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Choosing A Yorkshire Terrier Puppy

Apr 15, 2008
Originally the Yorkshire Terrier was bred as a ratter and hunter who could be small enough to get into fox and badger burrows. Later the Yorkie puppy became a very popular pet, especially with women who wanted a small dog they could carry under their arm or in their bag. Although small, the breed still makes an excellent guardian for the family. People will often have more than one Yorkie puppy in their house because they are so delightful to own.

For people who don't have a lot of space, the Yorkshire Terrier is an excellent breed. Although it is important to remember that each dog is an individual. While some dogs are great with children and families you need to consider every factor that is involved. When choosing a Yorkie puppy one of the most important factors that you need to consider is the family lineage since it have a great impact on the general disposition of the puppy. It is also important that you have children who can provide your Yorkie puppy with a nurturing and loving environment otherwise it won't matter what personality your puppy has.

After you decide to get a Yorkie puppy you need to properly prepare your house for your new arrival. First it is very important that you find a veterinarian whom you are comfortable with and trust. It can be a good idea to talk with other Yorkshire Terrier owners in your area to get some recommendations of veterinarians.

The second important part of preparing for the arrival of your Yorkie puppy is to make sure your house is puppy proof. If you leave anything out your dog will get into it and sometimes the consequences can be deadly. Ten of the most deadly items in your home include antifreeze, chocolate, bleach, Tylenol, watch batteries, mothballs, fabric softeners, mouthwash, peach pits and household plants.

The third more important thing to do before bringing your Yorkie puppy home is to educate yourself on the most common health problems for the Yorkshire Terrier breed. This way you can catch any health problems before they become a major problem.

Once you get your Yorkie puppy you want to schedule an appointment with the veterinarian for a regular check up as soon as possible. The best time to take your new puppy to the veterinarian is between three and ten days. This allows you Yorkie puppy to adjust to their new surroundings in your home. In order to avoid health problems it is important to keep stress to a minimum since stress is the most common factor for Yorkie puppies.

Take your puppy to the vet right away if you notice them acting strange or if they don't want to eat. Keep feeding your Yorkie puppy the same food that the breeder used for at least two weeks and then start slowly mixing it with your new dog food. You should feed your puppy at least three to four times a day and if you puppy isn't eating then you can add a bit of warm water. Maintaining a proper grooming schedule is also important, which should include checking the ears and clipping the nails.
About the Author
Susan Bailey has spent years researching information on properly caring for puppies. It is important to make sure you are ready before choosing between Yorkshire Terrier puppies . Choosing Yorkshire Terrier puppy names is one of the most enjoyable parts of getting a new puppy.
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