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Choosing a Yorkie Puppy or a Veteran Yorkie as Your Pet

    Breed 101, Yorkie Adoption and Foster Care    February 26, 2016

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When choosing a Yorkie puppy as your pet, you need to pay attention to specific characteristics. First of all you need to pay attention to the health of puppies and if you see that some of them behave in a different way, you need to exclude them from your choice as if a puppy is a bit ill, it will be rather hard to train. Besides, these toy breeds are prone to health issues and it is rather important to choose the healthiest one.

But, when you choose a Yorkie puppy, you need to consider the fact that some of the genetic diseases may appear within several months and you will need to deal with them and provide the best possible attention and support to your new family memeber. That is why any dog owner needs to use the services of reputable and honorable breeders but there is always a risk that some of the conditions may appear. Nevertheless, there are certain sings you need to take into account when choosing a puppy. You can also consider adopting a Yorkie in need. There are many puppies and grown adult dogs, that are rescued from puppy mills.


  • Puppies should be active and mobile.
  • It is better to choose a puppy when the age is about 10 or more weeks.
  • You need to pay attention to the behavior of the puppies as they should not be aggressive or shy when it comes to human interaction.

Bonbon Yorkie at Chruch

You need to pay attention to coordination of puppies and any puppy needs to feel the surroundings. If any puppy is uncoordinated, that may mean some neurological conditions that may turn into serious diseases after some months. Besides, the risk of vision problems is possible and you need to consider the fact as well. The health of puppies may be sensitive to different infection and worms are not a rare case.

The presence of worms is a sign of poor care and the risk of other health issues is rather high as their growing system has already been stressed by infection.

If you see anything strange or out of place, let know the owner so that he can provide the medical attention the Yorkie puppy needs.


Veteran Yorkies

On the other side of the spectrum are the older veteran Yorkies. Usually they have been abandoned or rescued after being abused and mistreated usually because they are older, often sick or need special care an attention.

These loyal creatures may have special needs like medication, special diets or even dog wheelchairs but after having a hard life and being abandoned, what they need the most if love and care. They will be loyal for their lifetime and eternally grateful.

Please consider rescuing a veteran Yorkie before buying a new dog. You will definitely change that Yorkie’s life but believe that it will also change your life for good.

Visit them and check out the beautiful Yorkies that need support and a new loving family

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One Response to “Choosing a Yorkie Puppy or a Veteran Yorkie as Your Pet”

  1. Thanks for mentioning that you should choose a Yorki puppy that is not super aggresive when you meet it. That way, you can have a good idea of what its temperament will be like for the rest of its life. My wife and I really want to buy a Yorki puppy for our kids. I will make sure I pay attention to how it behaves when we see it for the first time.

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