Your yorkie's coat will need some type of grooming. Whether you decide to care for it yourself or have a professional groomer is your decision. Please interview your groomer carefully, this is your "baby" you are leaving, and you should get good recommendations when choosing a groomer. If you decide to care for your yorkie's coat yourself, below are some helpful tips.
Keep your yorkie groomed
Your yorkie will require frequent bathing
How often you bathe your yorkie is your decision. Some yorkies require baths twice a week, while others can go a whole month between bathings. Never leave your yorkie unattended in a bath. Use a good pet shampoo and a good detangler for a good shine on your yorkie's coat. I love the Pantene conditioner made for humans, I have found it to be one of the best. If you want to trim your yorkie's nails, a good time to do it is while they are in the bath, they will be feeling a bit more vulnerable and are less apt to fight you during this time. Be VERY careful not to cut the "quick" of the nail. If you trim the nails twice a month, you will only need to take a small amount off each time. Do not panic if you trim too much and they bleed. Simply run it under luke warm water, towel dry and put some styptic powder to help the bleeding to stop. Blow dry your yorkie on a low heat as to not burn him.
You may decide to keep your yorkie in a full coat, or you may decide to do a light trim. Or you may feel you want to keep your yorkie in a puppy cut. All of these looks are acceptable and look nice on your yorkie. Whichever look you choose, your yorkie will still need his ears and paws trimmed. The ears should be shaved about 1/3 of the way down and the edges of the tips trimmed to make a nice pointed appearance. The paws should be shaved on the pads, and trimmed around the feet to shape the feet. You should also trim around the tummy and inner thigh. Some people also like to trim in between the eyes and trim the bangs. This is up to you.
Keep your yorkie trimmed and neat
Take precautions when holding a yorkie
HANDLING YOUR YORKIE: Yorkies can be very squirmy. It is always wise to be in a sitting position if you have never handled a yorkie before. Also, when you have guests to your home, esp small children, your yorkie should always be supervised when being held. Please have your guests and/or the children sit on the floor if they want to hold your yorkie. Many yorkies have no fear and will leap out of your arms in an instant and fall to their death. Take care when holding your yorkie.