Top 25 Non-Shedding Dogs

Guess which breed is listed as number 1???

You got it…Yorkshire Terrier!

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Artie, Coby, Buddy

Check out the other 24 breeds, especially if you are an allergy/asthma suffer.

http://dogs.petbreeds.com/stories/5014/25-dog-breeds-shed-least?utm_medium=social.paid&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=ao.sp.fb.dt.5014#25-Yorkshire-Terrier

Haircut for Coby!!!

Coby went to his groomer for the third time in his life today! This time, I told Nikki (his groomer) to cut his hair shorter because he was getting a lot of mats. The interesting thing about Yorkies is that have hair rather than fur. They have a single coat of hair, like humans, so they do not shed like a dog with fur. That’s what makes these dogs particularly good for allergy sufferers, like me.

The hair of a Yorkie doesn’t usually get matted if it’s kept short, but this is not the case for puppy hair, which Coby hasn’t parted with yet. I searched online to find out that most Yorkies change to their adult coat at 5-6 months of age. Coby is behind as he turned 7 months on April 11. Yorkies begin life with a dark coat of hair, and then their coat changes colors when hormonal changes take place within their bodies. Their hair will turn from black to a silvery blue color. This change can take up to 3 years to completely happen. Although this color change is normal and distinctive to Yorkies, I wish Coby could stay dark as I like that he looks different from his older brothers. Time will tell what Coby’s adult coat will look like, but for now, I will enjoy his dark hair and let maturity play it’s role…just not too quickly! Just like human babies, I want to keep him young.

april coby groomer Coby april 14, 2015