Breeders, as the name suggests, are businesses that rear and breed specific dogs. If you want a guarantee that you will find the yorkie of your dreams on your first try, then these are the people to go with.
They are particularly useful if you are in the market for a specific type of yorkie whether it is a teacup, Parti or Biewer Yorkshire terrier. These exclusive breeds require specific breeding practices that are only observed by these breeders.
They may even have the Yorkies’ tails docked in order to fit the official characteristics of a pure bred Yorkie.
Due to their reliability and the variety offered, you might have to pay a bit more than other options for your yorkie. Prices range between $300 and $1500. What you end up paying will depend on a variety of factors including the dog’s specific bloodline and their specific type.
Sometimes, you may be paying for expenses you may not have intended as well. For example, some breeder may sent their dogs for spaying to keep them out of the heat and prevent pregnancy. The cost of which is pushed to you as the customer. If you do not intend to have these “features”, make sure to check with your breeder before purchasing.
However, you have the benefit of getting to pick from younger and healthier litters which makes the investment worth it. You can also skip the newborn puppy phase which requires a lot more care than an older puppy or adult Yorkie.
If you are lucky, they might be properly potty trained to take its business outside by the breeders themselves, or to not bark as much. The breeders might, after all, be living with them for quite some time so there is a need to instill some house rules and discipline in them.
While breeders are convenient if you want a fast adoption and variety in terms of yorkie types, they have their fair share of problems you need to look out for. First of all there is the issue of ethical breeding. While it is nice to have a unique yorkie, it shouldn’t be at the cost of any other dog’s health or safety.
You therefore have to do your research to ensure that you are working with a reputable business. You can learn a lot in this regard from online reviews. Preferably, only reach out to ones with clean records of ethical breeding and treatment of the dogs. And if you are lucky, you will get a breeder with a high quality bloodline yorkie for you to take home with you.