We do guarantee that your puppy will be free from genetic defects that would prevent him or her from being properly registered. Should your puppy suffer from any such problem within the first year, we will replace your puppy.
We try to ensure that our puppies only go to the most appropriate homes. We like to question our prospective owners to see if their household is a good match for a Yorkshire Terrier. We do try to pre-qualify all of our owners. Each puppy is hand-raised and individually loved as part of our family. We want you to understand that this decision to make a small puppy a part of your family is a long-term commitment. Our toy breed puppies can easily live to 13 or 18 years in some cases. They are not the right match for everyone. Do your research first.
If you have any questions about your puppy or Yorkshire Terriers, please give us a call. We would appreciate photos from time to time, to see how your puppy matures. If for any reason you are unable to keep your puppy in the future, please call us first. We always require a ‘right of first refusal, or right of reclamation’, in the purchase agreement. We will take the puppy back or help find him another home, if you think you are going to have to give your puppy away for whatever reason we will take him or her back, for the lifetime of the dog. Enjoy your new “member of the family!”
We are dedicated to making your decision to bring a new Yorkshire Terrier Puppy into your home a happy experience that your whole family can enjoy for a very long time. For the entire life of your new Yorkie we will be available to answer any questions that you may have about your puppy. We will gladly guarantee that any puppy you purchase from us will be in good health. Our pups are usually seen by a vet 3 to 5 weeks after birth for their first annual exam, shots, worming before they leave our home. We usually suggest micro-chipping all our dogs. If you would prefer that be done before picking up your puppy we could have that done for $45.00 extra.
We do ask that you verify the good health of your puppy within 2 to 3 days after receiving your puppy. Should your puppy suffer from any health problem within 2 to 3 days after delivery, we will refund the purchase price or replace your puppy, upon certification by a veterinarian that the puppy was examined within 48 – 72 hours of delivery and suffers from a problem.
It is my recommendation that new owners have their puppies examined by their own veterinarian as soon as possible. This is a good opportunity to set up a continuing preventative health program and microchip and record your puppy’s microchip number with them. It is the new owner’s responsibility to obtain the remaining vaccine boosters, rabies vaccination, heartworm preventative, deworming, intestinal parasite check, flea preventative, etc. We cannot be held responsible for problems relating to new owner’s lack of supervision, negligence or situations out of my control once they leave our home (such as trauma, theft, infectious diseases picked up along the way or any obesity related disease, etc.). Mandatory proof of spay or neuter is a must unless other arrangements are made. Breeding is a lot more work than people realize. So for the health of your puppy, kindly have him/her spayed/neutered.
I expect buyers to be reasonable in their expectations of our breeding program. Every dog that has ever been born carries 3-5 unseen or unexpressed genetic diseases. All the careful planning in the world can’t prevent or predict every problem that could occur. I will always want to know if there is a problem with one of my puppies so I can amend my breeding program accordingly to weed out even any potential problems. One time we did have a puppy with an uneven bite, her teeth were not level. As this will not disqualify a pup from registration, it is also not considered a defect. Again, it is seen infrequently in Yorkies and Toy Poodles. It is a growth pattern that developed for whatever reason. Other such things that may develop include change in height expectations, or coat type expectations, an uneven bite, or after the teething cycle one or both ears may stand up from time to time. These are not part of the pet guarantee. There is no breeder who can guarantee height, coat, bite, or ear type as these can change or show up in the adolescent stage.We are frequently asked about breeding terms – what is crossbreeding? outcrossing? line breeding? and inbreeding?
‘Cross breeding’ generally refers to the mating of two animals of different breeds. In the case of a Poodle and a Cocker Spaniel, the offspring is sometimes referred to as a Cockapoo. Some distinctive new breeds of cats have been created in this manner.
‘Outcrossing’ refers to the breeding of two unrelated animals within the same breed. This is occasionally done by breeders to bring in ‘new blood’ or more specifically a new gene pool, to their breeding program.
‘Line breeding’ is the basis for establishing a good breeding program. It is the breeding of genetically related individuals that are not closely related. An example would be the mating of two cousins. Line breeding is done to concentrate the desirable genes found within related individuals.
‘Inbreeding’ is the mating of closely genetically related individuals. An example would be the breeding of a brother and sister. This type of breeding should only be attempted by expert breeders who have a thorough understanding of their pets’ genetic pool. Although undesirable characteristics can surface with any type of breeding, they are most likely to be exposed with inbreeding.