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I just want to share with you my two spoilt brats so that you can see how well they are doing. These photos were taken when they were on a “playdate” J. This is their hotel whenever I go away and I cant take them with.
They are both doing very well. Ivar is the busiest little dog and irritates Rocky sometimes beyond believe.
Thank you for trusting me with them. They are my pride and joy!
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The reality of the teacup dog…
In recent days I have been inundated with people having been scammed looking to buy a teacup dog ….. Pekingese’s, Chihuahuas, Yorkies etc.
If you are on the market to buy any breed of teacup dog DO YOUR RESEARCH find out what the going price is for this size dog… I have no idea what pekes or Chihuahuas that are ultra-tiny sell for. However the breed itself is a far cheaper dog than the yorkie is. QUALITY YORKIE THAT IS.
People who are scammed and paying out R2 000-00 and R3 000-00 for a teacup YORKIE dog to a SCAMMER are scammed simply because they do not know any different, if they did contact breeders for genuine teacup dogs of which there are very few, I am still to find the first breeder in SA other than ourselves who produce dogs reaching adult weights of one kilogram or less on a reasonably frequent basis. Most breeders selling teacups to the public are selling them POCKET sized dogs that are considerably cheaper than a genuine teacup dog.
When I speak about a genuine teacup pup and dog. I am talking about a tiny dog, that is well built, has weight behind it no matter how little that pup or dog weighs it is a solid robust pup, not a dog or pup that one gust of wind it is blown clean off its feet, there are a good few pups and dogs out there that fit this description. We are not one of those breeders. Our dogs may weigh 1kg but in comparison to a light weight 1kg dog, dramatically smaller.
If you want that ultra- tiny dog, MICRO TEACUP dog, genuine teacup dog, call it what you want, you need the lifestyle to cope with that size dog.
If you are sold a TEACUP dog and there is no night feeds, pajama drill it is not a teacup dog. Teacups do not survive if not fed night and day. IT is months of around the clock feeding.
I get calls from the public every other day one Lady for example said her pup did not eat from the day she took it from the breeder till the following day midday. The Breeder said it was because the dog was dewormed, this was normal. Sold as a teacup, at three months of age already weighing 1kg, not a teacup dog. I did not want to burst her bubble when she told me this as immediately I knew this could not be a teacup dog it would not survive without solid food all that time.
It is the fashion anyone selling pups adds the label of teacup to their advert, the pups fly out the door, but the public have been suckered in once again.
Tell your breeder of choice what size dog you are expecting to be a teacup, the weight of the dog you want, ask them what weight they consider to be a teacup size dog. You yourself may not be sure what size dog a teacup should be. I am told we have one 1.8kg. The best way you can ensure you get as close to as what you want is to talk weight, but then so many breeders say they do not weigh their pups, this again to my mind is a story.
Buying a genuine teacup, micro teacup whatever, is no walk in any park even if your pup has no hiccups at all along the way. It is a huge responsibility, it is not for a month or two but for months and months to come, it is no fashion statement, or something you can flaunt as owning. This is a breathing, little life. We go all out to ensure who buys these pups are indeed clued up first and foremost and realise what it takes to raise that tiny.
I do my utmost to ensure no pup of mine becomes a statistic in the wrong hands. Some of the public do not like it, if I have reasons for not selling them a dog, or pup should I say, that is their problem not mine. There is no grey area when it comes to owning this size dog, it is as clear as night is night and day is day, black or white, you either go all out and handle this pup like a baby or you buy something else.
People who want this size dog yesterday are what we call IMPULSE buyers and those are not the right buyers in the majority of cases. Most people wanting the genuine teacup dog are people who have longed and dreamed of owning this tiny dog most of their lives and when they are finally in a position to do right by that pup, have the right lifestyle to own and raise that size pup and dog, they decide to buy one.
We NEVER have teacups available they are placed with people who have joined a waiting list.
We have bred and owned adult dogs of weights of 550 and 600gms dogs that live long healthy happy lives.
If a pup of ours turns out to be ultra- tiny we will think long and hard before we pass it on.
It is always about the pup – not about anything else.
We have produced the ultimate tinies for the last twenty years.
OUR TEACUP PUPS – GENUINE TEACUP PUPS.
Patience is required when joining a waiting list, this is not a pup you come across every other day. They are NEVER available in numbers. They are bred as nature intended.
We do not interbreed nor do we breed with small sized dogs.
Teacup sized dogs are not capable of breeding. We only sell our pups as pets.
REGISTERING A PUPPY
This last week, a Lady called me asking if I do what other breeders do, sell my pups registered or not registered. I said no I don’t. My pups are all registered. I asked her what her reason was for asking me that question. She said well registered is one price, unregistered dramatically less? I said when you get told that STORY, you must see red flashing lights. To register any pup is inexpensive, roughly R100-00 tops R150-00 so why would a breeder halve the price of a pup if they did not register it. ??? Makes you think? Well the answer to that is simple enough – the pup cannot be registered the reason it is a cheapy to begin with.
It must also be taken into consideration when purchasing a pup the quality of that pup. This makes quite a difference to the purchase price of a pup. Something like buying a Merc and a little run around.
Again some may not like my take on this, but a lot of dogs bred from should not be bred from, they are anything but breeding quality dogs.
We do not profess to sell TOP SHOW DOGS at all but we do profess to sell quality, healthy, robust pups.
The quality of Yorkshrie Terriers and Biewer Terriers out there in a lot of cases leaves a lot to be desired. I am often told we do not want to pay a lot of money as we are not looking to breed.
We do not sell any pup irrespective of its size for any form of breeding whatsoever. Sold to the public to homes where they are a forever member of that family.
We tell it like it is, we may not be liked for it, but that is just too bad.
I am happy to assist the public where i possibly can, in buying a teacup dog but i do not and will not comment on other breeders or their dogs. Some breeders delight in ripping others apart that is not who i am. I am very proud of what i own and what i breed. I do not have to resort to bad mouthing anyone, if i lived another lifetime i could never supply the pups i get enquiries for and that most certainly goes for the teacup dog.
Just remember you should be asking your breeder of choice why they are selling a partiuclar pup as a particular sized future adult, bearing in mind that it is not an easy thing to be a 100% accurante allt he time, sometimes we get it wrong but most times we get it right.
Below pic sent in by Mirella from Durban, daughter photographed with their MIJOY little yorkie girl.
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The Genuine Teacup Dog….. Read all about them
Before reading this information ask your Breeder of choice what do they define a teacup pup and adult dog as…..
To the seasoned BREEDER a miniature is not the small sized yorkie but an adult weight dog of 2.5 to 3.5kg in weight.
As I have said repeatedly there is no breed standard for teacup and pocket sizes therefore it is the Breeders interpretation of what they consider these sizes to mean.
Below is a few guidelines you may like to consider when looking for the ultimate tiny pup and future TINY ADULT DOG.
However it starts with you as that future owner, are you the right owner?
Do you have the lifestyle to own and raise that ultimate tiny sized pup and dog?
The public contact me and advise we have a teacup or three, I ask what is that dogs weight - in my book MY BOOK, anything but teacup sized dog…… The GENUINE TEACUP PUP is a rare sized pup.
I am regularly asked how does one know if the pup at hand is a teacup?
What should it weigh?
What should it have weighed at birth etc ?.
It now weighs X at this age X weeks, is this a teacup dog?
The answer to these questions is simple. WAIT AND SEE.
There is no RECIPE to produce this size dog, some breeders do some real strange things in order to breed them or rather should I say “attempt” to breed them.
(1 )They starve them,
(2) Ration their food intake
(3) They interbreed them
(4) Breed with very small dogs.
A proper teacup pup cannot be starved or its food rationed, as it will never survive as simple as that. The smaller the pup the more frequent that pup has to eat and if it does not get that food to sustain its sugar level, you have one problem HYPOGLYCAEMIA.
Over the years I have heard of people buying these small sized dogs and a container of glucose powder given when the pup is handed over. This is not a safe practice for any pup. Once the glucose powder is withdrawn the pup will either eat up a storm or possibly not survive that much longer.
One has to wonder why anyone with a heart would deliberately UNDER FEED a pup to make out it is something it is not.
INTERBREEDING comes with a whole set of problems, I have heard Mother is bred to son, Father to daughter I have been told before this is the recipe to produce teacups. WELL all I can say is pups bred this way are at risk of developing all sorts of health issues as any PROBLEMS in their bloodlines are doubled up on if bred in this way. Producing pups in this manner produces, sickly, unhealthy problem pups that become problem adult dogs. Never away from the vet.
Last week a member of the public told me they were sold a pair of teacup breeding dogs, well there is NO SUCH THING. They are way too small to breed with. Needless to say the person telling me said both dogs ended up far larger than expected and have never produced the first pup. ?????
Breeders work to a growth chart and in some cases it is spot on and in other cases anything but correct.
There is only one way you can guarantee any pup is a teacup pup and when I say TEACUP I mean the genuine tiny dog. WAIT AND SEE.
It does not mean because a pup was born at a very low weight it is going to be a very small dog as an adult, it may be, it may not be.
When it comes to teacup pups and dogs, there can never be a rush attitude. I get so many people well let’s say I did many years back, wanting their pup at a young age and then when the pup did not turn out that small it was a huge story in their lives and all I can say DOES NOT HAPPEN NOW, has not happened in years. They now leave us at 4 months of age and at that age we KNOW they are a tiny.
A tiny pup genuine tiny pup does not grow in leaps and bounds, it picks up a regular amount of weight it is not one kilogram at six months of age and then four kilograms at a year of age, as some person actually thought I would or could believe. The Professionals out there, say IMPOSSIBLE and I have to agree.
Hence these bundles remain here till four months of age. In this time they are fed around the clock start solid food at a very young age. FAR YOUNGER than the bigger sized pups would.
They are far more advanced to the normal sized pup. They take that much more effort to care for by the breeder.
There is no such thing as a teacup litter. I get asked that every other day, WHEN DO YOU EXPECT YOUR NEXT LITTER OF TEACUP PUPS TO BE BORN?
There is no such thing.
NO ONE worldwide is an expert on this sized dog NO ONE.
WE do our utmost to ensure if our buyers want that tiny dog, ultra-tiny dog, have the lifestyle to care for it, are prepared to go that extra mile, we will consider them as being future parents to this precious bundle.
Again I must stress this is not a child’s dog, puppy. A lot of these pups are 400 odd grams at four months of age, while some are bigger but not much heavier and our pups are solid, robust pups, not something that can be blown over in a gust of wind.
This sized pup is a pup that needs around the clock attention, not a pup you leave home to go to work and come back to at the end of the day. This is a pup you handle as you would a baby. You would not leave a baby home while you go out to work, it would have a responsible caregiver, but here again, the teacup pup will differ to a human baby. They bond with their owner, caregiver the reason so many people have an issue with them. They are not prepared to give up their lives to own such a tiny dog. They want the dog as a fashion statement, etc, something to brag with but are not prepared to do what it takes to raise that pup as it needs to be raised.
We have also overcome this situation as well. Some fifteen years back we had people hounding us for this size dog, to most of those folk a fashion statement.
We have stamped this out completely. If people want this size dog they must prove to us they have done their research have the lifestyle to own such a tiny.
We have also been down the road (years back) with the know it all’s. Who own a bunch of Yorkies as pets, have had Yorkies for years, and make a total disaster of attempting to raise a proper tiny pup. We have stamped that out as well.
The bottom line to owning a GENUINE TEACUP PUP.
Ours will leave our care once all their shots are done and we feel that pup is stable and will not be a problem to their future owner. Shots at 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 14 weeks plus rabies.
All our pups carry health guarantees, all are micro chipped and registered.
HOWEVER when I say a problem to their owner, the future owner has to realise, this is not just a pup, this is a way of life.
The pup must be monitored around the clock.
Most of the public who come to me tell me they bought a tiny from whomever and it died, the majority of the time the pup in question died from HYPOGLYCAEMIA. Read up on it, if you are in the market to buy a tiny. Do not blame anyone for your ignorance.
Owning a teacup pup and dog is not for everyone, in fact for a very few.
Most people referring to their dogs as teacup are referring to dogs sold as teacups that are anything but teacup pups.
In South Africa very few dogs are the genuine teacup dog. The majority sold as teacups are pocket sized dogs and told that is the size of a teacup. In some instances are told anything up to 2kg is a teacup dog. ????
Breeders are all human, mistakes can and do happen, so before jumping up and down, take that into account.
We keep our teacups till they are four months of age, this way we know what size that pup is going to become as an adult dog. This is not cast in stone, but this is how we operate as we believe a pup that remains tiny for all this time has been fed correctly from a very young age, around the clock, no ill health, has a very good chance of being a tiny adult, a genuine tiny adult.
I have records on hand of pups born some twenty years ago that were teacups lived very long, healthy and happy lives.
DON’T be fooled…. This is all hogwash…
I have heard, all tinies are sickly, die at young ages and that is total HOGWASH.
I have also heard via the public and on so many occasions, the mother weighs X the father weighs Y therefore the pup will be within those weights HOGWASH.
However the longevity of any pup and especially a tiny lies in the hands of its owner, if you are not prepared to go the extra mile, handle that pup, as you would a human baby, don’t buy it in the first place.
A pup needs a routine and if you follow the rules you are given when buying a tiny from us, you are not going to hit a problem, however do it for a while, then get too clever, you will hit a problem. This sized dog is not for a few weeks of full hands on, it is for a lifetime of FULL HANDS ON.
We do not expect our tinies to suffer from any ill health, or visit a vet on a regular basis as seems to happen with a lot of the smaller sized dogs out there.
We do expect our tinies to live full, happy, healthy lives with the right human owner.
We have had many a tiny we kept live way past ten and twelve years of age with not as much having had an upset gut.
Bred the correct way they are healthy dogs. We have bred them as small as 550gms as an adult healthy, happy dog. The mother of that dog a 3kg girl the Dad a 2kg boy.
As I have said this is not a child’s pet. No matter how well behaved your child may be this is not the pup for a child. This is a pup and dog suited to an adult, who handles that pup as an extension of their human family. Someone who goes that extra mile, someone who has researched these tiny dogs. All owners of our pups are advised and educated as to how one handles a tiny and we are very happy to say, right owner, with this sized pup, very happy situation. In the majority of cases they buy a second in time to come. The pup/dog has an amazing life. It forms part of that family.
HOWEVER not all people see an animal as precious, a life as precious and people who think an dog is just an animal, if we can afford it – we buy it – THANKS BUT NO THANKS. I would rather never sell the first pup than sell to this sort of owner.
I have been told a good few times over the years, IF WE CAN AFFORD TO BUY A TEACUP, WHO ARE YOU TO TELL US YOU WON’T SELL US ONE?
I guess a lot of breeders could not care who buys their pups what life that pup leads after it leaves them, but we do care. Hence prove you have the lifestyle to care for that baby.
There are many people out there who have the lifestyle for this sized pup and dog.
This is a pup that needs around the clock feeding and monitoring and hence pajama drill to be taken seriously – not done for a week or three and then the owner gets comfortable and forgets this is a serious commitment owning this sized baby.
INFO to be considered when searching for that ultimate tiny out there…
I get this every other day as well.
I have no objection at all to helping the public try and find their dream dog however these are a few guidelines in doing that….
A proper tiny eats around the clock, no pajama drill advised to be done NOT A TINY
The pup is bred from teacup sized dogs again HOGWASH not possible unless of course the breeders idea of teacup is miniature or large pocket size.
There is NO such thing as a cheap teacup dog or pup should I say – raising them is hard work for any breeder. It means pajama drill for months on end, so many times a night. NOT most people’s idea of fun and definitely not many breeders idea of breeding either.
We go way beyond the NORM when raising our pups we are not the normal run of the mill dog breeders. We do and have produced teacups for many, many years. Bred as nature intended.
Thank you for your time. I hope if this is your dream BABY you are more informed and possibly realise that this size dog is not suited to you or your family, on the other hand this sized dog may be ideal for you and your lifestyle.
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Chocolate. Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea, respiratory and heart problems, agitation and extreme thirst. Dark chocolate is especially dangerous as it’s theobromine content is higher than that in milk chocolate.
Avocados. These contain persin which can be harmful to some animals and cause severe congestion and respiratory problems.
Grapes and Raisins. These cause vomiting and lethargy in pets, and have been associated with kidney failure.
Xylitol. This artificial sweetener found in many products such as gum and cookies, can cause lethargy, seizures and liver failure.
Onions and Garlic. Raw or cooked, ingesting onion can cause gastrointestinal issues and damage to red blood cells.
Raw Meat and Bones. Aside from bacteria in raw meat that may be transmitted to a pet that eats it, bones consumed may splinter inside the stomach causing damage and intestinal blockage.
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THE MOST DANGEROUS PET CHEW EVER: RAWHIDE!
How can one of the most popular chew sticks on the planet be so dangerous for your pets, you ask? I mean, most dogs chew on rawhide for hours on end, and not only does it keep them busy, but they seem to last forever.
Well if you understood what it took to make this toxic “raw” leather stick, you would quickly understand what the problem is.
Aside from the horror stories circulating all over social media these days, of pets needing emergency surgery after consuming rawhide, the majority of pet parents today, especially the newbies, believe that this chew is some sort of dried up meat stick. Let me debunk that myth right away!
A rawhide stick is not the by-product of the beef industry nor is it made of dehydrated meat. Rather, rawhide is the by-product of the “Leather Industry”, so theoretically it is a leather chew. Sounds awesome, right?
“Producing rawhide begins with the splitting of an animal hide, usually from cattle. The top grain is generally tanned and made into leather products, while the inner portion, in its “raw” state, goes to the dogs.”TheBark.com
So, how does this leather, which is conveniently rolled up into pretty shapes, actually get made into those rawhide chews?
Follow along my friends and I will enlighten you on how this hide travels through a leathery process where it transforms from hide to a not-so beautiful, colorful, chew stick. Here is a paraphrased tutorial that was explained by the whole dog journal several years back:
STEP 1: Normally, cattle hides are shipped from slaughterhouses to tanneries for processing. These hides are then treated with a chemical bath to help “preserve” the product during transport to help prevent spoilage.
(No one wants to purchase a black, spoiled rawhide stick!)
Once at the tannery: the hides are soaked and treated with either an ash-lye solution or a highly toxic recipe of sodium sulphide liming. This process will help strip the hair and fat that maybe attached to the hides themselves.
(No, no one wants to see a hairy hide…)
Next on this glorious journey, these hides are then treated with chemicals that help “puff” the hide, making it easier to split into layers.
The outer layer of the hide is used for goods like car seats, clothing, shoes, purses, etc. But, it’s the inner layer that is needed to make the rawhide. (Oh and other things like gelatin, cosmetics, and glue as well!)
STEP 2: Now that we have the inner layer of the hide, it’s time to go to the post-tannery stage! Hides are washed and whitened using a solution of hydrogen peroxide and/or bleach; this will also help remove the smell of the rotten or putrid leather. Bonus!
(Research also shows that other chemicals maybe used here to help the whitening process if the bleach isn’t strong enough.)
STEP 3: Now it’s time to make these whitened sheets of this “leathery by-product” look delicious! So, here is where the artistic painting process comes in.
“Basted, smoked, and decoratively tinted products might be any color (or odor) underneath the coating of (often artificial) dyes and flavors. They can even be painted with a coating of titanium oxide to make them appear white and pretty on the pet store shelves.” - whole-dog-journal.com
“…the Material Safety Data Sheet reveals a toxic confection containing the carcinogen FD&C Red 40, along with preservatives like sodium benzoate. But tracking the effects of chemical exposure is nearly impossible when it’s a matter of slow, low-dose poisoning.”– thebark.com
Ok, now that these hides have been painted, it’s time for the final process.
STEP 4: Getting it to last forever!
Because the FDA does not consider these chews to be food, really it’s a free for all when it comes to the manufacturers of these leather strips, and the products they may want to add to these chews, to get them to last forever. Any sort of glue can be added here to get these bad boys to never come apart.
When tested: Lead, arsenic, mercury, chromium salts, formaldehyde, and other toxic chemicals have been detected in raw hides. So it’s safe to say that any sort of glues can be used as well!
Finally, it’s time to package and attach all the glorious marketing labels to the product.
Check out the fine print warning that’s attached with some of these rawhides:
“Choking or blockages. If your dog swallows large pieces of rawhide, the rawhide can get stuck in the esophagus or other parts of the digestive tract. Sometimes, abdominal surgery is needed to remove them from the stomach or intestines. If it isn’t resolved, a blockage can lead to death.“
(Oh, how lovely…)
And there it is! It’s now ready to be shipped to store shelves where it can be purchased for our loving animal companions.
How do proactive veterinarians feel about these chews?
Here is world-renowned veterinarian Doctor Karen Becker's take on the matter:
“The name ‘rawhide’ is technically incorrect. A more accurate name would be processed-hide, because the skin isn’t raw at all. But the term “rawhide” has stuck.
Rawhide chews start out hard, but as your dog works the chew it becomes softer, and eventually he can unknot the knots on each end and the chew takes on the consistency of a slimy piece of taffy or bubble gum. And by that time your dog cannot stop working it -- it becomes almost addictive.
At this point, there’s no longer any dental benefit to the chew because it has turned soft and gooey, and, in fact, it has become a choking and intestinal obstruction hazard.“
P.S. Ready for the jaw dropper?
An investigation by Humane Society International stated in their report, “In a particularly grisly twist, the skins of brutally slaughtered dogs in Thailand are mixed with other bits of skin to produce rawhide chew toys for pet dogs. Manufacturers told investigators that these chew toys are regularly exported to and sold in U.S. stores.” – dogingtonpost.com
"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 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.
6 Common Health Symptoms Pet Owners Should Not Ignore
Decreased interest in begging. A dog that shows decreased interest in food could have a serious health issue such as a bacterial infection or an injury to the digestive tract.
Drinking too much water. Excessive drinking may be an early sign of diabetes or indicate kidney disease.
Excessive head shaking. This may be a sign of an abscessed tooth or a foreign object lodged in the throat.
Drooling. Ensure your pet has access to fresh, cool water to drink.
Chronic hot spots. Although this tends to happen in warmer weather, sometimes such skin conditions may be caused by parasites.
Weight gain and fatigue. This is common as pets age, but if it is rapid weight gain accompanied by fatigue, this could indicate heart failure.
Useful information above supplied to Mijoy by ROGZ PET
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
Be Alert To Potential Pet Hazards In Your Home
by Dr Larry Kraitzick
Bruma Lake Vet
The inside of your home is supposed to be the safest place for you, your family and your pets. Right? Well not really; it turns out that there are many hazards both hidden and out in the open which pose a danger to your pets.
While we are careful to keep our prescription medication away from our children and our pets, many of us overlook the more common over-the-counter everyday medications. Drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen (neurofen) and paracetamol (panado) can be dangerous and even fatal to pets, depending on the amount ingested. Some possible side effects are vomiting, diarrhoea, seizures, liver failure, kidney failure and death. Cats are particularly sensitive to these drugs with a quarter of a paracetamol tablet being potentially fatal.
Many chronic human medications can be very hazardous to your pets. Heart, blood pressure and thinning, anti-inflammatory, pain killers, sedatives and antidepressant drugs are of particular concern. Cats appear to have a taste for Effexor (one of the newer antidepressant drugs) - beware.
Never administer human medications to your pet without a vet's instruction. It is imperative that even when using medications that are safe for pets, you consult with your vet as to whether it is indicated and what the correct dose is.
While vet medications may be prescribed and safe for your pet, they are still a common danger to pets. Keep all medications well out of reach of pets. Many of the newer drugs for pets have been designed to be palatable (nice tasting) and while this makes administration much easier, it also increases the danger that pets may overdose on them.
Never give a product designed for cats to a dog, and vice versa. Do not share drugs meant for one pet with another pet, even of the same species. Do not use expired drugs or drugs that have been incorrectly stored. If you find a pill out of its package, rather dispose of it safely than trying to guess what it is.
Certain human foods are not safe for pets and can be toxic or fatal if ingested. Some common examples are avocados, unbaked yeast dough, xylitol-sweetened gum, raisins or grapes, and chocolate (especially dark chocolate). These obviously taste good so keep them out of your pets reach. Mielie cobs are one of the most common causes of intestinal obstruction. Do not leave mielies or their cobs where your pets can access them, and make sure your rubbish bins are pet proof. There are other human foods that may be hazardous for pets to eat so if you are unsure check them out.
Pot Plants and Fresh Flowers
Plants are a lovely feature to have in your home. They add beauty, nature and a sense of calm. However, there are certain types that are poisonous for your pets. Easter lilies, aloe vera, daisies, daffodils, poinsettias, and carnations are just a few plants that are toxic to pets. Always do research to check which of your plants are toxic before bringing pets into your home or buying new plants.
Detergents, Washing Powder and Household Cleaners
How often do we leave an open box or container of detergent or washing powder in an accessible area. Pets, especially young dogs, want to sniff and lick everything. Remember that even a small amount of detergent or washing powder can cause gastrointestinal symptoms if ingested, or respiratory symptoms if inhaled. Unfortunately we now have pre-packaged pods of detergent, which can be swallowed whole. They are therefore dangerous even when sealed.
Store chemical household cleaners where pets cannot reach them. Don’t using automatic or in-tank toilet bowl cleaners. Fume inhalation from household cleaners is an often overlooked hazard to pets. Always ventilate well when cleaning and keep your pet out of the room you are cleaning. Consider going the natural, chemical-free route for surfaces your pet is closest to: floors, furniture, and anything pet-level (PLEASE NOTE: REMEMBER THAT NATURAL CAN ALSO BE TOXIC SO DO RESEARCH).
Scented Soaps and Candles
These days, soaps, candles, lotions, and other products often come in flavours that smell good enough to eat. You and I know that these aren't food products, but does your dog? Keep all soaps and fragrant candles safely out of reach . We have to exercise even more caution during the holiday season as these delicious smelling products may be gift wrapped. Never leave presents around where pets can get to them.
Antifreeze is particularly dangerous to pets as it is sweet tasting and extremely toxic at the same time. Even a few licks of Ethylene Glycol antifreeze can be fatal. Paint and cosmetics contain Ethylene Glycol so these are also dangerous to your pets. Always keep any antifreeze, paint and cosmetics safely away from your pets. Any spills must be cleaned up immediately and completely.
Rodenticides and Pesticides
The products used to kills rodents are extremely toxic to all animals including pets. Every year countless pets are inadvertently poisoned. It is safer to use other rodent removal options such as glue traps, live traps or snap traps but keep these in places where your pets are unable to gain access to them. Cats provide the perfect answer to rat problems. NEVER EVER USE TWO STEP TO KILL RODENTS (ALDICARB - A BLACK POWDER OFTEN AVAILABLE AT THE TABLES OF INFORMAL TRADERS). This product is tasteless and odourless and so toxic that you will end up killing your pets.
Most mothballs contain many different insecticides which keep your cupboards free from moths and other insects. They are also small enough to be swallowed by your pets and this could be deadly. Keep the cupboard doors locked or use cedar blocks to repel these insects. Remember that cats like to sleep in cupboards and drawers, so check these carefully before closing the door or drawer. Stay clear of the older naphthalene moth balls as pets love to eat them.
Household pesticides are nerve toxins. Only use products that are considered safe for pets and follow the instructions. Remember that safe is a relative term and so every precaution should be taken to protect your pets and family. Do not use them when your pets are in the house. Allow adequate time for ventilation. Make sure there is no food, food bowls or utensils in the environment when you spray.
The household garbage can hold many dangers for your pets. There are table scraps which could be unhealthy for them and rotten food which could give them gastroenteritis or poison them. Bones, mielie cobs and other choking or gut obstruction hazards may be in your garbage. Packaging can also pose a threat to garbage-foraging pets. Cats have been known to get their heads stuck in tin cans while attempting to clean out the contents.
String and String Like Items
String, dental floss, rubber bands, hair ties, wool and cotton thread are a hazard to pets. Cats are especially fond of playing with string and wool. This could lead to them becoming entangled, strangulated or even ingest it which could lead to an intestinal obstruction.
Children's toys can be swallowed whole or they may have small parts that can come loose and be ingested. Some of the paints used on toys may be toxic. Only buy good quality pet toys that are appropriate and the correct size for your pets. If the toys become damaged or torn, throw them away.
Holiday and Celebratory Decorations and Packaging
When the holiday mood takes us and we are decorating, we tend to forget about the dangers of the items we are using. However, many common holiday decorations can be hazardous to dogs and cats. Bows, ribbons, and tinsel all pose an ingestion or strangulation risk. Burning candles can be knocked over and ornaments ingested. Pets are fond of playing with packing materials and the packing polystyrene peanuts or balls could cause intestinal obstruction. Plastic and plastic bags are another hazard around your house; plastic bags over the head of an animal or a child may cut off air supply and cause asphyxiation. Ingestion of plastic may prove very dangerous as these are not always visible on x rays.
Lead can be a slow and invisible killer. Today there are very few products that contain lead but there are many old of sources of lead around. Be especially careful if you live in an old house. Check old paint on walls for lead and cover with newer, safer paint. Be very careful to use proper precautions and ventilation when renovating, especially an older home. Watch for chipped old paint. Check old pipes for lead and replace. Antiques also often contain lead so these must also be checked by an expert.
Curtains and Blinds
Small pets may become tangled in blind and curtain cords. Pets can get stuck between blinds. This can lead to injury or strangulation.
Chew Toys and Rawhide Chews
Chews can be safe if used correctly. Do not leave pets unsupervised with chews. Be aware that when rawhide bones and chews become soft, they tear and become a choking hazard. Always make sure that the chews do not contain any toxic substances, are big enough so as not to be ingested whole, and are durable. If they become frayed, soft or damaged, take them away from your pets.
This list of dangerous items in the house, although long, is by no means comprehensive. The trick is to take stock of any potential hazards and take action to eliminate them. You then have to stay alert to any new items or situations which could endanger your pets. The biggest danger usually lies with puppies and kittens, so take special care to keep their environment safe.
No matter how careful we are in our attempts to protect our pets in our homes, accidents may still happen. If they do, will you be able to afford the very best veterinary care needed to save your precious pet's life? I have seen the stress pet lovers experience when their animal's life is in danger. There is added stress if the pet owner does not know how they will be able to afford necessary treatment. Often pet owners feel guilty when they compromise on the diagnostic steps or treatment options needed to deal with an accident.
I recommend pet owners take our pet insurance. You can then protect your pets from the hazards in your home by making your home pet friendly. At the same time, you can make sure that if an unexpected accident occurs you can provide them with the best possible chance of avoiding serious injury or even death.
From the mailbag.........
From: L B
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2014 7:12 AM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: RE: The loves of my life....
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.
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:53 AM
Subject: Update on Charlie
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.
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.
Bones and Raw Food Diet
by Dr Frans Pretorius BVSc University of Pretoria Onderstepoort
The topic of this newsletter is somewhat controversial, and may cause heated debate. My goal with the article is to highlight some of the things to consider before you decide on feeding your pet a BARF diet.
What is a BARF diet?
BARF is an acronym for Bones And Raw Food Diet. Recently, with internet access and social media readily available, there has been a movement advocating that dogs and cats should be fed as naturally as possible, that is, a diet including raw meat and bones. Theoretically, this sounds like a good thing and pet owners who are willing to go the extra mile are happy to do so as they just want the best for their pets. Unknowingly, they cause more harm than good.
Pet owners who try these diets do so because those advertising them claim that their pets will have shiny coats, healthy skin, clean teeth, better immunity and a host of other benefits. But vets from the Colorado State University now say that there is no evidence at all to support these claims.
Not only can the claims not be proven with scientific data, studies or peer-reviewed reports, but there is increasing evidence that these diets can be harmful.
Risks associated with the BARF diet:
- Raw food can increase the risk of exposure to harmful bacteria like Salmonella and E.Coli, not only to the pet but also to people working with the food and other animals exposed to the same environment. Even if your pet is not sick, they could become carriers of these harmful bacteria, resulting in contamination of the environment. This is a big risk if you have children, elderly or immune-compromised people at home. Some vets even refuse to admit pets that are fed a BARF-type diet to hospital for routine procedures, as they become a risk for other sick animals!
- For these reasons, federal agencies including the US Food and Drug Administration and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention recommend against raw food diets for pets.
- Bones are another problem altogether, and every vet’s nightmare. Contrary to popular belief, bones are not recommended and any vet will advise against feeding bones to your dog. Vets see many cases for obstruction, fractured teeth, intestinal trauma and constipation due to bones. Some of these pets even end up being euthanased! Please do not feed your pets bones, even if they seem to enjoy them.
- Raw diets tend to be unbalanced. It’s incredibly difficult to balance each meal with the correct amount of vitamins, minerals and micro nutrients. Just feeding raw meats and bones will result in deficiencies. The best course of action would be to feed a nutritionally balanced diet, formulated by companies that have conducted extensive nutritional research and that constantly improve their formulas.
- If you are really interested in home cooking, it would be advisable to work with a boarded nutritionist and to bear in mind that the meats fed should be cooked until the internal temperature reaches 74 degrees Celsius (165 degrees F).
SICK PUPS BEWARE!!!!!!!
Sad but true unfortunately. In the last four or so weeks I have had four members of the public wanting to buy a pup.
Three of these folk lost their pups. Two had major vet bills, when I say major – vet bills of R2 800-00 up to fractionally under R10 000-00. The last chap well he was bent out of shape, not quite sure why, but he did not go into too much detail other than that he was looking for a replacement pup, as the one he had bought his daughter had just died, no details as to how long the pup survived, what caused its demise etc and I do not ask. The first two folk one lost their pup on the fourth day of owning it, the other lady lost hers on the 15th day of owning it, the pup having seen three vets in this time, been in the owner’s home a total of three days and the balance of the days spent between three different veterinary clinics.
The fourth person who contacted me did so, as they googled and came across my website as having info on it regarding the treating of RINGWORM. My heart went out to this couple. They had bought a yorkie at a discount because it was infected with ringworm, however they had referred a friend to the same breeder who too had bought a Yorkie but was never advised of the ringworm problem then. Both families have had to see their own Doctors as both families are infected themselves with ringworm. I will not go into any detail or depth here regarding ringworm suffice to say unless you know what you are dealing with, the lengths it takes and the expense involved to treat and cure ringworm DO NOT buy an infected animal. The discounted rate will never cover the costs you will incur.
The gentleman said they were advised of the ringworm the pup had, they were sold the pup with a dip, treatment etc, but had NO idea what ringworm was or how contagious it was etc. The breeder was honest and disclosed the pup had a problem. Ringworm is no walk in the park. It is a costly business to eradicate and it is very time consuming to treat and disinfect your property, home etc. It is not something you cure in a week or two.
Be cautious, your cheap puppy could end up being your most expensive ever
Breeding if done properly is NO CHEAP EXERCISE - We cut no corners
Just because a breeder advertises in those glossy mags does not mean they are GOOD breeders. Too many corners are cut these days to save money from breeding pups and unfortunately it is the pup that suffers in most cases, by losing its life and the new owner who suffers with a seriously decreased bank balance, not to mention the emotional stress.
Having said the above and in defence of breeders out there, it is your responsibility as a new puppy owner, to do your utmost to ensure your pup is inoculated as it should be, is raised as it should be. DO NOT buy a pup you know you are not capable of handling such as a very tiny sized pup. This size of pup is suited to very few people and should only be purchased by those who have researched the tiny dog and know what it entails raising them. If you are in any doubt as to what you should do to raise your pup properly, ask your vet for advice. A healthy pup is a pup that is bred properly to begin with, continued to be raised properly by its new owner.
All pups need to be inoculated and dewormed regularly and if you have ticks and fleas in your area, you need to protect your pet from parasites such as these by using a suitable preventative treatment.
ASK YOUR TRUSTED VET FOR HIS/HER ADVICE AT ALL TIMES
Opt for being SAFE rather than being SORRY
Owning pets is an expensive business and vet bills are not cheap either
Stick to the rules in raising your pup properly to avoid unnecessary costs
Step by step GUIDE to raising a happy, healthy pup
Please note I am not a vet but have been breeding for many years with very few hiccups along the way – reason being WE CUT NO CORNERS
You have just bought a pup where do you start…
The pup should be inoculated and you should have the necessary proof thereof. If you are in ANY doubt with regards the immunizing of your pup, or if your pup is not inoculated, go straight to your vet.
The first inoculation may not guarantee you that your pup will not present with the likes of parvo before the next inoculation is administered. There are various reasons why this can and sometimes does happen.
However if the Mother of your pup was immunized as she should have been, at the time of conception of your pup and the pup was immunized at 6 weeks of age, your pup should be perfectly fine till it gets its next inoculation.
1st inoculation should be administered to a healthy pup at 6 weeks of age. Deworming should be done at this time again. Pup should have been done by the breeder at least twice prior to the first inoculation.
DO not delay in having the second inoculation administered. All our pups only leave us once the second inoculation is administered. At this time your vet will deworm your pup and may suggest you deworm again prior to the pup having the third inoculation, again this will depend on your own situation.
Do not delay in having the third inoculation administered and at this time your pup should also have a rabies inoculation administered. The pup will again be dewormed and at this stage your vet will advise how to proceed with suitable deworming for the months to come.
If you live in a rabies area your vet may suggest you follow up with a booster rabies inoculation four weeks after the initial rabies inoculation was administered.
Your pup is ONLY fully immunized once it has had all its inoculations timeously and this is around 14 weeks of age. The very reason that most puppy trainers only accept pups at this age or older and with proof of all inoculations having been administered.
Only inoculate a perfectly healthy pup, no pup showing signs of being ill should be inoculated.
The normal age for inoculations, is 6,10 and 14 weeks of age.
IF the mother of the pups was not inoculated when she conceived, the pups should then be inoculated at an earlier age and subsequent inoculations administered accordingly, ask your vet for his /her advice on this.
If you skip an inoculation or do not have it administered at the correct time, you are putting your pup at risk of developing PARVO or distemper. Parvo being one of the most common puppy illnesses around. Parvo is an AIRBORNE virus and an uninoculated pup is as they say a SITTING DUCK.
Parvo can only be treated by your vet and is life threatening and costly to treat.
If you have had a pup die of parvo or had parvo on your property ask your vets advice regarding purchasing a new pup. The virus remains active for months on end, either wait it out or buy a pup that is inoculated at least twice if not three times before bringing it home onto your property.
Your pup should have three inoculations, some folk do two but we have always opted for three, more than likely the reason we have NEVER had pups/dogs suffer with parvo or distemper.
DEWORMING OF PUPS. One deworming prior to leaving the breeder is NOT sufficient deworming. Regular deworming of pups is suggested to keep the pup free from internal parasites in the initial growing months of its life. Change your make of dewormer on a regular basis. Depending on your own situation, deworm as suggested by your vet.
Remember if you walk your pup or dog in public, you are at risk of picking up worms and other internal and external parasites.
REFRAIN FROM WALKING YOUR PUP IN PUBLIC OR PUTTING YOUR PUP DOWN IN PUBLIC UNTIL IT IS FULLY IMMUNISED.
Your pup’s immunisation and deworming has been explained above.
Feeding your pup:
Your breeder should have advised what the pup was raised on. Some breeders supply you with a free puppy food pack and others will advise what food to feed and where to purchase it. Sometimes it is a far cry from what we as owners would feed our dogs, however, do not change a diet immediately but change over a period of time, little by little.
The imported dog foods are pricey BUT remember feed quality food - I as a breeder would far rather buy and feed, a quality expensive dog food than pay vet bills.
Quality dog food fed to your pet maximizes its chances of excellent health throughout its life time.
Fresh water at all times and NO table scraps and NO titbits and definitely NO chicken or the likes. By feeding ILLEGAL things such as the above, this is NOT spoiling as you may think, but in some cases increasing the chances of ill health in your dog in time to come.
BONES, be cautious, no chicken bones EVER, chop bones extremely dangerous and all chews should be monitored to ensure no tiny pieces break off are swallowed or get stuck on the roof of your pet’s mouth or worse still in their throat. The minute any chew becomes small – get shot of it.
What else can compromise the health of your pup?
Ticks and fleas for sure.
Fleas can cause dermatitis in some animals but worst of all animals with fleas will have tapeworm. Tapeworm can make your animal anemic. Treat for fleas and deworm for tapeworm and deworm not once, but at least twice in close succession, again ask your vet. Check dewormers, not all dewormers cover tapeworm.
Ticks, not all ticks will pass on Biliary to your pet but a pup/dog with biliary is a dead pup/dog unless treated by your vet.
Again ask your vet what he/she recommends as a preventative treatment. It is also important that if you use something like a spot on treatment that you do not overdose your pup and that the treatment you use can be used on a pup. Some products advise only once a pup is a certain weight can it be administered safely, others advise only use once a pup is 6 weeks of age, but again, ask your vet and PLEASE if you have a small sized pup do not apply a full dose, the pup should be weighed and the amount of the treatment applied to the back of the dog necks or between the shoulder blades, but only the amount required. Please ask your vet again about this.
What am I saying? if your pup weighs 1kg depending on what product you use, ensure you work out the correct dosage. If the ampule will treat a pup up to 6kg in weight this dosage is far too strong for your pup. There are numerous to choose from again ask your vets advice.
If you have ticks and fleas on you property regular preventative treatment is a must. Most treatments are repeated on a monthly basis.
Problems that may arise – what to do?
A pup that will not eat, monitor and offer food again in an hour or so, if you have a pup that is lethargic, vomiting, has diarrhea will not eat, see your vet.
If you have a pup/dog that appears unwell, do not wait for a day or two before you seek medical assistance, the sooner a problem is sorted, the quicker the pup/dog will respond to treatment.
If you have a small sized pup and your pup is not well, veterinary intervention is a must, do not delay seeing your vet.
Your pet’s dental hygiene…
Very often ignored or totally overlooked. Teeth are often the cause of ill health in aging dogs. Your vet should do a proper checkup on your pet annually when it is seen for its annual booster shot and deworming, ensure your vet checks the teeth.
Some pups retain teeth, check this is not a problem with your own pup. Small breeds and small sized pups and dogs often retain baby teeth. Monitor this.
It is important that your pet see the vet annually to do a check-up and ensure your pet is in good health and possibly sort a problem before it becomes a major one.
Owning a pet is expensive.
Certain costs cannot be avoided, however if you follow a strict program with feeding, inoculating, deworming, prevent treating against ticks and fleas etc. you should have only basic veterinary costs.
You should sterilize your pet by the latest at 6 months of age. This too saves you problems that could arise with unsterilized pets. Your dog should see a vet annually for a booster inoculation, deworming, dental checkup etc.
Depending on your individual situation your pup/dog may need more regular deworming than your neighbour’s for example. Again discuss this with your vet.
Why could your dog need more frequent deworming than someone else’s may?
If you have numerous pets in your household, or you visit your family and friends with your pet or you take your pet out for walks or take it to the park that numerous other dogs frequent
Prevention is far better than cure. Far cheaper as well.
Remember if you are in any doubt ask your vet. If you are not happy with what you hear from your vet – get a second opinion.
I have compiled the above information and if it helps one person, it will have been worth the time it took in my writing it.
REMEMBER like most things there is only one way to do something and that is the right way...
Do right by your pup/dog and enjoy a healthy, happy, long-lived companion
Above medium size pocket boy and ultra tiny teacup girl 780gms
Proud owner and Mommy to both, thrilled to bits with her kids.
Teacup, Teacup or TEACUP?
This is the latest fashion trend, I own a teacup, I want a teacup.
What is a teacup?
There is NO standard for a teacup size and therefore this size is INTERPRETED by the Breeder who has bred a pup/s that they consider to be TEACUP.
This size varies tremendously from person to person, breeder to breeder.
Anything from well under 1kg in weight to 2kg plus in weight.
Always confirm with your breeder what their interpretation of TEACUP means and furthermore what does your interpretation of TEACUP mean?
There are teacups and teacups….
THE GENUINE, HEALTHY, TINY TEACUP IS A RARE DOG
BELOW : This beautiful girl joined her new family yesterday, this is Liezl's third MIJOY yorkie, we hope to get a pic of the trio shortly
"Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear." - Mark Twain
From: Angela Baker
Sent: Friday, August 01, 2014 1:29 PM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: Our new baby
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.
What do we stand for?
We are not the normal run of the mill dog breeder – far from it.
It is about our pups and dogs at hand, not about our bank balance.
ALL PUPS LEAVING US WILL HAVE UNDERGONE THE FOLLOWING:
Depending on size:
- A minimum of two of the pup inoculations required for all pups – teacup sized pups ALL inoculations required - prior to leaving us including rabies and a booster rabies inoculation if you reside in a rabies area.
- Numerous deworming’s with various makes of dewormers
- Preventative treated against ticks and fleas from birth – as are all our dogs and pups
- Identipet micro chipped
- All our pups carry health guarantees
- Vet checked
We will guarantee that no pups leave our care with any of the following problems:
- ANY dog disease
- Any parasites
- Any SKIN disease
We rarely have pups available, most are sold before they are born.
Unfortunately we only to sell to PET HOMES - FOREVER HOMES, out and out ANIMAL LOVERS, we do not supply any pups for breeding purposes.
We do no stud service.
We do not sell adult dogs nor do we sell retired breeding dogs
All pups when leaving our care are handed over to the new owner with a comprehensive guide on how to care for the pup at hand.
We are ALWAYS available for advice and back up.
We send out monthly newsletters to our existing and future puppy owners
We work mainly with waiting lists especially with our TINY SIZED PUPS – this gives us peace of mind that the prospective future owner is first and foremost prepared to wait for the pup in question so it is not a hasty or spur of the moment decision to buy a tiny sized dog.
They have done the necessary research and know what responsibility lies ahead for them to own and raise the TINY sized dog. The TINY It is NOT for everyone in fact for a very limited few who have the time, dedication and knowledge to raise this pup as it should be raised.
OUR TINIES after leaving our care WILL CONTINUE TO BE IMMUNISED, ANNUALLY, DENTALS FREQUENTLY DONE ETC, OTHERWISE THEY WILL RARELY EVER SEE A VET –
The longevity of any pup or dog of any size lies in its owners hands
If a tiny sized dog is bred correctly, raised correctly, there is no reason for that dog to live any shorter life than any other sized yorkie.
WE AIM TO BREED QUALITY NOT QUANTITY
ALL OUR PUPS ARE TOTALLY SOCIALISED
OUR PUPS HAVE OUTSTANDING TEMPERAMENTS
WE ARE NOT CAGE BREEDERS
ALL OUR PUPS ARE HOME RAISED
OUR DOGS AND PUPS ARE FED EXCLUSIVELY ‘ACANA’
WE CUT NO CORNERS WITH OUR DOGS AND PUPS
PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR DOGS
The majority of TEACUP sized pups advertised are NOT teacup sized dogs – the GENUINE TEACUP DOG IS A RARE DOG – NEVER available in numbers at any time.
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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
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Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 11:19 PM
Subject: Thanks again!
Just another huge THANK YOU for letting me have Charlie – I adore him! I’m sure you can see by the pics that he is a very happy, totally spoiled and completely adored little man!
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.
Sent: Friday, July 04, 2014 1:18 PM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
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.
Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2014 12:51 PM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: RE: Biliary
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
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2014 4:51 PM
To: 'Mijoy Yorkies'
Subject: RE: Contract for Demi
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:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 7:58 AM
Subject: RE: Contract for Demi
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.
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2014 9:44 AM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: Mac , Peanut and Chocci
Good morning Joyce,
How are you these days?
Thank you for the continued news letters – I am still busy with the last one.
Very heart breaking to say the least, but necessary to point out these issues, which cause too much suffering with these beautiful companions.
Attached a picture of our three boyz taking up their spot under my office table :-)
They are always around!
We moved to a new home after the eventual sale of my house, a lot of garden and a mole to chase, so lots of holes are dug and keeping me busy closing them.
I just wanted to see how you are and let you know that here everyone is very happy
Have a good weekend Joyce
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2014 1:36 PM
Subject: Update on Toby
Hi Joyce, I just wanted to tell you that Toby has taken over our home and our hearts - he is just the sweetest little boy! So different to Max in many ways but then similar in others - a real toughie but always ready for a cuddle. We are so blessed to have another really special fur baby from you!
Toby just loves everyone in his new family... he is best friends with Max and of course our gentle giant boxer girl Jessie, and he also loves to sneak a lick at the cats' faces whenever he can grab the opportunity. I have attached a pic of Max and Toby snuggled together on the couch, it's not a great photo but I am planning to take some more pics this weekend so will send you some.
Take care, speak soon.
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.
Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2014 8:56 PM