How to choose a Yorkshire Terrier puppy - expert advice
A dog, even a small one, is not a toy, which, having been spoiled, can be put into a box. The main advice for those who decide to have a puppy is to think again. Once again.
Ask yourself important questions and get sincere answers to them.
When choosing a puppy of the Yorkshire Terrier, the same rules apply as when choosing any other breed. You can read about them on our website in the section "Life with a pet." However, there are points to consider when choosing a Yorkshire terrier.
Remember that a dog, even such a small one, is not a toy that, having been spoiled, can be put into a box. York is a real terrier in whose small body the lion heart beats.
Yorkshire Terrier can be not only a sofa dog. If you are a lover of an active lifestyle, the representative of the breed is quite capable of keeping you company on a long trip. Just then it’s worth choosing a bigger puppy. It will cost less, but bring no less joy.
It is best to buy a Yorkshire Terrier puppy in a proven kennel with a good reputation. Great if you have the opportunity to compare several litters.
Learn the standard of the Yorkshire Terrier, photographs, visit exhibitions. This way you can understand if the parents meet the breed standard.
Carefully inspect the puppies. Remember that by 2 months the ears of the Yorks do not always stand up. But there should be no baldness or crust along the edge of the ear.
Redness or peeling of the skin, dandruff - a serious reason to beware.
Limping or stiff movements may indicate possible joint problems.
If you lower the baby on the floor and move away, and he runs after you - this is an active, balanced doggie. But if at the same time he tries to bite his legs - there is a chance that he will remain a “bite” forever.
If the puppy is following you uncertainly - he is shy. And running away from all legs, tail tightened, most likely, will grow a coward.
You can also turn the puppy on its back and hold for half a minute. A person prone to resistance will begin to break out and bite, a balanced one will resist, but will calm down soon, the shy person will immediately go down, and the coward will cringe tightly.
However, education is no less important than heredity. If the baby grows up in a house where there are many movements, sounds, people, there is the opportunity to communicate with other animals, he will become smart and contact.
A companion dog should be affectionate and friendly. The puppy of the Yorkshire Terrier who does not stretch his tail at the sight of you, willingly accepts affection, does not resist if picked up, but, on the contrary, tries to lick the owner, can be called ideal.