Breed Info


Attached & Stubborn

Our pint-sized powerhouses of loyalty and affection stay devoted to their families and are prepared to shower affection and love on their human companions. Irrespective of their small size, our Miniature Shorkie pups have the heart of a lion and often think that they are bigger than they actually are.


These pups have keen senses that dutifully alert their families to unfamiliar noises. They serve as vigilant watchdogs and cuddly companions. They also have a touch of stubbornness about pleasing their owners, adding a delightful dash of personality to their devoted nature.


If you are in search of a loyal, loving, and dedicated addition to your family whose smaller sizes and big hearts will steal your breath away!


Proud & Perky

Our Teacup Shorkie pups come in a petite package that bursts with charm and confidence. Their smaller build and bigger personalities make the pups carry themselves with great swag that belies their size. Their appearance is a delightful blend of their Shih Tzy and Yorkshire Terrier parentage that results in a massive array of possible combinations.


They sport a silky, long coat that is beautiful and soft. Our Teacup Shorkie pups come in various colors determined by their parental breed. Each puppy is a work of art, from striking sable to elegant silver. Regardless of their smaller sizes, they are packed with love into their smaller structures.


Our Teacup Shorkies are smaller in size, but they have a great presence. They weigh 7 to 15 pounds and stand 6 to 14 inches in height.


Medium Activity

Our Shorkie pups are moderately active and thrive on a blend of exercise and play. They relish numerous short walks, reveling in the outdoors to soak up the new scents. Engage in activities like a game of fetch or playing with toys that would ignite their playful spirits to foster physical well-being and mental stimulation.


Their favorite pastime is running freely around the house or a secured yard that allows them to spend their energy in a controlled environment. We recommend using 30 minutes of daily activity in their routine to ensure their happiness and optimal health, along with 2 to 3 hours of short walks. This balanced routine will keep them physically fit while nurturing their natural curiosity and zest for life.

Iconic Story of Teacup Shorkie Puppy

Shorkies are typically a new hybrid created from the crossbreeding of the Shih Tzu and the Yorkshire Terrier. The aim is to breed them to create a new pure breed.

● The History of the Shih Tzu

The Teacup Shorkie puppy inherits its lineage from two distinguished breeds, with the Shih Tzu tracing its roots back to ancient China. Renowned as one of the oldest breeds, the Shih Tzu enjoyed favor among Chinese royals during the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD), gracing palaces with its regal presence. However, during the tumultuous Chinese Revolution, this beloved breed faced near eradication, with only a few surviving individuals preserving its legacy. Fortunately, dedicated breed enthusiasts worked tirelessly to revive the Shih Tzu, leading to its recognition by the American Kennel Club in 1938.

● The History of the Yorkshire Terrier

The other half of the Teacup Shorkie's ancestry lies in the Yorkshire Terrier, a breed with origins in England. Originally bred for hunting rodents in mines and mills, Yorkshire Terriers quickly gained popularity for their tenacity and loyalty. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885, these charming canines captivated hearts with their affectionate personalities and flair for showmanship.

Comfort And Care Of Teacup Shorkie Puppy

It's essential to provide them with ample love, attention, and mental stimulation to ensure their overall well-being and happiness.

● Grooming

Owning a Teacup Shorkie puppy comes with the responsibility of regular grooming to keep their coat and overall appearance in top condition. Daily brushing is essential to prevent matting and tangling of their long, silky fur. While baths should be administered every two months to maintain cleanliness, excessive bathing can strip their coat of natural oils, so it's important to strike a balance. Routine trimming every 6 weeks helps manage their coat length and keeps them looking tidy. Additionally, clipping their nails as necessary prevents discomfort and potential injury. 

● Training

Training a Teacup Shorkie requires patience, consistency, and positive reinforcement. Keep training sessions short and engaging to hold their attention, as these pups can have a stubborn streak. Due to their independent nature, expect training to take longer than average, but persistence will yield results. Early socialization and obedience training are highly recommended to instill good behavior and prevent any undesirable habits from forming.

FAQs About Teacup Shorkie Puppies

What Is The Average Lifespan Of A Teacup Shorkie Puppy?

On average, Teacup Shorkie puppies live 12 to 15 years. Proper care, nutrition, regular exercise, and routine veterinary check-ups can help ensure they live long, healthy, and happy lives alongside their human family.

Are Teacup Shorkie Puppies Easy To Train?

Like many small breeds, Teacup Shorkie puppies can present some challenges during training due to their independent nature. However, with patience, consistency, and positive reinforcement techniques, they can learn commands and behaviors effectively. Keeping training sessions short and engaging is key to holding their attention and making the process enjoyable for both owner and pup.

Are Teacup Shorkie Puppies Good With Family, Children, And Other Pets?

Teacup Shorkie puppies are known for their affectionate and friendly nature, making them excellent companions for families, including children and other pets. With proper socialization from a young age, they can form strong bonds with all members of the household and get along well with other animals.

From Where Can I Get A Cute Teacup Shorkie Puppy?

You can find the most adorable Teacup Shorkie puppies on our website at Up And Away Pups, as we are dedicated to providing our puppies with their forever homes. We offer the deserving pup the best chance to get into being your favorite companion.

Are Teacup Shorkie Puppies Hypoallergenic?

While there's no such thing as a completely hypoallergenic dog, Teacup Shorkie puppies may be suitable for individuals with allergies due to their low-shedding coat. However, individual reactions can vary, so it's recommended to spend time with a Teacup Shorkie puppy before bringing one home to assess any potential allergic reactions.