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article imageThe world's smallest dog is ... ?

By Nancy Houser     Nov 10, 2012 in Odd News
A tiny Poland Yorkie named Mazy may soon be crowned the world's smallest dog, a Yorkshire Terrier that is 7 centimeters tall and 12 centimeters long, weighing only 250 grams. A little bundle of energy, she has won the hearts of everyone.
Slightly heavier than a hamster, Mazy runs 'zoomies around her white stuffed toy that towers over her little body, as she runs and twists to coax it into playing with her, absolutely refusing to take no for an answer. She treats her coke can the same way, circling it again and again until she has to lean upon it in sheer exhaustion!
Mazy was almost non-existent at birth. Her owner did not recognize her as a puppy, thinking that the minuscule mass was afterbirth. Today she is glad she took that second look, as Mazy is a precious dog to love. Easily fitting in a small purse, a female Yorkie like Mazy, weighing under 7 pounds, can price from $600 to $2,000. Silk Terriers are similar in looks but weigh around 10 pounds.
AKC Silky Terrier
AKC Silky Terrier
What makes this little Yorkshire Terrier so adorable is her true-to-nature terrier personality --- intelligence, mischievous, super curious, very outgoing, high energy levels, loyal, and with an extremely over-confident attitude --- all in one tiny package. Yet everyone who has a little Yorkie knows that once they wind down (if they do!!), they are extremely cuddly and loving, wanting to be held and loved.
AKC Yorkshire Terrier
AKC Yorkshire Terrier
A Yorkie registered with AKC (American Kennel Club) is usually worth more than a Yorkie that is registered with clubs such as the ACA (American Canine Association), or even the Continental Kennel Club (CKC). A good registry to contact is the Yorkshire Terrier Club of America (YTCA).
Unfortunately, Yorkies have become so popular they have become a breed that substandard backyard breeders and puppy mills breed to make money. In fact, many puppy mills will double and triple the dog's types of registration papers in order to guarantee a breeding sale.
A Yorkie raised in these settings are not quality dogs, suffering more than most due to their high-energy and sensitive personality that does not do well in wire-caged settings with little attention given to them. Most puppy mills where Yorkies or Silkies have been rescued show dogs with hair so matted it form open sores on the skin, many with serious medical problems due to lack of vet care.
Dogs with this type of grooming problems require hours upon hours of work, as the dogs are not used to being handled and they are in such bad shape. Breeding is a tough job and not taken lightly by reputable breeders.
Yorkshire Rescues
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