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. It is possible that the puppy is ill or have temperament issues which will make it difficult for your to train it.
Yorkies are known to have many health issues as they grow older and this is the reason for buying the healthiest Yorkie puppy that you can find.
A Yorkie breeder will never sell an unhealthy Yorkie puppy or a puppy with a genetic condition affecting its health. Most reputable breeders will always test the dam and sire so that you are assured that the puppies are really healthy. These breeders also usually offer a health guarantee that will cover many potential conditions.
Use the information below when purchasing your new Yorkie puppy for signs of good health.
If the Yorkie puppy is healthy, then it will surely be very active and mobile. The will love to play and explore different areas.
At 8 weeks or more, a Yorkie puppy is well coordinated when walking on a flat, level surface. On uneven ground or new types of surfaces they may experience some problems walking. A sign of poor health is when the puppy is uncoordinated or unaware of what is going on around. It can be a sign of vision or hearing problem.
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.
Healthy puppies are usually calm and not overly excited or nervous or scared. A yorkie puppy may be timid and shy, depending on the age but it should not appear frightened or anxious with human contact and interaction.
A health puppy is a curious one and will try to find out more in their surroundings. 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. Understanding puppy temperament and their growth stages is very important and this is what reputable breeders explain t their customers.
Choose a puppy with a healthy coat. They also have clear eyes and no discharge or cough. A healthy puppy has clean ears with no bad odor or waxy buildup.
For more information on Yorkie puppies, just visit the website and facebook page of Tracy’s Yorkies where you can find cute small Yorkie puppies for sale.