Mr. N is a Yorkie/Maltese mix and has hair instead of fur so he gets frequent baths and he goes through this grief process every bath time. To meet his high maintenance grooming needs, we turned to a company that specifically makes grooming products for Yorkies. Yorkie Splash and Shine sent us their shampoo, conditioner and detangling spray to try out.
They also did a Q & A for us about their products.
Q: How would you describe the specific needs of Yorkies (grooming-wise)?
A: Yorkies need special attention paid to their skin and coats for a number of reasons, the most important of which, in my opinion, is that their hair is much like a human’s. They have one hair per follicle and their hair continues to grow throughout life. Most dog breeds only grow their fur to a terminating length, at which point the fur will not get any longer. Yorkies, on the other hand, will continue to gain length in the hairs forever. This means regular brushing and washing, even conditioning, is extremely important.
Q: What makes your shampoo so suitable for Yorkies?
A: Our shampoo is a natural soap, and it has a high pH, making it perfect for the higher pH skin of dogs.
Q: Does it work for other breeds as well?
A: Absolutely! Our products work well on all breeds of dogs, even cats. We have many customers who use our products on other breeds of dogs.
Q: Do you have other new products you’re planning on adding?
A: We are always adding limited edition detangler fragrances. We are also always on the lookout for products our customers would love. Generally, we add products after our customers ask for them.
This post was sponsored by Yorkie Splash and Shine. They are not responsible for the contents of this article. All opinions expressed are our own.
December 11, 2015 12:40 pm
I guess having hair rather than fur would be a bummer in the bath department. We don't have to get bathed all that often unless we are a mess. Many times a quick rinse off or brush through does the trick. You look very nice all cleaned up!
December 12, 2015 12:09 am
Haha, yeah. Everything sticks to his hair.
December 11, 2015 1:17 pm
Mr. N is so cute in his 5 stages of a bath. We're lucky to not need baths very often. That seems like a great product for him to use.
December 11, 2015 2:20 pm
HA! I know those stages…go through similar ones here. Luckily the Labs don't need baths too often.
December 11, 2015 2:56 pm
LOL!!! That was so funny!! My huskies are not fans of bath time. They howl the entire time!
December 12, 2015 12:09 am
He doesn't howl. He just has the various expressions as above lol!
December 11, 2015 3:58 pm
LMAO This is cute 🙂 Our guys usually just need "walk and shower" when it rains on the walk. For most of the time that's all cleaning they need.
December 12, 2015 12:09 am
That usually calls for an extra bath at our house!
December 11, 2015 5:00 pm
LOL!!! That is exactly how it goes. It is so funny that after the bath and they smell good you love on them and they are happy. Mary is the same way. Love this post. I have two neighbors with Yorkie mix dogs I have to share this with them.
December 11, 2015 5:08 pm
We can relate, of course! Mr N, you are so funny about your baths, and definitely super cute afterward!
December 11, 2015 6:14 pm
Oh my gosh! Miss Edie is in denial when it's her bath time too 😉 But when it's all over and done with she feels better
December 11, 2015 7:03 pm
My poor Ty just hates the bath!
December 11, 2015 7:12 pm
Love your snaps.
December 11, 2015 9:22 pm
You do look pretty shiny and sweet, Mr. N. I'd like to say it was worth it, but…..
Love and licks,
December 11, 2015 10:24 pm
Mr. N, you are too cute!
I especially liked the Anger photo.
You look much better after your bath!
December 12, 2015 12:10 am
He has an expressive face.
December 11, 2015 11:34 pm
Oh Mr. N, the girls totally know your pain. They also go through the 5 stages of baths, too and make similar sad and angry faces! LOL! 😀
December 12, 2015 1:45 am
Love this series of photos! Bar doesn't get baths too often, but she usually just stays in the depression stage.
December 12, 2015 1:52 am
Love these photos, and the one of you and the huge stick is hilarious.
December 12, 2015 2:04 am
Totally can relate to those 5 stages! We gots long fur/hair as we Shih Tzus….and we get weekly baths!!
December 12, 2015 7:33 pm
Yes, Tashi hates baths…but loves when they are over and mom fawns all over him 😀 Unshaved Shih Tzus are a bear to groom, but I never found a good groomer for him, so I listen to the pleading, whining and woofing every month (more in the warmer months for his allergies). Sounds like a nice line of products – a friend has a Silky Terrier and he gets greasy looking pretty fast. I'll tell her about this — thanks!
December 12, 2015 7:41 pm
We will never understand why humans don't enjoy a good whiff of horse poop!
December 12, 2015 8:35 pm
You look great Mr N its nice that there are special shampoos for you. Taffy just went through all of those stages this afternoon! I am currently in the denial phase thinking I won't get one. Love Dolly
December 13, 2015 5:03 am
Kilo the Pug does not often have baths but when he does he looks so depressed. He is not a fan of water. Luckily he is not anywhere he can find poop to roll in although I am sure he would love the smell.
December 13, 2015 11:55 am
When giving Dallas a bath she gives me those same looks – every time!,
December 13, 2015 1:23 pm
Great post, poor Mr N! I feel your pain. This shampoo would probably work well on my Havanese/Maltese mix, her hair grows so much & gets tangled easily.
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
December 13, 2015 1:28 pm
Mr. N certainly looks soft after his bath! I personally like fruity scents too, so would probably like the smell. 🙂
December 13, 2015 4:04 pm
Just yesterday I gave all 3 of my dogs a bath in the tub. Our Maltese, Nelly, went through all the stages Mr. N demonstrated. I think that dogs that have hair instead of fur get a lot dirtier other breeds. Our Yorkies were the same way.
December 13, 2015 6:34 pm
Mr. N, you look so wonderful and fresh and clean! And your furs – so soft!!! Glad your bath went well and you've got good products to use!!
December 13, 2015 11:17 pm
Mr. N looks great when he is clean! It looks like these products work really well for his hair. It is really funny that he is that emotional about bath time. 🙂
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December 14, 2015 1:07 am
Too funny! Mr.N looks so soft and fluffy after his bath, I bet he smells great too!
December 14, 2015 1:16 am
What a great title for a post and a great product. I have the only dog that loves a bath – weird, right?
December 14, 2015 1:17 am
Haha love this post
December 14, 2015 1:28 am
This is awesome. I had never looked at bath time that way before.lol!
Christie from lifewithbeagle.com
December 14, 2015 1:31 am
We're glad we don't need baths all the time. Mr. N looks so cute, though.
December 14, 2015 2:55 am
BOL, great post!!! I get stuck on denial!!!! 🙂
December 14, 2015 2:59 am
Mr. N looks like he doesn't mind his baths at all! We did end up going to the Delta today after class and Shermie is gross – I'm actually just about to bathe him and Walty!
December 14, 2015 3:31 am
Oh, I love seeing Mr. N in ALL stages of his bath event, including the getting dirty stage. 😉 What a doll. (Still wish I could be there to feel that soft coat.)
P.S. THANK YOU for sending me the photo link the other day! I have been away from FB (mostly) since yesterday a.m., and don't want you to think I didn't get it!
December 14, 2015 4:03 pm
Very cute, and very helpful 😉
December 16, 2015 8:50 pm
I didn't think Mr. N could be any cuter, but that photo of him all wet is priceless…he's so adorable!! 🙂
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets
December 18, 2015 3:05 pm
We hate the baths too, but at least the people want to eat us again.
December 21, 2015 7:35 am
I love the 5 Stages! Treats help Rooney jump to the acceptance stage pretty quickly.