The Shorkie is a designer dog cross between a ShihTzu and Yorkie. This breed requires a significant amount of frequent grooming. The haircoat is long, fine and is somewhat easy to become matted, especially when exposed to moisture. The Shorkie should be completely brushed out at least twice weekly to deter excessive tangling and matting. Full service professional grooming is recommended at least every 3 weeks.
Most customers choose a lower maintenance cut such as a puppy cut, however it is possible to keep them full coated with frequent grooming.
If home maintenance is done properly; full service grooming is recommended every 3 weeks, if not professional grooming is recommended at least every 1-2 weeks.
For more information on home maintenance grooming and equipment please contact our groomer! Advice is always free.
Remember all cuts and grooming shown is to the customer’s specifications.
Grooming required rating - High
Full service grooming required (with home maintenance): At least every 3 weeks.
Full service grooming required (without home maintenance): At least every 1-2 weeks.