I sure hope everyone has been enjoying the video's! I haven't paid attention to my "channel details" in - golly, like 2+ years. I noticed I am pushing almost 2 MILLION views on my video's...WOWIEEE!!! All I can say is THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH! I feel truly honored!~ UPDATE: 8-2015: This is to let everyone know I will be rebuilding my Breeding Program after having to "retire" in late 2011. I will be staying with the same bloodlines due to the fact that 1) I have never produced a single baby with health issues from them, and 2) Their tiny to extremely tiny size, 3) They have all been so darn beautiful.
I have shared my life with Yorkshire Terriers for just over 23 years. During this time, I have accumulated many years experience in the Veterinary field both technically and administratively. Hard work and always something new to be learned every day. It's through my very first Veterinary job that I received my first Yorkie. She was given to me by a client- whom was also a good friend and I named her Fancy. The longer she was in my life, the more I paid attention to every Yorkie that came in to work. Seeing other Yorkie Parents, I'd always end up "comparing notes", exchanging stories, hearing the positives and negatives each person has with their particular little family member. Working Veterinary for so long definitely gave me an advantage. I had the wonderful opportunity during my employ while in Atlanta to get to travel to UGA's College of Veterinary Medicine. What an awesome experience!
I SPECIALIZE IN VERY TINY BABIES
I am not by any means a "self proclaimed authority" on everything there is about Yorkies. I just can't get over all these breeders out there who think they are "know-it-all's and "experts on everything". Veterinary Medicine is is continually making new discoveries and sharing them and their ideas all the time. I am and always will be on an indefinite learning process. There will ALWAYS be something new to be learned, not only form the Scientific & Veterinary world, but fellow Yorkie moms, dads and families everywhere. Hearing from Yorkie Parents provides me with alot of information that is very helpful. Everyone has their own technique for dealing with all kinds of matters they encounter regularly with their own Yorkie. It is highly enjoyable talking with everyone and getting all sorts of information and learning juicy tips for everything you can think of! Alot of the advise I have been given were things I would have never thought of, I use now when I have to and they work great----Thanks!
I AM NOT A VETERINARIAN. There are alot of things I would love to help everyone with and will do my very best to help, but there are times I must draw the line and refer you to your Vet. They are the ones with the college degree, licensed and get paid the big bucks for. Your relationship with your Veterinarian is very important and I think it just isn't good (or professional) for any breeder to give out Medical-Veterinary advise.
For me, in my opinion- to breed what I would call a "True-Tiny takes time. You have to start somewhere- Picking the best and TESTING every dog for serious Breed Related Health Issues before ever ever being bred. It's a 100% responsibility Breeders should take very seriously. I ABSOLUTELY will not own or breed an unsound dog and I will NOT sell one. My reputation has been built on this practice. Careless or basically intentional breeding of genetically unfit and aesthetically undesirable, (This goes for all dog breeds) is too common. It's a practice I feel is irresponsible, heartless and total, selfish disregard for a precious living creature.
Yorkies with "That Look"- The short faces, yummy thick to very heavy silk coats, square and compact in structure, Big, beautiful wide set eyes topped with little ears. There are CH & Int Ch Bloodlines in their pedigrees, but holding back the highest quality and consistency to produce as much a true tiny as one can get has removed them from the show ring. They're just too darn tiny and cute! But, if breeders don't dedicate themselves to breeding tiny HEALTHY Yorkies- well, there's where the problems come in. I always focus on 100% healthy dogs & babies.
I am a recognized and documented Kennel/Breeder with the American Kennel Club. My home is regularly inspected by the AKC which to date, I receive the highest rating one can get.
We live in a large home in a Bay Front Community. I do not have any kennel. They would never be allowed in this community with all the association fees and rules and I wouldn't want one.
My method in raising babies is "raise them as if they were never leaving my home" Each baby is not just held, talked to, petted and kissed. As soon get older, they are handled for longer lengths of time. eventually, I take them bye-bye and we go for rides in the car. The reason is that I want them used to people, other animals and normal day to day routines so they can carry this good pattern when they arrive at their permanent homes.
* I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE PLACEMENT OF ANY PUPPY FOR ANY REASON I MAY FEEL IS NOT IN THE PUPPY'S BEST INTEREST. ~THANK YOU!~