Shorkie Tzu Puppy For Sale in JOHNSTON CITY, IL
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|Location:||JOHNSTON CITY, IL 62951|
|Age:||5 Weeks Old|
|Color/Markings:||Black, white, tan|
|Size at Maturity:||Small|
|Shipping Area:||Pick Up Only|
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Adorable Shorkie puppies for sale. 4-males; $600 each with a $100 non-refundable deposit. Mother is a full-blooded AKC registered Shih-tzu and father is a full-blooded AKC registered Yorkie. Puppies should be ready to go to their forever home by December 18th. Great gift for Christmas! Interested potential new puppy owners please contact Lisa at 618-925-2293 or 618-983-8626. Please leave a detailed message. Serious buyers only, please!
Items Included: Up to date vaccinations
|Overview:||The Shorkie Tzu is a mix between the Shih Tzu and the Yorkie. These dogs are best in a home with no children or other pets. They don't like to be left alone for long periods of time.|
|Coat:||The coat is long and silky.|
|Character:||Shorkie Tzus are loving, affectionate and attached to their owners.|
|Temperament:||Shorkie Tzus generally don't do well with children, especially young children. Many don't like other animals.|
|Care:||The coat needs to be combed daily and bathed as needed.|
|Training:||Shorkie Tzus respond well to patient, gentle training. Most are difficult to housebreak.|
|Activity:||This breed needs little exercise.|
|Country of Origin:||Afghanistan|
More About Shorkie Tzu Breed
Before getting a new puppy, make sure you are prepared to share your life with a new family member for the next 15 or more years! Owning a dog is a big responsibility!
Questions You Should Ask the Breeder
1. Are the puppies' parents "certified"? This means that certain breeds are often at risk for genetic conditions such as hip problems, heart problems and eye problems. Most of these diseases are inherited, meaning the disease is passed from parent to puppy. Many breeders will have their dogs evaluated and tested for that disease and ultimately "certified" by a veterinary specialist to be disease-free.
2. What are the sizes of the puppy's parents? Know how big the parents are, to get a good idea of how big your puppy will be. Is that the size dog you want?
3. Ask to meet the dogs parents. If possible, meet the puppy's parents. Notice if they appear to be in good health and evaluate their overall temperament. Are they shy, aggressive, or well adjusted?
4. How have they socialized the pups? Have the pups been around other dogs? Other people? Socialization is critical in puppies 6 – 16 weeks old. Proper socialization consisting of good experiences of a puppy with other puppies and lots of different ages, sizes and types of people will give you the best chance at having a well-adjusted dog.
5. What vaccines has the puppy had? How many shots has he received and when will the puppy be due for his next puppy shot?
6. Have the puppies been dewormed? All puppies are born with worms and routine deworming is recommended.
7. Have any of the puppies in the litter been sick? If so, what were the signs, the diagnosis and treatment?
8. What visits has the puppies had with the veterinarian? Have they been examined and declared "healthy"? If not, what problems have they had? Have they been on any medications?
9. What is their guarantee? What guarantee does the breeder give with their puppies? If the puppy is found to have a severe illness, what will they do? This is a difficult topic but one that is a lot easier to cover up front rather than later.
10. Recommendations? Ask the breeder for a couple references of puppy owners that they have sold within the past year. CALL them. Find out if the breeder was fair, if they were happy with their pups, and how any problems were handled.
11. Breeders contract? Does your breeder require a breeder's contract? If so, what is in it? Is the breeder willing to take back the puppy at any time, if you can't keep it?
12. Limited registration. Some breeders require that you spay or neuter your dog by a certain age. If that is the case, that may not be a problem but it is best to know before you get your puppy.
13. What is the family history? Ask if the breeder has information about the breed line. For example, ask how long the dogs have lived and what they have died from. Write it down. This may be important for monitoring your pet as he gets older.
14. What is the breeder currently feeding the puppy? Regardless of what they are feeding, it is ideal to continue feeding the same food for the first few days at home to minimize the risk of gastrointestinal disturbances. If you choose to change the diet, do it gradually.
15. Health certificate and certificate of sale. Ask the breeder if he will supply a health certificate for the puppy issued by his veterinarian. Some states require also a certificate of sale.
16. Does the breeder belong to a breed club? Ask for references.
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