We do QUALITY not QUANTITY
We "R" the GENUINE TEACUP dog....
Let me explain. I have had yorkies my entire adult life- well over thirty years. Way back a Yorkshire terrier was an expensive dog almost unheard breed of dog, over the years it has become such a popular dog that everyone and their Aunty took to breeding them. Buy one here, buy one there, as long as it resembles a yorkie we breed it. WELL hang on there, NOT the best idea now. SURELY you do follow some ground rules and ensure what you breed is a good quality pup? In a lot of cases - SEEMINGLY NOT.
Yorkies well the breed standard is a 7lb dog but these days they can be double that weight, triple maybe and those are the very dogs that are in shelters by the dozen. VERY SAD. Good quality Yorkshire terriers are a rare find in any shelter.
There is NO BREED STANDARD for small sizes of yorkies.
People all want to buy a yorkie don’t do their homework and end up with dogs that resemble anything BUT a yorkie hence they are cast off in a lot of cases and the owner of that unfortunate dog is on the look-out again for a yorkie. HOPEFULLY a good one this time. Be aware yorkie should not be dirt cheap, if they are think twice, about purchasing the pup.
One has to remember that as with anything a QUALITY PUP costs money. Again as with anything you get dirt cheap, cheap and good quality that you pay for. So buying cheap is not the answer if you are FUSSY about what you wish to own at the end of the day. Be cautious of people who breed with inferior quality dogs to be able to sell cheapies, as that is not the aim of the exercise, the very reason the shelters are inundated with inferior quality dogs.
Cheapies just how much effort has gone into the raising of those pups, if the breeder cannot afford to do the necessary such as deworming, inoculations, etc.
I am fortunate I never have an issue homing my pups but then I don’t breed pups by the dozen nor do I breed with just anything that resembles a yorkie. The majority of my business is referrals and repeat business. Happy to say people owning my dogs in general have dogs that only see a vet for the annual shots and the odd dental. Dogs living many years, only passing from old age.
The term IMPORTED may sound grand and all, but one has to consider that imported dogs does not guarantee over the top quality dogs, the people breeding DOGS overseas are no different to the breeders in SA, there are the over the top quality conscious breeders and then there are the run of the mill breeders, so be cautious when the term IMPORTED is used as is GOOD MORNING and GOOD AFTERNOON.
TEACUP, now here again is a term used very loosely when yorkies are advertised, if breeders want to draw attention to their adverts MOST being free adverts at that???? They use the term TEACUP.
There is no breed standard as far as the term teacup goes, however considering the size of a teacup as in the CUP you drink from, one presumes it to be a small sized pup or future adult dog. However, every other day I get the public complaining to me how they answered this or that advert and went out and bought this teacup that is now 2 – 3kg and it was not cheap to begin with. ???? Again if that is what you are after a GENUINE teacup you should not be accepting any free adverts statement. It is not an easy thing to determine what is teacup and what is not, it has taken me many years but in the majority of cases and this goes back even to some twenty years back, the dogs I have sold as teacup in fact have turned out to be teacup.
These day our real tinies remain here for close on four months if not four months in that way we can 99% guarantee that dog will be the ultimate tiny.
Pups leaving us at that age, are all fully inoculated, rabies included, micro chipped, fully socialised, guaranteed exceptional temperaments, these are dogs we at MIJOY have monitored around the clock, since day one till the day they leave us. The reason they are not cheap pups.
ALL OU RPUPS ARE REGISTERED all our pups carry HEALTH GUARANTEES. EVERY pup we sell no matter the size we expect to be sterilised by the new owner . Sterilisation contracts are in place.
We have bred and owned teacups, the real deal for a very long time in fact the first teacup I owned was thirty odd years back. A genuine teacup is not something one finds every other day or in numbers in litters at ANY BREEDERS ESTABLISHMENT. It does not happen. So any breeder tells you that, think long and hard. It is not the case, guaranteed.
It is not always the breeder who is the con either, sometimes sad to say it is the buyer, people who buy dogs, replace them and claim that particular pup is the teacup you sold them when in fact it is not the same pup at all ???? NOT very nice to do, but then I guess takes all types. However we do have measures in place to ensure that does not happen.
The genuine teacup appears once in every so many litters if it is in the blood lines of those dogs to throw the tiny sizes. We do not manipulate the producing of these very small sizes the reason when we do get the odd one, they will live a long life, be healthy and all and not give their owners sleepless nights owning them.
VERY FEW people are the right owners for this size of dog VERY FEW. It is a huge responsibility and something, we as the breeders take very seriously. The pup must be in the right hands. It is far more than owning a real tiny dog, it is a way of life.
Every other day I get people prepared to pay whatever it takes to own a teacup for SENSATIONALISM and that does not wash with me for sure. This is a life at the end of the day.
Pups advertised as being from registered parents but pups themselves not registered???? The public think getting a bargain here as to register costs a fortune. WELL that is anything but true, to register a pup costs R80-00 maybe R100-00 but the breeder has to be a registered breeder in order to register their pups. Again this should be a warning to you as a potential buyer. It is not you as the future owner saving the bucks but the breeder who is not registered as a breeder, who is saving the bucks and one has to wonder, if the pups cannot be registered, what the reason for that is??????? Registered pups does not automatically mean they are top quality either.
I guess at the end of the day if you are happy with ANYTHING then it makes no difference, but if you want something of quality that will live a long and happy and above all else HEALTHY life, then think twice before you buy first and foremost CHEAP pups and secondly, just from any other breeder.
Teacup pups if they are teacups to begin with that is, should not be leaving the breeder before they are at least three months if not four months of age. GROWTH charts again something to be cautious of, as a growth chart can be misleading and the pup on hand, may have had issues along the way which will result in it being or weighing far less than it should weigh if it was healthy from the get go.
The Breeders who care, will not sell to the first person who calls them up, they will want to know a few details about the future owner of their much loved pups they breed.
Once again be cautious of under-aged pups passed off as teacups as was happening frequently with one breeder - I do get to hear about all of this going down, as we have been around a very long time and desperate owners will come to us for advice, however when they have been CONNED to put it mildly, into believing the pup they have just bought, is a teacup only to find as they did, that in fact the pup was grossly under-aged to what it was sold as, emotional turmoil, heartbreak, devastation and a lot of vet bills to pay for and the pup at the end of it, DIES, way too young to have left the mother dog. Tragic to think some breeders actually resort to this. How desperate can they be to sell their pups??? The loss of a life is precious and not to mention the emotional scarring, losing a pup does to an innocent owner out there. IN most cases they do not go back to the BREEDER as they are beyond DISGUSTED.
Breeders who own quality dogs, do the best for the pups they breed and by that I mean, feed the best food possible, do all the necessary shots, deworming ensure their pups are healthy before parting with them, have exceptional temperaments etc, Breeders who go to these lengths cannot afford to sell their pups for next to nothing.
I might just add again, if you are on the market for a teacup, a proper teacup that is, we would send out information to you advising what lengths an owner is expected to go to in owning this size of dog and initially pup. this is not something you take on as a gimmick, will tend to this tiny pup till I lose interest or get another something, I can buy on impulse.
REMEMBER you may have owned a hamster, you may have bottle fed kittens, but to say you know it all because you have had the hamster,(meant to be tiny anyway) the bottle fed kitten ??? Think long and hard, as NO dog is meant to be as tiny as these dogs can be. Full grown weighing 550 and 600gms in some instances, dogs that live to 12 years of age, NO health issues.
A GENUINE teacup is far more than a small sized dog could ever be, it is an entirely different story.
We however do not sell those ultra-tiny pups to the public we sell pups that will be 850gms to 1,1kg as adult weight and those pups are solid built pups. They are short legged, short bodied and in the majority of cases have doll-faces.
WE SELL WITH HEALTH GUARANTEES.
NO breeder has teacups GENUINE teacups in numbers, they are a rare find.
If you do have the lifestyle, to own this out of the ordinary pup and ultimate adult dog, you will wait when ordering one from us as they are RARE. WE never have teacups here waiting for an owner to pitch, they are sold long before they are even conceived. Waiting lists ONLY and have operated on this basis for a good many years. A future owner who is prepared to wait for the right dog, is in most cases the right owner. Impulse buying is not the buyer we are looking for, to own our pups. You must however have the lifestyle to own that pup before you will be accepted to join a waiting list.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. I do hope you are more informed with regards to buying a Yorkshire terrier you can be proud of owning. We all love our dogs no matter what they look like, but if you are looking to buy a Yorkshire terrier of quality, that will live a very long life, with no health issues to speak of. BUY WISELY. This applies most definitely when looking to purchase the smaller sized dogs, as if you hit a problem with a small yorkie, you are in for a lot of vet visits in that dog’s life. BE CAUTIOUS.
Oh and one thing I must mention before I close, our teacup pups are born from the normal breeding sized bitches and not mouse sized stud dogs either, we do NO interbreeding at all, they are born as nature intended the reason they are healthy and long lived.
We only sell to PET OWNERS – ANIMAL LOVERS OF NOTE not to anyone wanting to test the breeding market, any breeder, any person who wants one litter of pups or keep a dog they can have mate outsiders dogs. NO TEACUP DOG IS CAPABLE OF HAVING THE FIRST LITTER AND TEACUP MALES ARE USELESS STUDS.
I also have folk contacting me having bought four or five yorkies before all SUPPOSED TEACUPS homed them all, wanting a teacup from me,. NOW that I have an issue with, how can you buy a pup love it and cast it aside as it is not the SIZE dog you wanted, in cases such as this PLEASE do your homework.
Small home, small garden I have to have a teacup, any sized yorkie will be just fine, not one that is a huge dog obviously but if you purchase the likes of a miniature size which to a PROFESSIONAL breeder of yorkies means an adult weight dog of 2.5kg to 3.5kg, this size will be fine for you.
I get enquiries for a miniature teacup? A miniature is the size above, a teacup a fraction of the size of a miniature. We breed with miniature sized dogs being the 2,5 to 3,5kg adult weight bitch.
If you are in a rush to buy a teacup dog, we will never be able to help you, as I have said we work with waiting lists and this is not a dog we can rush having born. So please in a rush don’t contact us.
DON’T BUY ANY ANIMAL - NO MATTER WHAT IT IS, ON IMPULSE…
OUR THANKS, ONCE AGAIN TO ROGZ PET INSURANCE FOR THIS INVALUABLE ADVICE
Cold Weather Safety Tips
The cold winter months can pose several problems for our pets. As a responsible pet owner, be sure to protect your pets with the following winter safety tips.
Dog Park Etiquette Rules
Dog parks offer awesome physical and mental benefits for your pet. As a dog owner, you want to responsibly ensure that when your dog runs off-leash, that it is done in a safe manner.
Further advice regarding DOG PARKS and walking your pooch in them....
If your dog is a mini variety be extremely cautious, often large breed dogs mistake small breeds for TOYS, cats or something like a rat and one does not want an unhappy ending or very bad situation dievelop, when a large breed dog attacks a small breed dog and does serious damage. Always keep a vigilant watch out for other dogs.
MY RULE OF THUMB NEVER LET YOUR DOG OF ITS LEAD.
FURTHERMORE should you be walking your dog and a big mutt arrives, pick up your dog as fast as possible and be cautious as that large dog may decide to jump up against you to grab at your dog, you cannot say it will never happen, it does and has happened, rather be safe than sorry.
MISSING YORKIE FEMALE 1.2KG
REWARD - 15 JUNE 2018
BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN STOLEN!!!!
REWARD - For safe return or information leading to her safe return
She is sterilised, 4 years of age and is MICROCHIPPED
WHERE IS SASSY??
LAST SEEN ON FRIDAY 15 June 2018, AT 2:30 IN THE AFTERNOON AT HER HOME IN
DRAMGME ROAD , WILGEHEUWEL,
very near to the CLEAR WATER SHOPPING MALL
KINDLY CONTACT THE OWNER Cherise on 074 722 4286
alternatively the BREEDER
Joyce 072 234 0791 or contact me through this website
We want this much loved baby back home ...
NO QUESTIONS ASKED....
Thank you for your help
It is sad to know that a lot of folk out there are not honest, etc and think if they see a dog it is theirs for the taking (EVEN IF IT IS SEEN IN SOMEONE'S GARDEN) HOWEVER the micrcochip importers are wising up to this and NOW there is a hot list, dogs such as the above's details, will appear on that hot list and if ever - that dog is scanned for whatever reason, that dog is going to be listed as having been stolen !!!!!!!!!!!!!
it will then be up to the thief to PLEASE EXPLAIN - THERE WILL BE NO EXCUSE FOR THE THIEF TO HAVE THIS DOG IN HIS OR HER POSSESSION, AS IT IS CHIPPED, THE OWNER CAN AND WILL BE TRACED, THE LEGAL OWNER THAT IS.
- If the dog YOU HAVE IN YOUR POSSESSION was not purchased by you - you have no right keeping that dog or pup irrespective of the circumstances
SO IF YOU SHOULD EVER BE OFFERED A YORKIE AND ARE UNCERTAIN OF THE BACKGROUND, HAVE THE DOG SCANNED AT A VET, ANIMAL SHELTER AND RATHER CHECK UP -
if you dont you may find yourself IN THE HOT SEAT -
you are at risk of being prosecuted keeping a dog that is NOT YOURS TO BEGIN WITH
if you are caught with a chipped dog or pup that is marked or listed as being lost or stolen on the hot list BEWARE
BELOW: OH SO ADORABLE, MORE PICS OF OUR BIEWER TERRIERS WITH THEIR OWNERS ETC ON OUR BIEWER WEBSTIE.
BELOW : ANGEL ONE VERY LOVED YORKIE SEEN HERE WITH HER MOM ON HOLIDAY AT A PET FRIENDLY HOTEL...
OWN - DOG AND CAT MENU ----
ABOVE: Proud to have bred this baby, PROUD to own this baby....
26 April 2018 - WELCOME TO MIJOY
qUALITY not quantity
*Genuine TEACUP * pocket sizes * miniature sizes
and rarely * standard size yorkies....
we guarantee * exceptional temperaments and personalities * totally socialsed
* carry health guarantees * QUALITY PUPS
*minimum of 2 inoculations,deworming,
we only breed BIEWER TERRIERS AND YORKSHIRE TERRIERS- proper coloured yorkies
no strange colours....
LOOKING FOR A GENUINE TEACUP PUP ?
YOU ARE AT THE RIGHT PLACE....
GENUINE TEACUP DOG's "R US"
20 years producing the ultimate tinies
30 plus years breeding the
8 years breeding THE BIEWER TERRIER
Every now and then we are blessed with a GENUINE
teacup pup in a litter or two of ours.
GENUINE TEACUP SIZED PUPS born,
produced as nature intended,
The reason they will live long HEALTHY lives
AVAILABLE TO APPROVED HOMES ONLY!!!!
This size of pup and adult dog is suited to very few
people, it is not a FASHION STATEMENT
sold with health guarantees,
leave us at
4 months of age.... AVAILABLE ONLY
VIA A WAITING LIST
The genuine teacup dog and pup….
A proper teacup dog which I refer to as a GENUINE teacup pup is not for just anyone who thinks a really tiny pup or dog is cute, adorable, COOL whatever, owning this size of dog or pup is a way of life.
If you own this size of pup, you need to realise this is not the run of the mill size of pup or dog and therefore it takes that much more effort on the owners part to see to it, it is handled correctly.
This size of pup is not sitting around waiting for an owner to come on by nor are they EVER available in numbers. Someone said to me yesterday they want the pup to choose them, well if there is normally only one teacup at any one time and being a genuine teacup it needs you to chose IT, not the other way around. We guarantee the temperament of every pup that leaves our care, so if you have a problem with any of our pups temperaments, you are not handling that pup properly. The NORM with our pups comments we receive from the buyers, they moved here as if they were born here. MUSIC to my ears. We sociallise every pup that leaves here as well.
What applied to other breeds of dogs, DOES NOT apply when it comes to the genuine teacup dog and pup. in other breeds of dogs the pup may very well choose the prospective owner, but not with a proper teacup pup. I refer to it as such as every second breeder claims they breed TEACUPS when in fact they DON’T.
I do not KNOW of, i have never been advised ever by the public or even heard of anyone else that breeds the GENUINE teacup at that, a few annually and for twenty odd years at that. Yes they may get a very occasional pup this size one in five or ten years. Very few Breeders exist that would go to the lengths we do to raise this size of dog it is labour intensive, a total love for that baby etc, it does not grow up overnight on its own, it is hands on from the minute it is born.
There is no such thing as a teacup litter of pups, there is no such thing as the Mother dog being a teacup, if you read this in adverts, hear this from the breeder, realise it is total nonsense, NO teacup dog is capable of giving birth naturally. Teacup males are NOT stud material either. So if you read or hear how the father is teacup or the mother is teacup or there is a litter of teacups BEWARE total inaccurate statements. If anyone resorts to breeding with a proper genuine sized teacup they are putting that dogs life on the line.
What can and sometimes does happen a pup is purchased by the public and ends up far smaller than expected, this pup was sold to the public as a bigger sized pup that never grew as it should have. However when we refer to a genuine teacup pup this is a pup that has been born at a teacup weight, remains at a teacup weight every week, reaches the milestones teacups should reach at certain ages etc, this is almost an art when it comes to this size of dog, they just are not born grow up go to their new homes at a few weeks of age, DOES NOT HAPPEN, this pup is tiny.
Our teacups the GENUINE TEACUP is born in a litter with other pups of varying sizes from pockets, to miniatures and sometime although very occasionally standard sized pups. RUNTS well i guess runts do exist, but to me, a runt is a pup that has health issues, very underszied does not thrive well, battles etc, teacups GENUINE teacups dont exhibit any of these signs, they just need to be with a mother dog, that does not have a bunch of far bigger pups in the litter, if this is the case, BABY needs to move to another Mother who has more suitably sized babies in her litter. I dont believe in hand raising any pups, i will supplement around the clock if i have to, but the best place for any pup, is with a mother dog.
A teacup may end up with a couple of Mothers by the time it reaches a certain age, as it is more inclined to be suited to new borns in a litter than pups of a few weeks of age. we dont allow our tinies to struggle to get to the milk bar.
A genuine teacups development is worlds apart from the normal small yorkie pup.
They remain here for 16 weeks, not 6 or 8 weeks, there is a major difference and furthermore, the time they leave here at 16 weeks they weigh what other TEACUPS ???? out there, are weighing at 6 and 8 weeks of age.
Our teacups are born as nature intended, NOT manipulated into being born by inter-breeding, etc, that is BAD NEWS that is when the public buy pups with health issues their entire lives. Dogs that live short lives, dogs with health issues etc, if bred properly this will not happen, If in the right hands as in the owner of this baby, it will not happen. However I have had the misfortune in years gone by of having KNOW IT ALLS, buy this size of pup and it proved at the end of the day they knew precisely NOTHING with regards to handling a genuine tiny baby. we are there every step of the way to edcuate assist people who do have the lifestyle to own such a tiny pup, with seeing nothing goes wrong.
The cost of such a pup - this size of pup is not cheap. Ours leave us at four months of age, at this age, they have had all their shots plus rabies, they have been monitored around the clock for weeks on end which we expect their future owner to do. this is not a toy, something you can brag about, this is a living tiny little dog that we expect you to do right by. We do breed all sizes of the yorkie and biewer terrier rarely the standard size however, but Pocket sizes we do get, have all that size of pup.
We have bred and owned TEACUPS from as little as 550gms as an adult weight dog.
We only work with waiting lists on this size of pup and we will only sell this size of pup to people who know the rules, if you party non stop, go on holilday leave dog at home or with your neighbour and please NEVER a kennel don't buy the genujine teacup, this is a pup and dog that is part of the family, goes everywhere with you. never left at home. People out there with my tinies, if the tiny cannot go, they dont go, the right attitude to adopt, if you cannot offer a tiny the right home, right environment, to be a part of your family, DON'T be tempted to buy it.
MIJOY have owned the yorkshire terrier for well over thirty years and have produced as nature intended GENUINE TEACUPS for the last twenty years. We advise our prospective buyers what we feel works, what we know works, this pup is suited to very few people. this is not a pup to be bought on the spur of the moment. We only supply via waiting lists and that takes time and patience. Our pups are sort worldwide.
YOU are most welcome to contact me I can fill you in on further details, we dont expect our tinies or any of our pups,no matter what size they are, to be a BURDEN on their owners, suffer ill health, frequent visits to the vet, etc, we are used to our pups living very long HEALTHY, LIVES with their owners. We start the process - we expect our owners to continue it.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.
RAW DIET BEWARE…….. 18 March 2018
This article was taken from a veterinary newsletter THIS MONTH IN THE CAPE
The latest nationwide Listeria outbreak has naturally got pet parents concerned about what they should and shouldn’t be feeding their pets. Listeriosis is a serious but treatable disease caused by Listeria monocytogenes, which is widely distributed in nature and can be found in soil, water, and vegetation. “Risks of infection in pets, while possible, is less likely.
Pets with underlying disease conditions, weakened immune systems and those who are older are at an increased risk,” explains Dr. Guy Fyvie, Nutritional Advisor at Hill's Pet Nutrition, South Africa. Discussing raw food diets vs prepared food choices, is a bit like discussing politics or religion at a dinner party, but when it comes to Listeriosis you need to know the facts. The American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association, as well as the FDA, have all come out with official positioning statements cautioning against raw food diets. In one study scientists evaluated 480 samples of dry and semi moist food and found only two incidences of contamination. One was positive for Salmonella and the other for Listeria greyii. This comes to a 0.4% contamination rate. On the other hand, of the 196 samples of raw dog and cat food, a total of 88 were found to be contaminated — 65 for Listeria, 15 for Salmonella, and 8 for E.Coli – a 45% contamination rate. Dr. Fyvie says you can prevent your pets from exposure to Listeria infections by following these tips: • Pay attention to the news. Any food that is unsafe for you is also unsafe for your pet. Make sure you discard contaminated products properly, you don’t want your pet finding the item later. • Stick to safe treats. Stick to nutritious Hill’s stews rather than giving your pet viennas, sausages or cold meats as a reward. • Cook meat thoroughly. If you feed your pet meat make sure it’s been cooked, no matter what it is. Listeria is very heat sensitive, a core temperature of 70°C will kill the bacteria. If you’re worried your pet may have come into contact with any Listeria contaminated products; then look out for the following symptoms: Diarrhoea Nausea Fever Vomiting Weakness Lack of co-ordination As a pet parent you may be wondering if your pet can pass the disease onto you? Dr. Fyvie says this is highly unlikely, however. “You have a greater chance of contracting Listeriosis from pets eating raw diets.” According to Dr. Fyvie pet parents have no need to be concerned if their pets’ food is made by a reputable manufacturer under strict quality control measures such as Hill’s Pet Nutrition. “Hill’s ethical sourcing of raw ingredients from limited certified vendors and the processing and controls in place during manufacture, packaging and shipment means the chances of Listeriosis is practically non-existent.”
RAW DIETS HAVE MADE HEALDINES IN RECENT MONTHS, IN OVERSEAS COUNTRIES ESPECIALLY AND ONE HAS TO BE EXCEPTIONALLY CAUTIOUS IF YOU FEED A RAW DIET TO A SMALL SIZED DOG OR PUP.
I SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE, I WILL NEVER TOUCH THIS DIET EVER AGAIN.
If you feel raw is the answer, insist on the information from the manufacturer and or distributor, that the raw meats and poulty used are in fact tested, as are the human meats and poutlry tested to ensure they are free of disease, that the process used to prepare them for sale is of the best and most hygienic possible and above all else, the rules are followed,
NO short cuts used in preparing them for you to dish up to your LOVED PET.
It is to be remembered however, that a raw diet has a very short SHELF LIFE if it can be referred to as that, you cannot let it stand, it will become A RISK to your pets HEALTH, once out in room temperature for feeding your pet, the bacteria will start to multiply the longer it stand the more it will multipoly and dramatically therefore it is a diet that needs to be monitored, fed and removed, YOU cannot just leave it, fridge life is also limited.
ENSURE IF you throw it out, it is not in a place any other animal can access it,
for example when tipping over the bucket .
Once raw meat or poultry is full of bacteria it is toxic and can be fatal
IT is exceptionally sad to see what appears to be a healhty pup one minute,
fall over, stone dead - the next minute
Poisoned from bacteria in a raw diet. Once the bacteria enters the pup or dogs, blood stream NOTHING will stop the animal from passing.
If in any doubt ask your VET....
not just another toy.....
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Here is a photo of the most important little man in our lives: Merlot Pieter Humphries.
Born on the 12th August three years ago, he is the smallest, most perfect, intelligent little man around. He is the center of our lives.
From: Jeanne L
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 11:22 AM
Subject: RE: Pups info.
We & Max are enjoying Annie every minute. Such a cute little one – but, on the other hand, all your dogs are!! So no surprise!
Kind regards from a happy mom!
BELOW - BIEWER TERRIER BRED BY MIJOY OWNED BY SALLY
We would like to draw your attention to using a raw diet on a tiny sized pup or tiny sized adult dog.
Irresepctive of what you are told, check with your vet before you decide to go raw and feed a tiny - a raw diet.
MIJOY IS THE GENUINE TEACUP YORKIE... BREEDERS FOR WELL OVER 30 YEARS
producing TEACUPS FOR TWENTY ODD YEARS....
We sell long-lived,
tiny healthy, genuine teacup yorkies and now the BIEWER TERRIER in the tiny sizes....
We do not have teacups waiting for buyers,
we work strictly with a waiting list and these TINY ANGELS
will be placed in approved ,suitable homes
From: Simone Parsons
Sent: Sunday, December 24, 2017 11:54 PM
Subject: Newsletter and our precious little Milo boy
Seasons greetings to you. I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the exceptional breeding standards you adhere to. Milo is now 4 years old and very much the little love of our lives. He is just a bouncing bundle of joy who lights up our home. We have never had any health related issues...not one. Thank you for the time and effort you put into your newsletters and I do hope that you will continue to send them out each month as I find them so informative and interesting to read. It also makes me feel connected to a community of owners who have purchased your exceptional fur babies. Thank you for all that you do and I wish you the very best for the New Year.
Looking forward to seeing a newsletter pop up in my email in the new year! xx
My sincere thanks to Simone, I will continue with my monthly newsletters and NUMBER 121 will find its way into the email boxes in the beginning of 2018,
to all those dedicated dog owners and future dog owners
that are assosciated with MIJOY - MY THANKS TO YOU ALL.
BELOW IS THE COVER PAGE OF OUR DECEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER
ISSUE NUMBER 120
Mijoy wishes you and yours a wonderful festive Season
Be on your game, every step of the way....
a few suggestions below....
VALUABLE INFORMATION FROM THE GETMEKNOWN - PET IDENTIFICATION TEAM
Once again excellent tips below from ROGZ PETZ INSURANCE
FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL CONCERNED,
ALL PETS IN A VEHICLE SHOULD BE CONTAINED
Below: two MIJOY bred much loved pets.
OUR PUPS ON LEAVING US ARE SOCIALISED..
CARRY HEALTH GUARANTEES...
GUARANTEED TO HAVE EXCEPTIONAL TEMEPERAMENTS...
HOME RAISED BABIES....
BIEWER terrier PUPS all placed in their forever homes
Thanks for the pics and continual updates. greatly appreciated,
Mijoy we go that extra mile .............
where QUALITY Counts ....
OUR aim achieved, getting our adored babies, into the right homes,
below beautiful CHARLIE featured repeatedly over the years on this site and his new baby BROTHER amazing owners, thank you for the pics
BELOW : BOTH RESCUES, CAT A GOOD FEW YEARS OLD, FOUND IN THE GUTTER - NOT EVEN IN A BOX, WITH TWO OTHER KITTENS, BROTHERS,
THE YORKIE - TAKEN BACK FROM A FEMALE (YEARS AGO AS WELL) THAT ABUSED HER
if you want to take your frustrations out on someone - PICK SOMEONE YOUR OWN SIZE.
So often dogs that have been raised in abusive hands, carry those scars their entire life.
DONT BUY A PUP IF YOU ARE NOT CERTAIN IT IT FOR YOU IMPULSE PURCHASE AND STERILISE YOUR PETS.
IF YOU CANNOT ACT RESPONSIBLY AND DO RIGHT BY THEM, DONT OWN THEM, THE GUTTER IS NO PLACE FOR THREE LITTLE KITTENS ...
Below : Angela and her boys, amazing owners CONGRATULATIONS on your new addition
BELOW: proud to say we bred her, photographed here lying relaxing on her back, thanks SALLY for the latest pic of one obviously very loved, biewer terrier 5 months old LOLA.
LOLA gives new meaning to the words OVER THE TOP CUTE
Below LOLA prior to leaving us to join her new MOTHER SALLY..
IT GIVES US GREAT PLEASURE WHEN WE CHAT WITH OUR PURCHASERS OF OUR BABIES TO HEAR HOW HAPPY THEY ARE IN THEIR NEW HOMES. THANK YOU TO JEANNE IN THE CAPE, her second MIJOY baby in her capable loving hands, her words,
"AS IF HE WAS BORN HERE"
ANGELA her words, 'SUCH AN EASY BABY"
CAROL her words - well better still her email is below....
From: Carol Steyn [
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 9:29 AM
Goodmorning Joyce as always read your newsletter with great interest.A big thank you for your fantastic research and actually everything you do to keep us as dog owners in the loop.Invaluable.A lucky day for me when I got onto your website and then purchased my precious little boy.On the 26thNov.will be one year old and the most precious part of my life
A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR DEVOTED ANIMAL LOVING, PUP AND DOG OWNERS,
YOU ARE THE TYPE OF OWNERS WE CHERISH.
If you are wanting a pup to breed with, one to live outside, one that does not dirty the couch, one that wants your constant love and attention, thrives on it, and this is not your idea of owning a pup or dog....
Please don't contact MIJOY
OUR MUCH LOVED PUPS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO APPROVED HOMES
WE CATER ONLY FOR THE PET MARKET -
CONTRACT STERILISATION AT 6 MONTHS OF AGE IS NOT NEGOTIABLE
Pups leave us have at least two inoculations, dewormed, micro chipped, sold with a contract, sterilisation at 6 months is not negotiable.
ALL OUR PUPS ARE REGISTERED
They carry health guarantees, guaranteed to have exceptional temperaments, totally socialised, the very reason when they move home if you are the RIGHT OWNER they will feel at home and act as if they were born in your home. - MUSIC TO MY EARS, THANKS JEANNE
OUR TINIES LEAVE HERE ANYTHING UP TO FOUR MONTHS OF AGE
, only available to approved owners who do right by this small size of pup and adult dog.
Tinies require a lot of attention, the very reason we are over the top getting them into the right hands.
we would far rather lose a sale than have our bundles in the wrong hands
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME...
We do a tremendous amount of repeat business we BREED to give pleasure to people who are the RIGHT owners,
who treat our babies that we have raised with much love and attention, as they deserve to be treated.
HEDGEHOG HEAVEN PUTTING THE 'H' INTO heavenly...
We are professional breeders of the AFRICAN PYGMY HEDGHOG,
KINDLY research on the internet if you are suited to this type of exotic pet.
We have a few babies that will be available from now till before Christmas.
SERIOUS BUYERS ARE MOST WELCOME TO CONTACT US. www.hedgehogheaven.co.za
CAPE AND CAPE PROVINCES TO OWN THIS TYPE OF EXOTIC PET , YOU REQUIRE A PERMIT
NO PERMIT, - NO HEDGEHOG
LOLA PLAYING BELOW WITH A FRIEND BEFORE SHE LEFT FOR HER FOREVER HOME WITH SALLY
SUMMERS HERE..... thanks for the pics Michelle.
Our thanks once again to ROGZ Pet Insurance for this valuable pet aid advice when it comes to BURNS and your dog.
Burns: First Aid for Pets
Few injuries in pets are as traumatic, painful and disfiguring as a burn. Burns are injuries that result from exposure to flame or extreme heat, chemical or electrical trauma, and inhalation of smoke or noxious fumes. Most burns that pets receive come from a hot surface, appliance or substance found in and around the home. Often it takes time for the extent of the damage to be fully realised. Burns produce syndromes ranging from self-limiting injury to devastating long term incapacitation and potentially death. Both the temperature and the duration of exposure contribute to the degree of thermal injury.
Burns are generally placed into one of three categories:
- First degree. Superficial partial thickness wounds involving only the top layer of the skin. The symptoms are generally limited to minor pain and redness. An example would be mild sunburn. These burns heal quickly and generally don’t require extra care.
- Second degree. Deep partial thickness wounds involving the deep layers of the skin. These burns are more painful, introduce a risk of infection, take longer to heal and require veterinary attention.
- Third degree. Full thickness wounds involving complete destruction of all skin layers. These burns are the most dangerous and life-threatening and required immediate and extensive veterinary care.
Sunburn develops in pets that are exposed to sunlight for an extended period of time. It typically occurs on naturally hairless areas such as the tips of the ears and nose; or if the pet’s coat has been trimmed too short, exposing the skin to the sun. This type of burn is usually first degree. It is painful but generally not life-threatening and resolve quickly. Chronic exposure to sun can lead to various types of skin cancer so must be avoided or sunscreen must be applied to exposed skin.
Electrical burns are most commonly found in the mouth as a result of the animal chewing on an electric cord. The lips, gums, tongue and palate may be involved. These burns are usually second degree and do result in tissue erosion and necrosis. Dogs are more often affected.
Diagnosing a burn is usually straight forward if the event is observed.
Burns that are not observed or are malicious in nature are more difficult to diagnose as most burns develop over time as tissue damage sets in and the lesions spread. In almost every case, a pet that has suffered a burn should be evaluated by your veterinarian. It is critically important that the effect the burn has on the animal’s overall health be assessed. Besides the burn itself, the pet may develop an electrolyte imbalance, kidney failure, anaemia and a systemic infection. The extent, location and percentage of the pet’s body involved in the burn all play a role in assessing and evaluating the long term outlook for the pet.
Prevention is always better than treatment so as far as possible limit your pet’s exposure to direct sunlight, flames, household appliances and electrical cords, chemicals and smoke.
If exposure occurs:
- Extinguish all flames. If electricity is involved, make sure the power is turned off.
- Avoid being bitten. Even the most loving of pets will bite when painful or afraid. You may have to muzzle your pet.
- Make sure the area is well ventilated.
- Apply cool water compresses with a clean cloth. Change the compress frequently and keep the site cool and wet. The area affected can also be submerged in cool water. This may prevent the burn from penetrating deeper into the tissues.
- If the burn is from a dry chemical, brush away as much of the substance as possible. Be sure to protect the mouth, nose and eyes of you and your pet. Wash the contaminated area with large amounts of warm (not hot) water. Protect yourself with appropraite safety equipment. If the chemical has gotten into the pet’s eyes, flush with clean water for 15-20 minutes.
- Do not break any blisters that have formed.
- Do not apply any ointments or butter-like substances.
- Do not apply ice to the burn.
- Carefully transport the animal to your veterinarian.
BELOW : PHOTOGRAPHED AT THE JOHANNESBURG BALLET dress rehearsal for the up and coming season of SNOW WHITE
Opens at JOBURG THEATRE 13TH OCTOBER 2017
MIJOY yorkie pup in the middle of the pic, unfortunately she only was visiting.
Thanks for sending the pics...
BELOW: ONE OF OUR ULTRA CUTE PUPS, IN HER NEW HOME.
Latest pic from owner of the cutest pup at the ballet : thanks Lauren, JUST THE SWEETEST JOY, THANK YOU.
It is a pleasure, this is the reason we BREED
BELOW : ANOTHER OF OUR OVER THE TOP CUTIES.
18 month old MIJOY yorkie
WE WILL BE SAYING FAREWELL TO BENJI - (pictured below) IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS TIME, WHEN HE MOVES TO ENGLAND TO JOIN THE
REST OF HIS FAMILY. OUR VERY BEST WISHES TO DELENE AND JOHN. DAUGHTER JODEEN IS ALREADY IN ENGLAND WITH HER HUBBY AND FAMILY WITH THEIR TWO MIJOY FOUR LEGGED KIDS.
BEST OF LUCK TO YOU ALL
ABOVE : BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS FOR MOM ANGELA, HAPPY BIRTHDAY
& CHARLIE (MIJOY BOY) WAS IN THE FULL SWING OF THINGS....
We put the CUTE FACTOR and the WOW FACTOR into our precious babies
We do not breed pups by the dozen
HOME GROWN BABIES, NO KENNELS, NO CAGES
SUPER TEMPERAMENT GUARANTEED - 100% SOCIALISED
PET MEDICAL AIDS, PET INSURANCE IS FAST BECOMING AS IMPORTANT AS OUR HUMAN MEDICAL AID SCHEMES, YOU HAVE A FEW OPTIONS OR CHOICES,
ROGZ PET INSURANCE, PETSURE AND THE LATEST ONE AS BELOW...........
Be on top of your game, your pets need medical insurance just as you do...
VISIT www.hedgehogheaven.co.za to view info on THE AFRICAN PYGMY HEDGEHOG
Owned the pekingese for the past thirty years
Pups periodically available, to PET HOMES only.
We do not sell for breeding pruporses, sold as HOUSE pets
enquiries to EMAIL ADDRESS : email@example.com
A cruel, unnecessary – and illegal – practice
We humans don’t have the copyright on body language: dogs use their tails for communication. A tail that is wagging quickly indicates a happy, friendly dog, whilst a tail that is being wagged stiffly slowly and deliberately indicates a warning that a dog is feeling threatened or unhappy, and that he may bite or attack.
All of which calls into question the archaic, barbaric and illegal but continuing practice of tail docking. Further research suggests that when dogs feel stress, they tend to wag their tails to the left as a reflection of what’s happening in the brain. Activation of the left-brain causes the tail to wag to the right, activation of the right brain produced a way to the left.
The research shows that dogs wag to the right side when they encounter something pleasant. When they see something threatening, for example, a strange dog exhibiting dominant behaviours, they wag more to the left side. These results suggest that dogs notice another dogs tail wagging and use the information to decide whether the dog with the wagging tail is friend or foe. The researchers concluded that dogs aren’t intentionally sending signals with their tails, but rather the tail wagging is a consequence of the inner working of the canine brain. Tail wagging behaviour results from the way in which different emotional signals activate different parts of a dog’s brain. WIthout a tail, a dog cannot communicate his emotions or intentions, making it more difficult for people and other dogs to know how a dog is likely to react in in a certain situation and may even lead to an increase in dog fights. Tails also assist with agility and balance.
Tail docking is the amputation of a dog’s tail at varying lengths to suit the recommendations of a breed standard. Coking involved the amputation of the puppy’s tail with a scalpel. Sometimes, rubber bands are used, although this method has never been used by veterinarians. The cut goes through the skin, cartilage and bone. This procedure is usually performed without any anaesthetic or with a local anaesthetic at three to five days of age. A small number of dogs are born naturally without a tail.
Tail docking, even if performed with local anaesthesia, causes pain and stress to young puppies. Recent research in pain management indicates clearly that puppies, even at a few day s of age have a full developed nervous system and a well-developed sense of pain. Sometimes, tail docking, results in serious complications such as bleeding. Infection and even the death of the puppy.
Tail docking does not provide any benefit to puppies. Traditionally, some breeders considered a docked tail necessary to fulfil the working functions of the dog. Today many working breeds are kept as house pets and only a small percentage are used for field work, which is a recreational activity for people and not an essential function. If dogs of breeds that are customarily docked are left with intact tails, they are not more likely to get tail injuries than dogs of other breeds. If a procedure that causes pain has no immediate or future benefit for the animal and may lead to complications, surely it is unnecessary and should not be performed?
Tail docking is a procedure that is carried out because people believe that that is how that dog should “look” so it merely satisfies a breed standard or a human notion of what that type of dog should look like.
Some owners say that a dog with a long tail causes problems by knocking down ornaments in the house – well try rearranging your décor. OR don’t keep such a big dog.
The SA Veterinary Council does not condone the routine of tail docking of puppies for cosmetic purposed by veterinarians. Any veterinarian who docks a tail “unless for justifiable medical reasons”, will be liable for prosecution under the Animal Protections Aca (APA) NO 71 of 1962.
Veterinarians found guilty under this act will automatically be investigated for unprofessional conduct by the SAVC under the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act 1982.
TAIL DOCKING BANNED IN SOUTH AFRICA JUNE 2008
OUR LATEST PICS OF OUR ADORABLE MIJOY KIDS
IN THEIR OVER THE TOP LOVING HOMES, THANKS TO YOU ALL FOR KEEPING US IN THE LOOP
BELOW STORM OWNED AND ADORED BY CARON
Thanks for your constant updates, CARON'S COMMENT THANK YOU FOR BREEDING HER....
MY pleasure - Joyce
From: Caron O
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 1:37 PM
Isn’t she just beautiful! The love of my life!
BELOW: CLOE TEACUP GIRL - JUST TURNED 7 YEARS OF AGE, HAPPY BIRTHDAY
PROUD OWNERS MARLENE & BEN
Comments from owner" HI Joyce, Cloe is seven years old tody. Happy to say, she is healthy and NO vetbills STUNNING COAT.
Thanks Marlene for the constant updated....
One of Hanno & Nicole's boys watching the activities in the horse arena.
Clearly a keen equine enthusiast
Below RETHA with one of her MIJOY girls.
BELOW HANNO AND NICOLE WITH THEIR TWO MIJOY KIDS
THANKS FOR THE CONSTNT UPDATES - THESE MIJOY KIDS LIVE IN THE CAPE
BELOW VERY SPOILT BOY LIVES IN THE LAP OF LUXURY CAPE TOWN THANKS WANDA FOR CONSTANT PICS AND UPDATES.
PEANUT BUTTER AND YOUR PUP/DOG... BEWARE
Thanks to Belinda R for the latest info....
A NEW TYPE OF PEANUT BUTTER (AND OTHER NUT BUTTERS) IS BEING SOLD WITH LESS SUGAR BUT NOW INCLUDES XYLITOL AS A SWEETENER. Zylitol is used in sugar less gum, and can be DEADLY TO DOGS. Many people use peanut butter as a dog treat, or to fill a KONG, or disguise medications. If they now use the type with zylitol, it could be very dangerous.
READ YOUR LABELS ON THE JARS.....
What is a genuine teacup pup…Well we have produced the ultimate tiny for the past twenty years and we do not MANIPULATE the breeding of them, NOR do we INTERBREED our dogs, we don’t breed with tiny dogs to produce them either.
If you get involved buying a pup that is bred as above, be assured you will hit health issues, if not sooner, LATER. The liklihood of you dog making OLD BONES is highly unlikely.
A correctly bred GENUINE teacup pup will live for many years provided the owner is responsible, follows the rules and does what it takes.
I must stress that the genuine teacup is not suited to just anyone, we will only place them in homes where the person that owns them is well informed, done their homework etc. as this is NO run of the mill puppy.
Teacup it is the IN THING now to attach the word teacup to everything you sell, as that attracts the buyers, like a moth, to a flame however, be cautious, you may very well get BURNT.
Be cautious when buying this TEACUP pup as the majority bought by the public end up miniature in size, it happens time and time again.
MINIATURE YORKIES ARE DOGS WEIGHING AS ADULTS 2.5 TO 3.5KG
It is not easy to judge the estimated adult weight of most pups the reason if we are not 100% certain we will tell our buyers that and it is for them to decide if they want to risk the pup ending up a pocket sized dog instead of a teacup.
However we keep small pockets here for three months and the ultimate GENUINE TEACUP here four months, so we are almost guaranteed that the teacup is a teacup.
The tinies have to reach certain milestones, suffer with no ill health, eat from the time they are meant to eat and that is not 5 weeks of age either. No parasites of any kind, in or on a tiny as that will automatically play a huge role in any pup’s wellbeing and will give a false representation of expected adult size.
A member of the public called me this week about her teacup pup she bought and was having such problems with, the weight of the dog, as an 8 week old pup weighs more than my 8 month old teacup pup.?
Decide what weight of dog you want to own, ask your breeder what weight they think the pup on offer will be. Taking into consideration that there are many factors that are in play when it comes to working out a pups future weight.
The appearance alone of a pup gives one a very good indication of the size of that dog.
To the trained eye, a pup can be defined in a pic as having potential to be tiny, or small, being tiny or you being HOOD WINKED…..
IT is almost a science when it comes to these exceptionally tiny sized dogs, I stress to buyers remember at all times, this is a healthy bundle of joy but NO dog is meant to be that size , therefore you take the necessary precautions and put safety in place, first and foremost SAFETY.
A proper teacup pup is a rare pup to begin with, so you are not going to find a handful to choose from, that is guaranteed.
There is no such thing as a teacup litter of pups, it does not exist, anyone who tells you that, is talking HOGWASH.
Our teacups we have bred and own and owned have ranged from 550gms and 600gms as an adult dog.
NO TEACUP IS BREEDING MATERIAL.
NO SMALL or MEDIUM POCKET IS BREEDING MATERIAL
Any BIGGER pocket sized dog used for breeding purposes risks having a C section.
We do not sell for breeding purposes at all.
How do you know it is a teacup you are being offered when asking for one from someone advertising them?
- It is no walk in any park raising a genuine teacup pup NEVER purchase a pup that needs to be bottle fed, supplement fed etc.
- Ensure the pup you buy is old enough to leave its Mother as this happens frequently, where the buyer cannot get the pup to feed and the rollercoaster ride begins.
- I would not want to bottle feed any pup, so I am sure you most probably would not want to either. One thing to bottle feed a normal sized pup, totally different story to bottle feed a teacup PUP. The best for any pup is to be Mother dog raised.
- If you have any concerns - agree with the breeder that you will take the pup to your vet, for a complete health check and if your vet has any concerns you will return the pup the same day, for a full refund. Get this in writing.
However be aware that if the pup has been hurt, stood on, fallen off of a couch etc, you cannot expect ANY breeder to refund or replace the pup.
UNDER AGED PUPS, this appears to be happening more and more, where the public are sold teacups when in fact they are not teacup but under-aged pups. IF you have ANY concerns don’t buy the pup. So many people fall into a trap where they feel sorry for the pup concerned, buy it end up with a massive vet bill and a dead pup. BE cautious of doing this as you are encouraging that breeder to continue conning buyers and innocent pups losing their lives.
The smaller the pup the more difficult to turn a bad situation around. So rather steer clear of drama, to pull a very small sized pup through a medical drama is no easy thing and not something the layman should even attempt doing. DON’T think handing a tiny pup into your vet and leaving it at a clinic is the answer either, IT is not. They stress, no vet has the time to babysit, any mouse sized pup or dog. Most vets don’t want the responsibility of having a mouse of a pup/dog in their clinic. Most vets don’t ever work with mouse sized pups or dogs.
It must be realised that to buy a proper teacup dog, you have to do the pyjama drill for many months. You DON’T leave a teacup pup with any maid, any children, you most certainly don’t leave it outside. Whatever happens to that pup happens under supervision, it is not allowed to do anything on its own.
Night feeds you get up and ensure that pup eats every three hours, DON’T make the mistake of leaving food and water and PRESUMING the pup will eat itself. This is a huge responsibility, not something you do for a week or three then leave to fate.
Don’t buy any pup irrespective of its size unless it has been raised properly. I heard this last week, how a Lady purchased a pup that was raised on porridge and how she and her vet battled, for four days to save the pups life, but it passed unfortunately. NOT A TINY PUP EITHER. Dogs eat dog food, pups eat puppy food, don’t even consider feeding home cooked concoctions etc, and never feed a really tiny pup or tiny adult dog, any raw diet, that is a death sentence to them.
What price should you be paying, well all I can say is you pay peanuts you get monkeys and that is proved time and time again.
I am asked by the public why their yorkies looks totally different to mine and that goes for the biewer terrier as well.
Possibly it has something to do with the fact what they are paying for a yorkie today, what I paid for a yorkie in 1989.
We do not breed inferior dogs, we don’t believe in it, a pup if handled properly and bred properly should last a good many years, our own yorkies pass at 14, 16, 17 and last year we had one that passed at 19 even at that age, no health issues.
Feed properly, take care of properly, house properly, you will have many years of total love from your YORKIE.
Pekingese the MINI size periodically available.. PEEK A BOO Dont you just love em...
SAFETY SHOULD ALWAYS BE YOUR TROP PRIORITY..
CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFO....
25 April 2017 - LATEST INFO 7 MONTHS AND 630GMS....
Featuring one of our own TINY TEACUPS, bred as nature intended
Proud to say we bred her, her Mother 2.5kg and her Daddy 2.2kg
560GMS 27 weeks old
THIS SIZE OF PUP IS SUITED TO VERY FEW DOG OWNERS,
SIMILAR TO HAVING A HUMAN BABY.
MIJOY IS THE "TEACUP YORKIE" THE REAL DEAL, THE HEALTHY, ROBUST,
LONG LIVED DOG
Available only via a waiting list - to approved owners only!!!
HOTLIST FOR LOST OR STOLEN PETS!!!
GetMeKnown (GMK) is providing a feature called hotlist which allows owners to upload a lost or stolen microchip number directly to all the Halo scanner’s internal databases. This GMK feature caters for all types of microchips regardless of their supplier. Let's Get Them Known ...
As soon as a user has uploaded their personal contact details to the GMK hotlist database, GMK immediately uploads the information to more than 500 Halo scanner internal databases throughout South Africa. The Halo Scanner gets updated every time a Halo scanner is charged. Charging the halo scanner is done via a computer’s USB port and will be updated accordingly if the user ensures it connected to the internet. The scanner will inform a user whether a pet has been stolen or lost furthermore this means there will be no need for a computer to access information.
The Halo scanner is an independent mobile unit with the reported hotlist in the scanner's internal. Consequently the process of using the scanner can be compared to a scenario where an individual’s credit card is stolen. If a thief attempts to use the stolen card, the cashier will immediately be informed whether the card was stolen or lost. This will inevitably lead to immediate intervention by third parties.
The Ranger or Border Control Officer doesn’t need a computer to access the database as the database of lost pets is conveniently updated on the scanner. After the process of scanning a microchip, the information displayed on the scanner screen can lead to quick action and the safe return of an individual’s beloved pet. This is a unique and innovative product which allows customers a more efficient way of locating their pet.
The GetMeKnown team
We at MIJOY use the GETMEKNOWN chip and have done so for numerous years, excellent service,
easy as 1,2,3.
The Do's and Don'ts of Dog Walking
Walking your dog is a great way to get exercise, fresh air and socialise. It is also a great way to bond with your dog and spend quality time together.
There are certain rules you should follow when walking your dog.
What to Do:
- Make sure your dog is trained to walk on a lead and comes when called.
- Make sure your dog is well socialised and won’t fight with other dogs.
- Make sure you carry water for your dog (and you) to drink.
- Make sure you carry poop bags so you can pick up after your dog.
- Make sure your dog’s collar fits correctly (you should only be able to get two fingers between the collar and their neck) or use a harness.
- Make sure they are up to date with tick and flea control if walking in the veld.
- Have treats as a reward with you if you plan to let them run off lead.
What Not to Do:
- Walk your dog in the heat of the day.
- Have your dog off lead unless you know it is a safe, dog friendly place. Dogs should always be on lead by roads.
- Force your dog to walk further than they are comfortable to. Old dogs and dogs not used to walking should be observed for signs of fatigue.
- Run or walk long distances with puppies as excessive exercise can be damaging to their bones and joints that are still being formed.
- Feed your dog a large meal just before walking.
WALKING YOUR YORKSHIRE TERRIER - USE A HARNESS INSTEAD OF A COLLAR AS SOME DOGS ARE PRONE TO PULLING ON A COLLAR WHICH CAUSES PRESSURE ON THE THROAT WHICH IN DUE COURSE COULD CAUSE TRACHEA ISSUES WITH YOUR DOG.
Tinies are not the walkies type dog, they can manage a few paces but definitely not meant to walk a long distance. They are the MOMMY carry types, so dont push your little one...
TEACUPS THE GENUINE TEACUP, WE HAVE BRED AND OWNED THEM FOR THE LAST TWENTY YEARS
If you don't have to do pyjama drill, no round the clock feeding, you AIN'T buying a teacup pup....
We have bred and owned them weighing as little as 550 and 600gms as adult dogs that lived till 12 years without ANY health issues.... if a teacup pup is bred as nature intended, the chances of you picking up issues health wise with that pup, is virtually ZERO. HOWEVER YOU AS THE OWNER NEED THE LIFESTYLE TO HANDLE THIS SIZE PUP, THIS SIZE OF PUP SUITS A VERY LIMITED AMOUNT OF PEOPLE.... you are most welcome to mail me for further information.... This pup is NEVER readily available, we work with WAITING LISTS AND SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY....
27 February 2017. Every other day i am contacted by the public regarding the teacup they purchased that is not a teacup pup. First and foremost WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER TO BE A TEACUP PUP.???
We have produced the very tiny dogs for at least twenty years not something i started doing yesterdy or the day before and they are bred as nature intended the reason we sell them with health guarantees however the proper teacup pup is a rare pup and not available EVER in quantity numbers etc, so if a breeder tells you to come and see their dozen teacups on offer, ????????. IF a breeder claims the mother is a teacup again ????????????????? To raise a genuine teacup from a breeders perspective is NO walk in any park. I am not going to go into any details what it entails from my side as the breeder, just incase some UNETHICAL breeders out there use my info to con the public.
At one stage we did sell our tinies at 8 to 10 weeks of age, when asked by the desperate future owners BUT not in years now. We keep ours till they are four months old and they are raised as a teacup should be raised, we then can almost guarantee 99% this is the real deal. IN past years we have had to deal with some rather unscrupulous, unethical, dishonest folk. People who lose their pup at 6 months, replace it and then try and fob off a new dog as our breeding? Dispicable for sure....
YOu want the genuine teacup check out what you need to know about ownign this size of pup.
- For months on end this pup will need to be monitored around the clock which includes during the NIGHT obviously.
- Night feeding is essential and if you are sold a pup that you are not adivsed to feed during the night even, at four months of age, IT IS NOT THE TEACUP Pup
WE 'R' THE HEALTHY, HAPPY, LONG LIVED GENUINE TEACUP DOG
read on our/this site all about it....
Owning the GENUINE teacup is way more
than owning a very small sized pup or dog
it is a way of LIFE.....
In his new home and luvvvving LIFE..........Pocket pup 3 months of age
OUR LATEST ADDITION BELOW, MORE INFO ON OUR BIEWER WEBSITE, www.mijoybiewerterriers.co.za
Feeding your dog the right way…
We all have our own tried and trusted ways of feeding our pets but, be cautious of feeding chicken, which seems to be the IN thing with most folk, spoiling their fur kids with chicken, the self-same story that can cause your fur kids issues in later life, so check this out with your vet. Dogs should eat a fully balanced diet designed for dogs.
Raw diet be exceptionally cautious of feeding this type of food to tiny pups and dogs, VETS are totally anti this for the smaller sized dogs and pups and before you go down this road, ask your vet his or her opinion. OVERSEAS certain regulations are in place to ensure the meat and poultry contents for the raw diets go through exactly the same testing that human foods go through, in South Africa this is not the case. BE CAUTIOUS….
ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR VET BEFORE TRYING GIMMICK FEEDING….
BELOW THE REASON WE BREED
12 FEBRUARY 2017
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CUTE - ONE YEAR OLD
BRED BY MIJOY OWNED BY MICHELLE IN THE CAPE...
Thanks for the pic, love to see how our cute babies grow,
very beautiful "little" girl for sure...
BORN TO BE LOVED - THE REASON WE BREED
Another real cutie below, thank you LIZIA for the constant updates and pics.....
Thanks for the pics folks always appreciated...
Below in the CAPE - HANNO are these guys paid overtime,
seem to put a lot of work hours in these days........
Another one of our ultra cute little Madams,
Below and our famous CHARLIE owned by ANGELA TOO MUCH RAIN????
Life is for living YOU GO BOY
BELOW ANOTHER UTRA CUTE MIJOY CHILD.... THANK YOU JEANNE also in the CAPE.
COMMENT FROM HER OWNER - "MADDIE THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFT ON EARTH..".
Thank you for all the updates, photos, so much appreciated
A pet is a forever........... research before purchasing any pet ............
OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER NUMBER 110
Interested in buying a teacup pup?? Here is the info you require.
We sell GENUINE teacup pups that end up as healthy, long lived dogs, but they need to be in the right hands. Most people are not suited to owning this size of dog, it requires dedication, huge amount of responsibility. It is not a pup to leave home with the maid, or Granny.
IT is a total companion to its human owner, so not suited to a child, student etc. If the pup cannot go with you wherever you go, don’t buy it.
Night feeds is something that needs to be done for a good few months and this size of pup and dog is something you will have to monitor every night forever, to ensure your pup or adult dog is fine, as the tinier the dog, the more hands on the owner needs to be.
Something similar to having a human baby, whatever you would not do with your baby, don’t do it with your teacup pup.
We have sold a good few over many years and with the right owner it is never a problem. Many years back we did face problems with the WRONG owners who knew everything.???? HOWEVER A GOOD MANY YEARS AGO since that time, we are over the top FUSSY who buys this size of puppy.
This is not about how knowledgeable you are on the breed, but how far you are prepared to go to raise and own the ultimate tiny dog.
If you have the lifestyle to own this size of pup, adult dog in the future, you are most welcome to contact us to take things further. We do have waiting lists always have waiting lists, worked from waiting list for a good many years. This is not a pup you phone us up and one is sitting watiting here for someone to buy it, they are rare, never happens.
This is the GENUINE tiny not what the majority of breeders fob off as teacups, in 99% of cases those pups are pups that will end up considerably bigger when adult or they are pups sold at a very young age, NOT the age the breeder claims them to be. BE CAUTIOUS OF SCAMS. A proper teacup pup is an expensive pup.
These pups leave us at four months of age, at this age they are in the vicinity of 400gms weight may differ but slightly. They will be socialised, they will be guaranteed to have a very good temperament and personality.
All our pups are home raised, We are not kennel breeders or cage breeders.
Pups will have had all shots plus rabies, a booster inoculation will be required when dog is 16 months of age. Pup will be dewormed. Micro chipped. Sold with a contract for sterilisation. ALL our pups are sold on the understanding they will be sterilised by the owner without exception with a specified period of time. Once proof of sterilisation has been received by us from your vet, registration papers will follow.
To join a waiting list, you are sent forms to complete with your details etc, a deposit is required you will receive a receipt, you will also be put on our mailing list. We send out monthly newsletters hitting number 110 odd. February 2017 - Number 110
NO one breeds with teacups they are way too small, ours are bred as nature intended, we do not manipulate the breeding of them in anyway, the reason we sell with guarantees as they are healthy, long lived dogs.
BEWARE OF THE SCAMS OUT THERE THE BREEDERS WHO SELL ANYTHING AS TEACUP TO GET PUPS SOLD AND GET GOOD PRICES.
THE ONLY REASON OUR TEACUPS ARE THE PRICE THEY ARE, IS THE WORK THAT IS INVOLVED FROM OUR SIDE AS THE BREEDERS.
We are known for out tinies world wide. We are no fly by nights, been producing the ultimate tinies for the last twenty odd years, involved with the yorkie breed for the last thirty plus years. We also produce BIEWER TERRIERS IN TINY SIZES, UNHEARD OF ??? We have them to prove we breed them.
NO TEACUP SIZED DOG IS CAPABLE OF BREEDING. WE SELL ALL OUR PUPS STRICTLY AS PETS IRRESEPCTIVE OF THE SIZE OF THEM, IF YOUR INTENTION IS TO BREED WITH ANY DOG FROM MIJOY, DO NOT BUY THE FIRST ONE. ALL SOLD ON CONTRACT, STERILISATION NOT NEGOTIABLE.
The teacup is a very hands on pup, this is not a pup you leave in any vet clinic for any length of time, they stress, they pine for their owner, this can and will mean disaster if that pup is hospitalised and left for a clinic to handle.
GENUINE TEACUP BELOW, WE DO NOT EXPECT HER ADUT WEIGHT TO EXCEED 600GMS.
below thanks for the pics Danelle of your little chap.....
I just read an interesting article titled:
Does feeding dry food or crunchy food to your dog make a difference in his teeth or prevent dental disease? written by Dr P Kuhly DMV MBA
To summarise, it said:
When formulating ideal diets for dogs, there are loads of things to consider. The variables involved in finding the perfect diet for an individual animal are endless. However, when considering what’s best for your dog’s teeth, in Dr Kuhly’s experience, people assumed they knew the answer.
There is no one right answer for every pet. Actually, some crunchy foods do next to nothing for pet teeth while others have passed rigorous standards and are proven to reduce plaque to some degree or another.
Dr Kuhly raised some interesting questions:
Each dogs’ individual chewing behaviour varies from dog to dog.
Is every piece of kibble being chewed or are those lumps simply swallowed?
Some pets are gulpers and these hungry ones bypass mastication altogether. If your dog is a non-chewer, there’s no way that even the most effective tartar-preventing foods will do anything for their teeth.
Then there was the question:
Does Crunchy or Dry Food Make a Difference in Your Dogs Teeth?
The Answer in short: No, we don’t know whether dogs fed a lifetime of crunchy food (including proven plaque-reducers) suffer less periodontal disease than those that eat foods that are not specifically proven to reduce plaque.
Is this all trivial or even irrelevant?
For example, many dogs’ medical conditions require moistened foods (such as overweight cats or cats and dogs with specific urinary issues). Many pet owners may be resistant to feeding moist foods (even when their pets really need it) for fear their pets’ teeth will suffer. Meanwhile, there’s very little evidence to prove that our pets are any better off eating crunchy food…and plenty of evidence to suggest that some diseases and specific health concerns may require the softer stuff.
So to conclude:
The belief that a typical dry food only diet keeps the teeth cleaner should be regarded with a little bit of scepticism. Normal moist and dry foods seem to neither promote nor decrease plaque accumulation.*
But we do know that dental hygiene is very important to contributing to a long and healthy life for your dog or cat.
With all these things to consider, a very simple answer and solution is at hand no matter what you feed your pets.
Does it matter whether your pet chews hard kibble? – No.
Does it matter if your pet is a gobbler? – No
All that matters is that PlaqueOff Animal gets into their system so it can get to work.
No mess. No fuss. PlaqueOff Animal every day, once a day, will clean teeth and keep them clean. It’s that easy!
AS SIMPLE AS THAT - ENQUIRE FROM YOUR VET REGARDING THE ABOVE PRODUCT, FAR EASIER THAN A DENTAL ANNUALLY
WE USE GETMEKNOWN CHIPS, not fuss, no bother, as easy as a blink of an eye...
FOUND A PET THAT IS CHIPPED, HERE IS WHAT TO DO........
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Happy New Year to you! I trust you are well and blessed. It's been such a long time since I've emailed you pics of Milo. He's now 3 and a half years old and is very much the love of our lives. He's such a phenomenal little boy.
I haven't received a newsletter in about 2 months and I was hoping you could put me back on the mailing list please.
Have a lovely day and thanks again :-)
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ABOVE - MANY THANKS FOR THE BEAUTIFUL PICS SIMONE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
BREEDERS OF THE YORKSHRE TERRIER FOR WELL OVER THIRTY YEARS
THE GENUINE TEACUP - BEEN PRODUCING THESE HEALTHY,
ROBUST, PROPER, TINY DOGS FOR TWENTY YEARS.
THANKS FOR THE PICS FOLKS, LOVE TO SEE OUR MIJOY KIDS LIVING IT UP IN THE FESTIVE SEASON...
BELOW TEACUP YORKIE OWNED BY MARLENE AND BEN. BRED BY MIJOY 900GMS, 6 ODD YEARS OF AGE.
Chalire headed to the beach for the festive season, look forward to your pics CHARLIE,
thanks to MOM for these pics, look forward to more in the not too distant future.
Holiday Safety Tips
The festive season is a fun time for the whole family, but it is important to take extra safety precautions with your pets during this time, as some of the small things can pose a danger to them.
Secure the Christmas tree. Make sure it is securely in place so pets cannot knock them over accidently.
Choose ornaments carefully. Tinsel, ornaments and lights can cause serious hazards if mistaken for toys or ingested.
Keep holiday foods away from your pets. Items like candy, cookies, chocolates, sugary, spicy or fatty foods can cause stomach upsets and some may be toxic to pets.
Create a safe haven for pets. To avoid your pet becoming stressed out, ensure they have a safe spot they can relax in, away from the festivities.
Prevent your pet from slipping out. With all the bustle, it can be easy for a pet to slip outside. Ensure your pet is microchipped and has a collar and tag with your contact details in case of this happening.
HOLIDAYS * FESTIVITIES * This is the time of year most of us are celebrating HOWEVER where is the pooch??/ Best time ever to invest in a playpen or pet carrier if you take your pet our visiting and celebrating with you or also ideal to ensure the pooch is safe even in your own home…
FINAL DAYS TO ORDER YOUR PLAYPEN AND CARRIER…. Be wise not SORRY… for more info see below on this page.
Supplier closing shortly for the HOLIDAYS ahead....
Safety is a top priority here at MIJOY, we use and have used COSMIC PETS Products
for many years, with our ultra tiny pups and adult dogs we breed and own, safety comes first.
We also sell COSMIC PETS PRODUCTS see further down on this page for info
BELOW : ONE VERY HAPPY YOUNG LADY, HER SECOND MIJOY YORKIE..
CONGRATULATIONS, ENYA on your new baby ....
That big smiles says it all........
Thanks to MOM Retha for the photo.
Below Lynne bought her second MIJOY baby - Congratulations, may be bring you loads of happiness and joy
FROM OUR MAILBOX:
From: Info [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 9:22 AM
Subject: FW: Mxxxxxk vet clinic
Attached please find Lila’s Sterilization Certificate.
Lila is THE most adorable little bundle of joy I have ever known.
Our family adores her and my hubby of course just cannot get enough of her.
She is such a happy and extremely loved doggy.
I have never in my life, ever loved a dog as much as her.
She is beautiful.
Her coat is beautiful.
When I took her to get sterilized, I felt more nervous and upset than any of my children going in for their operations.
Because she is so tiny, I am very protective over her and had such a terrible feeling about her having to be sterilized and go under anesthetic.
But Johan, at MXXXXXt Park, is amazing, and he convinced me that she will be just fine. And she was.
I am just thrilled that the burden of having to have her sterilized is off my shoulders now.
Hope you have a great week ahead.
Lots of love
THANKS TO COLLEEN, WE LOOK FORWARD TO A PHOTO IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE.
BELOW another cutie in his new home. thanks LIZIA for the beautiful pic.
BELOW: MADDIE IN HER NEW HOME IN THE CAPE. THANKS JEANNE FOR THE BEAUTIFUL PIC.
CONGRATULATIONS are in order
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EXERCISE, FUN, PLAYS A HUGE ROLE IN ALL FELINES WELL BEING.
IRRESPECTIVE OF WHAT PET YOU OWN, INTEND PURCHASING, RESEARCH BEFORE BUYING,
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Eek! A flea! We all hate the thought of our pets getting fleas. Down at the coast, particularly in humid areas, fleas are generally more prevalent and an all year-round problem. At this time of year - autumn and spring - even pets in Gauteng are likely to suffer from fleas.
Fleas have been around for many thousands of years. There are over 2,000 species of fleas in the world, all have a specific host from which they prefer to feed but many are willing to feed on whoever is around at the time. The most common flea found on both cats and dogs is ctenocephalidies felis, the cat flea.
Fleas have adapted over the years to ensure their best chance of survival - they are tiny insects with laterally flattened bodies, usually are reddish- brown in colour and they have barbs on their legs and bodies. Their thick exoskeleton makes them hard and physically tough. All of these adaptations make it easier for them to move around between hairs on the host animal and difficult for the host animal to remove or kill them.
Stages of the Flea Lifecycle
Being an insect they have four stages in their lifecycle. The female adult flea needs to have a blood meal to lay her eggs. She uses her mouth parts to pierce the flesh, injects an anti-clotting saliva to prevent the blood clotting and begins feeding. Using the proteins from the blood meal she can then produce and lay a few largish eggs per day. As they eggs are not sticky they most often fall off the host in to the environment. Over the course of her life time the adult female flea can lay three to four hundred eggs.
The larvae will only hatch out of the egg when the environmental temperature is right - they can stay dormant inside the egg anything from two to twelve days. The larvae, when it hatches out, is photophobic (light sensitive) so it crawls downwards away from the light. This little larvae will feed on whatever organic matter it can find in your carpet, pet’s bed or between your tiles. They eat skin scales, flea dirt (poop) that is high in blood (protein) and food particles. Depending on conditions, food consumed etc, the larval stage may last for as little as nine days or up to six months.
When they are ready they spin a cocoon and pupate. The cocoon keeps them safe and allows the adult flea to form. The adult flea needs the right temperature (20 -30°C), the right humidity (+/-70%) and a source of food before it will hatch out. The adult flea can remain within the cocoon for two to fifty weeks. When the adult hatches out they must have a blood meal to survive and lay eggs. How do they know “food” is out there? Fleas can sense vibrations from animals or people moving around and also changes in carbon dioxide levels in the air from mammals breathing. Very, very clever!!
When the time is right outside they hatch, get a blood meal from you or your pets, and so the lifecycle goes on.
Fleas were found to be the carriers for Bubonic plague (Yersinia pestis) back in the old days; they became carriers by feeding on infected rats. Pet’s fleas nowadays are much less serious. For most pets the bites are just an irritation, but for some the flea saliva can cause an allergic reaction and a massive irritation, Flea Allergic Dermatitis(FAD).
The cat and dog flea can carry tapeworm eggs (Dipylidium canium) as the flea’s larval stage eats all sorts of organic matter and this could include these tapeworm eggs. Within the flea larvae the tapeworm egg hatches and develops in to an intermediate stage. If your pet, during grooming, nibbles off a flea and swallows it, the intermediate stage will develop within the intestine to an adult tape worm.
What to do if your Pet gets Fleas?
Pets can pick up fleas from all over. Other pets, wild animals and birds, infested environments such as bird's nest or a friend’s house whose pet has fleas.
If you see a flea on your pet you now know that the chances are you will have some or all of the other three life stages in your home. There are many anti flea products on the market, some more effective than others so it is always best to ask your vet for their recommendation. A product that kills the adult quickly (so the female can’t lay more eggs) and that will prevent the eggs from being viable is essential. It is very important that the product not only acts quickly but also has a long lasting action so frequent repeats are not necessary. Knowing that a single flea’s lifecycle can last up to two years, a once off dose of anything will probably not solve your flea problem.
A thorough deep clean of your home, washing dog beds, getting down in all the cracks and crevices will help physically remove some of the problem. Even a clean home can be a home to fleas - remember those larvae which burrow down in to hard to reach places? If necessary you can get your house professionally treated. Fleas that are pupated are most resistant to insecticides, which means that adult fleas can continue to hatch months after treatment.
It is advisable to give your pet’s anti-flea treatment regularly all year round, following the product recommendation, to prevent a breakthrough in cover and a potential flea outbreak in your home. Many of these anti-flea products are combined with anti-tick products giving you protection from two nasties for the price of one. And don’t forget to add regular de-worming treatments just in case of tape worms.
We breed QUALITY PUPS not pups in QUANTITY
we do not claim to breed show dogs, never have and never will,
we breed quality pups for QUALITY HOMES
The GENUINE TEACUP PUP/DOG is suited to very few people.
This is the real deal, rare, healthy, adorable.
PETS ONLY NOT FOR ANY FORM OF BREEDING
Thank you Michelle for the latest pics of your amazing LITTLE GIRL LILO 1.1kg 8 months of age
New pics will be uploaded later today... YORKIES AND BIEWERS 6 October 2016
The inside story to the GENUINE teacup dog….
Sorry it is just not a case of wave the magic wand and their is the genuine teacup...
QUESTION NUMBER ONE : Why are they so hard to find and come by?
QUESTION NUMBER TWO: Why do so many Breeders claim to breed them but DON’T, but sell off pups that they claim are teacups???
QUESTION NUMBER THREE: Do I qualify for this size of dog?
QUESTION NUMBER FOUR: How do I know the pup I am being offered by a breeder is in fact the teacup pup I am wanting.
QUESTION NUMBER FIVE: How long is your waiting list?
I will answer the above questions in as much detail as I possibly can. I do believe I have enough experience with this size of dog to know what I am talking about. I owned my first 1kg yorkie over thirty years back and I have produced the ultra tinies for the last twenty years. Some weighing as a twelve year old healthy dog all of 550gms. HOWEVER they are bred as nature intended, which is very important, we do not hatch a plan how we can produce them in numbers, they arrive as nature intended. THE REASON THEY ARE HEALTH AND LONG LIVED, when they are in the right hands.
QUESTION NUMBER ONE : Why are they so hard to find and come by? They are hard to find, no matter what anyone says about that they are NEVER available in numbers at any one time and rarely in general are born. HOWEVER we do get a few born these days, although we do not breed in numbers but opt for breeding quality dogs. If we had to purchase in a pup with the intention of breeding with her in time to come, she produces her first litter, we are not overly impressed with her pups, we cover her a further time, different stud and if again, we are not overly impressed with her pups, we will sterilise her. We will then keep her the rest of her life, we do not rehome dogs that cannot breed, dogs that are retired from breeding, we keep them till the day they die.
Over the years I have heard from the odd Breeder that they had the very occasional very small pup that just did not thrive, did not make it. Some refer to these as the runts of the litters. Some may very well be the pup that has health issues, the pup not meant to live, but a good few of those may very well have been what we call the teacup pup. However to raise such a sized pup takes hard work from the breeder, for everyone that will make it staying the entire raising period with its own Mother 99% won’t survive in litters with bigger pups in those litters. Hence the supplement feeding needs to be done, the around the clock supplement feeding. OR the pup must be moved to a younger litter where it is in a far better position to suckle. IF need be that same pup must be moved from Mother to Mother, so that pup can grow up healthy and strong but in a lot of cases there is no other Mother around.
IF the pup is at an age where it eats very well drinks very well it can be kept to one side but the long journey will begin to raise that pup, which involves monitoring night and day for weeks and weeks to come, TEACUPS only leave us at four months of age. HENCE the reason these dogs are expensive to begin with, the time, effort, dedication from my point of view is over the top. Some of them are a walk in the park to raise while others do test one’s patience.
QUESTION NUMBER TWO: Why do so many breeders claim to breed them but DON’T, but sell off pups that they claim are teacups???
I do believe there are a few answers to this question.
What does the breeder consider a teacup dog? It is known worldwide the weight of a teacup differs tremendously between breeders, in the majority of cases what is sold as teacup in my language are indeed pockets sized dogs and in the majority of cases not a small pocket size either. HENCE the price difference.
If you breed a pup, Mother dog does all the work, the pup eats, gets its shots gets dewormed, moves on out of the breeders home at 8 weeks of age, why not sell it at considerably less in price to the price of the GENUINE TEACUP DOG. The breeder has not even begun to do what we do in raising that scrap.
There has been no monitoring around the clock for weeks on end, months actually, the smaller the pup the more frequently that pup eats, so three hourly feeds, both night and day is not unheard of but with very small sized pups, more like the norm.
The price tag of course, why sell a pup at the going rate if you can sell one very under aged for a fortune, it is only you that wins in this situation as the breeder, not the new owner, who has hours, days, weeks of emotional torture trying to raise a pup that is almost impossible to raise, as removed from its dog Mother weeks before it should have been. One such breeder is out there doing this exact thing and it has come to my attention, with three people who bought her dogs, having gone down this very unhappy, sad road, where all three pups died. Vets all saying pup way younger than the breeder told the buyer it was. How do some folk sleep at night???
As you all should know, the amount of breeders of the YORKSHIRE TERRIER runs into thousands and if you are stuck with pups you cannot sell naturally you are going to make out they are something they are not, if it means you get them sold.
QUESTION NUMBER THREE: Do I qualify for this size of dog?
Some of the public suggest I come and meet them, view their home, their garden, etc. IT is not about your home, your property but how seriously you take raising a pup of this size. It is not a temporary change in your sleeping habits, or devotion of your time, this is a life change to own one of these small sized dogs. Yes it does get better the older the pup gets, but it is a commitment to raise it even from four months of age the youngest it leaves me. A huge responsibility. The reason I say if you don’t have the lifestyle for this size of pup don’t buy it to begin with.
Some of the public will call me saying we ordered one from whoever, but at so many weeks it died, or they found it lying dead MUST HAVE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH IT??? OR someone buys a tiny from a breeder and this happens to them and then they come with the exact same story MUST HAVE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH IT. Well then have the body sent in to the laboratory to ascertain exactly what went wrong with the pup, if you fairly and squarely believe it has nothing to do with you, in the way you handled this pup, no better way than to find out what it died from than get the experts opinion on that. HOWEVER after you have gone to such lengths do not be surprised if the breeder comes back to you, should there have been a medical reason for the pups demise, AND this goes for all sizes of pups not only the tinies, BREEDERS RESPONSE - SORRY WE DON’T GUARANTEE OUR PUPS….. HAPPENED to me many a time over the years and NOT with the teacup sized dogs either, normal sized yorkies. ???????????
Some breeders are definitely to blame if the dog was born with a major health issue however, no breeder knowingly will breed pups with complications of ill health. So many of the public con the breeders trying to make them believe a story or two of why the pup died, when in fact it was as a result of their lack of knowledge, lack of responsibility etc. So one cannot always hammer at the breeder being at fault, those that protest in the majority of cases about breeders are so often the ones that are at fault, through their ignorance, lack of attention they are the guilty party, the one’s that caused the problem to begin with.
What I say to all people approaching me for a tiny, you and only you can decide if this pup fits into your lifestyle or not.
WE do not approve of this size of pup in homes with children, reason being, so many children play rough, they run and tumble and fall and if that happens with a teacup pup around, it may be the end of the teacup. Children cannot play with a teacup it does not fetch the ball, it does not run after them, it cannot jump on and off of their bed. It needs constant watching, a child cannot get up three times a night to feed a teacup pup and what when it is school tomorrow morning? What then from feeding three hourly and the child is at school, then what??? Pup gets very mixed signals and let’s be honest NO school going child can get up all hours of the night to start with. A teacup dog bonds normally with ONE person so does not help for the child to do it now and Mother to do it later. DOES NOT WORK LIKE THAT.
This rather hectic routine of nightly feeds, as well as daily feeds, gets to one over a period of time, I sometimes feel like a zombie never having slept properly in months, but I carry on regardless, because if I miss that feed, I may not have a pup to feed, next feed around.
Read up on HYPOGLYCAEMIA, how this is a killer to small sized pups/dogs, and what the majority of tinies will suffer from at some stage in their lives. BE INFORMED don’t blame others for your lack of knowledge.
QUESTION NUMBER FOUR: How do I know the pup I am being offered by a breeder is in fact the teacup pup I am wanting.
I am always happy to assist where possible and it won’t be the first or the last time I am asked about a pup on offer weighing x at birth, weighting w at this age, y at that age and what do I think? Will this be a teacup and in all honesty I cannot answer that question, for anyone to say with any certainty based on a weight in a pup’s life at a particular age, what size that pup will end up - is almost IMPOSSIBLE. Impossible if I get weights given to me and have no history of that pups upbringing.
To ascertain size one needs history of a pup you cannot thumb suck AND no matter what you may think, this it is not the easiest thing to do.
Most have charts they work from however that chart is very often not correct it may be accurate for one pup and totally inaccurate for another.
The sizing depends on various factors, how many in a litter, how well cared for was the mother, how often does that pup eat, there are a few factors however I can guarantee you will let you know if the pup in question is indeed one of those mice you may be after buying.
The breeder tells you three meals a day, morning noon and early evening, NO during the night feeds. This is no teacup pup.
A pup is flown to you at 8 weeks of age, a teacup there is no ways the airways will allow a mouse of a pup to fly, hence your teacup flying on its own at 8 weeks of age, is NO teacup.
I would not allow a four month old teacup pup to fly in the hold on its own, it is way too tiny even at four months of age.
QUESTION NUMBER FIVE: How long is your waiting list? This has to be the most asked question of me, relating to teacups. I get the public advising me it is three years since they enquired and having been looking all over SA without any luck now back with me and I still have a waiting list??? Way back then already I had a waiting list? Well the answer to that is as the pups are supplied new folk join that waiting list, we always have a waiting list.
This is not a pup you will get from me yesterday or in the next month, this is a dog you wait for and if you now ask why, you have not read what has been said above.
People who want this size of dog, are folk that have done the research realised how hard they are to come by also realise if you buy any pup you could land in the soup. We sell with health guarantees within reason. If you drop your dog don’t call me about that.
We are fair about what we guarantee and what we don’t.
The famous words I hear from the public most times, the breeder they bought from said YOU MUST KNOW YOU BUY THIS SIZE OF DOG, YOU AE BUYING TROUBLE???? If this was the truth, why is that or those breeders breeding trouble for others????
Always remember some folk are honest while others are not. We will only sell this size of pup to people who are prepared to wait, who realise this is a commitment owning this size of dog. We do not sell to impulse buyers. AND if you phoned me three years ago never joined the waiting list don’t try and suggest I sell you the next pup, as you phoned all those years ago.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME - IF YOU HAVE THE ULTIMATE TINY ON YOUR WISH LIST CONTACT ME PROVIDED YOU HAVE PATIENCE TO WAIT YOUR TURN, HAVE THE LIFESTYLE TO OWN THIS PRECIOUS BUNDLE. OH AND WE BREED THEM IN BOTH THE YORKSHIRE TERRIER AND THE BIEWER TERRIER.
Leave us at four months of age, all inoculations plus rabies done, micro chipped, registered, health guarantees. ALL PUPS OF OURS IRRESPECTIVE OF SIZE ARE SOLD ON A SPAY/NEUTER CONTRACT ONLY. Strictly 100% as pets ONLY. NO PUP bred by us is sold to ANYONE who plans to breed it be it as a stud dog, one litter story or breeding story. If you intend breeding with a MIJOY dog don’t buy the first one.
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It is estimated that worldwide at least 55 000 people die of rabies every year. Rabies cases in humans occur more commonly amongst children, the reasons being that approximately 40% of bite victims worldwide are children and children are commonly bitten in the face which means a much shorter incubation time for this deadly disease. The whole of South Africa is considered a Rabies endemic area and is unusual in the fact that we have both canine and sylvatic (wildlife) reservoirs for the disease.
What is Rabies?
Rabies is a preventable disease caused by a virus that is transmitted from animals to humans primarily via bite wounds and scratches. The rabies virus, present in the saliva of affected animals, infects the central nervous system and affects the brain causing paralysis and death. A human cannot contract rabies by touching or being bitten by healthy dogs and cats; and the virus cannot be transmitted through intact skin, so touching, petting or being close to animals is not a risk.
Animals in South Africa that are mostly responsible for human infection are dogs, black-backed jackals, yellow mongeese and bat-eared foxes; but cats, cattle, sheep and goats can also be affected.
What are the Symptoms of Rabies?
A rabies infected animal, sometimes also referred to as a rabid animal, most commonly will show behavioural and temperamental changes, e.g. tame animals becoming aggressive or wild animals losing their fear of humans, appearing to be tame. Other signs may include drooling, inability to swallow, muscle weakness, incoordination, seizures and biting at inanimate objects, disorientation and paralysis.
Symptoms in humans appear within two to twelve weeks after infection. These are initially flu-like, including fever, headache and fatigue, progressing to confusion, agitation, hallucination, anxiety, fear of water, delirium, paralysis, coma and death. Once an infected human starts showing signs of rabies, no treatment is possible and death will occur in two to ten days.
International organisations, such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), recommend that domestic animals should be vaccinated against rabies to prevent them from becoming infected with the rabies virus and transmitting rabies to humans. Vaccination of dogs and cats is the only effective way in which rabies can be controlled in these domestic species.
Puppies and kittens begin their rabies vaccines at 3 months of age, they need a booster at 7 months of age to be fully protected. To ensure they remain protected against this deadly disease they need regular booster vaccinations. Regulations state that it is compulsory to have dogs and cats vaccinated every three years against rabies. The vaccine used does not contain live rabies virus so is very safe but effective.
How can Rabies be Prevented?
As rabies causes death in humans following the onset of symptoms, the question should be how one can protect yourself, your family and your pets against rabies. The three most important steps are:
1. Have your dogs and cats vaccinated against rabies at least every three years.
2. Teach your children how to react around dogs in order to prevent dog bites:
- Do not touch or pick up stray dogs, as their rabies vaccination status is unknown;
- Always ask the owner before you pet a dog;
- Keep their faces away from a dog's face;
- Never bother a dog when it is eating, sleeping or with puppies;
- Never bother a dog when it is in a car, behind a fence, or tied-up - even if it is a dog you know.
3. In the event of being bitten by a dog in a rabies outbreak area or suspected of having rabies:
- Immediately wash the wound with soap and water or disinfectant for 10 minutes;
- Immediately after washing the wound, go to your nearest clinic where rabies antiserum will be given and a course of vaccinations will be started. Being bitten by an animal with rabies will result in death unless preventative treatment is started immediately;
- Report the bite to your nearest state veterinarian, animal health technician or private veterinarian.
Rabies is a pretty inexpensive inoculation, all our animals on our property have been done for rabies
we have done rabies for the last twenty odd years, rather safe than sorry....
We at MIJOY inoculate our dogs annually for rabies when their annual inoculations are done
EGG-SHAPED PET POD
Give your small dog or cat their own private spot to curl up and dream the day away
Form meets function! Stunning design ensures that the Pet Pod fits beautifully in any room
Soft washable inner cushion will provide endless hours of comfort
Made from quality high-density polyethylene materials
Suitable for inside or outside use
1 Year warranty. T’s & C’s apply.
Size: 60cm x 40cm x 42cm Weight: 3kg
Available in Blue, Pink and Purple
Older Pets also Deserve our Love and Affection
Many people tend to accept a declining quality of life for our aging pets as a fact of life. Some of us will do everything we can to help them in their ageing process while others believe it is just an old dog or cat and leave them as they are.
I always say that pets give unconditionally to us their entire lives and, as they get older, it is time for us to give back to them.
me this means making sure they are comfortable, happy, healthy and pain free.
Like people, older pets tend to encounter more health problems than younger pets. We need to pay close attention to aging animals, as they age approximately seven years for every one year of human life. Studies show that 36% of senior dogs suffer from osteoarthritis, 18% show signs of Cognitive Dysfunction syndrome, and almost all older animals have dental disease.
Some of the signs you should look out for to indicate that there might be early problems with your older pet include:
- difficulty climbing stairs
- difficulty jumping up
- increased stiffness or limping
- loss of housetraining
- drinking more water than normal
- passing urine more often than normal
- panting excessively
- shaking or trembling
- less interaction with the family
- changes in behaviour (excessive barking or confusion)
- changes in sleep patterns
- eating more or less
- bad breath
- changes in weight
Senior dogs should have check-ups at least twice a year. By diagnosing and treating problems earlier, we may be able to slow the disease process and prevent pain and discomfort.
It is also important to remember that older animals have different nutritional requirements; they should consume fewer calories as they are less active and have less energy needs. Having an overweight older animal increases the risk of diseases like arthritis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and musculoskeletal disorders.
Some common diseases of older pets include: dental disease, cushing’s disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism (cats), hypothyroidism (dogs), kidney and liver insufficiency, heart disease, arthritis, vision loss, cancer, senility and obesity.
What people may pass off as just ‘getting old’ can actually be symptoms of a treatable disease. Please remember to take your older pets to the vet so they have a good quality of life as they get older rather than suffering in silence. And, remember, just because your pet is getting older it doesn’t mean that they love you any less than when they were younger.
Collapsible Pet Pens
The Cosmic Pets™ Collapsible Pet Pens has a wire spine and is made from strong polyester with a removable top and bottom, for added versatility. It comes complete with securing pegs and is portable with a convenient carry case.
This range is ideal for:
• Keeping small and young animals out of trouble, yet still in the living area and spending time with the family; • Temporarily restricting the pet’s movement for animals recovering from surgery or ligament injury;
• Suitable for containing puppy and kitten litters, keeping them safe and contained during those vulnerable first weeks.
Available in pink, blue, black and maroon
Medium 45 cm x 58 cm x 8 panels (114 cm diameter)
Large 48 cm x 58 cm x 8 panels (125 cm diameter)
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Cosmic Pets™ Collapsible Pet Carriers and Soft Crates
Pets become part of the family, and as such, they must travel where their owners go. A Cosmic Pets™ Collapsible Pet Carrier is an important item to keep animals safe and comfortable during any car trip and is the perfect accessory for holidays, excursions to the park or the occasional visit to the vet. Compact to store and easy to assemble, these carriers include a steel frame, come standard with a machine washable fleece base and is made from durable polyester. Available in blue, pink and camouflage.
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Lets not forget the felines in the home.... PLAY CENTRAL AT THEIR PAWS...........
Most pet owners only become aware of the need for dental care once plaque on the surface of your pet's teeth has mineralized into tartar. Often at this point there is already a degree of periodontal disease, where the gums have been affected.
Common signs of Periodontal disease include:
- Halitosis or bad breath
- Inflammed, red and/or bleeding gums
- Tumors in the gums
- Cysts under the gums
- Loose teeth
Why is Periodontal disease bad news for pets?
Periodontal disease is a painful infection between the tooth and the gum that can result in tooth loss and then spread infection to the rest of the body. When infection and tartar in your pet's mouth worsens, structures around the teeth such as the gums and the periodontal ligaments get affected.
As a result, the gums recede and ligaments in the mouth loosen, leading to tooth loss and the spread of infection to the underlying mandibular or maxillary bones and sinus, causing severe problems. In addition, bacteria from the mouth can enter the blood stream and spread into organs such as the heart valves and kidneys – leading to further organ problems.
Prevention is better than cure, especially when it comes to dental care!
Preventative dental care involves regular teeth brushing. It is ideal to start brushing your pet's teeth from an early age. We recommend using specially pet formulated tooth paste (which has a tasty flavour) and a pet tooth brush available from your vet or vet shop.
The mechanical action of chewing on the tooth surface also aids in keeping teeth clean. Feeding dry pet food is recommended over wet or tinned food. Specific dry pet food has been designed to encourage chewing and hard enough that they actually work on the tooth surface to remove plaque and doesn't crumble when bitten into (see diagram below).
BUY THE RIGHT SIZE DOG FOR YOUR HOME, YOUR FAMILY
Miniatures 2.5 to3.5kg weight as an adult dog
GENUINE TEACUPS SUITED TO VERY FEW HOMES, FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS
Mijoy is TEACUP YORKIES that is the GENUINE TEACUP YORKIE
Owning our first GENUINE TEACUP dog in 1989 weighing 700gms
OUR GENUINE TEACUP PUPS AND DOGS ARE HEALTHY BRED AS NATURE INTENDED
Available on order only to APPROVED homes, dog parent/s that have the lifestyle to own such a small sized pup and dog.
This is not a dog suited to the majority of people, this is a handson responsibility.
NOT A CHILD'S DOG
OUR GENUINE TEACUPS
LEAVE US AT FOUR MONTHS OF AGE - THEIR WEIGHT AT THIS AGE 400 TO 500 GMS
This pup will be fully inoculated at this age,(three inoculations plus rabies)
It will be micro chipped, it is registered, it will carry HEALTH GUARANTEES
BELOW TEACUP BIEWER TERRIER
Yes we do get them, bred as nature intended....
BELOW teacup yorkie...
REGISTERED * MICRO CHIPPED * HEALTH GUARANTEES *
FULLY SOCIALISED * EXCELLENT TEMPERAMENT GUARANTEED
HOME RAISED NOT CAGE BRED *** QUALITY NOT QUANTITY
What do you need to know before venturing into buying the ULTIMATE TINY DOG, the GENUINE TEACUP PUP…..
A bit of history about us – our involvement with the TINIES not in the last year or two but for the best part of the last 20 years when I owned my very first TEACUP weighing 700gms as adult. We have owned and bred yorkies for over thirty years.
We have bred the tiniest we believe ever bred in South Africa, one of 550gms as an adult dog another at 600gms as an adult dog. Both living very long HEALTHY lives.
WHAT SIZE DOG DO YOU CONSIDER TO FALL INTO THE CATEGORY OF TEACUP?
YORKIES & BIEWER TERRIERS, anything from 1.1kg and under and as little as 550gms which we have bred and owned. At this weight they are ROBUST. SOLID stocky, well built, NOT lightweight. A lightweight dog is often considerably bigger than the equivalent stocky, well-built pup and dog.
Are you comfortable owning such a tiny sized dog and pup?
Please remember this is not a dog you leave home alone, with the Maid or Granny and not a dog that you take to a boarding kennel, these dogs pine for their owners and where most dogs do, it is one thing to weigh a kg or less and a different story if you have the bigger version and it pines. The bigger version will survive and in all probability will be fine, but you will never know if your teacup will survive pining? Very good chance it won’t and will be in a veterinary clinic shortly after it is taken in to be boarded.
Annual vacations, what about the teacup? IF you cannot accommodate a teacup on holiday with you DON’T BE TEMPTED TO BUY IT.
PLEASE NOTE - “OUR TINIES” ARE BRED AS NATURE INTENDED
We do not manipulate the producing of them, if you do as some breeders attempt to do, you end up with sickly, short lived little disasters that are not only unhealthy but a total nightmare to their owners. Very sad for the little pup, dog at hand and heartbreaking for the owner.
Our tiny Angels are born as nature intended arriving every so often in the odd litter.
There is no such thing as A litter of teacup pups being born
It is not about using a mouse sized male or a pocket female size. In fact I have found smaller females and I am not referring to tiny females but the odd accident we have had produce pups bigger than one would expect and anything but teacup. IT is impossible for any teacup bitch to produce pups she is just way too tiny. Anyone who would consider doing such a thing should be shot.
It is the IN thing to have a teacup around. I am not quite sure what the concept of a teacup dog is to most. However I as having owned and bred them for quite a number of years can put it in a nutshell.
They are hands on, a huge responsibility to their owners, NO walk in any park. HOWEVER follow the rules we suggest, be a responsible owner, you will have it easy.
Our teacups leave us at four months of age, weighing in the vicinity of 400 and something grams. The weight can vary but in general a pup that has been healthy etc, eating very well, reaching those milestones we know they should reach at certain ages, having had all these years’ experience, we can almost guarantee you, the pup will be a teacup dog. It will never be miniature for example or medium or large pocket, but like everything else, one learns all the time, there is no guidelines to this size of dog it is an honor to breed them occasionally and own them.
SOME RULES ABOUT OWNING THAT TINY you should not brush aside.
Parlours are out – possibly as an adult BUT then only while you stand and observe or wait for that bundle. We do not promote it at all, reason being, this is a mouse of a pup, too easy to pick up problems and let’s be honest, a parlour is frequented by so many other animals, there has to be a risk, AIRBORNE disease etc. All the sterilizing under the sun is not going to remove the risk of airborne disease. Kennel cough being one of them.
IF that pup jumps from any height it could be the end of that pup.( even as an adult it could result in that animal losing its life) Restraining it as some parlours do, with a collar etc, Yorkies etc are not candidates for collars, no matter the size of the pup or dog, as a collar puts pressure on the trachea or could and the yorkie is prone to that problem so do not encourage a problem developing or possibly developing by using a collar on any yorkie. To use a harness on a mouse when trying to groom and bath it, well I do not think that will work out too well.
What are critical issues to owning a teacup pup?
Temperature plays a massive roll with this size pup and to use artificial heating is not without its risks. Heating the environment is most probably your safest bet. Keep your pup indoors in your home that is cosy in the winter months. If you take that baby out, keep it covered with blankets.
Using the likes of warming pads and heating discs can have their own risks, overheating any pup and with some warming discs available on the market, NOT that difficult to do. An overheated pup can end up a dead pup. A pup that sits on a warming pad all day and night long, can lose coat, the body overheats and the way nature handles that, the coat is shed, would not normally happen, but I have had that happen to me and not once either, so we do not go that root any longer.
POTTY now this is where people can and often do hit a problem. The pup is cosy as toast in the house but now we need to go out to potty. BAD IDEA. We as humans weighing what we weigh leave our warm home step outside we feel that chill. NOW consider something weighing what a teacup pup weighs going out to do its toiletries no matter how warm that pup is dressed if it is dressed, it still gets chilled. HUGE RISK.
If you are someone that can only survive if your pup or dog goes outside to the potty this size pup and dog is NOT for you.
IF you allow any teacup pup to get cold – body temperature drop that pup is at risk of dying, maybe not today but in a day or three. DO NOT make this mistake.
The best advice we can offer anyone wanting this size dog is simple HANDLE IT LIKE YOU WOULD A HUMAN BABY.
You would not take a human baby outside to play on the lawn (equivalent to going potty outside to a teacup pup) in winter, wet weather, colder weather, DON’T do it with your pup.
You would not leave your baby without checking up on it frequently, watch your pup and by this we mean, this size pup is not the type of pup you feed, leave for work return home hours later – that is a huge risk.
You would see to it your baby eats and drinks as it should, same applies with your pup.
CLOTHING THAT TINY
So many tinies are bought, to dress up and play doll with or so forth. We do not advise any tiny be dressed as a pup. UNLESS you are pretty sure the jacket, jersey does not restrict the pup in anyway, its movement, if you do dress your pup, it must be reasonably well fitting but not like a corset, that will in time cause health issues.
If you groom your pup on a daily basis and it does not need that, BUT if you are owning one dog or this type of dog, groom daily as often as possible, your pup will learn to love it and a teacup is not a candidate to have knots removed, or cut out . etc. If you let your pup or dog wear clothes you have to groom once at least daily if not twice and take off that jersey, jacket whatever, let the air get to your dog’s skin. Jerseys, jackets, clothes damage the coat. UNLESS you are meticulous with grooming.
FEEDING THAT TINY
We are a NO TREAT type of breeder, dog owner. IF you feel the need to give your dog’s treats watch what that treat is made of, how healthy it is for your pet etc. A treat is just that a treat so it is not something you should give your pup or dog as part of its diet. If you feed as we do, something like ACANA you can get their treats but that is once again a treat not something you feed as part of their daily nutritional intake.
The tiny is far more difficult on one hand and dead easy on another. You follow the rules, be responsible, you will never see a vet. DO YOUR OWN THING and be a know it all and trust me, over many years, we have had to deal with a good many of those, who came to realise they did not know it all, when it came to this size dog.
FEEDING THAT TINY – 2
The time our tinies leave us we will know exactly how they eat, if they are easy, difficult etc, we will however NEVER pass on any pup we believe will be a handful to its future owner, but then one has to realise a teacup pup is not just any pup, it is a handful – a handful of love and fur, but a nice one if again handled properly.
You would be advised what your pup is eating, how often it eats and what we suggest you feed it how you feed etc. Hand feeding your pup is cute to begin with, as the time goes by the CUTE FACTOR wears off somewhat and it becomes a chore, a bind, do not start something you are not prepared to continue. YOU as the owner started the spoiling see you are prepared to finish it.
These pups small and all, know exactly how to twist their owner around their paws. If you have the time, the energy to carry your pup around all day, every day ensure you have that time available to you for the next 12 to 14 years.
Make use of a playpen, ensure your pup is out of any draught, has hideouts, beds, toys, water at all times. Do not just leave food down expecting your pup to help itself, you need to know this pup is eating what it should be eating at all times.
Travelling in the car, DOGGY SEATS are cute and all but NOT for this size pup or dog even as adult, chances are excellent a proper teacup dog will never get to the size of being able to see out of that doggy seat. HOW boring is that? You need to consider at all times, the safety needed for this size pup and dog.
The best way of ensuring complete safety is a playpen and then a carrier. The carrier is very useful. Use it to contain your pet, use it when you put that pup on your bed, use it to take that pup to the vet, on outings, to go and visit. NEVER allow anyone to just pick up your pup or dog. IF they have to – they sit on the FLOOR and handle your pet, simple as that. Sitting down on the couch may seem ideal but it carries risks too. The pup could jump off, that can result in a dead pup and injured pup and heaven forbid a pup with broken bones. BE cautious.
Children who come to visit, put that dog in its carrier out of their way. TOO much of a risk, too much of a novelty for any youngster and way too much of a temptation. Human nature to touch, to pick up and if it is your own children who know how to handle this size of dog it is fine, but most youngsters have no idea.
Please remember all children run, play, slip, fall, jump off of the bed, the furniture whether you know it, like it or approve of it, be exceptionally cautious with this size dog around youngsters.
Use a small sized carrier at all times, in your vehicle, at the vet, etc. strap that container onto a seat with a seat belt. Anything goes wrong, car accident etc, your pet is safe.
Any pet allowed to run around a car on the move, is total MADNESS. A teacup is not a pup you drive with on your lap that is being totally irresponsible.
We make use of these carries and have done so for many years.
You can never be too careful with a teacup pup. Be cautious of people touching your pet in public, it should be a case of look but don’t touch. This is where the carrier comes in, pup in carrier you can but look and not touch.
SCAMS AND THIS SIZE OF PUP
Yes, I hear of it every other day, how someone was scammed once, twice and as much as three times over this size dog????
If the public researched this size of dog they would know there is no way this size of dog can sell at a low cost. The time, the effort, cost of shots, deworming, feeding, chipping, registering and all….
A proper teacup pup involves a huge effort and a lot of dedication for the breeder of that pup. It just does not grow up as most pups do in a litter.
AND THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION….. How do I as a member of the public know this is a teacup pup I am being offered????
The GROWTH CHART story, the pup weighed x at birth now weighs Y will weigh Z as an adult. This may be 100% accurate but may be totally inaccurate. There are so many things to take into account to ascertain accuracy.
We have been around long enough to know what we believe is correct and the very reason we no longer sell these pups at a young age, have not sold them for a good while at the 10 weeks of age AGE.
At four months of age, they are that much older, we will have noted what the issues are if there are issues, such as being a fussy eater, etc, we will know if this baby is an easy one a more difficult one and ones that are very difficult we will not pass on. OR should I say MAY pass on possibly but to someone we know exceptionally well. Who knows how to handle cope with a difficult child as this could be.
Pajama drill is a must NO such thing as no pajama drill required with a tiny. They eat around the clock, night and day for many months to come, hence the reason I say NO WALK IN THE PARK.
You cannot adopt an attitude I am exhausted tonight hope the pup is fine, the pup may not be fine come morning.
WHY WOULD MY PUP HAVE TO BE FED AROUND THE CLOCK FOR MONTHS TO COME?
Understanding why makes the difference. A teacup pup is low in weight, hence the metabolism is far quicker than any other sized pup, hence the need to eat more frequently. A tiny will use up far more energy to sustain its body temperature than a normal sized pup.
A tiny remains tiny at four, six or 8 months it is still tiny. You need to put the effort in to raise that pup. If you lose interest, find something a novelty, that wears off do not buy this size of dog.
We guarantee our pup are totally socialized, we guarantee they have superb temperaments, reason being they are NOT CAGE BRED they are bred in our home with attention 24/7.
Our pups carry health guarantees HOWEVER it is up to you the owner to know how to handle this size of pup. You need to be totally aware of the do’s and don’ts you also have to be familiar with HYPOGLYCAEMIA. Research on the web.
We work with serious buyers only, approved buyers only. If you come to us for a teacup pup, you will wait for one, we are proud to say we do not produce pups in the dozens that is not what we are about.
If a teacup is born it will be placed with the next person on the waiting list they are NEVER available if anyone should phone up. WAITING LISTS ONLY.
We feel if someone is prepared to wait for this size of dog, they will be in all probability the right person to own this dog, impulse buyers we do not sell to. This is an alive, breathing, pup that has feelings, not a toy, not a fashion statement and least of all something to go around bragging about.
Pet Care 911
Pet owners are sometimes faced with emergencies involving their animals. A lack of understanding of what to do can cause more harm than good. In this feature we will try and help pet owners deal with some of the more common emergencies and provide some tips on how to deal with them.
Poisonings are one of the most common emergencies seen by companion animal veterinarians and knowing basic first aid can help save your pet’s life.
What is Toxic to my Pet?
The list is endless but it’s also quite simple; all products that are harmful to humans can be harmful to your pet. For example, household bleach or weed killers. But this is obvious right?
A list of toxic tasty food also exists (including chocolate), and the favourite plant “chew toy” in your garden can also be harmful or even fatal. A handy list of toxic foods for your pet can be found at www.petpoisonhelpline.com
Pets (dogs more than cats) mostly ingest toxic substances due to their scavenging nature. You name it they’ll eat it! The first line of treatment in some cases will be to remove the toxin from the body. This is achieved by inducing vomition. This can be a big no-no in certain situations and it’s therefore very important to consult with your veterinarian first before this is attempted.
What Information will my Vet require?
Have the following information available if possible:
If your veterinarian agrees that vomiting is a wise next move then do the following:
Some pets can get dermal or ocular exposure and the best tip will be to read the product label. This will give you a good starting point on what to do next. For example, if the label instructs you to wash your skin with soap and water if you’re exposed, then wash your pet’s skin with soap and water (be careful not to get any into its eyes, mouth or nose) or if the label tells you to flush the eyes with water, do so for your pet and call a veterinarian immediately.
Illegal use of aldicarb (carbamate pesticide) to maliciously poison animals for criminal intent is a major problem in South Africa. Survival can unfortunately not be guaranteed but early and aggressive treatment by your veterinarian can improve your pet’s chances.
The following symptoms should alert one of possible aldicarb toxicity:
Please avoid direct contact with a toxin containing bodily fluids by wrapping your pet in a blanket. This will also help keep your pet warm and calm while rushing to the nearest veterinarian.
Hopefully this article will help pet owners be heroes but it’s very important not to substitute first aid for proper veterinary care.
Protect pets with Ultrasonic Repellents that are chemical- and toxin free and therefor more environmentally friendly! Ideal for pets prone to allergies and sensitive skin, it is even safe to use on puppies, kittens, pregnant, lactating or older pets.
How does it work?
The unit emits a range of ultrasonic sounds. Supported by clinical tests and trials, the sounds emitted are perfectly safe for humans and pets, but intolerable to ticks and fleas. These insects are repelled from your pet and close surroundings like sleeping areas. SKUDO Pet covers a range of 2m² and is perfect for continuous treatment or as a prevention programme to avoid re-infestations. Parasites cannot build a resistance to its ultrasonic sounds.
A convenient and small attachment to the collar of your pet. It can be used all year round as a preventative or as a disinfectant treatment.
It is a small weatherproof device that emits harmless ultrasonic pulses intolerable to ticks and fleas. These ultrasounds are completely safe and undetectable to the pet. The Ultrasonic Tick & Flea Repellent is chemical- and toxin free and highly recommended to pets with sensitive skin and to use on older, sick, pregnant or lactating animals, and especially on puppies and kittens.
• Lasts for up to 12 months
• Completely harmless to pets and people
• Chemical and toxin free
• Covers a range of 2m²
• No accidental misapplication
• Parasites cannot build up a resistance
Developed and tested:
By Dr Genchi at the University of Milan, Italy, Faculty of Parasitology. The product is created through a process of research and development, together with the services of experts, in the fields of veterinary medicine, entomology and electrical safety.
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The Importance of Having your Pet Vaccinated
Your pet may be exposed to an infectious disease at any point in their life; vaccination is the best and least costly way of preventing disease.
Rogz Pet Insurance promotes responsible pet ownership and we contribute R550 per pet per policy year towards the cost of annual vaccinations and other Routine Care on Option C, so that you can do the best you can for your pet. We encourage owners to ensure that their pets’ vaccinations are up to date; according to the Rogz Pet Insurance Policy your pet, unless otherwise determined by your vet, must have been vaccinated or received a booster within the last 12 calendar months against the following diseases:
- If your pet is a dog: Distemper, hepatitis, bordetella, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus.
- If your pet is a cat: Feline Infectious Enteritis (Panleukopaenia), Calicivirus, Chlamydia and Feline Respiratory Complex.
In addition your pet, unless otherwise determined by your vet, must be vaccinated against diseases as required by legislation or advised by your vet. This includes Rabies.
How do vaccinations work?
When you vaccinate your dog or cat, their immune system produces antibodies. Antibodies fight against viruses/bacteria that cause disease. Vaccines prevent disease but cannot cure it. Your vet will do a clinical exam on your pet to ensure that he/she is healthy before vaccination. A healthy immune system is needed to produce adequate antibodies to fight disease.
How often should my pet be vaccinated?
As time passes, the amount of antibodies in the body decreases. Your pet needs to keep the antibody levels high by being vaccinated annually.
Puppies and kittens have immature immune systems and are vulnerable to disease. Nursing puppies and kittens receive antibodies from their mum’s milk. These antibodies can interfere with the vaccination and this is why your kitten/puppy needs multiple vaccines before moving onto the annual program.
Vaccination and Immunity
Once a vaccine is given, immunity is not immediate. It takes at least two weeks for the immune system to respond to the antigens in the vaccine. This is achieved by producing antibodies.
In these window periods, puppies/kittens are especially vulnerable to infectious viruses/bacteria.
Does vaccination guarantee that my animals will not get sick? No.
1) Vaccination protects against the common strains of disease. There are strains in the environment which your pet can get that are not in the vaccine.
2) Your pet is susceptible if he/she is immune compromised from malnutrition, parasites or stress.
3) Your pet is vulnerable when he/she is vaccinated when incubating a disease.
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.
THE ULTIMATE (FOR THE RIGHT OWNER) – THE GENUINE TEACUP PUP, YORKSHIRE TERRIER AND BIEWER TERRIER IN THIS CASE.
I as an owner/breeder (well over 30 years Yorkshire breed) and when I say breeder of GENUINE TEACUP DOGS this does not mean I ABUSE my adult dogs in the process of producing this size dog. These genuine teacup dogs are produced from NORMAL MINIATURE SIZED YORKSHIRE & BIEWER TERRIERS. NO interbreeding at all, no breeding with tiny sized dogs either.
For those who think a MINIATURE is a tiny sized dog, the MINIATURE Yorkie is an adult weight dog of 2.5 – 3.5kg. So if you want miniature specify miniature, if you want teacup, specify teacup, but be aware that according to SOME BREEDERS OUT THERE, it does not matter what size pup you are wanting, the pup they have available is that size.??????
As I have said on so many occasions in the past over many years, there is NO breed standard for anything other than what is called for in the show ring a 7lb adult weight dog. However there has always been a much bigger version of the miniature yorkie referred to by most KNOWLEDGEABLE BREEDERS as a standard size although this too is often confused with the miniature size.
There are no experts on tinies out there trust me, worldwide NO EXPERTS but I do feel I have had enough experience in the last thirty odd something years to have a reasonable amount of knowledge on tinies. I OWNED MY FIRST ONE KILOGRAM YORKSHIRE TERRIER DOG, THIRTY SOMETHING YEARS AGO.
I have learnt that know it all’s out there, in fact know precious little. I have burnt my fingers over the years selling to KNOW IT ALL’S, never again. The reason I am super fussy as to who these really adorable, healthy, long lived bundles end up with. I may not be liked because of this but at the end of the day, it is about the wellbeing of the pup not stroking the owner’s ego.
It does not matter how experienced you are, how knowledgeable on any subject you may be, you never know it all and if you are honest with yourself, you can learn and can gain more and more experience and knowledge, if you make the effort.
I am not involved at all with other breeders, been there done that, thanks, NO THANKS. I know of a good few other breeders, however do not ask me to refer you to other breeders as I have no idea what goes on with their breeding and therefore would not comment in a positive or negative way. I simply have NO IDEA.
However what I do know, is I am yet to hear of the first breeder that produces HEALTHY teacup dogs that live long lives, regularly, for years on end, has a track record of such, if such a breeder exists out there, please contact me, I can refer dozens of people to you BUT check them out as most teacup buyers have no idea what it entails raising a teacup pup. I am referring to a teacup dog as an adult weighing a maximum of 1.1kg and solid robust at that weight – not a walking skeleton or a dog that will be blown over should there be a gust of wind not a pocket or miniature sized dog that some class as teacups.
A proper teacup pup is not a pup that grows up, as would any other sized pup, limited effort, a pet on the head, food and water and goodbye till I see you tonight, NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. It will happen of course if you have been sold a teacup that is not a teacup to begin with. We all make mistakes, over many years I have sold pups expecting them to reach a certain weight some have ended up far smaller others bigger but I am not GOD but I have studied tinies and have a pretty good idea what they should do, at what stage they should do it etc., . however this can only happen if certain procedures are followed to the book, (SORRY NO BOOK) no hiccups along the way, etc. It works out pretty well. Our teacups leave us at 4 months of age have done for quite a long time now. We have that pup with us, we know the milestones it has reached, when they were reached, we know what has gone down, there are NO grey areas, this does not leave us as the breeders open to some con artists out there.
Our pups carry health guarantees, all our pups do irrespective of their size. They are registered, micro chipped, inoculated, dewormed and the majority will be sterilized prior to leaving our care if possible. Teacups leave us having been sterilized we take the risk of the anesthetic, they will be fully inoculated, meaning they have had three inoculations at monthly intervals from 6 weeks of age plus rabies inoculation. They are chipped, they are registered. We go that extra mile.
Do not buy a genuine tiny pup for a child irrespective if you are around the entire time will be there to check up on, keep an eye so to speak do the feeding, NO child can get any enjoyment out of a very tiny pup at a good few months of age. A proper teacup is a baby to an adult person, not a child’s toy. In the right hands, handled as advised, treated properly, that pup will grow up to be an adult that will give the right owner, many years of joy and very few hiccups if any.
This sized dog is NO fashion statement and not an item to be purchased and bragged about.
I hear almost daily about teacups worldwide. This that and the other and this breeder says teacups are trouble, sickly, live short lives and that breeder is correct to a degree if the production of that pup is as a result of being interbred, spot on, you are going to have untold problems, with a sick, unwell pup and dog if you get it to that age, down the line. Most live very short lives if bred incorrectly. Who would want a dog that is at the vet every other week for five years then dies having been ill from day one??? NOT ME, would you be happy with that? I too have gone down that road myself buying out there.
Growth charts? They may work to a degree, but again it depends on milestones, it goes without being said, if a pup begins to eat solids at 3 weeks of age, YES THREE WEEKS OF AGE and another only starts eating at 5 weeks of age, both are tiny at a certain age, example 6 weeks, which of the two pups is going to end up far smaller at the end of the day.????????? The pup that started eating at three weeks of age. A proper tiny is far more advanced that the normal miniature or standard sized yorkie. It actually will do everything far quicker than a larger pup but it involves that much more responsibility, is far more dependent on its owner, in fact its life is in its owner’s hands.
I help a lot of the public with buying teacup dogs out there. Sadly the majority never get the ultimate tiny they long for. This is not a pup available in numbers at any stage with any breeder no matter how many dogs that breeder may own, and we know some breeders own dozens and dozens of dogs they breed with.
As I tell people all the time, I have NO idea how a breeder breeds a particular pup, how that pup is handled, what milestones it reaches and at what stages of its life it reached those stages, these are all factors that come into play when working out what will become the genuine teacup pup and what will become a pocket pup – miniature pup etc.
A lady called me from Durban a week ago, told me I need not explain about the genuine teacup pup she had owned one for years, I said GREAT, what weight is your dog. 1.6kg
My teacup dogs we have had over many years have been an adult weight of as little as 550gms and 600gms, dogs that have died from OLD AGE, passing on at 12 plus years of age with NO health issues, not even upset stomachs. However this weight adult dog is rare the majority we sell are solid robust dogs that will reach an adult weight of 800 to 1.1kg.
We do not expect our dogs to frequent vets during their lives other than for the normal inoculations, deworming and dentals however this is dependent on the owners who we go out of our way to educate in raising those pups the best way possible – it pays off.
IN closing think long and hard about buying a genuine teacup sized pup. It is hard work, constant monitoring, pajama drill without exception, if you buy a teacup - wanting a proper teacup and no pajama drill is involved, trust me you are not sitting with a proper teacup dog.
A genuine teacup is hands on, it cannot sit with any health issues, it must be parasite free both externally and internally, it needs feeding around the clock, it needs ATTENTION and it needs love, NO WALK IN ANY PARK however those who own ours have been blessed with the most rewarding, little companion possible.
The signs of heatstroke include:
• Excessive or exaggerated panting
• High fever
• Dark red gums
• Your pet collapses
• Rapid heartbeat
• Staring/anxious expression
• Unresponsiveness to commands and surroundings
• Warm/dry skin
KEEP THEM SAFE!
For us it’s a season of celebrating. For them it’s a season of fear!
FIREWORKS ARE A REAL THREAT TO YOUR PET
Signs that your dog or cat is anxious include:
- Trying to escape
- Seeking out the owner
Defamation on Facebook and other Social Sites
By Fawzia Khan, Fawzia Kahn and Associates
The ease and speed by which information can be shared with others and indeed the world at large is nothing short of remarkable. It’s been said that there are more than one billion active Facebook users and over 500 million Twitter accounts. Many of these users and those who use other social network platforms such as LinkedIn, MySpace, Orkut, Tagged, My Life and many others, use their accounts to post comments, blogs, status reports and updates regarding what’s happening in their private lives and in the lives of others. Often these online public platforms are used on a daily basis, sometimes up to five or more times a day.
Having such amazing technology in our lives does however carry with it the potential to do serious harm and damage to others. If a comment, tweet or blog or the like is posted and it falsely injures the name and reputation of another person, it’s considered defamatory. Many people who communicate on these social network platforms may not realize how potentially dangerous it can be to not only post a defamatory comment or tweet on line, but to also indicate a “like it” post or to “re-tweet” the defamatory comment to others within their social network group. If a comment, considered defamatory, is made in any public domain, including on any blog or a forum, you could find yourself being sued for defamation.
The world is seeing a steady rise in the number of defamation cases emanating from these social media networks, and South Africa is off course no exception. Our courts appear to be mindful of the fact that technology is shaping how some legislation needs to be implemented. In the case of H v W, Judge Nigel Willis had this to say “ …The law has to take into account changing realities not only technologically but also socially or else it will lose credibility in the eyes of the people. Without credibility, law loses legitimacy. If law loses legitimacy, it loses acceptance. If it loses acceptance, it loses obedience. It is imperative that the courts respond appropriately to changing times, acting cautiously and with wisdom.” In fact the number of “online defamation” cases in my own practice has risen sharply over the past 18 months or so. I will, in future articles, endeavor to unpack a few of the defamation cases which came before the courts in South Africa. You will be able to gauge what criteria our courts use in deciding whether a particular comment, tweet, re-tweet or blog and the like, was defamatory or not and hopefully protect yourself from this potential minefield. Know your rights!
Enquiries for teacup dogs….
I am inundated with enquiries. However the majority of enquiries are not suited to this size dog.
THIS IS NOT A PUP OR DOG FOR ANY CHILD IRRESPECTIVE HOW WELL BEHAVED THAT CHILD MAY BE.
The above statement regarding children, should not be taken lightly by anyone considering buying this size pup. The GENUINE TEACUP is a rare dog. It is not a toy and it is definitely not a pup that you have to buy because your friend has one.
We DO NOT sell to impulse buyers. We sell to people who have researched this size of dog, done their homework in other words, if you are sold a teacup and it does not require around the clock care as in 24/7 and for weeks and months to come IT IS NOT A GENUINE TEACUP PUP.
If you are wanting a teacup for your child, this is not a child’s dog, I also repeatedly hear from the public – they will be there to monitor this pup. You cannot monitor any pup around the clock, NOT when children are around unless you lock the pup up behind doors, which is not the reason anyone should be buying such a dog. A TEACUP is a constant companion to its owner.I fail to see what enjoyment any child would get from owning such a tiny sized pup - this is a hands on pup to raise.
I have heard and this is not from people owning my own pups, but the public how they dropped their pup, it died on the spot, fell off the couch, died on the spot, WHO would want to risk a pup’s life or subject any child to this sort of emotional turmoil???? A dreadful situation for most adults to come to terms with let alone a child. NO matter how cautious we all may be, accidents can and do happen. This is not a child’s dog.
There is not much I have not heard, but one has to realise that what is considered a teacup between folk, breeders etc varies considerably and if your friend has a bigger TEACUP chances are good it is not a genuine teacup but a pocket size dog. I would not have an issue selling a large sized pocket dog to a family with a well behaved child. I have them out there.
SCAMS – I hear of this every other day, how people were scammed but once again had they done research on this size dog, they would realise a teacup cannot be a CHEAP DOG – A breeder goes to great lengths in raising this sized pup and we PRIDE OURSELVES IN SAYING we sell OUR TEACUP PUPS AS HEALTHY BUNDLES OF JOY.
AS I have said many times before, we now operate on a totally different basis to what we did quite a good while back. NO teacup leaves here until they are 4 months of age. At this age they will be seen to be the genuine tiny dog, they will be fully inoculated by this we mean, they will have been inoculated at 6, 10 and 14 weeks of age, plus they will have been inoculated against rabies. They will be micro chipped, they will be registered and they will carry health guarantees. They will also be STERILISED.
We cannot RUSH supplying a proper teacup dog. They are not born that often the reason we consider them to be rare, the reason the public who want this size dog from us unfortunately WAIT.
If you want that tiny and we have placed tinies in excellent homes, where their owners have not had any problems because they are the right owner for that sized pup and dog.
It does take time to raise this sized pup, it is fed around the clock three hourly in the majority of cases. A proper tiny teacup dog does not survive fed on three meals a day, NO night feeds. A proper teacup pup CAN NOT BE SENT ON A FLIGHT to “wherever” unless it is a few months of age and then most of our qualified buyers come and fetch that baby no matter where they are located. Music to my ears, a dedicated puppy owner willing to go that extra mile. A relatively short flight is one thing (and definitely not at 8, 10 weeks of age) but a lengthy flight no matter what circumstances – no baby of ours will go that route, unless it is in cabin with its owner and in SA that is not allowed. NO one gets to fly out of SA with a tiny pup in cabin. Something else to consider.
We do go that extra mile for all our pups we produce no matter what size they are BUT, in being extremely OVER THE TOP cautious in screening future buyers for the ULTIMATE TINY we are pleased to say our teacup dogs are in excellent homes and for this I say a big thank you to those dedicated in raising this sized pup and caring ultimately for the adult teacup dog.
Again we are proud to say that teacups bred by us, are not regulars at any vet. The norm is to see the vet for inoculations, dentals etc nothing else which again is music to my ears, as I get to hear of so many sad stories out there. It is of the UTMOST importance that this size dog is born as nature intended and not born from manipulation by the person breeding it.
At the end of the day, a healthy pup is what we strive for.
From: Martie Hefer
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2015 9:09 AM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: RE: New Puppy
I would love to order another puppy from Mijoy. Every time I take my Yorkie, Rocky 3kg, to the vet for injections they all comment on what a beautiful healthy little dog he is. I can’t thank you enough for allowing me to adopt him. He is my pride and joy and the change that he made in my life is indescribable.
Thank you again and I am really looking forward to the little Biewer puppy and so is Rocky!
From: BEN KRAFT
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 3:37 PM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Chloe is still doing very well and I have never had any problems with her or ever needed to go to the vet as she is very healthy. Anyone can really be fully confident when buying a Yorkie from you.
I will definitely let you know if i would want to buy another Yorkie in the future.
Have a great day
Juliet versus ROMEO.
Choosing the sex of your puppy. Most people prefer females, they are easier to rear or are they? The males fight or do they?
A puppy irrespective of sex must be sterilized. It is far easier and less expensive to neuter a pup than to spay. In my 30 years involvement with the Breed I have yet to come across a real fighter of a male but female I have found numerous.
Males, people feel lift their legs however, if the pup is neutered at an early age, 4 to six months can be younger, the male will not lift his leg but squat like a female. The marking territory only comes into play with sexually mature dogs and when females are on heat. One can keep numerous males together if they are neutered. A lot of people feel if you have a male you have to have a female. Not so. I as a Breeder of many years have quite a selection of Yorkies. They are not kenneled. The boys of which there are a fair number have yet ever to fight ?????? Believe it or not. But the girls now that is another story. When I leave home certain girls are separated from the pack or trust me there will be consequences to face on my return home. Yorkies are known to pack and can kill.
Males have the most sweet, loving, adoring temperaments. Females are also very loving etc but the BITCH part does come out every now and then. My husband, although very fond of the girls, has always maintained the boys are extra special.
I myself have sold numerous males to clients who only wanted girls and to date have not had one complaint.
The problem people experience is simply they buy a male, they do not neuter him, they bring in another dog be it male or female and the dog feels threatened so the fun starts. The male plays up, starts urinating all over and then of course.. its the fact that its a male that is the problem - when in actual fact its the owners fault. NEUTER, NEUTER, NEUTER. Your pets will be far more happier and content, they will not be as temperamental when another pet joins the family. They will not have sexual urges so their disposition will be fairly stable. Do not wait till you have a problem until you neuter, prevention is better than cure, and if you are reading this article and have a problem with an unsterilized male, consult your vet, he/she more than likely will recommend sterilization of your pet.
Lastly consider ROMEO - he did it for Juliet. I promise he will do it for you (but Neuter)
OWN A YORKIE - LOVE & BE LOVED.
Copyright Mijoy Yorkies 2007
Tick & Flea problems will start soon... Some Handy Info for the start of what can be an itchy season.
The summer months are "high season" for fleas and ticks, bringing with them all sorts of unpleasant, and even fatal, illnesses and diseases such as skin allergies, transmissions of tapeworms and roundworms, and not forgetting, the dreaded biliary.
Here is some scary information for you!!! For every flea you spot sucking the lifeblood out of a dog or cat, there are at least another 100 or so eggs and larvae, having dropped off the animal, that are hatching and growing in and around your home.
Often harder to spot than fleas, as they burrow into their hosts skin to feast, ticks are particularly fond of warm and dark places, such as your dog’s ears. Usually found during the summer months. Especially in gardens with long grass and lots of brush, ticks hitch a ride on passing animals by injecting their powerful stinger into the animal’s skin, clinging on and gorging themselves on their host’s blood.
Let battle commence
To rid your pet, and your home of fleas, an integrated control program is necessary, as no one product can do the job by itself. A combination of adulticides and growth inhibitors are recommended to break the flea’s lifecycle, and prevent them from reproducing. Your pet’s bed and bedding will also need attention, to prevent the immature fleas from pupating and re-infesting the environment.
When it comes to ticks, prevention is very definitely better than cure. As with products to eradicate fleas, there are a wide host of products on the market to help rid your pet of these unwanted bloodsuckers. Many of these products are registered for specific use, and should only be applied accordingly (i.e. Follow the instructions) and if in doubt, consult your veterinary surgeon
To avoid discomfort for both your pet, and your purse, keep your cat, your dog, and your home well protected with a combination of the products produced for the purpose, and available on the market. Once you have armed yourself with all your products, let battle commence!!!
Some tick & flea facts:
* Only 5 percent of the flea population consists of the adult fleas we see hopping on and off your pets. The other 95 per cent are buried somewhere in your carpet, growing and laying yet more eggs
* A single female flea will lay up to 2000 eggs during her life
* The saying - "Big fleas have lesser fleas" - couldn’t be more accurate. A single flea has been found it be host to 150 mites
* There are almost 2000 different types of fleas
* If a flea were a human, it would be capable of clearing a high-jump of 250 meters
* The ticks that prey on our pets are mainly the yellow dog tick (Haemaphysalis leachi) and the kennel tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus). Occasionally the bontlegged tick (Hyalomma), the glossy brown tick (Rhipicephalus sinus), the spinose ear tick (Otobius megnini) and the sourveld tick (Ixodes phiosus) are seen on dogs as well
* Ticks are responsible for three serious diseases, including biliary fever. The number of dogs severely affected by this disease and requiring hospitalization is approximately 15 percent of cases diagnosed. Of these, around 12 percent do no survive.
MIJOY do promote the smaller sized yorkies HOWEVER they are not suited to the majority of dog owners
WHY a tiny sized dog? HIP "in fashion" or simply - why do you want one?????
DON'T buy the tiny if you are not a suitable owner?
PLEASE this is not a child's pup or dog
***PRICING YET ANOTHER THING TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN BUYING THE YORKIE
*QUALITY DOES NOT COME CHEAP
*TO GUARANTEE A PUP HAS NO INTERNAL PARASITES WORMS, Other parasites
*TO GUARANTEE A PUP HAS NO SKIN DISEASE, DOGS DISEASE -
Guarantee NO TICKS OR FLEAS..
***COSTSTHE BREEDER IN BOTH TIME AND MONEY***
WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN TAKING SHORT CUTS
only the BEST WILL DO
Teacups – available in all breeds now???? Really???
Chihuahua – Pekingese – Toy Pom ????
I had to share this so that the public can once again be INFORMED. I have had chihuahua’s, as pets most of my adult life. I bought two a matter of two years ago and I was given another, a few months back, when the owner could no longer keep the dog. All are the small sized Chihuahua, two I would categorise as teacup version, although at the time of being sold to us, we were advised they would be smallish but NO guarantees, as to how small. One is around 1kg another 1.2 and the biggest of all a long coated Chihuahua,1.4kg, all well covered, healthy, beautiful girls. NOT for breeding, all pets.
The time I was on the market for Chihuahua’s and small Chihuahua’s, the word teacup was never mentioned by myself or any of the breeders out there. So this must be the “IN THING” now. You can up the price, double the proper price, if it is teacup. Sad to say the majority are anything BUT teacup.
Yesterday 28 August, A friend asked me to help her look for a Chihuahua as her Mom’s had passed away recently, at the age of 14 years. So I googled and was most surprised, to see the numerous adverts for Chihuahua’s and something like ONLY two of the many adverts did NOT mention the pups in question were TEACUP size.
It must be the fashion for sure, because strangely, pics of some of these TEACUPS held in the hands of the breeders are in fact the same size as my one adult Chihuahua.
Someone I know was taken for a ride, with a breeder advising him the two he purchased were very tiny. The price at the time. far in excess of breeders prices who have been breeding for a very long time and know their stuff. He was charged double as it was and then asked for a further R500-00 if they were to be registered and micro chipped which should actually be included in the asking price. At the price he paid definitely should have been included in the asking price and to date, NO paperwork has been forthcoming and he chipped the dogs himself, after paying for that to be done???????
I must also mention that NONE of these SMALL SIZED Chihuahua’s I own were sold by the breeders at 8 weeks of age, they were kept far longer as should be the case with proper SMALL SIZED pups.
I get calls daily for teacups, yorkie and biewer teacups. I would never be able to supply the demand I have, if I lived another lifetime.
HOWEVER I am asked frequently if I can refer to another breeder and if I could, trust me, I would. The breeder would however have to give me proof of existing teacups they have sold to buyers, that are proper teacup dogs, healthy at teacup weights and a good few years of age, to prove they are in fact ,healthy, long lived dogs.
The breeder would also have to keep these pups far longer than 8 weeks of age as a proper teacup cannot move home at this sort of age.
A few years ago I sold teacups at 10 weeks of age and was once badgered to let one go at 9 weeks of age as Christmas was fast approaching. NEVER AGAIN.
Periodically the odd breeder will sell a dog that turns out to be teacup, but when that dog passes and the owner goes back to the same breeder, they are often told, it was so strange as they have never had that size pup born again.
Teacups are RARE a genuine, proper healthy tiny is rare. Something if you wish to own and have the lifestyle to own, you will require patience to obtain.
It is so sad to hear how the public bought a small pup and they are not even teacup, some end up 1.3 – 1.5kg as adult and the cost to get these pups on the road to being healthy, unbelievable. (OFTEN SOLD WITH MEDICATION ETC) ????????????? Most of these pups are taken to the vet by the new owner to find they have internal parasites other than worms, causing the issues. These are the TINIES that grow considerably as they mature, as the only reason they were tiny in the first place because of the parasites in their insides.
However lack of feeding is often one of the reasons, a pup will appear tiny and then when fed as it should be it grows in leaps and bounds.
One Lady who is on my waiting list at present. She bought a teacup in recent weeks only to lose it on the 13th day after she bought it, having been at the vet with it every other day. The pup just did not seem to know how to eat???? I have heard of pups being sold and the new owner being advised to bottle feed as this is what happens with the very tiny pup???
If you are advised of this, run for the hills. Absolute out and out, rubbish.If indeed a pup needs additional tlc it should remain with its breeder till it can handle being passed on to the outside world.
If by writing articles for my website helps one person out there to avoid the heartache, emotional stress not to mention costing the earth to attempt to save a pup, it will have been worth my while in taking the time to write such articles.
It if opens up the publics eyes to these TEACUPS being sold that are anything BUT teacups better still.
HOWEVER most important of all, you must ask the breeder of your choice, what they consider to be a teacup dog. The definition of the weight may astound you. One would think they should be small in size but I hear it all the time, from the public that have a teacup at 2.5kg.
Again the pricing of the GENUINE TEACUP , people pay out thousands for a dog that dies on them, pay thousands out in vet bills. Surpassing our asking price by thousands. ????
Teacups sold at prices that are considerably less than the asking price of the real genuine teacup. Once that teacup turns into the size it is meant to be which is ANYTHING BUT TEACUP SIZE, they have paid far more to the breeder than they should have paid ????
ANOTHER term confusing for a lot of the public, is a pup referred to as being a miniature yorkie, which breeders in the know, class as a 2.5 – 3.5kg adult weight dog. OFTEN breeders that are not in the know class this as the tiny, again the public are misled. OFTEN more times than I could count , I am told we bought a miniature but it is 3kg, I advise but that to a seasoned breeder is a miniature, NO the breeder they bought from said that was a tiny dog.
ASK the breeder of your choice, what size they are referring to as being teacup, miniature, pocket or whatever. It may assist you in purchasing what you are actually wanting.
However please remember there is no breed standard for the differing sizes of the Yorkshire terrier.
The proper tiny dogs if bred properly are not runts, freaks and they do not suffer with ill health. They most certainly DO eat and eat very well and frequently, the tinier the pup the more frequent that pup will eat. Teacups eat 6 times within a 24 hour period. The reason it is important to have the lifestyle, to do what is required to raise a proper teacup pup.
When I am told I was sold a teacup it flew to Joburg at 9 weeks of age, does not need feeding after 6 at night till the following morning. THIS is NO TEACUP.
Often the public will mention the word teacup to a breeder of long standing and they fly off the handle at them, to put it mildly. REASON being the amount of con artists out there is sickening.
Proper terminology for the small sized peke is a SLEEVE PEKE
Proper terminology for the small sized Pomeranian is TOY POM
Thank you for your time.
The GENUINE Teacup Yorkie ………
According to the Breed Standard a Yorkie weighs around 7lbs. However, we as Breeders (some Breeders) categorize them according to size. I do this from the point of view that hopefully someone who wants a 2kg dog does not end up with a 1kg dog.
Advert after advert reads teacup dog, then the weight is 1.8kg or 4lbs, is this a teacup dog? Well seeing there is no breed standard for the different sizes, you as the owner, future owner, must decide what size of dog you are after.
The reason when the public approach me for a teacup pup or have a teacup and want another one, the very first question I am going to ask is what weight are you looking at. The answers to my questions, vary dramatically.
We have Teacups, Pockets, miniatures, and rarely the standard etc.
Daily I have calls for people wanting a “Teacup” The smaller the better????
These dogs weigh a kg or under a kilo as an adult dog. They should at this weight be strong, healthy, solid little dogs. They should have substance to their little bodies. They are not the runts, the freaks (need I go on).
They should not feel like a bunch of feathers in your hand but something solid, a lightweight dog will be far bigger in size than the solid built one.
I discuss the Teacups with people advising them of the total commitment and dedication in rearing this tiny pup. They are not for everyone as is the Pocket not for everyone. A pocket used to be a rare dog, now every second advert claims to sell pockets and teacups.
I wonder why I get so many calls from the public complaining how people did them in, the price they paid, the dog died or the dog is bigger than they expected a teacup to be.
It takes an experienced Breeder to identify these pups and even more so to estimate a weight at adulthood. Some Breeders sell these pups at a few weeks of age, there is no way one can ascertain what size that pup will grow to at a couple of days of age or a few weeks of age. Again, the experienced Breeder should be able to give you a rough idea what size the dog should grow to – this however is dependent on a few factors.
- The age the pup started eating solids
- Has the pup ever been sick
- Has the pup been allowed to stay with its mother
- Has the pup been given 5 - 6 meals a day from 3 weeks old
- Has the pup been dewormed from 2 weeks of age
- Has the pup been tested for any other parasites etc.
All the above play a vital role when determining an accurate size of a future body mass. Furthermore, from the time of purchase and more than likely for the rest of its life the Teacup will need additional food prior to your retiring to bed. At no stage of their life should they be rationed with their food amount. They must be allowed to eat as much as they want and as often as they want. Feed only dry kibble (Dog biscuits) obviously tiny biscuits. Plenty of fresh water. Do not feed puppy milk to your pup unless it is used to this. Suddenly introducing milk even if it is the brand specifically for dogs, could have disastrous effects on your pups constitution. Do not feed table scraps or treats. That piece of bacon could end up causing severe stomach upsets. This is a high maintenance dog from every aspect. People who rush into buying these very tiny pups are often heartbroken and dismayed when the pup dies. They threaten law cases etc… Do not be tempted to buy this pup if you won’t or can’t go the extra mile. They are not sickly and unhealthy if they are first and foremost BRED CORRECTLY cared for correctly and reared correctly. Obviously a reputable Breeder will investigate should God forbid something go wrong with your pup. If it can be proved via pathology, blood testing etc that the pup has a problem that is as a result of its breeding or the Breeders fault, then I believe the Breeder should come to an arrangement with the Purchaser etc.
However, through neglect, inexperience, a Breeder should not be expected to fit any blame and you as the Purchaser should do your homework before involving yourself with this full time baby.
Numerous vets are not familiar working with such tiny dogs. Before purchasing a tiny pup make sure your vet is comfortable working on this tiny animal. If not ask around, your dogs life will be in his/her hands.
Hopefully, this article has thrown some light on the Teacup Yorkie… a Baby not to be taken lightly.
We changed the way we operate with regards to the teacup sized pup. They remain here until they are at least 16 weeks of age. NO EXCEPTION.
The pup will be fully inoculated, meaning, three inoculations at monthly intervals from 6 weeks of age, it will have been dewormed numerous times. It will be micro chipped and it will be registered.
We have total peace of mind when we sell our tinies, we know they have been raised properly and by that I mean fed properly, as they should be, we know at this age, they are the weight which should result in a tiny sized dog. We do everything in our power possible to ensure with the right owner, in the right hands, this pup will thrive and end up living a very long, healthy and happy life.
IF a dog is raised and fed correctly etc, it will have a stable weight from the onset it will not go up and down in weight like a yoyo and if a pup is handled correctly, this pup will not be a kg at 6 months and 4kgs at a year which someone, claimed had happened, it is not possible and anyone with any knowledge on dogs as such, would know that.
It is to be understood that a proper teacup dog is a rare dog. I am inundated with calls almost on a daily basis, people who have gone from one breeder to another to see teacups that are not teacups, from Joburg to the Cape. It is simple enough to realise why this happens, because the weight of a teacup varies between person to person, breeder to breeder.
Once again I would like to make it known that the genuine tiny teacup dog is not suited to any child, as a pet. NO matter how well behaved etc. This is a dog that is more like an ornament than something alive in the first few months of life. Yes they play and so forth BUT they are not youngster owner material. The pup if stood on, gets dropped, fallen over, that pup has a huge problem. This again is not something to be bought as a fashion statement, something to buy to brag with, this dog needs to be with the right owner, in the right home environment and if that is the motive for your wanting to buy and own one, great news.
IF it is for any other reason do not buy a genuine teacup at all.
Lastly this is not a common dog so to enquire and want one yesterday is not going to happen. This is a size of dog you should have researched, done your homework on know the pitfalls of owning and of course the huge rewards of owning as well, so you will wait for a teacup a genuine teacup pup from us.
Most people who want one yesterday, are the same people who are impulse buyers. This is not a dog that anyone should be buying on impulse.
I get asked so often what should I be asking for if I want that proper teacup dog.
The best question you can ask your breeder of choice is what they consider, weight wise to be a teacup dog. You may just be in for a very big surprise.
FINALLY PLEASE DO NOT FALL FOR ANY OF THE UNDERMENTIONED LINES YOU MAY BE GIVEN….
**The birth weight is X the adult weight is Y, according to the guidelines in a growth chart. Please be aware for every time this works out 50 times it will not, so please do not take this as gospel.
**Our teacups are bred from teacups.???? Well if a breeder tells you this, you must know their teacups are not teacups to begin with, you cannot breed from any teacup sized dog. If the breeder insists they do, they are NOT to be taken seriously.
**A pup at x age mostly referred to as at 6 or 8 weeks of age, doubles its weight as an adult. Well I have had teacups myself of 130gms at 6 and 8 weeks of age, making that dog 260gms as an adult dog. I DO NOT THINK SO. We have bred the tiniest we believe in SA 550gms as a 12 year old adult dog.
**When a fatality happens with a pup bought as a teacup or small size, the breeder says to the owner, you should know a tiny pup or dog is a freak they all have health problems. WELL this is not what one should be hearing or the truth. IF a teacup is bred properly as nature intended, it will not sit with health issues. If handled as it should be, it will live as long a life as any other yorkie of any other size.
**One of the best stories I have yet to hear, the mother weighs X the father weighs Y so the pups will be between those two weights, another fairytale story if ever. The pup could end up smaller or far bigger than either parent, it is what is in the genes of the dogs concerned, their background.
Breeding with small sized dogs is not the answer to producing HEALTHY teacup dogs.
THE TINIER SIZES IN MOST INSTANCES ARE FAR MORE ADVANCED THAN BIGGER SIZED PUPS - MEANING, THEY WILL EAT AT A FAR YOUNGER AGE THAN OTHER SIZED PUPS
Our own tinies are bred from dogs carrying the gene for the tiny, we do not interbreed, manipulate the breeding of small sizes so we can sell as many as possible, good health is our top priority with our dogs and pups. The GENUINE TEACUP is a r
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.
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.
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.
Alfie was dumped by burglars but managed to find his owner 100 miles away after barking at an RSPCA officer's van.
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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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Puppy Vaccinations and Early Socialization - How Important Is it?
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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
"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.
Be aware of SCAMS *** SCAMS **** SCAMS ****
"There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it.
You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good.
Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't.
Life is too short to be anything but happy
Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."
We feed ACANA AND ONLY ACANA……….
Where can you find it?
Please remember adding titbits and chicken and tinned food to an already 100% balanced dogs diet is not only a silly thing to do BUT could contribute to your dog becoming ill in years to come, with the likes of diabetes or thyroid problems – pancreatitis etc. In other words what you consider to be SPOILING could end up killing your dog or making its life an unnecessary problem for both yourself and your much loved pet. DO NOT FEED JUNK, TITBITS, CHICKEN ETC
outlets that sell ACANA SEE OUR NEWSLETTER / BLOG SECTION
ACANA IS AVAILABLE IN MOST COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE - GOOGLE FOR MORE INFO
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 11:19 PM
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
To: Joyce Mijoy
My most adorable baby EVER
To breed or not to breed? That is the question...
by Dr Frans Pretorius BVSc University of Pretoria Onderstepoort
This is a question often asked by pet owners; in today’s article we will have a look at some of the reasons why vets recommend sterilization.
Concerns regarding sterilization
One of the biggest concerns is overpopulation and unwanted pets. You can walk into any animal welfare organisation and expect to see overcrowded cages full of unwanted pets. Stray animals in poor condition is such a familiar sight and it’s sad realising that most of these pets are there because somewhere, someone didn’t plan for their arrival or thought it would be “cute” for their pet to have a litter before having them sterilized.
I often hear people say: “We think she should have one litter so that she know what it feels like to be a mother” and it’s important that we realise that these are human emotions that we project onto them, and that animals live full and happy lives even if they have never bred. So to use this as an excuse to breed would be very cruel to the pet, not only for the mother, because you take away her pups or kittens but also for the offspring if they do not end up in loving homes for the rest of their lives.
Another reason to sterilize is to prevent unwanted aggression. Intact male and female dogs tend to be more aggressive, and in cats can lead to severe territorial fighting, not even to mention the problems you get with improper urination or marking in these pets. Spraying is often seen in intact male cats, where they urinate and mark anything in their territory. Same with intact male dogs, resulting in those embarrassing situations of them humping your guests and urinating any foreign objects.
There are also health reasons why we recommend sterilization. You reduce the chance of mammary cancer in small and medium breed female dogs, and in old male dogs, you can get prostate enlargement and complications due to this if they are not castrated. However, speak to your vet if you have a large or giant breed female dog, because some of them you might only sterilize at a later age if urinary incontinence is a concern.
One of the concerns around sterilization is obesity and it’s a valid one. Keep in mind that the pet’s metabolism drops after sterilization, so you should be feeding less. This is where the problem creeps in; we continue feeding the same amounts even though their energy needs are less. So remember to drop the feeding amounts by 20-30% if you continue on the same food, or switch to a diet formulated for “overweight & sterilized” pets.
At what age is sterilization recommended?
Generally sterilization is recommended from the age of 6 months, this is before they learn all the bad behaviour of lifting legs and generally it’s before their first heat.
Wake up South Africa – do you know…..
On the 24th March 2014 late afternoon I received a call from a gentleman who introduced himself and mentioned someone’s name he thought I would be familiar with. I was indeed familiar with that name and had first come to know of it maybe 25 – 30 years ago. Someone dedicated to helping, rescuing, abandoned, neglected and abused animals. The person concerned works a tremendous amount in the townships educating the people as to how they should treat, feed, care for and handle their animals etc.
The question I was asked by the Gentleman concerned was HOW many animals did I currently have in my shelter? We did do rescue, privately financed rescue for thirty odd years. This gentleman said he thought most South Africans had no idea of the situation regarding just how many animals were in shelters, homeless, abandoned, abused and neglected. UNWANTED.
I had to agree with him as the only people who know the extent of this is the people who are faced with it day in and day out, those who work at the shelters, those that look death in the face every day they go to work, they have to decide who lives and who dies. These are the ones often labelled as uncaring – hard as nails etc. I cannot think of a worse choice of career, wonderful choice if the main objective was to find the owners for the lost and found dogs, which is meant to be the objective of all animal shelters, but to have to deal with death on a daily basis - it takes a very special person for that, I definitely would not qualify and I am pretty sure neither would you.
If you read his article and think HOGWASH do us all a favour and drop in at the local animal shelter in your area, walk those rows and rows of cages and then ask yourself is this article indeed HOGWASH. So many turn a blind eye.
As long as this country has the animal laws it has, there is always going to be the abandoned, abused, neglected, unwanted and so it goes on. We can all however make a difference.
STERILISE YOUR PETS AT AN EARLY AGE….
Owning pets these days is somewhat of a luxury, it is expensive. However it should not stop you owning a pet but keep within your budget. NO animal deserves to be neglected or abused because its owner cannot afford to keep it in the way it deserves to be kept.
I spoke to a friend a few years back when she had heard of some Yorkies misfortune and I said “WE CANNOT SAVE THE WORLD”, she was upset with me for passing this remark, however it is very true, but we can help to a very large degree.
Some breeders restrict breeding of their dogs, they sell their dogs as pets.
- Well in some cases, people who breed to show, do not want dogs of theirs on the show bench unless they are show quality dogs, they sell non-show dog as pets with contracts in place to spay or neuter the pup concerned.
- Blood lines, people pay out a small fortune to improve their blood lines and they sell off the progeny as non-breeding or pet dogs to be sterilized. Reason being, top blood line can be trashed in one generation of pups bred to the wrong dog.
- We do not sell for breeding to anyone that includes one litter of pups or to use a male to impregnate female dogs no matter if it is once or twice. Our pups are sold strictly as pets. Quality pups to quality homes. Our aim as breeders is and always has been to sell our pups to forever homes. We have never sold the first pup for breeding or for that one litter or for that one stud job. We insist on our pups being sterilized at 6 months of age. Our aim for the pups we breed, to grow up, grow old and pass on in a forever home. It is not always possible but that is our aim.
This sometimes causes issues with buyers and breeders. I have been accused of wanting to hog the market - I doubt that somehow. There are thousands of Yorkshire terrier breeders in this country, my refusing to sell for breeding is most certainly not going to be hogging any market. My aim as a breeder is to breed quality pups, not pups in quantity. To be sold to quality homes, where they are given the best possible chance at a long, happy life.
If you want to breed – how do you go about it?
- Purchase the best quality pups you can find.
- Walk don’t run in other words start off small and grow your numbers, don’t jump in the deep end and find it is a costly business if done properly and then resell all your dogs after you have burnt your fingers financially and badly.
If you breed and breed properly it is an expensive business. There is nothing cheap about breeding.
The folk who do sell their pups for next to nothing as I noted to my surprise in the free advert classifieds, when someone claiming to be a registered breeder sold pet dogs for R1 000-00 per male and R1 500-00 per female. I have no idea how they can afford to sell for those prices. To inoculate, deworm frequently, micro chip, feed quality food, costs a lot more than the asking price not to mention a thorough vet checkup, but we know that a lot of breeders miss the vet bit out completely. The pup they sell has never been near a vet. The pups I must believe from prices such as these have had no money spent on them at all. It is not just about the pups, the parents need to be kept in good health, all shots, deworming up to date etc, so there is these hidden costs. It is not just a case of we have a litter of pups and will bring in X amount of cash, we are not looking at the big picture and should be.
The Yorkshire terrier was an almost unknown breed a good many years ago, now it is joining the ranks of being in shelters in the numbers.
Dogs are sold at cheap prices, poor quality dogs, people buy them, breed them and again pass them on at cheap prices and so it continues.
The reasons the pups are sold at low prices, they have no papers, they are poor quality dogs, the breeder cannot sell the dogs they produce. The breeder sells the pups with nothing having been done to them and that cheap pup could be your most expensive ever, vet bills in this day and age, anything but cheap.
Before you rush out and buy any pup, research the breed of dog you are interested in.
Do not buy the same breed of dog your friend has, because that is the IN breed at the time. If you end up purchasing the wrong breed of dog, the dog will end up frustrated and so will you.
You get various breed types that are suited to various lifestyles. The couch potato type, breeds that requires a good deal of mental stimulation to keep stable and happy in your home, some breeds need loads of exercise. Some hunt and so it goes on….
Buy the breed of dog most suited to you and your lifestyle.
However there was a situation some years back that make me rethink this and to this day I think rescue I think of this very same situation at that time. There is no doubt about it a lot of the goodhearted, good Samaritans who do their utmost for the neglected, unwanted abused animals in this country themselves are abused at the hands of the public.
Some dog owners, breeders etc, feel they can just pass on their responsibilities for someone else to deal with. This situation happened to me when a breeder from Piet Retief dumped her kennel on us. We had discussed the situation this woman was faced with at the time and advised her to seek help from her local SPCA to ask them to sterilize and adopt out her Yorkies. We had agreed to purchase three of her Yorkies from her that she claimed had excellent pedigrees, potential for breeding etc. However we arranged to meet along a stretch of road off a highway – we were met by a third party and considerably more dogs were sent than was initially agreed to. Each dog wore a collar and had a price tag attached to it. I then realized why hand in your dogs to the local pet shelter if you no longer want them, you can get money for them and of course the person concerned sent those dogs, would clean up the mess made by yourself.
It was a heartbreaking situation not one I will forget in a hurry, it opened my eyes widely to the fact of what some people are capable of. I was told by this person I would make a fortune from her breeding dogs, only problem I kept one of those dogs for breeding the others we sterelised and rehomed after we had gone to great expense ourselves, out of our own pocket, to have dentals, inoculations, deworming, sterilisations done on all dogs. Not our type of Yorkies and of course had to pay for these unfortunate animals. One was a freebie an old ten year old boy, her stud dog. Needless to say he was sterilized lost 99% of his teeth when he had his dental and to this day, lives on with us ,close to 17 years of age.
My vet’s wife at the time was in tears when she came to our vehicle and looked in at the unwanted bunch looking at her, the stench from their mouths, disgusting. We had gone passed our vet to arrange appointments for them to come in for dentals over the next week or so. We also had to schedule all the sterilisations. ?????????????????????
Hopefully people will become more responsible owners and sterilize to avoid this continued disastrous situation enveloping this country. It is not US who suffers but those abused at our hands………….
Thank you for your time.
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:44 AM
To: Kim KM; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: RE: With compliments MIJOY
Thanks for your newsletter.
I am so happy we bought a regular pocket yorkie, Taitt is such a happy dog, cute to boot and with a big dog attitude…..
Loves to follow me around the house as the Happy Helper when I am doing chores, and at dog training puts the Pointers to shame when we do fetch, as this is a game he and Scarlett love to play.
The pic is one Kim took, its not a professional pic, but is a great pic nevertheless, testimony to your good breeding practices.
Have a great day
Nicholas YoungThanks Nic for yor mail, greatly appreciated. My best to Kim and here is a pic of your very much loved boyo TAITT.
BEES *** BEES *** BEES BEES *** BEES *** BEES
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 8:09 AM
To: Joyce Mijoy Yorkies
Good morning Joyce. How are you? I trust all is well. Just wanted to give you an update on Milo. A few days before he was due to be neutered, he swallowed a bee. He became violently ill, throwing up the bee minus the stinger...and then much later the stinger. He was also very lethargic. We rushed him to the vet where he was attended too. My poor little guy. What a truly scary experience. Fast forward 2 weeks or so, he's still experiencing occasional nausea and vomiting, but he goes for a checkup this week. The vet will then decide when he's fit for surgery. I will keep you updated. I'm just thankful that my little guy is doing ok. Take care and chat soon. Kind Regards. Simone.
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Sent: Friday, March 14, 2014 8:25 AM
To: Joyce Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: Re: Milo
Good morning Joyce. I hope you're well. Just a quick update on Milo. He's been given the all clear and is back to his normal, healthy self after his run in with that nonsense of a bee. His surgery is booked for a few days time. He also has some retained baby teeth which we will have extracted next month. I read on your website that we should wait about a month after the sterilization to have the retained teeth removed. Is that correct? On a lighter note, the 2 vets which have attended to him couldn't be more impressed with how well bred he is. So once again, thank you for allowing me the opportunity of loving such a happy, healthy, handsome little boy. I will be in touch. I've attached some pics so you can see how adorable our little guy is. Warmest Regards. Simone.
From: Mijoy Yorkies [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2014 9:15 AM
Subject: RE: Milo
So glad to hear that. He looks to cute and with those fluffy ears, if you want to trim his ears check through previous newsletters as to how it is done. You could wait a further couple of months regarding baby teeth extractions, ask your vets opinion. It has become common veterinary practice not to remove baby teeth at the same time as sterilization is done, as the mouth contains a lot of bacteria that could get into the blood stream and end up at the surgery site and cause unnecessary complications. However be guided by your vet as to the time suggested between surgeries.
I have to thank you for being such a responsible owner, Milo is in very good hands.
From: Sally Ann D
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:09 PM
To: 'Mijoy Yorkies'
Subject: Can you help me please
Good morning Joyce
I hope you do not mind I was given your contact details by Suzette. She said she was sure you would give me sound advice.
I purchased two Yorkies but was given no information when purchasing them as to sterilizing them etc. The female has been on heat and I am worried that she may have been covered. I bought these pups as pets for myself. I am not wanting to breed with them. My other problem I am faced with, my dogs I drop off with my Mom during the day to babysit and she has a Chihuahua male. IF my girl is pregnant I will not know for certain who the father will be until they are born.
We moved recently and I will now be going to a new vet as well, so what do you think I should do? I am also concerned the new vet does not know me and going to think badly of me and not caring for my two pups to allow this to happen.
Please give me some advice. I really feel I am in a situation I am not sure how to handle.
Looking forward to your earliest response possible.
Sally Ann D
HI Sally Ann
Thanks for your mail. We as breeders selling our pups solely as companion pets advise the public of what we believe they should do when purchasing a pup from us. Sterilisation being suggested and carried out by our buyers when the pup is 6 months of age.
You do not mention the ages of your pups, so I presume referring to them as pups they have to be younger than a year of age.
I would explain to your new vet you were not clued up or advised of the normal age for sterilisation of pups and therefore you did not do the necessary.
I have to presume this is a recent situation that has developed and as such your girl if she is preggy would be in the very early stages where it is not really a pregnancy as yet and a good chance of not being able to be diagnosed at this stage. I would go to the vet let him/her advise you what is best in your situation. If your girl is at the end of her season he may suggest you sterilise her immediately or within a few days when she is completely over her heat. You do not want to breed and your girl is more than likely too young to be a Mother and I am sure you do not want to add to the already out of hand situation with UNWANTED animals in this country.
Be guided by your vet in the situation you are faced with at present. It is best to neuter ALL non-breeding animals for various reasons. We do address the benefits of sterilisation on this website.
Thank you for being a responsible pet owner and my very best to you and your Yorkies.
If I can be of any further help to you, just drop me a line.
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:13 PM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: Re: Liefste Gina!!
Gina doing well! Feisty personality and such a fantastic personality! We love her to bits! Our cat and she is such good friends! They are inseparable. Lyla (our whippet) was a bit jealous at one stage, but now we are one big happy family!!
Hope you are well!!
Thanks for the update. Pics of GINA appear lower down on this page.
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2014 10:14 AM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: RE: Puppy
Hi Joyce, Toby is doing GREAT!! Such a sweet boy but with a real feisty streak – he is certainly no push over and is giving Max a real run for his money! Max is actually looking like a bit of a pansy next to Toby LOL!! We weighed Toby on Saturday – 325 grams! So little… dynamite comes in small packages….:)
Here is the signed contract – sorry I scanned it in ages ago but forgot to send it to you. Please just put his name on in for me.
I have also attached two pics J
Thanks a mill…
Two yorkies blessed to be in the same home. Max is also a MIJOY boy........
BELOW THE DAY HE LEFT US.............
BELOW SETTLE IN HIS NEW HOME AND LOVING IT..........
BELOW ME AGAIN.... Thanks Pam for the pics, greatly appreciated.
KIDS & THOSE TINIES…..
I watched the program on the box this week BONDI VET, the yorkie that was injured when a teenager jumped off her bed straight onto the 14 week old yorkie called Wilson 1.3kg. Stunning little guy. Obviuosly an accident and the young girl was extremely distressed over what had happened.
More reason as to why the public need to understand that the small sized dogs need to be monitored carefully and the proper teacup is NOT child owner material. If this were a proper teacup dog it would have been a third of that pups size at that age, it would have been the end of that pup.
The consulting vet Dr Lisa Chimes said it was a miracle that the dog was not seriously injured and extremely fortunate it had only suffered severe bruising of the tissue and not had major internal injury or broken bones.
If you have a pup or dog or any animal in your home, running around, jumping off of beds or furniture is an accident looking to happen.
We are so pleased that Wilson went back home to his family that clearly adore him and hopefully that was a lesson well learnt.
From: Angela vd Schyff
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2014 11:13 AM
Subject: OH MY GOODNESS HE'S CUTE
We were at Horse of the Year this weekend in Kyalami, one of my clients was placed 5th in the overall show horse of the year, magnificent news but not the reason for my e-mail. They always have the most fantastic photographers there and I’ve attached scanned pictures of Charlie which I plan to frame. They are adorable and he is such a seasoned show-goer already. I hate to carry him in my arms as he gets so uncomfortable and hot so I lug his basket with satin blanket everywhere and he loves it. Just showing off my beautiful little angel and gushing again……
SCANNED PICS BELOW............
Thanks for the update and pics. Your boy is an out and out winner, stunning and has landed in a wonderful home.
Congratulations on your horsey achievement as well – excellent news.
My best to you all
Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2014 7:20 AM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: Re: Arrangements to collect our new baby
Hi Joyce, we are in love!!! He is the sweetest little thing, and his little tongue that sticks out is adorable :). Has settled in with no problem at all, eating and drinking fine. He has bonded immediately with my daughter Demi, follows her everywhere, slept on her chest most of the afternoon and on her bed last night, not a whimper on his first night :) :)
Also no problems with our other fur babies, everyone including the cats have accepted him, we are amazed how easy it's been. It's obvious that this little guy is a well socialized fellow!
This is Pam’s second MIJOY pup, the first of which she wished she could have cloned as her and her family were thrilled with this boy from us, he is a total member of the family.
Very pleased to hear the new baby is greatly loved already.
Thanks Pam for the feedback – very much appreciated.
EXTRACT FROM OUR FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER.
Back to last month’s newsletter…….
I had a response from a lady waiting for a puppy who obviously was running out of patience and I did apologise for that, but her mail read along these lines…
SEEING at your own admittance you cannot supply pups in quantity…. And so it went on.
First and foremost it is not my intention, desire etc to produce any pups in quantity now or in the past or in the future or at any time.
We pride ourselves on firstly producing quality, healthy, happy pups, fully socialized pups, pups with outstanding temperaments. In order to achieve all of this we cannot produce pups by the dozen.
Our pups are handled from the moment they are born in fact, I deliver 99% of my pups myself while Mommy looks on and knows that her Baby is in good hands. Our pups are handled each and every day, numerous times a day. You cannot do that If you have dozens of pups.
The ever increasing costs of breeding pups in some cases has been reduced, by some breeders not even taking their puppies to the vet for any form of check-up.
We do not fall into this category, our pups are handled as royalty from the minute they pop out, we do not cut corners and so many of the public realize to their horror that a cheap puppy is often the most expensive puppy they have ever bought.
- All our pups carry health guarantees.
- Pocket and teacup size pups leave us at the earliest – 10 weeks of age when they have had two of the three inoculations required to immunize a puppy.
- All our DOGS & pups are preventative treated against ticks and fleas as the Mom has access to our well-manicured gardens – we do not kennel or cage breed, so there is always a risk of her bringing in a tick to her pups. Preventative treatment against these parasites is a must and preventative treatment is carried on throughout the year, every year.
- Our pups are dewormed regularly prior to leaving us.
- Our pups are all IDENTIPET micro chipped (IDENTIPET world leader in micro chipping) we have micro chipped our dogs for the last 18 odd years and our pups for the last 8 odd years.
- All our pups are sold with a Contract of sale, sterilization as in neutering and spaying to be carried out when pup is 6 months of age WITH NO exception.
We are PASSIONATE about our pups and therefore there is nothing we will not do to ensure they make their new owner and new family very happy to have had them join them.
Our passion at MIJOY to get the right pup in the right home.
Sent: Friday, January 31, 2014 5:22 PM
Hi Joyce, thanks got the newsletter and have read it already.
Please can you tell the ‘impatient’ person on the waiting list to ‘hang-in-there’, it’ll all be worth it in the end. I waited for what felt like FOREVER, probably a year to 18 months, for my first puppy from you and have been blessed with adorable, healthy, happy, well-socialised, etc, etc, puppies. Buying elsewhere is not worth the risk, first emotionally - when your new baby dies from a liver shunt, and second financially - when you rush it off to the best vets and pay the earth to try and save it with no happy ending……
I know we, your clients, are all impatient and bug you incessantly as to when our baby will be ready, then when we eventually get our puppy we bug you with millions of questions if anything looks slightly off. I’ve had amazing ‘after-sales-service’ with any advice I need and of course the babysitting whilst on holiday. The wait was all worth it and when the time comes to for another puppy I’ll be straight back on that list, and wait again, thank you.
Many thanks to Angela for taking the time to write to me - yes I do sit with IMPATIENT clients periodically that sometimes try and BRIBE, threaten etc, but that is life. If anyone is in a hurry to purchase a tiny do not buy from me. We do not breed by the dozen and healthy happy tinies are never available by the dozen. Our pups do not become the ULTIMATE COMPANION PET on their own, it takes a lot of care and effort from our side to see they develop into the very well balanced, happy healthy pup we sell to our clients.
You cannot put a time limit on a life, people want the ultimate tiny and those ultimate tinies arrive periodcially but it is a waiting process. If they were available by the dozen we would not have people coming to us all the time, repeat business and for many many years. Yes the public do the rounds but if they have seen our dogs and bought from us and followed our instructions with the care and raising of that baby they will be more than 100% satisfied.
We breed all sizes of yorkies and biewers. We do however rarely have the STANDARD size pup. All our pups carry health guarantees, the tinies never leave us prior to having had at least two of the intital three inoculations, they are dewormed numerous times, are IDENTIPET micro chipped, registered. Sold with a legal binding CONTRACT OF SALE which stipulates sterilisation at 6 months of age NOT negotiable. If you have no intention of following the terms and conditions of the contract that is explained to you when you first contact us and you received PRIOR to purchasing your pup, the contract that you signed, please do not contact us for a puppy, non compliance is BREACH OF CONTRACT and we will take steps regarding that. Furthermore ALL of our pups that leave us have been throughly examined by a Veterinary Surgeon and found to be in good health. All our pups from birth are preventative treated against ticks and fleas as we live on a small holding and tiny dogs health could be compromised by both ticks and flea infestation.
We breed our pups for COMPANION PETS and not for breeding of any kind and that includes having one litter of pups or allowing your male PET to cover yorkie females.
PET DOGS ARE PETS..........
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 9:27 PM
To: Joyce Mijoy Yorkies
Hi Joyce. How are you? I trust all is well. Its been about 2 months since we've been in touch. Just wanted to say that we are so happy with Milo! He's such a happy, healthy and active little boy. Very intelligent and such a fun little spirit and he's absolutely awesome with our toddler. I can't thank you enough. You are an impeccable breeder! He's turning 6 months in a few days and we will be taking him to be neutered in the course of the month. I've attached some pics so you can see how well he's doing. Thank you again. Warm regards. Simone.
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Thank you Simone. All we want as breeders is to sell healthy, happy pups to people such as yourself. Who take the responsibility of owning a pup seriously and one can see he has a wonderful home with you and a very well behaved little girl. Thank you for advising of your intention to sterilise your pup at 6 months as per your contract of sale.
Have an awesome day and thanks for keeping me updated.
Responsible PET owners sterilise their pets prior to them becoming sexually mature. and prior to the bitch having her first season which can and will be anytime from 7 months to 11 months of age. We as breeders sell ALL our pups as pets although they are of GOOD quality. We sell our pups with a Contract of sale which is a legal binding document, we require the PET you buy from us to be sterilised at 6 months of age. THANK YOU FOR BEING A RESPONSIBLE ANIMAL OWNER.
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 8:21 PM
Subject: News Letter.
Once again thank you for the latest news letter which I thoroughly enjoy receiving. Your wishes for 2014 were also very much appreciated and we wish you and your family a healthy, happy, peaceful and wonderful year ahead.
Yes I would be delighted if you kept me on your mailing list. I find all the information fascinating and we will always purchase any future Yorkies from you as we are so delighted with our precious Kumi.
newsletters .... newsletters ..... newsletters.....
In our last newsletter sent out earlier this month, Newsletter Number 70 we asked you readers to mail us if you wish to continue receiving our newsletter, please do so, as we will be starting a new mailing list and only those who have responded to our request will be on that mailing list. Many thanks.
RINGWORM We have mentioned this before and written how to handle the problem etc so not going to go into that again. I received this mail from someone waiting for a pup from us.
As a result of having a breeder repeatedly visit our home some years ago we STOPPED anyone interested in buying a pup from us from coming to our home. In this mail it lets people see just how EASY it is to have ringworm develop in your home, on your pets and your children and yourself if you are not extremely cautious.
My very best to the person sitting in this predicament, if only breeders, the public realized that ringworm is extremely contagious and the person with the problem should not be making their problems other people’s problems.
From our mailbag - January 20, 2014
RINGWORM --- DISGUSTING OR WHAT???????
Joyce, I need your help. My brother and his family visited me two week-ends ago. they stayed for the weekend and their daughter brought their puppy (about 10w) with. I never picked it up or held it. Sunday when they greeted my brother popped the puppy in my arms and told me to just hold it while he loads the car. It was then that I saw this bald crusty patch just behind its ear. I was horrified when I asked my brother if it is ringworm and he said yes, they had taken it to their vet and their vet said it is okay they can bring their dog along - it will have not any effect on other pets?!
I was so angry, told him it is highly contagious for human and animals! He did not believe me ... Told me that is why he said nothing - I always run away with info like this ... O yeah - now my children's two chihuahua's has it all over their bodies, and my cats too.... I feel like crying. And he called me, his daughter is also covered with ringworm - the school told him to keep her home until she is free of it. Now, he believes me ... too late for me.
Read on for more information that could shock you……
Joyce, I cannot believe it! My brother just phoned me. He is from (Vanderbijlpark) his vet (who said the ringworm is no problem) just made the suggestion to him to euthnaise the puppy - according to vet the puppy is the reason his daughter has the ringworm and it would be best to put it down?! Now I am asking you what kind of vet is that?
I just cannot let that happen - poor baby. I told my brother that I will take the baby ... I cannot let the poor little one lose its life only because a vet is too lazy or not in the mood, or whatever his reasons might be as why he doesn't want to treat him. As my brother wants to get rid of this baby as soon as possible he will put in leave at his work and bring the puppy to me tomorrow.
I don't think it will make any difference - if I have to treat one baby more than what I now have. I just cannot let them put this little guy to sleep. It is unfair as it is a human's fault he is in this situation in the first place. He is only 12w old now, still such a tiny baby. It is a yorkie puppy. Do you think I did the right thing?
What can I say, thank GOD some people have a heart. NOTHING at all surprises me anymore as to what some Vets do or say or what some of the Human Race do or say…
All I can say is this VET should be reported to the Veterinary Council, EUTHENASIA is most certainly NOT the solUtion to this problem..........
Dear Public / Readers
NEVER buy a pet with ringworm, turn around and walk away. Make a stand, make those sitting with the problem, take responsibility for the problem and do something about it, don’t let them make it YOUR problem as well.
Sent: Sunday, December 22, 2013 7:07 AM
To: Joyce Mijoy
Subject: Happy birthday Storm
13th December 1 year
She has been the most amazing dog ever. So extremely healthy, lovable and so enjoyable. You are the one breeder that is amazing. The only breeder that will stay in contact with you and knows what you you are talking about.
Thank you once again and have an awesome Christmas and may Santa bring you everything you desire!
Thanks Caron for the beautiful photo and it is my pleasure............
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Sent: Monday, November 18, 2013 8:57 AM
Subject: teacup yorkies
I have written to you first and foremost thanking you for the website you provide for members of the public such as myself, very informative. It shows your passion for this breed of dog, as well as your overall passion for the wellbeing of the pups you breed.
I was referred to you by a Lady I met walking in the Mall, with one of your teacup dogs, breathtaking dog, never seen anything quite like it in real life and I have had Yorkies for a good many years.
I would just like to tell my story and hopefully you put it onto your site to let the public know that your comments, advice etc, should be taken seriously as the teacup dog is not easy to handle.
We have had Yorkies for the last 15 years and we always wanted a small one and every time the yorkie just ended up being BIGGER than we hoped for. We love our dogs obviously but they are getting older and we started looking for that small dog. We answered an advert and bought a really small pup, 8 weeks old. This was two years back.
No one and nothing prepared us for what lay ahead. The pup was fragile, was not eating, went to the vet, throwing up, running gut, low sugar level, riddled with everything under the sun, the vet bills ran into the thousands. On a good few occasions, we believed we would lose our pup, but she survived it all. She is the apple of my eye, we adore her and would not change her for anything in this world but, we would never want to be put through that all over again.
The Lady I met with your teacup dog, told a very different story, she got her pup at 12 weeks of age, never sat with any hiccup of any kind but said you did not mince your words when you told her, very few people should buy or own such a dog and you grilled her with regard to being a suitable owner for that pup. We were never ever told the dedication we would need to grow up this baby and even to this day two years later, we have to be very careful with her, if she is not well, my Hubby or I are at the vet with her. You just cannot take a chance. She is very fragile, very lightweight and very skinny. No matter what we feed, how often we feed she never picks up weight and if we push it, she ends up with a very upset stomach, so we have accepted that this is how she is, how she will always be.
I just want to thank you again for advising the public that this is no easy dog to handle and to try your best to educate them, we would have valued input like this at the time we bought our little girl, it was scary, frightening and nerve racking to say the least. In a year or two we will want to buy another yorkie when one of our oldies has passed and if we opt for that size dog again, we will be knocking at your door.
Once again thank you for your dedication to this breed.
Thank you for your mail and your call. I am sorry to hear you had the experience you had but am glad that you have actually put pen to paper and this mail can be read by the public out there.
We have produced the occasional very tiny dog for many years now and we are ultra-fussy about all our pups’ wellbeing but especially the wellbeing of those tinies. It is very important they end up with the right owners as total dedication as you say is required. MOST people are not the ideal owners for this size dog and it is very often difficult for me to get that across to some people.
Fortunately, a lot of people lose interest when they hear it is a 24/7 baby, but then we do get the odd future puppy owner, who wants that tiny at all costs even though they are not suited to giving that pup their total commitment in raising it. I cannot speak for other breeders but I will no longer sell to people who I feel are not in a position to give this scrap of a pup what it needs as in 24/7 full time dedication – NO matter what the future puppy owner says.
A proper teacup dog is a delight to own BUT it is very hands on and we do produce them periodically and fortunately they are healthy pups, if handled correctly when going to their new homes. The tiniest we have ever bred and owned weighed 550gms as an adult – major rare in that sort of size, that particular pup called TODD was a delight never a day’s illness in his life of many years although winter and him were not friends..
We do not interbreed our dogs to produce more and more of the tinies, or to produce them in larger numbers than we do produce them It is NOT a pup to feed, water, leave home alone, come back six hours later etc, it is a pup that should be with its owner 24/7 and it is also a pup that bonds with one person, it may very well accept other family members but when its owner appears, NO ONE ELSE EXISTS and please tell me if I am wrong.
I owned my first teacup dog in my early twenties, a good many years ago and I am smitten when it comes to those tinies.
I am not 100% sure who you would have met at the Mall but I am in contact most of the time with most of the people who own my tinies and fortunately they are the right owners and the pups have ended up in the right capable hands.
Best of luck with your Yorkies and you are more than welcome to contact me in the future, if you feel you would like a pup of ours.
Best wishes and again, many thanks for your mail
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2013 8:37 AM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: RE: Small yorkie
I am desperately looking for a yorkie that must not exceed 1kg in weight. Some breeders have said I am looking for trouble wanting such a tiny dog, while others claim they have one at two weeks of age.
What should a 1kg pup weigh at two weeks of age? I look forward to your reply.
Firstly I must ask why 1kg? It is almost impossible for any breeder to guarantee a pup as adult will be X weight. Over many years I have been spot on with weight, but I too make errors in judgment as do most other breeders.
In an attempt to explain to you your questions asked, please read the following:
I had a lady the other day asking me how she could guarantee buying a pup that would end up a tiny dog, up till that stage she had bought THREE Yorkies, all sold to her by different breeders, all sold to her as TEACUP dogs, all 3kg plus as adults. At least she was not bent out of shape by it and said she adored her dogs and would not trade them for the world, but would like the ultimate teacup.
Breeders in most cases work from a growth chart. However the accuracy of the indications on the chart depends on a lot of pointers.
- How many pups in the litter?
- How well was the mother cared for and fed during her pregnancy ?(if she was not fed enough, this will not necessarily impact on the size of the pups at birth – BUT – will definitely impact on her milk production- lack of nutrition will in all probability have impacted on the mother’s overall health while carrying her litter.
- How much milk does she have?
- Do the pups all drink enough?
- Are any pups compromised at the milk bar by other siblings?
- When do the pups begin to eat? Believe it or not the smaller the pup as an adult – the earlier that pup will begin to eat solids.
AND SO THE LIST CONTINUES…..
In the past – a good few years back, we had people begging us for their pups as young as possible and then when the pup got bigger than expected – we were the baddies.
We do not let ANY pup leave us at 6 or 8 weeks of age. NO pup has ever left us without being inoculated and dewormed and seen by a vet. The earliest they leave us is at 10 weeks of age, at this stage they will have had their second inoculation and been dewormed numerous times.
The real tinies are with us in most cases for a few weeks longer.
Very often the tinies are fully inoculated prior to going to their new homes, which means they have had three inoculations and rabies inoculation.
Some buyers have issues with the pup remaining with us for all this time however, it is in most cases in the interest of both parties, owner and pup for the pup to be that much bigger and that much older.
We must also address the situation of throw backs. I as a breeder can access the pup in questions background and the history of the dogs she/he is bred from and the history of the parent dogs breeding from previous litters as well.
However when I buy in a future stud dog or a future breeding girl, I will have seen the parent dogs, however I have NO idea what is behind those dogs. There could be elephant sized dogs in the history of the pedigree and I as the breeder would not be aware of that. This is how the odd larger than expected pup pitches up – it is a throwback.
All along the line, the pup appears to be going to be a particular weight and often it is the same at the time of sale of the pup. Down the line the pup starts to grow at a phenomenal rate and ends up considerably bigger than expected.
People who believe this is something any breeder has done DELIBERATELY are very much mistaken. Well in our case for sure.
We are NEVER short of buyers for any pup as we are NO puppy mill and hence never sit with pups we cannot home, so why on earth would we sell a pup to someone to get shot of it, just for the sake of getting shot of it, when we have numerous other buyers available?
Anyone who knows anything about my breeding, knows they wait for a particular size dog – we go out of our way to try out utmost for them to get that size dog. If we willy nilly sold any pup for eg as a pocket and teacup dog, NO one would be on a waiting list. You would just get the next pup available.
However having said all the above. I have explained to you what can happen with breeding, why the odd small pup ends up larger than expected.
To answer your question about a 1kg dog being guaranteed as a two week old pup – I personally would NEVER say that. Not to say the breeder you are working with is not far more knowledgeable on the subject. If you want to secure the pup – ask the breeder to book the pup for you, pay the deposit and ask for it in writing that the said pup will not exceed 1kg as an adult weight. I don’t believe ANY breeder will do that however this is not to say your breeder will not do this.
Very often over many years we have sold pups that we expected for example to reach 1.5kg as an adult dog, they have reached 1.2kg as an adult dog.
I as a breeder am quite prepared to take back ANY pup I breed that is not to the purchaser’s satisfaction, size wise.
Furthermore ANY pup or dog bred by us we will never drop. We take responsibility for animals we breed, so if any dog or pup purchased from us needs to be rehomed or returned we will liaise with the owner concerned regarding the pup or dog.
Desiree please ensure you have the lifestyle to own such a tiny dog - we are paranoid that our tinies end up in the right homes, with people that know what owning that tiny is all about. I cannot tell you how many of the public phone me to cry on my shoulder (have done so for years) regarding a tiny they purchased. they complain about the breeders conning them and I am not defending any breeder but I am not always on the side of the public either - raising a tiny is very hands on, please ensure you are up for the challenge and knowledgeable on the subject.
Raising a tiny in the majority of cases is a walk in the park, IF the owner follows the rules but if not, could be a nerve wracking experience for all concerned.
Best of luck with your purchase of your future baby.
Your questions answered…
- How much food do I feed?
The amount of food that you feed will depend first and foremost of the quality of the food you feed. A supermarket brand for example, is nowhere near as refined as the food you buy from your vet, so in this case you are going to be feeding a lot more food and your dog is going to pass a lot more faeces.
In recent times other imported brands have been introduced to the South African canines and felines. These foods are more refined than the oldies we buy from our vet so again the dog does not eat as much as it would previously eat with the brands available from the vet.
I have NEVER been one to measure my dogs or pups food intake as suggested by the imported brands available from your vet. Let the pup or dog eat as much as it wants.
- Treats in the daily diet?
I am not one for that either, plain good old kibble suffices.
- My dog just loves eating the cat’s food?
Cat food and dog food do not contain the same ingredients and the ratio with certain ingredients differs. Stick to dog food for dogs and cat food for cats
- My puppy insists on eating my adult dog’s yorkie food in preference to the puppy food.
If you have this problem, mix the two diets together, puppy and adult, and then change to adult once the puppy is 10 months to one year of age.
- My puppy/dog eats my bulldogs food/ large breed dog food.
No small breed pup should eat large breed dogs food – the kibble alone should put them off even trying. Manufacturers of quality dog food specify for small, medium, large and giant size dogs – try to encourage your puppy to eat the food suggested for its size.
I have been to your site and am really astounded that you go to such lengths to advise the buyers that a teacup is a hands on dog, I have researched the size of dog and find so many people are totally against them, could you give me further advice.
I am single, no intention of marrying any time soon. I travel frequently but my Mom will care for my dog when I am not around.
I have a maid who comes in three times a week. If I read your info I guess I am not a suitable owner in your eyes.
Thanks for your time in answering my mail, I do appreciate that you put it out there for persons such as myself, instead of just selling any size pup to an unsuspecting owner.
Glad you feel the way you do. I would have to say that I would not be happy selling you a tiny as such. They should be with their owners 24/7 substitute owners such as your MOM is all well and good but that tiny if raised properly by you will have developed such a close bond, that the dog will fret when you are not around. The pocket size would be so much better suited to you.
If you do purchase a puppy ensure the pup learns to accept your Mom take it out with you when visiting your Mom so that the pup gets used to her. You should possibly also leave her on the odd occasion with your Mom while you are out shopping, so it becomes a reality to her rather than just leave her with your MOM and go away, that may stress her somewhat.
My dream - a teacup dog but what am I in for??
Teacups as I have said are NOT children material. It has to be understood that NO tiny pup or dog has any place in any child’s life. No matter how well behaved, caring, animal loving any child is or could be, it is still a child in a tiny dogs world. Accidents do happen unfortunately.
The public underestimate what a teacup is all about they see it as a tiny dog, that takes up very little space, eats minimal, needs very little garden area and can go in a bag. END OF STORY.
Owning a teacup is a very different story. I have to mention that over the last thirty odd years I have had many a teacup dog with no real hiccups to speak of, barring one incident when I bought one some 24 years ago that was ten months of age, 700gms but her size was manipulated by the breeder, you can read her story on this site “SUZIE.”
If you are on the market for a TINY as we refer to them, first and foremost it is a dog that needs your attention 24/7. I had an enquiry just this week from a Lady who told me she was DEFINITE TEACUP OWNER MATERIAL. In communication via the email after numerous emails actually, she said when at work, the dog could access the garden via a pain of glass removed from the French door??????????????????
First and foremost NO tiny should be allowed to access any garden unattended, let alone left at home alone, all day while the owner is at work. Would a tiny even reach the removed pain of glass in the door and it if managed – would it get back in????
People wanting these tinies must take off their rose coloured spectacles and face reality, the tinier the dog the more hands on required by the owner, and YES we have had adult sized dogs of 550 and 600gms living for many years, with NO health issues, that size dog are however RARE.
Bottom line to owning and keeping a healthy happy TINY going for years on end.
Be a responsible, informed dog owner, do not take chances, do not buy a tiny if you are not in a position to keep that dog with you 24/7. It is NO child’s dog and not suited to people who work and cannot take the dog to work.
It is not a BRAG item either, it has feelings, needs the warmth of human companionship at all times, NOT to be left in a playpen unattended.
Health issues with a tiny, if bred correctly, it will require inoculations, deworming, sterilization. Possibly a dental to remove baby teeth which have been retained but not to be removed at the same time as sterilization.
Diet for that tiny – quality dry food suited to the size of dog and puppy to start off with then onto adult. NO tidbits and definitely NO chicken and goodness knows what all else. You pick up diarrhea with a tiny YOU HAVE A PROBLEM.
Annual booster inoculations and overall checkup. OTHERWISE you should not be seeing a vet at all. WE DON’T.
Ask your vet about more frequent deworming over the months you will not be seeing him, as NO tiny can live with parasites in its system.
Keep a close watch on your dog’s teeth throughout its life, rather make use of products available in caring for teeth, than relying on your vet doing dentals under anaesthetic annually. Anaesthetic to both human and animal always carries a risk.
Do not leave a tiny unsterilized. Long term the dog could face health risks, females uterus infection, males prostrate cancer and NEVER leave a male unsterilized that has NO testicles descended or only one testicle descended – that can and often does turn into cancer in later years.
It is a canine baby in a human’s world….
Trimming my dogs nails. I used to see my vet for this however recently we have moved and now the vet is no longer, just around the corner. I plan to now do this myself, any advice?
What I have found works and works very well, get yourself a humans nail clipper the one that looks like a pair of scissors in design. Dog nail clippers are often difficult to use as the actual nail length can be difficult to see. Judge where the vein in the nail could be. Usually in light coloured nails you can see the vein but in Yorkies nails, usually dark in colour, it is a guess me. The nail will start to curve and at that point trim it off.
If your pet’s nails are unusually long and you are confused as to the right length, cut off a piece at a time. When you get nearer to the desired length before just cutting, put pressure with the nail clipper on the nail and if it is going to cut into the vein your dog will yelp or attempt to pull back its foot. You then move your clipper further away.
If you do cut into the vein by accident, the nail will bleed quite badly. You can make use of Lennon’s STAALDRIPPELS – put a bit onto cotton wool and apply to nail – apply with pressure and hold for a minute or two. Don’t go overboard, the bleeding will stop.
Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 11:40 PM
Subject: Liefste Gina!!
Slaap deesdae so diep onder die komberse saam met my in ons bed!!
Latest update on Little GINA thanks once again LIZELLE.....
Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2013 2:07 PM
To: 'Joyce '
Chianti is still amazing – hard to tell by her pictures though. Tough day, clip, bath and photo shoot – results in tired and sulky puppy!! She is sooo pretty and refuses to open her big eyes and show off for the camera, gets terribly bored and closes her eyes…….. I wish I could capture how fantastic she is on film but will keep trying.
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 10:31 AM
To: All Users; Mijoy Yorkies
Is she not just a little beautiful lady? Until you take the pearls off then she becomes little monster – lol -
thanks again Caron for the latest update on this much loved little girl STORM....
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 7:21 PM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: Re: With compliments MIJOY
Hi Joyce, how are you? hope that you're well. I am delighted to tell you that Taitt is doing well. He went for a check up to the vet and now weighs 1.8kg (my little girl weighs 2.3kgs) and the vet said that they are happy healthy dogs. He is the happiest little chap and fills my life with love and joy all the time. He absolutely adores Scarlett and she loves him too. They play so sweetly together and chase each other all over the house. What a delight, thank you again for giving me the pleasure of such a gorgeous boy. He's really funny as he loves to stalk my feet and runs up the stairs in front of me, turning around at the top and then stalking my toes. He has a bad habit of chewing on the skirting boards and I can't get him to stop but other than that, he is just totally adorable.
all my love
Happy Yorkie Mommy Kim
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2013 06:42 AM
Hope this email finds you well. I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you that my vet SALUTES you as a breeder.
We bought our pup from you and the first time he went to the vet, I wanted to know what he recommended for the prevention of ticks and fleas on my pup, what to continue to use or change to using, once the pup matured. My vet was impressed by his overall condition and what made a huge impression on him was the fact that he already was treated for the prevention of ticks and fleas. I wanted to use something my vet suggested.
I told him how I am sent your monthly newsletter and at that time it was your 58th newsletter. He asked to see it. Since then every month I send it onto him. Hope you don’t mind. He advised that he just enjoys reading it and is so impressed that a breeder goes to these lengths to enlighten their puppy buyers and keep the dog owners informed.
Joyce, a huge thank you from both my Husband and myself, we are delighted with our yorkie.
Such a pleasure – we have been sending out newsletters monthly for over five years now and it is a winner with most people. A lot of hard work but well worth my time and effort.
I am flattered that your vet wants to read it, I have no problem with you sending it to him at all.
We use FRONTLINE on our pups from the day they are born. All our dogs are PREVENT treated monthly throughout the year as we live on a small holding and hence we do see the odd tick, never fleas. As a result we have never had biliary in a yorkie or a yorkie pup.
So pleased to hear you are so happy with your YORKIE.
Have a stunning day.
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2013 6:05 PM
Subject: FW: Chu Chu pic
My friend took this picture of Chewbacca (Chewie) as you can see he is posing for the photo. Thought you might like to put him in the newsletter. He is the cutest boy ever and very loved.
Long time no hear, thanks so much for this pic, what a beautiful boy, so glad you love him so much. Another super home for another super boy.
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:22 AM
Storm is super natural – she is amazing, playful, bubbly, happy, healthy, problem free the easiest baby anyone could wish for. A healthy shiny coat that always looks brushed and washed a solid in body. She is just so clever understands absolutely everything – has worked her way around being boss of the all the other yorkies and us of course. We just LOVE her to bits. Thanks so much again Joyce I could have 10 of her any day!
I have to say thank you again Caron for keeping me in the loop - again we are so grateful that one of our precious yorkie children has landed in a super home with a very caring, obviously knowledgable owner of the breed. It makes being a breeder so rewarding.
We as breeders go that extra mile and it is so rewarding to get feed back from our clients...
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2013 8:01 AM
To: Mijoy Joyce Yorkies
Subject: My yorkie Kobe
Hi Joyce, just wanted to thank you again for Kobe, I love him, he is adorable and is the best thing in my life. Regards Diane
From: Mijoy Yorkies [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2013 8:12 AM
Subject: RE: My yorkie Kobe
Thanks so much for your mail, love to hear from my HAPPY clients, we do try our utmost.
Have a brilliant weekend.
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2013 10:33 AM
Hope you are well. Everything is fine here in Cape Town, just still very cold. Alvin is doing very well his weight is now just over 700grams and he is so cute. He had his first hair trim this morning and what a good boy he was he stood still so that he could be cut, now he looks even smaller.
He eats very well. We bought him a bee outfit for Halloween, you must just see how cute he looks in it. My other two Yorkies, the one is having a pumpkin dress and the other one is dressing as Stitch from the movie Lilo and Stitch. The male yorkie and Alvin is playing so nicely together, you must just see the two of them. I am very happy with my little boy and we love him to bits, and he is very spoilt.
I will send you some pics very soon. You must keep well and I will be in touch.
Thanks Wanda for your reqular updates, means so much to me to hear from so many people about the joy they get from their pups....
Have a wonderful day.
Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2013 7:01 AM
To: Joyce Mijoy
Subject: Storm latest
Storm is magnificently beautiful, shiny, amazing personality, happy and super super health and a solid tiny body. Mijoy yorkies must be the best in the world from my personal experience.
Thanks again how can anyone not want this to complete your life.
Sent from my iPad
Thanks Caron for your latest info on your gorgeous little girl at 9 months of age...
So glad you are so happy with her...
As I have always maintained, the right owner for a pup and dog makes the WORLD of difference...
Thank you for your constant updates
7 September 2013
Hanno's very spoilt four legged kids, thanks for your cosntant updates and pics, greatly appreciated, very spoilt children for sure. So glad they have a wonderful owner . Keep the updates coming, always are greatly appreciated just makes us realise, that the lengths we go to, to breed our pups is well worth it when they land in such wonderful homes and complete a family.
Thanks again Hanno.
From the mail bag:
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2013 3:09 PM
To: 'Mijoy Yorkies'
Subject: FW: PEDRO/ NEUTERED CERTIFICATE
Hope you are well.
Attached is the Neutered Certificate for Pedro.
I am a bit late with the Sterilization as per our contract,but Time just wasn't enough.Sorry!
Anyway the poor little guy is still in a bit of pain but doing well.
Once again Joyce I would like to thank you for giving me such a special And healthy Yorkie.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED………
We bought a yorkie from a breeder and then we bought another from another breeder. One has very short bristle type coat that never grows while the other has long flowing, silky smooth coat. This has led us to believe there are obviously different types of Yorkies, the short coated version and the long coated version. Can you advise me please.
All Yorkies should have long flowing coats but the odd one may appear that has the coat you describe. It would be a throwback I would think. I should not imagine any breeder would use dogs in their breeding program with such coats. If dogs are produced with coats like this the parent dogs should be reassessed to see if a change of breeding partner still produce this type of coat and if so, the guilty party should not be used for breeding in future.
We have a pup that has changed its teeth but has retained some baby teeth. We had her sterilized recently but the teeth have not come out as yet. Any suggestions?
Let your vet have a look and advise you accordingly. Some of the Yorkies retain their eye teeth (canines) any size yorkie can do this. Double rows of teeth are usually only seen in the smaller sized Yorkies and again not always, occasionally but they do need removing by your vet or long term they could but in all likelihood will damage the permanent teeth.
We sterilize all our dogs and when my one yorkie was sterilized years ago we were told she did not handle the anesthetic very well, what must we do as she needs her teeth cleaned desperately?
Discuss this with your vet. He could possibly just sedate her for the cleaning. Once you have her teeth clean use a preparation to prevent tartar build up on her teeth alternatively brush her teeth using a dog tooth paste. Some dogs if not taught to have their teeth brushed as pups will not tolerate teeth brushing in later years. In a case like this, find out about alternative treatments. They are available, ask your vet.
We have a very snappy, difficult small breed dog we own. Mixed breed dog, partly yorkie and the rest – hinds variety. Since we bought her as a tiny pup she has always had an attitude, which at the time we thought SO CUTE. However 7 years later we would love to bring in another small breed pup and were considering a yorkie this time. We have been to breeders with Chelsea in tow however she lets it be known she will not tolerate another pup. What can we do?
If you cannot handle this situation, call in a dog Behaviorist. If you do go out to buy a yorkie pup or any pup for that matter, try and choose one that is either very confident or not the least phased by other animals. I know this can be difficult but ask your breeder to assist. Do not purchase a timid, scared or very shy pup, she will intimidate a pup with this sort of temperament. You just have to ensure that you get the right balanced pup, nature wise. Make arrangements to meet with your behaviorist and start the introduction process. A puppy pen will come in handy to keep either Chelsea in or the pup in, at different times of the day so they both learn to accept each other without the pup being traumatised or injured by Chelsea. Don’t be tempted to buy a small sized yorkie that could end up a disaster.
We recently married after being together for some ten years. In this time it has always been my wish or desire to own a lap dog. My now hubby has always had these tanks as pets. Bull mastiff and boerbul dogs. He of course will not hear of his dogs having to go and I love them dearly so that would never be an option. I of course have now started to dig in my heels about wanting my lapdog. Any idea how to go about this? Is a yorkie an ideal breed for this type of large breed dog?
It is very difficult for me to advise you without being actually involved in your situation. So I suggest you call in a behaviorist let him/her assess the large breed dogs. Some of them are total large lap dogs while others are wolves in sheep’s clothing – so no matter what be cautious.
To make this happen for you, you need to call in a professional for help. Yorkies and large breed dogs can live quite happily together it would depend on how these large breed dogs your hubby has, behave towards smaller dogs. The smaller dog should not be an aggressive pup. It would be an idea to invest in a playpen when you buy your new pup to ensure its safety while doing the introductions and from then on until you are quite sure there will be no drama.
It is not always large breed dogs one has to be cautious of when introducing a small breed pup. Small dogs on their own can do a reasonable amount of damage to another small breed pup.
Training my pup. I would like to know if you train your Yorkies and if so how do I go about training the pup I will purchase around Christmas time. I have surfed the net and spoken to a good few people, very few suggest I take my pup for training.
Training a pup is your own personal decision, no one else’s. You would start off with puppy socialisation classes , proceed onto obedience, etc. REMEMBER do not enroll in any puppy classes until your pup is fully immunized. By this we mean the pup has had all its shots and this usually completed when the pup is four months of age. The trainer should not accept any pup prior to this age anyway. A pup is only fully immunized once all these shots have been administered.
I personally do not train my Yorkies , as in take them to socialization classes but I have done those classes over the years with various breeds. We do however socialize our own pups 100% before they leave us. Our own pups are quite accepting of large breed dogs, cats, etc.
Quite a number of my own Yorkies that I have sold, have been to school as their owners proudly say. They receive their certificates etc and the owner is delighted and very proud. The tinies have also been schooled, some weighing as little as 1.2kg and have successfully been through all the training. Just please be extremely cautious of other dogs when doing this. I am sure most trainers have this under control.
Two owners. I have a very difficult situation on my hands. I have owned a yorkie for some five years now. I am going to be headed to varsity this coming year and my Mother has decided that my yorkie must now become her yorkie.
My hours in some cases will be far longer but in other cases far shorter than being in school. I will make it a priority that my yorkie does not suffer if I should be away from home for longer periods than normal and when possible especially weekends, I will take her with me as I have done, since the day I got her for my birthday. I take her wherever I go. She does enjoy the company of my family but when I am around NO one else exists in her eyes.
I recently went away with my cousin and her family. Seemingly my yorkie was most distressed, I could not take her and wanted to stay home, but my Mother decided it would only be for a few days and the break would do me good before I started Varsity.
On my return my Mother has gone overboard because my dog suffered in my absence, the reason she now wants to take her over.
I have been dating the same guy for three years. He is just as much involved with my yorkie as I am. He knows we only go to places where she can go. She is a handbag dog so no real problem to sneak her in anywhere.
I am so distressed at this that I am seriously considering not going to varsity but doing a home study course where I will be able to be here for my yorkie. She is my life. How can my Mother do this to me? It is so upsetting, it is all I can think about. Please print this on to your site, she may just read it and realize her actions are very hurtful and stressful to me. She is often on your site.
My name is Linda. Thanks.
Best of luck to you Linda.
I own a five year old small yorkie bitch. I recently moved to the Cape from Johannesburg. I have not spayed my yorkie because I am scared about the anesthetic. My vet in Johannesburg never told me the risks involved with not spaying her but my new vet in the Cape has.
Could you please advise me on your own opinion on this as I see you have had the tinies as you call them for many many years. Is it safe to leave my girl unsprayed? Your opinion would be very much appreciated.
I am all for sterilization. The risk to your pup or dog is minimal if undertaken by a vet who is familiar with working with small sized pups or dogs. Ensure the vet at hand is happy to sterilize a small sized pup or dog.
We insist on all pups we sell being sterilized, there is NO exception. We have sold a fair amount of very tiny dogs over many years, we have owned very small dogs over many years – my first 1kg yorkie in my early twenties.
A sterilized dog is a far healthier dog than an unsterilized dog. Unsterilised dogs may never hit a health problem as a result of being unsterilized but some do and as they age the chances of developing problems increases.
Females can and often do go down with a uterine infection if unsterilized sometime in their life. This is known as pyametra. If it is caught in the very early stages, treatment with antibiotics may be sufficient to clear the infection. If it happens to go undetected for a while and ends up a severe infection, in the majority of cases the dog needs to be sterilized to cure it of this. The dog is then at a far greater risk of having issues with an anaesthetic as the dogs health is now seriously compromised with major infection.
Some dogs do not handle anaesthetic well however having said that, in the hands of a knowledgeable veterinarian and staff your pup or dog should be 100% perfect after being sterilized.
I have sterilized my own very tiny dogs, my girl at plus 3 years of age, was sterilized as a young pup. She weighs in the plus 700gm bracket, quite a bit under 800gms so she is tiny. She has never been ill and her sterilization was a walk in the park to both her and her human mother.
If you have concerns about the op discuss it with your vet and let him put your mind at ease. Ask him how she will be handled etc. Should your vet have any reservations about sterilizing a tiny dog, please contact me we will put you in contact with a vet with experience with the tinies.
Sterilise your girl as soon as possible to ensure she lives a long and healthy life. Male dogs if not neutered can develop prostrate problems – leading to possible cancer.
Dogs with undescended testicles be it one or two need to be neutered. They are at a very high risk of developing cancer if not neutered.
Sterilised dogs becoming fat is in the hands of the owner. I have yet to have a sterilized dog balloon in weight.
Sterilised dogs in general are far more balanced dogs. Males will not find the need to mark territory, as they would do if left unsterilized.
Watch out for that dog……….. 31 July 2013
A course of events I heard of in recent times motivated me to write this article.
NEVER presume all dogs are loving and friendly. Most are not. You come into a dogs own territory with your dog, in most cases that dog will protect its territory.
Pam from Durban phoned me the other day and told me how sad it was for them when they were holidaying recently ( with their own precous MIJOY girl called Sophie who is Pams constant companion) and the tea garden they frequent regularly, lost their precious little yorkie they had for 8 years, when visitors to the tea garden, were asked to keep their dog in their car, did not pay any attention, let the dog out of the car not even on a lead and the dog went straight for the yorkie, breaking its neck and you can imagine the rest. Irresponsible pet owners like this are what give all other responsible pet owners the problems we encounter. For sure anyone in the future going to that tea garden with any dog, will not be allowed in.
This is not the only case. Pam herself told me of her own dreadful experience years back whilst walking her own small dog. Two youngsters had a dog on a lead. She stopped waiting for them to cross the road, the dog snapped its collar and made straight for her dog. Mauling it, NO ONE came to help her. First and foremost no big dog should be walked on a collar but a slip chain and two youngsters with a large breed dog - ??? looking for problems.
Last year I heard of a case where the owner of the yorkie was in her front garden with her yorkie nowhere near the gate. Her husband returned home from work and before the gate could close, in rushed the neighbours dog who attacked her dog killing it on the spot.
Neighbour said he did not realize his dog was out of his property but she should keep her dog in the back garden. Since when can your neighbour dictate to you where you can let your dog walk in your own property? This case was handled by an attorney hereafter.
Sometime late last year someone else had a yorkie and they were at their holiday home, invited a family member and partner to come and join them. The partner had a large breed dog and was asked NOT to bring the dog, as the owners had their own dogs. However this request was not adhered to either and the large breed dog seemed fine at first. However after a few days and we all know a dog starts to feel quite comfortable after a few days and then gets the idea that this is now its territory and this dog attacked and killed the Yorkie in this case as well.
This week a friend of mine went to visit a friend of hers, taking her tiny Yorkie with her. Her friend had another small sized dog. The dog attacked her tiny Yorkie biting into an artery and the dog died on the spot. This was not a case of anyone being negligent, but just a very sad situation to have developed. Always be aware of bringing your own dog into another dogs territory NO MATTER what the owner says. Dogs are territorial, they protect what they believe to be theirs.
We all love our own pets and we all want them with us but we must respect the wishes of others and we must know how to handle our dogs and if we don’t, best leave them safely at home.
Responsible owners in most cases lose their treasured pets at the hands of irresponsible owners.
It never fails to amaze me when at the vet, how many people walk in with their dog running beside them NO leash in sight. Does it never cross their mind about other dogs they may encounter which are possibly not as friendly as they should be or will attack their dog? Most of these people think they have their dog 100% under control. All it takes is for that dog to hear a loud noise, be threatened by another dog and they will find out pretty quickly they have NO control over their dog.
A good few years back a Lady purchased two Yorkies from me. I was totally thrown when I noticed her one day putting in petrol in her vehicle – her two Yorkies running on the forecourt of the garage, NO leashes; she then proceeded to call them onto the grass verge to do their thing. Major road on the other side of the grass verge. I called her up and asked her if she was serious, had she never considered how dangerous this was? NO she did it all the time. NO FURTHER COMMENT…. Mind you just one, IRRESPONSIBLE DOG OWNER.
Beware whenever you take your own dog out to watch out for that dog that could appear from nowhere and attack your own dog. Unfortunately as above, there are just too many totally irresponsible dog owners out there.
Over many years I have taken my really small dogs out with me, to the shops, to friends etc. So often my friends have said to let them out and run around as they could not get into any harm. As much as I would love to, I don’t. My dogs are more than happy to remain in their carriers by my side, they actually fall asleep and enjoy the outing. ONCE I let my dogs out as my friend insisted the property was totally safe. I noticed one of my tinies disappearing under a bush I went to investigate to find that there was a hole in that wall to allow rain water to get out. Had I just merrily accepted that the property was totally safe I would have lost my dog. By the time I realized it was missing it more than likely would have been picked up by someone passing in the street. NEVER AGAIN. Those of you who have met me and seen some of my dogs will have noticed they are 100% happy, contained. They have been raised like that. My motto RATHER SAFE THAN SORRY.
Please be aware of what can happen. The above happens way too often….
OUR SYMPATHIES TO THOSE WHO LOST THEIR MUCH LOVED PETS.
So you want a teacup pup….
I would just like to state a few facts here.
We have had TEACUPS for some thirty odd years. This size dog the GENUINE TEACUP dog that is, is suited to VERY FEW folk.
We do our UTMOST to ensure our genuine tinies land in homes with people who can give them all they require in life.
We do not want to or will not pass on tinies just to any person making enquiries. WHY ???? Well it has NOTHING whatsoever to do with the person making the enquiry but their lifestyle.
We do not want these pups ending up with people that are totally unfamiliar with what it takes to own a GENUINE TEACUP.
To sell to someone who cannot cope with this tiny not only means disaster for an unfortunate puppy but emotional upset for myself and the person buying the pup. People may think I go overboard, am neurotic over my pups, but people are all entitled to their own opinions. I am the one at the end of the day needing to live with my conscience – the reason I just may go overboard ensuring these pups end up with the owners they so deserve.
Some people making enquiries are very thankful for my honesty about these tiny dogs and are glad to see that I am just not another breeder that will sell anything just for the money. I would far rather NOT sell the pup than sell it to the wrong owner.
Yesterday 16 July 2013 I received an email from an interested party, the motivation behind my writing this for my site. The Lady in question wanting to be added to my waiting list for a teacup pup.
This lady got really upset when I sent her info regarding the way we operate with prospective buyers. Just a few of the pointers that UPSET this lady.
- We do not accept just anyone as a future owner of a teacup.
- You require a 24/7 365 days a year responsibility to this dog. This means sacrifices in some cases having to be made.
- This is not a leave at home pup.
All these pointers would have appeared to upset this lady somewhat who then said she would just import rather????
To import a pup of this size – NOT a good idea unless you personally collect that pup and have the knowledge to care for that TINY.
MOST of the public are grateful when I point out to them the positive and negatives of owning such a tiny while others get uptight as did the person above and instead of seeing my reasoning for mentioning all of this, adapted a rather NEGATIVE attitude.
Sadly some of the public feel if they can afford this sized dog, want this size dog, then they have the right to own it. Well possibly with another breeder, but with my own treasured pups – I will not put or risk putting a pup of mine into a home that I know is not 100% suitable – NO MATTER WHAT someone thinks.
This is not a case of being arrogant, obnoxious or whatever – this is a case of taking the welfare of the pups we breed into consideration and placing them with owners we know can handle the responsibility of owning this very special treasured angel.
My purpose as a breeder is not to win the popularity contest but to be honest and ethical to the public who choose me to sell them a pup.
In closing ALL OUR PUPS CARRY HEALTH GUARANTEES. All our pups are registered, inoculated, dewormed, micro chipped. Sold with a contract of sale sterilization at 6 months of age NOT negotiable.
I thank you for your time and your understanding. Have a stunning day.
FROM OUR MAILBAG...
TEACUP YORKIES BEWARE…..
Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2013 6:14 PM
Subject: T cup Yorki
Hi can you pls sent me info about your pups we are very sad mom and dad we got our first pup on friday and pass on saterday we were con we got a 4 week ond pup we were told its a T cup we are hart broken and woul love to replace our baby
Hope to hear from you
V V Z
Sent from Samsung tablet
Very sad situation - A family that has obviously been CONNED by a breeder selling off a pup that is clearly NOT what it was sold as.
TEACUP pups are RARE. No matter how many people may claim to breed and sell them, they are rare. Not one day passes but we get enquiries for TEACUP DOGS.
So many of the public call us and discuss the teacup with us and tell us they are told the teacup is an unhealthy, sickly dog. We beg to differ.
This all depends on how that teacup is bred. We are often asked how many pups our teacup parents produce at any one time, NO teacup dog is ever bred with here, well it is simply not possible and anyone telling you the parent dogs are teacups – let the warning bells ring . We have never and will never breed extremely tiny dogs. We have NEVER and will NEVER interbreed dogs to produce these very small dogs either. INTERBREEDING IS BAD NEWS, all genetic and hereditary diseases, health issues the parents may carry in their genes, are almost guaranteed to be bred into these pups, resulting in those sickly, unhealthy pups and ultimate adult dogs, if they are fortunate enough to reach adulthood.
Our hearts go out to those of the public sucked in by con artists.
We sell ALL our pups with HEALTH GUARANTEES this includes the teacup size pup. If you breed something properly and believe in what you breed, there is no reason NOT to sell with health guarantees.
What do we hear via the public from the breeders they have purchased from:
- If you buy a tiny pup you should know the size has been engineered by the breeder and hence the likelihood of you having a pup that is sickly and unhealthy.
Having been involved with teacup sized yorkies for the last 30 odd years I feel I am reasonably educated on this topic.
If breeders continue to interbreed dogs, as in Mother to Son and Daughter to Father and on and on it goes, there is no question that in time those pups will be weak, sickly pups. This should be TABOO.
- Everyone who buys a tiny pup should be aware they do not live long lives.
Twelve and fourteen years of age and in some cases 16 years of age, I consider to be a good age for most dogs to reach.
- Anyone buying a tiny should know they are likely to be at the vet every other month if not week.
Our own experiences with our own PET teacup dogs over the last 30 something years. They are inoculated, dewormed, sterilized and dentals done on them periodically to keep their pearly whites in good shape. Do they have any further issues with health problems? in 99% of them NO. The 1% may have had an upset stomach or the likes but those very tiny bundles of joy, usually pass away from old age.
One thing I would like to point out is that these very tiny dogs are NOT suited to most people. There is nothing we have not heard regarding how great most people are or will be as future owners of this scrap of a pup, some of the public are very understanding and realize that the information we pass on and the strict future owner’s acceptability to us, is for their own good. It is not a case of us having an issue with the individual at hand but their lifestyle.
We do not want to put anyone into a situation they cannot cope with and most of all we do not want any of our pups we breed, in a home that is not ideally suited to them.
If people claim to have the right lifestyle BUT DON’T or claim they follow instructions on the care of these babies BUT DON’T, they will hit a problem.
One other point to make clear regarding tinies. They are NEVER available in any quantity at any time. Something the public may find hard to accept.
We cannot breed teacup dogs to each other, they are just far too tiny. The parents of our teacups in general are far larger than the teacup. Most of the mothers are Miniatures as in 2.5 – 3.5kg adults and the fathers are pocket dogs ranging from 1.2 (not very successful stud dogs) 1.4 – 1.9kg and a couple are heavier in weight than that.
How do we produce these tinies? It is carried in some of our dog’s blood lines. NOT all of their blood lines. The reason they are healthy pups and healthy future adult dogs.
No matter what anyone may think, we are in no position to push anyone into position one just because they pressurize us to deliver to them when THEY decide. Sorry does not work like that. We have a waiting list and our pups are sold according to that waiting list. So if you are in a rush, please do not contact us, we will not be able to assist you with a pup at short notice.S
Some people who waited for their teacups are delighted and are back on our waiting list for another, however they realise it is a waiting game.
To sum up Teacup material owner – the pup/dog should be with its owner 24/7. They normally bond with one person. They may accept other people but in general look to that one person. They should be a companion to their owner 365 days of a year.
If you go on leave and your maid cares for your pet. BAD IDEA. If that dog is off colour and not seen to immediately you may hit a problem and end up with a dead dog. If this should happen it will not be a case of those sickly teacup dogs you get sold, but lack of responsibility from the owner – purchasing a dog they are not committed to. The reason we want to know your lifestyle. We cannot blame anyone for living their life but if that is what it is, YOUR LIFE then a teacup is not suited to you. No teacup dog is suited to being left home – its owner will be tuned into its wellbeing and pick up the least problem that pup or dog may experience.
A teacup is a one person dog. We are not keen to sell anyone a teacup that has small children. Reason being, no matter how well behaved any child may be, it is still a child, children run and play, do not think as an adult would. It is not to say everyone owning a teacup with children will have a problem but it is something to seriously consider when thinking of buying a teacup dog with young children in the home. It is only human nature to want to play and pick up a pup, you cannot expect any child to not be tempted.
When most people think TEACUP they do not realize the dedication required to owning that dog, something like having a baby to care for. People in general see it as something tiny that will not eat a lot or take up too much space and will be ideal for their postage size garden. This is all 100% correct but that pup/dog needs much, much more than a good home. It needs a totally responsible, informed owner. Someone who will go that extra mile. We will NEVER sell a pup we do not believe to be stable, healthy and manageable by its new owner. If for ANY reason any pup leaving us has a problem or the owner has a problem owning the pup, we want to hear about it immediately. The best way of communication with us is via email. Emails can be monitored all the time and are checked via computer or phone.
We are serious breeders and hopefully persons wanting to buy one of our pups is a serious buyer.
Last but not least. The teacup pup should not leave the breeder until it is at least 12 weeks of age, if not 14 and in the very odd case 16 weeks of age. If the pup leaves us at 14 weeks of age, all three inoculations will have been given, as well as the rabies inoculation. All pups leaving us will be micro chipped. All pups will be sold with a contract, all pups to be sterilized at 6 months of age. NO pup from us is sold for breeding, that includes - that ONE litter.
We are more than happy to assist anyone out there who would like more information regarding teacup pups. Do’s and don’ts etc.
Latest from Angela about her precious CHIANTI.....
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 6:21 PM
She is absolutely fine, happy, healthy, spoiled and amazing in every way. Hasn’t grown at all and is this sweet tiny little darling. I’ve attached a couple of photos.
thanks Angela for your continued updates and stunning pics.
What makes a happy healthy yorkie??? - Having the right owner.........
Below latest pics of Lil LADY STORM July 2013 - many thanks Caron
Gaan so goed met Gina!
Darem lewendige gesonde gelukkige hondjie! So lief vir ons kat!
Verseker beste maats en slap bo-op Lyla ons whippet! Big happy family!
Baie dankie Lizelle.
"Faith is not believing God can, it is knowing that God will."
Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2013 9:07 AM
Just sitting here thinking how much I love my little boy. He is perfect in everyway from day one. It is like you had him all trained already for me.
When he goes out he sits like a little gentleman in his bag or on my lap. He adores all my animals and they adore him. He is super confident and is game for anything going. He cuddles and has so much love for a tiny tot. He communicates with anything he wants. He loves his bed time and has slept through the night from day 1. He is a little character through and through! Definitely worth the wait.
Have a happy weekend
Sterilisation know the facts… Your male pup...
So many people wanting a male pup – the reason being???? Well they need not be sterilized. WELL they should be. WHY????
It is amazing that in this day and age so few people actually know the benefits of sterilizing their pet be it dog or cat.
NO marking of territory, in other words, no lifting their leg. Amazing for me to hear from a lot of folk that they had NO idea that early sterilization would stop this behavior from ever starting.
A male pup can only mark its territory once it has become sexually mature. So neuter your pup anytime from four months of age. It can be done as early as 8 weeks if the jewels are where they should be. However rather look at 4 to 6 months of age.
The tinier dogs may and often do retain some baby teeth, vets are inclined to put off neutering until they can do the teeth as well. You cannot put off neutering a male much more than 8 months of age or the dog just may develop sexual tendencies. Very difficult to stop behavior once it has started – don’t put off indefinitely as it is only YOU that will sit with unwanted and undesirable behavior, NOT your vet.
Males believe it or not have better temperaments than most females. If any dogs have arguments here it is always the girls, never the boys.
Yes you can keep more than one male on your property provided you sterilize and then you can keep more than two males on your property. Always remember that an entire male is a threat to any other entire male dog often resulting in the tinier dog’s death because the larger male dog is protecting what he believes to be his territory, the smaller one protecting what he believes to be his territory. This is NATURE this is not a bad dog as so many of us LABLE them. What dogs do or do not do is a result of what we as their owners have allowed. One cannot expect a few males to live in harmony of all different sizes and breeds as well, if they all are unsterilized.
We then get - but the sterilization cost is a lot for us to pay out – well how about doing some financial management for it. Buy the pup at 8 to 10 weeks of age and at the same time keep so much aside for sterilization, next month add to that sterilization kitty. The following month add to the kitty again. When the time comes for the sterilization to be done, you have the financial means to do it.
Owning a pet these days is a big expense and if you are considering buying a pet, follow up on the monthly inoculations, the regular deworming, the sterilization, the dentals if required. Annual check up and booster inoculations. It is so much easier to put aside a hundred or two hundred rand a month into a kitty for your pet to ensure you have the means to do what needs to be done, without having to fork out a tidy sum when the time comes that the op or whatever should be done and you simply cannot afford it.
NON sterilization of your pet, simply means that you are not taking your responsibility of ownership seriously and if you do not believe in doing that you should not buy a pet in the first place – unless you want to become an ethical breeder and do the necessary and all that goes with being that ethical breeder, you should be morally obliged to see your pet is sterilized.
If these were your children would you adopt a similar attitude of well if they get pregnant or miss behave it will be fine with us????????? Somehow I doubt it. Apply the same strict principals with your pets. You do not want them being a nuisance to the public, or urinating all over your home and it is not a case of misbehaving pet but irresponsible owner.
Here is a mail received from a YORKIE owner regarding the situation she found herself in with her beloved cat – heartbreaking for her. Please public be aware of your actions or lack of actions. Do the right thing. STERILISE your pets for a much better life for not only them but yourself and other folk that may become indirectly involved.
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2013 5:04 PM
I had to put my cat down 2 weeks ago and I can't believe that it could be so heart rendering. I cried for almost 2 days then ended up in hospital with anxiety and stress.
She was spayed but a tom was marking territory so she became stressed. So every day I had to wake up to scrubbing someone’s pee. The neighbours were getting irate and the vet told me that they put down 99.9pct because they never recover. In spite of this I battled for 2 years with her hoping and eventually I realised I was fighting a losing battle with major costs.
I think the mail above sums it up rather well. People who do sterilize their pets subjected to those owners who do not bother to sterilize theirs with very upsetting consequences for the “RESPONSIBLE” owners.
Simple solution to the problem, if you just can’t be bothered to be a responsible owner, rather opt for not being a pet owner at all.
Animal lovers feel the pain for the writer of the above mail. Hope you do to……
To have a litter of pups for the kids (OR NOT)???????
Firstly I would like to mention that ALL OUR PUPS are sold as pets (with contracts of sale) – not even for that ONE LITTER. STERILISATION AT 6 MONTHS OF AGE NOT NEGOTIABLE. We do not sell our pups for ANY form of breeding whatsoever and by doing this and having contracts signed it takes temptation out of people’s way.
People purchasing a PAIR of PUPS from different parents – when I hear that immediately I know these people want to breed.
Before going down that road make sure this is for you.
Having been involved with rescue since my teens and Yorkies for the last thirty odd years I have had the misfortune of coming across situations where those two pups from different parents have been purchased. A litter or two of pups have resulted and the owner of all, then deciding that this was not their scene, could not handle, could not cope and ALL dogs were rehomed. I had a case this week, 15 July 2013 Lady sitting with Mother, Father and babies and wanting RID OF THEM ALL. Not her scene. Are these dogs registered? NO. Why breed with unregistered dogs???
So many people fall into this trap. They buy two dogs let them have a litter or two and for every person that this is `100% fantastic and works out brilliantly for, there are goodness knows how many that realize this was a mistake, cannot handle this, costly exercise and so the list of we should not have gone this route increases.
Now the children are emotionally destroyed
Mom and Dad are ready to kill each other, as this was not the plan and so the aggravation continues and yes it does disrupt family life but the ones to suffer the most are the four legged ones.
DON’T say this does not happen, being involved with rescue since my late teens - it sure happens.
When this happens of course, in most cases all dogs are rehomed, sad but true. Who would want to buy a male dog that marks his territory all the time? NOT to forget there is a very limited market for adult dogs. So unless you rehome to people who are prepared to sterilize the parent dogs, use a belly band till Daddy dog realizes it is not the thing to urinate all over the show, people who care and will go that extra mile for dogs that are now in a situation. However most people want it easy and so the dogs end up with yet another person who wants to breed in the yard and so it goes on. Dogs put into this situation do not have a pleasant life. They are shunted from one owner to another most of their lives – kicked to the curb when their breeding life is OVER. The reason we sell for the PET market only.
This theory that it is beneficial for the children to witness the miracle of birth – in the past that may have applied but no longer does, as all you need to do is hire a dvd on the subject and your children see the miracle of birth without all the additional problems that go with it.
By all means if you want to buy those dogs and breed those dogs do so BUT ensure you are breeder material.
The Yorkie is very much a family pet dog and should be a house dog. If you want the puppy story make sure you are equipped to deal with the odd pup needing assistance by the human mother.
Ensure the female is capable of giving natural birth and watch her in the birthing process as the biggest yorkie can require a Caesar. If a pup is lying across the cervix instead of being in a vertical position but is in a horizontal position you are going to require a caesarian.
If your girl has a large litter – can she feed all those pups???? If not you will have to step in and supplement feed.
If you have a tinier than normal pup in your litter are you going to do that pyjama drill to ensure they eat throughout the night, do not get pushed out of the milk bar by siblings??? There is just so much more to buying two dogs to let have a litter.
Once your male dog of course has matured sexually. He is now opened up to the possibility of marking his territory all over the show and let’s be honest who wants a male urinating all over their home.
Here AGAIN we sit with dogs that end up outside dogs, dogs that are rehomed, kicked to the curb because they are DIRTY in the house. Whose fault is that? This is nature to mark territory. Something you encouraged, the day you decided to breed your dog and make him into a stud dog.
It is not a case of WE ONLY HAD THE ONE LITTER and now sit with this problem of having a dirty dog. Poor dog gets rehomed. NOT THE DOGS FAULT. If it is one litter or twenty litters, if he sires a litter he is STUD material.
Every single year without fail I get at least one caller telling me their sad story of how they now have landed in this situation. A situation they put themselves in in the first place. We all make mistakes but is it not better to do your homework, consider all the positives and negatives of having a litter of pups and then make an informed decision.
I also regularly receive calls asking for me to please buy their litter of pups, as the breeder who is someone with two pets that have been bred, has now got puppies and they want to go on holiday and the pups are a problem?????????? I helped out once but NEVER again.
By all means buy dogs and breed them but know that this is NO walk in any park, an expensive exercise if done properly. Walk before you run – in other words buy a dog or two and start off from there. Don’t buy a dozen and then decide this is not for you – sadly happens more than you would think.
Thank you for your time.
IN RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE ARTICLE
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:23 PM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
I am a regular visitor to your site. Came to know about you some 4 years ago when my good friend purchased two Yorkies from you. The moment I saw those two pups I was besotted with the breed.
I was one of those wanting a litter of pups not sure if it was for my children to witness birth, but more so for their mother to have more of this delightful breed. You would not sell to me because of my wanting a litter.
We bought two pups they grew up had a litter of five boys. WOW here I was thinking maybe one or two pups.
Time came for us to let the pups go. We realized we were not going to get that right so told the children they could keep a pup. Two children – one pup, came with its own set of problems. We ended up keeping two pups. Our Yorkies are all the bigger sized dog, not the petite size my friend has from you.
We lived in a townhouse complex and one day we were reported for having more than the two dogs allowed. We then had to look at the possibility of rehoming two of the dogs but which two? The parent dogs or the two pups that were now adult dogs? We painstakingly tried to make a decision as to what was best but realized that being animal lovers we could not rehome two of our dogs, we would have to move.
We were given a time limit to get rid of our other two surplus dogs. Our property did not sell overnight and my parents ended up having to babysit the two youngsters till we could take them back.
We moved and bought a property suited to our needs. This was a huge upheaval in our lives, new schools, a huge disruption to us. We were so settled with the previous property.
We now look back and we have our wonderful four Yorkies but have to wonder if it was worth all we have been through to have a litter of pups.
I must admit I look at my good friend’s situation she is in with her Yorkies and what we have been through and have to acknowledge that we did make a mistake with the choices we made.
We do not regret owning four Yorkies, the numbers are not an issue. I am sure you will realize as to the sacrifices we have made for them that we do love our dogs dearly.
A little part of me regrets never having taken the advice you gave me at the time NOT to breed with my pet dogs.
Thank you for the newsletters I get via my good friend. Thank you for the advice you gave me at the time although I did not take it.
Thank you Natalie for your mail. We all make decisions that impact on our lives and your four Yorkies are most fortunate that it was the humans making the sacrifices in their case and not them that lost their home. Thank you for being a caring, responsible owner.
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2013 7:01 AM
To: Mijoy Yorkies
Subject: RE: YORKIE
My normal day begins with a cup of coffee in one hand and your website on my computer. This has been the norm for two years now. My visit to your site is normally a joyous event and an inspiration to start my day however today, it is very different. My face is soaked with tears, my heart is heavy and I am reminded of an experience I had not that long ago.I wish I had met a breeder who advised me against breeding with my dogs however I was encouraged to breed my pets. Only problem the female ended up far smaller than the male I purchased from the same kennel.I was ignorant so cannot really blame the person I felt had let me down badly. I should have surfed the net, read up as much as I possibly could, but did nothing.
The time came and my girl got preggy, overnight she was a balloon. I was so thrilled, I was going to be a Granny I was going to have pups, how many would I keep? All these pleasant thoughts filled my days and nights waiting for the big event.
I had planned to meet with my Mom for her birthday, take her out for the day to treat her which I did. I had no idea my yorkie Candice was at home in labour, no idea at all.I spent all day with my Mom and came home to the most awful situation, dead pups, a mother dog still struggling with labour. I grabbed her up and rushed to the emergency vet. The waiting room full to capacity. I tried to get their attention that this was an emergency. When they asked questions as to how this happened and how long the dog had been in labour – my answer was that I had no idea. The way they looked at me said it all. They took my girl away for an emergency c section. She was very weak and they warned me that this may be too much for her to get through. In minutes they returned saying she had died the second they administered the anaesthetic, three other pups remained and all were dead. She had been pregnant with seven pups.
I hope your website and the topics you bring to the notice of the public are taken seriously, if only I had been warned, been told, I would not have to live with what happened burning into my conscience each day of my life.
Thank you for your mail. I am so sorry for your situation.
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Help us to follow your example
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St. Francis, Patron Saint of animals,
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HOW to avoid complications with a tiny yorkie and an anaesthetic….
We must all realise that having an anaesthetic carries certain risks, be it for us humans or an animal……….. so one way or another, there is always a risk factor.
There are certain anaesthetics available that are supposedly 100% safe. The vets who work on the smaller Yorkies, seem confident that the risk to the animal well YORKIE in this case is minimal.
If we accept there is a risk factor to us as humans, does that stop us from having surgery?????? NO not at all. We put our faith in the Doctor and Anesthetist and we proceed with the surgery.
You have to do the same when it comes to you and your pets, dog, cats YORKIES …………….. I insist on all my dogs irrespective of size being sterilized…at a young age. WHY because a sterilized animal is a far more stable, happy and healthy animal. Many folk over the years have said they would rather not sterilize because of the fear of the dog dying on the table….. Does this happen? In very rare cases. One must also realise, you have a bitch (female) dog, and you do not sterilize her for fear of her dying under anaesthetic. It was thought before if a dog had pups she would be very unlikely to develop mammary cancer, however this has been proven to be incorrect. Mammary cancer is also developed in breeding dogs. Pyametra, infection of the uterus, if this goes undetected for a period of time, the chances are very good that the bitch will end up having to be sterilized. The risk to her at this stage is not purely the anaesthetic, but the fact that she has a major infection in her body, which would cause her to become weakened and debilitated. HER risks now are far greater of dying on that table than when she was 6 months old.
In all my years’ experience with rescue, Yorkies, Persian cats, and a good few other animals, I have had one yorkie die after a caesarian, 1 black swan die – under the second anaesthetic. One other yorkie die under the second anaesthetic….. severe damaged jaw from a dog fight.
If you consider that these fatalities span over 30 something years, and many animals later, is it really such a risk??????
Some information you should consider when an animal dog, yorkie especially the smaller yorkie needs an anaesthetic.
- Dentals, teeth scaling, needs NO anaesthetic. One specialist will do the scaling with no sedative either. I have concerns that this is very nerve wracking for the dog concerned. The dog need only be sedated for a dental,,,,,,
- The smaller Yorkies – DO NOT STARVE them. This not eating from the night before, for surgery to take place sometime during the following day is not acceptable. We have seen a death of a small yorkie this week, that was starved and operated on a good few hours later, the following day and died.
- The small yorkie can eat prior to surgery, and the vet need only wait a couple of hours to ensure the dog will not vomit under anaesthetic. There is a particular brand of anaesthetic that can be used, and the dog does not threaten to vomit while under aneasthetic. How do I know this? I have had a good few girls have caesars over the years, Dogs that should be able to deliver normally, but for one or other reason, do not. USUALLY they just do not push, a very common problem with the Yorkie. My dogs are not nervous and if they happen to be in labour and breakfast lunch or dinner is at that time, they will eat their food. They will never not eat because of labour. If I see there is a problem, puppy is stuck or too far a distant between pups being born, etc, and they need a Caesar, (I never wait for long periods of time) they have that Caesar as soon as possible. Sometimes it is within an hour. Recently my one girl had a pup stuck, she had delivered three and then the fourth was in the wrong position, so we needed to Caesar. I called the vet to make arrangements from the time of my call to him, her taken to the vet, having the Caesar, coming around from that Caesar, and coming back home, the time period was less than an hour. The vet concerned has been my vet for over 10 years, from the time we first moved into this area.
SECOND anaesthetics in close proximity to the first anaesthetic, can be extremely dangerous.
I have seen it happen to a friend of mine.
It has happened to me with a yorkie and a breeding black male swan.
Anaesthetics in close succession can be fatal. IF at all possible keep a good break in between.
We guarantee the health of our pups….
We are often asked how we can afford to do this when the majority of pups are sold with NO health guarantees at all. Especially guaranteeing the health of a TEACUP PUP.
Simple, we breed ethically and responsibly. We never interbreed our dogs and we do not breed from very tiny dogs either. The gene for the TINY is carried in some of our dog’s blood lines.
The recipe for disaster starts off with dogs being interbred and continually interbred, resulting in pups being born that have inherited genetic disorders from their parents and the very fact that these pups are interbred, almost guarantees these pups will inherit genetic disorders that may be present in those bloodlines.
Some breeders LINE BREED which is also linking up closely related dogs, however if a breeder resorts to this, it is usually as a means to improve the progeny produced and only the very best dogs are used with NO known genetic faults, in a breeding program of this nature. This practice is also not repeatedly done from the progeny derived from this sort of mating.
Unscrupulous continual interbreeding is a recipe for disaster.
The very reason so many professional breeders are totally against this small sized pup that arrives out of the blue often referring to it as the RUNT of the litter.
OUR TINIES WE PRODUCE IN THE ODD LITTER are a totally different story. We do NO interbreeding whatsoever, the tinies we produce are bred as a result of some of our dogs carrying the gene to produce that tiny in their blood lines. Hence we may have a brood bitch, (MOTHER DOG) of 2.5 kg or even more that will produce a tiny which will end up possibly 800gms or 1kg as an adult dog. Perfectly healthy from day one.
WE will NEVER pass on a pup we have any concerns with. The very reason we are more than happy to sell every pup that leaves us with a health guarantee.
What is the recipe for buying a tiny and having NO issues with that tiny???
Very important question for sure.
- You have to have the lifestyle to own a tiny in the first place.
- There are certain rules when purchasing this tiny pup that should not be taken lightly, changed as the new owner sees fit and the worst of all totally ignored. Doing any of these changes could be the start to a disaster.
- We work with our pups from the minute they are born. No dog delivers their own pups. So from the second they are born those babies are monitored, handled frequently from birth. As they get older they are handled more and more during the day.
- ALL TINIES start eating from a very early age, this story that they do not eat till 6 weeks of age or can only drink milk – is simply that a STORY and anyone being fed this HOGWASH, very good chance the pup in question is sickly, has inherited disorders etc or is possibly that runt so often spoken about. If RUNTS survive they normally end up as big as their litter mates are when fully grown. A healthy tiny eats at a VERY EARLY AGE far earlier than the normal sized yorkie pup. It also eats far more often than a normal sized pup would and pyjama drill is done in the early days to ensure your pup eats during the night.
- NOT everyone is suited to owning this very small pup/dog irrespective what their own opinion may be.
- As a result of the above we will NOT supply anyone we feel is not a suitable owner, a tiny.
Do we have the tiny pup available by the half dozen or so????? NEVER.
The genuine teacup dog we refer to is a RARE dog, we do not breed irresponsibly to achieve as many as possibly to fill the dozens and dozens of enquiries we may receive on a monthly basis. This is not our aim at all.
We breed as nature intended, if that tiny is to appear it appears because it is carried in the genes, it is not produced because we have interfered with nature and increased the chances for it to appear. Pups bred by the engineered method could be facing constant uphill battles with their health on an on going basis and often till the day they die, which sadly can be a few days, weeks, months or just a few years. What does this sort of breeding of these tinies result in for the owner of these pups?
Continual vet bills, emotional turmoil, heartbreak to name but three.
If you ever think this is the dog for you – please take into account the following:
- This pup is a 24/7 365 days of the year responsibility.
- You cannot do YOUR OWN THING when purchasing the likes of such a pup. You stick to what the breeder advises.
- This pup is ideally suited to Ladies who are looking to do the MOTHERLY INSTINCT bit.
- Childless couples.
- They are not suited to children, are not suited to teenagers or students. Reason being, they should be with their owners 24/7 not possible with a varsity student or youngster with a major hectic social life. They need to be close to their owners at all times.
- They are not suited to be passed between family members– they are more focused on one person as they are obviously vulnerable and need the security of being in the company of their owner. 99% of the time if not 100% of the time.
- This sized pup or dog is not a dog that can be left alone, all day while you are at work. If this pup does not eat, has an upset of sorts the owner must be around to sort the issue as soon as possible.
- There is no such thing as adopting a WAIT & SEE policy with any tiny… Time is of the essence.
This sized puppy and dog needs to be in the possession of someone who sees it as a tiny needing all the love and attention and someone who is prepared to go that extra mile.
NOT SUITED to be owned as it is COOL, a fashion statement or just another number in a household.
Please note ULTRA TINIES - extreme BABY DOLLS are suited to very few dog owners
Available to approved HOMES only
When the above Angel went to the vet his comments were that the only thing he had ever seen smaller, was a MOUSE. We reserve the right to VET the public wanting these very tiny pups. Unfortunately everyone has good intentions, but so many people think they can handle this mouse sized dog, when they clearly cannot. These sized Angels are suited to very few people.
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DANGERS of buying interbred tiny dogs... 2/10/2012
Firstly I must say tiny dogs, teacups and pocket sizes do not conform to any breed standard. OUR own dogs are all sold as PETS ONLY not for any breeding at all and that includes ONE LITTER ONLY. We DO NOT INTERBREED OUR DOGS & WOULD NEVER CONSIDER INTERBREEDING OUR DOGS - IT IS A TOTAL NO- NO.
OUR AIM IS TO BREED HEALTHY, HAPPY, SUPERB TEMPERAMENT, QUALITY DOGS IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR SIZE AT THE END OF THE DAY.
A lot of people just want that tiny scrap of a dog, they can take all over the show, a real true companion. As a result of this SOME BREEDERS have decided this is the way to go and followed some rather unethical procedures in order to produce these well sort after TINIES.
HOWEVER be cautious and donT fall into the trap of being sold a tiny dog tiny yorkie only to be saddled with a dog for the rest of its life that has inherited, congenital abnormalities, resulting in its owner, forking out thousands to have their pup/dog treated that it can survive first and foremost or live a reasonably comfortable life. INTERBREEDING increases the risks dramatically of pups being born with really nasty health conditions, HEREDITATY CONGENITAL ABNORMALITIES that is very distressing to both dog and owner.
I get calls DAILY about teacup dogs, people cannot believe when I tell them this is a RARE DOG but every other breeder out there claims to breed them WELL in most cases those are not teacup dogs to start with. In some cases they are the sickly, interbred little disasters put on this earth by some unprofessional breeders.
Yes we at MIJOY do have the genuine teacup dogs. The gene for the teacup and pocket dogs is carried in our dogïs blood lines, OUR TEACUP DOGS are NOT in any breeding program, they are just way too small.
What most people do not understand is once you start producing sickly, weak pups you have hit a problem that needs to be investigated.
ALL OUR PUPS CARRY HEALTH GUARANTEES ALL OUR PUPS ARE KUSA REGISTERED ALL OUR PUPS ARE IDENTIPET MICRO CHIPPED. We back what we breed.
Lets not get confused here, the YORKSHIRE TERRIER breed is well known for certain health problems as are most pedigreed different breeds of dogs. Some breeds are well known for A B & C while other breeds, E F & G and another breed type X Y & Z. So when we discuss inherited, congenital abnormalitieis, health issues like these do not form part of the health issues known to the breed.
TRUE OR FALSE????
The teacups are runts in the litter ïfalse, can you have three runts in a litter??
Tiny dogs are ALL sickly, weak specimens FALSE Our teacups do not fall into this category at all. Their normal lifestyle regarding vet consultations is inoculations, deworming, sterilisation, dentals. END OF STORY. They survive to 10, 12 and 14 years of age. Any tiny can live a long HEALTHY life if bred properly in the first instance, raised properly by the breeder secondly and thirdly being owned by an owner that takes care of this tiny dog PROPERLY.
Some tactics we have heard of being used by unethical folks out there:
The pup only drinks off its mother at this stage too small to eat solids???????????? What rubbish, the tinier the dog the younger the pup will eat, and we are not talking three meals a day but SIX MEALS A DAY.
The pup must be bottle fed by the new owner that is what the breeder is doing????? I personally would run for the hills if I was told that. It is always in any pups interest to be parent raised, I will do everything in my power before I resort to hand raising a pup, if I have to for any reason, it is only for a short period of time until that pup catches up and then it is back to being DOG RAISED. A hand raised dog is an unknown quantity, because it is not getting the nutrition it should be getting that it would get from a healthy mother dog and in a lot of cases not the quantity of food intake it should be drinking in those first few weeks of life.
Breeders reduce food intake to keep the pup small???? Sadly I have heard this, one poor woman was told to feed five dog biscuits four times a day to her tiny puppy. DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR BY THE BREEDER. Once the NEW owner took the pup over and after a while realised that this was not acceptable, the pup grew like an elephant.
All small sized pups have health problems, the reason they are small in the first place RUBBISH. If you have two children one is small the other much bigger child, does that mean your smaller child will or has health problems?????
Pups sold with very bad infestations of parasites and we are not talking worms here but the other gut parasites commonly known in dogs. In a young pup if left untreated this pup is going to end up far smaller than a dog without all these parasites and once the pups are treated by their new owners vets for all these parasites the pup is going to grow like crazy. I have seen this happen a number of times with pups purchased, sold as real tinies only to grow into large sized dogs. Some breeders are pretty well known for doing this.
Be extremely cautious who you approach to buy a teacup yorkie. Make sure you and the breeder have the same sort of idea what a TEACUP YORKIE is, insist on health guarantees.
One thing we have learnt over the years. You cannot rush into ensuring that a pup is a teacup, it takes time to find out, so no rushing in to buy that tiny at 6 weeks of age and pressuring the breeder to sell it to you as young as possible because that is often where the pup can start growing at an alarming rate. The only thing that will guarantee you a genuine tiny teacup dog is TIME.
If you have the lifestyle to own such a tiny dog that is one thing, but a good few of the public we meet with, are NOT teacup owner material and therefore we will not allow one of these very special babies to go to unsuitable owners.
Watch out for the many scams around especially regarding teacup yorkies.
Sent: 26 September 2012 11:23 PM
Subject: Small Male Teacup Yorkie
I am looking for a small male Teacup Yorkie. I have read up on your website and the knowledge you have on these dogs greatly surpasses any other person I have spoken to. I understand having one of these small and delicate dogs is a full time job.
I have looked at the different sized Yorkies but have not purchased any as yet as my heart is set on getting a Teacup.
Firstly do you have any Teacup pups available and secondly what sort of price am I looking at for this particular pup ???
Thank you for your email. I have answered you directly. We owned our first 1kg yorkshire terrier some 30 odd years ago. Yorkies have formed part of most of my adult life. Watch out for scams regarding the teacup yorkie and advertised TEACUPS that are NOT teacups to start with. ALL OUR PUPS CARRY HEALTH GUARANTEES, ALL OUR PUPS ARE KUSA REGISTERED AND ALL OUR PUPS ARE IDENTIPET MICRO CHIPPED. ALL OUR PUPS ARE SOLD STRICTLY AS PETS TO APPROVED HOMES AND OWNERS, GENUINE TEACUP YORKIES ARE NOT SUITED TO MOST PEOPLE. THEY ARE A HANDS ON DOG - HOWEVER A DREAM COME TRUE FOR THOSE WHO OWN THEM.
update close on 700 000 hits
Sent: 21 September 2012 09:11 PM
Subject: Yorkie Puppies ï¿½ advice please
I have been a keen fan of your website for quite some years now. Congratulations on your recent achievement of 500 000 hits. You do put in a tremendous amount of effort on your site, so well deserved. I have a yorkie that is now 8 years of age, my niece made enquiries recently to purchase one for herself.
Amazing the difference in prices I paid a fairly high price 8 years ago for mine, she has been worth every cent. I am just amazed to see how many CHEAPIES are out there. Can you give me some insight as to why the prices differ so dramatically?
Another thing I have noticed a lot of yorkies these days are black in colour with the darker tan colouring on the face. My own is blue steel and tan, how can we ensure we get the blue steel and tan dog.
I was hoping for a Mijoy baby for my niece but she tells me when contacting you, you unfortunately did not have anything available.
Can you refer us to anyone or advise us.
Many thanks and keep up the good work.
Thank you for your mail, yes we unfortunately did not have pups available at the time of your nieces call to us. We do not go overboard breeding our dogs at every opportunity. We are all for quality NOT quantity.
In recent times I have been asked about the black and tan dog, why all of a sudden is the black and tan yorkie coming to the fore of the breed? Durban is one for saying that the majority of yorkies there are in fact black and tan, this info is from Esther who resides in Durban.
This last weekend we met up with Pat she was saying that the majority of yorkies in Hartebeespoort are black and tan. She has purchased three yorkies from us before, as has Esther in Durban. These dogs are all the steel blue and tan colour.
All I can think of is that the black and dark tan must be quite overpowering when it comes to the genes in the dog. We own one black and dark tan girl and she produces the proper blue steel and tan babies as the male is the correct colouring that we use. I am not sure where her colour originates from as her dog parents were not that colouring at all. If I had known at the time she was going to remain black and tan I would not have purchased her. Her father was a beautiful boy slightly darker than the norm, the mother a proper blue steel and tan. I purchased her at 8 weeks of age, at that age the majority of the yorkie pups are black and tan. They start changing colour thereafter.
Your question about the pricing of the dogs is quite simple. There are so many yorkies out there, bred by the dozen, sadly. It seems that people buy a male and a female then start breeding and obviously sell off the babies. The public in turn buy these babies and start the process all over again. The majority of these breeders, are not BREEDERS as such but people who own two yorkies. They have not researched the breed, they are breeding with dogs that look like yorkies. They could have any amount of undesirable traits, but that does not stop them. The reason BREEDERS should enquire for what purpose their pups are purchased. For every top show yorkie born ï¿½ dozens are born that are not show quality so that must give you an idea that top quality dogs are not that easily come by. Breeding quality yorkies - do not have to be as top rated as a show dog but should be a good looking specimen, having the desired qualities. Size does play a role, the breed standard calls for a dog of around 7lbs in weight. We had our first yorkie in the late 1970ï¿½s he was one kilogram as an adult dog. The sizing has changed dramatically over the years. Some yorkies ending up HUGE and others ending up very tiny.
Beware of those cheapies? So often a cheapy ends up costing you a fortune at the vet.
People or breeders, who have had pups and cannot sell them are the ones that reduce the price on the dogs. They do not want to sit with pups they cannot sell, so they reduce the price drastically. Yorkies today in some cases are selling at the prices I paid for yorkies 20 odd years ago and in some cases well under that price. This makes you wonder why. Consider everything else, NOTHING elseï¿½s prices have reduced over the last twenty years, why in some cases the YORKIES???? The cost to keep dogs, breed dogs has escalated dramatically in the last twenty years. We personally could not sell our pups at such low prices as the cost to breed them is just that much more. Our dogs are given the best, best vet care, best food, best everything. One cannot put a price on the time we as the breeders devote to our pups, every single day, numerous times a day, from the day they are born till the day they go to their new homes.
We, as I said before, we are not breeding pups by the dozen, we do not believe in it. No one can give pups the attention they need to turn out to be good natured, fantastic temperaments, socialised, etc if the breeder has pups in large quantities.
Our pups carry the following guarantees:
1. Our pups irrespective of their size all carry health guarantees.
2. Our pups are all KUSA registered, Identipet chipped, inoculated, dewormed etc.
3. We guarantee our dogs have superb temperaments
4. We guarantee our dogs are totally socialised, meaning, they are accustomed to cats, other dogs, small, medium and large in size.
5. They also come into contact fairly regularly with young children. Under adult supervision at all times.
Our pups are handled from the minute they are born. Numerous times a day. Our pups are not cage bred, our dogs are not kennelled. Another major point regarding our pups, they are all sold to PET homes. We are not interested in selling to breeders or to the man in the street that would like one or two litters. Our babies are sold to people who want that companion, the dog that sleeps on the bed, that goes to the park, that rides in the car. We are definitely not interested in our pups going into cages or kennels for the rest of their lives.
Our dogs are all sold with contracts, sterilisation at 6 months of age, which is NOT NEGOTIABLE. We have NEVER sold our pups to the breeding market.
I have spoken to you on the phone. I have given you a couple of names of people I do believe are reputable. It can be a dicey thing to recommend breeders and in the majority of cases I will not. If you do not find what you are looking for, by all means come back to me, we are expecting pups next month. We do have waiting lists unfortunately but we will do our best to assist you if need be.
Best of luck.
Sent: 24 September 2012 05:39 PM
Subject: Looking for another yorkie pup
Thank you for all the info you give out to all the newcomers to the breed. I have learnt so much. I just have a problem I am faced with that I do not want to experience ever again.
We purchased a yorkie for our one teenage daughter some three years back. My other daughter is turning 13 in a few months time and we want to give her a yorkie for her birthday as well. We are looking for the bigger size, standard size if possible.
The experience with our first yorkie was most unpleasant. She had ringworm which we were not advised of at the time. Many visits later to the vet, we still could not get the problem under control. Eventually my daughter got the problem herself and in visiting the GP and treated by the GP we then treated the pup with the same medication and in a month, we had cured the problem with the dog.
Can you please give me some advice, I do not want to purchase another pup with this problem. How can I be certain the next pup I purchase will not have this problem. The breeder we bought her from assured us she was totally unaware of the problem at the time. Her vet backed her story up as well. How would my pup I got from her then have had the problem?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Sorry to hear of this unpleasant experience. I do not breed the standard size yorkies unfortunately. We may have the odd one here or there but very seldom.
Ringworm is a very unpleasant disease. It is quite possible the breeder was totally unaware of the ringworm on the pup.
I do not believe anyone intentionally infects anyone else with ringworm but it does happen. All it takes is someone wanting a pup to visit a few breeders, one after the other and handle that breeders pups. If one of the pups handled has ringworm, there is a fairly good chance that the ringworm could be passed onto the next unsuspecting breeder, who in turn may very well sell off that pup totally unaware of it being infected. (for those of you reading this mail and wondering what ringworm is it has nothing to do with worms, it is a fungal skin infection, contagious to man and animals) People underestimate just how easy it is to infect someone else or other pets.
This is the very reason we NO longer have anyone to our property, breeders public etc. It happened to us once before and was a nightmare, as we treated every single animal as a precautionary measure, to ensure no one was passed on a problem at the time. Sometimes it is very easy to overcome the problem and sometimes as in your own experience it is not.
I would be honest with the breeders concerned that you approach. Advise them of your experience in the past and ask them if they do have ringworm in their dogs to please not offer you a pup to purchase. I did this myself a good few years ago with a Persian cat breeder. I was involved with Persians for a good many years, showing breeding etc. I knew that some of the breeders had this problem and could not get shot of it. So when I enquired about purchasing a Persian kitten as a pet for our home, we had one at the time, I mentioned in an email to the breeder concerned that if she had ringworm in her cattery not to offer me a kitten. I never heard from her again and at a later stage it came out that she did indeed have ringworm in her cats.
You could also ask for a health certificate from a vet ï¿½ breeders vet. The health certificate should state that the pup is free from any skin disease and that the breeders own breeding stock is free from skin diseases. This should ensure that you are not offered a pup with a problem. The majority of yorkies out there are not infected with ringworm.
Best of luck. Keep me posted.
BEE STINGS & YOUR DOG
Sent: 30 August 2012 01:45 PM
Subject: Pookie's adventure
Thank you soooooo much for the wonderful newsletter.
I will share my adventure of last night with you as it may be good to let other yorkie lovers know what to do when their baby gets stung by a bee!
My little Pookie got stung by a bee last night at about 8pm. Luckily I saw what she had and that she was trying to get something off her face. The bee sting was in her lip. I had to hold her and my husband tried to scrape the sting off but he had to use the tweezers as she was performing, however, after a while she slunk off to her basket and was shivering terribly and her face was swelling. I was very worried.
I called some friends and they said that I should give her anti histamine but I'm too scared to give my baby human medication as she's only 1.4kg.
Was at the emergency vet by 9pm and he gave her a full exam and a shot of anti histamine and said she should be fine within a few hours. He did add that if the bee had of stung her inside the mouth or on the tongue it may well have been .....
Am happy to say she woke up in fine spirits and when she was put outside she dug a big hole and played catches with her brother.
We travel a lot with our 2 yorkies so I bought 2 Rhineton 4mg pills and if it ever happens again I can give her a quarter tablet once off.
Yorkie owners - Please do NOT treat your own pets with medication unless approved by your vet.
Sent: 03 September 2012 12:56 PM
Subject: RE: Pookie's adventure
Hello again Joyce
You won't believe the drama over the bee sting, Pookie took ill on Saturday, at about lunchtime she started shivering with fever and I had to go the the 24 hour vet again. He said it must have been something she ate and she got anti biotics etc.
This morning I took her to our vet and he looked at the paperwork from the emergency vet and said that on Wednesday night Pookie should have been given cortisone and she wasn't and due to not being given cortisone her liver and kidneys were still struggling to get over the bee sting.
One bee sting for a little dog like her is the equivalent of maybe 50 or so bees stinging a human and we would have been hospitalized for that.
Anyway all is well with Pookie but it just shows how important it is to go to your own vet that you know and trust with tiny, tiny dogs.
I am very fortunate as our vet also has yorkies and has owned a yorkie that was only 700g & has experience operating on such tiny dogs. He really loves my babies and makes them feel very special when we go.
Your QUESTIONS answered.... 7 August 2012
Thank you for all the questions received. Hopefully yours is amongst some of these.
Five week old yorkie with a grey mouth and tongue. Something you need to have investigated, see your vet without delay, this should not be the case, tongue and gums should be pink. Pup is obviously off colour, see your vet.
I have two male yorkies I have been advised to neuter at least one of them what do you think? I would be inclined to neuter both of them. A sterilised animal is a far more stable dog than an unsterilized dog. People who believe this impacts on the dogs temperament are in plain and simple English talking HOGWASH. Sterilise both your boys, this avoids sexual urges, should a girl in your area come into season your boy that is not sterilised will pick up the scent and in no time, become agitated and if at all possible will get out and go and investigate. Neutering your boys will avoid the possibility of this happening. Will avoid your dog marking his territory (lifting his leg). What most people do not realise a sterilised dog makes for a far more content dog, the male does not have to prove anything, hence you will never have your boy lifting his leg all over the show. It is a shame when people are not informed about the advantages of neutering boys and then sit with this territory marking at some or other stage. This can even happen if a friend or family members visits with another dog. Does not need to be a female on heat could be another male for example, this would increase the chances dramatically of your dog then lifting its leg, in order to make the visitor understand that HE is the king of this Castle. Spay and neuter YOU will NEVER go wrong.
6 week old half kilo yorkie is this a teacup pup? I would have to say NO. Some of my dogs at 4 and 5 months of age do not weigh half a kilo. What the public need to become aware of is it is the fashion nowadays, to claim to breed TEACUP yorkies. Firstly it attracts the publics eye, it fetches most of these supposed YORKIE TEACUP BREEDERS a better price than they would get for their pups if sold for what they actually are. Above all else because of the word TEACUP thrown in, the public will definitely rush out and buy the pup. One very good thing that is happening these days, the public are not being conned as much as they normally would be. They are cottoning on to all these con artists out there. We can only hope and pray that more of the public become aware of the ploys some of these people resort to, to sell their otherwise mediocre pups. It is a tragedy that every second person who owns yorkies, breeds those dogs irrespective of the quality of those dogs.
At what age should I spay my yorkie? The best age is around 6 months of age. The dog has not come into season as yet, so the owner avoids all of that. If you wait till the dog gets a bit older and does come on heat, you could have unsterilized dogs in your neighbourhood picking up on the scent, you could have a bloody discharge being passed by the bitch ï¿½ spotting all over your furniture, bedding etc. Most vets will not sterilise a female when she is on heat, they will advise you to wait till the season is over. Sterilise at 6 months, this will ensure you avoid all the hiccups that could develop along the way.
I am new to all of this, just bought my first puppy, what is a Doctor for a dog called? A vet for short, veterinary surgeon. Best of luck with your puppy. Find out who the vet is in your area and consult with him and ask for any advice you may need or he/she feels you will benefit from in the coming future.
Small property, small child, would a teacup suit me and my daughter? I personally would advise strongly against it. I am not happy to sell anyone a genuine teacup pup that has young children even kids in their early teens can play rough. A genuine teacup pup/dog is not a family dog.
How important are all those inoculations? I purchased a yorkie from the breeder, initially the dog had its first shot at 7 weeks of age and since then it has had no shots at all. I am quite concerned as the dog is now 7 months of age. My Husband says this is not acceptable do I have the dog injected again, the breeder does not think it is necessary at the dogs age? Please advise and many thanks for the trouble you go to to produce a site of such calibre. It is most important that all dogs and pups are correctly inoculated and at the correct time. If this was not done, take the pup to the vet, he will advise you what to do. He will definitely inoculate your pup again and he will advise you if he feels a booster shot in a month or two would be advisable. A pup is only fully inoculated once it has had all three of its initial shots and at this stage the pup should be four months of age. This is the age where this pup should also be sterilised.
below - From cute pup to beautiful boy......
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TOP ten dog poisons.
Medications for people NEVER make use of human drugs that may be beneficial in saving humans lives as the medication may very well have the dead opposite effect on your pets. Even the smallest dose could be fatal or cause lasting major damage to your pet.
Some of these medications are as follows:
· Antidepressants may cause vomiting in dogs, elevated heart rate, raised body temperature, raised blood pressure and possible seizures.
· Flea & tick treatments can poison your pet if they accidently ingest them or receive treatments in excessive doses. Be extremely cautious and meticulous with dosages.
· Chocolate cake, or chips covered in guacamole may be great for you but your dog TOXIC. Some foods and beverages for humans are perfectly safe for HUMANS but not for your pets in some cases FATAL
· Chocoate products contain substances called methylxanthines that can cause vomiting in small doses and death if eaten in large quantities. Dark chocolate will contain more of these substances that milk chocolate or white chocolate. To kill a dog with chocolate would depend on the amount given, the type of chocolate and the size of the dog. Coffee and caffeine are just as dangerous to your pets.
· Alcohol poisoning can cause poisoning in humans and most certainly will cause some or other extent of poisoning in your dog. Symptoms may include vomiting, coma and eventual death.
· Avocados are poison to parrots Polly will not survive. In dogs, major toxic as well, Avos contain persin, will result in most cases with vomiting and diarrhoea.
· Macadamia nuts dogs may show signs of weakness, overheating and vomiting.
· Grapes and raisins. It is unknown why but your dog could have kidney failure if they eat enough of this. The smaller the dog the more the chances of this being fatal.
· Xylitol. Found in sweeteners. Including in sugar-free gum and candy. Instant drop in blood sugar level, resulting in weakness and seizures. LIVER FAILURE has also been reported in some dogs.
· Pain killers as in disprin, aspro and paracetemol. Paracetemol may be used in limited cases and only with an accurate dosage and not used in excess of five days. PLEASE check with your vet prior to self-medicating your dog with paracetemol. Your pet may very well have a health condition that the use of paracetemol may be contraindicated.
Still interested in giving your dog snacks and treats??????
Questions submitted to us via our site, email and by phone. 31 July 2012
Using liquor to reduce size of a puppy as an adult? Have you ever heard anything like this? I have been told this before, but anyone resorting to this sort of thing should be shot. All I am sure it achieves is destroying the health of the animal concerned.
I want to buy a CHEAP teacup dog, I am not interested in breeding etc so no papers required. If you cannot sell me one please refer me to someone who can. Teacup dogs seem to be the in thing. I think most people have lost their minds. Firstly a PROPER teacup dog is suited to VERY FEW people. It is TINY, it is a heavy, solid, robust pup of low weight. NOT a lightweight feather. This is where so many people make a BIG mistake. They have a low weight dog because it weighs eg. 900gms. The dog is considerably bigger than ours at 1kg or even one at 1.1kg as ours are solid, compact babies whereas the majority out there are as light as a feather. The teacup dog is a hands on pup and dog. 24/7 companion to its owner. If you produce the genuine teacup they will NEVER be cheap in price. We breed QUALITY not QUANTITY.... A genuine teacup pup is never available in QUANTITY anyway.
Can I put my name down with you to adopt one of your retired breeding dogs please?.... Sorry we do not sell or rehome our retired dogs. We are very fortunate not to have to do this. You can possibly contact other breeders and find out.
When I bought my 6 weeks old yorkie it was not inoculated my vet had concerns about this... All pups should be inoculated prior to leaving their breeder, they should also not be sold at 6 weeks of age. Minimum of 8 weeks of age, inoculation done at 6 weeks of age, giving the pup time to develop some immunity prior to leaving for their new home. Please take note that a pup is only FULLY inoculated when it reaches four months of age and only if all three inoculations have been administered. Times for inoculations, 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 12 weeks rabies vac, 14 weeks final inoculation. 16 weeks booster rabies if suggested by your vet. Annual booster a year after your final inoculation the normal inoculation, not the rabies booster. A year after the inoculation administered at 14 weeks of age.
Cheap teacup yorkies available in Johannesburg there is NO such thing. Beware of scams.
The yorkie pup I purchased had a docked tail my vet commented on this as being unacceptable these days - Yes for sure, no pup of ours will have a docked tail. This practice is not illegal but it is not condoned.
Can I gauge my yorkies size by its paw prints - to a degree I would imagine, if the paw is big, big pup, small paw, tiny small pup, but one would never know exactly how small small is or how large large is.
How will I know if my pup is a proper pocket size dog? Your breeder should have a reasonable idea however there is no rule regarding this. Your breeder can only work according to their experience and expertise in this field.
Will it be obvious by the size of the pup as it grows up if it is going to become a pocket size or miniature size yorkie? Absolutely, the bigger the pup the more it is going to grow. Remember never manipulate or try to manipulate your dogs size. It is what it is. Sadly so many people attempt to starve their pups to keep them small, some breeders do not feed them until they are considerably older also in an attempt to reduce their size. What one has to realise, that if a pup is compromised at an early age, by its health or starvation etc, it is going to catch up at some stage, so a very tiny dog that has deliberately been rationed feeding in all likelihood is going to catch up at the end anyway. Anyone resorting to this is cruel.
What is the average puppy weight at birth? I have had so many different opinions on the subject, one lady mentioned the pup would be teacup as it only weighed 78gms. Is this correct? It may very well turn into a teacup, it may very well not be a teacup. Birth weight fluctuates tremendously, depends on how many pups are in the litter, how well cared for the bitch was prior to delivery etc. For every pup that turns out to be what the birth weight indicates on these charts, 100 pups will not turn out the size as indicated by these charts.
My one adult yorkie had biliary and went into the vets to be treated and go on a drip. We have ticks on our property and have concerns that the pup we bought recently may also develop biliary. My vet suggested dipping them, what are the chances of the pup getting this problem? I believe any pup developing biliary has a problem surviving the disease. The smaller the pup, more chance of it not surviving. Dipping can be done, but far more easier to use a product available from your vet that you can either, spray on the dog pour on the dog or put at the base of the dogs neck. Treatments can come in ampoules that are suited to the size of the animal being treated. Very easy to use and very effective. If you have ticks and your dogs are going down with biliary best to treat monthly as a preventative measure.
At what age am I going to know if my pocket size pup is a pocket size pup? Breeder mentioned that it would be a pocket size as the weight at 8 weeks indicated a pocket size adult dog. It is very difficult and there is no guarantee what any pup is going to reach as an adult dog. Breeders can only work on what they have experienced with previous dogs they have bred. Very often a pup looks as if it is going to reach for eg. 2.5kg weight as an adult and it reaches 1.8kg. What most people believe with the yorkie - a pup in most cases will grow till 6 months of age and then become more robust, solid etc, fill out as some refer to it. The bigger the dog the more likelihood it is going to continue to grow past this age. Your dog is only 100% grown at 18 months of age. It may only have increased in weight in a very limited amount but there is a good chance that from 10 months of age to 18 months of age, you will see a weight increase and possible size increase, even if minimal. The smaller the dog the less likelihood of any major growth spurt at an older age.
ALL our pups carry HEALTH GUARANTEES
Mijoy, Good day.
Many thanks and you have a very nice website.
The pups are still very much babies at that age and what you see as trying to mate is actually them trying to show each other who is BOSS in the situation. It is known as dominance. You will find it even with sterilised dogs or pups that are older.
Google the net on dominance and you will find loads of info on the subject.
Best of luck with your pups.
From: Sharon B
Sent: 07 March 2012 10:20 AM
Subject: RE: Enquiry Form submitted from website | Mijoy Yorkies and Mijoy Biewers
I am most interested in owning a very tiny yorkie. I have heard a lot about tiny dogs most of my research has resulted in negative reports. However it has not deterred me at all. I do believe one just has to find the right breeder.
Would you be able to assist me with a teacup pup and how would you go about finding out if I were a suitable owner? I think I am, but what would you require from my side.
Many thanks. Looking forward to your response
Thank you for your enquiry. We do produce the GENUINE teacups. They are bred correctly, no interbreeding at all, they are not produced from mouse sized dogs either. We have a great success rate with very small dogs, as we do believe they are genetically meant to be tiny and as a result, are very healthy. You will only pick up problems with tinies if they are firstly bred from dogs repeatedly interbred on the assumption that by breeding like this the size of the pup is going to decrease. I personally would not know about that as we have never and will never interbreed. I have however come across enough members of the public over a good many years, who have been caught by buying the tiny yorkies that are bred like this. They would appear to be sickly and major frail. Another problem one could be faced with is the runt of the litter. The pup or dog is not meant to be that small but is as a result of having some or other health problem. You do not want to get involved buying a pup with such a background either.
It is risky buying a small sized pup. The reason all our pups irrespective of their size are sold with HEALTH GUARANTEES. One has to understand what that guarantee covers. Should you drop your dog and it dies, it will not be covered by our guarantee. However anything life threatening your pup may be diagnosed within the first year of its life will be covered by our guarantee.
Are you a suitable owner of such a small pup/dog? You have to decide on that. I will not sell tiny dogs to people with small children. Not that I have anything against small children, but children want to play with the dog or pup and the small sized dog would not be particularly interested, it is more a dog for an adult and fits into the lifestyle of being spoilt beyond belief and taken all over the show with its owner. A constant companion. If I think of small children and dogs, the dog should be bigger than smaller. Accidents happen and it is far better for the family to decide on the bigger sized dog than the smaller one.
Children who tease dogs should be taught that is unacceptable behaviour. The smaller yorkie is going to snap and bite at children who are allowed to behave in this manner. The larger yorkie will just keeps its distance. I personally do not want to place any of my pups in homes where there is the slightest possibility of the pup or dog being manhandled by children. Parents should stop bad behaviour in its tracks.
Who do I consider the right owner for a real small dog? It is simple.
IF you work and the dog stays home - Bad idea
If you work and the dog goes with you fine
Is the dog going to be with you all the time if so fine, if not bad idea.
When you go on leave, what will happen to that pup/dog ï¿½ leave at home with maid, cousin, housesitter, granny BAD idea.
Go on leave and the dog goes with you to Pet friendly accommodation ï¿½ fine with me.
I do not believe any school goer, student, varsity student etc is a good choice of owner for a real tiny dog WHY in time it will be parties, outings, boyfriends and so on, what happens to the dog - ???? I will not even go into that, as the bottom line for any tiny should be that it is with its owner 24/7. No school goer, student etc can offer the pup 24/7 companionship.
I get often told that the pup is for the child or varsity student but the Mother will take care when they are not around good or bad idea? Bad idea. The tinies attach to one person, not an entire family. They will be quite happy in a family environment, but they will look to one person for everything. IF that person all of a sudden is missing what then? If the mother steps in and cares for that baby when the student or child is at varsity or school, in time that tiny is going to be the Mothers dog, will not spend any length of time with the student.
Dogs are going to prefer the person that does everything for them. We try our best to place our tinies in homes that are suited to such a small dog.
Irrespective of how well behaved your child is around animals, the tiny is not suited to children, they need the bigger dog to play games with, catch balls, jump up and down on the bed be a real friend and companion to the child. NO tiny is suited to that type of lifestyle.
You be the judge, do you have the lifestyle of committing to a pup/dog, 24/7 365 days of the year? If not you are not a suitable owner. Some of the public think this is totally ridiculous, while others are more than happy to do it. It is the ones that are more than happy to be there 24/7 365 days of a year that we will sell tinies to. The tinies should be treated like a child in the household.
Remember the genuine teacup is a RARE dog. Never available in any quantity. We have a waiting list. If you consider yourself the correct owner and would like to join our waiting list and be patient for that ultimate tiny, you are most welcome to do so.
From: C O UPDATE SADLY JODY PASSED AWAY - NOT FROM MIJOY - HOWEVER CARON HAS A BABY OF OURS NOW.
Sent: 16 February 2012 03:41 PM
Subject: My Story - Jody
Jody is a very special little girl with a personality of note and an absolute baby doll!
I got her from a breeder when she was twelve weeks old she was born on the 13th April 2011. She was a healthy puppy until she reached about 15 weeks of age.
She showed signs of hyperactivity where she seemed uncomfortable and could not settle for a minute and throughout the night. A very tiring experience, as Jody and the other two yorkies sleep with me and my husband and we could not sleep at all. I immediately thought that she had cramps maybe something she ate that I did not see. She just deteriorated over night. The next day she seemed very off balance still eating though. I took her to the vet who gave her sugar and said to watch her. By the morning she was head pressing and had become disorientated and blind walking along the walls. I panicked and took her to three different vets in one day to actually get one that wanted to take on the responsibility of such a sick little dog. By the end of that day without any x-rays or sonar the vet took one look at her and admitted her. Bloods and bile test showed a liver shunt. She stayed well for a week or two then we would go through the same procedure. I was recommended that I take her to a certain specialist who is excellent but very busy. He did sonar and x-ray and could never detect the shunt and took it for granted that it was an internal shunt. I was to put her onto LD Hills and feed her lascon and antibiotic twice a day. She was well for a while and then we went away in December. She contracted a bacterial infection. I phoned the specialist vet who would not take my call as he was too busy. I felt so stranded and scared as her symptoms where the same as before. I had no option but to take her to the local vet who was so lovely and helpful. He said it was the antibiotic that was causing her problem and that is was a very old fashioned treatment. At the time she only wanted to eat the yorkie food and kept stealing it from the other yorkies, he said that I can feed her the yorkie food with no problem at all. I tried to phone the specialist again who could not take my call and dealt with him through his secretary who did not really know what I was trying to ask. All I wanted was for him to confirm the diagnosis and treatment. She worsened to the point that I thought we would loose her she literally could not walk. I took her back to the vet for about the 10th time that holiday and he said I must wait for one minute so that he can phone Dr Lobetti in Bryanston Johannesburg to give him an idea of what to do. Dr Lobetti was himself on holiday in Ballito, he took the call and helped us. He wanted to know when we where going home as he wanted to admit her and visit her the same day in Ballito. We where going home the next day. Between them they spoke and gave her meds that would see her through the travel and would make her comfortable. He then made arrangements for Bryanston to admit her as we got home so that they could start with tests and getting her better. We had to put her on a drip, do a blood transfusion, feed her proteins, vitamin B injections. She was so sick I really did not think that she would make it. Within 3 days Dr Lobetti was home and took her over immediately. He said she has a liver problem as it shows in the bile and blood tests but not a confirmed shunt. You can only confirm a shunt if you can see it on the sonar or if you have had a biopsy done. He said that the medication that she was on had caused her to get a bleeding ulcer which was causing her to reflux and have excessive pain. He changed her antibiotic and gave her liver vitamins to cleanse as well as reflux and ulcer meds. She stayed in hospital for 3 days by then she did not want to eat as she was missing home and starting to fret. He said it was best for her to go home. He sat with and explained exactly what I had to do to take care of her. She was getting better but not 100% he took my call everyday day and asked that I call him every morning so that we can monitor her progress. She would be better one day and down the next. I had to take her back every 3 days or so that he could re-run the bloods to monitor the changes. He put her back onto her liver diet which is now Royal Canin Hepatic which she absolutely loves and eats. I still phone him every week to keep him updated on her progress. I had to actually phone him today and he is so happy with her that he said I do not need to phone again unless I am not happy with something.
She is a picture of health, so playful, happy, full of energy and she lovesï life.
I highly recommend Dr Lobetti from
I literally drive from Bedfordview to see him.
Can you overfeed a TEACUP DOG????
Another question from my website.
The only time any pup, teacup or any other size, may overeat is if the dog has worms, or parasites in the gut. The reason all dogs should be checked out regularly by your vet, dewormed regularly and a stool sample or flotation done (as often as suggested by your vet) to ensure your pup or dog is parasite free in the gut.
A genuine teacup pup needs to eat 5 6 meals a day within a 24 hour period, this includes during the night. This is important as the smaller the dog, the quicker the dogs metabolism. The smaller the pup the earlier it will begin to eat - our teacup pups start eating solids at anything between 18- 21 days of age. Once they start to eat solids they must still have the opportunity to drink from their mothers as well. Mother will visit them regularly during the day and stay with them most of the night.
You can offer a genuine teacup pup/dog unlimited food 24/7 and it will remain the genuine teacup sized dog it is genetically meant to be.
STARVING, RATIONING A PUPS FOOD INTAKE IS CRUEL AND CRIMINAL. NO DOG OR PUP WILL BECOME A TEACUP SIZED ADULT BY STARVING OR RATIONING FOOD. You will however end up with an unhealthy, lightweight, problematic dog at the end of the day. A walking skeleton. With possibly unlimited health issues.
A genuine teacup will never survive being rationed food, such a tiny baby needs constant nutrition.
AS ALWAYS - ALL OUR PUPS CARRY HEALTH GUARANTEES
Hanging ears on a yorkie, my pup is 6 months old, his ears hang what can I do???
The larger breed of the Yorkshire terrier are inclined to have ears that are down till they are about 8 to 10 weeks of age. They can be taped up however, this will strengthen them and in no time they should be up permanently.
Remember to remove the fur off the top third of the ear, you can clip it or the best way to do it is to use a moustache clipper. The inner and outer top third of the ear should be shaved. If you leave long fur on the ears and the dog has a thick coat, you may just find the ear will hang and in time, will be permanently down.
Some dogs ears just never lift, which is a breed fault. Most of the smaller sized yorkies ears are up from birth.
If your pups parents have hanging ears or dogs prior to his parents, you could be faced with a dog that is always going to have hanging ears. Dogs with hanging ears should never be in any breeding program.
A question that came via my site recently.
Can an uninoculated dog visit my inoculated dog?
We have to look a bit further than this initial question. When you say your dog is inoculated, has it had all the inoculations required. If it is a pup I would not be keen to mix any uninoculated dog with it until it is over four months of age at which time, it should be fully inoculated. Puppy inoculations are as follows:
6 weeks - First inoculation
10 weeks - Second inoculation
*IF you are in a RABIES area, inoculate Rabies at 12 weeks of age and a booster shot at 16 weeks.
14 weeks - Third inoculation and rabies
18 weeks - Booster Rabies if suggested by your vet. OPTIONAL
Once a pup is around 16 weeks of age you can safely assume your pup is fully inoculated. Inoculations are repeated as above to ensure that should any of the inoculations at anytime for whatever reason not take effect in protecting your pup, the follow up inoculation will.
If your adult dog has had all its shots as a baby and then its annual booster shot and rabies, you can safely visit with an uninoculated dog. HOWEVER, the owner of that uninoculated dog must get the dog inoculated.
The well known illnesses that can infect your dog that if not inoculated are Parvo also known as cat flu, although it has nothing at all to do with a cat.
Puppies and young dogs are prone to Parvo, not older dogs.
Distemper can affect any pup or dog at any age if it is not inoculated.
Speak to your vet, protect your pup and dog. NO dog or pup should not be immunised.
WHY do I point out to the public about doing research prior to breeding their pet yorkies???
Simply because the market at this point and for quite some time now is flooded with yorkie pups for sale.
It does not affect us personally as breeders, as we have been around for many years and are well known for breeding, HEALTHY,
REGISTERED, MICRO CHIPPED, INOCULATED, DEWORMED, CONTRACT INCLUDED, HEALTH GUARANTEED PUPS.
Religiously we get contacted when it is holiday time approaching, we are offered litters of yorkie pups at reduced prices IFwe buy them all or can sell them to our buyers?????
Would we do such a thing ? NO we have no idea how those pups are raised, what lineage they are from. What their health conditions are like.......... People who decide to breed their PETS must take the responsibility that goes with BREEDING and ensure those pups are placed with the best homes possible. Sometimes long before the last pup has been sold, the NOVELTY of having pups has worn off and all the hard work that goes with it. VERY often the parent dogs are then put up for sale, to RISK being landed in the hands of yet another wannabe dog breeder.
If you want to start breeding any breed of dog, do your homework first, research as much as possible on the breed. Purchase from a reliable source that will guarantee the dogs they are selling you. You do not want to BURN your fingers by buying from the wrong BREEDERS as have so many people before you. Quality Yorkshire terriers do not come cheap.
Your aim to become a breeder is to buy the best foundation stock to start your breeding program.
****Be extremely cautious of Breeders selling pups without a contract of sale, without health guarantees, as this is a quick buck to most of them. If or when a problem arises, they are very quick to come with really LAME excuses and IGNORE one after a period of time. You have been warned.
WOW INFO ON THAT TEACUP DOG AGAIN............
It is obvious by the width of this dogs back in my hand that she is NOT a scrawny, underweight teacup dog of 18 months of age but a solid, robust dog, she is in the vicinity of 780 odd grms. Adult dogs of this weight are MAJOR RARE. She has been sterilised, way too small and NO teacup dog is used or has ever been used in our breeding program, impossible.
If you are told teacup dogs are being bred from - they are not teacup dogs to start with. We do not breed our small pocket dogs either. WAY TOO SMALL
DO NOT starve your pup in an attempt to keep it small. VERY unhealthy and irrespective of what tactics you use, a dog will only be a genuine TINY if it is genetically meant to be one. Manipulating your dogs size or weight, is only going to result in you ending up with a very UNHEALTHY, underweight, scrawny dog. We have been producing TINIES for many, many years. HEALTHY, ROBUST, they live long healthy lives, the reason we sell ALL OUR PUPS WITH HEALTH GUARANTEES........ We are PROUD of our genuine HEALTHY TINIES.............
We must however, as always point out that these GENUINE TINIES are suited to VERY FEW OWNERS. Are they sickly? NO, not at all, are they weak? NO not at all. It all depends on how they are bred and raised. NO breeder can tell you a pup is a teacup at birth or at four weeks of age.
99% of teacups advertised as such are NOT TEACUP DOGS in the first place.....
The photo below and many that grace our website are of BABYGIRL, the dog at 18 months is actually lying in my hand with her head up......
Please do not expect us to produce this size dog by the dozen, it does not happen.
WE LOVE YOU BABYGIRL.... Born to shop, she goes with me - everywhere......
She has NEVER been separated from me, when she was sterilised, the vet (thank you - greatly appreciated) sedated her on my lap, took her for her op, returned her to me as she was waking up. He monitored her until such time as he was happy for her to leave. VERY short period of time. This little girl, did not suffer one seconds ill effect of being sterilised. Marlene Kraft's GENUINE Teacup from us was also sterilised by our vet, and her comments, regarding Cloe's sterilisation - she did not even appear to have had an op.
STERILISATION IS MAJOR IMPORTANT
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MIJOY breed ALL sizes of YORKIES, however we rarely have the Standard size available. ALL our pups carry health guarantees. All our pups are KUSA registered. All our pups are sold as PETS only. We breed QUALITY not quantity. Our pups are totally socialised, they make stunning Companion pets for GENUINE animal lovers
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What you need to know about the fascinating GENUINE TEACUP pup.
This site is packed full of interesting information on the smaller sized yorkie. Take time to read and take in all the info on this site. We R teacup yorkies. We own them we produce them they are the real thing. They are healthy, all our pups irrespective of their size all carry HEALTH GUARANTEES...
NO TEACUP is used in our breeding program and never has been and never will be. Weigh up what you read by all those who claim to be in the know.
A couple of things to consider when thinking of purchasing a genuine teacup pup!!!!!!!!!!
- Do not buy a tiny if you want it as a fashion statement or to brag with.
- One thing to remember a genuine TEACUP pup is a rare pup and therefore NEVER available in any quantity at anytime.
- The genuine TEACUP is suited to very few people
How safe are you in buying a TINY????? As safe as you can be with the breeder of your choice. It is not only the TINY yorkies that can have issues health wise, try all sizes of yorkies. Here again, choose a breeder who is more than happy to guarantee the pups they breed. Do not fall for a sales pitch and be very concerned with breeders who have so much to say about other breeders normally that little green monster hanging around again and some sadly are just bent out of shape, sad but true as they say if you cant take the heat get out of the kitchen we are proud of what we breed and what we stand for. Thank you to our loyal dog owners, for your unwavering faith and trust in us.
The GENUINE TEACUP is suited to very few pee. MIJOY will NEVER sell any tiny we feel is not going to a suitable home and the right owner.
We reserve the right to sell to approved homes only
NEW DOG ACCESSORIES .....
No more marking...
FEAR of DOGS.... No laughing matter
A couple of weeks ago I went to collect my Granddaughters from crèche. I went to fetch the toddler who was in a class of about 15 other children. The kiddies were outside, had been playing but were now on the patio being offered refreshments.
Out of the blue this little guy started screaming, we had no idea what it was about, but to look at him, he was really spooked. The one Caregiver picked him up, thinking that would pacify him, but nothing seemed to be working to calm this child. I could not work out why the screaming was directed at me, only once I realised what he was looking at, did I realise what the screaming was about. I had two teacup yorkies in a carrier bag. Not that easily detectable to most. This little child of maybe a year or so, had noticed the dogs. The screech of total fear deafened the place. Two assistants started laughing and making light of the situation.
I could not help myself ï¿½ I told them this was actually no laughing matter. Such a small child, to have such a fear of such tiny dogs especially dogs contained in a carrier, not even out of the carrier, really bad news.
I also have been in the Company of an adult petrified of dogs. It is a sad thing to see. The person actually freezes at the sight of a dog and ends up leaving. Again the size of the dog is immaterial, just the sight of a dog triggers the fear reaction...
This person in particular, I have witnessed on many an occasion trying her best to overcome her fear, but just gets more and more panicked.
Donï¿½t let your child become a victim of fearing dogs.
The worst of it, dogs will pick up on a person/child having a fear of them and they in turn seem to be more drawn to that particular person/child.
Anyone suffered with this and overcome it???? Please drop us a line.
ITCHING, scratching dog - read more
Always ensure your dog has been diagnosed by your vet prior to trying any alternative treatment.
PROUDLY MIJOY BABYGIRL 14 MONTHS - GENUINE TEACUP
I hear it repeatedly from the public, they are neir really
BABY GIRL .....
NEVER LOOK DOWN ON ANYBODY, UNLESS YOUï¿½RE HELPING THEM UP.
LIFE WITHOUT GOD IS LIKE AN UNSHARPENED PENCIL ï¿½ IT HAS NO POINT
WISHING YOU LOVE IN YOUR HEART...
PEACE IN YOUR SOUL...
Sterilising your PET read more
Why do dogs eat grass??? Read more....
MIJOY - PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR DOGS
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE MAJORITY OF 'TEACUPS' advertised for sale are not teacups but POCKET size dogs
Some of the pitfalls one needs to consider with the "TEACUP" yorkie - is it a TEACUP???? in the first place. further info in our NEWSLETTER/BLOG section
Not just a SMALL DOG, the ultimate GENUINE TEACUP PUPS/DOGS....
Our TINIES are the real thing.........
Irrespective of how well behaved, your child, children are or your grandchild/ grandchildren are, they are still not suited to a GENUINE TINY... Please take this into account when considering buying such a baby from us.
FURTHERMORE - THEY CARRY HEALTH GUARANTEES........
MIJOY 32 years experience with the
YORKSHIRE TERRIER breed.
We are no OVERNIGHT sensation
ONE of our Small pocket girls....
she is way too small too breed - 1.1kg, solid little Lady - turning 7 in March 2011
IF you should see my pic anywhere else other than advertising MIJOY be sure and know that it is stolen,
I am bred and owned by MIJOY - ABOVE PIC
~~~ UNTIL ONE HAS LOVED AN ANIMAL,
PART OF THEIR SOUL REMAINS UNAWAKENED ~~~
We reserve the right to investigate
potential new ownerï¿½s situations to ensure our puppies end up in safe environments.
TEACUPS are not suited to any CHILD, TEENAGER OR STUDENT
they are a WOMAN'S DOG.....
We breed SMALL Yorkies, but also
have the ultimate TINIES.
These sized dogs are suited to very few people.
Kindly read the info on our site prior to placing an order.
OUR TINY TEACUPS................. IN A CLASS OF THEIR OWN..... GENUINE TINY SIZED YORKIE.
Robust, healthy, solid built adorable little pups. SUITED to VERY few people. You have to treat such a pup as you would treat a baby. You also have to have patience when ordering such a pup. They are RARE and as a result we do not have them in any quantity at any time.
Although a lot of photoï¿½s on this site are taken with children and pups or children and dogs, the children are always under strict adult supervision. We do not condone the TINIES being in homes with small children, it can be an accident waiting to happen. Our TINIES are suited to adult homes and a 24/7 owner.
Doggy paddle Hydrotherapy / Rehabilitation for your PET read more
This spray is made with essential oils which does make it a bit expensive initially as good quality essential oils are not cheap. Since you only use a few drops of most of the oils your initial purchase will last a long time. Or share it with your neighbours. In all probability, if you are battling with these problems they are too. Do not use adulterated pot-pourri oils for this recipe.
The rose geranium will help repel ticks, citronella repels mosquitoes, basil and black walnut repels flies and fleas and rosemary, like lavender and clove, is an all-purpose insect repellent.
Mix together, and then add to 1 cup water, aloe vera gel or a combination of water and aloe vera.
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We at MIJOY are Cesar Millan FANS - the Dog Whisperer
He is truly gifted working with "Mans best friend"..
On the topic of Cesar Millan, The Dog Whisperer, on Bid or Buy they are selling the DVD's. I have heard a lot about him.So if anyone else contacts you wanting to know where they can buy the DVD's then you can tell them to look at Bid or Buy. Jump.co.za also sell the DVD's, <