Merlin Ester Yoder

Merlin Ester Yoder

Breeder Reviews

Nicole C
Five Stars

I went online to search for local shih tzu puppies. I found a litter on and contacted Chris via text to find out more information and set up a time to see the litter. Chris contacted me right away and let me know that the puppy I picked out was available and that she was the contact point for the Amish family that was the breeder. I had other questions that Chris was able to answer and some that he got answers for right away. The plans were set to go see the puppies the day they were available which was Saturday the 7th. We arrived at Merlin and Ester Yoder's house around 11am. They were very friendly and knowledgeable. They let us see the litter and pick the puppy we wanted. After choosing they gave us some background information and offered a 1 year health guarantee, papers, some food, and all the vet and shot records. They were all very friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend them if you are serious about wanting a puppy of this breed. The pup is amazing too. She's a very good dog with a great temperament and very smart. This was all in all a great experience and we are very happy. Highly recommend Chris and the Yoder's as well as

-Nicole C

Ana C
Five Stars

We could not have had a better experience! From Moment we reached out to Chris (she’s the one that handle everything, cost, phone calls & text) and spoke to her regarding the puppy we were interested in, she was very helpful, responded quickly, and was very informative. Four days later we went to pickup our puppy and the family was so sweet, Ester explained all the paper work, answered all our questions and gave us a little bag of food to take home. We’ve name our new little boy Enzo and we couldn’t be any happier with the decision we made to get him through

-Ana C

Joe V
Five Stars

I can’t say enough nice things about our puppy purchasing experience with, Always fast answers to our questions and we found the perfect addition to our family. The visit to the breeder was a pleasant experience as well. Our puppy has been home with us for about 2 weeks now and doing great. Chris even followed up to see how she was doing…that was a first! I can’t recommend them enough and do so without hesitation.

-Joe V

Lindsey H
Five Stars

We purchased our puppy Moonpie (previously named Penny) through Chris who introduced us to the breeders and we were very impressed with the quality and care given to the puppies we saw. Everyone involved was kind and accommodating in the purchasing process and even checked in after the purchase to make sure we were totally satisfied with the puppy! We could not be happier with our precious pup and would gladly buy from/through them again.

-Lindsey H

Anthony P
Five Stars

"We purchased a puppy that we found on a week ago today. We could not be happier with how the process went. Chris was extremely helpful, patient, and reassuring. She answered every question I had the same day and relayed any messages between ourselves and the breeder promptly. She followed up with us after the purchase to make sure the puppy was doing well and adjusting to his new home."

And now on to the breeder.

"We drove 3 hours to see the Frenchton puppy and meet the breeders. I was pleasantly surprised to see a very clean and well kept home. I have purchased puppies (AKC certified, etc) in the past and they were in unkept trailer parks, bathtubs, all sorts of visually disparaging situations. This breeder was hands down, the cleanest, most organized, professional, and visually appealing property I've seen. The puppy was happy, unafraid, with no signs of neglect or abuse. It was raised around children and other animals. I can't say for sure because I didn't ask, but when we got him home he was already crate trained and rarely has accidents. I think since he was 16 weeks old they already did the hard work for us! He had all of his paperwork in order, with all of the vaccines/boosters that they had given the puppy. They microchipped the pup as well. All in all, it was an A+++ experience and would highly recommend them to anyone I know. Fantastic breeder, fantastic customer support people. Thank you again!

-Anthony P