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I keep Bama's butt hair short to avoid as much poopy-butt problems as possible. I used to check after she went but haven't needed to as much lately. I always keep wipes around. With Miss Yorkie there were a few times where she would have poopy butt on a walk and so it couldn't be immediately dealt with, and when we would get home I would go straight to the picnic table while my dad grabbed the wipes. A few times I just cut some of the hair around the butt to make it easier since it was major mess, and then she would get a bath. She has had long hair from time to time, but never a full length Yorkie show coat.
Im not sure what the snow situation is where you are, is it compacted and solid so she can walk on top, or does she sink in a bit with her paws?
What about, instead of trying to pull the hair up and away, covering it somehow? Not all the time, obviously, since that could lead to matts, but maybe for those early morning potty trips putting on a doggy snow suit or some leggings?