Yorktese Breed Maintenance
Due to their longer coats, Yorkteses are high maintenance dogs that require daily brushing to prevent matting and tangling. They also require a bit of trimming to keep the shape appropriate and the overall length more manageable but can also be taken to a groomer for assistance. They require bathing on a semi-regular basis as well, but owners with a vigilant eye should easily be able to tell when their dog is beginning to get dirty. Bathing is a relatively easy process but should be approached with care, meaning pre-bath brushing to free up tangled hair beforehand and even using a light dog-made conditioner to make the coat easier to work with are important. Gently blow drying on low heat after a light toweling will help to ensure no excess moisture remains and provides a much better-looking coat once all is completed. Ears, teeth, and nails should also be monitored and should be given regular cleaning, brushing and clipping respectively to maintain good overall health, happiness, and comfort.
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