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ABOUT YORKIES AND THEIR COATS

Yorkies , or the Yorkshire terrier is a very small dog breed. This Terrier specie originated in historical area of Yorkshire in England as early as the 1800's. Yorkies wer bred for theit small size and other features.

Yorkies ( Yorkshire terriers) descended from the Scottish breeds such as the now extinct Paisley Terrier and the Skye Terrier. In its turn, other breeds have been created from the Yorkshire terrier, such as the Australian Silky Terrier and the Biewer Terrier.

For adult Yorkshire terriers, the importance is placed on the colour of its coat, the quality and texture of its coat. The hair must be glossy, straight and silky. Normally the coat is long and grown out and is parted down the middle of the back.

Yorkshire Terriers (Yorkies) have very soft coats. Yorkies have two types of coats. Silky or soft coats. The silky coats are the coats of the show dogs. The soft coat breeds have short coats and do not need to be brushed very as often.

It is important that from the back of the neck to the base of the tail, the coat should be a dark gray to a steel- or grey-blue, and the hair on the tail should be a darker blue. On the head, high chest, and legs, the hair should be a rich tan. Also, in adult dogs, there should be no dark hairs intermingled with any of the tan coloured fur.

Newborn Yorkshire Terriers (Yorkies) are born black with tan points above the eyes, around the legs and feet and toes, the inside of the ears, and the underside of the tail. Occasionally Yorkies are born with a white patch on the chest or on the toes. White patches fade with age, and are usually gone within a few months. Wite markings on the chest is generally an indication that the puppy will be a good coat grower.

The final colour of the coat is sometimes anly reach up to three years.

Yorkie coats normally require daily brushing and a bath at least once amonth. The fur may be trimmed short for easier care but it is believed that trimming may affect the colour over a long period. The coat is always left long for shows. The coat may be trimmed to floor length to enhance movement and and appearance.

The long coats of Yorkies (Yorkshire Terriers) take a lot of time and energy. Some owners wrap the coat in paper like rice paper, tissue paper, or plastic, after a light oiling with a coat oil. Yorkies need a lot of attention and prospective owners should study the behavior and caretaking before they take the step.

Some of the above text was taken from From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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