Shih Tzu Show Dog Judging For Coat Texture And Proper Handling
Proper coat texture of your show dog Shih Tzu will be checked during the show dog judge's examination. Proper coat texture of a show dog Shih Tzu should be lustrous. A lustrous Shih Tzu show dog coat is achieved by good nutrition, and high quality grooming aids. Good coats are also passed down through lines of selectively breeding Shih Tzu with good coats. With the improvement in dog nutrition and grooming aids today, however, there is really no excuse for a show dog Shih Tzu not to have a...
Getting A New Shih Tzu Puppy To Tolerate Grooming
All Shih Tzu puppies need to learn to tolerate grooming at an early age. Grooming your Shih Tzu is more than cosmetic. A matted Shih Tzu is uncomfortable and subject to skin irritations and infections.
Unclipped toenails will grow and curve, distorting the Shih Tzu's foot to the point of crippling. Dirty ears can become infected and induce pain-related aggression and/or hearing loss. Lack of grooming can cause a Shih Tzu serious discomfort.
Shih Tzu is not born with warm feelings toward...
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...
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 True Beauty Of A Shih Tzu Is In The Eye Of The Beholder
Dog breed standards come and go. Beauty of a Shih Tzu is in the eyes of the beholder. To try and measure your Shih Tzu against an imaginary yardstick such as a breed standard, does little for you or your dog. Your Shih Tzu may not be a show dog champion. This does not mean your Shih Tzu is any less of a family member, any less than a Shih Tzu, or that the breeder who bred your Shih Tzu is some horrible person for not producing Shih Tzu to exact breed standard measurements.
On the other hand,...
Does Your Shih Tzu Eat Its Own Stool
One of the most unpleasant aspects of Shih Tzu breeding or owning a Shih Tzu is the Shih Tzu who takes to eating its stool. The official name for this practice is coprophagy. It is one of the unsolved mysteries in the dog world. However, there are several theories.
Some people say nutritional deficiencies. I can honestly say that since I have been feeding my Shih Tzu HealthyPetNet Life's Abundance food I have seen a remarkable decrease in this activity. I can only assume my problem was being...
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...
Shih Tzu Housetraining Your Shih Tzu The Right Way
House training your Shih Tzu properly is one of the most important aspects of Shih Tzu ownership. More dogs are surrendered to animal shelters for elimination problems than for any other reason, so proper house training can literally be a lifesaver.
The most popular ways to house break Shih Tzu, and the ones that are the most effective, are those that use the Shih Tzu's own instincts to provide this important lesson. Shih Tzu are instinctively very clean animals, and they try very hard to...
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...
The Shih Tzu Is A Constant And Loving Companion
What sets the Shih Tzu apart from other breeds? The Shih Tzu is mysterious and charismatic. Its charm, self confidence and alert countenance is certainly very alluring. The Shih Tzu is highly intelligent. The Shih Tzu's outgoing personality, big eyes with that warm and trusting expression is so hard to resist. Is a Shih Tzu going to be the right dog for you?
First of all, the Shih Tzu want to be with their people more than anything else in their lives. They do not do well in lonely kennels or...