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Not all show people practice these methods for preserving their Shih Tzu's long show dog coats
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Rather than the occasional brushing that ashot haired dog requires, owners with dogs such as poodles, Shih Tzu, Lhasa, Maltese,Yorkies, Bichons, Pekingese, Poms and many others have coats that require dailybrushing.
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Every Shih Tzu lover has fallen captive to the breed’s luxurious, long and flowing double coat. It’s the hallmark of the breed, along with the signature topknot that ties up the dog’s head coat and accentuates it most fashionably with a pretty silk bow. Realistically, maintaining the floor-length coat of a show dog is a huge job, requiring time each day to nurture the hair, keep it in product and protective wraps and ensure that it remains clean. Creating the topknot is a skill in itself. While pet owners ooh and aah over the lavish coats they see on champion Shih Tzu at dog shows, most are happy to keep their pets in short, easy-to-maintain puppy cuts. 18 best images about shih tzu on Pinterest | Coats, Best dogs and Sweet
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One of the things you should learn is grooming your pet. Shih Tzus have long, floor-length coats and fast-growing hair, so it’s important to pay attention to these features or else they’ll end up with dirty and matted hair. Of course, just like any other kinds of dogs, it’s essential to give them regular baths to keep them clean.The lavish double coat is the breed's crowning glory. A well-groomed Shih Tzu in natural coat is a picture of perky elegance with flowing tresses framing an impish face and body hair brushing the floor. Pet Shih Tzus often have their hair trimmed so it does not drag, but at ringside, the dogs often sit on velvet or satin pillows or are carried in exhibitor's arms to keep their coats off dusty floors.Others here can give you lots of help about knitting a dog coat but maybe I can help you with your Shih Tzu. Those dear little dogs need lots of cuddling, great care in extreme temperatures AND sweaters and coats that are longer than most ready-made ones. The proper small diameter fits perfectly but they need the tops (along their backs) made longer. Their tummies and chests also need extra protection because they are so close to the frozen earth and snow. For our Daisy, I've crocheted additional fabric on her store-bought sweaters. She has a coat from Petco that does fit her well but, using it as a pattern, I will make her another one with the back extended. Your Shih Tzu will respond to constant love, hugs and cuddles and you'll soon see much of her anxiety disappear.The Shih Tzu's coat for the show rings requires extra care. Some show people actually keep their Shih Tzu confined and caged to preserve the coat, or they wrap the coat or oil it. Those who do keep their show Shih Tzu confined and caged pay a price in loss of muscle tone in their dogs. Not all show people practice these methods for preserving their Shih Tzu's long show dog coats. It is also a myth that all show people do not allow their show Shih Tzu to go for long walks, to play and just in general to lead a normal life. For those who do allow their show Shih Tzu do lead a normal life keeping the coat glamorous requires a lot of extra effort, and much more grooming than for the pet Shih Tzu.The coat style your Maltese Shih Tzu favors determines how often the coat requires grooming. Shorter coat styles reduce grooming in all dogs. The types of combs and brushes this breed combination requires depend on coat type. Daily grooming is necessary for longer coats to remove tangles and mats. Routine nail, ear, eye care prevents common infections and nail disorders. A quality diet, fresh water and routine veterinary care improve skin and coat quality as well.This isgood news for Shih Tzu owners who love the look of shiny, healthy coats. Don’t go overboard on this, though. Coconut oil rubbed onto dry hair will make itlook and feel great, but a little goes a long way. Too much will make your dog look a little greasy.