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Elvis Yorkshire Terrier
1557 Highway NN
Ironton, MO 63650 USA

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Selecting the Right Comb or Brush

Shorthaired Breeds

1. rubber brush: Does best for removing loose hair, but poor for dispersing skin oil to hair shaft.
2. bristle brush: Should be fairly stiff and dog should be brushed in the direction of the lie of the coat. Does a good job at dispersing skin oil to hair shaft leaving coat shinny and smooth.
3. medium/fine comb: Used to remove loose hair and dirt from dog's coat.


Longhaired Breeds

1. slicker brush: Used to untangle and remove loose hair. Care should needs to be taken to not brush-burn the dog.
2. pin brush: Only to be used if there are no mats.
3. medium/course comb or course comb: Hair type will determine whether to use medium/course or course comb.
4. mat comb or splitter: Use only if dog is seriously matted.

Breeds With Long Silky Coats

1. slicker brush
2. pin brush: Use only if there are no mats in the dogs coat.
3. medium/course comb: Use to determine or remove minor mating in the dogs coat.
4. mat comb or long pin rake: Use if there is a serious matting problem.

Double-coated Breeds

1. slicker brush: Used to remove loose dog hair.
2. pin brush: Used to untangle and smooth the dog's hair.
3. mat comb or undercoat rake: Used to thin out the dog's undercoat.
4. moulting comb: Used to remove loose hair and clean up the dog's outer coat.
5. medium/fine or medium/course: Hair type will determine whether to use medium/fine or medium/course comb.

Sporting Breeds

1. slicker brush: Used to remove loose or dead hair.
2. pin brush: Used to untangle slightly matted coats.
3. mat comb or long pin rake: Used if dog's coat is seriously matted.
4. medium/coarse or coarse: Used to untangle and neaten the dog's coat.

We suggest the tiny size combs and brushes for the toy dog breeds. Due to the fact hair quality differs profoundly, even among dogs of the identical breed these are merely starting points. Yorkies usually are an ideal demonstration of this fact. Yorkie coats appear in a variety of types and textures.