Yorkies in Cage

We here at PuppyMills.com intend to inform you the new puppy buyer of ways to protect yourself and insure that when you do buy your puppy that you are getting one from a Reputable Breeder. If you have found this page congratulations! you're on the right track and the first piece of advice we can give you is Take Your Time! Make an informed decision and we're here to help you do just that. We're going to help you do the research for making your decision and give you the tools to make that a little bit easier.

The Yorkshire Terrier is the ninth most popular dog in the United States right now and so unfortunately it makes it vulnerable to their number one "Predator" the "Humans" that operate PuppyMills in the United States. PuppyMills sell a lot of their puppies to Pet Stores so stay away from Pet Stores that sell puppies. We haven't supported those type of Pet Stores for many years now. They also sell a lot of Puppy's over the Internet and offer to ship anywhere. Be very careful of this kind of seller. Most Reputable Breeders would never think of distributing their precious bloodlines in that manner. Nor do we do business with Veterinarians that give the health certificates and examinations that the Pet Stores offer.

The Yorkshire Terrier is probably one of the most beautiful and charming dogs in the world today so if that is the breed you have chosen, we here at PuppyMills.com can completely understand why you want one. For most of us here it was a Love At First Sight Phenomenon. Yes, it is a pretty, adorable, cute and irresistible little character but there's more to it than that. Read the Standard that AKC has set up for us to follow.

Below you will find information about puppymills, and how to stop them, be aware of them, and how to recognize them. There is also health information and contracts you can use when purchasing a new puppy from a breeder. Read letters that have been sent to us as well as stories of personal experiences with breeders and pet stores. We hope that you will find this information useful.

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Buying a New Puppy? Liver Shunt Test ALERT

Do not buy any puppy unless it has had a bile acids test run before and after eating and you have seen the results of the test. Liver Shunt is running rampant in many breeds of dogs right now and especially in Yorkshire Terriers. Don't suffer the heartbreak and expense of finding you have purchased a Liver Shunt Puppy and insist that this test be run prior to putting a deposit on the puppy. Any responsible breeder will be more than happy to have their veterinarian run this very simple blood test on their puppies. Breeders please start testing your puppies before you sell them. For more information contact help@livershunt.com

Puppy Breeders Beware!

Yorkie Breeder’s watch out. There is a scam going on in Michigan and Ohio where a white woman with long blond hair, the name she used was Carolyn Logan and a black man in the car she said was her brother in law. They drive a 2007 Burgundy Mercedes. Her fake drivers license said Sandusky Ohio. They answered an ad in the Detroit News for yorkie puppies. They wanted two of them one for her 12 year old daughter and one for her 14 year old son. She gave a Cashier’s Check from Chase Manhattan Bank for $1600. When they took the check to the bank the bank said it was a counterfeit check and no good.

These people have gotten puppy’s from another Michigan Breeder where the man went into the house and got the puppy’s. His story was they were for his girlfriend and his mother and it was the same story with the Cashier’s Check.

They are taking the puppy’s and selling them to dog brokers who are then selling them to unsuspecting buyers. Do not accept checks of any kind or money orders of any kind if you are selling puppy’s. Be sure to take the license plate of the automobile they are driving so that you will have this information for the police.

Busted again!

The ASPCA team was deployed at the request of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), which led the raid, to assist in the collection of evidence for the prosecution of the criminal case. The team includes the ASPCA’s Dr. Melinda Merck, the nation’s premier forensic veterinarian and “animal CSI,” Dr. Ellen Hirschberg, and five disaster response team experts— the ASPCA’s Sandy Monterose, Allison Cardona, Felicia Earley, Eric Lee and Chris Fagan—and volunteer veterinarian Dr. Solvieg Evans.

The 747 animals discovered in the raid, which began early yesterday, were housed in various enclosures among the property’s 92 acres of hilly and rocky terrain known as Pine Bluff Kennels in Lyles, Tennessee. The farm’s owner could face criminal charges.

According to Dr. Merck, the majority of the animals are dogs, including more than 200 puppies, suffering from a general lack of husbandry, such as little to no f ood or water, lack of proper ventilation in enclosed areas, and feces encrusted pens. Conditions such as matting, sores, broken limbs, hernias, abscesses, and a host of other medical conditions are prevalent. Breeds observed include basset hounds, Jack Russell terriers, Pomeranians, Chihuahuas, boxers, Chow-Chows, dachshunds, Shih tzus, German shepherds, border terriers, shar-peis, pugs, Yorkshire terriers, and Great Danes. Other animals on the property include horses, burros, miniature horses, chickens, goats, parrots and purebred cats.

“This is by far one of the worst situations I have ever seen,” said Dr. Merck. “Animals are in extreme cases of neglect and illness, and some are dead. The overcrowding, unsanitary conditions, flea and parasite infestation, as well as the stress of competing for food and coping with untreated illnesses, is severe.”

Animals in critical condition were examined immediately on the ASPCA’s CSI unit, which operates under the leadership of Dr. Merck and brings both state-of-the-art forensics tools and unmatched expertise to crime scenes. The specially-designed vehicle is also outfitted with medical equipment tailored for animal patients.

Animals at the facility are in the official custody of the HSUS and are being transported to a nearby emergency shelter. They are expected to be placed in shelters and placed up for adoption. Many of the other animals, including livestock, are in temporary foster care.

The rescue was set into motion by the HSUS’ Tennessee state director who received undercover tips and worked with investigators with the District Attorney’s office for the 21st Judicial District to build a case against the puppy mill operator. Law enforcement personnel from the Hickman County Sheriff’s Department, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, the 21st Judicial District Drug Task Force and the Tennessee Highway Patrol assisted in executing the search warrant. Other organizations assisting in the rescue included the Humane Society of Missouri, the Nashville Humane Society, High Forest Humane Society, Hickman County Humane Society, Tampa Bay SPCA and many others.

The ASPCA’s “Mobile Animal Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Unit,” the nation’s first, was unveiled in December 2007. A “forensics first,” the “Animal CSI” vehicle was created to significantly advance the prosecution of animal cruelty and help strengthen cases against offenders by incorporating the emerging field of veterinary forensics in crime scene investigations. It also provides a proven chain of custody for law enforcement, thus ensuring the integrity of the evidence, and helps reduce the stress placed on the animals that are the innocent “collateral victims.”

“Puppy mills are nothing but large-scale, substandard commercial breeding operations that house dogs in overcrowded and often unsanitary conditions, without adequate veterinary care, food, water and socialization,” said Sayres. “We want to see this cruelty come to an end.”

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Do you know anyone who has had a problem with a so-called "teacup" Toy dog? Or do you know someone who might know someone who has? Physical or mental. A television reporter is looking for people willing to speak out. People innocently buy these puppies believing that there is such a thing as a "teacup" which is a marketing term used by unscrupulous backyard breeders and puppy mills to describe anomalies.
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