Health Issues in
Like other dogs--and humans—Shorkies can
may have health problems, some common
among all dogs and some specific to the
separate breeds of the Shih Tzu Or
Yorkie. Health tests adults allow us to
screen breeding for some of these
problems and today's exciting era of DNA
technology is putting researchers on the
fast track to find abnormal genes and
develop more tests to help eradicate
genetic disease. Here are some health
issues of concern to the Shorkie breed
Heart ,Kidney ,Liver and Eyes.
All Shorkie Club of America
breeders are required to to do the testing on the parents prior to
breeding any adult.
Ofa for Heart and Knees Hips and elbow
Cerf testing for Eyes
And bile acid testing for the liver
Yorkies are the number one dog in the world for liver issues! a
Yorkie that acts healthy and shows no signs of health issues does
not mean the Yorkie is not carrying liver issues that can be passed
onto the puppies
When breeders are not doing the genetic testing you are taking a
huge risk and may be adopting a puppy that appears healthy but may
suffer from some long term medical conditions
Please know that there are many breeders selling Shorkie
puppies online at very cheap prices. This is a huge indication that
they are not doing any type of genetic testing.
"The bitterness of buying a
CHEAP and poor quality Shorkie will linger long after the sweetness
of a cheap price is forgotten."
So please please
remember Genetic testing is to save puppies from inheritable disease
and to save puppies parents the heartache that comes from an
unhealthy puppy not to mention the finacial devastation.