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How often should I groom my yorkie?

asked 2017-01-16 22:13:45 -0500

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Hi! I issued to have a Yorkie! I used to groom my Yorkie every month. Now, some owners might find that excessive, however, my dog was heavily active and always outside. You don't have to bathe him/ her, Petsmart also offers Burts Bees Wipes that my dog loved.

Molly F.'s profile image Molly F.  ( 2019-08-20 19:38:14 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2017-01-18 21:01:22 -0500

You should brush every other day and groom every 2,4,6 or 8 weeks.

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answered 2020-01-16 00:25:59 -0500

I would comb daily or every other day. It really depends on how easily the dog's coat tangles. When combing, you need to make sure the comb can easily run through the hair from the skin to the end of the hairs. This way you won't miss tangles and mats up against the skin. Bathing should be done once monthly, but if their coat is getting really oily before then and you've combed the oil through to the ends, it's okay to go ahead and bathe them as the oil has already done its job.

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answered 2019-08-09 21:16:21 -0500

My Yorkie girl has a beautiful coat. I bathe her as infrequently as possible. It's not good for her skin to wash away the oils in her skin that give her such a luxurious coat. I brush her, and comb her facial hair daily, as she gets eye boogies a lot. Her hair doesn't grow too fast, so I give her a facial trim about every 40 days, and she looks fabulous. I use a peppermint oil mixture to repel fleas, and just a little, it makes her smell minty fresh.!

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Depends on coat type & gender. I have 3 theyre very clean dogs but males need partial wash reg. due to urine getting on their hair. One of mine has a slow growing coat its wooly not silky so needs less frequent clipping. Other 1 has oilier hair needs baths more freq. Female has dry skin & silky hair

Annemarie B.'s profile image Annemarie B.  ( 2019-08-18 04:37:19 -0500 ) edit

But that said I dont do a full bath often, since theyre very clean indoor dogs. And I do not want to dry their skin as said above. You dont want to dry their long hair out. Now if you keep it clipped, thats different. But with warm wet washcloth & gentle shampoo you can wipe down boys where urine is

Annemarie B.'s profile image Annemarie B.  ( 2019-08-18 04:52:40 -0500 ) edit

I find it very ez to trim the long silky hairs with grooming scissors once theyre blow dried. On the wooly haired guy after bath I blow dry & use a clipper to buzz off his curly hair on the saddle. Its quick since theyre small dogs& I only bathe like every 2 -3 months,but theyre strict indoor dogs.

Annemarie B.'s profile image Annemarie B.  ( 2019-08-18 04:59:02 -0500 ) edit
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answered 2019-07-16 19:32:36 -0500

i would recommend giving a good bath every 3-4 weeks and haircuts every 4-6 weeks

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answered 2019-10-07 14:20:08 -0500

There's no real time limit on how often you should bathe your Yorkie. Just pay attention to your dogs hygiene and bathe when its necessary. When your Yorkie smell bad then maybe it's time. :)

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answered 2019-07-26 19:42:06 -0500

Because a Yorkie's hair can look greasy at times. I would reccomend a bath ever 2 weeks a hair cut ever 4 weeks.

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answered 2019-08-02 20:33:05 -0500

Is this really a question you often get from sitters and owners?

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This is a post from 2017 when Rover actually participated in this forum - now they have ghosted it

Walt G.'s profile image Walt G.  ( 2019-08-02 21:16:00 -0500 ) edit

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