Parti Yorkies are expensive, with prices starting from $1,500 for pups.
The price you pay, though high, is still minimal as compared to what you pay for lower-priced ill-bred and sickly breeds when you consider the veterinary costs. A well-bred Parti only needs the right diet, grooming, love, and normal checkups.
In addition to raising the pups, there are other expenses associated with raising the parents. A healthy parent ensures a healthy litter. That’s why breeders take them for eye exams, DNA tests(to prove lineage), pre-breeding exams, progesterone exams, pregnancy checkups, and other breeding expenses.
A purebred dog is generally more expensive. Purebred Yorkies have beautiful color schemes, are more intelligent, obedient, and trainable. If the expenses associated with taking care of purebred parent Yorkies aren’t enough, then the fact that it takes mere luck for breeders to get a Parti pup should justify the price.
Parti Yorkie breeders are passionate about the breed. They put so much into finding the ideal combination of parents placing the dogs’ health and welfare ahead of profit. They select parent Yorkies considering health tests, temperaments, and genetics.
Some Parti Yorkies have parents/descendants who have excelled in AKC agility competitions. They are considered contenders and are the most expensive. These are the dogs you don’t find being advertised and can cost as much as $10,000
A Parti Yorkie registered with the AKC is more expensive. The AKC will only register purebred dogs and issue a document highlighting the dog-like breeders, siblings, parents, and other ancestors.