Shih Tzu Cuts One Step At A Time

Published: 27th March 2008
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Sometimes when you look at a Shih Tzu cut you wonder if that hair cut represents the personality and preferences of the owner or the dog. If you spend enough time with your Shih Tzu you will start to see their own little personality coming through and since they are the ones that have to wear the hair cut then maybe the hair cut should represent them a little as well as it represents you.

You do have some standard rules that need to be followed when it comes to grooming your Shih Tzu and these have to be followed because they affect your dog's health. Always keep the hair around the eyes trimmed as long hair in the eyes drives a Shih Tzu crazy and can cause an unhealthy infection. Keep the hair short in the summer and long in the winter to help avoid any unnecessary exposure to the elements.

The long hair may look great in July but it is unhealthy for your dog.

The Internet has changed the world and has put information from all corners of the globe at your fingertips. You can use this resource to check out the websites of regular Shih Tzu owners to see what kind of Shih Tzu cuts they are giving their dogs and get yourself some ideas. Another great source is the websites of professional groomers. Not only will you find some great ideas, but you may also be able to find a professional that can work on your dog for you.

Really plan your Shih Tzu cut out because as much as you may think you know what you want it may look totally different on your dog. There may be pictures on the Internet that have dogs similar to yours that you can use to get an idea of how it will look from. Remember that your dog has to live with your bad hair cut idea for a while so take your time.

Did you know that your Shih Tzu dog's coat is made up of hair like a human instead of fur like any other breed of dog? This is way Shih Tzu cuts are so popular. The reason you may want to consider blow-drying your dog's hair is to prevent matting and clumping. Just start at the back of your dog with low heat and move towards the front. Always brush the areas you are drying to prevent matting, as this is unhealthy for your dog.

It is very difficult to sometimes admit that someone else can do a better job than we can and it can also be difficult to have to pay that person to do the job. But when it comes to your Shih Tzu cut you may want to consider a professional. A professional will take great care of your dog and even have some very good ideas for your Shih Tzu cut that you may have never thought of. Plus your dog would probably love being pampered once a month.

Rebecca Simpson owns several indoor pets and is an animal lover. If you are looking for helpful information on Shih Tzu grooming then this article can help. You can also get some great Shih Tzu haircut tips from this article.

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