The Yorkie, nickname for the Yorkshire Terrier is fun to live with. Content to being stroked and petted, your Yorkshire Terrier will always be glad to sit on your lap whenever possible.
This dog doesn’t need much space and are perfect for a small space like an apartment. Yorkshire Terriers do get along well with small kids. They can be possessive and so you should be cautious when introducing your Yorkie to your child. Well trained Yorkies have no issues adjusting to family life. Moreover, they can live well with your cats.
If you have decided that you want a Yorkie, you should consider doing several things to ensure that you get the best puppy.
Be sure that you clearly understand what you want before you start looking for a breeder. There are some things you need to be sure of like if you want a male or female puppy. Do you want a dominant or a quiet puppy? Your resources as well as your lifestyle will play a major role in your choices.
Avoid pet shops If you are looking for a Yorkie puppy. The puppies there tend to be bred in poor conditions and didn’t have enough interaction with their siblings. You may wind up getting a sickly and poorly socialized Yorkie.
Picking a Yorkie breeder that is crucial even when you don’t intend to show the puppy. One of the problems you could encounter is the puppy being inbred. The pet issues associated with an half-bred puppy or a badly bred puppy can give you family lots of heartache. So, research is one of the most important methods of ensuring that you are committing to 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 it, the vet has to examine the puppy and if something is seriously wrong with it, the certificate will not be issued. Be ready to pay more for the health certificate since most breeders charge extra for it.
Something else you need to consider is a health guarantee. You need it in case something goes wrong a year after getting your puppy. Buying from the newspaper does not offer that. In most cases, they only give you 2 days only. The standard guarantee you find online is a replacement guarantee of up to one year. However, even a year is not long enough for some genetic kind 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.