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How to Find the Healthiest Yorkies
You should take much care in looking for the best Yorkie puppy you can find, and make sure they possess the characteristics of a good and healthy one. 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.
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 make sure that the dam and sire are healthy before breeding so that they assured of having healthy puppies. 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.
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. An uncoordinated puppy or one who is unaware of what is going on is showing signs of poor health. It can be a sign of vision or hearing problem.
Yorkie puppies with pot bellies or hugely distended stomachs have worms. With this puppy condition, you can tell that their breeder did not take good care of them. 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.
Yorkie puppies should not be overly excited or nervous or scared, but should be calm. 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.