You've had your adorable Yorkie puppy for a while. But you notice that its hair keeps getting longer. I mean, of course it does! You know you're going to need to cut it. But you've heard that you can't give puppies a hair cut too soon. If they are too young, it can result in some problems. So when should a Yorkie puppy get their first hair cut? It turns … [Read more...] about When Should A Yorkie Puppy Get Their First Haircut?
All dogs need baths. Yorkshire terriers are no different. In fact, given their human-like hair, they may need baths more than other breeds. But you can't give your Yorkie puppy a bath until it is ready. Very young pups can't regulate their body temperatures yet. A bath will wreak havoc on their system. So when can you bathe a Yorkie puppy for the first … [Read more...] about When Can I Bathe My Yorkie Puppy For The First Time?
Yorkies are famous for their long silky coats. But many Yorkies have extremely short hair. Many owners keep it short to make it easier to manage, and to make their pet more comfortable in the summer. What if you shaved your Yorkie's hair, but now you wish it were long again? How long does it take for Yorkie hair to grow back? Keep reading to learn exactly how … [Read more...] about How Fast Does Yorkie Hair Grow? (Different From Most Dogs)
Dogs sometimes smell bad. That is normal. When it happens, you can usually give your pup a bath, or a chew toy that cleans the teeth, and the smell improves. But if your dog stinks and the smell does not go away, it could indicate a more serious problem. If you can't identify the issue, take your dog to the vet. But first, keep reading for a list of common … [Read more...] about Why Do Yorkies Stink? (And 8 Tips To Improve The Smell)
Tear stains are ugly. Many dog owners want to remove them just for that reason. But they can also be a symptom of a more serious issue. If your dog suffers from excessive tearing and is constantly getting tear stains, you should take it to a vet to see if there is an underlying health problem. Of course, some tear staining is natural. You will always see some level of … [Read more...] about How To Remove Dog Tear Stains Naturally (+Prevention)
Coconut oil has become hugely popular recently. People rave about all the amazing health benefits for humans. And most of those apply to dogs, too. However, much more study is needed. Few of the benefits have been proven. And there are some major drawbacks, too. Especially for a tiny dog like the Yorkie. So what does that mean? Is coconut oil for Yorkies a good idea? Or … [Read more...] about Coconut Oil For Yorkies (Is It Safe And How To Use It)
Dog hair grows at a certain speed. If you want it to grow faster than its natural speed, some of the tips below may help. But in general you can't speed nature up all that much. However, there are cases where hair growth is far slower than it should be. In that case, there is a lot you can do. Keep reading a number of tips on how to make dog hair grow faster, … [Read more...] about How To Make Dog Hair Grow Faster (+Causes Of Slow Hair Growth)
Yorkies are known for having long silky hair. It is actually closer to our hair than to other breeds of dogs. And just like us, they can fashion that hair into many different styles. Well, we can fashion it for them. They don't really have much say in the matter. Which of the common Yorkie haircut styles is best for you and your dog depends on a number of … [Read more...] about Yorkie Haircut Styles (Popular Hairstyles For Yorkshire Terriers)
All Yorkies need baths. Some Yorkies need a lot of baths. Whether you have a cleaner pup, or one who loves to get muddy, you will need to bathe it at least once a month. Probably more often. That means using shampoo. Ideally, you want to use a specialized doggy shampoo. But you may not always have one on hand. What do you do then? Can you use a baby shampoo on … [Read more...] about Can I Use Baby Shampoo On My Yorkie? (The Dangers)
Yorkies are born with floppy ears. Those pert little erect ears we are all used to seeing don't come about until the age of 3 to 6 months. But not always. Some Yorkie ears don't stand up on their own. When that happens, you can just accept it, or you can try to help the ears along. Taping them is the best way to do that. But it does not always work. If you … [Read more...] about Taping Yorkie Ears (How To Tape Puppy Ears Correctly)