Hello. I am in the process of buying a Yorkshire pup to bring into a loving home.
I live in Orlando, and from reading, of course I know the best place to buy one from is from a breeder.
So I was wondering if anyone knows of any breeders in Orlando, Fl (Or even the Central Florida area) who are selling Yorkie pups?

I am even willing to travel 1 1/2hrs away. Also I would like a straight referral (Name, phone, address and/or email info) and not a referral to a list, because most of the lists are outdated, or have no puppies at the moment.
Thank you!
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You could check the local shelters in your area. I see yorkies in shelters all the time.
Kc
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I live in Orlando, and from reading, of course I know the best place to buy one from is from a breeder.

Well, breeders are most definitely better than pet stores, but there are responsible, ethical breeders, and ones that breed just to make a profit. Make sure to seek out the former, and screen out the latter. The responsible breeder works towards the betterment of the breed, does their best to ensure that the dogs they produce are of good health and temperament, and screen the homes to make sure that the dogs they produce won't end up discarded at the shelter. For general information on how to find responsible breeders, check:
http://www.dog-play.com/ethics.html
One of my absolutely favorite dogs (and I'm much more of a big dog person) is an itty bitty Yorkie that visits the dog park. She has a great personality and wonderful ball drive, but has health problems that limit her exercise. She has luxating patellas, and has the use of only
3 legs when she runs. Make absolutely sure that you are aware of thehealth issues in your breed, and find out how your breeder screens for them. More info here:
http://www.k9web.com/dog-faqs/breeds/yorkies.html#health
So I was wondering if anyone knows of any breeders in Orlando, Fl (Or even the Central Florida area) who are selling Yorkie pups?

Well, finding a good breeder will probably involve a good bit of legwork and you should be willing to wait. Please don't reward someone who is breeding only for the profit motive, without any regard for the health and well being of the dogs they produce. You might want to start here, with the parent club for the Yorkie:
Parent Club: Yorkshire Terrier Club of America, Inc.

Website: www.ytca.org
Contact: Doreen Hubbard
Address: 12720 48th Ave Ne, Marysville WA , 98271-8619 Phone: (360) 653-9223
Lots of local club breeder referrals in Florida can also be found at www.akc.org, going to the breeder referral section (http://www.akc.org/breeds/breederinfo/breeder search.cfm)

Suja
Hello. I am in the process of buying a Yorkshire pup to bring into a loving home. I live in ... not a referral to a list, because most of the lists are outdated, or have no puppies at the moment.

If you plan to get a puppy from a knowledgable breeder with a good reputation then chances are very high you will have to wait for the puppy to be born. A Yorkshire terrier breeder who has not presold the puppies is a red flag. Yes, it happens to good breeders that buyer back out at the last minute. But generally speaking, in that breed, because of the small litters a GOOD breeder will have more buyers than puppies. If you want a well bred Yorkshire terrier puppy you will need to contact a number of breeders and show that you are willing to wait for it.

Puppy mills and careless breeders are there to satisfy the American appetite for NOW without regard to quality. It satisfies the consumer but is lousy for the dogs. There are a lot of consumers who are so used to seeing Yorkshire Terrier health problems that they accept these prblems as "normal" But a good caring breeder will not, and will be breeding for sound health as well as good temperament.
Generic advice on finding a good breeder:
http://www.dog-play.com/where.html
Thanks to everyone about this information, but after a month of research, a lot of things stated I already know already Emotion: smile
If no one can't refer me to a breeder off hand in the area, I guess I will just have to get in contact with the YTCA. It's just usually best to see if anyone has any off-hand experience with any breeders in the Orlando/Central Florida area.
Again thanks, but a lot of this information is helpful, but I already know about it.
Thanks to everyone about this information, but after a month of research, a lot of things stated I already know ... the Orlando/Central Florida area. Again thanks, but a lot of this information is helpful, but I already know about it.

A more tactful repsonse would have been to say "Thank-you" and leave it at that.
? If no one can't refer me to a breeder off hand in the area, I guess I will ? ... usually best to see if ? anyone has any off-hand experience with any breeders in the Orlando/Central ? Florida area.

Chances are pretty slim that someone would have personal experience with breeders for a particular breed in a particular geographic location. And IMO, I absolutely would not trust the recommendations of some unknown third party (there are regulars here I absolutely would trust) over the recommendations of a breed club, or the research and leg work I'd do myself.
Suja
I guess the same could apply to you.
What is the harm in stating Thank you, and also mentioning I know of the information? Would it have been a warm-feeling in your heart if I knew nothing of the information and I was to kiss your feet in providing me such information?
Oh Glorious Diane, thank you for such information. You have the best website in the whole world.
Chances are pretty slim that someone would have personal experience with breeders for a particular breed in a particular geographic location.

Slim, do you mean on this newgroup? Or in general?
And IMO, I absolutely would not trust the recommendations of some unknown third party (there are regulars here I absolutely would trust) over the recommendations of a breed club, or the research and leg work I'd do myself.

I don't see the harm and asking about other people's experience with a particular person or breeder. Like you said, there are a particular few you trust on here. So what would make my experience different from yours? Plus you mentioned research, I guess you are misunderstanding me. That is exactly what I'm doing. I'm not just choosing a person out of a hat.

And you're right, at this point, I think I would rather get in contact with the YTCA. Unfortunately there are some people who are getting very nasty just if you ask a question (I'm not referring to you). But I guess that is what I get for posting to a "general" board on dogs. Sticking with posting to a board on just Yorkshire's has been much plentiful, and usually the folks are more helpful.
Suja

And thank you Suja.
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