Natalie's Wee Yorkies http://www.nataliesyorkies.com/ Dishonest. Sick Dogs. Kennel Cough. Liver Shunt. Yorkies. Heart Break New York New York
I have been for a very long time looking to purchase a very tiny tiny male yorkie for companionship to my female yorkie, and as well, to eventually breed. Anyone who has been on this quest, will know that the tinier the yorkies, the more expensive they are. Natalie's yorkies have been around for a long time and advertised small yorkies, as well as champion lines. When she told me that she had a very tiny 5 month old male yorkie, that she was originally thinking of keeping for breeding, but was now available for purchase, I thought this was it. Although reluctant to have a puppy shipped, I did not find anything negative over the internet on Natalie's yorkies, and went ahead to have this puppy shipped.Well, when I received the puppy, of course at first, I was thrilled. But... after careful view I noticed how boney this dog was. I took him to the vet the next day, which confirmed that this puppy was indeed underweight for his size. It almost seemed that this dog was purposely starved in order to be able to honestly say that this dog was only 1.7 pounds at 5 months of age. To this day, the dog is very shy, a sign of it not being socialized - not playful at all, probably grew up in a cage. He came with kennel cough (where 3 weeks later is still coughing) and giardia (a parasite, which had not gone away with two rounds of medications) and to top it all off, the vet thinks that the puppy is much younger than said - only because he still has all of his puppy teeth. So in the end I will probably have a male dog that will grow much larger than my 4.5 lbs female yorkie. Needless to say, after one week in our home he has gained half a pound - in just one week!!! It has been 3 weeks now and I will bring him back to the vet tomorrow to see if he has gained any more weight - and to see if this parasite is finally gone, as well as to see what can be done to get rid of this cough.Anyway, I have never posted anything negative about anyone in my entire life. I have never ever complained about any purchase I have ever made - but I guess some things you just have to learn for yourself. When they tell you never buy anything over the internet - believe it. Go and see exactly what you are getting - and do not believe anyone about what a puppy weighs unless you weigh it for yourself. I obviously cannot post anything negative on Natalie's blog or on Youtube, because she can delete it. So here's hoping that anyone thinking of purchasing a puppy from Natalie, that they think about it very very carefully. If I had seen any negative post on Natalie when I was looking for a puppy, I surely would have looked elsewhere - better safe than sorry. I am surely sorry now - and want to spare anyone else this horrible experience.