The Yorkie Topknot - almost as
easy as it is adorable
I always wondered how the show Yorkies always had
that beautiful topknot until I bought a few books and a great video (I'll tell
you more about it later) that demonstrates how very easy it is to create this
regal look. It does take some practice and the right tools but be patient
and tenacious and you can achieve great results.
Here is a little primer on how it's done. I hope to add pictures soon to
make this even easier to do! I will attempt to explain a topknot and then
on another page a little lesson on creating your own bows and avoid the
outrageous cost you see for them at shows or even on the net.
If your pets eyes look slanted you may have the
knot too tight so you may need to loosen it up.
This is the page
- Make sure your babies hair is completely dry and use a parting comb
(there are some nice ones with rotating teeth that are teflon coated), part
the hair that lies above and between your Yorkies eyes, beginning
corner of eye to tip of the front of the ear.
This will form a little inverted "V". Now put that up in a band
(buy the ones rosin coated so they do not hurt the hair, they resemble bands
used for braces).
- Make a "half-moon" part for the back section. Coming forward,
band, and anchor it, using only a few hairs from the front part of the
- Take a few hairs near the middle of this
section, and pull them straight up. This is what will anchor the front part
to the top skull and will also create a pretty poof. Twist the band one more
time after this step to set the top knot firmly in place, but this is
- You want to put your bow on the first
section. Join the two sections together with another band or two (depending
upon the hair length). Place these above the first two and behind the bow.
Take the comb and spray the back with hair spray then rub it as
though you were combing it but you just want to get the hair spray on the
hair not comb it. This should help prevent flyaways