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|07-10-2008, 06:04 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Randleman,NC USA
please help me out?
Bella was totally black as a baby with some white on her chest,Now remember that she is half yorkie and half pom
She now is turning the blue gray color and some brownish tan,still got the white on her chest,her coat is getting longer as it was real short as a babe,
So I guess my question is when do they stop turning colors & her hair is kinda silky but with a course texture.?Mats up easily.
And another thing she is in heat and she has never sheded until now,and her hair is coming out on everything?Is this common?
Do they shed at all?This is all new to me and well I guess with her being only half maybe it is the pom that sheds
Does anyone know?I had read somewhere that neither of these breeds shed?
Please help me out
|07-10-2008, 06:18 PM||#2|
Donating YT 30K Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Blog Entries: 6
Welcome, Your baby is a cutie. Yorkies can change colors for years. I also have a 11 year old pom and she does shed.Poms do shed, Yorkies don't. Poms tend to shed more than usual in the spring and I think a heat cycle can make them blow their coat. With the Pom coat they have an indercoat and that tends to trap some of the hair they shed so regular brushing helps get that out.
Cali Pixie Roxie : RIP Nikki; RIP Maya;RIP my sweet Dixie girl 1/17/08
|07-10-2008, 06:23 PM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Missouri Ozarks
I don't know about the mix. Yorkies don't shed but will sometimes "blow the coat" which means lose part of the coat suddenly, thinning and leaving only shorter hair behind. My sister-in-law has a Pom and it sheds. Yorkies will matt very easily during the transition time from puppy coat to adult, after that time some will be much easier to care for and others will continue to matt easily....just luck of the draw. Brush daily and bathe weekly, dilute shampoo and rinse.......then rinse some more. Best of luck.
|07-10-2008, 07:13 PM||#4|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Welcome to YT and she is darling. Even a full bred's coat is different for the first two years. Yorkie's don't shed but they do leave a few hairs since their coat is like human hair.
I would be gentle with her coat, no harsh shampoos and careful brushing. Have fun - Warmly, Deborah
Peace and Light, Deborah
My Sweet Sophie 1994-2007Welcome, Charlie Barley 4.14.07 & Sofia Bella 9.13.08
|07-10-2008, 07:17 PM||#5|
Love My Li'l Lucy
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southern California
Welcome. Your baby is adorable
Kathy and Lil' Lucy and Jammies
Rest in Peace my Sweet Buster