Dog Collar, Dog Toys & Gifts
 
    Cool Dog Toys
    Dog Clothing
    Rain Gear for Dogs
    Gentle Spray
    Spray Commander
    Remote Control Trainer
    DirectStop Deterrent
    Ssscat
    Virtual Fence
    Petzorb
    Spray Accessories
    Dog Collars
    Designer Collars
    Premiere Dog Collar
    Limited Slip Dog Collar
    Leather Lexington
    Couplers
    Dog Leashes
    Dog Leader Harness
    Obedience Harness
    Like A Dog Harness
    Twist 'n' Treat
    Bowls and Beds
    Animal Planet Toys
    Other Pet Toys
    How it works
    AntiBark Trouble
    How Breakaway
    Dog Training & Tricks
    Sizing Dog Collars
 
Dog Harness
 
Nylon Leashes
 
Gentle Spray
 
Designer Leashes

Dog Toys -Training No Barking Collars - Dog Harness -Clothing



Shih Tzu Dog Breed Information

Go to Index

HEIGHT: 25 cm
WEIGHT: 6 kg
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 13 - 15 years
Breed CHARACTERISTICS of the Shih Tzu Dog
Its name of doubtless oriental origin gives an idea of its birthplace. These ancient dogs, along with their close relatives the Pekinese and the Lhasa Apso were company for the Tibetan emperors.
ADVICE 931
The Shih Tzu Dog is alert and lively. Very active and dynamic. Somewhat independent and can show jealousy over its owners affection.
ADVICE 932
To keep its little lion's mane requires constant care with a soft brushing.
DESCRIPTION of the shih tzu dog breed
Very active, lively and alert, with an arrogant pose. The Shih-Tzu is very proud of its lineage, which is why it walks with its head raised high and its tail cheerfully over its back.
HEAD:
It's fairly wide and round with the eyes well separated. Short snout, but not wrinkled, approximately one inch between the nose to the temple. Well defined stop.
EYES:
Large, dark round but not protruding and well separate, showing a warm look.
EARS:
Large, with long folds and carries down; the insertion is slightly below the skull's halo; plenty of hair that joins the neck.
TEETH:
Prognathous or like a tong.
FRONT EXTREMITIES:
Short legs, with good bones and muscles, with plenty of hair, like the feet, they have a massive look because of the presence of hair.
BODY:
The body from the scapulas to the beginning of the tail is a bit longer than the cross height. Deep and wide chest. Firm shoulders and straight back.
BACK EXTREMITIES:
Short legs, with good bones and muscles. They must look perpendicular from behind. Well rounded thighs and muscular. The feet must look massive due to the quantity of hair.
FEET:
Of a good size, firm, with good pads and hair between them.
TAIL:
With a lot of hair and curved cheerfully over the back. Of high insertion.
COAT:
Long, dense and luxurious. It can be wavy but not curly. Good wooly undercoat. The hair of the head can be fastened.
COLOR:
All colors are allowed. The nose and boarder around the eyes is black, with the exception of dogs that have brown spots; in this case, they can have a brown snout and their can be lighter.
MOVEMENT:
Smooth, soft and floating-like movements, with a slight rouling and a strong back thrust.
SIZE:
The height to the shoulders is of 23 to 26 cm, it shouldn't be taller than 28 or shorter than 20 cm. The weight in adult dogs is from 5 to 7 kg; it mustn't weigh over 8 or less than 4 kg. However the traits and characteristics of the breed are more important.

Go to Index

 
DOG CLOTHES
 
DOG TOYS
 
DOG COLLARS
 
Remote Dog Training
 
SPILL-LESS BOWLS
 
ROBBY RABBIT
 
NYLON COLLARS
 
CANINE CUDDLIES
 
DESIGNER COLLARS
 
Leather Leashes
 
Gentle Spray No Bark
Copyright 2004-2006. Cool Dog Toys. All Rights Reserved.