Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Best Places To Go For Yorkshire Terrier Puppies

If you are interested in purchasing Yorkshire Terrier puppies, one of the most important things is making sure that you find a legitimate and reputable breeder. This way you will know that you are getting a healthy happy dog, and not one that has been abused or otherwise treated poorly. There are many mass breeders out there, who breed dogs purely for the profit of it and do not take care of them or raise them properly.

There is also the option of going to the animal shelter to look for Yorkshire Terrier puppies, but you may not have luck if you are looking to get a purebred dog. You may even want to consider putting an ad in the paper that will inform others that you are looking for Yorkshire Terrier puppies and so if anyone who reads this ad can help you out, they will be able to contact you. You are sure to have a lot of fun with your Yorkshire Terrier puppies and they will be more than pets to you, they will be great friends.
Caring for your Yorkshire Terrier puppies is very, very important. In particular you need to make sure that their hair is properly taken care of, as they have beautiful hair but hair that requires a lot of brushing and cleaning. You should brush the coat every day and their nails should usually be cut about once a month, more often if their nails tend to grow rather quickly.

Their eyes and ears also need to be cleaned, but a lot of owners are not comfortable with such potentially harming grooming processes as these, and if you are one of these people then know that you do always have the option of bringing the puppies in to a professional groomer so that they can get the job done for you. Of course you are going to have to pay a for this service but it will be well worth it to know that your dog is being properly taken care of.
The bottom line is that although a Yorkie pup is definitely lovable and adorable, at the same time will require a lot of care. You have to be absolutely positive that you are going to be willing to take the time that is needed in order to give them this care.

There are also certain things that you will never want to allow around your Yorkshire Terrier puppies or any other type of dog for that matter. This includes antifreeze, chocolate, bleach, Tylenol, watch batteries, mothballs, fabric softeners, mouthwash and peach pits. Even some household plants can be dangerous and possibly even deadly to your dog, so read up on the different types of plants before choosing one for your home or just make sure to keep it out of reach of your dog. Your puppies will grow up healthy and happy and go on to lead long lives as long as you take proper care of them.

If you are planning on getting a puppy, you should definitely consider Yorkshire Terrier puppies because they offer so many wonderful qualities. Yorkshire Terrier puppy care includes a lot of different aspects, but namely cleaning, brushing, and bathing.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Yorkshire Terrier: Clever And Affectionate

Yorkshire Terrier puppies, or just Yorkies as this breed of small dogs is known, are very playful dogs that have a very distinct colored coat, generally colored blue and tan. Yorkie puppies are pretty small in size and won’t weigh much either. And according to the American Kennel Club the Yorkshire Terrier puppy is the second most sought after dog breed in the U.S., being less popular only to Labrador Retrievers.

The learning rate of the Yorkie puppies is at best average though they are very energetic and also brave as well as loyal to their owners. In temperament, they are affectionate as well as clever though also quite aggressive. They are also not very well suited to acting as guard dogs, though they do make good watchdogs. And you can expect Yorkshire Terriers to live for anywhere between twelve and fifteen years.
In appearance, the Yorkie puppy is rather compact and also athletically built which allows this breed to remain active throughout its life and it usually holds both tail and head high, while showing a great deal of confidence as well. In their gait, Yorkshire Terrier puppies are generally free as well as jaunty and their stance is upright while it is not frail or even fragile as you may have expected when thinking about its toy size.

Yorkie puppies don’t have an undercoat though they do have long hair which they do not shed much and in fact, their hair are a bit like those of humans and thus will grow non-stop without falling off except when brushed or when the hair break up. Usually, their coat is of black as well as tan color and even their black hair can mix with the tan color, which is known to stop once the puppy has fully matured.
There are certain things to watch out for in Yorkie puppies that can help you choose the best one, including the quality of their coat color as well as the texture of the coat. Also, good Yorkshire Terrier puppies will have glossy hair that is also silky and quite fine, though in some puppies the hair may turn out to be rather too fine, thereby causing a noticeable difference in their appearance. The coat should be of a dark steel blue color that must not mix with any fawn or black or even bronze hair, especially starting at the back of their necks and continuing to the base of the tail.

It is not necessary for every Yorkshire puppy to conform to the standard colors as far as their coat is concerned and thus it is quite common to come across Yorkie puppies that have especially black as well as woolly coats. Still, you can be sure that you have got a good Yorkshire Terrier puppy when it possesses darkly pigmented nose, lips and also paw-pads, eye-rims and even nails. In addition, a sign of good Yorkie puppies is when you notice that their hair is absolutely straight which will need a lot of maintenance work to keep in good order.

An alpha dog to the core, Yorkshire Terrier puppies are still well socialized and so will not become a nuisance. The purpose of this article is to provide interested readers with information about how to choose the right Yorkshire Terrier puppy.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Yorkie Puppies

The Yorkshire Terrier was originally bred as a ratter and hunter who was small enough to get into fox and badger burrows. Soon the Yorkie puppy became a popular pet, especially for women who could carry the small dog under their arm or in their bag. While this breed is small they can still be a strong guardian for a family. It is delightful to own a Yorkie puppy and often people will have more than one in their house.

The Yorkshire Terrier is an excellent breed for people who don't have much space. However, always remember that each dog is an individual. So while some dogs can be wonderful with children and families there are several factors involved. One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a Yorkie puppy is the family lineage since it can have a great impact on the general disposition of the puppy. You also need to make sure you have children that will provide your Yorkie puppy with a nurturing and loving environment, otherwise the personality of your puppy won't matter.
Once you have made the decision to get a Yorkie puppy you want to make sure your house is prepared. The first thing you should do is choose a veterinarian that your are both comfortable with and trust. Try talking with other Yorkshire Terrier owners in your area if you need some recommendations for good veterinarians.

The second most important part to preparing your house is to make sure it is puppy proof. If anything is left out you can be sure the Yorkie puppy will get into it and this can sometimes have deadly consequences. The ten most dangerous products in your house include antifreeze, watch batteries, mothballs, fabric softeners, chocolate, bleach, Tylenol, mouthwash, peach pits and household plants.
Lastly you should educate yourself before bringing your Yorkie puppy home. Make sure you know about all health problems common to the breed so that you can catch health problems before they become a major problem for your dog.
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.

It is important to make sure you are ready before choosing between Yorkshire Terrier puppies. One of the most enjoyable parts of getting a new puppy is choosing Yorkshire Terrier puppy names.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Advantages Of Owning Yorkshire Terrier Puppies

Of all the breeds of dog you can choose from, the Yorkshire Terrier puppies tend to be particularly popular. There are several reasons for this, but one of the main reasons that people love these dogs is because they are so small and adorable. They do require a lot more care and maintenance than other breeds however, so before you go ahead and get Yorkshire Terrier puppies for yourself you are going to want to make sure that you will be willing and able to put forth this time and care.

Yorkies are known as being one of the smallest dogs on earth and even fully grown they usually weigh no more than seven pounds. Although they are incredibly small, they are certainly not lacking in personality, and in fact they are often described as being a big dog personality in a small dog body. They are very alert and make great watchdogs.
If you have given it some thought and have decided that you are in fact interested in getting Yorkshire Terrier puppies, then you will want to get right on it and know where you can go to find one. Basically you can purchase Yorkshire Terrier puppies from a shelter or from a breeder. There are really pros and cons to both options here, but going with a breeder is usually always the best choice as long as you take the time to find a good, reputable breeder.

Stay away from mass breeders, those who will not offer you any information on the dogs when you ask. These breeders are in the business for the profit, the financial means, rather than for the love and care of the dogs. This typically results in litters of dogs that are badly behaved and lacking in nutrition. Their health is often times critical and you may never be able to get them well trained.
Once you have found the right Yorkie puppy for sale offered by a reputable breeder and have brought your new pet home, the next thing you are going to want to do is get them vaccinated. This is very important, especially in the world of today where there is more illness and disease more than ever before. It is very important to get these puppy shots while they are still puppies, because little puppies have a certain amount of natural immunity that they get from their mother’s milk but this wears off by the time they are around eight weeks of age.

After this, in order to fight off sickness they need to have these vaccinations. Also keep in mind that some puppies will have adverse reactions to these vaccinations, and if your dog ever experiences any symptoms such as fever, depressed appearance, or hives you need to take them into the veterinarian as soon as possible.

You are sure to be satisfied with your Yorkshire Terrier puppies because they make great pets, even when there are children in the home. If you are interested in getting a Yorkshire Terrier, just make sure that you have all the necessary Yorkshire Terrier puppy supplies and are ready for the dog before bringing them home.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Stop Yorkies For Sale In Pet Stores

Proper Yorkshire Terrier puppy care begins with the selection of your puppy. If you buy a sick, incredibly inbred or mentally retarded puppy, you are going to face an uphill battle in being able to have a good companion. When you meet your first dog, you want to know that all dogs deserve the best care possible. You want to be sure your choice of Yorkshire Terrier puppies does not support any practices that hurts adult Yorkies.

The best places to find Yorkies for sale that will make you good pets and be compatible to your lifestyle are licensed breeders and animal rescue groups. One of the advantages of Yorkshire Terriers is they stay relatively small and exceptionally cute all of their lives. The adorability doesn't end with Yorkshire Terrier puppies, it lasts all throughout their lives. And you want to be sure you are not stuck with a mountain of vet bills (although you should expect to pay a few hundred dollars each year in food, shots and a check up each year).
What about all of the Yorkies for sale now in pet stores or in website advertisements? How about those emails and online classified ads about Yorkshire Terrier puppies needing homes and all I have to pay for is the cost of transportation? All of those places should be avoided. Pet stores and Internet sites get their stick from inhumane puppy mills. Those emails and online classifieds offering free puppies is just a scam.

Think about what you plan on doing with your Yorkie. Are you going to shows? Do you want to breed champion Yorkies? Then you are going to have to get your Yorkshire Terrier puppies from breeders. The best places to find them are at dog shows and the classified sections of dog publications. Sometimes, they advertise in newspaper classifieds, but not as much as they used to. You can also check out the American Kennel Club (AKC) website for a list of licensed Yorkshire Terrier puppy breeders.
Your best bet to find Yorkies for sale is with a Yorkshire Terrier rescue group. The puppies will usually be older at about six months of age or older, but they will still be cute, often be neutered and inoculated and training will have begun. That means less work for you, especially if this is your first puppy. Yorkshire Terrier rescues often get older puppies because that's when the reality of caring for the puppy sets in. May people who buy them sadly haven't a clue about what Yorkshire Terrier puppy care is all about.

Technically, Yorkshire terrier rescue groups do not offer Yorkies for sale, but they do not offer Yorkies for free. They want to be sure the Yorkies wind up in a good home and not sold to a medical research lab or shoved back into the already overloaded animal shelter system. But the adoption fee is still a lot less than paying a licensed breeder for a purebred puppy. Expect to handle all transportation details yourself and to pay a fee of a few hundred dollars.

There are too many Yorkshire Terrier puppies being bred and not enough finding homes. There would be fewer abandoned Yorkies if people knew basic Yorkshire Terrier puppy care.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Yorkie 101: Yorkshire Terrier Breeders

Pet stores used to make their money by hoping that you are an impulse shopper. That was why there were puppies in the shop window – to break your heart and open your wallet before you realized what you were doing. Thankfully, this trend is changing, but not fast enough. There are still pet stores unscrupulous enough to sell puppies to impulse buyers, especially Yorkshire Terrier puppies. No reputable Yorkshire Terrier breeder will send their puppies to a pet store!

If you don't know any basic Yorkshire Terrier information, then that would be like moving to a country where you don't speak the language or know any of the customs. After the cute stage wears off, the Yorkshire Terrier puppy often turns out to be a lot more work and a lot more money than the impulse shopper bargained for. The puppy then gets sent to an animal shelter, where he has a fifty percent chance of being euthanized.
A pet store is one of the worst possible places for a puppy to grow up in. Puppies learn best between the ages of seven to fourteen weeks of age. After that window, it is harder to teach the puppy basic manners and commands. And yet, when are puppies placed into pet stores? Right at the time they need training the most. So puppies from pet stores are often uncontrollable.

You get a lot more for your money by getting a Yorkie puppy from a Yorkshire Terrier breeder. Yes, you pay more but you also are assured of a dog that will be suited to your lifestyle and personality. Yorkshire Terrier breeders often pay for the first worming and inoculation shots of their puppies. They also give the puppies beginning training. And they get a lot more individual attention than pet store puppies. This makes for a better-behaved puppy and a lot less stress for you.
You also are free to ask a lot of questions to a good Yorkshire Terrier breeder that you just can't ask a pet store clerk. You get access to years of experience living and training all kinds of Yorkies. A good Yorkshire Terrier breeder will be a bit possessive about their puppies. The money is not that important to them (although they will expect you to pay when promised). They want to be sure their "babies" will not end up abandoned or abused. And, unlike pet store puppies, you usually get to see the parents and the parent's health certificates.

Take your time finding the right Yorkshire Terrier breeder that you can get along with and has the dogs you can get along with. You can find them from the American Kennel Club, from the Yorkshire Terrier Club of America, any proud Yorkie owners where you live, your vet or your local animal shelter. You can also look on the Internet for Yorkshire Terrier rescue groups which will have older puppies as well as adults.

Finding honest Yorkshire Terrier breeders is a bit like finding honest used car sellers. This author is currently writing a book about dog care, including a section on Yorkshire Terrier information.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Yorkie Breeders You Don't Need

There is just as much to know about how to spot a bad Yorkie breeder as there is in spotting a good one and the more information you can arm yourself with the better off you will be in making this all important decision. Always make sure you ask the right questions and know what answers you are looking for so you can tell if the Yorkie breeder you are talking to is one that you want to do business with or not.

A national breeder registry is an organization that takes the time and effort to develop breeding standards that its members must follow. These standards are designed to help breed the best dogs possible and if you are talking to a breeder that is not listed with a breeder registry and is not following a proven standard then you may want to move on to a breeder that has invested that effort into their business.
You will never find a better source for unbiased information in your search for a Yorkie breeder than what you will find with your vet. Your vet is just as concerned about the potential health of your pet and if they have any warnings to give you about any particular breeders then they will let you know. If you do not have a vet yet then the breeder searching process is the perfect time to start a relationship with one.

You never know what to expect from some people and some Yorkie breeders may seem like the nicest and most responsible people in the world when you meet them for a few minutes, but in reality they are hiding secrets from you. Always ask local law enforcement about any of the Yorkie breeders you are considering and if you find one with a negative reputation with law enforcement then avoid that breeder completely.
You can also use your own intuition when it comes to choosing Yorkie breeders and just spend time talking to all the candidates to see how they answer questions. If any particular breeder makes you feel uncomfortable like you may not be able to stay in touch with them, or they simply do not know their business very well, then you will want to stay away from that breeder and move on to other breeders on your list.

You will remain in touch with your Yorkie breeder for many years after the sale and your Yorkie breeder will be a very important part of your dog's life so be sure you are making the right choice in this very important decision. Taking the necessary steps to find out which breeders to avoid is very important and necessary in finding that one breeder that you can finally do business with comfortably.

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