Shih Tzu Puppy

Is a 3rd generation Shih Tzu puppy of good standard?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

I am thinking of buying a Shih Tzu Puppy, but is is only of 3rd generation. It is not for show or breeding. but my partner is insistant on getting a pedigree Shih Tzu. Is this still pedigree? She wants them to have a typical Shih Tzu temperment.

I’m not quite sure what you mean by only of 3rd generation. However, if you mean you’ve only seen a 3-generation pedigree, that just means the breeder either doesn’t have the pedigree information any further back, or she’s not bothered to take it back any further, on paper. It’s quite easy, with the necessary registration details, to extend a pedigree to the more normally seen 5-generations - and I’ve taken the pedigrees of my foundation b itch and stud dog, back 10 generations, on paper.

Only seeing 3 generations on a pedigree is no indication of quality, or otherwise. Any dog, provided the information is known, has a pedigree, even a mongrel. What a mongrel won’t have, as opposed to a purebred, is a registered history going back generations, perhaps to the beginning of the breed itself.

And having registered paperwork isn’t any guarantee of quality. And as a matter of fact, neither is a pedigree that’s full of red print, much as logically it should be. In reality, quite often the brother, or sister of a multi-Champion actually produces the better offspring, especially when put to the right partner. It’s quite possible for a top winning animal never to throw as good as himself, for whatever reason - and it always takes two to tango.

So bottom line here - if the puppy has registered paperwork, it will be purebred. And the pedigree will be interesting - if only so you can check that there’s no direct inbreeding going on, which can often mean problems could arise. It’s far better to find, and buy your puppy from a known good breeder, with a reputation within the breed for producing sound healthy puppies.

What are some tips to potty training a shih tzu puppy?

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

I am thinking of getting a shih tzu puppy from my friend who is going to be breeding two pure breds and I already have a private trainer for obedience but I am worried about potty training! SOMEONE HELP PLEASE!!!

If you are getting a puppy from a backyard breeder (yes, that is exactly what your friend is) then you’ll need a good relationship with a veterinarian. You already know you’ll get zero support from your friend the BYB, so we’ll be seeing you on here often.
Here’s the method use for puppies and dogs. I’ll add a link so you can see the difference between a responsible breeder and your friend.
Schedule-Confine-Supervise
Schedule- the feeding and potty times. An adult is fed twice a day. A puppy is fed four times a day up to 10 or 12 weeks, then three times a day through adolescence. They need to potty first thing in the morning, last thing at night, within a few minutes of every meal, and every few hours in between. The “in between” hours are calculated by their age in months: 1 month = 1 hour, up to 6 months/hours. So, a three month old puppy should be taken to potty every three hours in between the other scheduled times. When the dog/puppy is taken to potty, wait with him as he ‘does his business’ and then praise like crazy. The neighbors should be able to hear you.

Confine- the puppy or dog whenever it is not being watched. Confinement can be in a crate (especially at night), an exercise pen, or behind a baby gate in a very small and puppy-proofed room.

Supervise- the puppy or dog whenever it is loose in the home. This means having eyes on it, not on the TV. Play with the puppy, do a five minute training session, groom it, or just let it lie at your feet with a safe chew, but have it within sight at all times. If it squats then give a loud “NO” or “ACK” as you scoop and run to the appropriate potty spot.

Do not let the dog return to the accident spot until it has been thoroughly cleaned and wiped with vinegar or a commercial enzyme product to remove all urine odor.

what is the best names for a shih tzu puppy?

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

My dad has announced that we will be getting a shih tzu puppy. Well i am having troble picking out names. My old brother was leaning towards the name Spice. But he only only likes it because of this body spray "Old Spice". But i am leaning towards Leah or Sadie please if you have anymore names please tell me or just pick the name \s that we have picked out by he way it is going to be a girl.

try a name that is similar to its color like brindle, or eye color: olive, its size:mini, or just two of your favorite things combined, i named my weany doggs mike-mike and promise

What type of brush and comb should i use on a 4 month old Shih Tzu puppy’s fur?

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

I have a 4 month old Shih Tzu puppy who needs to be brushed about twice a day. I was informed the other day that i was not using that right brush and comb on her. What type of brush and comb should i use on her fur?

Your puppy doesn’t need to be brushed twice a day. I’ve had dozens of long-haired show dogs and, except when blowing puppy coat, they get brushed once, perhaps twice, a week.

You need a good quality pin brush to line-brush the whole dog. If you don’t know the technique, get someone to show you how its done. If you line-brush the dog, you’re getting right down to the skin and not making the mistake a lot of people make, which is leaving the mats next to the skin.

You also need a small slicker brush which is used ONLY to tease out mats. You have to be careful with this brush because it can scrape the dog’s skin, be gentle.

A wide-toothed comb is optional and only used to "finish" the dog by using the comb to check for any mats you might have missed.

What size is a 4 month old Shih Tzu puppy?

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

i have come to the USA for a holiday and my Shih Tzu puppy is on the other side of the world. My puppy is only 4 months old and i would like to buy her a harness for her walks. What size should i get her? A small, extra small or medium?

Shih Tzus vary too much in size to be able to give you a definite answer. Can you phone home (or phone whomever is looking after the dog) and ask them to measure around the chest? Then go to the pet shop with a tape measure and find a harness that has that measurement as its minimum, which should allow enough room for the puppy to grow.

What should I feed a shih tzu puppy?

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

I just brought home my 8 week old shih tzu from my breeder last night. She gave us a small bag of Purina Puppy Chow. She eats that a little. She also gave us Purina Wet Dog Food she doesn’t seem to like that. Are these good for my puppy? We are looking for a dog food that is healthy for her growth and development. Please help me out with finding the perfect puppy food. Thanks! :)

1.) You could raw feed the pooch because all dogs have evolved from a wolf therefore they LOVE MEAT! Its also healthy for them when it comes to living a disease free life. PROVEN SCIENTIFICALLY (fresh veggies,raw meat, uncooked bones,including lamb or beef organs) 70% muscle meat, 15% bone, and 15% organs.
2.) Or you could torture it with that artificial doggy food crap..right c;

Hint hint :-whispers- go with CHOICE 1

EDIT:
If you dont believe me DO THE RESEARCH! also youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vahd4Gwa8dA

How far should I walk a shih tzu puppy?

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

We have a Shih Tzu cross Poodle who is just over 6 months old. He has a nice run around out garden and we have a 6 year old who plays with him. We usually walk him upto a nearby far which is 10-15 minutes away. I am quite a fast walker but he keeps up without running but he isn’t walking (He is inbetween).

Is this long enough for a Shih Tzu/Poodle 6 months old with fair activity at home?

It really depends on how much energy he has. my shi tzu is full of energy so I walk him alot. But if yours is a bit non active you do not need a long walk. But since your pet is still a puppy, he/she should get lots of exersize. And also with a puppy, you can tell when they have had enough walking for one day and they lie down on a walk. (if they chew on a stick, that is different)

I hope I helped.
Leahmac4

dexter the shih tzu puppy playing with flower pot

Friday, April 15th, 2011

puppy playing with flower pot

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Foiled by puppy: pajama Girls presentation

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Young girls in pajamas try to get through solar system presentation while the puppy steals the show.

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Puppy love - Shih tzu puppies 4 weeks old

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Version 2 of my puppy video

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