Last Updated on February 6, 2022 by Griselda M.
The tail of a Yorkie is its distinguishing feature, but the longer you cut it, the less of a Yorkie it becomes.
What’s wrong with trimming or cropping your dog’s tail? Is that going to make him look like a wolf? No way! It’s going to make him look like a sad little puppy. In fact, most breeders, groomers, and veterinarians say you should leave your Yorkie Tail uncut. And you know why?
Because it makes your dog look cute, makes your dog look adorable, and makes your Yorkie look even more appealing than a cropped or trimmed tail would. In fact, one study even suggests that dog owners who clip their dogs’ tails may be subconsciously reinforcing the “man’s best friend” stereotype. So how do you know if your dog needs his tail to be left unshaven or uncropped? Here are some helpful hints to help you decide.
In this blog post, I’m going to list out a few reasons why you should leave your Yorkie tail uncut and other related questions.
Why Do They Cut The Tails Of Yorkies?
A lot of dog owners don’t realize that the tails of their pets are a very important part of who they are. In fact, tail cuts can be pretty traumatic for dogs. There’s a reason why the tails of most dogs have been cropped from birth and it’s because, without the protection of their tails, dogs are more vulnerable to attacks and disease.
Reasons to leave the Yorkie tail uncut
It’s a pet peeve of mine that everyone is so obsessed with getting the Yorkie tail cut and they will only stop at nothing to get it done. And if you don’t want a long tail, you can’t just leave it uncut, you have to get it shaved to make it look good. Why not just leave it? I’ve been reading up on the benefits of leaving it uncut and here are a few reasons to do so:
- The tail is the most distinctive feature of the dog
- It’s a natural marker for marking territory
- It’s a sign of happiness, confidence, and pride
- It makes them look bigger and stronger than they actually are
- It can be a nuisance to trim
- It makes them look vulnerable and weak
- It’s a genetic trait in most breeds
- Most Yorkies have a natural wagging tail
- Most dogs with a naturally cropped tail are healthy and happy
Are Yorkies Supposed To Have Long Tails?
There’s a common belief that Yorkies shouldn’t have long tails. This has been perpetuated by breeders because of the way the tail looks when it drapes over the back legs. While some people may think Yorkies are meant to be without tails, there’s no basis for this assumption.
There are so many kinds of Yorkies. They come in a variety of colors, including brindle, fawn, black, and white. Some of them come in various sizes, including large, medium, and small. The breeds are very different from each other, and they are meant to look different from each other.
There are also short-haired Yorkies and long-haired Yorkies, although the length of their hair is not what makes the difference. All of the types of Yorkies have some type of tail, which is an important trait of these dogs. However, the length of the tail does not make the difference between the types of Yorkies. There are several different tail lengths that are common to all types of Yorkies.
How Do You Groom A Yorkie Tail?
Yorkies are typically considered a low-maintenance dog breed. However, grooming can become a chore for owners who aren’t properly trained. Grooming a Yorkie involves trimming their coat, and keeping it short. Yorkies have long hair, and this makes grooming a challenge. The best way to keep their coats short is through regular brushing, combing, and clipping.
But, how do you groom a Yorkie tail? Yorkies are wonderful dogs, but sometimes they can develop a habit of pulling their tails if they are bored or excited. Grooming a Yorkie’s tail will prevent any unsightly, uncomfortable hair. Yorkies with a history of pulling at their tails may have other behavior issues, which can make grooming harder to accomplish.
If you want to properly groom a Yorkie’s tail, try using a tool with long, straight tacks that are spaced out evenly and will not irritate the dog’s skin.
How Do You Cut A Dog’s Tail Off At Home?
We all need to do it at some point, but how to cut a dog’s tail off at home? This is a question I’ve been asked many times. It really depends on the size and structure of the dog’s tail, as well as the dog’s temperament. The larger the dog’s tail, the more you want to make sure you do it properly. This is so because the dog will not be able to walk for a while.
The first thing to do is to find a sharp pair of scissors. When you find them, use the same to cut off the dog’s tail, moving carefully and slowly until you reach the tip of the tail. Remember that you should cut along the hairline.
After you have done that, you should wash the wound and apply some antibiotic cream or ointment to it. You can either apply this on the spot where you cut off the tail, or you can apply it on a bandage.
You should also keep an eye on it to see if any infection or bleeding occurs. If you have to take the dog to the vet, make sure you ask your vet about the best way to deal with this. The vet may prescribe you some antibiotics to prevent the possibility of getting sick.
Conclusion – Should You Leave The Yorkie Tail Uncut?
In conclusion, your Yorkie’s tail should be left uncut. It also gives your Yorkie a bit more of a “puppy” feel. It will also keep the tail from getting dirty.
But, there are some reasons why it’s better to leave the tail uncut. In the first place, the hair on the tail is actually not that thick. If it is cut off, then a lot of hair will be taken away from the tail, which can cause a “flopping” effect.
However, they can be temperamental and prone to shedding. This is why it’s important to trim their tails. It also makes their tail look shorter and can even lead to them walking in a different manner.
The best way to keep your Yorkie tail uncut is to make sure it is regularly trimmed.
Read more about Why Are Yorkies Tails Docked?
What are the Yorkie tail standards?
The Yorkshire Terrier tail and the issue of docking is a very controversial subject. In the US, per AKC standard, the Yorkie should have its tail docked to a medium length
Can you cut a Yorkie tail at home?
Yes, this process can be done at home or the vet. However, this procedure can be painful for the puppy. If your pup is over three days old, it will be administered anesthesia.