a male pup – the reason being???? Well they need not be sterilized. WELL they should be. WHY????
It is amazing that in this day and age so few people actually know the benefits of sterilizing their pet be it dog or cat.
NO marking of territory, in other words, no lifting their leg. Amazing for me to hear from a lot of folk that they had NO idea that early sterilization would stop this behavior from ever starting.
A male pup can only mark its territory once it has become sexually mature. So neuter your pup anytime from four months of age. It can be done as early as 8 weeks if the jewels are where they should be. However rather look at 4 to 6 months of age.
The tinier dogs may and often do retain some baby teeth, vets are inclined to put off neutering until they can do the teeth as well. You cannot put off neutering a male much more than 8 months of age or the dog just may develop sexual tendencies. Very difficult to stop behavior once it has started – don’t put off indefinitely as it is only YOU that will sit with unwanted and undesirable behavior, NOT your vet.
Males believe it or not have better temperaments than most females. If any dogs have arguments here it is always the girls, never the boys.
Yes you can keep more than one male on your property provided you sterilize and then you can keep more than two males on your property. Always remember that an entire male is a threat to any other entire male dog often resulting in the tinier dog’s death because the larger male dog is protecting what he believes to be his territory, the smaller one protecting what he believes to be his territory. This is NATURE this is not a bad dog as so many of us LABLE them. What dogs do or do not do is a result of what we as their owners have allowed. One cannot expect a few males to live in harmony of all different sizes and breeds as well, if they all are unsterilized.
We then get - but the sterilization cost is a lot for us to pay out – well how about doing some financial management for it. Buy the pup at 8 to 10 weeks of age and at the same time keep so much aside for sterilization, next month add to that sterilization kitty. The following month add to the kitty again. When the time comes for the sterilization to be done, you have the financial means to do it.
Owning a pet these days is a big expense and if you are considering buying a pet, follow up on the monthly inoculations, the regular deworming, the sterilization, the dentals if required. Annual check up and booster inoculations. It is so much easier to put aside a hundred or two hundred rand a month into a kitty for your pet to ensure you have the means to do what needs to be done, without having to fork out a tidy sum when the time comes that the op or whatever should be done and you simply cannot afford it.
NON sterilization of your pet, simply means that you are not taking your responsibility of ownership seriously and if you do not believe in doing that you should not buy a pet in the first place – unless you want to become an ethical breeder and do the necessary and all that goes with being that ethical breeder, you should be morally obliged to see your pet is sterilized.
If these were your children would you adopt a similar attitude of well if they get pregnant or miss behave it will be fine with us????????? Somehow I doubt it. Apply the same strict principals with your pets. You do not want them being a nuisance to the public, or urinating all over your home and it is not a case of misbehaving pet but irresponsible owner.
Here is a mail received from a YORKIE owner regarding the situation she found herself in with her beloved cat – heartbreaking for her. Please public be aware of your actions or lack of actions. Do the right thing. STERILISE your pets for a much better life for not only them but yourself and other folk that may become indirectly involved.
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2013 5:04 PM
I think the mail above sums it up rather well. People who do sterilize their pets subjected to those owners who do not bother to sterilize theirs with very upsetting consequences for the “RESPONSIBLE” owners.
Simple solution to the problem, if you just can’t be bothered to be a responsible owner, rather opt for not being a pet owner at all.
Animal lovers feel the pain for the writer of the above mail. Hope you do to……
To have a litter of pups for the kids (OR NOT)???????
Firstly I would like to mention that ALL OUR PUPS are sold as pets (with contracts of sale) – not even for that ONE LITTER. STERILISATION AT 6 MONTHS OF AGE NOT NEGOTIABLE. We do not sell our pups for ANY form of breeding whatsoever and by doing this and having contracts signed it takes temptation out of people’s way.
People purchasing a PAIR of PUPS from different parents – when I hear that immediately I know these people want to breed.
Before going down that road make sure this is for you.
Having been involved with rescue since my teens and Yorkies for the last thirty odd years I have had the misfortune of coming across situations where those two pups from different parents have been purchased. A litter or two of pups have resulted and the owner of all, then deciding that this was not their scene, could not handle, could not cope and ALL dogs were rehomed. I had a case this week, 15 July 2013 Lady sitting with Mother, Father and babies and wanting RID OF THEM ALL. Not her scene. Are these dogs registered? NO. Why breed with unregistered dogs???
So many people fall into this trap. They buy two dogs let them have a litter or two and for every person that this is `100% fantastic and works out brilliantly for, there are goodness knows how many that realize this was a mistake, cannot handle this, costly exercise and so the list of we should not have gone this route increases.
Now the children are emotionally destroyed
Mom and Dad are ready to kill each other, as this was not the plan and so the aggravation continues and yes it does disrupt family life but the ones to suffer the most are the four legged ones.
DON’T say this does not happen, being involved with rescue since my late teens - it sure happens.
When this happens of course, in most cases all dogs are rehomed, sad but true. Who would want to buy a male dog that marks his territory all the time? NOT to forget there is a very limited market for adult dogs. So unless you rehome to people who are prepared to sterilize the parent dogs, use a belly band till Daddy dog realizes it is not the thing to urinate all over the show, people who care and will go that extra mile for dogs that are now in a situation. However most people want it easy and so the dogs end up with yet another person who wants to breed in the yard and so it goes on. Dogs put into this situation do not have a pleasant life. They are shunted from one owner to another most of their lives – kicked to the curb when their breeding life is OVER. The reason we sell for the PET market only.
This theory that it is beneficial for the children to witness the miracle of birth – in the past that may have applied but no longer does, as all you need to do is hire a dvd on the subject and your children see the miracle of birth without all the additional problems that go with it.
By all means if you want to buy those dogs and breed those dogs do so BUT ensure you are breeder material.
The Yorkie is very much a family pet dog and should be a house dog. If you want the puppy story make sure you are equipped to deal with the odd pup needing assistance by the human mother.
Ensure the female is capable of giving natural birth and watch her in the birthing process as the biggest yorkie can require a Caesar. If a pup is lying across the cervix instead of being in a vertical position but is in a horizontal position you are going to require a caesarian.
If your girl has a large litter – can she feed all those pups???? If not you will have to step in and supplement feed.
If you have a tinier than normal pup in your litter are you going to do that pyjama drill to ensure they eat throughout the night, do not get pushed out of the milk bar by siblings??? There is just so much more to buying two dogs to let have a litter.
Once your male dog of course has matured sexually. He is now opened up to the possibility of marking his territory all over the show and let’s be honest who wants a male urinating all over their home.
Here AGAIN we sit with dogs that end up outside dogs, dogs that are rehomed, kicked to the curb because they are DIRTY in the house. Whose fault is that? This is nature to mark territory. Something you encouraged, the day you decided to breed your dog and make him into a stud dog.
It is not a case of WE ONLY HAD THE ONE LITTER and now sit with this problem of having a dirty dog. Poor dog gets rehomed. NOT THE DOGS FAULT. If it is one litter or twenty litters, if he sires a litter he is STUD material.
Every single year without fail I get at least one caller telling me their sad story of how they now have landed in this situation. A situation they put themselves in in the first place. We all make mistakes but is it not better to do your homework, consider all the positives and negatives of having a litter of pups and then make an informed decision.
I also regularly receive calls asking for me to please buy their litter of pups, as the breeder who is someone with two pets that have been bred, has now got puppies and they want to go on holiday and the pups are a problem?????????? I helped out once but NEVER again.
By all means buy dogs and breed them but know that this is NO walk in any park, an expensive exercise if done properly. Walk before you run – in other words buy a dog or two and start off from there. Don’t buy a dozen and then decide this is not for you – sadly happens more than you would think.
Thank you for your time.
IN RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE ARTICLE
I am a regular visitor to your site. Came to know about you some 4 years ago when my good friend purchased two Yorkies from you. The moment I saw those two pups I was besotted with the breed.
I was one of those wanting a litter of pups not sure if it was for my children to witness birth, but more so for their mother to have more of this delightful breed. You would not sell to me because of my wanting a litter.
We bought two pups they grew up had a litter of five boys. WOW here I was thinking maybe one or two pups.
Time came for us to let the pups go. We realized we were not going to get that right so told the children they could keep a pup. Two children – one pup, came with its own set of problems. We ended up keeping two pups. Our Yorkies are all the bigger sized dog, not the petite size my friend has from you.
We lived in a townhouse complex and one day we were reported for having more than the two dogs allowed. We then had to look at the possibility of rehoming two of the dogs but which two? The parent dogs or the two pups that were now adult dogs? We painstakingly tried to make a decision as to what was best but realized that being animal lovers we could not rehome two of our dogs, we would have to move.
We were given a time limit to get rid of our other two surplus dogs. Our property did not sell overnight and my parents ended up having to babysit the two youngsters till we could take them back.
We moved and bought a property suited to our needs. This was a huge upheaval in our lives, new schools, a huge disruption to us. We were so settled with the previous property.
We now look back and we have our wonderful four Yorkies but have to wonder if it was worth all we have been through to have a litter of pups.
I must admit I look at my good friend’s situation she is in with her Yorkies and what we have been through and have to acknowledge that we did make a mistake with the choices we made.
We do not regret owning four Yorkies, the numbers are not an issue. I am sure you will realize as to the sacrifices we have made for them that we do love our dogs dearly.
A little part of me regrets never having taken the advice you gave me at the time NOT to breed with my pet dogs.
Thank you for the newsletters I get via my good friend. Thank you for the advice you gave me at the time although I did not take it.
Thank you Natalie for your mail. We all make decisions that impact on our lives and your four Yorkies are most fortunate that it was the humans making the sacrifices in their case and not them that lost their home. Thank you for being a caring, responsible owner.
My normal day begins with a cup of coffee in one hand and your website on my computer. This has been the norm for two years now. My visit to your site is normally a joyous event and an inspiration to start my day however today, it is very different. My face is soaked with tears, my heart is heavy and I am reminded of an experience I had not that long ago.I wish I had met a breeder who advised me against breeding with my dogs however I was encouraged to breed my pets. Only problem the female ended up far smaller than the male I purchased from the same kennel.I was ignorant so cannot really blame the person I felt had let me down badly. I should have surfed the net, read up as much as I possibly could, but did nothing.
The time came and my girl got preggy, overnight she was a balloon. I was so thrilled, I was going to be a Granny I was going to have pups, how many would I keep? All these pleasant thoughts filled my days and nights waiting for the big event.
I had planned to meet with my Mom for her birthday, take her out for the day to treat her which I did. I had no idea my yorkie Candice was at home in labour, no idea at all.I spent all day with my Mom and came home to the most awful situation, dead pups, a mother dog still struggling with labour. I grabbed her up and rushed to the emergency vet. The waiting room full to capacity. I tried to get their attention that this was an emergency. When they asked questions as to how this happened and how long the dog had been in labour – my answer was that I had no idea. The way they looked at me said it all. They took my girl away for an emergency c section. She was very weak and they warned me that this may be too much for her to get through. In minutes they returned saying she had died the second they administered the anaesthetic, three other pups remained and all were dead. She had been pregnant with seven pups.
I hope your website and the topics you bring to the notice of the public are taken seriously, if only I had been warned, been told, I would not have to live with what happened burning into my conscience each day of my life.
Thank you for your mail. I am so sorry for your situation.
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HOW to avoid complications with a tiny yorkie and an anaesthetic….
We must all realise that having an anaesthetic carries certain risks, be it for us humans or an animal……….. so one way or another, there is always a risk factor.
There are certain anaesthetics available that are supposedly 100% safe. The vets who work on the smaller Yorkies, seem confident that the risk to the animal well YORKIE in this case is minimal.
If we accept there is a risk factor to us as humans, does that stop us from having surgery?????? NO not at all. We put our faith in the Doctor and Anesthetist and we proceed with the surgery.
You have to do the same when it comes to you and your pets, dog, cats YORKIES …………….. I insist on all my dogs irrespective of size being sterilized…at a young age. WHY because a sterilized animal is a far more stable, happy and healthy animal. Many folk over the years have said they would rather not sterilize because of the fear of the dog dying on the table….. Does this happen? In very rare cases. One must also realise, you have a bitch (female) dog, and you do not sterilize her for fear of her dying under anaesthetic. It was thought before if a dog had pups she would be very unlikely to develop mammary cancer, however this has been proven to be incorrect. Mammary cancer is also developed in breeding dogs. Pyametra, infection of the uterus, if this goes undetected for a period of time, the chances are very good that the bitch will end up having to be sterilized. The risk to her at this stage is not purely the anaesthetic, but the fact that she has a major infection in her body, which would cause her to become weakened and debilitated. HER risks now are far greater of dying on that table than when she was 6 months old.
In all my years’ experience with rescue, Yorkies, Persian cats, and a good few other animals, I have had one yorkie die after a caesarian, 1 black swan die – under the second anaesthetic. One other yorkie die under the second anaesthetic….. severe damaged jaw from a dog fight.
If you consider that these fatalities span over 30 something years, and many animals later, is it really such a risk??????
Some information you should consider when an animal dog, yorkie especially the smaller yorkie needs an anaesthetic.
SECOND anaesthetics in close proximity to the first anaesthetic, can be extremely dangerous.
I have seen it happen to a friend of mine.
It has happened to me with a yorkie and a breeding black male swan.
Anaesthetics in close succession can be fatal. IF at all possible keep a good break in between.
We guarantee the health of our pups….
We are often asked how we can afford to do this when the majority of pups are sold with NO health guarantees at all. Especially guaranteeing the health of a TEACUP PUP.
Simple, we breed ethically and responsibly. We never interbreed our dogs and we do not breed from very tiny dogs either. The gene for the TINY is carried in some of our dog’s blood lines.
The recipe for disaster starts off with dogs being interbred and continually interbred, resulting in pups being born that have inherited genetic disorders from their parents and the very fact that these pups are interbred, almost guarantees these pups will inherit genetic disorders that may be present in those bloodlines.
Some breeders LINE BREED which is also linking up closely related dogs, however if a breeder resorts to this, it is usually as a means to improve the progeny produced and only the very best dogs are used with NO known genetic faults, in a breeding program of this nature. This practice is also not repeatedly done from the progeny derived from this sort of mating.
Unscrupulous continual interbreeding is a recipe for disaster.
The very reason so many professional breeders are totally against this small sized pup that arrives out of the blue often referring to it as the RUNT of the litter.
OUR TINIES WE PRODUCE IN THE ODD LITTER are a totally different story. We do NO interbreeding whatsoever, the tinies we produce are bred as a result of some of our dogs carrying the gene to produce that tiny in their blood lines. Hence we may have a brood bitch, (MOTHER DOG) of 2.5 kg or even more that will produce a tiny which will end up possibly 800gms or 1kg as an adult dog. Perfectly healthy from day one.
WE will NEVER pass on a pup we have any concerns with. The very reason we are more than happy to sell every pup that leaves us with a health guarantee.
What is the recipe for buying a tiny and having NO issues with that tiny???
Very important question for sure.
Do we have the tiny pup available by the half dozen or so????? NEVER.
The genuine teacup dog we refer to is a RARE dog, we do not breed irresponsibly to achieve as many as possibly to fill the dozens and dozens of enquiries we may receive on a monthly basis. This is not our aim at all.
We breed as nature intended, if that tiny is to appear it appears because it is carried in the genes, it is not produced because we have interfered with nature and increased the chances for it to appear. Pups bred by the engineered method could be facing constant uphill battles with their health on an on going basis and often till the day they die, which sadly can be a few days, weeks, months or just a few years. What does this sort of breeding of these tinies result in for the owner of these pups?
Continual vet bills, emotional turmoil, heartbreak to name but three.
If you ever think this is the dog for you – please take into account the following:
This sized puppy and dog needs to be in the possession of someone who sees it as a tiny needing all the love and attention and someone who is prepared to go that extra mile.
NOT SUITED to be owned as it is COOL, a fashion statement or just another number in a household.
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When the above Angel went to the vet his comments were that the only thing he had ever seen smaller, was a MOUSE. We reserve the right to VET the public wanting these very tiny pups. Unfortunately everyone has good intentions, but so many people think they can handle this mouse sized dog, when they clearly cannot. These sized Angels are suited to very few people.
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DANGERS of buying interbred tiny dogs... 2/10/2012
Firstly I must say tiny dogs, teacups and pocket sizes do not conform to any breed standard. OUR own dogs are all sold as PETS ONLY not for any breeding at all and that includes ONE LITTER ONLY. We DO NOT INTERBREED OUR DOGS & WOULD NEVER CONSIDER INTERBREEDING OUR DOGS - IT IS A TOTAL NO- NO.
OUR AIM IS TO BREED HEALTHY, HAPPY, SUPERB TEMPERAMENT, QUALITY DOGS IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR SIZE AT THE END OF THE DAY.
A lot of people just want that tiny scrap of a dog, they can take all over the show, a real true companion. As a result of this SOME BREEDERS have decided this is the way to go and followed some rather unethical procedures in order to produce these well sort after TINIES.
HOWEVER be cautious and donT fall into the trap of being sold a tiny dog tiny yorkie only to be saddled with a dog for the rest of its life that has inherited, congenital abnormalities, resulting in its owner, forking out thousands to have their pup/dog treated that it can survive first and foremost or live a reasonably comfortable life. INTERBREEDING increases the risks dramatically of pups being born with really nasty health conditions, HEREDITATY CONGENITAL ABNORMALITIES that is very distressing to both dog and owner.
I get calls DAILY about teacup dogs, people cannot believe when I tell them this is a RARE DOG but every other breeder out there claims to breed them WELL in most cases those are not teacup dogs to start with. In some cases they are the sickly, interbred little disasters put on this earth by some unprofessional breeders.
Yes we at MIJOY do have the genuine teacup dogs. The gene for the teacup and pocket dogs is carried in our dogïs blood lines, OUR TEACUP DOGS are NOT in any breeding program, they are just way too small.
What most people do not understand is once you start producing sickly, weak pups you have hit a problem that needs to be investigated.
ALL OUR PUPS CARRY HEALTH GUARANTEES ALL OUR PUPS ARE KUSA REGISTERED ALL OUR PUPS ARE IDENTIPET MICRO CHIPPED. We back what we breed.
Lets not get confused here, the YORKSHIRE TERRIER breed is well known for certain health problems as are most pedigreed different breeds of dogs. Some breeds are well known for A B & C while other breeds, E F & G and another breed type X Y & Z. So when we discuss inherited, congenital abnormalitieis, health issues like these do not form part of the health issues known to the breed.
TRUE OR FALSE????
The teacups are runts in the litter ïfalse, can you have three runts in a litter??
Tiny dogs are ALL sickly, weak specimens FALSE Our teacups do not fall into this category at all. Their normal lifestyle regarding vet consultations is inoculations, deworming, sterilisation, dentals. END OF STORY. They survive to 10, 12 and 14 years of age. Any tiny can live a long HEALTHY life if bred properly in the first instance, raised properly by the breeder secondly and thirdly being owned by an owner that takes care of this tiny dog PROPERLY.
Some tactics we have heard of being used by unethical folks out there:
The pup only drinks off its mother at this stage too small to eat solids???????????? What rubbish, the tinier the dog the younger the pup will eat, and we are not talking three meals a day but SIX MEALS A DAY.
The pup must be bottle fed by the new owner that is what the breeder is doing????? I personally would run for the hills if I was told that. It is always in any pups interest to be parent raised, I will do everything in my power before I resort to hand raising a pup, if I have to for any reason, it is only for a short period of time until that pup catches up and then it is back to being DOG RAISED. A hand raised dog is an unknown quantity, because it is not getting the nutrition it should be getting that it would get from a healthy mother dog and in a lot of cases not the quantity of food intake it should be drinking in those first few weeks of life.
Breeders reduce food intake to keep the pup small???? Sadly I have heard this, one poor woman was told to feed five dog biscuits four times a day to her tiny puppy. DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR BY THE BREEDER. Once the NEW owner took the pup over and after a while realised that this was not acceptable, the pup grew like an elephant.
All small sized pups have health problems, the reason they are small in the first place RUBBISH. If you have two children one is small the other much bigger child, does that mean your smaller child will or has health problems?????
Pups sold with very bad infestations of parasites and we are not talking worms here but the other gut parasites commonly known in dogs. In a young pup if left untreated this pup is going to end up far smaller than a dog without all these parasites and once the pups are treated by their new owners vets for all these parasites the pup is going to grow like crazy. I have seen this happen a number of times with pups purchased, sold as real tinies only to grow into large sized dogs. Some breeders are pretty well known for doing this.
Be extremely cautious who you approach to buy a teacup yorkie. Make sure you and the breeder have the same sort of idea what a TEACUP YORKIE is, insist on health guarantees.
One thing we have learnt over the years. You cannot rush into ensuring that a pup is a teacup, it takes time to find out, so no rushing in to buy that tiny at 6 weeks of age and pressuring the breeder to sell it to you as young as possible because that is often where the pup can start growing at an alarming rate. The only thing that will guarantee you a genuine tiny teacup dog is TIME.
If you have the lifestyle to own such a tiny dog that is one thing, but a good few of the public we meet with, are NOT teacup owner material and therefore we will not allow one of these very special babies to go to unsuitable owners.
Watch out for the many scams around especially regarding teacup yorkies.
I am looking for a small male Teacup Yorkie. I have read up on your website and the knowledge you have on these dogs greatly surpasses any other person I have spoken to. I understand having one of these small and delicate dogs is a full time job.
I have looked at the different sized Yorkies but have not purchased any as yet as my heart is set on getting a Teacup.
Firstly do you have any Teacup pups available and secondly what sort of price am I looking at for this particular pup ???
Thank you for your email. I have answered you directly. We owned our first 1kg yorkshire terrier some 30 odd years ago. Yorkies have formed part of most of my adult life. Watch out for scams regarding the teacup yorkie and advertised TEACUPS that are NOT teacups to start with. ALL OUR PUPS CARRY HEALTH GUARANTEES, ALL OUR PUPS ARE KUSA REGISTERED AND ALL OUR PUPS ARE IDENTIPET MICRO CHIPPED. ALL OUR PUPS ARE SOLD STRICTLY AS PETS TO APPROVED HOMES AND OWNERS, GENUINE TEACUP YORKIES ARE NOT SUITED TO MOST PEOPLE. THEY ARE A HANDS ON DOG - HOWEVER A DREAM COME TRUE FOR THOSE WHO OWN THEM.
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I have been a keen fan of your website for quite some years now. Congratulations on your recent achievement of 500 000 hits. You do put in a tremendous amount of effort on your site, so well deserved. I have a yorkie that is now 8 years of age, my niece made enquiries recently to purchase one for herself.
Amazing the difference in prices I paid a fairly high price 8 years ago for mine, she has been worth every cent. I am just amazed to see how many CHEAPIES are out there. Can you give me some insight as to why the prices differ so dramatically?
Another thing I have noticed a lot of yorkies these days are black in colour with the darker tan colouring on the face. My own is blue steel and tan, how can we ensure we get the blue steel and tan dog.
I was hoping for a Mijoy baby for my niece but she tells me when contacting you, you unfortunately did not have anything available.
Can you refer us to anyone or advise us.
Many thanks and keep up the good work.
Thank you for your mail, yes we unfortunately did not have pups available at the time of your nieces call to us. We do not go overboard breeding our dogs at every opportunity. We are all for quality NOT quantity.
In recent times I have been asked about the black and tan dog, why all of a sudden is the black and tan yorkie coming to the fore of the breed? Durban is one for saying that the majority of yorkies there are in fact black and tan, this info is from Esther who resides in Durban.
This last weekend we met up with Pat she was saying that the majority of yorkies in Hartebeespoort are black and tan. She has purchased three yorkies from us before, as has Esther in Durban. These dogs are all the steel blue and tan colour.
All I can think of is that the black and dark tan must be quite overpowering when it comes to the genes in the dog. We own one black and dark tan girl and she produces the proper blue steel and tan babies as the male is the correct colouring that we use. I am not sure where her colour originates from as her dog parents were not that colouring at all. If I had known at the time she was going to remain black and tan I would not have purchased her. Her father was a beautiful boy slightly darker than the norm, the mother a proper blue steel and tan. I purchased her at 8 weeks of age, at that age the majority of the yorkie pups are black and tan. They start changing colour thereafter.
Your question about the pricing of the dogs is quite simple. There are so many yorkies out there, bred by the dozen, sadly. It seems that people buy a male and a female then start breeding and obviously sell off the babies. The public in turn buy these babies and start the process all over again. The majority of these breeders, are not BREEDERS as such but people who own two yorkies. They have not researched the breed, they are breeding with dogs that look like yorkies. They could have any amount of undesirable traits, but that does not stop them. The reason BREEDERS should enquire for what purpose their pups are purchased. For every top show yorkie born ï¿½ dozens are born that are not show quality so that must give you an idea that top quality dogs are not that easily come by. Breeding quality yorkies - do not have to be as top rated as a show dog but should be a good looking specimen, having the desired qualities. Size does play a role, the breed standard calls for a dog of around 7lbs in weight. We had our first yorkie in the late 1970ï¿½s he was one kilogram as an adult dog. The sizing has changed dramatically over the years. Some yorkies ending up HUGE and others ending up very tiny.
Beware of those cheapies? So often a cheapy ends up costing you a fortune at the vet.
People or breeders, who have had pups and cannot sell them are the ones that reduce the price on the dogs. They do not want to sit with pups they cannot sell, so they reduce the price drastically. Yorkies today in some cases are selling at the prices I paid for yorkies 20 odd years ago and in some cases well under that price. This makes you wonder why. Consider everything else, NOTHING elseï¿½s prices have reduced over the last twenty years, why in some cases the YORKIES???? The cost to keep dogs, breed dogs has escalated dramatically in the last twenty years. We personally could not sell our pups at such low prices as the cost to breed them is just that much more. Our dogs are given the best, best vet care, best food, best everything. One cannot put a price on the time we as the breeders devote to our pups, every single day, numerous times a day, from the day they are born till the day they go to their new homes.
We, as I said before, we are not breeding pups by the dozen, we do not believe in it. No one can give pups the attention they need to turn out to be good natured, fantastic temperaments, socialised, etc if the breeder has pups in large quantities.
Our pups carry the following guarantees:
1. Our pups irrespective of their size all carry health guarantees.
2. Our pups are all KUSA registered, Identipet chipped, inoculated, dewormed etc.
3. We guarantee our dogs have superb temperaments
4. We guarantee our dogs are totally socialised, meaning, they are accustomed to cats, other dogs, small, medium and large in size.
5. They also come into contact fairly regularly with young children. Under adult supervision at all times.
Our pups are handled from the minute they are born. Numerous times a day. Our pups are not cage bred, our dogs are not kennelled. Another major point regarding our pups, they are all sold to PET homes. We are not interested in selling to breeders or to the man in the street that would like one or two litters. Our babies are sold to people who want that companion, the dog that sleeps on the bed, that goes to the park, that rides in the car. We are definitely not interested in our pups going into cages or kennels for the rest of their lives.
Our dogs are all sold with contracts, sterilisation at 6 months of age, which is NOT NEGOTIABLE. We have NEVER sold our pups to the breeding market.
I have spoken to you on the phone. I have given you a couple of names of people I do believe are reputable. It can be a dicey thing to recommend breeders and in the majority of cases I will not. If you do not find what you are looking for, by all means come back to me, we are expecting pups next month. We do have waiting lists unfortunately but we will do our best to assist you if need be.
Best of luck.
Thank you for all the info you give out to all the newcomers to the breed. I have learnt so much. I just have a problem I am faced with that I do not want to experience ever again.
We purchased a yorkie for our one teenage daughter some three years back. My other daughter is turning 13 in a few months time and we want to give her a yorkie for her birthday as well. We are looking for the bigger size, standard size if possible.
The experience with our first yorkie was most unpleasant. She had ringworm which we were not advised of at the time. Many visits later to the vet, we still could not get the problem under control. Eventually my daughter got the problem herself and in visiting the GP and treated by the GP we then treated the pup with the same medication and in a month, we had cured the problem with the dog.
Can you please give me some advice, I do not want to purchase another pup with this problem. How can I be certain the next pup I purchase will not have this problem. The breeder we bought her from assured us she was totally unaware of the problem at the time. Her vet backed her story up as well. How would my pup I got from her then have had the problem?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Sorry to hear of this unpleasant experience. I do not breed the standard size yorkies unfortunately. We may have the odd one here or there but very seldom.
Ringworm is a very unpleasant disease. It is quite possible the breeder was totally unaware of the ringworm on the pup.
I do not believe anyone intentionally infects anyone else with ringworm but it does happen. All it takes is someone wanting a pup to visit a few breeders, one after the other and handle that breeders pups. If one of the pups handled has ringworm, there is a fairly good chance that the ringworm could be passed onto the next unsuspecting breeder, who in turn may very well sell off that pup totally unaware of it being infected. (for those of you reading this mail and wondering what ringworm is it has nothing to do with worms, it is a fungal skin infection, contagious to man and animals) People underestimate just how easy it is to infect someone else or other pets.
This is the very reason we NO longer have anyone to our property, breeders public etc. It happened to us once before and was a nightmare, as we treated every single animal as a precautionary measure, to ensure no one was passed on a problem at the time. Sometimes it is very easy to overcome the problem and sometimes as in your own experience it is not.
I would be honest with the breeders concerned that you approach. Advise them of your experience in the past and ask them if they do have ringworm in their dogs to please not offer you a pup to purchase. I did this myself a good few years ago with a Persian cat breeder. I was involved with Persians for a good many years, showing breeding etc. I knew that some of the breeders had this problem and could not get shot of it. So when I enquired about purchasing a Persian kitten as a pet for our home, we had one at the time, I mentioned in an email to the breeder concerned that if she had ringworm in her cattery not to offer me a kitten. I never heard from her again and at a later stage it came out that she did indeed have ringworm in her cats.
You could also ask for a health certificate from a vet ï¿½ breeders vet. The health certificate should state that the pup is free from any skin disease and that the breeders own breeding stock is free from skin diseases. This should ensure that you are not offered a pup with a problem. The majority of yorkies out there are not infected with ringworm.
Best of luck. Keep me posted.
BEE STINGS & YOUR DOG
Sent: 30 August 2012 01:45 PM
Thank you soooooo much for the wonderful newsletter.
I will share my adventure of last night with you as it may be good to let other yorkie lovers know what to do when their baby gets stung by a bee!
My little Pookie got stung by a bee last night at about 8pm. Luckily I saw what she had and that she was trying to get something off her face. The bee sting was in her lip. I had to hold her and my husband tried to scrape the sting off but he had to use the tweezers as she was performing, however, after a while she slunk off to her basket and was shivering terribly and her face was swelling. I was very worried.
I called some friends and they said that I should give her anti histamine but I'm too scared to give my baby human medication as she's only 1.4kg.
Was at the emergency vet by 9pm and he gave her a full exam and a shot of anti histamine and said she should be fine within a few hours. He did add that if the bee had of stung her inside the mouth or on the tongue it may well have been .....
Am happy to say she woke up in fine spirits and when she was put outside she dug a big hole and played catches with her brother.
We travel a lot with our 2 yorkies so I bought 2 Rhineton 4mg pills and if it ever happens again I can give her a quarter tablet once off.
Yorkie owners - Please do NOT treat your own pets with medication unless approved by your vet.
Hello again Joyce
You won't believe the drama over the bee sting, Pookie took ill on Saturday, at about lunchtime she started shivering with fever and I had to go the the 24 hour vet again. He said it must have been something she ate and she got anti biotics etc.
This morning I took her to our vet and he looked at the paperwork from the emergency vet and said that on Wednesday night Pookie should have been given cortisone and she wasn't and due to not being given cortisone her liver and kidneys were still struggling to get over the bee sting.
One bee sting for a little dog like her is the equivalent of maybe 50 or so bees stinging a human and we would have been hospitalized for that.
Anyway all is well with Pookie but it just shows how important it is to go to your own vet that you know and trust with tiny, tiny dogs.
I am very fortunate as our vet also has yorkies and has owned a yorkie that was only 700g & has experience operating on such tiny dogs. He really loves my babies and makes them feel very special when we go.
Your QUESTIONS answered.... 7 August 2012
Thank you for all the questions received. Hopefully yours is amongst some of these.
Five week old yorkie with a grey mouth and tongue. Something you need to have investigated, see your vet without delay, this should not be the case, tongue and gums should be pink. Pup is obviously off colour, see your vet.
I have two male yorkies I have been advised to neuter at least one of them what do you think? I would be inclined to neuter both of them. A sterilised animal is a far more stable dog than an unsterilized dog. People who believe this impacts on the dogs temperament are in plain and simple English talking HOGWASH. Sterilise both your boys, this avoids sexual urges, should a girl in your area come into season your boy that is not sterilised will pick up the scent and in no time, become agitated and if at all possible will get out and go and investigate. Neutering your boys will avoid the possibility of this happening. Will avoid your dog marking his territory (lifting his leg). What most people do not realise a sterilised dog makes for a far more content dog, the male does not have to prove anything, hence you will never have your boy lifting his leg all over the show. It is a shame when people are not informed about the advantages of neutering boys and then sit with this territory marking at some or other stage. This can even happen if a friend or family members visits with another dog. Does not need to be a female on heat could be another male for example, this would increase the chances dramatically of your dog then lifting its leg, in order to make the visitor understand that HE is the king of this Castle. Spay and neuter YOU will NEVER go wrong.
6 week old half kilo yorkie is this a teacup pup? I would have to say NO. Some of my dogs at 4 and 5 months of age do not weigh half a kilo. What the public need to become aware of is it is the fashion nowadays, to claim to breed TEACUP yorkies. Firstly it attracts the publics eye, it fetches most of these supposed YORKIE TEACUP BREEDERS a better price than they would get for their pups if sold for what they actually are. Above all else because of the word TEACUP thrown in, the public will definitely rush out and buy the pup. One very good thing that is happening these days, the public are not being conned as much as they normally would be. They are cottoning on to all these con artists out there. We can only hope and pray that more of the public become aware of the ploys some of these people resort to, to sell their otherwise mediocre pups. It is a tragedy that every second person who owns yorkies, breeds those dogs irrespective of the quality of those dogs.
At what age should I spay my yorkie? The best age is around 6 months of age. The dog has not come into season as yet, so the owner avoids all of that. If you wait till the dog gets a bit older and does come on heat, you could have unsterilized dogs in your neighbourhood picking up on the scent, you could have a bloody discharge being passed by the bitch ï¿½ spotting all over your furniture, bedding etc. Most vets will not sterilise a female when she is on heat, they will advise you to wait till the season is over. Sterilise at 6 months, this will ensure you avoid all the hiccups that could develop along the way.
I am new to all of this, just bought my first puppy, what is a Doctor for a dog called? A vet for short, veterinary surgeon. Best of luck with your puppy. Find out who the vet is in your area and consult with him and ask for any advice you may need or he/she feels you will benefit from in the coming future.
Small property, small child, would a teacup suit me and my daughter? I personally would advise strongly against it. I am not happy to sell anyone a genuine teacup pup that has young children even kids in their early teens can play rough. A genuine teacup pup/dog is not a family dog.
How important are all those inoculations? I purchased a yorkie from the breeder, initially the dog had its first shot at 7 weeks of age and since then it has had no shots at all. I am quite concerned as the dog is now 7 months of age. My Husband says this is not acceptable do I have the dog injected again, the breeder does not think it is necessary at the dogs age? Please advise and many thanks for the trouble you go to to produce a site of such calibre. It is most important that all dogs and pups are correctly inoculated and at the correct time. If this was not done, take the pup to the vet, he will advise you what to do. He will definitely inoculate your pup again and he will advise you if he feels a booster shot in a month or two would be advisable. A pup is only fully inoculated once it has had all three of its initial shots and at this stage the pup should be four months of age. This is the age where this pup should also be sterilised.
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Some of these medications are as follows:
· Antidepressants may cause vomiting in dogs, elevated heart rate, raised body temperature, raised blood pressure and possible seizures.
· Flea & tick treatments can poison your pet if they accidently ingest them or receive treatments in excessive doses. Be extremely cautious and meticulous with dosages.
· Chocolate cake, or chips covered in guacamole may be great for you but your dog TOXIC. Some foods and beverages for humans are perfectly safe for HUMANS but not for your pets in some cases FATAL
· Chocoate products contain substances called methylxanthines that can cause vomiting in small doses and death if eaten in large quantities. Dark chocolate will contain more of these substances that milk chocolate or white chocolate. To kill a dog with chocolate would depend on the amount given, the type of chocolate and the size of the dog. Coffee and caffeine are just as dangerous to your pets.
· Alcohol poisoning can cause poisoning in humans and most certainly will cause some or other extent of poisoning in your dog. Symptoms may include vomiting, coma and eventual death.
· Avocados are poison to parrots Polly will not survive. In dogs, major toxic as well, Avos contain persin, will result in most cases with vomiting and diarrhoea.
· Macadamia nuts dogs may show signs of weakness, overheating and vomiting.
· Grapes and raisins. It is unknown why but your dog could have kidney failure if they eat enough of this. The smaller the dog the more the chances of this being fatal.
· Xylitol. Found in sweeteners. Including in sugar-free gum and candy. Instant drop in blood sugar level, resulting in weakness and seizures. LIVER FAILURE has also been reported in some dogs.
· Pain killers as in disprin, aspro and paracetemol. Paracetemol may be used in limited cases and only with an accurate dosage and not used in excess of five days. PLEASE check with your vet prior to self-medicating your dog with paracetemol. Your pet may very well have a health condition that the use of paracetemol may be contraindicated.
Still interested in giving your dog snacks and treats??????
Questions submitted to us via our site, email and by phone. 31 July 2012
Using liquor to reduce size of a puppy as an adult? Have you ever heard anything like this? I have been told this before, but anyone resorting to this sort of thing should be shot. All I am sure it achieves is destroying the health of the animal concerned.
I want to buy a CHEAP teacup dog, I am not interested in breeding etc so no papers required. If you cannot sell me one please refer me to someone who can. Teacup dogs seem to be the in thing. I think most people have lost their minds. Firstly a PROPER teacup dog is suited to VERY FEW people. It is TINY, it is a heavy, solid, robust pup of low weight. NOT a lightweight feather. This is where so many people make a BIG mistake. They have a low weight dog because it weighs eg. 900gms. The dog is considerably bigger than ours at 1kg or even one at 1.1kg as ours are solid, compact babies whereas the majority out there are as light as a feather. The teacup dog is a hands on pup and dog. 24/7 companion to its owner. If you produce the genuine teacup they will NEVER be cheap in price. We breed QUALITY not QUANTITY.... A genuine teacup pup is never available in QUANTITY anyway.
Can I put my name down with you to adopt one of your retired breeding dogs please?.... Sorry we do not sell or rehome our retired dogs. We are very fortunate not to have to do this. You can possibly contact other breeders and find out.
When I bought my 6 weeks old yorkie it was not inoculated my vet had concerns about this... All pups should be inoculated prior to leaving their breeder, they should also not be sold at 6 weeks of age. Minimum of 8 weeks of age, inoculation done at 6 weeks of age, giving the pup time to develop some immunity prior to leaving for their new home. Please take note that a pup is only FULLY inoculated when it reaches four months of age and only if all three inoculations have been administered. Times for inoculations, 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 12 weeks rabies vac, 14 weeks final inoculation. 16 weeks booster rabies if suggested by your vet. Annual booster a year after your final inoculation the normal inoculation, not the rabies booster. A year after the inoculation administered at 14 weeks of age.
Cheap teacup yorkies available in Johannesburg there is NO such thing. Beware of scams.
The yorkie pup I purchased had a docked tail my vet commented on this as being unacceptable these days - Yes for sure, no pup of ours will have a docked tail. This practice is not illegal but it is not condoned.
Can I gauge my yorkies size by its paw prints - to a degree I would imagine, if the paw is big, big pup, small paw, tiny small pup, but one would never know exactly how small small is or how large large is.
How will I know if my pup is a proper pocket size dog? Your breeder should have a reasonable idea however there is no rule regarding this. Your breeder can only work according to their experience and expertise in this field.
Will it be obvious by the size of the pup as it grows up if it is going to become a pocket size or miniature size yorkie? Absolutely, the bigger the pup the more it is going to grow. Remember never manipulate or try to manipulate your dogs size. It is what it is. Sadly so many people attempt to starve their pups to keep them small, some breeders do not feed them until they are considerably older also in an attempt to reduce their size. What one has to realise, that if a pup is compromised at an early age, by its health or starvation etc, it is going to catch up at some stage, so a very tiny dog that has deliberately been rationed feeding in all likelihood is going to catch up at the end anyway. Anyone resorting to this is cruel.
What is the average puppy weight at birth? I have had so many different opinions on the subject, one lady mentioned the pup would be teacup as it only weighed 78gms. Is this correct? It may very well turn into a teacup, it may very well not be a teacup. Birth weight fluctuates tremendously, depends on how many pups are in the litter, how well cared for the bitch was prior to delivery etc. For every pup that turns out to be what the birth weight indicates on these charts, 100 pups will not turn out the size as indicated by these charts.
My one adult yorkie had biliary and went into the vets to be treated and go on a drip. We have ticks on our property and have concerns that the pup we bought recently may also develop biliary. My vet suggested dipping them, what are the chances of the pup getting this problem? I believe any pup developing biliary has a problem surviving the disease. The smaller the pup, more chance of it not surviving. Dipping can be done, but far more easier to use a product available from your vet that you can either, spray on the dog pour on the dog or put at the base of the dogs neck. Treatments can come in ampoules that are suited to the size of the animal being treated. Very easy to use and very effective. If you have ticks and your dogs are going down with biliary best to treat monthly as a preventative measure.
At what age am I going to know if my pocket size pup is a pocket size pup? Breeder mentioned that it would be a pocket size as the weight at 8 weeks indicated a pocket size adult dog. It is very difficult and there is no guarantee what any pup is going to reach as an adult dog. Breeders can only work on what they have experienced with previous dogs they have bred. Very often a pup looks as if it is going to reach for eg. 2.5kg weight as an adult and it reaches 1.8kg. What most people believe with the yorkie - a pup in most cases will grow till 6 months of age and then become more robust, solid etc, fill out as some refer to it. The bigger the dog the more likelihood it is going to continue to grow past this age. Your dog is only 100% grown at 18 months of age. It may only have increased in weight in a very limited amount but there is a good chance that from 10 months of age to 18 months of age, you will see a weight increase and possible size increase, even if minimal. The smaller the dog the less likelihood of any major growth spurt at an older age.
ALL our pups carry HEALTH GUARANTEES
Mijoy, Good day.
Many thanks and you have a very nice website.
The pups are still very much babies at that age and what you see as trying to mate is actually them trying to show each other who is BOSS in the situation. It is known as dominance. You will find it even with sterilised dogs or pups that are older.
Google the net on dominance and you will find loads of info on the subject.
Best of luck with your pups.
From: Sharon B
I am most interested in owning a very tiny yorkie. I have heard a lot about tiny dogs most of my research has resulted in negative reports. However it has not deterred me at all. I do believe one just has to find the right breeder.
Would you be able to assist me with a teacup pup and how would you go about finding out if I were a suitable owner? I think I am, but what would you require from my side.
Many thanks. Looking forward to your response
Thank you for your enquiry. We do produce the GENUINE teacups. They are bred correctly, no interbreeding at all, they are not produced from mouse sized dogs either. We have a great success rate with very small dogs, as we do believe they are genetically meant to be tiny and as a result, are very healthy. You will only pick up problems with tinies if they are firstly bred from dogs repeatedly interbred on the assumption that by breeding like this the size of the pup is going to decrease. I personally would not know about that as we have never and will never interbreed. I have however come across enough members of the public over a good many years, who have been caught by buying the tiny yorkies that are bred like this. They would appear to be sickly and major frail. Another problem one could be faced with is the runt of the litter. The pup or dog is not meant to be that small but is as a result of having some or other health problem. You do not want to get involved buying a pup with such a background either.
It is risky buying a small sized pup. The reason all our pups irrespective of their size are sold with HEALTH GUARANTEES. One has to understand what that guarantee covers. Should you drop your dog and it dies, it will not be covered by our guarantee. However anything life threatening your pup may be diagnosed within the first year of its life will be covered by our guarantee.
Are you a suitable owner of such a small pup/dog? You have to decide on that. I will not sell tiny dogs to people with small children. Not that I have anything against small children, but children want to play with the dog or pup and the small sized dog would not be particularly interested, it is more a dog for an adult and fits into the lifestyle of being spoilt beyond belief and taken all over the show with its owner. A constant companion. If I think of small children and dogs, the dog should be bigger than smaller. Accidents happen and it is far better for the family to decide on the bigger sized dog than the smaller one.
Children who tease dogs should be taught that is unacceptable behaviour. The smaller yorkie is going to snap and bite at children who are allowed to behave in this manner. The larger yorkie will just keeps its distance. I personally do not want to place any of my pups in homes where there is the slightest possibility of the pup or dog being manhandled by children. Parents should stop bad behaviour in its tracks.
Who do I consider the right owner for a real small dog? It is simple.
IF you work and the dog stays home - Bad idea
If you work and the dog goes with you fine
Is the dog going to be with you all the time if so fine, if not bad idea.
When you go on leave, what will happen to that pup/dog ï¿½ leave at home with maid, cousin, housesitter, granny BAD idea.
Go on leave and the dog goes with you to Pet friendly accommodation ï¿½ fine with me.
I do not believe any school goer, student, varsity student etc is a good choice of owner for a real tiny dog WHY in time it will be parties, outings, boyfriends and so on, what happens to the dog - ???? I will not even go into that, as the bottom line for any tiny should be that it is with its owner 24/7. No school goer, student etc can offer the pup 24/7 companionship.
I get often told that the pup is for the child or varsity student but the Mother will take care when they are not around good or bad idea? Bad idea. The tinies attach to one person, not an entire family. They will be quite happy in a family environment, but they will look to one person for everything. IF that person all of a sudden is missing what then? If the mother steps in and cares for that baby when the student or child is at varsity or school, in time that tiny is going to be the Mothers dog, will not spend any length of time with the student.
Dogs are going to prefer the person that does everything for them. We try our best to place our tinies in homes that are suited to such a small dog.
Irrespective of how well behaved your child is around animals, the tiny is not suited to children, they need the bigger dog to play games with, catch balls, jump up and down on the bed be a real friend and companion to the child. NO tiny is suited to that type of lifestyle.
You be the judge, do you have the lifestyle of committing to a pup/dog, 24/7 365 days of the year? If not you are not a suitable owner. Some of the public think this is totally ridiculous, while others are more than happy to do it. It is the ones that are more than happy to be there 24/7 365 days of a year that we will sell tinies to. The tinies should be treated like a child in the household.
Remember the genuine teacup is a RARE dog. Never available in any quantity. We have a waiting list. If you consider yourself the correct owner and would like to join our waiting list and be patient for that ultimate tiny, you are most welcome to do so.
From: C O UPDATE SADLY JODY PASSED AWAY - NOT FROM MIJOY - HOWEVER CARON HAS A BABY OF OURS NOW.
Sent: 16 February 2012 03:41 PM
Jody is a very special little girl with a personality of note and an absolute baby doll!
I got her from a breeder when she was twelve weeks old she was born on the 13th April 2011. She was a healthy puppy until she reached about 15 weeks of age.
She showed signs of hyperactivity where she seemed uncomfortable and could not settle for a minute and throughout the night. A very tiring experience, as Jody and the other two yorkies sleep with me and my husband and we could not sleep at all. I immediately thought that she had cramps maybe something she ate that I did not see. She just deteriorated over night. The next day she seemed very off balance still eating though. I took her to the vet who gave her sugar and said to watch her. By the morning she was head pressing and had become disorientated and blind walking along the walls. I panicked and took her to three different vets in one day to actually get one that wanted to take on the responsibility of such a sick little dog. By the end of that day without any x-rays or sonar the vet took one look at her and admitted her. Bloods and bile test showed a liver shunt. She stayed well for a week or two then we would go through the same procedure. I was recommended that I take her to a certain specialist who is excellent but very busy. He did sonar and x-ray and could never detect the shunt and took it for granted that it was an internal shunt. I was to put her onto LD Hills and feed her lascon and antibiotic twice a day. She was well for a while and then we went away in December. She contracted a bacterial infection. I phoned the specialist vet who would not take my call as he was too busy. I felt so stranded and scared as her symptoms where the same as before. I had no option but to take her to the local vet who was so lovely and helpful. He said it was the antibiotic that was causing her problem and that is was a very old fashioned treatment. At the time she only wanted to eat the yorkie food and kept stealing it from the other yorkies, he said that I can feed her the yorkie food with no problem at all. I tried to phone the specialist again who could not take my call and dealt with him through his secretary who did not really know what I was trying to ask. All I wanted was for him to confirm the diagnosis and treatment. She worsened to the point that I thought we would loose her she literally could not walk. I took her back to the vet for about the 10th time that holiday and he said I must wait for one minute so that he can phone Dr Lobetti in Bryanston Johannesburg to give him an idea of what to do. Dr Lobetti was himself on holiday in Ballito, he took the call and helped us. He wanted to know when we where going home as he wanted to admit her and visit her the same day in Ballito. We where going home the next day. Between them they spoke and gave her meds that would see her through the travel and would make her comfortable. He then made arrangements for Bryanston to admit her as we got home so that they could start with tests and getting her better. We had to put her on a drip, do a blood transfusion, feed her proteins, vitamin B injections. She was so sick I really did not think that she would make it. Within 3 days Dr Lobetti was home and took her over immediately. He said she has a liver problem as it shows in the bile and blood tests but not a confirmed shunt. You can only confirm a shunt if you can see it on the sonar or if you have had a biopsy done. He said that the medication that she was on had caused her to get a bleeding ulcer which was causing her to reflux and have excessive pain. He changed her antibiotic and gave her liver vitamins to cleanse as well as reflux and ulcer meds. She stayed in hospital for 3 days by then she did not want to eat as she was missing home and starting to fret. He said it was best for her to go home. He sat with and explained exactly what I had to do to take care of her. She was getting better but not 100% he took my call everyday day and asked that I call him every morning so that we can monitor her progress. She would be better one day and down the next. I had to take her back every 3 days or so that he could re-run the bloods to monitor the changes. He put her back onto her liver diet which is now Royal Canin Hepatic which she absolutely loves and eats. I still phone him every week to keep him updated on her progress. I had to actually phone him today and he is so happy with her that he said I do not need to phone again unless I am not happy with something.
She is a picture of health, so playful, happy, full of energy and she lovesï life.
I highly recommend Dr Lobetti from
I literally drive from Bedfordview to see him.
Can you overfeed a TEACUP DOG????
Another question from my website.
The only time any pup, teacup or any other size, may overeat is if the dog has worms, or parasites in the gut. The reason all dogs should be checked out regularly by your vet, dewormed regularly and a stool sample or flotation done (as often as suggested by your vet) to ensure your pup or dog is parasite free in the gut.
A genuine teacup pup needs to eat 5 6 meals a day within a 24 hour period, this includes during the night. This is important as the smaller the dog, the quicker the dogs metabolism. The smaller the pup the earlier it will begin to eat - our teacup pups start eating solids at anything between 18- 21 days of age. Once they start to eat solids they must still have the opportunity to drink from their mothers as well. Mother will visit them regularly during the day and stay with them most of the night.
You can offer a genuine teacup pup/dog unlimited food 24/7 and it will remain the genuine teacup sized dog it is genetically meant to be.
STARVING, RATIONING A PUPS FOOD INTAKE IS CRUEL AND CRIMINAL. NO DOG OR PUP WILL BECOME A TEACUP SIZED ADULT BY STARVING OR RATIONING FOOD. You will however end up with an unhealthy, lightweight, problematic dog at the end of the day. A walking skeleton. With possibly unlimited health issues.
A genuine teacup will never survive being rationed food, such a tiny baby needs constant nutrition.
AS ALWAYS - ALL OUR PUPS CARRY HEALTH GUARANTEES
Hanging ears on a yorkie, my pup is 6 months old, his ears hang what can I do???
The larger breed of the Yorkshire terrier are inclined to have ears that are down till they are about 8 to 10 weeks of age. They can be taped up however, this will strengthen them and in no time they should be up permanently.
Remember to remove the fur off the top third of the ear, you can clip it or the best way to do it is to use a moustache clipper. The inner and outer top third of the ear should be shaved. If you leave long fur on the ears and the dog has a thick coat, you may just find the ear will hang and in time, will be permanently down.
Some dogs ears just never lift, which is a breed fault. Most of the smaller sized yorkies ears are up from birth.
If your pups parents have hanging ears or dogs prior to his parents, you could be faced with a dog that is always going to have hanging ears. Dogs with hanging ears should never be in any breeding program.
A question that came via my site recently.
Can an uninoculated dog visit my inoculated dog?
We have to look a bit further than this initial question. When you say your dog is inoculated, has it had all the inoculations required. If it is a pup I would not be keen to mix any uninoculated dog with it until it is over four months of age at which time, it should be fully inoculated. Puppy inoculations are as follows:
6 weeks - First inoculation
10 weeks - Second inoculation
*IF you are in a RABIES area, inoculate Rabies at 12 weeks of age and a booster shot at 16 weeks.
14 weeks - Third inoculation and rabies
18 weeks - Booster Rabies if suggested by your vet. OPTIONAL
Once a pup is around 16 weeks of age you can safely assume your pup is fully inoculated. Inoculations are repeated as above to ensure that should any of the inoculations at anytime for whatever reason not take effect in protecting your pup, the follow up inoculation will.
If your adult dog has had all its shots as a baby and then its annual booster shot and rabies, you can safely visit with an uninoculated dog. HOWEVER, the owner of that uninoculated dog must get the dog inoculated.
The well known illnesses that can infect your dog that if not inoculated are Parvo also known as cat flu, although it has nothing at all to do with a cat.
Puppies and young dogs are prone to Parvo, not older dogs.
Distemper can affect any pup or dog at any age if it is not inoculated.
Speak to your vet, protect your pup and dog. NO dog or pup should not be immunised.
WHY do I point out to the public about doing research prior to breeding their pet yorkies???
Simply because the market at this point and for quite some time now is flooded with yorkie pups for sale.
It does not affect us personally as breeders, as we have been around for many years and are well known for breeding, HEALTHY,
REGISTERED, MICRO CHIPPED, INOCULATED, DEWORMED, CONTRACT INCLUDED, HEALTH GUARANTEED PUPS.
Religiously we get contacted when it is holiday time approaching, we are offered litters of yorkie pups at reduced prices IFwe buy them all or can sell them to our buyers?????
Would we do such a thing ? NO we have no idea how those pups are raised, what lineage they are from. What their health conditions are like.......... People who decide to breed their PETS must take the responsibility that goes with BREEDING and ensure those pups are placed with the best homes possible. Sometimes long before the last pup has been sold, the NOVELTY of having pups has worn off and all the hard work that goes with it. VERY often the parent dogs are then put up for sale, to RISK being landed in the hands of yet another wannabe dog breeder.
If you want to start breeding any breed of dog, do your homework first, research as much as possible on the breed. Purchase from a reliable source that will guarantee the dogs they are selling you. You do not want to BURN your fingers by buying from the wrong BREEDERS as have so many people before you. Quality Yorkshire terriers do not come cheap.
Your aim to become a breeder is to buy the best foundation stock to start your breeding program.
****Be extremely cautious of Breeders selling pups without a contract of sale, without health guarantees, as this is a quick buck to most of them. If or when a problem arises, they are very quick to come with really LAME excuses and IGNORE one after a period of time. You have been warned.
REMEMBER IN THE MAJORITY OF CASES - THE BREEDER OR OWNER OF THE PUPS YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN - HAS ONE THING ON THEIR MIND - TO SELL THEIR PUPS - IRRESPECTIVE OF WHO WANTS THE PUP AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE. Breeders who breed pups by the dozen land in this sort of situation - the very reason we do not breed our dogs in quantity but opt for QUALITY.
WOW INFO ON THAT TEACUP DOG AGAIN............
It is obvious by the width of this dogs back in my hand that she is NOT a scrawny, underweight teacup dog of 18 months of age but a solid, robust dog, she is in the vicinity of 780 odd grms. Adult dogs of this weight are MAJOR RARE. She has been sterilised, way too small and NO teacup dog is used or has ever been used in our breeding program, impossible.
If you are told teacup dogs are being bred from - they are not teacup dogs to start with. We do not breed our small pocket dogs either. WAY TOO SMALL
DO NOT starve your pup in an attempt to keep it small. VERY unhealthy and irrespective of what tactics you use, a dog will only be a genuine TINY if it is genetically meant to be one. Manipulating your dogs size or weight, is only going to result in you ending up with a very UNHEALTHY, underweight, scrawny dog. We have been producing TINIES for many, many years. HEALTHY, ROBUST, they live long healthy lives, the reason we sell ALL OUR PUPS WITH HEALTH GUARANTEES........ We are PROUD of our genuine HEALTHY TINIES.............
We must however, as always point out that these GENUINE TINIES are suited to VERY FEW OWNERS. Are they sickly? NO, not at all, are they weak? NO not at all. It all depends on how they are bred and raised. NO breeder can tell you a pup is a teacup at birth or at four weeks of age.
99% of teacups advertised as such are NOT TEACUP DOGS in the first place.....
The photo below and many that grace our website are of BABYGIRL, the dog at 18 months is actually lying in my hand with her head up......
Please do not expect us to produce this size dog by the dozen, it does not happen.
WE LOVE YOU BABYGIRL.... Born to shop, she goes with me - everywhere......
She has NEVER been separated from me, when she was sterilised, the vet (thank you - greatly appreciated) sedated her on my lap, took her for her op, returned her to me as she was waking up. He monitored her until such time as he was happy for her to leave. VERY short period of time. This little girl, did not suffer one seconds ill effect of being sterilised. Marlene Kraft's GENUINE Teacup from us was also sterilised by our vet, and her comments, regarding Cloe's sterilisation - she did not even appear to have had an op.
STERILISATION IS MAJOR IMPORTANT
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MIJOY breed ALL sizes of YORKIES, however we rarely have the Standard size available. ALL our pups carry health guarantees. All our pups are KUSA registered. All our pups are sold as PETS only. We breed QUALITY not quantity. Our pups are totally socialised, they make stunning Companion pets for GENUINE animal lovers
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What you need to know about the fascinating GENUINE TEACUP pup.
This site is packed full of interesting information on the smaller sized yorkie. Take time to read and take in all the info on this site. We R teacup yorkies. We own them we produce them they are the real thing. They are healthy, all our pups irrespective of their size all carry HEALTH GUARANTEES...
NO TEACUP is used in our breeding program and never has been and never will be. Weigh up what you read by all those who claim to be in the know.
A couple of things to consider when thinking of purchasing a genuine teacup pup!!!!!!!!!!
How safe are you in buying a TINY????? As safe as you can be with the breeder of your choice. It is not only the TINY yorkies that can have issues health wise, try all sizes of yorkies. Here again, choose a breeder who is more than happy to guarantee the pups they breed. Do not fall for a sales pitch and be very concerned with breeders who have so much to say about other breeders normally that little green monster hanging around again and some sadly are just bent out of shape, sad but true as they say if you cant take the heat get out of the kitchen we are proud of what we breed and what we stand for. Thank you to our loyal dog owners, for your unwavering faith and trust in us.
The GENUINE TEACUP is suited to very few pee. MIJOY will NEVER sell any tiny we feel is not going to a suitable home and the right owner.
We reserve the right to sell to approved homes only
NEW DOG ACCESSORIES .....
No more marking...
FEAR of DOGS.... No laughing matter
A couple of weeks ago I went to collect my Granddaughters from crèche. I went to fetch the toddler who was in a class of about 15 other children. The kiddies were outside, had been playing but were now on the patio being offered refreshments.
Out of the blue this little guy started screaming, we had no idea what it was about, but to look at him, he was really spooked. The one Caregiver picked him up, thinking that would pacify him, but nothing seemed to be working to calm this child. I could not work out why the screaming was directed at me, only once I realised what he was looking at, did I realise what the screaming was about. I had two teacup yorkies in a carrier bag. Not that easily detectable to most. This little child of maybe a year or so, had noticed the dogs. The screech of total fear deafened the place. Two assistants started laughing and making light of the situation.
I could not help myself ï¿½ I told them this was actually no laughing matter. Such a small child, to have such a fear of such tiny dogs especially dogs contained in a carrier, not even out of the carrier, really bad news.
I also have been in the Company of an adult petrified of dogs. It is a sad thing to see. The person actually freezes at the sight of a dog and ends up leaving. Again the size of the dog is immaterial, just the sight of a dog triggers the fear reaction...
This person in particular, I have witnessed on many an occasion trying her best to overcome her fear, but just gets more and more panicked.
Donï¿½t let your child become a victim of fearing dogs.
The worst of it, dogs will pick up on a person/child having a fear of them and they in turn seem to be more drawn to that particular person/child.
Anyone suffered with this and overcome it???? Please drop us a line.
ITCHING, scratching dog - read more
Always ensure your dog has been diagnosed by your vet prior to trying any alternative treatment.
ALL OUR PUPS ARE MICRO CHIPPED
We first were introduced to the IDENTIPET
Micro chip in 1994....
PROUDLY MIJOY BABYGIRL 14 MONTHS - GENUINE TEACUP
I hear it repeatedly from the public, they are neir really
BABY GIRL .....
NEVER LOOK DOWN ON ANYBODY, UNLESS YOUï¿½RE HELPING THEM UP.
LIFE WITHOUT GOD IS LIKE AN UNSHARPENED PENCIL ï¿½ IT HAS NO POINT
WISHING YOU LOVE IN YOUR HEART...
PEACE IN YOUR SOUL...
Sterilising your PET read more
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