Buying a Healthy Yorkie Puppies
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. 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. Most reputable breeders will always test the dam and sire so that you are assured that the puppies are really healthy. What is great about purchasing from a reputable breeder is that they offer you a health guarantee covering 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. Playing and exploring are their main activities.
When a Yorkie reaches 8 weeks, it will be able to walk with good coordination on a flat, level surface. On uneven ground or new types of surfaces they may experience some problems walking. If a puppy remains uncoordinated or unaware of what is going on around at this age, you can suspect that the puppy has poor health. The puppy may be having vision of hearing problems.
Yorkie puppies with pot bellies or hugely distended stomachs have worms. This condition, though, can be treated but it is a sign of poor care of the mother and the puppies from a young age. 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. 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. It is not suitable for first time yorkie owners to get puppies that hide or become aggressive when in human contact because training them might become a challenge to you. If you find a reputable breeder, he will be able to make you understand the temperament of your puppy and their growth stage.
Choose a puppy with 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.