Yorkie Russell Breed Maintenance
With the types of coats this hybrid breed can end up with, it's safe to say there is a range of maintenance they will require, mostly based on the dog's coat length and density. In general, it will take at least a mild amount of care, as the longer coats need consistent brushing, at least a few times a week, to keep everything clean and healthy. A few brushes a week between a pin brush and a comb should suffice. Bathing is generally up to the owner's discretion and the dog's coat characteristics, but should still occur every few weeks, consisting of washing them with a dog-specific shampoo and conditioner if possible, as conditioners can soften the hair and make them more comfortable for the dog and easier to manage for the owner. Depending on the length, the coat should also be trimmed not only to reduce the amount of overall maintenance, but also so the dog can function as normal, allowing them to have a good field of vision and trimmed feet. Folded ears will also need to be monitored, as excess moisture can cause unwanted bacteria buildup, so owners will want to check them regularly for any changes. Everything else is pretty standard including regular tooth brushing at least once a week and nail trimming when necessary.
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