Posted by Sarah Henery on 3rd Mar 2014
Here are some examples of different types of Yorkie haircuts.
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Many owners of pet Yorkies are always asking us about the best way to cut their Yorkie's hair. There are a LOT of options out there. Just because your groomer doesn't know of many "cute" options doesn't mean there aren't any. I have provided some pictures of different Yorkie hair cut styles so that you can show your groomer, or attempt the cut yourself. Please do enjoy.
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|Schnauzer Cut||This hair style cuts off the "black" areas and leaves the "tan" areas on the face and legs. The hair on the face and legs can be trimmed to whatever look is desirable.|
|Modified Schnauzer Cut||With this cut, you trim the saddle very short, all the way to the tail, like shaving a strip down the middle of the back. You can modify the look to fit your tastes (i.e. leave the tail hair, do a variation on the face, etc).|
|Westie Cut||Trim the entire body and leaving the face length. This can be a trim that is a complete shave, or leaving the length a few inches.|
|Puppy Cut||This is what most people call a cut where the whole body is trimmed, but not completely shaved. It's like a modification on the Westie Cut.|
|Chinese Crested Type Cut||This is like the Schnauzer cuts, with more variations, leaving the bulk of the tail length.|
|Another Chinese Crested Type Cut Example|
|Designer Cuts||These cuts are simply variations on the previous cuts. Feel free to be creative with your Yorkie's hair!|
|More Designer Cuts||These cuts are simply variations on the previous cuts. Feel free to be creative with your Yorkie's hair!|
|More Designer Cuts|
TIPS FOR GROWING A LONG COAT
The long Yorkie coat is one of the most beautiful looks for a Yorkie. To keep the coat long and beautiful, most owners trim the hair around the feet and in between the pads of the feet and trim the hair on the tips of the ears. When the hair grows beyond floor length, the saddle hair is trimmed by standing the Yorkie on a table with the hair falling over the edge of the table and the hair is trimmed just below the floor line.
To grow a great coat, here are some tips: first, a good quality shampoo like ours is a great start. Never use a human shampoo / conditioner on your Yorkie. Always use conditioner after washing. And, never brush the hair when the coat is dry – this can lead to breakage. Always use something to moisten the coat before brushing or combing - our detangling spray is excellent. :) Second, feed a quality diet. Look in to a high quality dog food such as Orijen, Innova EVO Small Bites, Nature's Variety Instinct (not rabbit), Wellness CORE, and Solid Gold Barking at The Moon as good foods. Another thing to consider is an Omega 3 supplement or a multi-vitamin with Omega 3's (if you feed a food rich in Omega 3's then you don't need an additional supplement - for instance "Taste of the Wild" in the blue bag - it's made with fish and has lots of Omega 3's).
Finally, a good massage helps send more blood to the skin, and the hair needs blood to grow and stay looking healthy. When your Yorkie in your lap, just think about giving her a massage and getting every bit of skin you can - bringing blood to the surface of the skin and feeding the hair.