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|06-11-2013, 02:28 PM||#1|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Take a guess at Draco's coat, any helpful tips.
So Draco is now 5 months. His coat is pretty thin, and isn't really that long maybe about 2 inches from his body.
It doesn't really tangle, and is pretty easy to brush now, with very few snags usually by his bum or around where is collar/harness is. But nothing matted nor anything that needs to be detangled. I switch between a slicker brush, or a pin brush that has a thick bristle brush on the other side.
I'm still confuse at how to tell certain coats. If it's silky I want longer coat, and if it's cotton a puppy cut. And if it's some variation in between, I'll for some kind of coat in-between I guess. From checking around the site signs point that he might be a silky, because of green eyeshine and a thinner coat, or at least it's pretty compared to him at 10 weeks. It's especially thin on his legs, chest, and tummy. And the skin there all looks fine and isn't irritated.
Over the past month he'd been losing hair when I brushed him that seemed softer and more comparable to a dog with an undercoat. Though the hair loss is significantly less and with very little if any.
I attached some pictures below, The pic with the toy is right after a bath last week, and the picture with the head tilt is from Saturday I believe after I trimmed his ears a little.(second time, almost 2 months ago.)
And the closes up there the first on the left is in natural light, the bottom is under a lamp, and the one on the right is with flash.
So what do you think? =] He's 20wks today, and I guess 5 months on the 22nd. I know his coat color still has lots to do so I'm not even trying to figure that one out yet.
I use Bio-Groom FLuffy puppy and bathe him once a week, depending how dirty he gets outdoors. As the bottle runs out think it's time to switch to something better and start using a conditioner. I've hear great things about Espree, Milksheen, and YorkieSpalsh. What's your favorite, how long have you been using it, and what type of coat does your little one have?
ANy tips about a face trim, I want it longer but his hair isn't long enough to keep out of his eyes even with a band on.
Lana , Draco
|06-11-2013, 05:49 PM||#2|
♥ Maximo and Teddy
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
I think Draco has a silky coat. Ay 5 months, he probably still has some puppy coat. My Teddy's coat continued to transform at age 2.
If you want to grow a topknot, dealing with growing period can be tedious and a constant battle keeping hair out the eyes until it is long enough to go into the band. If you don't want a topknot, you can start trimming.
We use lots of different shampoos and conditioners. Some of our favorites for silky coats are:
Bio-Groom Oatmeal shampoo and Creme Rinse conditioner
Espree (Jenny sells their products at toplinepet.com)
Kristin, Max and Teddy
|06-12-2013, 04:45 AM||#3|
YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Merritt Island,FL
My Abby looked a lot like that with the part down her back,maybe a little less length but I am always trimming.. She will be two in July and her topknot had to be cut off this past week- the bands and her rubbing her head was too much and the fine hair broke away- she loves the freedom of not having her hair put up! She takes no care at all, just a quick comb every morning and a bath once a week . I think Minksheen is the best ever, they stay shiny, smell nice and I think it really deters the fleas/bugs.Everyone I give some to loves it. I use Biogroom puppy on their faces.
|06-18-2013, 03:01 PM||#4|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: United States
my baby girl is finally home
|06-18-2013, 03:13 PM||#5|
YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Blog Entries: 3
He looks like he has a silky coat! He sure is cute!
Proud Mommy to Max, Teeka, Tatiana and forever in my heart Tameka!
My sunshine doesn't come from the skies, it comes from my puppies eyes!
Last edited by Deb1; 06-18-2013 at 03:14 PM.
|06-18-2013, 03:34 PM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Gilford, NH, USA
is his name from hp? love it. hes very beautiful.
Cedric N Lola N Keylo
RIP Punkee Princess
|06-18-2013, 06:18 PM||#7|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Silky... and cute!
Kat Infinity Chloe ?
|06-20-2013, 09:08 PM||#8|
Wee Winston Wiggles
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Kewanee, Illinois
My guess is silky...very cute pup by the way!!!
As Ever, Kathy
Intruducing Bentley Winston and Spencer: RIP My Sweet Angels
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