So who is Tiny Pinocchio and what is all the fuss about!?
"Tiny Pinocchio" is a
well-known little "Yorkie" maybe even the smallest dog in the
world and maybe he made a world record too on top of it all!
He became a celebrity and was seen on various morning talk
shows, the Wayne Brady and Oprah Winfrey shows — even written
up in Time Magazine. "Noki" as he is called by his owner is a
full-bred yorkshire terrier that weighs in at just 16 oz. or
more exactly just 1 lb. Can you imagine just how small this
little guy is?
Considering the health
issues associated with what is known in today's market as
"teacup" puppies, why would anyone who owns one be willing to
further risk this young puppy's life by toting it around from
show to show, airport to airport subjecting him to stressful
events that even a normal pet would have difficulty dealing
with. "Fame & Fortune". Basically it always comes down to
these two things.
My heart goes out to
"Noki" who lived just (2 years - 3 months) and to all the others that were just too small to make
it. My prayers go out to all of you who see nothing wrong with
deliberately breeding these small puppies and to those who
want nothing more than to be noticed by having a so-called
"teacup". As for making money off of the misfortune of these
sweet little innocent puppies, you make me sick. To the media
bringing light to such small puppies you are actually
perpetuating irresponsible breeders and putting additional
demand for this type of puppy. Again, it all comes down to
ratings and in the end — money.
If a breeder says they
"Specialize" in "teacups" RUN, RUN, RUN as fast as you can to
a "Responsible Breeder" who truly cares for the health and
welfare of every puppy they breed.
schedule below — then read the tribute to this young
pup's life written by his
Things we did in
||Tampa Bay News 9
||(CBS) Channel 10 News Tampa
||St. Petersburg Times
||Channel 28 (ABC) Action News
||Today Show (NBC)
||Follow up story for (Taff) German
||(ABC's) Good Morning America
||Time Magazine for
||CNN Sunday Morning News with Anderson
||Wayne Brady Show (Syndicated)
Oprah Winfrey Show (Syndicated)
DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!!
If you Want a Healthy Puppy ... Don't Fall for the Teacup Act!
Yorkies it is our goal to breed the finest Yorkshire
Terriers possible staying within the guidelines AKC
established for this particular breed. It is our
responsibility to you our customer, to our treasured "Yorkies"
and to the many breeders that came before us to continue the
ethical standards that resulted in such beautiful
We are "Breed Specific"
meaning we only breed "Yorkshire Terriers" and are dedicated
to excellence in these "Regal Dogs".
Please give much
consideration to the health and suffering teacup puppies
endure as well as associated vet bills and the undue suffering
you will experience from a premature death of your loved
Please purchase a puppy
for the right reasons, i.e. "companionship". They are not toys
to dress up; they are beautiful living breathing sweet puppies
that can be dressed and should be dressed under certain
circumstances, but are not a designer accessory to show
wishes you and your new puppy the very best and we
will always be available to give additional