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Old 08-05-2006, 02:08 PM   #1
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Question Question.....when you chose your Yorkie.....what traits did you want?

Ok.....now, every must participate in this thread......ha ha....ok.....well, please, everyone answer....

When you were searching for your Yorkie puppy, please tell me what traits did you look for???

Examples:

1. Size of parents
2. Coat
3. Face
4. Ears
5. Short back
6. Sex
7. Open Registration
8. Cost
9. Color
10. Location
11. What else???????


On and on......I would like to see what motivates us as Yorkie owners to choose that certain puppy.......

I know I have my own criteria......as do all of you.......this should be fun.......and I know that the people interested in showing may have different criteria.....so lets see.....

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Old 08-05-2006, 02:11 PM   #2
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mine was money, sex, health, and how cute they were
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Old 08-05-2006, 02:12 PM   #3
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For me, it is:

1. Face
2. Ears
3. Color
4. Coat
5. Health falls somewhere in here after I get over the initial looks.
6. Temperement
7. Bloodlines
8. Cost

There are other things that factor in, but that's usually my first criteria.
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mine was money, sex, health, and how cute they were

Yup, that was about it for me. Now that I know more, I would probably be a little more choosey.
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when I first set out to get a Yorkie, I was Yorkie illiterate. I just knew they were cute and I wanted one soooooooo bad that I was willing to do almost anything to get her, Kloey (RIP)

With Lillie I was more aware of the breed and knew a lot more (thanks to YT)
I think the most important, is the breeder. Then comes Health and then looks, and if you have a great breeder, that breeder will produce to you a healthy and great looking Yorkie that has a nice full coat, short legs, small ears and a small snout.
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Old 08-05-2006, 03:02 PM   #6
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Well, I actually didn't pick her, my mom did, but I can tell you what she was looking for (which is exactly what I would have looked for had I done it myself).

1. Breed (she knew I wanted a Yorkie)...duh
2. Sex (wanted a prissy little girl...except I got my tomboy)
3. (well...this should probably go higher than three). Health...her vet is the vet for the parents & he said they're the healthiest Yorkies that he's ever seen. We really trust him, so that really made Mom feel better.
4. Size (she was the smallest female in her litter & my mom wanted a small one because of MY size)
5. Money...because it was the breeder's first time, they got a pretty good deal
6. Temperament (Sadie was the calmest out of the bunch every time Mom went to see her...except for when they picked her up...then she was WILD)
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1. Personality/temperament
2. Health
3. Sex
4. Cute Face
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Well the first thing i look for is health and breeder, then for me the most important thing is character, i love a mixture of cute and mishevious rolled into one. im not too fussy about appearance,as long as they are close to the breed standard as there is no point having a beautiful yorkie with no personality or character
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when I first set out to get a Yorkie, I was Yorkie illiterate. I just knew they were cute and I wanted one soooooooo bad that I was willing to do almost anything to get her, Kloey (RIP)
This was me, too. I wanted a female who would be small. I found a photo that spoke to me, she was available and that was it.

Knowing that I do now, I would want to know the breeder, I want to know the size and temprament of the parents and the general health of both of them and their past litters. When I get another, I want another female and I want her to be approximately the same size of Sissy so she doesn't get hurt by a much bigger dog. Obviously, there is no guarantee there. I definitely don't want one smaller than Sissy!! Color doesn't matter to me.
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mine was money, sex, health, and how cute they were

LOL that sounds like what you'd look for in a husband! LOL

I'd say personality is really important. If the parents are nervous your dog will be nervous. Yorkies should have that SPARK that their ratter ancestors had which made them want to go down rat holes! There's nothing like a proud little yorkie prancing round the house with their "prize" - usually a toy rather than a mouse!
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Mine was that he was under $1,000, within driving distance from the Philadelphia area, a boy, NOT going to be tiny, and a cute face!

We ended up driving over 7 hours each way to get the dog we finally wanted and he's PERFECT!!! Well, at least I think so!
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Mine were:
1. Breeder Reputation
2. Breeder Quality of dogs
3. Puppy/parents/grandparents bone structure includes level topline, gait
4. face (includes, earset, eyes, muzzle, etc..)
5. personality - yorkie true terrier personality - outgoing and intelligence
6. coat (silk/color/straightness) this also includes looking at parents/grand.
7. And above all - health and soundness of dog and parents/grand. All the above is no good without a healthy dog. with a health guarantee.
8. Pedigree - so I could go further with my investigation than just to grandparents.
9. Size: 5 - 7 lbs fully grown - if the dog was smaller or larger - not interested
10. Sex of dog
11. Full registration or co-ownership with full registration later - since my goal was to show

Price was not an issue nor contracts or location - I knew what to expect (I did my homework) and would go as far as needed for what I wanted.
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mine was money, sex, health, and how cute they were
That's about it for me but when I get a girl I will do more research and get more info on the breeder because now I'm more informed on everything!!
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LOL that sounds like what you'd look for in a husband! LOL

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