beautiful long hair that is associated with
Yorkshire Terriers is often one of the reasons that
many pet owners choose a Yorkie for their next pet.
While Yorkies are not prone to shedding, that lovely
long hair must be groomed on a routine basis. When
it is not combed regularly, it does tend to develop
mats, snarls and tangles, much like human hair.
finest result, Yorkies need to be combed daily/
3 x weekly
basis. This will keep tangles and mats from
developing in your Yorkie’s. Mats are painful
and lead to an unkempt appearance.
simply brushing your Yorkie’s hair on a daily basis,
it is important to know that there are actually many
different ways in
which a Yorkie’s hair can be cut and styled to make
grooming easier. The most common style for most
Yorkies is to keep the hair tied up in a topknot.
This will keep the hair out of your precious dog’s
eyes so they can clearly see where they are going.
Keep in mind that if you do choose this style, you
will still need to be diligent about taking down the
topknot each and every day and combing through it.
It is also common for Yorkies to have bangs cut
the topknot, begin by collecting your dog’s hair
beginning at the outer corner of the eye. Pull it
back gently at an angle toward the middle of your
dog’s head. Perform the same action on the other
side. Use a latex band to hold the topknot you have
just gathered. Finish it off with a lovely bow.
This is probably the best technique I've ever seen
and believe me I've struggled with getting the bows
in and keeping them in.
important to point out that some Yorkshire Terriers
have what is known as a soft coat. This type of coat
does tend to mat and
tangle much more easily and a as a result, you will
need to exercise additional grooming. You may even
find it helpful to take your Yorkshire Terrier to a
professional groomer for a puppy cut.
This will make it much easier to keep your Yorkshire
Terrier groomed and eliminate the need to comb out
snarls on a daily
basis, which can be painful. The puppy cut is really
a modified schnauzer cut in which hair is shortened
on the dog’s belly. This reduces the amount of hair
on the dog’s lowest areas, so
that it is less likely to collect dirt and debris.
Yorkshire Terrier will need to be bathed on a
regular basis to ensure that his or her coat is
clear of dirt and debris. This will
also assist in keeping your dog’s hair from becoming
tangled as well. Make sure you are using a good
quality dog shampoo. Rinse out all of the shampoo to
avoid your Yorkie’s skin from becoming irritated.
After his or her bath, you will need to follow up
with the conditioner to keep your Yorkshire
Terrier’s coat soft and silky. Many owners
find it helpful to use a spray bottle consisting of
a mixture of a light conditioner and water. This can
be applied not only after the bath but also on a
daily basis in order to assist with daily grooming.
It is usually best to avoid brushing your Yorkshire
Terrier with a dry coat.
Instead, try misting your Yorkie lightly with the
conditioner and water mixture from the spray bottle
in order to make grooming easier.
Yorkshire Terrier should be dried immediately. There
are a couple of ways to do this. If you choose to
blow dry your Yorkie, do
be sure to take care with the heat level of the
dryer as you do not want to running the risk of
burning your Yorkie’s skin.
You can also towel dry your Yorkshire Terrier. Avoid
giving him or her a brisk rubbing. Instead, gently
wrap your Yorkie in a towel
and hold him or her for a few minutes. Squeeze his
or her hair gently with the towel in order to remove
any excessive water. Make sure that the ears
and the ear canal are thoroughly dried after each
bath. Bathing more than every other week can
dry out their coat. Coconut oil is a great
conditioner and your pup can have a spa day.
Rub the oil throughout the coat, leave on for
several hours before bathing. Never use human
shampoo, even baby shampoo as the Ph is not correct
for dogs. Human conditioner (leave in) is safe
Brushing of Teeth
most Toy breeds, Yorkies may have a tendency to
build-up tartar on the teeth and between the teeth, but if regular
attention is given to the teeth this should not be a
serious problem. They often develop a row of 2nd
teeth which come in next to the puppy teeth.
Tartar will build up between these two teeth and if
they remain past 8 months the 2nd teeth should be
removed. It is tartar build up that can cause
bad breath and early tooth loss and that can make it
difficult for them to eat and receive the nutrition
they need. If serious enough this tartar can
cause infection and loss of their teeth.
also important that you check your Yorkshire
Terrier’s ears on a regular basis. In the event that
you see any redness or discharge
or you notice an odor, you should contact your vet
and have him or her take a look. These signs could
be symptoms of an infection that should be treated
may take up to a year for your puppy to grow very long hair. It will continue to grow
favorite trims are the Schnauzer and Puppy Cut for
my Yorkies which are both low maintenance.