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|04-07-2005, 02:39 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2005
Yorkie coat care help!
My little yorkie is almost 3 y/o, and I believe that she has a cottony coat. Initially, I tried to grow it out, but her hair grows kind of wavy and ends up looking pretty scraggly. I've kept it puppy cut, and she look adorable that way, but her coat still looks a bit on the wavy side. Her hair's not dry or frizzy, just wavy? Am I using the wrong shampoo or doing something else wrong?
Also, she started out changing colors early on, with light brown to her face and silvery to her head. The silver started to spread down to her shoulders and back, but then stopped. Now, the silver on her back is pretty much gone, and the silver on her head is blonde, and the light brown to her face is dark brown. Again, should I change shampoos or is this normal for the yorkies?
Thanks for the advice!
|04-07-2005, 03:55 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tontitown Arkansas
I am probably going to have many members disagree with my post here, but this is what I have found out having Schatzie and a previous Yorkie (RIP).
I believe that a Yorkie's coat good or bad is mostly in the genes. The Yorkie will either have a great perfect coat or one not so desireable no matter how expensive the coat products used or the type of food.
Schatzie is on very expensive food and coat products. She is brushed daily and bathed often as needed. Her coat is HORRIBLE. My previous Yorkie had a nice coat.
Again, I think it is mostly in the Yorkies genetics....
We have a lady come once a month to our dental lab business, she brings Maddie her little Yorkie who also is 3 years old. Maddie is soooo cute and has a wavy coat. She is kept in a puppy coat for more managability.
Now Schatzie's coat is not wavy yet straight but real stringy. After a couple years of letting it grow out just for my own desire's to see her coat long and have pic's taken. I will cut her coat to a puppy coat for easier managability.
I have tried so many differant types of products, her coat does not change...
I've accepted that her coat is what it is....less desirable, oh well.
~~**~~ Schatzie and Ransom ~~**~~
|04-08-2005, 07:38 AM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2004
That is what my breeder has told me also, coat type and the rate at which it grows depend on genetics.
But of course, good food and good products will help.