I lived in New Jersey. Does anyone know or can recommend a good breeder? Please advise! Ty Hope to hear from anyone
According to all the people that uses the “micro” it means it can be 3 lbs or the smallest runt of the litter or sometimes they called it tea cups size.Micro Pomeranian? Seriously? The American Kennel Club standard for a Pom is 6-7 inches tall and 3-7 pounds. How much smaller can you think a living dog should be? Gerbil size? White mouse size?
Definitely start with the breed clubs:
Yorkshire Terrier Dog Breeders- Yorkie Puppies
They either have lists of breeders, or someone you can contact for recommendations. Breeders connected to the official AKC breed clubs are more likely to have dogs that adhere to breed standards (as in, smaller size) without sacrificing health or temperament, but still do your research and make sure the parents are health tested and the puppies are raised in a home environment.
Unfortunately, breeders who advertise 'teacup', 'micro', or 'mini' dogs are usually more concerned with selling as many puppies as possible for as much as possible than producing healthy, happy, confident pups. They may do sketchy things like breed runts to runts regardless of health issues, or advertise puppies as older than they really are so people think they're smaller. A responsible show breeder will still have small dogs (3-7lbs for poms, yorkies no more than 7lbs), but also have taken care to breed healthy dogs with confident, stable temperaments that will make them great pets. And often they're no more pricey than the flashy money-making operations pumping out dogs with trendy marketing terms like 'micro'. Sometimes even cheaper.