Grooming Silky Terriers and Yorkshire Terriers

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Grooming Silky- Yorkshire Terriers


Grooming a Silky   & Yorkshire Terrier
The Only Australian Toy   Dog (The Silky Terrier)

The   Silky & Yorkshire Terrier has very fine hair. It is similar to human hair and does not shed like   other breeds. For this reason, it is important that the Silky or Yorkshire Terrier be brushed and   combed at least twice weekly to keep it tidy and free from snarls and mats.
I suggest you invest in a good quality lanolin - based shampoo, a lanolin - or oil based conditioner,
Mink oil, or Almond Oil, Or bay a bottle of Triocil from "PHARMACHEM"  Medicated wash for dogs.
This is best for your Silky Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier. (A high foaming wash ensuring clean coats for prevention and treatment of skin disorder in dogs).
A natural bristle brush, a ball-tipped pin brush, scissors, nail clippers, hand clippers, metal comb and a fine - tooted metal comb. so that is all you need to help to control your dog's coat.
Mink Oil or Almond Oil or a Hair Moisturizer Booster from "KIMDEC" ( Protects, Restores and   Maintains Moisture Balance). Sprayed and brushed through between washing Hair, helps   prevent damage to the coat. The conditioner ("KIMDEC") or mink Oil helps prevent tangles and dry skin. Bath the dog in tepid water, never cold. Pat and squeeze the excess water from the dog's coat with a towel, then blow dry [ if the dog is left to dry and run free the coat will tangle and get slightly wavy].
After the coat is about half dry, use the pin brush to straighten the hair, working from the center   part line down and around the legs. Trimming; A Silky if you like? which means that the ears should be free of long hair, the muzzle be clean of long hair from the eyes to the nose with an inverted  V shape between the eyes. The legs and feet from the foot to the first joint of the leg also should be free of long hair. So using scissors and hand clippers, clean hair from this area and between the toes. Trim the nails with nail clippers often; this will stop the foot from spreading and the dog from  walking on the back of its pad. Brushing center part; The center part goes from forehead to the   tail in a straight line. Comb the coat down each side and down each leg. Using the pure-bristle   brush, brush the hair down frequently, this will give a nice shine to it; the more you brush, the shinier the coat. And if you can not cope with the clipping yourself, we will be glad to help you, or we will show you how to clip your puppy. (If you NOT showing your Yorkshire Terrier or Silky Terriers ( Dog-show) you can trim them the same, as you see here.>->  <-- click on!



  
 
 
Grooming and Bathing YOUR
 
Silky Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier
 
The Silky Terrier has very fine hair — hence the name SILKY. It is similar to human hair and does not shed like other breeds. For this reason, it is important that the Silky be brushed and combed at least twice weekly to keep it tidy and free from snarls and mats.
 
I suggest you invest in a good quality lanolin-based shampoo, a lanolin-based conditioner, Mink oil, a natural bristle brush (not synthetic), a ball-tipped pin brush, scissors, thinning scissors, nail clippers, hand clippers, metal comb and a fine-toothed metal comb.

BATHING:
 
Bath the dog in tepid water, never cold. Wet him all over then, with the good shampoo, start at the neck and work along the body to the tail, and down each leg, working up a good lather without being rough with the coat. Around the head I like to use baby shampoo as it won't irritate the eyes. Rinse WELL with fresh water. Now apply conditioner, leave it on for about three minutes then rinse WELL with fresh water. The conditioner helps prevent tangles and dry skin.

DRYING:
 
Pat and squeeze the excess water from the dog's coat with a towel, then blow dry (if the dog is left to drip dry and run free the coat will tangle and get slightly wavy). After the coat is about half dry, use the pin brush to straighten the hair, working from the center part line down and around the legs.
 

TRIMMING:
 
The breed Standard calls for "Clean pointed", which means that the ears should be free of long hair, the muzzle be clean of long hair from the eyes to the nose with an inverted V shape between the eyes. The legs and feet from the foot to the first joint of the leg also should be free of long hair. So, using scissors and hand clippers, clean hair from this area and between the toes. Trim the nails with nail clippers often; this will stop the foot from spreading and the dog from walking on the back of its pad. If you should draw blood use some "Quick Stop".
 
BRUSHING CENTRE PART:
 
The center part goes from forehead to the tail in a straight line. Comb the coat down each side and down each leg. Using the pure-bristle brush, brush the hair down frequently. This will give a nice shine to it; the more you brush, the shinier the coat. Please see picture! -->  

 
 
Ready for the show ring? -->   click here      /  Exercises in Handling --> 1).   /  2).  
 

Don’t be afraid to ask the breeder of your puppy how to groom and trim, most breeders are only too willing to help as they like to see their stock winning.
 
 
Shampoo and condition your dog the day before show, Refer to re-grooming dog for show.
 
        A.S.T.C. of QLD / A. Rohde


 
 

               




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