On average, Yorkshire Terriers live between 13 and 16 years. The “teacup” variations of Yorkshire Terriers, which often weigh less than 3 pounds, do not survive as long as their larger counterparts.
A Teacup Yorkie is not a recognised dog breed. The Teacup Yorkie is a miniature Yorkshire Terrier. They are typically little due to selective breeding, but they can also be small through chance.
Teacup Yorkies are susceptible to the same health conditions as larger Yorkies, including stomach issues and bronchitis. Additionally, Teacup Yorkies are prone to hypoglycemia. Due to their size, they are extremely frail and can incur life-threatening injuries from situations from which a normal-sized dog would heal without difficulty.