Buying a Healthy Yorkie Puppies
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. If you are buying a Yorkie puppy, don’t choose one that looks ill or 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.
A Yorkie breeder will never sell an unhealthy Yorkie puppy or a puppy with a genetic condition affecting its 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.
Below are the signs of a healthy Yorkie puppy.
Activity and mobility are signs of a healthy Yorkie puppy. Playing and exploring are their main activities.
It will have good walking coordination on flat level surfaces at 2 months old. 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 possible cause of this condition is vision or hearing problems.
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. 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. 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 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.
The coat of the Yorkie puppy should look healthy. Choose a puppy with clear eyes and has no discharges or cough. Yorkie puppies’ ears should be clean and wax free and should not have any bad odor or waxy buildup .