I have been searching for a yorkie for the past few month and most posted yorkie that I search are the one thats listed in my area..my sponse back was an email from the seller telling me that they are out of town and needs all my info, to contact there shipper and needs me to send money..I got so tired and fustrated..I will not buy anything w/out touching or seeing that item off hands..what is a good listing site to purchase yorkie w/out paying an arm and a leg..lol
Have you tried looking on rescue websites that are specifically for yorkshire terrior's? Or maybe **? Unfortuantely it's very hard to find a yorkie puppy for cheap. Your best bet is a rescue group or sometimes you can get lucky on **.
*removed competitive websites
***Edited By: lpn169 on 4/29/2009 1:24:34 AM*** Reason: site names
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face!"
I honestly wouldn't use a listing site b/c they are full of BYBs and puppymills. Try using the YTCA, the parent club. http://ytca.org/ Every parent club maintains a list of breeders that follow their code of ethics. You could also try AKCs website, they have listings of local kennel clubs. http://www.akc.org/clubs/search/index.cfm That's an excellent place to find a breeder or find info for a local show. I think you are making a great decision by not buying anything before you can see it in person. Buying sight unseen is very risky, especially when talking about Yorkies.
Also, beware of anyone selling "exotic/rare" colors or "teacups." No reputable breeder would use either term or charge more for an off color dog or smaller pup. Keep in mind that the Yorkie standard calls for a dog under 7lbs, so even a 3lb dog is a "standard yorkie." Be prepared to pay anywhere from $1000 to $3000 for pet quality puppy. Pricing varies by gender and the area you are in. Bargain puppies are more than likely come from parents who weren't health tested. That $700 puppy could end up costing thousands in vet bills. You want a breeder that does bile acid testing, checks for patellar luxation and legg perthes disease.
thank you for that info..i have a yorkie but wanting another..the one that i have was given to me for my birthday..he is so sweet and was just thinking of getting another yorkie..they are expensive and have many needs but they are so worth it..i don't think i'll be looking at those posting anymore..thanks for all your help..