What is the difference between runt of the litter and regular size?
Is one better than the other. The female was the runt of the litter and males were all normal. What would possibly be the problem with the runt oppose to the regular size puppies long term?
The runt of the litter is simply the smallest pup in the litter. The smallest pup might therefore be regarded as a weaker yorkie. Problems it might face at first is fighting with its’ siblings for food.
As long as it gets the right amount of food and nutrients there is no reason to think that it will encounter any health problems. Nowadays the runts of litters live to ripe old ages too.
If you have any reason to believe the yorkie might not be healthy, I would suggest having a vet check for any underlying health problems.
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Runt of the Litter
We had a Yorkie that was the Runt of the Litter who lived with us till 5 days away from his 20th Birthday…Which is a lifetime in Yorkie years..We both still miss him and talk about him,His Passing was quite a Wrench for Both of us,It felt like i had lost my left arm…Recently i have come across a Australian Terrier which is the same size as a Yorkie and has about the same sort of temperament…We are both older now but think when we decide to have another dog it will have to be a Yorkie but not a puppy maybe from a shelter or needs a good home…But i would prefer if the dogs tail could be left alone…We would Never dock his tail…Though we did find him hard to train at first,When i was very ill Our Yorkie Never left my side…They are Lovely dogs to have as pets..