Toy Torkie Breed Maintenance
For those Torkies that inherited the coat of the Toy Fox Terrier, there is little you'll need to do to maintain their good looks. A simple brushing about once a week helps with those that shed, and a shampoo should happen about once a month. Torkies that look like their Yorkie ancestors must be groomed more carefully, and on a much more regular basis. Yorkie hair is almost like human hair and can often become knotted, so daily brushing is a must. Also important for the Yorkie-like Torkie is that their teeth be brushed daily, to combat the possibility of gum disease and bad breath, and their nails must be trimmed twice a month, as they grow more quickly than most. Regular exercise is another must for these highly energetic and highly intelligent dogs. However, since they are so small, they should never be left outside for long periods of time alone. They are much more suited for apartment living than many dogs are, but since they are often very vocal, you'll have to pay them lots of attention.