How to Find the Healthiest Yorkies
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. Don’t buy a Yorkie puppy that looks ill or that is behaving differently from the rest of the litter. You can have difficulty training a puppy with temperament issues or maybe the puppy is having some kind of illness.
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. 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.
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. 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.
A Yorkie puppy is having problems with worms if it has a pot belly or a hugely distended stomach. This condition, though, can be treated but it is a sign of poor care of the mother and the puppies from a young age. 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. Puppy breeders usually help new owners understand puppy temperaments and the growth stage of the puppies.
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.