Jarkie Breed Maintenance
The amount of time that is required to keep Jarkie hybrids looking their best can vary depending on the length of the coat that they inherit. While both breeds require more bathing than most dogs their size, generally speaking, a bath every three to four weeks should suffice. Dogs that inherit the longer coat of the Yorkshire Terrier require either daily brushing to prevent tangles and mats from forming or clipping of the coat into a shorter hairstyle, while those that have their coats clipped short or who inherit the slightly shorter coat of the Japanese Chin only need to be brushed three or four times a week. Although the Japanese Chin sheds more than the Yorkshire Terrier, both parent breeds are low-shedding enough to be considered hypoallergenic.