Pick of the Litter

Forget puggles and Labradoodles: These top-of-the-bloodline Yorkies—their family tree features only the most cherub-faced and short-muzzled of their kind—can outshine such science-experiment breeds faster than you can say “shi-poo.” Raised like royalty, the pups dine on a special menu of chicken, hamburger, and lamb chops, and wash it down with an imported juice blend. They’re socialized and trained before being sold, making them less likely to bark at the mailman or yip at the Neiman’s salesclerk. Patriots players, socialites, and Back Bay elites are snatching these puppies up. Fork over a few thousand bucks and pass a lengthy interview, and you, too, can take one home—in a Gucci doggy carrier, of course.