There are many things to consider when
deciding if one of our yorkies is perfect for you, so we've developed a
list of our most commonly asked questions to assist you in your
Expectations vs Reality
Visit this page for some eye opening thoughts on what we have found people expect vs the reality of life when getting a new puppy
What is the price of your puppies?
answers to any of your inquiries concerning costs as well as
significant information about how we rear our puppies, please visit our
Why are your puppies so expensive?
More details are found on our Pricing Page,
but Quality comes at a cost! All of our dogs have had DNA health
checked, and have been tested for hips, knees, heart, and eyes,
with good or exceptional findings. We are dedicated to creating
healthy, happy pups that come with a full health guarantee. "Cheaper"
puppies may result in even larger veterinarian bills for you, as well
as a lot of pain and heartbreak in the end. Why take that risk? You
will have this new family member for a long time, so make an informed
decision. In addition, because your puppy is whelped, socialized, and
grown in our house rather than a kennel, he or she receives
considerable one-on-one care and attention.
How long have you been breeding? What is your experience with Yorkies?
We have been breeding dogs since 1999, and have raised over 10 litters,
I previously I raised Standard Poodles and West Highland White
Terriers. I was raised as a child with a Yorkshire Terrier named
Millie, I grew up with a love for the breed. I work in the
Veterinary Field and saw how poor the health was in the breed and
wanted to raise the 'bar' so to speak. That is why I decided to
get into breeding Yorkies. I love the breed and wanted to help
provide a strong health foundation. I love that they are
great with kids and have been raising yorkies since 2022. I have
previously as an adult raised 2 yorkie mixes who both have had
congenital health issues that they were born with, one didn't live to
be one year old due to the severity of his condition. It was
heartbreaking to go through. I want to do all I can to prevent
others from having to go through that heartbreak.
Where are you located?
We are located in Bountiful, Utah (just outside of Salt Lake City)
Can I come visit the puppies?
have previously opened our home to people who appeared to be interested
in purchasing one of our puppies, only to discover that these visits
turned into Instagram photo ops with little seriousness behind actually
purchasing one of our puppies (especially heartbreaking when children
are involved!!). As a result, we no longer welcome visitors unless they
are on our waitlist and are serious about purchasing one of our
puppies. People who want to get to know us and see our available pups
can see them on Facebook, Instagram (links in the footer) and we
have a ton of footage of our dogs on Flickr. You can read more about our visitation policy here
Do you ship puppies?
Yes we offer shipping the puppies as Air Cargo or in the cabin with a
flight Nanny, we have many years
experience shipping puppies either way and have not had any
If your puppy is being shipped as Air Cargo, it won't be able to leave
mom until 12
weeks of age, due to yorkies small size. Air Cargo is an
additional $450.00. Flight Nanny is an additional $750.00.
You cover the additional costs of shipping.
How do I adopt one of your yorkies?
When it comes to adopting a yorkie puppy from us, you have a few
options, but you must first complete our Puppy Adoption
Application. After that, we'll send you an email to let you know if
you've been authorized to adopt one of our puppies.
If you are accepted, you will be placed on our waiting list once we
have received a $500.00 Waiting list reservation fee and our waiting list
contract. All of our puppies are anticipated to be sold from
Can I breed my yorkie puppy?
Our puppies are not intended for breeding and are intended to be kept
as family pets. We only accept applications from families who are
committed to having their puppy spayed or neutered by the time it turns
8 months old. We sell all our puppies on a spay/neuter contract
with no registration papers. We believe breeding dogs should be
done in a responsible manner, with appropriate health clearances and
careful selection of parents' personalities. We want to avoid
accidental or "casual" breeding. We want to be sure that puppies
we have raised are not bred without careful consideration and testing.
Animal shelters have plenty of homeless dogs, partly becuase many
owners fail to have their dogs neutered or spayed, and unfortunately
they are not always healthy! Genetc health testing and health
clearances are essential steps in raising healthy puppies. See
more about health concerns in our Health Testing page.
Are your puppies sold with Registration Papers?
As our puppies are sold on a Spay/Neuter contract at this time we do not sell our puppies with Registration Papers.
How can I find out more information about Yorkies?
We make every effort to provide the most up-to-date information on
Yorkies to assist you in your research. Our Yorkie
Information page features articles covering appearance, behavior,
care, food, grooming, health, supplies and much more.
What supplies do I need for my puppy?
When you get your first puppy, it's natural to want to go to the local
pet store (or Amazon) and stock up on toys, snacks, and play pens.
However, I recommend that you take a step back and start small.
To get things started, we have a great list of Puppy supply needs,
including a pet carrier, a bed, food and water dishes, a collar and
leash, snacks, and stain and order removers (for the occasional
accidents in the home)
What do your puppies come with?
Click this link to view a detailed list of what our pups come with:
Have the parents and puppies seen a
Yes, the Sire and Dam were examined by a veterinarian prior to
breeding. Before departing to their new home, the puppies are examined
by a veterinarian TWICE. When the puppy is sold, the veterinarian's
findings, including a complete Wellness Exam and paperwork, are
delivered to the new owners.
How many times do you breed your mama dogs before retiring them?
Do you offer a reference from your Veterinarian, Groomer
and/or previous puppy buyers?
We work closely with our Veterinarian and determine it on
a case by case basis. The new studies have shown a decrase in
infection and it is better for the mom's to be bred every heat cycle
(after the first 2 cycles) until she is retired (as long as she
recovers from whelping/raising the litter well).
Yes Absolutely! I would be glad to give you this information,
Do your yorkies come with tails & dewclaws removed?
Yes, our puppies see the vet at 3-5 days old for Dewclaw Removal and
Tail Docking. We feel this is best to conform to breed standard
as well as to prevent dewclaw injuries in the future.
Will my puppy come with vaccinations & deworming up to date?
Yes, your puppy will come with 2 of 4 Dhhp vaccines as well as be up to
date on deworming. You will receive all Veterinary records
showing this. Visit our Veterinary Page
to see examples of these records as well as our Deworming
schedule. Your puppy will still need it's 12 week and 16 week
vaccines as well as Rabies at 20 weeks.
What if the puppy doesn't work out, can I bring it back?
Yes, throughout the rest of the dog's life, all puppies/dogs may be
returned to me with no questions asked. Money will not be reimbursed,
but I will always take back the dog.
What forms of payment dog you accept?
For deposits only I accept payments through Good Dog, paypal, venmo,
cashapp, cash, and credit cards
For Final Pick Up Payment, I accept cash only (you are welcome to pay
the final balance with any of the above options as long as it is made
at least 1 week prior to final pick up day).
I want a teacup yorkie, do you sell those?
To begin, let me state unequivocally that there is no such thing as a
teacup, tiny, mini, teddy bear, or any other "little" Yorkie. Yorkies
have only one breed classification: TOY BREED. Any breeder that
intentionally breeds for such little dogs, in our opinion, should not
be permitted to breed dogs. These canines are already delicate at 4-7
pounds; the issues multiply when they are under 4 pounds! Some breeders
will demand upwards of $5,000 for these dogs, but believe me when I say
it isn't worth it! It is normal for breeders to have a "runt" — a
naturally tiny dog – from time to time. A breeder that breeds
exclusively for little dogs is NOT NORMAL and does not concern the
dog's health. With smaller pets and more issues, your dog was not only
costly, but so were your vet costs! I strongly advise against
purchasing one of these teacup-sized, little teddy bear dogs! You don't
have to buy a dog from me, but you shouldn't buy from that breeder!
Don't put money in the coffers of breeders that have entirely ignored
the health and well-being of their own dogs, as well as the health and
well-being of your next future puppy!
Do you guarantee the size of your pups as adults?
certainly Not! I wish I could predict the future, but
unfortunately my crystal ball just doesn't work that way LOL.
The best I can do is tell you the size of the parents. Right now
our females are both right around 4.6# and will always be bred to
smaller males. We are hoping this will produce pups that will be
within the breed standard of 4-7 pounds as adults. But just as
with human children you can't predict the future of how tall a child
may be based off their parents. We have found that most 'puppy
weight charts' to be "semi" accurate at predicting weights, at least
they were with Cindy/Gabby's adults weights give or take about 1/2 a
Is it better to get a male or a female?
There is no right or wrong answer—both a male and a female
will make wonderful pets. Many people who get in touch with me
express a strong desire for a male or a female. Usually, it's
because that's what they've dealt with in the past. Selecting a
puppy based on temperament is, in my opinion, more significant than
gender. But if gender matters to you, we'll make sure you get the
most suitable gender-specific dog for your way of life.
What kind of food should I feed my yorkie?
We feed Life's Abundance Small & Medium Puppy Food to all of our
pups and Life's Abundance All Life Stages to all our adult dogs. After
your puppy, we will send you adequate food for a few feedings. It is
not the cheapest dog food available, but it is also not the most
costly. We strongly recommend keeping your puppy on Life's
for at least 9 weeks after getting home. You may give your Yorkie
any type of high quality dog food (avoid grain free --see our Nutrition
page to see why), dry or wet.
Just make sure the new food is seamlessly integrated (old food with new
food slowly becoming all-new food). This will assist in avoiding any
intestinal issues. If you have any questions, contact your
Veterinarian. You may order the Life's Abundance Here: https://lifesabundance.com/Setarehyorkies
What is Hypoglycemia, and how do I prevent it?
Low blood sugar is referred to as hypoglycemia in medical terms. It is
a disorder that causes a significant decline in blood sugar levels in
pups. It's pretty frequent in toy breeds, but it's completely
avoidable. Symptoms usually appear during stressful events, such as
bringing a new dog into the house, shipping, or any other stressful
event. It is most frequent in pups aged 3 to 5 months, although it has
also been seen in adult toy breed dogs. Low blood sugar is referred to
as hypoglycemia in medical terms. It is a disorder that causes a
significant decline in blood sugar levels in pups. It's pretty frequent
in toy breeds, but it's completely avoidable.
**The Signs you will see:
Your pet will be sluggish and lethargic. The tongue and gums of the
puppy will be a very dim pink or lack the pink pigment entirely. You
may notice that your puppy is unable to focus on you or an object, and
the puppy may shiver or shake in the early stages (this does not imply
that they are hypoglycemic every time they do so - they could be
afraid!). If you have other symptoms, they are almost certainly
connected). Your puppy may experience shock if you do not take
precautions. Nutri-Cal, a high-calorie supplement that tastes like
candy to these little canines, --if your dog is not eating well give
him/her some Nutri-Cal and it will hold them off for a while. We
strongly suggest giving a small glob twice a day for the first week
your puppy is home.
**Hypoglycemia has several causes.
The following are some of the reasons:
1.Too much touching and not enough rest for your dog (they should sleep
around 75% of the time when you first receive them! At start, don't
push your dog too hard; keep sessions to 15 minutes.)
2. The puppy will not eat (give um a little Nutri-cal)
3. Environmental or dietary changes
4. Difficult Situations (travel, vet visit, etc)
**What can you do
Make sure the puppy is eating palatable food (hard
food may be too much
for them) — you may need to start with soft food and gradually
introduce firmer food. If you believe your puppy isn't getting enough
nutrition, give them Nutri-Cal. Allow them to lick it off your finger
and a few of dabs off the tube, and you'll be OK. If your puppy is
truly refusing to eat, you may need to get some of it on their tongue
or lips so they recognize what it is. Trust me, once they know what it
is, it will be attractive to them! When he sees that tube, our oldest
Yorkie still chases us! Finally, but certainly not least, if you think
a situation is brewing, do not waste time taking your puppy to the
vet! The earlier you catch it the better the outcome.
How often should I
bathe my yorkie?
You may really bathe them as much as you like. If you'll be washing
them frequently, make sure you use high-quality shampoo and conditioner
to avoid damaging their hair and skin. Their hair is similar to yours
and mine in that too much of anything can damage and dry it out. When
bathing your Yorkie, make sure the water doesn't go in their ears! If
you want to be safe, put some cotton balls in each ear. Water in their
ears is quite harmful to them. You'll know when it happens because
they'll lunge for the towel and frantically wipe their heads. You can
towel dry him/her once you've washed him and come or use a
hair-dryer. If you use a hair dryer we recommend putting it on
the lowest possible setting!
My Yorkies Ears are drooping, what can I do?
The tips of the puppy's ears are shaved so that their fur does not
weigh them down. We've had great results with this and aim to avoid
taping if feasible. Even when their ears have been pushed up for weeks,
they will occasionally droop. Teething, growth spurts, and
environmental changes are all variables that contribute to this. Many
dogs have had their ears straight up, droop, and then straight up again
in a few of weeks without our intervention. If you're truly worried, we
propose shaving the tops of their ears again - or tape them if you
really want to. If you Google "yorkie ear taping," you'll come up with
slew of options.
How old will my puppy be when he/she can leave your home?
Before going to their new homes, we recommend that all pups be at least
10 weeks old. This ensures that they have been properly socialized,
have had all necessary vaccines, are eating on their own, and, most
importantly, are stable enough for their new homes. In certain
situations, if we have a puppy that is larger than average, we may
allow them to depart at 10 weeks. Similarly, if one charting is
smaller, we want to retain it for a bit longer.
Have you ever turned down an applicant/sale of one of your puppies?
Yes! We need to have a long-term relationship with our future
puppy owners. We need to be able to communicate with them and
feel like our puppies are getting the best home possible. If for
any reason we feel that the applicant in question would not provide the
absolute best care possible or has alterier motives for one of our
puppies we can and have denied the application. In some cases it
became clear the applicant was not a good fit for one of our
puppies. Our puppies are our babies first and foremost and we
will do everything in our power to protect them. We want to
guarantee they go to the best matched home possible.
How can we contact you after picking up the puppy?
If you have questions,
concerns or just want to update us on your puppy, we'd love to be there
for you! We can be reached in several ways, via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, via phone, text or whatsapp @385-429-0263 or in our Private Yahoo Group Setareh Yorkies Owners (For Puppy Buyers only)
More Questions? Feel free to Contact us Via Email to:Setarehyorkies@gmail.com
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