YorkieTalk.com Forums - Yorkshire Terrier Community


Welcome to the YorkieTalk.com Forums Community - the community for Yorkshire Terriers.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. You will be able to chat with over 35,000 YorkieTalk members, read over 2,000,000 posted discussions, and view more than 15,000 Yorkie photos in the YorkieTalk Photo Gallery after you register. We would love to have you as a member!

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please click here to contact us.

Go Back   YorkieTalk.com Forums - Yorkshire Terrier Community > Breeding / Showing / Traveling > Yorkie Grooming Talk
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar JavaChat Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-06-2008, 08:33 PM   #1
With Indy In My Heart
Donating Member
 
Tink's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 8,424
Confused Thinking about growing out Tink's hair

Tink is a mix - Yorkiepoo. A preface to my questions - She has mostly very nice thick hair except her legs are a little thin but they are growing in slowly. When she was younger, the hair on her legs was horribly thin, She still occassionally scratches out little "pieces" of hair. The vet doesn't find anything wrong with her and she doesn't scratch, so he says it's dry skin. I added some oils to her food and she seems better.

Her daddy was a poodle so her hair is a little wavy but not curly. Her head seems to be a cotton coat but the rest of her body is not. She combs out nicely and her beard is beautiful when it's a little longer. Last time they cut it all off because she got into the juniper bush (sticky). Her color is black with some auburn threaded in the beard and under her tummy. She is 20 months old.

So now, recently her hair has been laying very nicely and beginning to part down the back and lay nicely on her face too (except for that spot between her eyes). I never thought I could let her hair grow out because of the waves, but now I'm thinking maybe I could give it a try.

I had to have her cut short in them middle of December after I tried to trim her myself, because she got into the juniper bush and got sap all over her face and rear end. She hasn't been trimmed since then so she's beginning to look pretty good. Here are some pictres after her bath today where you can almost see the part down her back and get an idea of the wave.

What do you think? Does anyone have any experience with wavy hair? Is it worth the upkeep and bother to try to grow her out. Will her cottony head ever have a nice topknot - it doesn't seen to grow as quickly as the rest of her hair. I don't want to go through all this work if it's gonna look awful and i have to cut it off anyway. But maybe it doesn't take that long to grown out - I don't know. HELP!
__________________
Mom of Tinkerbelle Tala & Howard RIP Indy & Stuart
Tink's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Welcome Guest!
Not Registered?

Join today and remove this ad!

Old 04-06-2008, 08:40 PM   #2
With Indy In My Heart
Donating Member
 
Tink's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 8,424
Default

So, maybe you'd like to see some pictures of her hair!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Tink's hair 001.jpg (122.6 KB, 25 views)
File Type: jpg Tink's hair 002.jpg (128.2 KB, 35 views)
__________________
Mom of Tinkerbelle Tala & Howard RIP Indy & Stuart
Tink's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 04:23 AM   #3
Yorkie Kisses are the Best!
Donating Member
 
red98vett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 33,590
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Its alot of upkeep -

Chanel is cottony and when I can find a groomer I can trust she's going SHORT. We have burrs in the grass at my new apartment and I have to check every day for them - some days nothing but some days - they're embedded in her leg hair. I don't know why Cheri doesn't seem to attract them like Chanel does

I've had her long for her whole life and have never cut her top hair but with me working full time now - it's just too much to keep looking good. I braid it every day - and I've cut her down a little but she still needs to be shorter

See how you like her long - and if you find it matts then maybe shorter is the way to go - either way - I bet she's cute !
red98vett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 04:31 AM   #4
Donating YT 30K Club Member
 
Patti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Illinois
Posts: 35,509
Blog Entries: 6
Default

She sure is cute. I have always preferred the long coats but if they are cottony like my Cali they are a lot of work. Cali scratches all the time and we cannot find out why and she matts so bad. Brushing her has become a nightmare so I am thinking of cutting her down. I would grow it out and see how hard it is to keep up you can always cut it.
__________________
Cali Pixie Roxie : RIP Nikki; RIP Maya;RIP my sweet Dixie girl 1/17/08
http://callipuppyscastle.bravehost.com/index.html
Patti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 04:34 AM   #5
No Longer a Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Riverview, Florida
Posts: 4,953
Default

I miss Bella's long hair, but she stays cleaner longer and is so cute short!
FL Tink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 08:26 AM   #6
Donating Senior Yorkie Talker
 
gardenyorkies's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 429
Default

Her hair type has a slight bend in it from the poodle in her background...As her hair gets longer and heavier it should pull a lot of that curl/bend out of her hair...Your biggest challenge will be fighting constant tangles and matting....

To try and keep some control over it I would recommend using #1 All systems conditioner and #1 All systems Lanolin mixed in water and used as a final rinse...I usually use about 2 tablespoons of conditioner and 1 tablespoon of lanolin mixed in a small pail of water...It can leave the hair oily so be careful how much lanolin you use...You will have to play with it and adjust the amounts of the lanolin...It works well and makes comb out easier...

~Laura
__________________
Laura ~ JaLa Yorkshire Terriers ~
Visit www.PoochiePetite.com
"Wrapping Jackets, Satin Beds, Tablecovers, Bows N' More!"
gardenyorkies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 12:23 PM   #7
Love My Li'l Lucy
Donating Member
 
KathyinCali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,700
Default

Just want to say Tink is adorable
__________________
Kathy and Lil' Lucy and Jammies
Rest in Peace my Sweet Buster
KathyinCali is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 12:34 PM   #8
No Longer A Member
 
ARCHIE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: NEW YORK
Posts: 16,218
Animal Smiley 049

I think Tink is adorable also. Love the fact that she's all black too. So pretty.
I can't help with the cottony coat, Buddy is silky but let it go alittle longer
and see if you think you can keep it up Susie. If she get's into burs
I think you may find it a bit difficult to keep. All you can do it try.
Good luck.
ARCHIE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 02:45 PM   #9
Mojo, LilyGrace & Me
Donating Member
Moderator
 
Jenn218's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: cuddling with my babies<3
Posts: 17,329
Default

You know...I have always loved that girl! I just think she is gorgeous!!

Someone on here once told me that PetSilk was good...to smooth on hair to help it lay flat, condition it, etc. It smells good and works well.

Also, someone else said that you can use Matrix Biolage spray in conditioner...I have used it and it helps w/ tangles, etc. (since I never dry comb/brush).

I don't know if LG or Mojo have cottony hair...they don't mat, but Mojo has a wavy tush if I don't put stuff on it after a bath.

OH...I almost forgot...a good friend said she uses Pantene Always Smooth on her girls (ever now and then)...and it helps control their hair...and boy, they have gorgeous hair!
__________________
Hi I'm Jenn Mom to.....
Mojo,LilyGrace & DD Kate
RIP Mojo FOREVER in our hearts!

Last edited by Jenn218; 04-07-2008 at 02:47 PM.
Jenn218 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 06:37 PM   #10
With Indy In My Heart
Donating Member
 
Tink's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 8,424
Default

Wow! Thanks everyone for the great advice and encouragement. I just got home from work and thought I might have gotten 1 or 2 replies. But there are 9!

I had asked one of the groomers at PetSmart where I take Tink, 'cause she was grooming a beautiful little Yorkie and she smirked at me and said, "You can't grow out a mutt's hair. They aren't meant to have pretty hair". I didn't have Tink with me, so she didn't see her pretty black hair. But that made me so mad I swore I would grow her hair out if it killed me. Then I thought maybe I'd better get some expert advice from people who would probably be gracious with their replies even if I was way out in left field.

I know Tink is a "mutt" (I prefer "mix" it sounds nicer). But she didn't have to be so sassy about it. Sniff sniff.

So, I think the consensus it to give it a try and see what it looks like when it gets a little longer. It grew quite a lot in 3 months so maybe by the end of summer I'll be able to tell.

Thanks for the advice everyone. And thanks for all the compliments on my little Tinkerbelle (aka Tinkerbrat).
__________________
Mom of Tinkerbelle Tala & Howard RIP Indy & Stuart
Tink's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 07:28 PM   #11
My little Shadow
Donating YT Member
 
YorkichonBella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NC
Posts: 4,132
Blog Entries: 2
Default

As they say "consider the source". I'm sorry she said that to you. Tink is gorgeous and his hair will grow out. He resembles my daughter's Yorkie Bichon alot (my granpuppy Cole). His hair is gorgeous.....so unbelievably soft!

http://www.yorkietalk.com/gallery/sh...g&ppuser=25515
__________________
Bella
Ganma-ma to ColeRIPNoahRIP
YorkichonBella is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 07:35 PM   #12
and Hopeys Mom Too Donating Member
 
TootiesMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 4,109
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tink's Mom View Post
Wow! Thanks everyone for the great advice and encouragement. I just got home from work and thought I might have gotten 1 or 2 replies. But there are 9!

I had asked one of the groomers at PetSmart where I take Tink, 'cause she was grooming a beautiful little Yorkie and she smirked at me and said, "You can't grow out a mutt's hair. They aren't meant to have pretty hair". I didn't have Tink with me, so she didn't see her pretty black hair. But that made me so mad I swore I would grow her hair out if it killed me. Then I thought maybe I'd better get some expert advice from people who would probably be gracious with their replies even if I was way out in left field.

I know Tink is a "mutt" (I prefer "mix" it sounds nicer). But she didn't have to be so sassy about it. Sniff sniff.

So, I think the consensus it to give it a try and see what it looks like when it gets a little longer. It grew quite a lot in 3 months so maybe by the end of summer I'll be able to tell.

Thanks for the advice everyone. And thanks for all the compliments on my little Tinkerbelle (aka Tinkerbrat).
AWWWWW, your Tink is just too beautiful! My Tink is a beautiful MIX too...
I like her hair, just like it is... she is pretty....
d
__________________
Donna's little herd.... Tooties Dogster http://www.dogster.com/?271687
Hopeys Dogster http://www.dogster.com/?448723
and Tinker, TBone(RIP) Laci .. OH, and Me-Kitty(RIP)
TootiesMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 08:17 PM   #13
My little Shadow
Donating YT Member
 
YorkichonBella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NC
Posts: 4,132
Blog Entries: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by YorkichonBella View Post
As they say "consider the source". I'm sorry she said that to you. Tink is gorgeous and his hair will grow out. He resembles my daughter's Yorkie Bichon alot (my granpuppy Cole). His hair is gorgeous.....so unbelievably soft!

http://www.yorkietalk.com/gallery/sh...g&ppuser=25515
pssssst......I meant "her" hair will grow out.
__________________
Bella
Ganma-ma to ColeRIPNoahRIP
YorkichonBella is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2008, 06:46 PM   #14
With Indy In My Heart
Donating Member
 
Tink's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 8,424
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by YorkichonBella View Post
pssssst......I meant "her" hair will grow out.
LOL, I smiled when I saw that. Not to worry - it's OK.
__________________
Mom of Tinkerbelle Tala & Howard RIP Indy & Stuart
Tink's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2008, 06:44 AM   #15
Donating Member
 
omega's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 7,575
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by red98vett View Post
Its alot of upkeep -

Chanel is cottony and when I can find a groomer I can trust she's going SHORT. We have burrs in the grass at my new apartment and I have to check every day for them - some days nothing but some days - they're embedded in her leg hair. I don't know why Cheri doesn't seem to attract them like Chanel does

I've had her long for her whole life and have never cut her top hair but with me working full time now - it's just too much to keep looking good. I braid it every day - and I've cut her down a little but she still needs to be shorter

See how you like her long - and if you find it matts then maybe shorter is the way to go - either way - I bet she's cute !

You're having her hair cut??? I never thought you would do it!!! I always wondered how you kept her so nice looking with that type hair. My cotton gal is always kept short... way too high on the hassle factor. Can't wait to see pics with her hair short.
omega is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Google
 

SHOP NOW: Amazon :: eBay :: Buy.com :: Newegg :: PetStore :: Petco :: PetSmart


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2003 - 2018 YorkieTalk.com
Privacy Policy - Terms of Use

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 571 572 573 574 575 576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585 586 587 588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609 610 611 612 613 614 615 616 617 618 619 620 621 622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629 630 631 632 633 634 635 636 637 638 639 640 641 642 643 644 645 646 647 648 649 650 651 652 653 654 655 656 657 658 659 660 661 662 663 664 665 666 667 668 669 670 671 672 673 674 675 676 677 678 679 680 681 682 683 684 685 686 687 688 689 690 691 692 693 694 695 696 697 698 699 700 701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710 711 712 713 714 715 716 717 718 719 720 721 722 723 724 725 726 727 728 729 730 731 732 733 734 735 736 737 738 739 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749 750 751 752 753 754 755 756 757 758 759 760 761 762 763 764 765 766 767 768 769 770 771 772 773 774 775 776 777 778 779 780 781 782 783 784 785 786 787 788 789 790 791 792 793 794 795 796 797 798 799 800 801 802 803 804 805 806 807 808 809 810 811 812 813 814 815 816 817 818 819 820 821 822 823 824 825 826 827 828 829 830 831 832 833 834 835 836 837 838 839 840 841 842 843 844 845 846 847 848 849 850 851 852 853 854 855 856 857 858 859 860 861 862 863 864 865 866 867 868 869 870 871 872 873 874 875 876 877 878 879 880 881 882 883 884 885 886 887 888 889 890 891 892 893 894 895 896 897 898 899 900 901 902 903 904 905 906 907 908 909 910 911 912 913 914 915 916 917 918 919 920 921 922 923 924 925 926 927 928 929 930 931 932 933 934 935 936 937 938 939 940 941 942 943 944 945 946 947 948 949 950 951 952 953 954 955 956 957 958 959 960 961 962 963 964 965 966 967 968 969 970 971 972 973 974 975 976 977 978 979 980 981 982 983 984 985 986 987 988 989 990 991 992 993 994 995 996 997 998 999 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 1127 1128 1129 1130 1131 1132 1133 1134 1135 1136 1137 1138 1139 1140 1141 1142 1143 1144 1145 1146 1147 1148 1149 1150 1151 1152 1153 1154 1155 1156 1157 1158 1159 1160 1161 1162 1163