The Yorkie, nickname for the Yorkshire Terrier is a pleasure to live with. Content to being stroked and petted, your Yorkshire Terrier will always be glad to take up residence on your lap whenever it is possible.
These dogs require minimal space and are ideal if you reside in small space such as an apartment. Yorkshire Terriers also tend to get along well with small children. They may be possessive too and you must exercise caution when introducing your Yorkie to your child. Well trained Yorkies won’t have problems adjusting to family life. They are also great dogs to have with cats.
If you have decided that you want a Yorkie, you should consider doing several things to ensure that you get the best puppy.
Ensure that you have a clear idea of what you want before you begin searching for a breeder. There are numerous things you need to be sure of like if you want a female or male puppy. Would you like a dominant or a quiet puppy? Your resources and your lifestyle will play a big role in your decisions.
If you want a Yorkie puppy, you should stay away from pet shop puppies. The puppies there tend to be bred in poor conditions and didn’t have enough interaction with their siblings. You could end up with a sickly and poorly socialized Yorkie.
Selecting a Yorkie breeder is vital even if you don’t intend to show the puppy. A problem you could get is the puppy being inbred. The pet issues that come with an half-bred puppy or a badly bred one can give you family lots of heartache. So, do your research in order to ensure that you find the best breeder.
Does the breeder give vaccinations, a health certificate and any other paperwork? The health certificate in the most vital paperwork since it is only issued by a licensed veterinarian. To get the certificate, the vet has to examine the puppy and if has serious problems, the certificate will not be issued. Be ready to pay more for the health certificate since most breeders charge extra for it.
Another thing you need to consider is a health guarantee. You need it in case something happens a year down the line. Purchasing from the newspaper does not provide you this. Mostly, they only give you 48 hours and that is all. The standard guarantee you find online is a replacement guarantee of up to one year. However, one year may not be long enough for some genetic defects. If at all possible, look for somebody that provides a longer guarantee.
Yorkies are one of the cutest dogs on earth. Spend plenty of time bonding and enjoy many healthy years Yorkie.