Shih Tzu 101: What You Need To Know About This Popular Dog Breed
The Shih Tzu is a small dog that was originally bred in Tibet. They were given to the Chinese emperors as companion dogs. They are now the most popular dog breed in the world.
The Shih tzu means 'Little Lion' in Mandarin. ShihTzu's are happy, confident, and trusting dogs. They are usually there to alert you when someone is out around the house. The downside that some people may find about Shih Tszu personality is that they can be a bit stubborn. They do not respond well to harsh training methods. They can become very difficult if they are shouted at, or treated unfairly. Adult dogs need regular grooming and a bath once a week. They also need to be kept clipped. Some dog shows won't accept a clipped dog as an entrant. If you choose, you may apply a cataract or cataracts coat. Shish Tzu's can suffer from hip dysplasia. This is a condition where the hip bone doesn t sit in the socket as well as it should. It affects vision. Progressive retinal atrophy is inherited. Entropion causes the eye to turn inwards. It also causes the eyes to rub on the eye and cause annoyance. This condition can be caused by injury, but it is also an inherited medical condition. It will need surgery to correct it. . . .