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Question by Jennifer
Submitted on 1/25/2004
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I'm looking for a yorkie thats about two years old and has a good temperament. I would really prefer to adopt one to buying one because I really dont trust petstores or online breeders. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated. The puppy is to be my companion and friend since I will be done in highschool soon and moving to college. Please Help!

Answer by Chelsie
Submitted on 1/28/2004
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Why wouldent you trust a petstore? Especially if you only want the puppy as a companion...its silly to think that pet stores have different puppies than a breeder would have,I mean were talking about a live animal..not a motorbike.There is no best or worst quality in an animal..thats like saying there are bad quality human biengs,its silly.You can buy a puppy in a pet store just like I did and love her to bits! My yorkie is a beutiful little thing,she has pedigree,chip and vaccinations,and we love her to bits.What makes you think that a breeder would have sold me a better puppy? He would have MADE her sound better thats true,but in the end a yorkie is a yorkie,and theyre all lovable!


Answer by yorkiemom
Submitted on 1/28/2004
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I, myself, purchased my baby from a reputable petstore. My yorkie has an excellent family background. She is of champion blood-line, Her mother and father, their parents, etc... I paid top dollar for my precious one... I personally picked first from the litter, and was able to view her parents. Petstores and online breeders are not your enemy, although the price of one may be. BUT adopting one is great! There are many out there that need a warm lap to sleep on. You may be selective of where you get your precious yorkie, but remember, most yorkie rescues/agencies are highly selective about where and to whom their rescues go. Word of advice, you will need to put a lot of time and effort into your adopted pet, since many of the dogs have been abused, neglected or have dehabilitating conditions.
I hope you find your soulmate!


Answer by Jennie
Submitted on 2/7/2004
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I really would not recommend a yorkie if you are going to be in college.  I just recently graduated college, and it is demanding enough.  I got my yorkie after I graduated, and he is a gem.  The problem is, Yorkies are extremely needy, and starved for attention, and unless you have a whole bunch of time to devote to the puppy, a yorkie is probably not for you.  My recommendation?  Get a cat.  They can be good companions and don't need all that extra time consuming attention


Answer by Angie
Submitted on 2/9/2004
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I wouldn't trust  pet stores or online breeders, either!    if you want a 2 year old, rescue may be a great option.  Just do a search for Yorkie rescue on the net, you'll come up with lots of options.  Rescue is a great thing, but they do require a lot of patience and time!


Answer by Kari
Submitted on 3/4/2004
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All puppies sold at petstores come from puppymills, usually in the midwest, or possibly Lancaster, PA.  By purchasing any dog through a petshop, you are supporting this cruel industry, not to mention you are paying top dollar for a dog that has been taken from it's dam too early, not properly socialized, doesn't come from any line where health testing is done, and buying a poor example of the dog.   Unfortunately for you, you are probably underage to adopt any dog currently.  Why not wait until you are out of college, there will still be tons of dogs needing rescue.  If you want to support rescue, you can always send a donation, even $5.00 helps.  Try www.uyr.us to view what they have.  To learn more about puppymills, visit www.nopuppymills.com


Answer by helen
Submitted on 3/5/2004
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Yorkies are wonderful but are velcro dogs.  They need you to be there for them and they cost a lot of money because they have unique health problems like collapse trachea, luxating patella and dry eye. ANy dog is a pawsome responsibility so wait until you can afford it and offer the time for it.  Go to Unitedyorkierescue.com and take a look at what happens to pups when people aren't ready for the responsibility.  It will open your eyes.  By the way, I got a yorkie from a woman who claimed to know the breed and to date he has cost me $5000+ in health fees.  I love him to death and could afford this.  Ask yourself if you can.  


Answer by ma
Submitted on 3/10/2004
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NO ON_LINE BREEDERS!!!!!!!!  They are way too expensive and care so little about their puppies that they will ship them on airplanes!!!!!!!!


Answer by Lerin
Submitted on 3/22/2004
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I agree 200% with Kari.  Pet stores are not to be trusted.  All they do is keep those awful puppy mills in business.  On-line breeders, however, may be legitimate.  But, I do not agree with shipping puppies on airplanes.  If you think you are ready for a pet, you need to think of it as a child, not a piece of property.  Would you ship a newborn baby by itself on an airplane??


Answer by Bella
Submitted on 4/20/2004
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I would wait until you make a commitment to a yorkie. Especially, because you are entering college.  If you still think it is the choice for you... then I would suggest you talk to as many breeders(that show) that you can. They love the breed and will talk to you in order to educate for hours.  www.ytca.org will give you a list of breeders and ppl who show in your area. Visit a show.  Always see the parents and see the actual living condition of the dog.  Sometimes, people retire the show dog and give them up to good homes. My mother has a 5 yr old yorkie that is retired.  Remember, Yorkies live for a long time.  I know a few reputable breeders but they do not ship their yorkies b/c they are too tiny to travel on their own.  They will meet you at the airport for you to pick up the animal and the animal must fly back home with you!  


Answer by amanda
Submitted on 11/30/2004
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Can Anyone tell me where I might could buy a yorkie either a pup too small  or a retired breeder just looking for a loving home? I am in arkansas.


Answer by yorkie mom 3 babies
Submitted on 2/22/2005
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Try online Yorkie adoption sites.  I got my 3 from United Yorkies Resue and Yorkies Inc.


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Answer by Jessica
Submitted on 2/18/2006
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I would pick another dog. Yorkies are high maintance. You have to have there hair cut and everything else. Have you thought about that also.Right now you're probably just thinking about how cute they are but they are alot of responsibility for someone as young as you are. If you want a dog you should go to petfinders .com and adopt one. they are cheaper and you can give a cute needy animal a home.


Answer by Elle
Submitted on 5/22/2006
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Actually, pet stores are now required to get all their puppies from a breeder.  So a pet shop is no longer the worst place to buy a puppy.  In the past they have been known as a bad place to buy a pet.  But like I said, now (atleast in CT) they are required to get all puppies from a reputable breeder (explains the high prices)


Answer by Peter Schultz
Submitted on 6/5/2006
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I wouldn't trust  pet stores or online breeders, either!


Answer by Robin
Submitted on 6/29/2006
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hey ~ i know how you feel about wanting that dog so much~ lol ~ ummm.. i personally think that you should get a dog from a family friend or someone you know or something... like you know they will give it to you and you can trust them, afterall you know them and they're a family friened right?... anyways i hope i helped ~ oh and begging won't help. just give your mom some time to think about it.. like my mom ~ before i got mine ~ she said i had to wait until she could see i was responisble enough.. i mean i can't blame her.. ~ i didn't even clean my hamster's cage weekly.. -_-"
lol ~ robin


Answer by nessa
Submitted on 7/3/2006
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actually there are many on line breeders for very cheap i found to be but only people who live in texas i found people selling yorkies and maltese pups only 6weeks old for only 100 to 200 dollars not much AT all


Answer by Pam
Submitted on 9/25/2006
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I think I have a very nice male Yorky.(any way I hope so) I need some help in showing and keeping his hair long.  I live in Twin Falls, Idaho.  Help me if you can  Pam


Answer by Zippy
Submitted on 11/23/2006
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Unlike Chelsie there SUCH a thing as better quality dogs.  Reputable breeders have VERY VERY good dogs.  If you are going to be in college don't get one.  You will have NO time for it. Trust me. Obviously you don't know a THING about dogs.  Do your research first Chelsie.


Answer by Linda
Submitted on 12/2/2006
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please wait and adopt a dog after you have been in school awhile.  You might find that you don't have enought time to give to a pet. A friend of mine just adopted an adorable maltipoo from a student.  she was a bit traumatized from being left alone so much.  I personally share my life with a 12 year old yorkie and sugest that you get two if you plan to be away from home a lot.  I know you want the best for your pet(s) so just don't rush into anything until you get into your routine and see how much extra time you will have...


Answer by yorkiedad
Submitted on 12/21/2006
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I am owned by a Yorkie boy whom I love and adore more than my words could ever express. I got my little guy from a breeder on line, but I had the breeder checked out. I got the medical papers for both my precious boy's parents the sire and the dam, and I got complete medical records for him. When he arrived, there was a thick envelope with veterinary records for my guy and his parents. A good, reputable breeder will do that. Also I learned that the breeder only breeds the dam once. After that, the dam is spayed and sold as a pet. This breeder says that you can't have good, healthy puppies, if the dam is bred more than once, and the dam should be bred at about two years of age.
You can get a good yorkie from a reputable breeder, just make sure you have the breeder checked out, like I did. The only problem with my yorkie is that he is super spoiled, and I love him rotten spoiled.


Answer by Lysa
Submitted on 12/26/2006
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I have a yorkie puppie so I don't need to brag. you don't have a puppie HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA TO ALL THAT WANT ONE. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. Who doesn' have a yorie puppie SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


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