Yorkshire Terrier wool care
No breed can boast such magnificent wool as the Yorkshire Terrier. But a Yorkshire will only look like this if it is regularly and properly cared for. Yorkshire wool is formed gradually and varies in structure and color over time. The final color is established by 15-24 months.
For the first time, you will need an iron rare toothbrush, a brush of natural hard bristles, massage comb. The Yorkshire Terrier needs regular brushing and washing. A Yorkshire puppy needs to be brushed 1-2 times a day, first with an iron comb, then with a massage or bristle brush. Your puppy needs to learn to stand still and be patient with long brushes. Thin coats on his chest, paws, and armpits are the most commonly confused.
He should check his ears and paws weekly. The hair at the tips of his ears should be cut regularly and the ears should be cut or plucked out. Nails at yorks grow very quickly and if they become too long, joint problems can develop. Therefore, you need to pay attention to the length of the nails on a weekly basis and if necessary, they should be shortened with special cutters.
The bathing puppy should be done from an early age and he should be taught to take it easy to wash and dry with a hairdryer.
You can only wash his york with good cosmetics. In our kennel dogs are washed every 10 – 14 days with cosmetics “Biogrum” or “All Sistem”. You need to choose shampoos that improve the structure and quality of your coat. The air conditioning should match the type of shampoo, most often they are sold as a pair. Spray the air conditioner with a little water and apply it richly to the wool, rinse thoroughly. The conditioner softens and moisturizes the hair and the york coat will not be dry and broken as after washing with one shampoo.
Shampoos and conditioners should be alternated, as in this case, the wool is nourished and saturated with different components and this gives the best results. After washing, the Yorkshire Terrier should be soaked (rather than wiped) with a terry towel and allowed to run a bit. Or, wrap it up and hold it on the handles. Partially dried york should be brushed and dried with a warm hairdryer, combing the wool from back to the floor. During this event, the puppy should always REST!!!
At a more mature age, after drying, the coat will be lightly covered with specialized oils. Remember that under no circumstances should you apply oil to the skin of a Yorkie, the oil is only intended to improve the structure of the six, not to nourish the hair root!!!! A dog that walks in oil needs more frequent washing.
From 6-8 months onwards, depending on the length of the hair, the Yorkshire’s hair begins to twist on the curlers. The curlers are used to keep the coat from breaking and splitting. Under no circumstances should you twist your hair too tight!!!, or in the wrong way. Months of wool growth can be lost due to these irregularities.
Do you already have a pet at home, or are you just going to get a Yorkshire terrier? Then I can see why you’re wondering how to properly care for this lovely dog. After all, a good owner always thinks about his pet being groomed.
Does the Yorkshire terrier shed?
All aspiring Yorkshire terrier owners wonder how much they are shedding these dogs and if there will be a problem with that.
To start with, molting is a natural process and affects absolutely every breed of dog, Yorkshire is no exception. But they do have their own peculiarity – Yorkshire terriers are rare breeds of dogs whose bodies are not covered with hair but rather with hair, which is very similar in structure to human dogs. And if a person’s hair falls out regularly, the Yorkshire terriers molt in accordance with seasonal cycles, and this process is not so intense and pronounced.
Thus, the answer to the main question: “Yes, Yorks are molting!” but the molting is not as visible as in other dogs because it is slow throughout the year. The Yorks’ coat is renewed all the time, as it grows.
So when you have a Yorkie, you won’t find much hair everywhere in the house. What your dog is shedding can be seen when you bathe your dog or brushing him. Grooming is very important for a Yorkshire terrier! The more you care about your dog’s hair the less it will fall out.
How to take care of a Yorkshire coat?
Care is a regular and proper haircut, use of nutritious cosmetics, timely brushing and proper washing. It is best to brush york with a moisturizing spray (preferably containing oils). This will protect the luxurious Yorkie wool from cross-sections.
What is considered normal hair loss?
Don’t panic if your pet’s coat is left on the brush, it is perfectly normal. This is how you get rid of your pet’s coat of dead hair, thereby updating it
The most common reasons of Yorkshire Terrier shedding
Be aware that too intense york molting can indicate health problems. Knowing that too much hair loss is atypical for this breed of dog, you should be wary and visit your vet. Below are some of the most common reasons for your Yorkie to start losing hair:
- An allergic reaction. This can be due to cosmetics that are not suitable for your dog, an unsuitable diet. Flea bites can also cause an allergic reaction, resulting in the loss of your dog’s hair.
- Hormones. Hormonal problems cause hair loss in Yorks. And it’s not just about regular processes such as pregnancy, but also a possible hormonal imbalance!
- Parasites and skin diseases. That is why it is important that your Yorkie is regularly examined by your vet. There are many nasty parasites that are so small that you cannot even see them. And the more you put off eliminating them, the worse it will be for your pet – and not just his coat, but his overall health.
- Diseases. Some diseases are also common causes of hair loss in dogs. If this is the case, it’s advisable to seek a specialist for an accurate diagnosis in order to get the right treatment.
5 Tips to avoid hair loss in Yorkies
- Skincare is very important. You can stop hair loss in York by keeping your skin clean and moisturized. Special skincare is needed to prevent unwanted infections and irritations, and you should somehow worry when you notice that the Yorks often scratch their hair, as this may indicate the existence of some parasites that can negatively affect new hair growth and damage existing hair.
- Good nutrition works against hair loss. Generally speaking, Yorkers are very energetic and like exercise, but that means they need a few vitamins and the right food and nutrition. You should take care to ensure that your food is rich in minerals and fatty acids. Omega-6 and Omega-3 foods with fatty acids are important for healthy skin. Choose food that contains large amounts of vitamins B5, E, B3, and A.
- Grooming is also a must. It is a common mistake to use a shampoo used by a person to bathe your dog. Here is a post on my blog about which shampoo is best for York? It’s not right, and special dog shampoo is required. We already mentioned that moisturized skin is good for Yorks, so it is recommended to avoid brushing dry hair. Buy a brush that’s good quality and special after-bath conditioners.
- Exercise is good for both people and Yorkers. For Yorkshipmen, a healthy lifestyle means daily exercise to achieve the right blood circulation. We already mentioned the importance of nutrition. Low blood pressure and anemia are two of the main causes that can cause hair loss in York City. In a daily exercise such as a short walk, the growth of new hair naturally causes hair loss, and this is associated with exercise. There are no specific rules regarding the length of exercise, it all depends on your daily routine, but doing daily exercise for Yorks can help them keep their shiny hair without any major problems.
- The behavior of pets should also not be ignored. A Yorkie is a breed of dog that can also have emotional disturbances as humans. Most often they are boredom, stress, and anxiety. Lick or bite their skin is not good for Yorkie and solutions are simple and effective. Yorkers need attention, so make time to be friends with them, provide a relaxed home environment, and they have a few toys to play with.
Does york hair cause allergies in people?
No breed of dog is hypoallergenic. All dogs can be triggers for people with allergies. Indeed, hair loss in Yorks is not like a normal dog molting. But the danger to allergic people does exist. There are people who are allergic to dandruff, etc. Although the likelihood of allergy to the Yorkshire Terrier is very low, it should not be excluded by 100%.