Grooming is important for Yorkie Poos and so every 6 to 8 weeks you will want to bring them in to the groomer to get their nails trimmed, a nice bath, and a light cut to their hair to stimulate growth and to ensure that your Yorkie Poo looks — and doesn’t have hair in their eyes!
In this article, we’re going to address the questions that people have been asking the most this week when it comes to Yorkie and Yorkie Poo grooming. Let’s take a look so that you can get your grooming questions answered with the facts that you need!
Table of Contents
- When should Yorkies get first grooming?
- When should I give my Yorkie a haircut?
- How should a Yorkie Poos hair be cut?
- How fast does Yorkie Poo hair grow?
- How often should Yorkies be groomed?
- Should I shave my Yorkie in the summer?
- What is a Yorkie puppy cut?
- Should you cut a Yorkie’s hair?
- Do Yorkie Poos have hair or fur?
- How often should you wash a Yorkie Poo?
When should Yorkies get first grooming?
By the time your dog reached 16 to 20 weeks of age they are ready for their first visit to the groomer. This should be a quick visit, preferably no longer than an hour, and during this time to want a small trim to their hair and their names and a nice, warm bath.
Make sure that your dog is fully vaccinated before you do this and you can get more done on the next appointment – for now you just want to cover the basics and start getting your dog used to grooming treatments.
When should I give my Yorkie a haircut?
Ideally, you should bring your Yorkie or Yorkie Poo in for a haircut approximately every 6 to 8 weeks. Unlike most dogs, Yorkies and Yorkie Poos actually have hair instead of fur. This means they shed less but it also means that you want to take care of their hair like you would your own.
This means a very light trimming to encourage healthy growth, as well as shampooing and conditioning so that their health will look good and feel silky-smooth.
How should a Yorkie Poos hair be cut?
One of the most popular cuts for Yorkie Poos is called the ‘puppy cut’. This is chosen quite often because it’s cute and it’s also quite easy to maintain at home with scissors and a cheap electric shaver from your local department store.
The cut is basically a short, ½ inch cut on the body, while the face is left with longer hair so that it’s nicely framed and contrasted well to the shorter body hair.
How fast does Yorkie Poo hair grow?
Yorkie Poo hair grows fairly quickly, with an average rate being between ¼ and ½ of an inch every month. For best results, you should get regular trims to the hair every 6 to 8 weeks, although these should be very minor trims – you’re just doing it to keep the hair looking nice and to encourage healthy growth.
How often should Yorkies be groomed?
Your Yorkie needs to go in for a grooming appointment every 6 to 8 weeks and you should brush out their hair regularly, at least once every 3 days. This will help to keep it looking nice and hairs collected in the brush won’t end up on your furniture.
Grooming may be done at home with a shaver and scissors if you prefer, but you might want to bring them in to a professional every now and again for a perfect job or simply to learn how it’s most efficiently done so that you can repeat the process at home.
Should I shave my Yorkie in the summer?
Yes, shaving your Yorkie or Yorkie Poo in the summer is a good idea, as this will help to keep your dog from getting too hot and ending up with matted fur.
A quick shave when the warm months are here won’t hurt your dog and it will definitely make it easier for them to stay cool, so it’s well worth considering when the summer arrives.
What is a Yorkie puppy cut?
The ‘puppy cut’ is a popular, but simple haircut that you can easily do at home once you see how it is done. This cut consists of shaving the dog’s body down to ½ inch of hair but leaving the hair slightly longer on the dog’s face.
This frames their little faces nicely and the longer hair there draws the eye from the comparatively shorter hair on the body. Bring your dog into a groomer and get a ‘puppy cut’ and you’ll see how it’s done.
After that, you can invest in an electric shaver and some scissors and you should be able to do it from home if you are on a tight budget.
Should you cut a Yorkie’s hair?
You certainly can cut your own Yorkies hair, though it’s recommended that you visit a groomer at least once so that you can get an idea of how it’s done. When you are cutting your Yorkie or Yorkie Poos hair, care needs to be taken when you are cutting around the eyes.
For this area, be sure to trim only enough to clear up their field of vision, and as long as you do it slowly and carefully then it should be fine.
Do Yorkie Poos have hair or fur?
Yorkie Poos have hair, not fur, and while that seems a little weird, it’s one of the reasons why they are considered hypoallergenic and why they don’t shed as much as other dogs. They also have a lot less dander, which is great news for potential dog owners with allergies.
If you happen to have allergies, there is no guarantee that a Yorkie Poo won’t set them off, but if you handle one for a good amount of time before you purchase the pup then you should have a pretty good idea if it owning a Yorkie Poo is going to be a good fit for you.
How often should you wash a Yorkie Poo?
Unless your Yorkie Poo likes getting dirty (and some of them do!), then bathing them once every 2 to 4 weeks should be just fine. You can bathe them more frequently if you like, just remember that they have hair instead of fur – conditioner is a good idea so that you don’t end up drying your dog’s hair follicles!