A: The Shih Tzu breed is wonderful. There are basically two different temperaments in the breed. You have the wonderful little “Lap Lizards” which think laying in your lap and having their bellies rubbed is the best thing in the world! Then you have those with “piss and vinegar” running through their veins. These are wonderful, energetic, and somewhat of little trouble makers! Any good breeder can tell which personality the puppy has by about 4 or 5 weeks!
I have never paper trained any of the ones I have, and I have 5. They have all been crate trained and house broken fairly quickly. I am attaching the link to the American Shih Tzu Club’s website. They give you a lot of very important information about the breed, including the health problems, grooming requirements, and questions to ask the breeder. Good luck to you! A Shih Tzu is a wonderful dog!
Q: Shih tzus?
I think I want a shih tzu. Can someone provide some detailed info…temperment, health, intelligence. all the good stuff …10 points
A: Shih Tzus are great dogs, but they are not for everybody
Here is information on the breed that will help you decide whether or not this breed is right for you.
what kind of toys should a 1 1/2 year old Shih-Tzu have?
A: << ----- Lil'Bit 's Mom loves her bully sticks, squeaky toys and tennis balls. She is 2 1/2. there are toys everywhere every evening before I go to bed. Oh and her otopus pull toy. has 8 arms so we all can play tug-o-war.
Lil’Bit is starting to join in on the fun.
Q: How many Shih Tzus shoul I have one or two?
I have a 1 year old male Shih Tzu and I think he’s lonely but I don’t know if I should get a nother 1 or not. How many Shih Tzus do most people have and I also have an outside cocker spanial.
A: If you work or are away alot, get two. Dogs are pack animals and get lonely.
Q: shih tzus…………?
Ihave two shih tzu’s, and i just couldn’t stand there long black whiskers!!! So I plucked them out and now my dogs are acting so strange!!! they twitch and run into things, they also won’t walk up or down stairs.. Does this mean i have to let them grow back??
gosh everyone!!! how was i supposed to know…you know how long there hair gets!?! im not even gonna bother to ask you if i should have there tails cropped…….
A: You weren’t supposed to pluck out their whiskers in the first place. That’s what they use for to be able to move around without crashing into things. It’s like a censor.
Q: Why do my female Shih Tzus slobber only around male dogs?
I have two female Shih Tzus and they never drool. We are at a friends house right now with a few male dogs and ours are drooling really bad (its dripping off their face). Why is this?
A: There are a lot of different reasons for dogs to drool, but in this case it sounds like they are drooling because they are excited.
Q: My friend and I want to build dog houses for our shih tzus. What do we need and how do we do it?
We need a list of materials and a procedure how to build these dog houses. We don’t need them to be big, they are shih tzus, small dogs.
A: - Wood
- Roofing Shingles
Nail the wood and shingles together..tadah!
Q: How can I get my 3 female Shih Tzus to stop peeing on my rugs?
How can I get my 3 female Shih Tzus to stop peeing on my Rugs. I’ve tried spraying vinegar and other stuff from the pet store to no avail. I am in need of some solutions. Thanks in advance
A: Hire a behaviorist.
Q: Are shih tzus hard to take care of for a first time dog owner?
My family and I are thinking about getting a shih tzu puppy. If we do get one, we’ll be first time dog owners. Any advice in general about shih tzus?
A: first off, you spelled it right which is rare! (and a good thing)
secondly, its great you are researching prior to getting a dog of any breed.
and last, this site will help you out a lot, check the links on the left.
Q: im having trouble with mating my two shih tzus and finding a mate for the female. what should i do?
i have two shih tzus one male and a female they are both a year old. i know that the female is in heat but im not sure about the male. in short of a long story im having trouble finding a mate for the female. i live in greensboro nc i would really love it if anyone can help me out!
A: please do not breed your dogs. Every day perfectly wonderful animals are euthanized due to lack of homes. Go to your local shelter– ask their success rate of placing pets in homes and do the math. In my town, the number of animals put down calculates to over 30 per day every single day of the year. I highly recommend that anyone considering breeding their dogs go to the shelter the day before “kill day”. Go see the wonderful dogs, then go two days later and see who was put down. It is heartbreaking and also a good wake-up call.
Spay and neuter your dogs, love them, but don’t breed them. There are already way too many puppies in the world.
Q: how do i train my shih tzus to do there business outside?
My 2 shih tzus are 5 months old and we got them from a kennel so they wernt trained at all. We have managed to train them to go on the paper at the back door but we cant seem to get them to alert us when they want to go. We have tried putting them out midway of them doing there business but to no avail.
A: they are young enough to still learn. thats a plus. also its the easiest thing u can train a dog to do.
first, try to monitor them as much as u can, when they squat to do their business, yell at them, stop them, pick them up and put them outside ( where u want them to do their business).
now if u dont happen to be around when they do their number 2, get a shovel, sweep the crap up, and dump it on the ground outside ( where u want them to do their business). take them to the place where u dumped it and force them to sniff it.
it worked on my rottwieller, like magic.
Q: what are princess type shih tzu? why is there taller shih tzus and smaller one?
i have 2 male shih tzus…one is 1 yr and 4mos old and the other is 10mos…the 10mos is really taller than the 1yr old…my friend told me that the one yr old is the princess type…and the other is a standard shih tzu type…what does that mean?
what is the standard height for the dogs anyway?
A: There is no “princess type” shih tzu. There is only 1 type of shih tzu, that that is just “shih tzu”.
As for size:
“Ideally, height at withers is 9 to 10½ inches; but, not less than 8 inches nor more than 11 inches. Ideally, weight of mature dogs, 9 to 16 pounds.”
(Occasionally, smaller and larger specimens do come out. These are sold a “companion” or “pet” quality because they are outside the breed standard and cannot be shown in conformation.)
Anyone claiming anything else is a backyard breeder or puppymiller trying to get more money for their “special” (i.e. low-quality and poorly bred) animals.
Q: What does the marks on shih tzus mean?
I been seeing ads from breeders of shih tzus and they were mentioning 21 red marks 3 green marks and stuffs like that. What does that mean?
A: “Red Marks” = Red Ink
TITLED animals are in red on the Pedigree.
“Pups” do not get any titles. Adult, QUALITY, SHOWN-TO-TITLES dogs do.
Those are the proof of their quality.
3/4 ” RED INK” or “RED MARKS” is a minimum for a quality litter.
ETA: But a serious breeder, looking after breed conformity, health, and lineage; these marks are quite important.
Red marks would indicate that the lineage of the dog, at the very least, conforms to the standards and were judged in shows to prove this point. Dogs without red marks tell us that the lineage has never been tested in conformity, some of these dogs might have physical abnormalities and hereditary diseases. And when bred, some of these traits could show up again.
Green marks tell us that offspring from them are, at the very least, within the standards of conformity for the breed. Rest easy knowing that offspring from a green mark are more likely to not have hereditary diseases and physical abnormalities. And when you breed to/from green marks, you will most likely get a good litter, basing on conformity.
So, if any have experienced your dog or a friends dog giving birth to abnormal pups or runts (which are now called teacups). Take a look at the pedigree and most probably a whole lot more black than reds and greens.
Q: Can anybody give me a lot of information about Shih Tzus?
I need a lot of infos about Shih Tzus because I am about to get one, so thanks!
A: Well, don’t make a hasty decision about a breed if you still don’t know much or any information about it. I have two shih tzus, and I’m not going to take the time to describe every little detail. However, if you do end up getting one, no matter the age of it, be prepared to spend a long time (like at least a few months) house-breaking and cleaning up pee and poop.
Q: Does anyone know a good book on shih tzus?
I am interesting in getting a shih tzus, I want to know of some good books that I could get to help me learn more about this breed of dog.
A: they usually have these in the library. Or go to Petco.
You would love Shihtzus. They are wonderful dogs. My first one lived to be 13, and was my constant companion. My second
one is Baxter, he is two – adopted from the Humane Society.
They have such funny personalities. They are a little stubborn, but if you train them well – this can be a good quality. They will
never potty in your house or chew up shoes those kind of things. Once they learn something – they will stick with it.
They are very good watch dogs. Basically lovely personalities.
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