Shih Tzu Breed Articles

Can Shih Tzu Dogs Produce "Designer" Dogs?

What are Designer Dogs? It has become very popular nowadays to breed two purebred dogs together and call the offspring Designer Dogs, Hybrid Dogs, Diva Pets, Purse Pets, Rare, Exotic, Special in some way pets. These crossbreeds are commanding ...

Is There a Right Way To Bathe a Shih Tzu Dog?

A more suitable question to ask is what works well for you. Thankfully your little fur baby is small so even if he does decide to squirm about or shake all the water off of him and onto you, you will be able to control the situation. Neverthel...

The Shih Tzu Puppy Is A Lion Among Dogs

Although the American Kennel Club classifies the Shih Tzu as a "toy breed", the title can be misleading when you consider what a sturdy and strong willed dog this is. With their proud carriage, and distinctive long mane, it's no wonder that th...

Which Facts Do You Need To Know About The Shih Tzu?

The Shih Tzu (also called the "lion dog") is a toy dog. They have a non-shedding coat that comes in many colors. The breed is assumed to have first came into existence in the 17th century with origins as old as 10,000 years. They were initiall...

Umbilical Hernias in Shih Tzu Dogs

An umbilical hernia is the most common type of hernia found in the Shih Tzu Breed. An umbilical hernia is a condition where there is a small opening in the abdomen wall area of the umbilicus allowing the possibility of contents from the abdome...

Establishing A Grooming Routine for a Shih Tzu Dog

Establishing a grooming routine might be the best answer to finding the time to groom your little fur baby. Let's see, bathing, brushing the coat, trimming the nails, brushing the teeth, clipping the coat, oh, so much to do, where do we start?...

Brushing Your Shih Tzu: Tricks of the Trade

The adult Shih Tzu is a double-coated breed, meaning that they have a dense outer or guard coat and a softer inner coat. Puppies are born with a single outer coat and do not grow their inner coat until they are about 8 or 9 months old although...

The Controversy Over Shih Tzu Imperials

Imperial, Tiny Imperial, Tiny Teacup, Chinese Imperial, and Tiny Toy Shih Tzu are all names that are being used interchangeable to refer to Shih Tzu dogs that are smaller than the AKC breed standard of 9 to 16 pounds. At first glance, one woul...

Dog Socialisation for Shih Tzus

In general dogs under the free-range conditions will be able to live in the mixed age, mixed sex social groups. The dog social rank is determined by their ages, though their sexes also can play an important role also. Female dogs seem to be ...

About Shih Tzu Puppies

Shih Tzu puppies are adorable little balls of fur that are perfect for cuddling. This breed is the perfect companion for small homes, low energy people and those who simply want to see a friendly face.