Start grooming your Shih Tzu right away to get them used to the grooming process — because Shih Tzus need regular grooming! The combination of their tangly hair, big eyes, and shortened face can cause serious problems if you don’t stay on top of the grooming. Here’s everything you need to know about grooming your Shih Tzu: how often to do it, pro vs DIY grooming costs, tools that make dog grooming easier, and Shih Tzu grooming issues you need to know about: tear staining, shedding, eye infections, and ear infections.
Thinking about getting a puppy and find there's just something about a Shih Tzu that you love? Then you'll love our tips on raising a Shih Tzu. Bred solely to be a companion, the Shih Tzu is an affectionate, happy, outgoing house dog who loves nothing more than to follow his people from room to room. Here's everything you need to know before bringing one home.
A Shih Tzu has big eyes and a shortened face. These 2 things that make a Shih Tzu puppy adorable can also lead to health problems for Shih Tzus. Their bulging eyes are especially prone to eye diseases and infections. Here’s how to clean Shih Tzu eyes, signs of Shih Tzu eye problems, and how to remove Shih Tzu tear stains.
If you decide to groom your dog yourself, using the right tools can make all the difference! You may be tempted to save money by getting cheap dog grooming tools from Walmart, but I’m speaking from experience when I say that it really is worth it to buy quality dog grooming tools that have been proven to work well on this breed from the beginning. Here are 3 Shih Tzu grooming tools you will need to clip, brush, and comb your dog at home.
If you’re going to groom your Shih Tzu yourself at home, then you’ll need to know how to brush a Shih Tzu, how to remove knots from Shih Tzu hair, how to bathe a Shih Tzu, and how to do a top knot Shih Tzu hair style to keep the hair out of their eyes. A Shih Tzu owner shares his best tips & tricks for Shih Tzu hair.
Have a mixed breed dog? (Me too.) Here’s a list of mixed breed dog names — so you’ll know what to call cross breed dogs other than mutts! According to the American Canine Hybrid Club, this is the official list of recognized hybrid dog breeds and their unique mixed breed dog names. These are all cross breed dogs with unique names that were created by combining 2 popular dog mixes. (Some call them designer dogs or designer dog breeds.) Pictures included!
Here’s how the personalities of various dog breeds are drastically different from one another. See how each breed of dog would respond to the question, ‘How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb?’
Do you have a mixed breed dog and want to know which breeds make up your dog’s genetic background? Maybe you were told that you have a purebred dog, but you’re not 100% sure yourself. The most accurate way to find the breed of your dog is to use a dog DNA testing kit. Here’s how it works.
Looking for a dog rescue facility? Thousands of dogs across America are available for rescue and adoption — you just need to know where to look! Fortunately, dog rescue groups exist to help you find the dog you’re looking for AND give a lonely dog a good home at the same time! Here’s a listing of the top 30 dog breeds in need of rescue, plus contact info for the official dog rescue groups for those breeds!
See pictures of Anna Nicole Smith with her white Maltese named ‘Marilyn’, her black toy poodle named ‘Sugar Pie’, and her Shih-Tzu named ‘Puppy’. Enjoy!
Is yours the smartest dog in the world?… If it’s an Australian Cattle Dog, Rottweiler, Papillon, Labrador Retriever, Shetland Sheepdog, Doberman Pinscher, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Poodle, or Border Collie then it might be! But not if you have a Shih Tzu, Basset Hound, Mastiff, Pekingese, Bloodhound, Borzoi, Chow Chow, Bulldog, Basenji, or an Afghan Hound.
Did you know that the National Dog Show — the two-hour event following the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — is the most widely viewed dog show in the U.S.?! See what the most searched for dog breeds are this year, according to Yahoo Buzz…
They don’t call dogs man’s best friend for nothing…
Do you know which breed of dog is the most popular in the United States? Here are the Top 10…