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GROOMING SILKY TERRIER & YORKSHIRE TERRIERS
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BATHING:
 Bath the dog in tepid water, never cold. Wet him all over then, with the good shampoo, start at the neck and work along the body to the tail, and down each leg, working up a good lather without being rough with the coat. Around the head I like to use baby shampoo as it won't irritate the eyes. Rinse ‘WELL’ with fresh water. Now apply conditioner, leave it on for about three minutes then rinse ‘WELL’ with fresh water. The conditioner helps prevent tangles and dry skin.
 
 
DRYING:
Pat and squeeze the excess water from the dog's coat with a towel, then blow dry (if the dog is left to drip dry and run free the coat will tangle and get slightly wavy) After the coat is about half dry, use the pin brush to straighten the hair, working from the centre part line down and around the legs.
 
 
TRIMMING:
The breed Standard calls for "Clean pointed", which means that the ears should be free of long hair, the muzzle be clean of long hair from the eyes to the nose with an inverted V shape between the eyes. The legs and feet from the foot to the first joint of the leg also should be free of long hair. So, using scissors and hand clippers, clean hair from this area and between the toes. Trim the nails with nail clippers often; this will stop the foot from spreading and the dog from walking on the back of its pad. If you should draw blood use some "Quick Stop"

 
BRUSHING CENTRE PART:
The centre part goes from forehead to the tail in a straight line. Comb the coat down each side and down each leg. Using the pure - bristle brush,
brush the hair down frequently.
This will give a nice shine to it; the more you brush, the shinier the coat.
 
(See trimming instruction next Page!)
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I suggest you invest in a good quality lanolin - based shampoo, a lanolin - or oil based conditioner, Mink oil, or Almond Oil, Or buy a bottle of Triocil from "PHARMACHEM" Medicated wash for dogs.
This is best for your Silky Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier. (A high foaming wash ensuring clean coats for prevention and treatment of skin disorder in dogs).
A natural bristle brush, a ball-tipped pin brush, scissors, nail clippers, hand clippers, metal comb and a fine - tooted metal comb. so that is all you need to help to control your dog's coat. Mink Oil or Almond Oil or a Hair Moisturizer Booster from "KIMDEC" ( Protects, Restores and Maintains Moisture Balance). Sprayed and brushed through between washing Hair, helps prevent damage to the coat. The conditioner ("KIMDEC") or mink Oil helps prevent tangles and dry skin. Bath the dog in tepid water, never cold. Pat and squeeze the excess water from the dog's coat with a towel, then blow dry [ if the dog is left to dry and run free the coat will tangle and get slightly wavy].
After the coat is about half dry, use the pin brush to straighten the hair, working from the center part line down and around the legs. Trimming; A Silky if you like? which means that the ears should be free of long hair, the muzzle be clean of long hair from the eyes to the nose with an inverted V shape between the eyes. The legs and feet from the foot to the first joint of the leg also should be free of long hair. So using scissors and hand clippers, clean hair from this area and between the toes. Trim the nails with nail clippers often; this will stop the foot from spreading and the dog from walking on the back of its pad. Brushing center part; The center part goes from forehead to the tail in a straight line. comb the coat down each side and down each leg. Using the pure-bristle brush, brush the hair down frequently, this will give a nice shine to it; the more you brush, the shinier the coat. And if you can not cope with the clipping yourself, we will be glad to help you, or we will show you how to clip your puppy.
(If you NOT showing your Yorkshire Terrier ( Dog-show) you can trim them the same, as you see below. V

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Grooming Info:--->     Well Groomed--->      Not well groomed --->  

Cutting nails--->    ear cleaning-dog's --->    Silky Terrier Trimming advice given! --->

Silky Terrier grooming tools advice given!

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Dog show "Ring Manners"  By Don G. Thompson  
I’m one of the many people who like dog shows - the crowds, seeing the happiness of those fortunate enough to be among the winners, winning myself (of course), all the excitement of watching the Group judging when we can find the time to stay, and that final moment of suspense before the Best in Show is chosen. I like showing my Silkys. I still have nervous butterflies that invade my stomach when it's time to go in to the ring, but they fade away after getting in there.
What I don't like and what takes the fun out of it for me and many other exhibitors are the people with bad ring manners. Next time you're at a show, take the time to go around to the various rings and watch the really top professional handlers at work: the ones that consistently win the Groups and Best in Show. You won't find them resorting to any unsportsmanlike tricks to win.
They've got themselves and their dogs under control at all times. They know when to keep them under a tight control and when and just how to get that extra spark and showmanship out of them. They do not do this by letting their dogs charge at other dogs in the ring, or by crowding another exhibitor. They don't do it by throwing liver, combs, brushes, etc., too close to other dogs in order to upset them, or by trying to constantly keep another exhibitor off-balance because they think the judge favors the other dog.
Yes, I know there are some pros who resort to these things, just as there are many amateurs who do. But I've seen them quietly and calmly get their ears pinned back when the object of these tactics has been subjected to this sort of treatment over a period of time - and this is really no more than they deserve. We all make mistakes in the ring. I've often felt that an extra pair of hands would be helpful when I'm trying to keep an eye on my dog, the judge and the person in front of me all at the same time.
When you are guilty of crowding someone, or accidentally upsetting their dog, do apologize. But if you find you're having to apologize too often, you'd better do some serious thinking about it and try to mend your ways and develop good ring manners. If you have a good dog, it will do its share of winning. But, is it really worth winning if you have to do it in an unsportsmanlike manner? Think about it.
Reprinted from  Purebred  Dogs/American  Kennel GAZZETTE  May 1988, the  Silky Terrier column.
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Be Friendly:

There is always a lot of talk about friendliness at shows. If a new member — or even a non member just interested in Silky Terriers — or Yorkshire Terriers - wants to talk to you at a show, do take the time and trouble to talk to them, and tell them you'll talk to them later.
If you happen to be busy at the moment grooming your dog or just going into the ring, introduce them to someone else standing nearby then do so. To many new people attending a show for the first time, the procedure of judging is very confusing, and it would help them a lot if they could understand a little of what was taking place. We've come a long way in Silkies from those early days when the entry was only a few dogs to the large entries we get today. In those days, there was a competitive spirit; but it was a friendly competitive spirit that is sometimes missing today. So next time you're at a show, try a little friendliness.
After all, we should all be trying for just one thing — the betterment of the breed — and by talking to someone you maybe haven't spent much time with, you might be pleasantly surprised to find that's his goal, too, as it should be, even though he's going about it in a direction different from yours.

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Showing your Silky Terrier or Yorkshire Terriers

Be aware of - Hints or bad news! Traveling or going to a dog show on the way
 
Owners shop, while pets ( Dogs) suffer! "If it is 30 C. out site, in 15 minutes that car's going to be up over 50C. in site the CAR" So a Dog. Breeds with a short snout like pugs, shitzus, boxers, and bulldogs particularly can die in less than seven minutes. So don't take the dog if you're going to have to leave it in the car. Owners who leave their pets in cars can be charged and fined up to $50.000. So be aware!
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H.D. Showing a Veteran Ausilk Silky Terrier
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