What You Need To Know When Looking At Yorkie Puppies For Sale

Healthy Yorkie puppies for sale will all have certain characteristics that make them good selections for your new puppy. A Yorkie puppy that appears ill or is not behaving in the same manner as the other Yorkie puppies in the litter may be ill, have temperament issues that may make them more difficult to train.

Since toy breeds such as the Yorkie are more prone to many different health conditions as they age, selecting and screening for the healthiest of the Yorkie puppies for sale is critical. This is particularly important with teacup Yorkies, but is also relevant to a standard sized Yorkie puppy.

A Yorkie breeder that is concerned about the future of the breed will never knowingly sell an unhealthy Yorkie puppy or one that has a genetic condition that will affect the puppies health now or later in life. Since most reputable breeders will always test the dam and sire, there is usually little chance of genetic conditions occurring later on in the puppies life, however the Yorkie breeder will also offer a health guarantee that will cover may of these potential conditions.

The following are typical signs of Yorkie puppies for sale that are healthy and reading to head out to a new home:

The Yorkie puppies for sale should be active and mobile, especially if they are slightly older at the 10 or more week mark. Even the eight week old Yorkie puppies will be actively playing and exploring their area, unless you are seeing them right after being exercised or feeding.

A Yorkie puppy at 8 weeks or more should be well coordinated when walking over a flat, level surface but may still have trouble on uneven ground or over new types of surfaces. The puppy should not appear to be uncoordinated or unaware of what is going on the environment, this can be a sign of a neurological problem or even a sign of a vision or hearing problem.

Yorkie puppies for sale that appear to be pot bellied or have hugely or moderately distended stomachs are often puppies that have worms. While worms can be treated, this is often more of a reflection on poor care of the mother and the puppies from a young age. These puppies are at greater risk for having other health problems since their developing systems have been stressed in trying to deal with the parasite infestation.

The Yorkie puppies for sale should be calm and not overly excited or appear nervous or scared. Depending on the age of the Yorkie puppy he or she may be more timid and shy, however they should not appear frightened or extremely anxious with human contact and interaction.

Yorkie puppies are naturally very curious and will be interested in seeing what is going on around them. Puppies that hide or become aggressive when in human contact are often more challenging to train and may not be suitable for first time Yorkie owners. The Yorkie breeder will usually explain about puppy temperaments and the growth stage the puppies are in to help new owners understand the temperament of the puppy they are selecting.

The Yorkie puppies for sale should have healthy looking coats, clear eyes, and no discharge or cough. Occasionally the Yorkie puppies may have a slight tearing around the eyes, especially if they are outside or in dusty or windy areas, however tearing stains around the eyes are usually signs of serious eye problems including infections and genetic problems. Always ask to see both the male and female, or at least the female, and see if there are any signs of tear stains around her eyes.

The ears of a Yorkie puppy should be clean and wax free and should not have any bad odor or waxy build-up. It is not uncommon for Yorkie puppies for sale from backyard breeders and pet stores to have serious ear mite infestations, so be sure to check for any signs in the ears. Waxy build-up, constant scratching or a moist, yeasty smell in the ear is often seen with an ear mite problem or with an ear infection. Both can be treated, but the breeder should treat the Yorkie puppies and ensure the condition has been eliminated before you decide to bring the puppy home.

Taking the time to do research on the Yorkie puppies for sale and the Yorkie breeder you are considering is critical in finding just the right puppy. Even if you are never planning on showing or breeding your Yorkie puppy choosing the healthiest possible puppy will go a long way to ensuring a long lived puppy and dog that has few health problems.



Source by Sharda Baker

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