Q: How much do your babies cost?
A: Each of our babies are priced according to size, sex, quality, and what we have invested in the litter. Our base pricing typically starts at $3000 for a traditional colored male charting 7lbs with limited AKC registration and can go as high as $10,000 or more for the rarest of color combinations and full AKC breeding rights.
Q: Do you take payments:
A: Yes! While we do require a deposit, typically $500 in total, payments are always accepted but your puppy can not leave until he/she is paid for in full.
Q: How big will my puppy be?
A: There is no way to guarantee a size or guess exactly how big your puppy will grow to be. I do my best to judge by watching how previous puppies grow and follow growth charts. My favorite chart is located at www.puppyweights.com and I also use the following chart below. I can only tell you what your puppy is charting.
Q: Does my puppy come with a health guarantee?
A: Yes. Your puppy is covered for any congenital health defects for 1 year. Please see our contract for details.
Q: Can I breed my puppy?
A: I very seldom ever sell my puppies with breeding rights. I have worked very hard to produce certain features in my lines and would like for them to be maintained. If I give breeding rights I am very selective of whom I give them to and have a strict contract for breeding homes. Full AKC rights must be approved by me and a puppy application must be submitted as well as a phone or in person interview.
Q: Do you breed other breeds or mixed breeds?
A: NO! I personally feel it is unethical to create mixed breeds such as morkies, shorkies, yorkiepoos, etc. I only breed AKC registered yorkshire terriers and try to improve my breed with every litter.
Q: How many dogs do you have?
A: While I do have access to several dogs, I only keep 8-12 in my home at all times. I have a lot of family members who love to puppy sit for me and this allows me to keep my nursing and pregnant mommies where I need them, as well as give everyone the love and attention they deserve. Being a stay at home mom allows me to spend lots of time with my babies and give them the one on one care they need and deserve. Guardian homes are also a great way to not only keep my males from marking their territory, but also a good way to make sure all of my dogs stay well socialized, well groomed, and loved by many!
Q: How can I become a guardian home?
A: We only allow guardian ownership to our closest friends and family who are local. Tinseltown is still responsible for all vet bills and we have to trust our guardians 100% to care for our babies.
Q: How old will my puppy be when he/she can leave?
A: We prefer all puppies be at least 12 weeks before they leave for their new homes. This insures that they are well socialized, have proper vaccinations, are eating well on their own, and most importantly are stable enough for their new homes. In certain cases, if we have a puppy who may be larger than normal, we MAY let them leave a little sooner at 10 weeks. Just the same, if we have one charting smaller, we usually like to keep them a little longer and have kept puppies as long as 6 months old.
Q: Do you have "tea cup yorkies"?
A: There is technically no such thing as a tea cup yorkie. The Yorkie itself is a toy breed which standard is up to 7lbs. The term tea cup was made up to describe tiny yorkies under 3lbs. I do have tiny yorkies very often.
Q: Do tiny yorkies have more health problems?
A: No. HOWEVER Tiny Yorkies can become hurt more easily. Their tiny bones can break more easily than those of larger more sturdy yorkies. Everything about a tiny yorkie is tinier and is more susceptible to damage. If purchasing from a reputable breeder from good lines, a tiny yorkie should be just as healthy as a full sized yorkie.
Q: Are yorkies good with kids?
A: It depends. I personally will not sell any puppy charting under 4lbs to homes with children under the age of 7. I have nothing at all against children, I have 2 small ones of my own, but this is for their protection and for the protection of my puppies. Small yorkies can be accidentally hurt by children very easily from an accidental drop, an accidental kick from from running through the house, or other general accidents. Yorkies over 4lbs are wonderful for children and make perfect family pets if trained correctly. You must remember your yorkie is a canine and treat him/her as such and not allow them to be the alpha, ever. If you allow this, your yorkie will no longer be good with children or anyone for that matter.
Q: How are your dogs socialized?
A: Our puppies are raised in our home. Our home consist of myself (stay at home mom) my husband, our 2 small children, and our grown daughter who still lives on our property, but not in our home. We have our yorkies inside our home. Aside from human interaction, we have a beautiful persian cat who believes it is his mission to personally teach every puppy the way of life, and 2 heinz 57 cats who also like to tease the puppies. "Uncle Bingo" our pug also makes sure he leaves lots of loving on the puppies as they grow. Between all of us, their is rarely a moment that puppies are not being loved on or played with.
Q: Will my puppy be potty trained?
A: No. We do our best to have your baby using potty pads at least 90% of the time. We do not take young puppies outside because we feel it is unsafe for them to be out with out full vaccinations. It is very easy to teach your puppy to potty outside.
Q: If I no longer can take care of my puppy will you take him/her back?
A: Yes! I have a lifetime return policy, no questions asked. I will always take back my puppies no matter the situation or how much time has passed to prevent them from ending up in a shelter. This does not mean I will buy the dog back at original purchase price.
Q: How long will my puppy live?
A: The average yorkie lives 12-16 years depending on genes, feeding routine, and health care.
Q: Are there any health concerns I should know about in yorkies?
A: Common health problems in yorkies include: liver shunts, luxating patellas, hypoglycemia, pancreatitis, etc. All of our puppies and adults are screened for congenital defects and we will not sell a puppy with such congenital defects. Please see our contract for more to see what is covered.
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