American Morkshire Terrier Club®
The American Morkshire Terrier is One breed with a Multitude of Different Looks!
The breed Standard for this unique toy breed sums it up. "A toy dog covered from head to foot with long, flowing uniquely colored hair." But despite the multitude of colors this breed has Two looks.
The puppy cut, essentially is one length all over cut. The most common length is between 1-2 inches over the body, legs, tail, head and ears. Typically, it's done with a clipper fitted with a long guard. Many owners love this style of cut - and with good reason. It's cute, easy to care for and easy for owners to remember by name.
There should not be any clipper marks, uneven coat, or sharp angles left in the fur. Everything should look soft, plush and like a cute fluffy puppy. This cut has often been referred to as the Teddy bear cut, or summer cut. But, the difference between the Puppy cut and the Teddy bear cut are - these trims differ in length of the coat. Be sure to communicate with your groomer so you don't end up with a cut they assumed!
The Show Model, essentially is a long length of coat to really show off its wonderful coloring and color placement. The most common length is referred to as show free-flowing long coat to the floor. Typically, its hair is neatly tied up in a top knot on the head. This coat will be more prone to tangles, so you'll want to comb and brush it just about every day and use a leave-in conditioner and detangler.
This look is the longest that an American Morkshire Terrier's coat can grow which is floor length and desired for the show ring. This is a beautiful look but not for everyone, it requires a lot of work.
Takeaway, when you are choosing a hair style for your Morkie, do this not only based on what is beautiful, but also on what you can afford to maintain and how much time you have for grooming and upkeep.
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