How to Care for Yorkie Hair
Comb your Yorkie’s hair every day using detangling spray and a pin brush. Spray his coat with an equal mixture of water and dog conditioner. Bathe your Yorkie at least once a week, even if he appears clean. Mats and tangles can’t form without dirt and body oil. Comb the conditioner through his hair with your fingers, and let it sit for three to five minutes. Weekly conditioning treatments strengthen and moisturize your Yorkie’s hair, leaving it soft and silky. Dry your Yorkie’s coat with a hair dryer after every bath and damp brushing.
Your Yorkie’s coat
Your Yorkie’s coat will usually get lighter and thinner with age. Once in awhile, your dog’s coat will grow in a color that makes him appear like a tiger. It’s normal for a Yorkie to get wet and dirty in the rain, but sometimes his coat will stay wet and dirty for a day or two. If this happens, your Yorkie’s coat should completely dry before he can run or play outside, or before he uses his box. It’s never a good idea to bring a dirty dog to a grooming salon. When it comes to having his coat combed, your Yorkie’s coat may be lighter, whiter and sleeker if he’s never received a bath. Otherwise, this coat will be more reddish, and it will be more heavily covered with dandruff. But for most Yorkies, his coat will be paler and finer.
Bathing and drying
If your Yorkie is very dirty or has mats, wait to bathe until the dust has settled. Try using a wet towel, not a dryer, to make him more comfortable. Avoid hot showers for his petting comfort. Even wet, dogs with heavy mats can’t resist jumping around in the tub. Bathe your Yorkie in a large bowl filled with lukewarm water. Put a towel on the bottom of the bowl and lower him in, scrubbing gently with a gentle brush. Don’t rub your Yorkie’s skin with a brush. If your Yorkie is old or ill, you may need to use a baby shampoo, in that case, make sure to clean his fur with a towel first and rinse well with water afterward. Treating a Rub-Fested Yorkie You may have to bathe and rinse your Yorkie a second time to get rid of the dirt.
Grooming your Yorkie
Soft bristle brush to gently remove dead skin Soft bristle brush to gently remove dead skin Baby oil and oil-free moisturizer to moisturize his skin Baby oil and oil-free moisturizer to moisturize his skin Always use a flea comb Always use a flea comb Front to back brushing is a must Keep your Yorkie away from people and carpet Keep your Yorkie away from people and carpet Make sure he gets enough exercise Make sure he gets enough exercise Wear old-fashioned bell-bottom jeans to your Yorkie’s groomer’s. (They probably won’t let you in with clean jeans, so let the beeps and whistles do the talking!
Daily grooming & maintenance
Brushing your Yorkie regularly can keep it clean, but brushing too vigorously or too often can also scratch his coat. It is crucial to wash your Yorkie’s coat between brushing to remove any pet hairs that may irritate his skin. In addition, Yorkie’s natural matted hair can sometimes be an indication of an underlying health issue. Yorkies can develop matting on the bottom of their feet, ears, and occasionally on their legs. Not only can this make it difficult for your Yorkie to walk, but also it can pose a choking hazard. Excessive matting can also be a sign of a hairball blockage. Always consult your veterinarian if your Yorkie exhibits excessive hair growth or is experiencing persistent skin irritation. Protect your Yorkie from the sun!
Conditioning & styling
The sleek, shiny and healthy coat of your Yorkie needs regular brushing and conditioning. All dogs have skin that is naturally thin and delicate, and that sometimes needs a little extra TLC from time to time. To keep your Yorkie’s fur soft and supple, brush his fur once a week using a detangling spray and a mild dog brush. You can also use a hair dryer to do this process. The heat from the dryer is key to removing hair from the follicle and to detangle his coat. Another way to keep Yorkie fur clean and fluffy is with regular brushing and a hair dryer. Try using these techniques at least once a week for a clean and healthy coat. Yappy Duvet Even if your Yorkie’s fur is thick and long enough to cover the bed, it should never touch the pillow.
Yorkies are a lively little bundle of happy fur! If you are looking for a yappy little lap dog, why not consider a Yorkshire Terrier. These cute dogs with their short, fine hair are fast, loving, and don’t require as much maintenance as other breeds. They also have a shorter shedding period than other breeds.