How much is a reasonable price for a yorkie?

9 weeks- weighing at 2.4 pounds right now.

How much is this yorkie worth?

Threw in the weight becuase I heard weight matters when purchasing a yorkie
yes akc registered.
and yes I can see boh parents.
only 1st shots done
I’m the one buying, not selling.

weight is unimportant

what is important..
What TITLES do the parents have?
What HEALTH TESTS have been done on the parents? What’s their results for BAER? CERF? OFA? Optigen?
What kind of HEALTH GUARANTEE does the puppy come with?
Pet or show quality? AKC registered doesnt make it show quality either.

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9 Responses to How much is a reasonable price for a yorkie?

  1. ladystang says:

    $250 with all shots and fixed
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  2. Alesi's Chi's says:

    Only when selling one. The value of your puppy depends on the quality of breeder you bought him from. If it was a breeder who shows their dogs & tests the parents for genetic defects common to the breed, then a pet quality pup is worth around $1K. From a BYB, no more than $150
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  3. I love you! says:

    Is he purebred? From a professional breeder with all shots and only 1 litter per year, papers, and registry in the AKC is about 600+. From a BYB, it should be 200$ at most.
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  4. Christine H says:

    not worth much. i have clients who owns yorkies that are only 2 lbs and they are adults. a 9 week old puppy that size will be around 8-10 lbs or more full grown. prices vary from breeder to breeder. beware of bad breeders and badly breed dogs. there are alot of ugly, unhealthy, badly bred yorkies out there
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    experience, pet groomer

  5. Bare Nekkid TRUTH! says:

    weight is unimportant

    what is important..
    What TITLES do the parents have?
    What HEALTH TESTS have been done on the parents? What’s their results for BAER? CERF? OFA? Optigen?
    What kind of HEALTH GUARANTEE does the puppy come with?
    Pet or show quality? AKC registered doesnt make it show quality either.
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  6. KammiCookie says:

    Anyone who charges less than $1 000 for a pet quality yorkie is a BYB or puppymiller.
    For a dog that comes from champion bloodlines,expect to pay $2 500 and up.
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  7. Red says:

    In all honesty, while the weight shouldn’t matter, smaller Yorkies tend to sell for more. A small Yorkie can be as much as $2,500, but yours is going to be big for a Yorkie. They’re supposed to be anywhere from three to seven pounds, and I’d say yours is going to be closer to ten or eleven. Though weight really won’t matter to an honest breeder, yours will be less because it will be so big (for a Yorkie, anyway).

    AKC registration also doesn’t mean much. You need to be checking the status of the parents–show quality costs more–and checking on health tests that have been done. I think someone else already gave a decent list for those. If your breeder has not done any of those tests, he or she can’t charge as much.

    From what you’ve given, I’d say less than $500, probably closer to $250.

    It would help if you gave us the name of the breeder, though.
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  8. Rayven ~ Here we Go Again says:

    100 or less same as every other byb bred yorkie.

    How do I know its a byb yorkie?Because you are asking. If you were dealing with a reputable breeder you wouldn’t feel the need to ask.

    Weight means nothing.

    A well bred yorkie from a reputable breeder will cost on average around 8/900 and up.
    No health clearances on the parents?
    No genetic health guarantee for a minimum of two years?
    Limited registration on the pup?
    No titles on the parents?

    Trust me save your money and go find a better breeder.
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  9. caninelover says:

    Weight is irrelevant when pricing a Yorkie IF you are dealing with a reputable breeder.

    To determine if the price is fair, talk with the breeder about the costs they are trying to cover (vaccinations, vet bills, medical testing, stock, registration fees, food, supplies, etc) and decide for yourself if the price seems fair.
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    Yorkie breeder 10+ years