Mistibleu Yorkies – About Us and Our Breeding Philosophy
Welcome to Mistibleu Yorkshire Terriers!
We fell in love with this breed when we purchased our first Yorkshire terrier - a show quality Yorkie - which we learned to show in the confirmation ring at AKC shows. Over time, we realized that we had a great deal to offer the Yorkie world. As a result, we decided to not only show, but breed, top quality Yorkies. We located a mentor dedicated to the same principles and ethics as we were who helped us start breeding these amazing dogs.
Our goal has always been to breed to the AKC standard from the finest bloodlines to produce Yorkie's of the highest quality. We strive to produce puppies with excellent health, wonderful silky coats, adorable baby doll faces and abundant personalities.
As breeders, we spend a great deal of time with our puppies as this is THE KEY to our success. Our Yorkie's are raised under foot and not in a kennel situation. They are pre-spoiled and given lots of attention! All of our puppies are vet checked, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered prior to going to their new homes. They also come with a written health guarantee.
Although our Yorkie puppies are advertised on our web site, there is a process every buyer must go through to ensure a wonderful forever home. We take great care to select proper homes for our puppies; we try to match each Yorkie to the best home where both puppy and owner will have a happy, long lasting relationship. Buying any puppy is a life long commitment; here at Mistibleu, we try to get to know prospective buyers as much as possible before placing our puppies. We’d love to speak with you about owning a Mistibleu Yorkie!
Tips on Purchasing your new Yorkie:
Yorkshire Terriers, or Yorkies for short, are a joy to have around and can make great and loving family pets for many homes. However, there are a few things to consider prior to purchasing one of these adorable puppies to ensure that you buy the best, most well suited to your lifestyle puppy that you can possibly find.
It would be helpful to have a good, solid understanding of the Yorkshire terrier as a breed. A good place to start is by reading the AKC standard for the Yorkshire terrier, which is located here (insert link here). It is wise to find a breeder whose dogs are shown in AKC and other various organizations, as they tend to be breeding with the best interests of the Yorkie breed at heart, as well as breeding to the standard. A competent, ethical breeder will not breed all of their dogs just because they are registered and pedigreed; they will select only the best Yorkies for breeding to minimize undesirable traits and to maximize desirable traits, both health and behavioral related.
We have seen some articles lately that recommend that you not buy a puppy through the internet. That can be good advice if you do not know what questions to ask, or if you can be easily swayed by a good sales pitch. If you choose to purchase your puppy via the internet, you will find that you may run into several types of breeders when you call. Some will not have the patience to answer all your questions. Some may have a very good sales pitch, but if you listen very carefully you will notice that they are not really interested in where their pup is going to live, but only how soon you are willing to purchase and how soon they can get the pup to you. You may speak to breeders trying to push "Toy" or "Teacup" Yorkies. Per the AKC standard and the Yorkshire Terrier Club of America, there is no such thing as a Toy or Teacup Yorkie. Yorkies can vary in size, and there are some that are smaller than others.
Our approach is to let you tell us about yourself and why you would like one of our dogs. We'd like to know what kind of home you can provide, and what your expectations of this puppy or dog will be. This helps us to match you with a puppy that will best fit your lifestyle and needs. We back up every dog we sell 100% with a written health guarantee. We also offer support and guidance in training your Yorkie, which includes trouble shooting behavioral issues.
We know that there are a lot of people breeding Yorkies since they have become such a popular companion dog. However, a professional breeder will tell you that just because someone breeds two purebred Yorkies together (or any breed, for that matter), that does not mean that that person will be producing healthy dogs, or that they have the best interest of the breed at heart. As such, we highly recommend that people looking to purchase a Yorkie stay clear of Pet shops. Oftentimes, pet stores purchase their dogs from “puppy mills”, or places where puppies are mass produced for profit only with little to no socialization and minimal care. These puppies very often have major health issues, both genetic and situational, and may not even resemble the breed they're supposed to be. No responsible, caring, reputable breeder would ever sell their puppies to a pet store, as they don't know where their puppies will live, how they will live, if they will be loved, or even taken care of properly.
A good, ethical breeder invests in the proper care for all of their puppies. Yorkie puppies are extremely fragile when born and do not really become self sufficient or able to be separated from their mother until they are 3 months of age or older. Before this time, they are very susceptible to health conditions such as hypoglycemia. Puppies also need to be properly socialized by their mothers, as well as by their breeders. For these reasons, it is important to not buy a Yorkshire terrier puppy younger than 3 months. Any breeder who wants to bypass the waiting period and sell their puppies earlier than this do not have the well being of the puppy (or new owner) in mind, and would likely not be the best breeder to deal with. The Yorkshire terrier is a lively and hardy breed, but just as with any breed of dog, they can develop certain health conditions. By doing a little research and taking a few precautionary assessments before deciding which puppy to buy, you can greatly reduce your chances of purchasing a puppy that will cause you a lot of heartache down the road.
In conclusion, we recommend that you do your research. Ask the breeder you choose to provide you with references from previous customers. Try not to be in a rush (as cute as they are!); after all, the puppy or dog you choose is going to be with you for a long time to come.