Guide to Buying Yorkie Puppies
When choosing a Yorkie puppy choose one that has all the characteristics that make them the best puppy that you can take home. Don’t buy a Yorkie puppy that looks ill or that is behaving differently from the rest of the litter. This types of puppies may really be ill or have issues with their temperament which can make training difficult for you.
It is very important to choose the healthiest Yorkies you can find because this toy breeds are prone to many health issues as they grow older.
It is best to go to a reputable Yorkie breeder because these breeders don’t sell unhealthy Yorkies or those that have genetic problems affecting their healthy. Reputable breeders are able to have healthy puppies since they always test the dam and sire for health issues before breeding. These breeders also usually offer a health guarantee that will cover many potential conditions.
Here are some signs that the Yorkie puppy is healthy and ready to be taken to a new home.
Activity and mobility are signs of a healthy Yorkie puppy. The will love to play and explore different areas.
When a Yorkie reaches 8 weeks, it will be able to walk with good coordination on a flat, level surface. If they walk on uneven ground or new surfaces, they are not as coordinated. A sign of poor health is when the puppy is uncoordinated or unaware of what is going on around. The puppy may be having vision of hearing problems.
A Yorkie puppy is having problems with worms if it has a pot belly or a hugely distended stomach. Although this condition can be treated, it is just a sign that the breeder has not really taken care of them properly. With this, they will have greater risk for having other health problems because of the stress in their developing systems due to the presence of parasites.
Yorkie puppies should not be overly excited or nervous or scared, but should be calm. Don’t choose a puppy that is afraid of human contact and interaction although it may be fine to get a timid or shy one.
These puppies are naturally curious and will be interested in what is going on around them. If you are a first time Yorkie owner, don’t choose puppies that hide or become aggressive when in human contact become training them would be difficult. Puppy breeders usually help new owners understand puppy temperaments and the growth stage of the puppies.
The coat of the Yorkie puppy should look healthy. Check the eyes of the puppy if it is clear, and the puppy has no discharges or cough. Check their ears that it is clean, was free, and has no bad odor.