Yorkshire Terrier Breed Maintenance
The Yorkie must be regularly groomed. His long, fine hair can become matted without regular brushing. Long coats require hours of grooming; most owners clip the coat closely. Those with this type of coat should be brushed daily. The Yorkie requires daily exercise. Because of his size, it is highly important that a Yorkie live inside with his family. Extra care must also be given to make sure that children do not get too rough with the Yorkie as he can be severely injured. His nails should be clipped twice a month, and daily tooth brushing will prevent gum disease and bad breath.