We can’t get enough “Love On a Leash”!
Hello, my name’s Christina. I’m a yorkie breeder, exclusively breeding AKC® Registered Yorkshire Terriers. I began hobby-breeding back in 2003, until 2007, while living on my anchorage in northern MN. During that time I immersed myself in my passion for breeding yorkies under the name “Tina’s Tiny Treasures” as well as learning a bunch about Grooming, Handling, and dog *Genetics. I began breeding again in late 2009 with full attention to health, structure and AKC standards. Many years of necessary due diligence were completed, now I produce beautiful, hardy, healthy dogs. Yorkies have a way of tying themselves to your heart! I’ve come full-circle.
In addition to being a yorkie breeder, my heightened attention is also on the biological sciences; I am a Nurse, Groomer and Childbirth Educator. I love to teach and learn!
Our Breeding Program
Our veterinarians are Dr. Trish Johnson and Dr. Lauren Hessey at Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Charlotte.
Our breeding program is focused on improving the over all quality of the Yorkshire Terrier while keeping their health and temperament at the forefront of our breeding program. To assure you the best possible dog while adhering as close as possible to all AKC (American Kennel Club) guidelines. It is our goal and hope to be able to consolidate the excellent qualities of the top bloodlines we admire and we intend to continue to work hard at making Sugar-Rush Yorkies a name synonymous with “Top Quality Without Compromise”.
I’m often asked what is the difference between a toy, micro and a teacup yorkie, and which do you breed? Most people simply want a small dog. Did you know the AKC standard for the Yorkshire Terrier is no larger than 7 lbs? This *is a very small dog. Make quality (health), not size the top priority when deciding on a puppy to add to your family and you will be blessed with a healthy puppy who will grow into a healthy/hardy adult.
Our puppies are *typically 3.0 – 5.0 pounds full-grown. I base my guesstimate on the size of the parents of the puppies, the previous litter produced by the pairing and while every attempt is made to properly gauge the size of the puppy at adulthood, it must be understood that this is an educated guess, based on reasonable assumptions.
All our dogs and new puppies are in a nurturing environment – our home right here in Charlotte, NC. Puppies are weaned from their mothers by 5 weeks of age and stay with us until they are 10-12 weeks (breeders discretion) of age allowing us time to work with the puppies. We start house and litter box training by 4 weeks of age. These basic training techniques should then be carried over into their new homes. This early developmental training allows you the opportunity to have a puppy that is fun loving and well adjusted. We are looking for gentle, educated buyers who understand that buying a dog is a lifetime commitment.
When you purchase a S.R Yorkie you receive Lifetime Breeder Support. We will continue to be here for you to answer any questions or concerns for the lifetime of your puppy.