Yorkie Coat or Not – Some Facts
Anyone with a yorkie knows that yorkies have hair, not fur
. When the temperature drops, a yorkie coat is necessary.
1. Fur vs Hair
Now that it’s getting cold, our fuzzy little friends are starting to feel the weather too. Many dogs have fur that keeps them warm when the sun is up less and less, but some dogs such as Poodles and Yorkies have hair instead. Hair is much worse at holding in heat than fur. It does do a better job than having no hair at all, but it is far less effective for our pooches.
2. Height Differences
One thing that’s taught in elementary school is that heat rises, and cold sinks. People, with our superior height, can stay warmer in the cold than Yorkies. So if you’re feeling a little nippy, your friend is probably feeling very chilly
! Their little bellies are closer to the cold concrete as well, making them even colder!
3. Exposed Skin to the Weather
Humans had the wonderful idea thousands of years ago to wear shoes. Shoes protect our feet from all sorts of hazards, including ice and snow when it gets below freezing. Yorkies have yet to invent such a wonderful item, and tend to go outside with their bare paws out to touch whatever cold things there are out in the world. Until they figure out how to make shoes, it is up to us to make sure they stay covered.