It’s important to keep the long hair on the upper part of your Yorkshire’s ears clipped short when he is a puppy. His ears are so thin that even that slight weight can tip them forward resulting in ears that never stand as an adult. On an adult, it’s your choice whether you want them clipped, which is traditional, or whether you want to let them grow fluffy.
Experienced groomers use a #40 or #30 blade to get a nearly naked cut, but you’re better off to start with a #15, which has less chance of nicking the fragile skin. Even better, just use a moustache trimmer. Always clip ears in the direction of hair growth – that is, from base toward tip, to avoid nicking. Place your finger on the opposite side of the ear to keep it steady as you clip.
- Trim off the hair on the upper third of the ears, front and back.
- On the rear side, trim the hair so the shaved area dips down to form a V-shaped bottom border.
- Use scissors to very carefully cut off the hair from the edges of the ears, so that they come to a point at the top.