I am fast learning that showing is not an easy task. I already knew it, but now I am experiencing it. I have had two girls who were promising and for various reasons am not able to show them. Hoping to have a champion down the line. Patience... patience...
***UPDATE!!!! As of late October 2014 I am so happy to announce that CH Ron Del's L'il Bit of Germonimo is joining my breeding program. Also, from overseas and from Champion bloodlines, "Majda" who is a female will be joining me. Geronimo already is a Champion and obtained his CH with Deb Sillers of Amazing Yorkies. Majda comes from champion bloodlines and she will be shown here in the US. Pictures below:
MALE CHAMPION: Ron Del's L'il Bit of Geronimo
FEMALE: Majda will be entering the show ring in 2015
Things you need to know when purchasing a yorkie puppy. Always look to see what both parents look like. Your breeder should be breeding only AKC registered yorkies to insure they are pure bred. CKC (Continental Kennel Club) should be avoided, as you never know what could be in the blood line or if you are getting pure bred dogs.
Please beware and don't always be swayed because your yorkie comes from champion bloodlines. Although, many show breeders show some beautiful dogs and do very well, it is still a political game they play. A good percentage of people who show their dogs will dye the coats and straight iron them to get the look that they want. Many show dogs are inbred over and over to get the "look" that the breeder is looking for. If line breeding is done carefully with an educated breeder, it is okay, but if overdone, it can present problems in future puppies.
If your puppy comes from a breeder who dyes and flat irons the coats, you could easily end up with a puppy with a bad cotton coat that turns very light silver and may be very very wavey and difficult to care for.
Do your homework. Know what you are getting. If your breeder's yorkies are all shaved down, it can be difficult to tell what kind of coats they truly have. As a breeder I totally understand and sympathize with having to care for all of those coats, but in reality, it is the best way to see what kind of coat the parents of your puppy have.