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    Default Yorkies in Australia

    I've been browsing this breed, and I've discovered there is very few breeders in Australia. I've found parti yorkies, golden parti yorkies, and biewer yorkies. In America this breed appears to be a dime a dozen.

    Any thoughts as to why Australia isn't as enthusiastic?

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    Some breeds are more popular in some countries - and puppy farms are rampant in the US - yorkies are a great breed for that sort of stuff

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    Why are yorkies a great breed for puppy farms? Is it because they are small ad they can advertise teacups etc?

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    yep - small breeds!

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    I never got the obsession with small breeds. Even people who don't want to carry their dog around with them think the smaller the better.

    Australia's more of an outdoorsy dog country than a handbag dog one I think.

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    I guess because small is 'cute' and there's no danger or fear. Even though most great danes are big kittens they're still 'scary' because they're so big.

    I remember in Switzerland people would take their dogs almost anywhere, it wasn't rare to see someone sitting in a cafe with their little fluffy dog next to them. Small dogs seemed very popular there, I don't think I saw any medium or bigger dogs. It makes sense I suppose as most people lived in apartments and didn't have yards.

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    As our cities grow and grow smaller breeds will become more popular. That is why some breeders are breeding smaller and smaller versions of medium and large breeds.

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    Hmm...Aren't a lot of larger breeds apartment friendly?

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    Any breed is, given the right amount of exercise. What is the difference between keeping a kelpie chained all day when it isn't working and keeping it in an apartment when you aren't exercising it?

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    I would like to think keeping a Kelpie in an apartment is less cruel than chained up

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