CHOOSING YOUR PUPPY
- Please be sure you check out your breeder. There are breeders out there who do not care about their dogs and raise
them in unsanitary conditions, vet care and without love or socialization. It is all about money. Do your homework!
- Make sure you see both parents. Do not rely on just pictures. It's nice to see a picture on the internet, but they
might not even be the parents! (I have had my own pictures stolen and put on other breeder sites.)
- Make sure there is a full DNA on the Stud (daddy).
- Make sure they are AKC registered. AKC is very strict with us. However, it makes it more secure
for the buyer.
- Make sure they have had one set of shots and wormed at 2, 4, and 6 weeks. In addition, you should get
the vets name, phone# and address plus a vet record book of all services performed by the vet.
- They should have had their tails docked and dew claws removed by their vet at 3-5 days old.
- Ask if there is any history of any hereditary problems in their lines.
- Remember to get the vets name and phone number!
This is a very important decision for you to make. A Yorkie should have a life span of 12-18 years old (from my
past experiences). You should like the looks of the parents. Also make sure you bring it right to a
veterinarian to ensure it has no health problems. You do not want to be doomed with a sick dog all its life!
I wish all of you a wonderful life filled with happiness and joy with your new Yorkshire Terrier!