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How To Find A Reputable Yorkie Breeder

by Leslie Gibson

If you are in the market for a Yorkie puppy and are looking around for Yorkie puppies for sale, you may be overwhelmed with all of the different people across the country breeding and selling Yorkie puppies. It can be hard to know which sellers are legitimate and responsible and which are puppy mill breeders or just irresponsible in their operations. Before you settle on the perfect puppy for you, get to know some of the ways that you can go about finding a reputable and responsible Yorkie breeder. Then, you can look at the Yorkie puppies for sale from their operation and pick out your ideal pup. 

Ask to Meet Them Where They Breed Their Pups

One of the best ways to go about finding out if a Yorkie breeder is credible and responsible or not is to ask to meet them where they breed their pups. For some breeders, this may mean you go to their home. For others, it is a more sophisticated breeding "facility." Either way, it is important to get a feel for the place and how the dogs are bred and treated. 

Look for bad signs like a foul odor everywhere or the place is unclean (or usually unclean). Pay attention to the way the dogs and puppies react to the breeder and to strangers (you). If they are open and happy, they likely are being raised well. If they shy away from the breeder and/or you, they may not be being treated as well as they should. 

If the breeder refuses to allow you to see their operation, this too is a red flag you should watch out for. It can and likely does mean they have something to hide from potential Yorkie buyers. 

Find AKC Certified Breeders

The AKC (American Kennel Club) is a reputable organization for dog lovers everywhere. They are dedicated to being a resource for dog lovers. The AKC has a lot of information and several programs. Two of those programs are breeder programs that help dog buyers to find reputable breeders. 

Breeders certified by either the Breeders of Merit program or the Bred with H.E.A.R.T. program have met certain key standards set out by the AKC to be considered responsible and reputable. Using these certifications as guidelines can help you to find Yorkie puppies for sale from breeders you can trust. But it is still a good idea to ask to see their operations, just to be on the safe side. 

Now that you know a few ways to find reputable and responsible breeders, you can be sure that you find a breeder that you can trust.