We have already discussed about how it is indeed possible to find registered reputable breeders in the USA.
We haven’t discussed some safety information nor the reasons as to why it is important to be extra careful when searching for a Yorkie.
All over the internet there are people searching for Yorkies, it is now under as to why – Yorkies are the very best dog to have. Obviously we are unbiased.
Regardless, due to the overabundance of people wanting Yorkie puppies there is also a lot of people claiming to sell Yorkie puppies.
This situation creates a perfect habitat for scams to happen.
As an admin on a large Facebook group dedicated to Yorkies I have seen first hand how people are taken advantage of on their search for a Yorkie puppy.
Unfortunately the sheer amount of scammers online makes it very hard for social media companies to stop them.
All we can do in the meantime is be aware of what to look out for.
There are some obvious red flags that some people sadly fall for.
Be on the lookout for:
Breeders who have no legitimate reviews.
Breeders who haven’t got certification or are not registered as Yorkie breeders.
Breeders who are not willing to meet in person prior to money being exchanged.
Breeders who do not have a contract that you sign before purchasing the puppy.
The last one is important, any breeders who don’t have a solid contract which should include certain guarantees like health, ancestry or vaccinations should be avoided.
The last thing you want is to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars for a puppy that either doesn’t exist or is only part-Yorkie.
Numerous other problems arise when people buy Yorkie puppies from illegitimate breeders.
It encourages the breeders to continue breeding puppies for profit.
It deprives a loving family from getting what they paid for, a healthy Yorkie puppy.
The vet bills associated with sick puppies can come to thousands of dollars that the breeder should be responsible for.
Lastly, make sure you know that if it sounds too good to be true it usually is.
Do not rush to get a Yorkie puppy.
When the time is right, you will get one!
You must be patient and cautious and it will be the greatest decision you’ve ever made.