Archive for December, 2010

Shih tzu Dog breeders in ohio?

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Reputable dog breeders will be listed, however not all breeders listed are reputable. It doesn’t take much to register your dog as AKC.

You may want to look into adopting a rescue dog instead. There are lots of Shih Tzu’s in rescue, ranging from puppies to seniors.

Pleas, adopt, don’t shop

I’m looking into adopting a shih-tzu! Any help to answer basic q’s?

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Okay! Hey everyone! Havin a good Wednesday? (:

My name is Mackenzie & me and my mom were on our way to a cafe this afternoon
when a man came outside with his puppy who was only a few weeks old. We played with her
for about 10 minutes and I FELL. IN. LOVE.
I want a shih tzu so badly now! The problems are that I’m 13 and my mom says little dogs like that have problems, etc etc.

So these are my questions;

1- How much are they typically? I don’t need an official purebred or anything. No champion bloodline. Just a shih tzu! XD What’s the lowest, most realistic price?

2- What are their typical health issues? I know some have several problems. I mean not for the super duper pure-bred kinds that are all wacky morphed to be perfect. So what are the usual health problems?

3- I know they are very sensitive to heat. I live in New England so it’s really not bad, but the summers can get pretty hot. What does that mean, "sensitive"? What will happen if they are exposed to too much heat???

4- My puppy would never be a show dog. So I want her hair fairly short. Not buzz cut but not loooong Rapunzel-puppy. Just slightly shaggy(: Can I trim her hair from home? Is it very hard? How often would I need to trim her hair?

5- Names! What should I name it? If I get it, of course! It will be a female, I love the mix of colors. Like mainly white with black and brown or something. I like Lulu or Tess. Any other sweet names?

Thank you very much!

PS; Answers provided by actual shih tzu owners would be super awesome!
BYB Have Gigantic Hunts;
Excuse me, please don’t twist my words. I never said I didnt care about health issues, if I did why in the world would I be asking about health questions? Silly.
I just meant I dont need a Champion or rare kind.

Yes, haha, of course I know it takes research!
Of course of course! I just have been interested in
this puppy for about, hmm, 3 hours? So considering
I’ve already asked several questions about this I’m off to
a good start. I know what their personality is, as well, already.
Thank you.

1 - So you don’t care about quality or health, just a breed name and that it kinda resembles the puppy you saw? Then you can get an unhealthy poorly tempered dog from any backyard breeder or puppy mill. Just don’t come back to us when you can’t housebreak the pup and it has massive hip and eye problems. Prices for these types of dogs start at about $350 and go up to $3000.

If you want a healthy puppy, then prices will generally start at about $750 and go up to $2000. can help you locate a responsible breeder.

Rescue shih tzus can be anywhere form $25 up to $500, depending on where the dog is rescued from. and the link above can help with that.

2- Epilepsy, sinus problems, eye problems, hip problems, liver shunts, are a few of the inherited problems. Shih Tzus actually have a HIGHER rate of Hip Dysplasia than German Shepherds do! Buying a healthy dog from a responsible breeder that does the proper health testing will reduce these risks.

3- Sensitive to heat means that you can’t work them hard in heat and you shouldn’t leave them outside when it’s hot.

4- You can keep the dog in a puppy cut. You can certainly try to do this yourself with a pair of scissors and shears, but it’s usually much easier just to have a groomer do it. It’s done once every month or two.

5- Natasha

I’m sorry, my goal was not to attack you, just to wake you up a little bit. I’m not sure you understand the importance of bloodlines and purebred status. Good breeders breed healthy dogs - these dogs are papered and have excellent bloodlines. Each litter will consist of pets AND show dogs. In unpapered poor bloodline dogs, inherited diseases are more common.

An Early Christmas Surprise for Shih tzu Dog

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

On November 5, 2010…Sophie had surgery to repair an extraheptic liver shunt, a liver biopsy, bladder surgery to remove stones, surgery on her left kidney to remove a large stone and several smaller ones. Unexpectedly, her gall bladder had to be removed. The surgeon saw something suspicious…thank God it was benign. If I hadn’t been such a picky mom, we would not have known this until it was possibly too late. I clean her privates after each potty and blood was on the tissue. This prompted a visit to the vet and then Sophie started passing stones, which we had analyzed. Their composition was ammonium biurate, which is uncommon for her breed. Then after a bile acid test result came back elevated, we took her to The University of Tennessee for an evaluation. A scintigraphy was performed to comfirm she did indeed have a liver shunt and a large stone in her left kidney. Surgery was scheduled for the next day. She’s been on antibiotics for a UTI and we will have her tested again soon. We pray her urinalysis comes back negative. ?

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Teacup Shih Tzu Puppies For Sale

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

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ikc reg shih tzu puppies for sale: For Sale in Waterford

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

pure breed ikc reg shih tzu pups for sale,have been reg wormed and had there vaccinations and been vet checked!they are in excellent condition and all have been house reared with children and are on their way to being paper trained,hard work when theres 8! 4 of the boys have been sold already so only 2 boys and 2 girls left,deposits will secure! text or call any time!


Duration : 0:1:40


German Shepherd Puppies

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
Video about German Shepherd Puppies and how you can learn more about training your German Shepherd Dog.

Duration : 42 sec


How to Groom a Dog : How to Use Clippers to Give Your Dog a Hair Cut

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Learn tips and techniques on how to give your dog a hair cut using clippers in this free video.

Expert: Anne-Marie Forde
Bio: Anne-Marie Forde and Jon Fless have owned and operated The Sudsy Dog Grooming Shop for 8 years.
Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

Duration : 0:2:30


Poodle Teddy Bear Clip / Dog Grooming School Demo

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Poodle grooming demo of “Miniature Poodle Teddy Bear Clip” in the class of Pet Grooming School

Duration : 0:7:37


Dog Days of Summer

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Our new ultra cute friend Annie rounds up the best in summer pooches. From playing in the park to swimming pool fun it's hot out, but the dogs are still having a good time.

Duration : 2 min 25 sec


Dog Breeding â?? Useful Tips

Monday, December 27th, 2010

All you need to know about Dog Breeding. Breeding dogs can be very rewarding and profitable. Learn how and when to breed dogs, dog breeding cycle and much more! Please Visit:

Duration : 4 min 12 sec