The Yorkshire terrier is one of the smallest dog breeds in the world, yet they seem oblivious to their minute size. They are an energetic dog breed that is forever seeking adventure, love and attention. The Yorkshire terrier has a bold and stubborn nature. Despite their small stature, the Yorkshire terrier is known for a larger-than-life personality and loving companionship. They are also recognized for a beautiful coat.
Traditional or Puppy Cut?
Yorkshire terrier puppies are born black and tan in colour. As time progresses, the Yorkshire terrier coat gradually lightens up and becomes steel-blue and golden-tan. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), this process can take up to three years.
The coat is Yorkshire terrier very luxurious with a fine and silky texture. Their traditional long coat is high maintenance requiring frequent grooming and brushing to achieve an elegant look. It is, however, a personal preference how to groom the coat of a Yorkie, as several grooming styles exist. A simple grooming option is to trim the fur short. This will save you hours of styling. If you wish to keep the coat long, the AKC recommends applying coat oil and wrapping the fur in rice paper, tissue paper, or plastic to prevent breakage. For the best results, the oil should be washed out of the coat once a month.
Vulnerable Native Breed
How much exercise?
Up to 30 minutes per day
Length of coat
How much grooming?
Supposedly sheds? *
Town or Country
Over 12 Years
Yorkshire terrier Grooming
There is nothing more beautiful than a fresh Yorkshire terrier groomed. But whether you choose to let their hair grow and drape over them, or cut their hair into a puppy cut, either way they are still beautiful.
Picture to the up is a Yorkshire terrier with what is known as a Topknot. With this topknot is also added a red bow. Red bows and topknots are always seen in the show ring.
Yorkshire terrier gets used to having something decorative in the hair fairly easily. Just be consistent with putting in back on if your Yorkie takes it out.