I am looking for a morkie breeder in New Jersey or Philly area. We almost bought one from a breeder who gets them from Brazil, the dogs seemed very healthy but the day before we were supposed to pick him up he got sick with a gastro type virus. Needless to say we changed our minds about getting him,after my children were heart broken but we want to maker sure we get a healthy puppy. If anyone knows of a good breeder please let me know. You can email me at ***** thank you.
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The sad truth of the matter is that it's nearly impossible to find a good breeder of any mixed breed dog at all. Most mixed breed dog breeders that breed 'morkies' or 'peke-a-poos' or 'Shih-poos' or whatever are only in it to get as much money as possible from gullible buyers. Don't believe claims that their dogs are healthier because theyre not purebred. Most small breeds carry the exact same genetic defects, regardless of breed. If you do find a breeder, make sure you ask if they are getting their dogs OFA certified for Knees and Elbows and CERFed as clear for their eyes. If they don't even know what these mean or say that their dogs are very healthy but don't produce testing that backs up the claim, youc ould be heading for serious heartache down the road. Run away as fast as you can.
I've seen purebred ddogs that come with a lifetime guarantee against all genetic defects that are far far cheaper than some of the mixed breed dogs people are selling, that come with a 'health certificate' and a '2 day guarantee'. Insist on a health guarantee against disease/defects of at least 2 years.
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A "Morkie" is a Maltese/Yorkie cross. I would venture to guess that it would be difficult to find a "reputable" breeder of Morkies, since no reputable breeder I know would want to use their dogs to produce these "designer dogs."
I would suggest trying local shelters/humane societies, etc. for small mixes like this instead of lining someone's pocket. Another good source might be to google "Yorkshire terrier rescue" or "Maltese rescue" and see if you can find a suitable companion through one of the rescues. Good Luck!
I don't know what state they are in, but one of our members has one and posted about it in this thread http://www.terrificpets.com/forum/19594.asp along with his/her email so that you could ask where the dog was purchased if you want.
I can't reply without saying that if it were me, I'd either go to a shelter or purchase either a pure maltese or a pure yorkie.. REPUTABLE breeders are going to be really difficult to find, as I have yet to see a reputable breeder that will mix breeds.
Finding a responsible breeder of mixed breeds in the WORLD is next to impossible- finding one in your little home area is an insurmountable task. I'm very glad that you decided not to import a pet puppy- that was asking for trouble.
Finding a "reputable" and responsible Maltese or Yorkshire Terrier breeder is a much easier (though still requiring lots of effort on your part) task. Getting a dog is a life long commitment- don't expect immediate satisfaction. Take some time to learn how to find a responsible breeder- your kids will learn that a dog is not a spontaneous purchase. http://www.dog-play.com/checklist.html
Hey, I'm not sure how far of a drive it would be for you, but I got mine from a breeder in western PA. She has had people drive from NJ so thats why i'm posting to you. I drove 4 hours to pick him up on Saturday and he's FANTASTIC :) we love him to pieces. If you want more information you can email me--i don' twant to promote websites.
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Hi Michelle, I have a Yorktese (Morkie) They are a wonderful mix of both breeds.I've shown and exhibited AKC Champion dogs for over 25 years.Although this is not an AKC breed of dog, I do agree and recommend trying to either go through a shelter or really do your homework on where these animals come from. Ask if both parents have been tested for O.F.A. and CERF. There is nothing worse then getting a cute puppy for your children and having horrible problems with your puppy.Most of these so called breeders are in it for the money and not to better the breed. Don't be afraid to ask questions.If you're going to pay top dollar you're better off going to a reputable breeder.
Pupeluv- This is a really old thread so I don't know if it will do any good to respond to it.
I have a purebred CH. sired Yorkie bitch that I intend to breed in the next year. I have been looking for a Ch. stud, and was wondering on the testing required for Yorkies.
It seems because of their sensitivity to anesthisia and that they are very not prone to hip dysplasia due to their size, NO ONE TESTS YORKIES for hip dysplasia. In fact under 60 have been tested with OFA in the last 30 years. So it is not just byb's not testing yorkies it is every one.
Here is the OFA link where you can look for yourself.
Not saying people shouldn't really check out breeders, because they should, but just because they don't OFA Yorkies does not make them bad breeders apparently (or based on the statistics there would be NO good Yorkie breeders).
Sorry didn't see the date on the thread.I'm sure by now she's found something. If you own a bitch and are looking for a Ch.stud you should consult your breed club if you are a member to see if there are any breeders for the service you are seeking,however it has been my experience that without you testing your bitch for those mentioned tests and a burcelousis test (blood test for VD)no breeder of a CH. sire will breed to her. Most breed clubs including local often have clinics at lower prices for certain tests,your vet can do the blood work. I do understand putting small dogs under can be very hazardous.Some vets if they are good,can do x-rays without and then send the films in. Remember all breeders choose to do different tests,some choose not to. That doesn't mean to say they are good or bad. Some people don't want to spend the money or the time on the dog.They just sell puppies...
***Edited By: pupeluv on 5/28/2006 3:26:35 PM*** Reason: question was answered wrong.
Well that has been my question. I breed boxers and I know what diseases they are prone to and what is commonly tested for, but Ginger is my first and only Yorkie. Confirmationally she is very correct. Great topline and a baby-doll face, small perky ears, and a healthy 5 pound ball of energy.
If you looked at the OFA link-- not enough results of ANY of the things OFA tests for (thyroid, heart, patella, elbow) have been submitted by yorkie breeders. So what do they test for? Eyes? That isn't exactly in depth genetic testing. Brusellosis (sp) is just a Sexually Transmitted Disease, and yes it can ruin your dogs for breeding, but it is not something that is genetic in nature.