Buying a Healthy 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.
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. If you buy from a reputable breeder, they will offer you 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.
Healthy Yorkie puppies are active and mobile. They actively play and explore.
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. 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.
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. Because of the presence of parasites, these puppies will have problems with health issues in the future because their developing systems are being stressed now.
Choose a puppy that is calm and not overly excited or nervous. 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. 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. They also have clear eyes and no discharge or cough. Yorkie puppies’ ears should be clean and wax free and should not have any 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.