If you are thinking about yorkie puppies as potential pets, you should learn all you can about Yorkshire terriers. The more you know, the better your chances will be to find an intelligent, healthy and family friendly dog. One way to begin is by shopping in Yorkshire terrier magazine. Read everything you can to learn about the quirks and qualities of yorkie puppies. The magazine will cover every possible topic associated with the Yorkshire terrier.
Another department you will find in the Yorkshire magazine is the classified section. There you will find Yorkie puppies for sale. Those ads can help to find the perfect breeder in your area. From there you can shop websites as well. Once you have chosen a breeder and a puppy, your work will begin.
Ask yourself a few questions before you bring that cute little puppy home. Do you understand the requirements that will provide proper care for yorkie puppies? How long will the commitment last to that care and your puppy? Are you equipped to handle the task? If not, buy a stuffed yorkie and be happy with it.
If you do not have a good veterinarian, you need to find one to take care of your puppy. Yorkie puppies will require routine care from your vet. They will be your partner in watching your puppy grow into adulthood. Your veterinarian will also be able to help you decide on the right foods for your pup. They will be available to address any medical concerns you may have in the future and help you along the path.
Yorkie puppies do not stay idle for long. They are very active and you will need to puppy proof your home and prepare yourself for their energy level. Yorkie puppies will take advantage of your absence if you work outside the home. You will need to remove any temptations from their area or begin your crate training on day number one. One good thing about your yorkie puppy, it will keep you from leaving your shoes out if they are not on your feet. They will love to chew shoes, clothes and anything else that looks interesting. Toys help.
If you are attempting to get your yorkie puppy up to breed standard, you will need to tape their ears up. This does not happen naturally. Taping the ears will not hurt the dog. You do need to watch for potential infection around the ears in any event.
if you choose not to breed your yorkie puppy, talk to your vet about the proper time to spay or neuter your puppy. Yorkie puppies will come into heat when they are about one year old. Be sure you do not let your puppy girl breed more than twice in a year. This will help keep health issues at a minimum.
Yorkie puppies will require persistence and dedication to get them properly trained. It may be difficult at times, but try not to lose your patience with them. It is also important to note that yorkie puppies are among the most difficult to potty train. Read and learn.