Semper Fi Yorkies sets a standard in breeding exceptional Yorkshire Terriers in Oklahoma.
I fell in love with Yorkshire Terriers in 2010 when I got my first, then shortly after a second. I had always thought they were this dainty, fragile breed. I had boxers, I didn’t think, when I went to look at Maggie, that this toy breed would be for me. Oh how wrong I was! They are spunky and fiery just as much as my boxers were, just in a much smaller package. Though because they do come in a small package, and tend to be fearless, precaution should be taken with just about everything that they do.
Previously I had bred boxers, and when my pair retired, I quit breeding. I honestly never thought I would do it again. It’s not a task for the faint of heart. When someone says you have to truly love what you do to be a breeder, they aren’t kidding. But after I had my pair (and fixed them, as I didn’t intend to breed!) I joined groups on facebook to communicate with other yorkie lovers.
And then I saw my first parti yorkie. It was love at first sight. Still, I was leery of breeding again, so I watched, I learned, I picked out what I liked and didn’t like about each down, then I dove in and bought my first male. A sable boy that carried parti. Next came Ginger, then Storm (pictured above, he’s always been rotten!), then Reagan and Star… And soon I learned what I loved and hated about each of my dogs, and I held back what was the best of my breeding.
So here I am, many years after my first litter, and I couldn’t be prouder of my lines. I strive for cobby bodies, kitten ears, wide set, large eyes and babydoll faces. And while there is no perfect dog, I try my best to create what I deem as close to perfect as I can get.
We have Traditionals, Chocolates, Sables and Partis, though our favorite is the dark parti and dark chocolate. We even have KB black. The only color I don’t do is blonde (because they tend to have tear stains more predominant than other colors) and merle because it is not AKC.
And just to be clear…our Yorkies are also our pets and a member of our family. All of my dogs are raised inside, and while there are occasions that they are put in Iris pens…this is never for extended periods and for their own safety, as little ones tend to get into places you wouldn’t imagine them getting into! All of my Yorkies are given attention, and never kept in kennels. They are given proper medical care, and are raised in my home, as well as socialized with adults, other dogs, and children.
My dogs are AKC registered, though most of the time I won’t register a litter and offer them as pets only, though I will occasionally offer limited registration once proof that the dog has been spayed or neutered has been given. The pups I do offer to breeders are those that do not keep their babies in kennels, as Yorkies are very social dogs, and out of all the known breeds, are among the neediest. I stress this as I have had others tell me that their baby is clingy. Well, of course it is, it’s a yorkie and also a baby. I want all the babies I raise to be well-loved in good homes.
While I strive to offer the best Yorkshire Terrier Puppies in Oklahoma, we do offer delivery in some cases. Just ask and we can give you a price to bring your baby to you.
I have references from Semper Fi puppy parents, other breeders, and of course, my Vet, who I’ve joked and said they should just make me my own room!
My little dog. A heartbeat at my feet. ~Edith Wharton