all breeders have a standard for placing their pups. when searching for a frenchie, i was asked the same questions by several breeders. did we have a pool ? ( a no-no as frenchies cant swim) how many kids and how old ? how many hours a day would the pup be alone ? did we have an established vet and be willing to provide their name and number ? why did we want this particular breed ? were we aware of all health issues that are prone to this breed ? etc etc... . i took no offense at their questions as i could tell they were very concerned as to where their pups were going. the ones that asked the questions were the ones i felt the most comfortable dealing with. it took awhile to find the right breeder, but our babies were well worth the wait. it may take some time to find what you are looking for, and you may have to screen and be screened by several. but getting a healthy well adjusted pup makes it all worth it.
No my daughter isn't the one with 7 kids I am the mom. She is my oldest 21 and she has wanted a puppy since her birthday in August but neither I nor her boyfriend was able at time, so now it's Christmas and like any mother I want to make her happy, she's a great kid still at home, we own our home with a big fenced in yard and alot of love in this house for a new dog...
i agree dusty...good questions are a tool to see if that breed is right for them...
I have talked so many out of shepherds it isnt funny...they think they all turn out automatically like rin tin tin...and they certainly dont...not with out care, commitment, training, good breeding and work, work work...and if no one is home...and puppy is crated and grown up unrulely and wild.no one likes unrulely dogs..
.its not a good breed for some...and i remind them thats how they end up in shelters...because people have these expectations and they are pups for 2 years or more...and many dump them by the time they are 6 months because they had these expectations they all just turn out to be great majestic dogs...well..they dont...no dog just gets shook out of a box complete and perfect...it takes work, and maintenance...
my sister thinks im nuts to tell people the down side of these dogs..just sell them i am told...and forget them...well i cant...I handled each from birth and neutured and fed and bathed each and so much goes into each one...i cant just collect cash and forget...I tell families i want them to know the good the bad and the ugly...and then they have a better chance of not going from home to home to home to the pound...That might be why i dont get bad feedback or pups returned (i hope i dont hex myself now)
Any way...dont be offended by breeders caring enough to ask questions,....
HELLO I HOPE YOU CAN FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR!! YES THERE ARE SOME ETHICAL BREEDERS OUT THERE THEN THERE ARE SOME....DO YOURE QWESTIONING GO SEE THE PUPPIES A BREEDER SHOULD PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING 1ST VACINE BY 8 WEEKS OF AGE, A WRITTEN HEALTH GAR, PEDIGREE OF ANCESTERS(3 GENERATION'S) AKC APPLICATION OR CKC ETC( IF A PURE BRED).THE PUPPY SHOULD BE WELL GROOMED WHEN RECIEVED. THE BREEDER SHOULD PROVIDE LITTERATURE ON THERE BRED& GENERAL LITTERATURE IN RAISING &TRAINING A PUPPY SUCH AS:EXAMPLE SPAY& NUTERING, CRATE TRAINING INFO(EXAMPLE} BREEDER WILL ASK QWESTION'S& GIVE INFO ON THERE BREED. MY PET PEVE AS A BREEDER IS TO FIND SOME THAT MIX BREEDS!! THAT IS SO WRONG!!& THERE ARE CHARGING ANYWHERE FROM$300&UP THAT IS SO SAD!!.GOOD LUCK HAVE A NICE HOLIDAY!
***Edited By: shihtzusbygagner on 12/10/2005 8:59:21 AM*** Reason: SPELLING
Are you set on Yorkie? I'm in RI and work with a woman who has chi pups. I'm pretty sure she is interviewing perspective families now. I know that she is a very devoted to her animals and is not a byb, if you want drop me an email and I can give her your contact info. email@example.com
Go to akc.org and find a Yorkshire Terrier breed club near you. Call or e-mail them. They will give you the names of of local yorkie fanciers and/or breeders. They will know who has puppies and for how much. This breeder will be very very pickey about who "adopts" her/his babies. That's how it should be.
If you want something to put under the tree, get a stuffed toy yorkie or a photo of a yorkie and wrap it with the promise of a puppy.
Yeah my daughter Stephanie wants a Yorkie so I think now I will wait til after X-Mas, Me personally I like the big dogs (Great danes, Aussie's) But my favorite is the Golden Retrievers. I have one now hailey and she is wonderful, I had a shih tzu/poodle Bambi for 11 years and I lost her last August, but she's still with me, she's on my mantle and I miss her as if it were yesterday that I lost her.......... thanks everyone for your help.
Have you tried researching other breeds first? You may think you want a breed but it actually depend on the personality of the dog. If you let your daughter pick the dog she may lay eyes on a different breed dog she likes. She will see the dog she wants. She might really like a breed but she may see another DOG she wants.