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Old 07-24-2010, 05:26 AM   #1
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I have wanted a yorkie for so freaking long.Im now searching for the perfect puppy but everyone I have looked @ people r wanting crazy outrageous prices for them. If anyone know sum1 n nc that sell puppies @ a REASONABLE price please let me knw.
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:39 AM   #3
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I know your anxious for a pup but dont concentrate on price look for a reputable breeder that breeds to the standard has a health quarantee and does health testing. Not only will you potentially save yourself alot of money in the long run, Youll end up with a yorkie that looks the way a yorkie is supposed to look because the breeder bred to the standard. It is a regular occurance on here to answer the question is my yorkie a mix? Its all because the person settled for the best price they could and now they have a yorkie that doesnt have all of the usual yorkie characteristics.
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not thousands no more 700-800. i feel like ppl r taking advantage because these are like one of the most wanted dogs.
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Please read my post above you should be able to find a reputable breeder selling for about a $1000. Dont skimp on quality. Good breeders arent taking advantage they have expense in their litters for one thing just buying he best breeding stock they can
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I understand what ur saying but that still doesnt excuse the way that ppl r pricing these dogs that makes me turn away completely because their not reasonable @ all....I have a yorkie poo @ home he was only $500 w/papers healthy wonderful dog.
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well no offense intended but a mix should be priced alot lower than a purebred. For one the breeder isnt breeding for any kind of standard
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Please read my post above you should be able to find a reputable breeder selling for about a $1000. Dont skimp on quality. Good breeders arent taking advantage they have expense in their litters for one thing just buying he best breeding stock they can
Not to mention the pre breeding screening of the potential breeders, "pre-natal and post-natal" vet visits for the mom, the time invested... 6 or more hours of constant monitoring and assistance in the whelping, after the whelping, up every 2 hours making sure everyone is eating, not just sucking but getting the nurishment, the constant weight monitoring to be sure everyone is progressing as they should, this goes on for weeks not days, the cost of more than one vet visit for the litter, the best food and suppliments money can buy, the love and socialization the puppy will need to be that wonderful pet you are looking for, grooming, and last but in least the tears and heartbreak that comes along with the raising these babies. Also papers on a Yorkie-Poo?
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Not to mention the pre breeding screening of the potential breeders, "pre-natal and post-natal" vet visits for the mom, the time invested... 6 or more hours of constant monitoring and assistance in the whelping, after the whelping, up every 2 hours making sure everyone is eating, not just sucking but getting the nurishment, the constant weight monitoring to be sure everyone is progressing as they should, this goes on for weeks not days, the cost of more than one vet visit for the litter, the best food and suppliments money can buy, the love and socialization the puppy will need to be that wonderful pet you are looking for, grooming, and last but in least the tears and heartbreak that comes along with the raising these babies. Also papers on a Yorkie-Poo?
Thanks for your imput it obvious your a good breeder. A good breeder is priceless
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There is an old saying, when you pay peanuts you get monkies! But seriously and not to come off harsh, you want to know they take the right steps and get the proper vet care during pregnancy and as babies. Also references, screenings and it is work making sure the baby is the perfect prospect for your home and they do have at times some hefty expenses. Toy breeds can struggle with delivery and a c section can happen which is pricey. And yes the breeder needs comphensation for the care they give. I have had puppies that were cheap, there was a reason, what I saved up front I paid in vet care down the line and heartache galore. Do your homework and it might mean saving longer to get that perfect new family member. My little one is 7 mos. old, and honestly has been such a healthy little one and we only have been to the vet for well puppy checks & shots. Well worth what I paid for her.
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Thanks for your imput it obvious your a good breeder. A good breeder is priceless
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Aw welcome to yorkie talk. I dont think the replys you got are ment to be mean or harsh, i think they are just trying to make you understand that sometimes its best to pay that little extra to get the most healthy pup possible . This is not always the case and i can see hwhat you mean some breeders breed a yorkie and try seel them for way over the asking price just because they are the most wanted doggies, BUT if you search for a well known breeder ans ask on here (as you have done) then i am sure you will find the perfect little puppy for you.

I have just put my deposit on my little girl yorkie. She was in the local paper advert and i asked LOADS of questions to make sure she was very healthy before i considered buying her. I could have bought a much cheaper yorkie for £300 and there was loads of adverts for yorkies around that price but i went with the puppy that felt right so paying £500 was not a problem as i seen both parents, i have her papers and i know she is being well looked after in her home by the breeder.... u cant put a price on that. I also know she has been vet checked etc so i knew i was picking the right little girl.... after all she is gonna be a part of my family for the next 13years or so.

Now to wait the 3weeks to pick up my little Poppy hehehehe!! I hope you find the right little puppy to join your family soon. Good luck, let us know how you get on xxx
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I have wanted a yorkie for so freaking long.Im now searching for the perfect puppy but everyone I have looked @ people r wanting crazy outrageous prices for them. If anyone know sum1 n nc that sell puppies @ a REASONABLE price please let me knw.
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I've been on YT long enough to have read way too many horror stories of people who bought Yorkies & focused on a cheap price.
Unfortunately they end up being more expensive in the long run with health issues, behavior issues, etc..
I can't stress enough how you need to buy your breeder first! You can save yourself a lot of headaches, heartache & money down the road even if it costs a little more up front.
A reputable breeder knows their lines & do all the proper screenings, testings, etc...

Yorkies are not a cheap breed to buy or support! They are high maintenance & there would be a lot less need for rescues if people did their research and understand that!

Having said that, you may want to look into rescues or check with YTCA for reputable breeders. Good luck with your search!
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