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 take up residence on your lap whenever it is 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 won’t have any difficulty adjusting to family life. They are also great dogs to have with cats.
If you have made the decision that you want a Yorkie, there are several things that you can do to ensure that you get the best possible puppy.
Be certain that you clearly know what you want before you begin looking for a breeder. There are numerous things you need to be sure of like if you want a female or male puppy. Would you prefer a dominant or a quiet puppy? Your resources and lifestyle will significantly affect your choices.
If you want a Yorkie puppy, it’s advisable to steer clear of pet shop puppies. They are mostly bred in poor conditions and haven’t had sufficient interaction with their siblings. You could end up with a sickly and poorly socialized Yorkie.
Choosing a Yorkie breeder is important even if you don’t plan to show the puppy. A problem you could get is the puppy being inbred. The other issues like a half-bred puppy or a badly bred one can give you family heartache. So, research is one of the most important methods of ensuring that you are committing to the best breeder.
Does the breeder provide vaccinations, a health certificate and other paperwork such as the registration documents? The health certificate in the most vital 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 a health guarantee just in case something happens a year later. Buying from the newspaper does not provide you such a guarantee. 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, even a year is not long enough for some genetic kind defects. Where possible, find someone who offers a guarantee that is longer than a year.
Yorkies are one of the cutest dogs on the planet. Have fun with your pet and ensure you spend plenty of time bonding with your Yorkies and you will be assured of enjoying many healthy years together.