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Old 05-19-2007, 03:50 PM   #1
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Default Just Curious..Any breeders who wont sell to family with small children?

I am just curious if they are any breeders who will not sell one of your dogs to a person with small children? I had a breeder who would not sell to me because I have a 5 year old and an 11 month old. I have experience in dogs, even small dogs. My children have always been around dogs. I am under the opinion that they are your babies so you can decide who they go to so I was not offended. I am glad she wouldnt sell to me because I wouldnt have gotten my GiGi!
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i have heard most small dog breeders wont sell to people with small children
its to much of a risk
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The first breeder that I went to had two puppies one was the runt and was not expected to be big at all and the other was bigger and expected to be around 7 lbs. When I went to see them she told me right of the bat she would not sell me the runt because of the age of my children (7 and 4)
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When I was shoppping around for my yorkie, many of the breeders that I've met refused to sell me their pups because I HAD a 2-year-old son. After months of looking, I found a breeder who was willing to sell me her pup because her pups are always around her children. I'm guessing everyone has different opinion on things and I give them total respect for that.
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:47 AM   #5
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I don't think the problem is that you have or, not have experience dogs. Young children just don't understand that they have to be gentle with small animals. I know this first hand....I have had many different kinds of animals my whole life. I have to skingirls, who are now adults. My youngest, although she loved animals and would pick them up and hug them, killed one of our birds when she was about 4 yrs old. of course it was an accident buy she didn't realize that picking it up and trying to make the bird fly, was going to break it's neck. She loved cats...I rescued a mother and 4 kittens...my daughter wanted to just love them up...she would try to sleep with them...well, in order for them to stay she would lay ON them...small children just don't understand that the can love a small animal to death......really...

I was thinking about breeding my older female...when I was asked by a friends daughter if she could buy one I apologized to her but, said no...she had a little girl that wasn't even walking yet. I don't think breeders are being mean to YOU...they just don't want to hear that one of their puppies were accidently killed by a young child. And, it can happen.
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I had a pomeranian before my yorkie. (we lost her to an illness) My older son was raised with her. She had a litter of puppies and I never once had a problem or injury with her or her offspring until her unavoidable illness. . He knows better than to pick her up. Now with GiGi, he wont pick her up unless it is to put her in his bed at night. He knows that she needs her space and leaves her alone if she wants. GiGi searches him out. As far as the baby goes, they could care less about each other. The baby will not even touch her. She will go up lick his face and walk away. I am a little worried about when the baby starts walking but I will make sure they are both very supervised. My children and my dogs are NEVER unsupervised together. But as I said before, I completely respect anyone opinion, that is their choice.
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I am a breeder and do not sell to families with children under 8 years old. The reasons are many.
#1 They do not keep doors closed, or gates.
#2 You can not always supervise your children, if a child drops raisens on the floor, and the yorkie eats them, it will kill your yorkie.
#3 Children do not know their own strength, and can hurt a yorkie by holding them to tightly.
#4 Your children do not have quick enough reflexs to catch a yorkie if it try's to jump out of your arms.
#5 Your child might be great, but that child is going to have friends that may not have the same manners about small dogs as yours, and harm your yorkie in play.

#6 Small children run through the house which frightens a yorkie, and the child can fall on a yorkie and kill it.

I could go on and on, but young children and baby yorkies just do not mix. Why do you think so many old ladies have yorkies. They want lap babies, and i want all my yorkies to be the number one family member and the spoiled baby of their family. When you raise puppies, you want the best possible future you can give them for 15 years. And believe me children that are young are your babies and come first, I don't know any young children that i would let my yorkies be alone with, and the yorkie can not be in a safe enviorment with young children.. Sadly, yorkies Love children and children love small yorkie puppies, I just do not think young children offer a safe enviorment for a yorkie, puppy or adult yorkie. I hope I have not offended anyone that has young children, that is not my intent, you can count on your children, but can you count on their friends? Their is a great site that will give you more insite as to why young children are not a good idea for a yorkie puppie, please go to the web site Yorkshire Terrier Club of America, and they will give you some more insite ..
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My breeder also will not sell any of her puppies to anyone with small children..She is just scared that something will happen to the puppy unintentionally especially if this puppy going to a home where there has never been a yorkie in the home.I always am asked by my friends young children can they hold Nathan and I politely tell them no but that they can sit on the rug and play with him but not pick him up..My grandson isn't even allowed to pick Nathan up and he is 4 yrs old and realizes Nathan wiggles alot and could get hurt if he fell.. A coworker took his 2 sons age 6 and 8 to a realtors office who had just gotten a yorkie puppy and the realtor specifically ask the boys not to pick the puppy up....and low and behold they did it and the puppy fell breaking his leg!! So accidents do happen and I think Breeders just take that extra precaution...
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My daughter was just turning 7 when we bought Diesel. On top of it all I had a German Shepherd at home. Obviously, I believe that it can work. I am not sure what I would have done if the breeder had told me I couldn't have a Yorkie becuase of my DD. I am just thankful that there are breeders out there that are willing to let their babies go to families like mine!
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I don't have any children, but when I was a very small child, my family had a maltese and a tiny yorkie...I cannot imagine having grown up without them. They were such a huge part of my life.
BUT I do understand why breeders won't sell to families with small children. If I were a breeder, I would be apprehensive about selling to a family with small children, but I would consider it on a case by case basis. I do believe that some breeders will take it on a case by case basis also.
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Thank you for that. I felt the same way. I love my GiGi and she is always with me. She goes to tball games and the park. I have a Huge Husky but he is 10 so I wasnt worried about him but if he was younger I would have had a few doubts. The kids will be playing and she will be in my lap.... I know I have only had her a month but it has been so nice. My son third word was doggy... Looking right at her... I was so excited...
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I don't have any children, but when I was a very small child, my family had a maltese and a tiny yorkie...I cannot imagine having grown up without them. They were such a huge part of my life.
BUT I do understand why breeders won't sell to families with small children. If I were a breeder, I would be apprehensive about selling to a family with small children, but I would consider it on a case by case basis. I do believe that some breeders will take it on a case by case basis also.
Indeed all cases are different, as a breeder you just have to have the interest of your babies as the top priority, you want to do the best you can to give them the best 15 years of their life!
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My daughter was just turning 7 when we bought Diesel. On top of it all I had a German Shepherd at home. Obviously, I believe that it can work. I am not sure what I would have done if the breeder had told me I couldn't have a Yorkie becuase of my DD. I am just thankful that there are breeders out there that are willing to let their babies go to families like mine!
I think you have to put yourself in the breeders shoes, if you have had those babies since birth to 14 to 16 weeks, you are not going to take any chances with their lives, i always tell people that want a yorkie their are breeders that will sell to anyone, after explaining why, most people are very polite, and understand, some are offended, but they are my babies and i owe it to them to not take chances with their well being, i am glad things have worked out for you and your young daughter and German Shepard. I compliment you on keeping your yorkie out of harms way, not all people with children are able to work it out like you have.
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I had to rehome my first little poodle because my 2 little daughters didn't understand she was REAL LIVE animal. I think I had her for 5 yrs. at that time. She was in the living room with them and I stepped into the kitchen for a min. When I reentered the room, they each had one end of her, each did not want to share the petting. Luckily Co-Co was alright, and I found a wonderful home for her with an older couple. Almost broke my heart to let her go, but it was in her best interest. I didn't have any more small dogs again until they were older. I sometimes still think about my Co-Co.
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Thank you for that. I felt the same way. I love my GiGi and she is always with me. She goes to tball games and the park. I have a Huge Husky but he is 10 so I wasnt worried about him but if he was younger I would have had a few doubts. The kids will be playing and she will be in my lap.... I know I have only had her a month but it has been so nice. My son third word was doggy... Looking right at her... I was so excited...
Now that is a cute photo!!!!
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