The Yorkshire Terrier is not just a cheerful and active dog that loves communication and active games. Dogs of this breed have long hair, which requires careful care from the owner. In order to make the coat elegant and become a real decoration for the dog, it is necessary to visit the “dog hairdresser” or to groom your dog yourself periodically. This is not just a necessity, but a pleasant duty, because you can create a variety of hairstyles for your pet.
How much do Yorkie haircuts cost?
Plan on spending anywhere between $40 and $75 for a Yorkie haircut, with an average cost of around $60, depending on the type of haircut and the dog grooming salon. Doing this yourself will, of course, cut this cost to $0, as long as you have the necessary tools. If you want your Yorkie’s fur to look good you should take him or her to a professional groomer for a haircut.
The Yorkshire Terrier’s fur is long, silky, and straight, not wavy at all. There are some puppies that have their hair so long that it reaches the floor. Yorkshire Terriers have a single coat of fur and shed very little.
If the Yorkie is very small, has thicker hair, severe mats, or other complicating factors, costs can go up by $10 to $20+ more. Extra time equals more expense.
Popular yorkie haircut styles
The long and elegant hair of a Yorkie can be styled in many different looks, but not every owner can do it at home by himself. Everyone can maintain a haircut and get clippers for their beloved dog, but not everyone can style their dog. It is recommended to find a professional groomer who can offer a Yorkie haircut at an affordable price.
But, one problem with pet groomers is that their grooming costs will usually be in a pretty long range as some could be costlier than others. So, it is recommended to shop around until you find the right groomer for your Yorkie.
Types of Yorkie Haircuts
The Long Coat
As its name says, this type of haircut involves leaving all the hair length to grow as long as possible. Because the Yorkie coats are naturally silky and long, this haircut highlights perfectly the long length of the hair. In order to maintain the neatness of the coat smaller haircuts, but more trimming and tidying will be done. This look is common at dog shows because it highlights the great color and glossiness of the Yorkie coat.
The main advantage of this haircut is that when it gets to the ideal length, you can trim the excess hair yourself at home. However, if you want something more eccentric, you should take your dog to a professional groomer.
The most popular haircut among Yorkies is the Westie Cut. The coat is trimmed to a short length, a few inches in general, more or less. For this style, the beard is kept well-founded and the hair around the forehead is kept in a topknot or cut short.
Another common haircut for your beloved Yorkie is the Schnauzer Cut, which involves cutting the hair in certain areas and leaving it on others. The black sections of the fur are removed, which only leaves a tanned section and this gives the look of the Schnauzer dog breed.
This type of haircut involves taking a lot from the coat length from every area of the dog’s body, including the legs and the face, which makes it different from the Westie haircut. With this haircut, grooming your Yorkie will be easier as the short coat will not require a lot of bathing and brushing. This haircut can be adjusted to give your Yorkie a different look, like squaring off the facial hair. Regardless of what modification you want to make, with this haircut, your dog will look like a puppy Yorkie.
Professional groomer for your Yorkie
Caring for a Yorkshire Terrier with long hair is not for everyone, especially if it has a “soft” fur that is easily tangled, instead of a silky one! Even if you keep their hair cut short, you should brush it every day to help prevent tangles and keep it clean.
There are many online tutorials that might be helpful if you want to learn how to give your Yorkie a trim at home. The most popular Yorkie haircut is the “Puppy haircut” and you can get an idea about how this should be done by looking at the video below.
The Top Knot
The process of tying up and knotting the long hair of the forehead of a Yorkie is known as Top Knot. This is common among the Yorkies with long coats to keep their eyes clear. But this is also a great way to dress up your dog with hairclips, ribbons, and bows.
Mix and Match
You can mix and match the styles and combine two or more different haircuts for your Yorkie.
Soft instead of silky
The Yorkie’s fur is actually more soft than silky and this makes it more likely to tear and break. You should prepare for a lot of styling and grooming if you want your Yorkie to have a long, silky coat.
Additional services and dog grooming prices
Special styling requests like bows, colored highlights, and stenciled designs could add $5 to $20+ to the cost.
A bath, brushing, nail trim, and ear cleaning often come standard or add only another $10-$15.
It also takes substantial time to learn skills to groom a Yorkie at home. DIY properly bathing, brushing, and clipping a Yorkie compared to a professional groomer is not as easy as it may seem.
Grooming tools and supplies, like scissors and dog shampoo, have real costs too. For example, shampoos & conditioners are $10 to $20 each for moisturizing Yorkie’s hair care, scissors are $10 to $25, nail clippers are $40 to over $200 for quality, and so on.