All About Yorkies
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We're All About Yorkies,
but don't forget about our
Morkies and Westies, too!


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Yorkshire Terriers
(Yorkies)


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Yorkshire Terriers/Maltese
(Morkies)


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Westhighland
White Terriers
(Westies)


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Why Are Yorkies the ‘Perfect Pet’ for You and Your Family?

 
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Well, Because Yorkies Are…

 

Often called the most adorable ‘miniature’ dog breed due to their tiny facial features
and characteristic silky coats, they are wonderful, loyal companions that love to be
pampered and snuggle up to their loved ones. They are also…

bulletSmall enough to put in your purse and take everywhere with you. (Teacup Yorkies)
bulletBest suited to indoor living and they do well in small spaces like apartments.
bulletExcellent toy-sized dogs and are great fun for adults and children alike.
bulletGenerally hardy, healthy and long-lived. (12 to 15 year life span)
bulletKnown for their fearless, big dog attitude in a small package.
bulletExtremely sociable - love being the center of attention.
bulletVery inquisitive and love to investigate everything.
bulletLoving, caring, enjoyable and very entertaining.
bulletOne of the most popular breeds in the U.S.


And More Interesting Yorkie Factoids You Should Know…

Black and tan as puppies, yorkies turn steel blue and tan at maturity, but on very rare occasions you’ll see a yorkie born ‘chocolate’ or with a white ‘star’ on the chest or on one or more toes. When their coat is kept short cut (scruffy), they don’t require much grooming, but if allowed to grow long they must be brushed regularly to prevent matting.

Yorkies have amazing personalities. Like most dogs, individual yorkies will differ, but they are generally intelligent, independent and courageous. They typically get along well with other dogs and love to play together with them, however, they believe themselves to be much, much bigger than they actually are and that can sometimes get them into trouble with other more aggressive dogs.

You’ll be glad to know that yorkies are not yappers, but they are protectors and will bark when someone comes to the door. In addition, yorkies, like most terriers, are highly territorial and will scrap to defend anything they perceive as one of their possessions.

Usually bred as either show dogs, or as lovable household companions, yorkies are well suited for apartment living. However, they are active dogs that still need regular exercise and may not be the right choice of pet if you are confined to your home.

Oh yeah, yorkies are very adventurous and will chase anything that resembles a rodent. They are known to be prolific climbers to the point of scaling four-foot-high chain link fences and because they have a mind of their own, they aren’t the easiest dogs to house train.

and Even More...

yorkieThe health of your new puppy is of utmost importance to us and we’re pretty sure it’s important to you. As far as health goes, there are some important things you need to know so you can make an intelligent decision whether or not to bring a yorkie home. Almost all toy dogs are candidates for certain health issues or injuries, and some breeders hesitate to share this information with you, but we feel it’s our duty as professional breeders and your right as a future puppy parent to know this stuff.

As mentioned above, yorkies tend to live long, healthy lives. However, on occasion, their tiny size, fragility and genetics can make them vulnerable to injuries or health issues. Below are three you should be aware of…

Yorkies are prone to a number of genetic conditions like hydrocephalus (a neurological disease common among toy breeds like yorkies. The disease causes excess fluid within the brain, and is seen in both younger and older dogs); luxating patellas (a musculoskeletal disorder affecting the kneecap… a condition common among small dogs, and develops when the bones surrounding the kneecap, or patella, are not aligned properly);  and hypoglycemia (for more information on yorkie hypoglycemia go here)

That being said, let’s get on with the good stuff:

About Our Yorkies…

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We have the most adorable, babydoll faced yorkies you will find
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All of our yorkies are bred for the standard and registered with the american kennel club (AKC)
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They are never kennel raised and are all socialized in our home with children and lots of other pets.
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Parents are always on site. In fact, we presently have 3 generations of ‘chocolate’ yorkies in our home.
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Of course, our puppies come with health certificate, all initial shots and a 1 year guarantee on genetic defects.
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Because they are pre-spoiled and raised with lots of love in a family environment your new yorkie will be great with kids!

When we have new yorkie litters available, we will post their photos on the ‘Available Puppies’ page or if you want to beat the rush (highly recommended) you can email us and we would be happy to put you on our waiting list for early notification.

What About Our ‘Morkies’?

morkieMorkies are a delightful cross between a purebred Yorkshire Terrier and a Maltese. The easiest way to tell the difference between a morkie or a yorkie pup is the ears on a morkie are floppy instead of sticking up and the tail is longer than a yorkie’s. These little fur balls of cuteness are eager to please and love absolutely everyone. They are affectionate, loving, devoted and great for the allergy sufferer because they do not shed.

Like yorkies, morkies are known to live long and happy lives, with a life span of 12-15 years or longer. Morkies are a very special dog with a high intelligence and easy to train. And unlike the sometimes stubborn yorkies, morkies are very easy to housebreak.

Our little morkies are uniquely beautiful, extremely loyal, have loving temperaments which makes them excellent with older children. Because of their tiny size and fragility, being around young or aggressive children may not be a good environment for a morkie pup.

When we have new morkie litters available, we will post their photos on the ‘Available Puppies’ page or if you want to beat the rush (highly recommended) you can email us and we would be happy to put you on our waiting list for early notification.

and Don't Forget the Westies!

westieWestie puppies are considered one of the most distinctly beautiful of the terrier breeds by many. Our westie puppies are extremely cute and lovable. For most people that would be enough reasons to take one home, but ours are also playful, smart, sociable, friendly with strangers, and fond of companionship. 

You want to be sure your westie is raised in the home with the family as they love that kind of environment. They do equally well regardless whether you live in the city or wide open spaces, as they are very active indoor dogs and can get along fine without a yard.

When we have new westie litters available, we will post their photos on the ‘Available Puppies’ page or if you want to beat the rush (highly recommended) you can email us and we would be happy to put you on our waiting list for early notification.