Choose where you buy your Yorkie puppy carefully!

I was absolutely HORRIFIED when I received the following email from a lovely lady who enquired with me for a Teacup Female Yorkshire Terrier.  She wanted a Teacup Yorkie and bought a Yorkie from someone who let the little Yorkie puppy go at the age of 5 & ½ weeks old, not inoculated, not dewormed and probably unregistered. It is just shocking!


From: Monica
Sent: 11 July 2011 08:22 AM
Subject: RE: Teacup Yorkie



Baie dankie dat jy teruggekom het na my toe. Ek het toe Vrydag ‘n tefie gekry in Pretoria.

Sy is te pragtig Tannie! Ons het haar veearts toe gevat want sy is nou amper 6 weke.  Sy kry volgende week haar 1ste inspuitings en is Saterdag ontwurm. Baie dankie vir jou moeite, ek waardeer dit.


Please let this be a warning to all prospective Yorkie owners – please don’t be fooled and only buy from a reputable Yorkshire Terrier or Yorkie breeder to save yourself disappointment and heartache.  A reputable Yorkshire Terrier breeder will never sell a Yorkie puppy under the age of at least 8 weeks.  Very small Yorkies (the so- called teacup yorkies and pockets yorkies) normally only leave the Yorkshire Terrier breeder’s care at 10 – 12 weeks. They will also never let the little Yorkie puppy leave without its first inoculation!


Don’t be fooled!