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Old 08-03-2006, 05:26 PM   #1
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Well I put an ad in the newspaper to "Try" to sell my 3 babies...Not going to good as EVERY SINGLE person that calls WANTS that TEACUP or LITTLE or TINY Yorkie under 3 lbs as an adult!! I tell each person who calls the truth about how big I think my babies will grow to be. (Sir. Lancelot I think will be big like Tiffanie I'd say 8 to 10 lbs...He may fool me and be smaller, Princess Arimathea & Princess Isabella will I think be around Teddy's size under 7 lbs.) I NEVER put anything in my ad as to what size they are or will be...I tell them how big the parents are and they are like well I WANT A TEACUP!!!! I tell them I WON'T & DON'T lie about my babies...But no one seems to want to get one of my babies...They won't even take the chance to look @ them...This is so very very sad for my dolls for they ALL 4 are so pretty, sweet and loving who don't even KNOW about size!! It really bothers me that everyone has labeled Yorkies Little, Tiny or Teacup, it's really hard for those who are not going to be that size! What would U all do in my case??? I just feel my babies are so sweet and deserve good homes too even tho they aren't gonna be so little and tiny!!! I need to get off here we're getting ready to get hammered with bad storms..Hugs & Many thanks, Lee & Babies
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I always tell ALL of the bad stuff first. In fact, I really truly try to talk people OUT of buying. I lay it on the line and TELL ALL! If they stick with me then I will start to talk about all of the wonderful great fantastic things. If the first two questions are :How much and how big, then I don't have babies for sale.... (in my case I am generally speaking of miniature horses, but it is basically the same concept, and I do love them dearly)
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Chizzie's puppies, I refused to advertise. I sold one -- the dear sweet lady got my name from my vet -- I made a new friend, we communicate regularly AND I will believe to my dying day that this particular puppy was conceived and born for Vicky. They are an absolute perfect match. I still have one daughter, Izabella, we have decided to keep her, she is just a tiny little bit of fluf. The male, Howard, is waiting for the perfect person to fall in love with him. -- sorry, I probably didn't help any
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You don't want your babies going to someone who's biggest concern is size anyway.
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I imagine that it is frustrating.

Here's a thought.

There might be a lot of people out there that are not calling because they believe that all yorkies are tiny and delicate, and they want a dog for their children that is a bit more robust. So by not putting thier expected size in the fad, you muight be actually inadvertentlfy discouraging some potential buyers.

Just a thought.

The thing is, eventually the truth will come out anyway, so may as well be up front. Thereby weeding out all those looking for the Tinies, and introducing others to the "Wonderful World of Yorkies".
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This "teacup" crap has gotten way out of hand. Why can't people just love a dog, no matter if they're 4 or 12 pounds? It's really sad! My Yorkie is a healthy 6 pounds now, and I adore her! I could just kick the person who made up "teacup Yorkies".

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This "teacup" crap has gotten way out of hand. Can people just love a dog, no matter if they're 4 or 12 pounds. It's really sad! My Yorkie is a healthy 6 pounds now, and I adore her! I could just kick the person who made up "teacup Yorkies".

I totally agree. If they are just getting one for a fashion statement, I pitty the poor dog. What happens when they are no longer fashionable. Or when the people get bored with them.
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Another problem with all the hipe about teacups or tinies, is that anybody and every body is breeding(backyard) and these poor things don't stand a chance because people don't understand all the health risk with this size baby....
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I totally agree. If they are just getting one for a fashion statement, I pitty the poor dog. What happens when they are no longer fashionable. Or when the people get bored with them.

i bet they'll just throw them out on the street, or bring them to a shelter. It's so horrible.
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Another problem with all the hipe about teacups or tinies, is that anybody and every body is breeding(backyard) and these poor things don't stand a chance because people don't understand all the health risk with this size baby....

I agree! Nothing is wrong with a solid 10 pounds Yorkie! I think heavier Yorkies are just as cute as the tiny ones.
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People always ask me if Nina (my 3.7 lb female) is a teacup yorkie. I always reply no, shes just a very small Yorkishire Terrier. And they continue to comment on how big Bentley (my 7.5 lb male) is-although really he's not far from the standard.
I love them both, but although Nina is fiesty and likes to play I can't play with her the same way as I do with Bentley who likes to get roughed up. Nina also can't jump up on our king size gianormously high bed like Bentley can.
It's hard not to favour Nina because she's better behaved in public and easier to carry around with me, she gets to come along with me more often than Bentley. But Bentley loves to go for walks (he won't poop otherwise) and Nina was never walked on a leash before I got her-shes coming along well!


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This "teacup" crap has gotten way out of hand. Why can't people just love a dog, no matter if they're 4 or 12 pounds? It's really sad! My Yorkie is a healthy 6 pounds now, and I adore her! I could just kick the person who made up "teacup Yorkies".
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I feel your pain. Since I've entered the world of yorkies, EVERY person I've talked to about them "wants a teacup".

Well you know what, through a rescue situation I ended up with a teacup, and I could tell you a nightmare story about how fragile those little lives are. People just don't know what they're asking for when they say they want one that small.

I'm sure your babies are adorable and delightful, and I'm sorry that these idiots are making you feel like they are "less than". Their loss. Of course you're doing right in being completely honest, but maybe the above poster was right when they sd. that maybe advertising the size of the parents would actually HELP.

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myTootie grew WAY bigger than I expected, he is 14 pounds! I AM SO GLAD! HE is such a beautiful boy and tough... he holds his own and I cannot imagine him being a tiny dainty boy.. he is just SO fun, and cute too... With children especially, I think the larger ones are best... you get the Yorkie personality and not the tiny-ness to be afraid of
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People may disagree, but this is how I feel : Tell them that you are not a psychic and can't predict the future (but in a nicer way, of course...hehehehe). Only give them answers to the questions they ask. Don't give out "extra" info. Tell them to come see the pups. They might then just fall in love with them. And when they mention the "t" word, tell them there's no such thing.
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You don't want your babies going to someone who's biggest concern is size anyway.
I'm not sure about this...size is a concern to me but not to make a fashion statement or to be trendy. Without searching for a small Yorkie we got Jo and he stayed very small, he was grabbed by the side of his neck and body slammed to his side by a 5 pound Yorkie one day while playing and it scared me. When looking for a playpal for him I purposely looked for another male that would stay about his same size...I felt he would be safer that way. Both of my boys are right at 4 pounds and they're very healthy but if I would have started with an 8 pound Yorkie I would have looked for a playpal around that same size. I may be looking for a small female in the near future and for the same reason as above but health is the overall concern, size comes in second.
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