Yorkies are known to have long, silky coats that are one of the most distinctive coats in the canine world. Having a Yorkies as a pet is an excellent choice because its coat is safe for those people who are suffering from pet allergies. But the downside is that its coat continues to grow and without attention, it can be easily tangled just like human hair.
How Often Should A Yorkie Be Groomed?
Yorkies with puppy coats should be groomed at least once every month while those with silky coats need daily grooming. Yorkies with wavy or curly coats need grooming every four to six weeks.
As you read on, you will realize that grooming can be done at home, and different coats also require different ways to groom it.
Type Of Coats
As stated, yorkies with a puppy coat should be groomed once every month. You don’t have to worry about if it affects or blocks its sight because it grows slower than adult coats. And since it’s a manageable type of coat, groomers suggest that you can do it at your home. They also said that if you do it as early as possible, you’re helping them to get used to regular grooming.
A puppy’s coat has a thick, soft and dark color that is said to help your fur baby keep warm during harsh weather months. If you’re having second thoughts, always ask groomers for help so you can get ideas too, like what proper grooming tools can be used.
The Silky Coat
This is one type of an adult coat that needs to be groomed daily so it won’t have tangles or mats. It is better to use a full brush out twice a week with a bath every 1 to 2 weeks. Some helpful tips on brushing a silky coat is never to brush on a dry coat but with a light mist instead. However, if your yorkies have a shorter silky coat, brush them out weekly and bathe them between 1 to 4 weeks.
Regular brushing is needed with this type of coat to ensure that it will be clean, fluffy and healthy. Don’t forget to brush every Yorkies strip coats to ensure that nothing is left brush-off and uncleaned.
The Cotton or The Wavy Coat
This type of coat is likely to have tangles and mats, groomers recommend to groom it every four to six weeks. Groomers said that if the hair is longer than half an inch, it should be brushed twice weekly. And if the hair is longer than an inch, there’s a need for daily brushing. When brushing, you should use a small brush but a quality brush. There are many of this brush types online, you just need to carefully pick what best suits your yorkies.
Tips on how to brush your yorkies wavy coat should be towards the growing part of its coat. And avoid brushing the same area multiple times because there’s a possibility that it can cause them skin irritation. Using a long, pinned brush is also advisable for this type of coat as it can help remove any excess or hidden dirt or debris.
In general, Yorkies coats will not be as luxurious as it seems without proper care and maintenance. To perform grooming, you need to know different types of coats first to apply appropriate grooming to your Yorkies. Remember that grooming isn’t just about maintaining your dog’s level of cleanliness, but it’s also about maintaining their physical health and their appearance.