Richard and I, Carrie have been and still remain Breeders of Champion Miniature Horses for the past thirty-six years. We acquired our first miniature horse in 1981. We perfected our pedigree of horses to produce exceptional sought-after horses that have consistently produced National and World Champion performers in the U.S.A and Europe.
Oh My Gosh” “Goshie”
is now residing in France
Showing and breeding mares
R Bar C's Classic Yorkies
Our horses many that are triple registered have won 100’s of National titles as well as Hall of Fame and Living Legend awards in most of the divisions that the three associations offer for competition. American Miniature Horse Association A.M.H.A., American Miniature Horse Registry A.M.R. and American Shetland Pony Club A.S.P.C.
We have lived on a ranch located in Magnolia, Texas for the past thirty-eight years working with the animals we love so very much. In earlier years we raised trained and showed Quarter horses in English and Western divisions along with our minis.
Our introduction to Yorkshire Terriers was in 1984.
Our local veterinarian had an older Yorkie desperately needing a home. We brought him home and fell in love with him and the breed. We purchased our first male and female Yorkshire Terrier in 2003 and had our first exquisite litter born in 2004.
We also have a grooming and boarding salon on the property that has kept us busy for the past 25 years. We thank you for visiting our site and we are available for information about our Yorkie Puppies or Miniature Horses at all times.
TIPS TO CONSIDER BEFORE ADOPTING A PUPPY
Since its inception in 1984, R Bar C’s Classic Yorkies has worked tirelessly to develop a breeding program governed by such a strict set of rules and regulations it protects its dams and their offspring from the abuses so often found in high-production operations commonly referred to as “puppy farms”.
Our program puts the treatment and development of our animals first and foremost, above all other aspects of the business, especially sales. Over the years, we have continued to review and fine-tune every aspect of our breeding program to ensure that the babies produced from these breedings are the healthiest, happiest, most physically correct offspring possible.
When we breed our Yorkies, it’s a complicated process, not a single event: a process isn’t complete until all the babies have been weaned, vaccinated, socialized, and sent home with compatible, loving owners.
Unfortunately, this process is not the same among all breeders, especially large breeding facilities, or ‘puppy mills’, which value sales over stability in their animals. In some cases, their desire to provide the public with animals that meet the demand for specific colors or sizes, like teacup miniatures, can influence entire breeds negatively, resulting in both physical and behavioral changes.
I refer to this as ‘irresponsible breeding’. The resulting changes may be very subtle or, in some breeds, especially brachycephalic (short-nosed breeds like Pugs, Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, etc.) more severe: the progression of these changes can advance to the point that they can hardly breathe.
In some cases, the DNA is altered permanently, allowing these defects to be passed on to all future offspring. At R Bar C’s Classic Yorkies, we have dedicated ourselves to responsible breeding practices, thereby protecting our animals from what we consider a form of abuse. Our breeding program also ensures and preserves the purity of their bloodlines and prevents any such changes from occurring in future generations.
Unfortunately, I rarely see an article written and published for the sole purpose of warning the public about the negative effects of indiscriminate or irresponsible breeding practices, so for information purposes, I have compiled a list of traits of responsible, ethical breeders seen below, which can be used to help future owners identify breeders whose bloodlines may have been altered as a result of their breeding practices. Remember, while irresponsible breeding programs are more common among large facilities producing excessive numbers of litters annually, these destructive practices can be just as common among individual, unqualified breeders on a much smaller scale. I trust this information will be helpful.