What others say about us...
Finding the right breeder can be challenging, but I promise you your search stops here! Working with Susan has been (and continues to be) such a joy. The moment I first called her I felt like we were long long friends just catching up! We stayed on the phone for quite awhile, asking each other questions, getting to know each other, etc. You can tell she truly cares about her puppies, because she really takes the time to get to know you, as well as answer all your questions, and educate you on not just her puppies, but the whole breeding process. From the beginning Susan kept me involved every step of the way. She let me know when the puppies in the litter she picked for us were born, as well as sending me pics and videos every so often. We didn’t have a preference over a particular sex, but based off our application Susan picked the right little man for us! We got to visit him around 8 weeks, and then around 12 weeks we finally got to take him home. I got a chuckle at his first vet visit because our doctor kept saying he was too “pretty” to be a boy, haha. Every time we go to the vet he’s always complimenting how well he was bread and how perfect he is! Roughly 6 months later, Susan still continues to be an amazing support system and is always available to answer any questions or concerns we have no matter the time of day! We couldn’t imagine our lives without our little fur baby, and we can’t wait to hopefully give him another “Lets Talk Yorkie” fur sister or brother in the future! =) Thanks Susan for being the best of the best!
Jamie M. – Stanhope, NJ
I visited a few different breeders before I met Susan. Immediately after contacting Let’s Talk Yorkie, I had to answer questions about how the puppy would be cared for, my living situation, etc. I loved how diligent, responsive and kind Susan was. She sure loves and cares about these puppies and makes certain they will go to good homes. In return, I get to spend everyday with Brutus – the single best thing that has ever happened to me. He is healthy, happy and so loving. I had many questions immediately after getting him, and to this day (3 years later) Susan is checking in and willing to answer questions. I can’t imagine getting a puppy anywhere else!
Jo S. – NYC, NY
We could not have had a better experience selecting a new puppy than with Susan at Let’s Talk Yorkie! Our little Pippa is the love of our lives! She is honestly SUCH a good girl, and was that way from Day 1. She is always happy, loves to fetch her tennis balls, go for walks around the neighborhood and is a feisty little nugget! She has the best personality, she is super smart and has the most expressive eyes! Everywhere we go with her people can’t believe how cute she is. From the very beginning Susan was extremely easy to contact if we had any questions at all and made the whole experience of bringing home a new puppy so wonderful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone wanting a Yorkie puppy!
Val and Alex S. – Longmeadow, MA
I have nothing but great things to say about Lets Talk Yorkie. My Mia is such a happy and healthy pretty little girl. When I went to meet my Mia she was in such a great environment all the dogs were so well behaved. I got to meet Mia’s parents and see her interact with them. Susan hertz really cares about her dogs and is a great Breeder.
Thank you for my Mia!
Tara B. – Sea Cliff, NY
Susan we loved meeting you, our experience with you from the first day to the day we took our baby girl home was smooth as silk. When I was filling out the form I was surprised with the amount of question being asked! But it all made sense! You paired us with our Nala and she fits right in with our family and of course Simba our Morkie who is one year older than her , and he totally loves her . We recommend you to our friends and family and personally we could never get a puppy from any one but you! Thank you!
Vicky S. – Fresh Meadows, NY
It all started with one of Susan’s perfect fur babies, Miley. In my eyes Miley was THE MOST PERFECT little pup. Then she had to tell me that Miley”s mom was having another litter, hence came Benji. It wasn’t long after that, when I was told me that Momma Teddi was due to have her last litter. It took a lot of convincing my husband, but I finally won. Then came little Sami. After all of that convincing she turned out to be a Daddy’s girl and won’t leave my husband’s side. My 3 fur babies are the most perfect trio.
Susan not only sold me the dogs, but she is a constant source of information whenever I have a yorkie concern. I would never think of buying a dog other then a puppy from LET’S TALK YORKIE.
Michelle S. – Merrick, NY
I am blessed with 2 LTY pups. Susan is an amazing breeder and I trust her more than I trust my Vet. She is not only a phenomenal Yorkie breeder but she is also very knowledgeable about Yorkies. Susan helped me from the beginning by choosing the perfect pups for me and is always there for me when I have questions. I not only have 2 beautiful pups who I treasure but I also have a friend for life. I will never ever get a Yorkie from anyone but Susan. I highly recommend her. BTW I traveled from north west PA to Long Island NY which is a 8 hour drive and will do it again in a heart beat for another LTY pup!
Gretchen W. – Uniontown, PA
As a fellow Yorkshire terrier Breeder there are very few people I would buy a Yorkie from or entrust with one of my Yorkies, however Susan is top notch and I would not hesitate to buy a dog from her or sell a dog to her. I have been to her home and I know how well taken care of and loved they are. Susan is extremely picky about where she places her Yorkies I wish more breeders had her breeding ethics.
Holly Noble’s Yorkies – Ellicott City, MD
We got our first Yorkie from a breeder online and while we loved him to death,he was not the one we picked out. Due to a tragic accident we lost him at 4 years old. I was absolutely heartbroken. Within a week my husband realized I needed another dog. I was sure that no one would think that I was a suitable fur parent because we had lost him so recently. My daughter called Susan and I ended up talking to her for over an hour. Yes, she asked A LOT of questions but these were her babies! The puppies were not going to be ready for about 4 weeks but she kept me informed the entire time. She was very concerned about picking the right baby for us and our lifestyle. Finally, we went to pick him up and I can’t tell you how impressed I was with his environment. I was able to meet his parents plus several of her babies. It was wonderful to see how he interacted with the others. When we got him home I realized how different this experience was from the last one. He was very confident and not afraid of anything. His personality I’m sure is due to the love and attention he received as a baby. We have now had him for just over a month and couldn’t be happier. Susan is always available for questions. The only problem is I want another!
UPDATE … Janice got her wish! She and her family welcomed their second LTY puppy into the family in October 2018.
Back in 2015, I lost my Amaretto and was devastated. I found you on AKC studied your website and completed the required application. In October, I picked up my little girl, met her parents and today Gia is a perfect Yorkshire Terrier (her vet says she is the prettiest and truest she has ever seen).
Thank you for my Gia, and thank you for being the BEST of THE BEST – your puppies are platinum. You are a true professional and I am certainly lucky you have one of your puppies.
Thank you and Happy Holidays
Denise B. – Elmhurst, NY
My experience with Let’s Talk Yorkie was as close to perfect as possible. The process, and Susan Hertz in particular, was professional, informational, thorough and, above all, demonstrated a dedication for placing the puppy in a safe, loving home. Susan Hertz is extremely knowledgeable about the Yorkshire Terrier breed and breeding history. She is more than happy to discuss any aspect of the breed, her lines and, of course, the puppies.
Meticulous is the key impression I came away with after my interaction/purchase was complete. From the initial contact, there is screening of the client (me). I was questioned about my history with dogs and which veterinarian I used. I did not mind this at all, it gave me the impression that I was dealing with a professional who truly cared about the future for the puppies she so carefully and lovingly raises. The wait for a pup can be longer than some are used to but Mrs. Hertz thoughtfully breeds her dogs with a frequency that has the health and well being of the parents in mind. All of this information is readily available of the Let’s Talk Yorkie website, so there are no surprises. In conclusion, all I can say is that getting one of LTY’s pups is worth the wait. My Ruby is a true gem and gives me unending joy.
If you want a healthy beautiful Yorkshire Terrier, Let’s Talk Yorkie is the absolute best place to go.
Joyce M. – East Meadow, NY
It’s been almost a year since we first got Oliver from Susan and it is hard to imagine our lives without him. He is an incredibly well-bread, healthy and affectionate dog.
Susan made becoming puppy parents a very positive and enjoyable experience for us. She involved us in every step of the way and did a great job helping us select the puppy that was right for us based on the personality of the puppy’s parents (which are her own pets) and the personality traits she observed from raising the litter. In addition, she went above and beyond by allowing us to visit her house frequently during Oliver’s first weeks. This allowed us to bond with Oliver at a very young age and helped ease the transition to his new home.
Even after taking Oliver home, Susan has always been available via phone or email for questions, concerns and advice literally around the clock. She is incredibly responsive and insightful, providing personal experience/know how over a range of issues: which dog food is best (she’s tried them all), which treats work best (ditch that raw hide – even if the vet gives it to you) and how to forgo the wee wee pads and use hospital pads for an indoor potty trained dog!
On a final note, as a NYC bound dog, Susan did a wonderful job socializing/preparing Oliver for the sounds and stresses of the city. From day one, she exposed the puppies to city sounds on TV / recordings. No puppy is put in a cage on its own like in a pet store. The puppies play together and are socialized with the other, older Yorkies.
I highly recommend Susan to any one considering welcoming a little Yorkie into their lives. She is an excellent breeder and a truly caring and amazing person.
Matt – NYC, NY
I wanted to thank you for my little cuddle muffin, Gizmo. I can not tell you how wonderful he is! He has helped me through my chemo treatments, when I came home feeling tired and all the other stuff he comes and kisses me and then snuggles right on my belly. He is the best thing that has happened to this family. He makes us laugh at his little antics and he is so smart and quick to learn. He has such a great personality, we had our first spa day and he was such a good boy (I stayed to watch what they were doing) I’m very protective of him LOL. All of my children (all adults) fell in love with him, everyone wants to keep him if we go away, I keep telling them he’s coming with me! Thank you for being there when I called frantically when he was not eating. I will send you some updated pictures of Gizmo. He is such a good little boy and we love him to pieces!
Dorine – Staten Island, NY
Thanks again for all of your advise, pretty sweet for a breeder to give a girl advise about a Yorkie she did not even get from that breeder … again thank you! And if I ever do get Snickers a friend I will be talking to you about that. I recommend you to every person who asks about getting a Yorkie themselves because you are extremely knowledgeable.
Laurie – Long Island, NY
As a child, my brother and I always begged for a dog but we were never allowed to get one since we were a family who was always on the go. As soon as I was done with college in 2008, I started “dog hunting”. I had my heart set on getting a Yorkie. Over the years, I visited many pet stores but refused to purchase a dog there due to all the horror stories, puppy mills, sick dogs, horrible environments, etc. I was really hoping to adopt a Yorkie but it just wasn’t working out for me. I wasn’t finding the “right” fit for me at any of the adoption agencies. Then someone gave me Susan’s phone number and told me how wonderful she is with both people and dogs! I looked her up on the Internet, reading through her website and then I immediately called her. After our first phone conversation, I felt that her and her breeding style would be perfect for me. She was very interested in my lifestyle and making sure I would give a good life to one of her puppies. I was thrilled to see how much she cared about her dogs and where they were going to end up and not just about the pay check.
A few weeks later I went to her home to meet her dogs and see the environment these puppies grow up in. I was so impressed by her and her home, where she breeds the dogs. These dogs are not “breeding dogs”- they are HER dogs, HER pets and she treats them like her children. She gave up 2 hours to sit with me, answering any questions I had, concerns I had, and allowed me to play with the pups. I immediately fell in love with one little baby, even though I was planning to purchase a puppy from a later litter. I became obsessed with this one little boy; I had to have him! I also loved the fact that I got to meet both of his parents and even see a picture of one of his grandma puppy over in Europe! You don’t get that with a pet store puppy! I went back to visit with “my” little puppy and with Susan a few times before he was old enough to come home with me. Being a puppy-virgin, Susan was extremely helpful in getting me set up and giving me all the information, knowledge and guidance I would need to becomea great Yorkie mommy. She answered the millions of questions I had and gave me so many great resources.
Once I took this little boy home with me, I fell even more in love with him! He is my world! Bait has the best personality and most playful temperament, not to mention he is the cutest thing I’ve ever laid eyes on! He is extremely friendly and loves both people and other dogs. Everyone that meets him falls in love with him! He is so sweet and loves to be held and cuddled! He gives so many kisses and learned many tricks within a short time period. He makes me smile and laugh all day! I could go on forever about him! Any time I have a question, I know I can call Susan and she will have the perfect answer for me. Now, I brag about Susan and give out her name and number whenever anyone inquires about getting a Yorkie! She is AMAZING!
Thank you Susan for allowing me to become a FURever home to Bait and part of your Lets Talk Yorkie family!
Marissa – Sayville, NY
Just writing to let you know how much love and joy Bentley has brought to our home and especially Valentina. A diagnosis of a deadly Pediatric Cancer for our 5 yr old has given us a lot of pain and sadness. Our Yorkie makes us laugh and smile when we need it most. Valentina loves to cuddle him when she is relaxing her tired body. His puppy personality is fantastic and he is simply stunning…an added bonus! Thank you for allowing us to become “Let’s Talk Yorkie” parents to our little guy 🙂 Keep up the good work!”
Cristina – Farmingdale, NY
“We cannot say enough about our dog, Hunter. He has an amazing temperament, the most loving personality, and has brought so much joy into out lives.. Susan was so helpful during our search for our puppy and has been there for us every step of the way, always available to give advice and support. We cannot thank her enough!!”
Samantha and Brian – Brooklyn, NY
“I just have to thank Susan for Hulk. I was very worried about finding a good breeder in NY but after talking to Susan, I could tell that she loved her puppies and treated each one like they were her own kids.
From day one Hulk was loved and taken care of before I picked him up and I believe it made his transition with me much easier. He is just so wonderful and yes, he is great with women 🙂 Susan, thank you again for everything!”
Josh K. – NYC, NY
“A few years ago I had the terrible misfortune of purchasing a Yorkie puppy with out doing my homework first; sadly Theodore passed away a few months after his 1st birthday from Liver Shunt Disease. It was a horrible ordeal, we did all we could to save his precious little life but in the end we had to let him go. Left broken hearted and distraught I knew it would be impossible to purchase another baby so we poured all our love into his play mate Charlie, who is a year younger then him. Two years passed by and our hearts slowly mended but there was this absence of watching two little Yorkies chasing one another and bringing nothing but pure joy to our life’s. Our little boy Charlie needed someone to play with since the cat only gave him but so much attention. As any Yorkie owner knows once a Yorkie lover always a Yorkie lover so I knew this time I had to do my homework and investigate deep into prospective breeders. One disappointment after another and I was about to give up. I decided I would pray on this and wait for an answer. Then it comes to me -go to the web-site that helped us through our grieving for Theodore. A website filled with Yorkie experts, owners, breeders and vets. I can’t tell you how many loving Yorkie lovers wrote us and shared stories of their own, complete strangers reaching out and sending us love and support through one of the hardest times in our lives. Sure enough they had a VERY short list of recommended breeders in our area and this is where we discovered Susan from Lets Talk Yorkie. I knew from our very first conversation that she cared more about finding a good home for her babies than making money. I put on my private investigator hat and went to work! This one was a winner, you know you’re on the right track when you’re on the telephone with a Breeder in Kansas and she highly recommends this breeder in NY. Now all I had to do was convince this woman to let me come out on New Years Eve and bring this precious baby home. Next I needed to convince my daughter to put her evening on hold to come with me on a 3 hour round trip. Susan understood I only had a few vacation days left and I wanted to be home with the new baby to help her adjust to our home and Charlie so she agreed. Trust me this was not easy, first she had to approve of us after asking me several dozen questions in those previous conversations we also needed to see if there was a love connection with the little baby. Don’t even think for a minute that all Yorkies are the same, because each has their own unique personality. Finally we arrive at Susan’s home and we are greeted with hand sanitizer and asked to remove our shoes to keep the germs out. A woman after my own heart both my daughter and I immediately chuckle. After a short conversation she brings out this precious baby girl who instantly flies into my daughters arms and it was love at first sight. Our hearts were once again filled and we knew Theodore was looking down on us and smiling. This little bundle of joy, Lexi short for Lexington has been a part of our family for two months now and not a week goes by that we don’t hear from Susan. I consider her a part of my family and know we made the right choice. Thank you Susan for all the love and integrity you put into bringing the sweetest baby Yorkies into this world.
Cheryl R. – Staten Island, NY
“I believe the single most important consideration when buying a dog from a breeder is to make sure that the breeder has integrity. Let me tell you my experience with Susan of “Let’s Talk Yorkie”.
I live halfway across the country from my seriously ill elderly mother. Her condition has rapidly progressed to the point that she is wheelchair bound and only has sensation and use of one arm. I visit very frequently and during my last visit she was reflecting on the happy memories of her Yorkie she had in her younger years and how she longed to hold one again. She is facing a very difficult surgery in a couple of weeks and I wanted so much help her to make every day count.
I searched for a pet therapy organization but could not find one that would visit a private home, much less have a Yorkie “on staff”. I searched the web and had an idea to call a breeder in the area to see if they perhaps knew of more pet therapy organizations. I was immediately drawn to the Let’s Talk Yorkie web site. The loving and personal descriptions of the dogs and the happy homes they went to indicated to me that a caring person was involved in the business of breeding these gorgeous dogs.
I e-mailed Susan, she almost immediately called me. She asked me some important questions about my Mom’s situation, realized I was running out of time and options and asked me how I would feel if she brought her sweet “Harley” to visit my Mom! This is a woman with integrity and a big heart. She not only brought Harley to sit in Mom’s lap but was kind enough to take pictures. My Mom called to tell me she has gotten THREE kisses from Harley and now, even days later, she said she could still feel the warmth and comfort of that little body and his “butterfly kisses”. Words cannot express how thankful I am to Susan – it really was the most tangible way to express my love for my Mom; after all, the first Yorkie in our house was my childhood wish fulfilled by my Mom !
Please consider the priceless quality of integrity when making the important choice of choosing a breeder. There just isn’t a better person than Susan to help you make your Yorkie wish come true.”
Leslie G. – Oklahoma