yorkie breeders yorkshire terrier breeders Yorkie breeders and member listings for AKC Yorkshire Terriers are on the links to your right. Some use two registries, one being UKC. Please look for the breeder you feel is best for you and what you are looking for. For most of us here, Yorkies are our life. Yorkies are our passion. Best of luck in your search for your perfect Yorkie puppy or puppies. Please take time to view the links on the tool bar to the right below. Only accepted and approved members are listed here. yorkie breeders yorkshire terrier breeders Yorkshire terriers yorkies breeder listings directory
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The Yorkshire Terrier Club of Ethical Hobby Breeders was formed to promote quality and caring yorkie breeders from all over the country and Canada. A breeder who breeds a yorkie according to the standards of the YTCEHB deserves to be recognized as a caring and responsible breeder of Yorkshire Terriers. All of the yorkie breeders listed on this site breed AKC Yorkshire Terriers, some breed UKC, and all strive to improve the breed. Until now, there have been show breeders and puppy mills, and it is time for the ethical hobby breeder of yorkies to find their place and be respected for their beliefs and rights as breeders.
Members of this club are encouraged to work towards bettering their line, expose themselves to shows and displays of yorkies by professionals and even perhaps, show their own yorkie one day. Members are not required to show their dogs, but encouraged to at least learn through exposure to such.
There are other organizations that exist who were originally formed for the betterment of the breed. But something has been lost in what they originally stood for. And that is quality yorkies. Other clubs have lost sight of why they began and are in existence. They are all caught up in the politics and hype of "owning a show dog" or "getting a blue ribbon" no matter what the cost. In their efforts to have a quality well bred dog, many have succumbed to the hype and politics of trying to achieve their goals and have found ways to achieve that blue ribbon when in fact, the dog they are showing really isn't the best quality dog at all. They flat iron coats to make them look straight. Coats are often dyed to achieve the correct color. And the game of politics has worked its way into the show ring. Some organizations have shunned those who breed outside the standard color of the Yorkshire Terrier, when in fact, one of the colors, being the "parti" color yorkie, actually stems from champion bloodlines. The parti color was a very rare color until the love for it was shared by breeders out west and they created this beautiful line of yorkies. Newer open minded breeders accept this new color and strive to keep correct ears, topline and coats to bring forth what we in our club find as a new and beautiful addition to the already standard color yorkies. This is not to say that all show dogs are inferior, but it does say that not all champions are quality dogs.
Most yorkies in our country have their tails docked. In other foreign countries they do not dock the tails. It should be a breeder's own choice as to whether they want to dock the tails or not. More and more you will see yorkies with long tails, but more often than not, you will see the originally accepted tail docked yorkies.
My name is Marsha Learnard. I am the founder and president of YTCEHB. I pledge to only supply names of ethical AKC and UKC yorkie breeders* for the search of your perfect Yorkshire Terrier puppy. Occasionally, someone may slip through the cracks and will be listed here, only to find out they do not comply to the standards according to this club. If anyone finds just cause for a breeder to be removed from this club, please notify me immediately.
*one exception to this rule is to allow the Biewer breeders to be recognized and listed here as members. Please read more about the Biewers vs the Parti colored yorkies here: READ MORE
There are many difference registries for dogs in our country. You will often see dogs registered with CKC or APRI. CKC can be two different things and if you see a CKC registered dog, be sure you know which CKC it is. Our Canadian friends have a registry called CKC (Canadian Kennel Club) which is transferrable to AKC or UKC here in America. That club is honorable and a fine organization. Here in America there is another club called CKC. This is Continental Kennel Club. This club was started in the deep south and has helped many people who have wanted to register their dogs, but their rules and regulations are very slack and even puppy mills w/no registry for their dogs whatsoever can easily register a dog with Continental Kennel Club. If you want more information about it, you can go to their website, but know it is very possible that you can get a mixed breed when you think you are buying a full blooded dog, when you get one that is registered thru CKC of America. APRI is another group which I believe is used by many pet shops. YTCEHB recommends to always look for AKC registered dogs if you want to be positive you are getting what you are paying for. This means no disrespect to these others registries, Although, they have their place and work in their own way to help people who want their dogs registered, it is just that their rules and regulations are not as firm as the two clubs recommended by YTCEHB, AKC being the preferred registry.