How to Cut Hair Off Yorkshire Terriers

Updated November 21, 2016

Yorkshire terriers are fun, small-breed dogs with long black and brown hair. While the dog is small, grooming can be a big job. It's a good idea to hire a professional for full grooming a professional, but there are a few things you can do on your own.

Place the Yorkshire terrier on a table or other sturdy surface to bring him to a comfortable working height.

Use a No. 10 blade on the dog clippers to clip under the hind legs of the dog and under the tail.

Comb through the dog's coat and remove any mats.

Bathe and condition the Yorkshire terrier using a professional dog shampoo and conditioning treatment.

Allow the dog to dry completely.

Comb through the dog's coat after it's dry.

Tie a top knot, the tuft of hair tied up on the top of the Yorkshire terrier's head, often tied with a ribbon or held with a barrette. Gather the hair from the base of the back of the head to the front of the ears and tie with a rubber band or hair clip.

Things You'll Need

  • Grooming table
  • Dog clippers
  • Clipper blade No.10 (other lengths are optional)
  • Dog brush or comb
  • Dog shampoo
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