Yorkie Puppies - Teacup, Miniature, Yorkshire Terrier, And The Different Types Of Breeders.
I have been wanting to make this page for a long time because I want to educate people before they buy a yorkie puppy or any puppy.
Yorkies are the most popular breed according to the AKC registry today. The number of litters and yorkie puppies being registered is more than ever today.
There are people that just want to breed yorkies. They buy a yorkie from this person that will sell a yorkie to them with papers and then from that person that sold them a yorkie with papers and then they have registered yorkies and breed. Most of the time they are just breeding pet yorkies. They don't know the pedigree within the two dogs they are breeding, they are not breeding to the AKC - American Kennel Club - standard and probably most of them don't even care about the standard or know it.... in the long run these types of breeders are creating poor quality yorkies with health problems, over sized, ears down, and that are a emotional mess. They don't educate the person that wants to buy from them, they tell them anything to sell them a puppy, they push the puppies out the door by six and eight weeks of age, the person buys from them because they want a yorkie puppy but are limited to funds and then the yorkie doesn't turn out to be what they wanted then they end up being upset. This is how and why yorkies end up in rescues.
Why do some breeders sell their puppies to these types of people with breeding rights? Because they can't sell their puppies any other way or they can get more money for their yorkie puppies by allowing others to breed them.
Then there are breeders selling shorkies, yorkinese, snorkies etc... these breeders are mixing the yorkshire terrier breed with another breed. Why do they breed like this? Again for the money what else! They are selling these types of dogs for $275.00 up to $2,000.00 per puppy. Breeding poor quality yorkies is bad enough as this really hurts the breed, but mixing the breed.. this makes me sick!
This is having a negative impact on the Yorkshire Terrier breed because of the poor quality being produced and offered for sale. The Yorkshire Terrier is a expensive little dog. Show homes and reputable breeders have worked very hard to get where they are at and it has been very costly to us. All of our puppies are akc yorkie puppies. Why do we do this? Because we want to always improve the Yorkshire Terrier breed and are dedicated to it as well. And people think that if you breed you make money? Not if you do it right... it costs us a lot of money for our show quality yorkies, travel expenses, hotel costs, camping fees, gas, our time, our training, if we need professional handlers, vet bills, coat care products, heating bills and I could keep going on and on.
Breeders also advertise their yorkies for sale as Teacup Yorkies or Miniature Yorkies. When they advertise in this fashion they are trying to sell their yorkshire terrier puppies period. There is no such thing as a Teacup Yorkie or Miniature Yorkie in the Yorkshire Terrier breed. The reason they advertise like this is so you think you are buying a special type of dog. These types of breeders are only breeding to sell puppies and are not breeding to the AKC breed standard. By doing this they are breeding very small yorkie females and putting their life in danger.
People that are on a limited income will take the chance and will buy a yorkie puppy from yorkie breeders that are advertising yorky puppies in the news paper and on some of these internet sites. I would suggest, save your money as I had to and buy a yorkie puppy from a reputable breeder than from a breeder that is selling out of a newspaper or off from some of these internet sites.
There have been people that have sent money to buy a yorkie puppy and ended up getting ripped off as there was no yorkie puppy to buy. I have also been told that some have imported yorkie puppies that were sick etc... and when they contacted the breeder either the breeder would not take the yorkie puppy back or the person that bought the yorkie puppy had to pay the huge shipping price to return the puppy. In the long run the person that imported the yorkie puppy had to keep it because there were no other choices.
Each person has to decide what kind of pet they are looking for and what is important before buying a puppy. Things that should be important are if you like the breeder, does he or she have good references, does the breeder guarantee their puppies in writing, if you trust the breeder, do you feel he or she is reputable, can the breeder answer questions without stumbling over words, is he or she breeding to improve the breed or just breeding, does the breeder have more than one breed.
Yorkie puppies at Northern Lites, Breeder of Yorkshire Terriers, Michigan Yorkie Breeders.
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Northern Lites Yorkies, Yorkshire Terrier Breeder In Michigan