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How To Cut a Yorkie Poos Hair

Portrait of a Yorkipoo sitting on a large rocky outcrop in the mountains

Grooming is vital, and when it comes to long hair dogs like Yorkie Poos, you need to groom them often. That means cutting their hair, especially around the ears. If you don’t, they can get ear infections, ringworm, or other infections, as well as fleas.

To cut your Yorkie Poos fur correctly, you need the best tools. Make sure they are sharp. The first step is to get the little dog used to the clippers and scissors. If you don’t, you may have a fight on your hands.

Also, you should be brushing your dog’s fur in between grooming times. This keeps the fur smooth and removes those mattes and tangles that can make grooming more difficult.

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How Should a Yorkie Poos Hair Be Cut?

This will depend on how long or short you want your dog’s hair to be. If you want to go short, then you need a good electric clipper to do the job. Make sure the blades are sharp before you start cutting. You do not want those blades pulling the hair and not cutting it.

As you cut, have a pair of scissors handy. You will need them if your dog’s fur has any tangles or mattes in it. The clippers may not work that well in this situation, so using scissors keeps the process painless.

One direction is to cut off as little as possible. But that depends if you want a long hair dog or a short-haired one till the next grooming time. Then start at the top of your dog and work your way down.

There are other techniques you can try and if you do not want to do this or do not have the time, then let a professional groomer do it for you. They have the right tools to get the job done fast and right.

How Often Should You Cut a Yorkie Poo Hair?

Black Yorkipoo with white hair around its mouth standing outdoors in the grass

Grooming or cutting their hair should wait until your little dog is about 4 to 5 months old. At that age, they can handle the grooming session and should not put up a lot of the fight other dogs have done.

The secret to keeping your dog looking good is to give him or her regular haircuts. This means that they should get a trim every 6 to 8 weeks. Not only will your Yorkie Poo look good, but it will also help them see better and keep ear infections away.

The puppy cut is the cut many groomers do and recommend, but you are free to try other cuts. In fact, there are quite a few different hairstyles you can choose for your puppy.

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Some Yorkie Poo hairstyles

Tan yorkipoo standing outdoors in the yard

Here are a few hairstyles that you can select from to help your Yorkie Poo feel special, pampered, and looking good:

The Puppy Cut

Only leaves about a 1/2 inch of fur. This style keeps your puppy looking like a puppy and is very cute. Use electric clippers and start at the base of the neck and work your way down

Teddy Bear Cut

Make your puppy look like a soft cuddly teddy bear. This cut will leave about 2 inches of hair all the way around your dog’s body. Use scissors and make sure to cut those hairs around their rear ends short to avoid a messy look.

Schnauzer Cut

The body of your Yorkie has the hair cut nice and short. Then you leave the legs, face, and neck hairs a little longer. This helps your dog get that Schnauzer mustache that some dog owners like. This cut can take a long time to do, so be patient.

Kennel Cut

When it is hot outside, this is the cut many owners pick. It keeps your Yorkie’s hair very short. They are shorter than the puppy cut, and it helps give you a rest from brushing their hair all the time. Electric clippers are the tool to use here.

Pretty Cut

This is a flexible option. You can choose any cut you want as long as you can still add bows, ribbons, and other embellishments to your dog’s fur. How your dog will look will depend on the style of the cut and what embellishments you add.

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Some Final Words

Yorkipoo with a short haircut laying on wooden floors

Trimming your Yorkie Poo’s fur is something that needs to be done. That is if you want your dog to see where they are going and avoid ear infections. The good news here is that you have a variety of hairstyles you can choose to make your dog look good or be cool for the summer.

Just make sure to choose wisely, as you do not want to embarrass your dog.

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