The Shih Tzu puppies are one of the best pets to keep at home and are among the best lap dogs ever. There is no place you will get a better deal for great puppies than CT Breeder.
This breed originated in China. It was a breed for the royal Chinese and was considered sacred during the reign of Dowager Empress Tzu His. It was offered as a gift to the Emperors. The breed was used to warm beds and generate heat to the legs of the emperors and empresses. In the early 1900s, the Shih Tzu breed spread to Europe and eventually to the rest of the world. They gained popularity in America in the 1960s. It was in the year 1938 when a standard breed was established. The Shih Tzu breed is still attached to the royal bloodline.
Shih Tzu breeds also known as Chinese Lion Dog and Chrysanthemum Dogs have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. They generally weigh 4 to 7 kilogram and are of about 20 to 28 centimeters both the male and the female. They have long drooping ears with a lot of long fur around them. They have a long coat which sometimes may need attention to be trimmed. They are commonly referred to as toys with large dark shiny eyes.
The Shih Tzu breed should be taken care of just as the ordinary pets we keep at our homes. Frequent visits to vet doctors should be a routine well observed to avoid complications whether minor or major. This breed does not really mind the kind of environment it is in, your companionship is all it wants and needs. Even though it is not that active, create time for small walks, play time and a training time. By doing this your Shih Tzu breed will maintain its status, relax and make it physically fit. Always supervise what your puppy is doing in your apartment (indoor) and also outside your home.
Shih Tzu breed comes in different colors. These are total black, black and white, red and white, white and gray. But did you know that the expensive or highly prized Shih Tzu are those that have a white-blazed forehead and a white tip? They always stand-out.
As for grooming, this kind of a breed will make you tired but it is always worth the effort. Shih Tzu requires frequent brushing and combing on their long fur in order to avoid the formation of tangles. Other times Shih Tzu breed long fur coat needs to be shaved to maintain cleanliness, smooth and beautiful coat. One should always look for or hire a professional groomer to maintain the coat of their puppy. Another thing to remember is to wash your puppy. This should be done at least once a week.
Every kind of animal has a different kind of health problem that comes along as they grow in a given stage. The Shih Tzu is not an angel either, this kind of breed has several health issues these include the following.
Their long dropping ears tend to lie on the coat covering a large surface area. A lot of heat is absorbed on the parts that are covered thus the spot is venerable to infections. To avoid these infections from striking one should always check and clean the ears often.
They are the most common health problems associated with different types of the breed. Food, contact, and inhalant are the three types of allergies. Due to this unpredictable problem, one should understand well what kind of allergy affects his puppy and ensure that safety measures are put in place to avoid such incidences.
It is a health problem associated with the abnormal formation of joint sockets which causes a lot of pain and sometimes lameness. This is also a common problem with this kind of breed and one should seek medical attention if you notice any issue with your puppy’s hips.
Patellar luxation (dislocations of joints), Juvenile renal dysplasia (it is a genetic disorder affecting kidneys), Bladder stone and bladder infection (this type of problem causes difficulties in urinating), Portosystemic liver shunt (it is a problem associated with cleansing of blood by the liver), Reversed sneezing, problems with gum swelling, umbilical hernias and also problems associated with retained teeth.
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