Preserving The Show Dog Shih Tzu s Coat
The Shih Tzu’s coat for the show rings requires extra care. Some show people actually keep their Shih Tzu confined and caged to preserve the coat, or they wrap the coat or oil it. Those who do keep their show Shih Tzu confined and caged pay a price in loss of muscle tone in their dogs. Not all show people practice these methods for preserving their Shih Tzu’s long show dog coats. It is also a myth that all show people do not allow their show Shih Tzu to go for long walks, to play and just in...
Regular Brushing Your Shih Tzu Is Essential For Healthy Hair And Skin
Brushing your Shih Tzu is the foundation to keeping your Shih Tzu's hair healthy and beautiful. Without proper and regular brushing, clipping and bathing won't give your Shih Tzu a good looking body of hair.
Shih Tzu can have different types of hair. The way you brush your Shih Tzu's hair will depend a lot on the type it was born with.
Types of Shih Tzu Hair:
1. Double coats. 2. Curly Coats. 3. Silky Coats.
Most likely your Shih Tzu will fall into one of the above categories of hair...
Show Dog Judging The Head Body And Hindquarters
The show dog judge will ask you to place your Shih Tzu show dog on the table. The Shih Tzu show dog judge will then get the first close look at your Shih Tzu's expression. He will be looking for proper shape and dark eyes. He will check the length of your Shih Tzu's nose. He will look for the correct slightly-undershot bite. The Shih Tzu show dog judge will evaluate the shape of the top of your Shih Tzu's head. He will check to see that the hair pulled up in the topknot does not...
The Melody Of Brushing And Combing Your Shih Tzu
These five steps are the fundamentals of Shih Tzu and any dog breed grooming procedure is:
1. Brushing and Combing 2. Bathing 3. Blow Drying 4. Ear Cleaning 5. Nail Trimming
The Shih Tzu is typical of a longhaired breed requiring constant coat care and most frequently require services of a professional groomer.
Brushing and combing melody: Brushing out the coat of a Shih Tzu is the most important step in Shih Tzu dog grooming. The importance of regular Shih Tzu brushing is underscored...
What Can You Expect During Shih Tzu Judging Of Individual Gaiting
After the Shih Tzu show dog judge has completely gone over each Shih Tzu he will ask each handler to gait his Shih Tzu. You will need to pay close attention to the Shih Tzu show dog judge's instructions as to how he wants this done. There is the T formation and the half triangle. Each judge is different. Some may require the T formation. Another Shih Tzu show dog judge may require the half triangle. Be prepared to pay strict attention to how the judge wants this done. The Shih Tzu show...
What The Shih Tzu Owner Should Know About Grooming Part Ii Getting To Know Grooming Equipment
If you don't have good equipment there is no way you will have a well groomed Shih Tzu. As with all jobs, proper tools are essential to doing a job well.
One of the most important pieces of equipment is the clipper. For a Shih Tzu owner grooming only one Shih Tzu, one of the best is Oster with snap-on blades. The blades can be changed easily. Various blades needed are No. 10, No. 7 and No. 4. No. 10 will give you a complete shave down. No. 7 blade will give you not so close of a cut...
Shih Tzu Point Shows
Did you know that... your Shih Tzu puppy can be shown at an American Kennel Club sanctioned point show at the early age Of six months?
How to get started showing your Shih Tzu.
The forms to enter your Shih Tzu into point shows are mailed To you in a pamphlet called a premium list.
When your Shih Tzu puppy reaches the age six months your local kennel club can provide you with names and addresses of show-giving superintendents in your area. The premium list also includes the names of the...
Life With The Shih Tzu Part III
In part II of this series of articles we started discussion about the Shih Tzu topknot. Follow the steps below to create a Shih Tzu topknot:
1. Take the hair for the topknot from above the nose and eye. Be careful to not draw up any beyond the outer corner of each eye or back of the ears. If the Shih Tzu’s head is small, take up less and make a narrow topknot. When you place a band be careful to not place it too tight. The skin can become sore and the Shih Tzu will most likely attempt to...
Life With The Shih Tzu Part I
If you want that perfect show dog look in your Shih Tzu you might as well relax to the fact that it involved brushing, brushing, brushing, and daily brushing. A thorough head-to-tail groom is often needed at least every other day if not “daily.” However, Shih Tzu coat textures are very different. You might get by with once weekly brushing if the Shih Tzu’s coat is the type of texture that does not mat and tangle easily.
If you have only one Shih Tzu, grooming should not be a problem. It can...
Tips Of How To Achieve A Beautiful Coated Shih Tzu
There is nothing more beautiful than a just groomed and well groomed Shih Tzu. A Shih Tzu is a beautifully-coated dog. When you take the time to cultivate the Shih Tzu's thick, luxurious coat it is truly a joy to behold.
Once the Shih Tzu's coat is ruined or let go almost beyond repair, the Shih Tzu's coat take endless time and energy to restore to its original beauty. Therefore, it is wise to take a little time each day to keep your Shih Tzu's hair in top condition. This, of course, is...