Dogs Tips for The Average Joe
How to Find the Healthiest Yorkies
If you are going to buy a Yorkie puppy makes sure that you will find all the characteristics that make them a good selection for your new puppy. If you are buying a Yorkie puppy, don’t choose one that looks ill or behaving differently from the rest of the litter. You can have difficulty training a puppy with temperament issues or maybe the puppy is having some kind of illness.
Choose a Yorkie puppy that shows signs of good health since these toy breed usually have many health issues as they grow older.
If you find a reputable Yorkie breeder, you are assured that they don’t sell unhealthy puppies or puppies with genetic conditions affecting their health. Reputable breeders are able to have healthy puppies since they always test the dam and sire for health issues before breeding. If you buy from a reputable breeder, they will offer you a health guarantee that will cover many potential conditions.
Below are the signs of a healthy Yorkie puppy.
If the Yorkie puppy is healthy, then it will surely be very active and mobile. Playing and exploring are their main activities.
At 8 weeks or more, a Yorkie puppy is well coordinated when walking on a flat, level surface. If they walk on uneven ground or new surfaces, they are not as coordinated. An uncoordinated puppy or one who is unaware of what is going on is showing signs of poor health. The puppy may be having vision of hearing problems.
Yorkie puppies with pot bellies or hugely distended stomachs have worms. Although this condition can be treated, it is just a sign that the breeder has not really taken care of them properly. With the presence of parasites their developing systems become stressed and will affect their future health.
Choose a puppy that is calm and not overly excited or nervous. Although some Yorkie puppies are timid and shy, they should not be afraid or anxious of human contact and interaction.
Curiosity marks a healthy puppy and will be interested in what is going on around them. If would be difficult for first time owners to train puppies that hide or those that become aggressive with humans. If you find a reputable breeder, he will be able to make you understand the temperament of your puppy and their growth stage.
A Yorkie puppy should have a healthy coat. Check the eyes of the puppy if it is clear, and the puppy has no discharges or cough. A healthy puppy has clean ears with no bad odor or waxy buildup.