Shih Tzu Breeders Winston Salem NC

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Blue Blood
(336) 591-7248
1083 Red Bank Rd
Germanton, NC
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Neapolitan Mastiff

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Big Paw Presas
(803) 629-0222
387 Hollow Lane
Lexington, SC
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Perro De Presa Canario

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House of Little Lions
(828) 884-7208
1271 Walnut Ridge Rd
Brevard, NC
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Shih Tzu

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C'villa And Rowehaus
(910) 814-1100
629 Bayles Rd
Lillington, NC
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Belgian Malinois

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Haus Brezel German Shepherd Dogs
(828) 272-0805
450 Prestwood Ln
Hendersonville, NC
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German Shepherd Dog

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Lanbur Beagles
(336) 247-5481
434 Peoples Creek Rd
Advance, NC
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Beagle

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A Shih Tzu Fur U
(323) 774-1647
9025 J M Keynes Dr Unit 75
Charlotte, NC
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Shih Tzu

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Golden Lightning
(701) 878-9000
Hebron, NC
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Golden Retriever

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Lewis Kennels
(919) 778-1165
116 Quail Croft Dr
Goldsboro, NC
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Boxer

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Beagle Babies
(704) 546-7989
PO Box 528
Harmony, NC
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Beagle

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Shih Tzu Information, Pictures of Shih Tzus

Shih Tzu Dogs

Shih Tzu are lively and energetic companions. Yet, they are also amazingly low-key and satisfied—assuming they get an adequate amount of attention. They like nothing better than to be held, stroked, petted and pampered by their owners, and are perfectly happy sitting on the couch with you for hours while you dote on them. This is a noble breed—sometimes translating into arrogance and haughtiness, other times into courageousness and politeness—but they are never too proud for a roll on the floor with a treasured squeaky toy.

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What They Are Like to Live With

A good family dog and highly interactive, Shih Tzu usually adapt well to adults and children alike. Not especially suspicious of strangers, they still make an alert and consistent watchdog, barking heartily when people approach the house.

Things You Should Know

As you can see by looking at one, Shih Tzus require more care than other breeds, especially when the hair is kept long. They need daily brushing and regular haircuts to avoid tangles. However, they shed very little dander, making them a great pet choice for people with allergies.

Though good family dogs, Shih Tzu are not especially good with very young children. They cannot be handled roughly or awkwardly and tend to get snappish when their patience wears thin.

Feeding note: Keep an eye on Shih Tzu while they are drinking. Because their noses are so centrally located, water can easily block their breathing.

A healthy Shih Tzu can live as long as 15 years. Common health issues include hip dysplasia, ear and kidney infections, and eye problems. Check their ears and eyes regularly for cleanliness. (You can even find special eye drops for them).

They are great apartment dwellers, but not happy in hot climates. And while they don’t require as much exercise as a Lab, a daily walk is necessary.

Shih Tzu History

The Shih Tzu is undoubtedly one of the world’s oldest dog breeds. Chinese paintings from the 6th century A.D. show Shi Tzu-like dogs, while documents from the period claim these pets were a gift to the Chinese court from the Byzantine Empire. Shih Tzu were house pets during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644 A.D.) and since that time they’ve been highly prized and fiercely guarded by the Chinese. In 1908, they made their way to England, where they were bred and dispersed to Europe and Australia. The AKC certified the breed in 1969, and it has been a popular competitor and pal ever since.

The Look of a Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu are covered in flowing long hair, including a tuft above the nose which provides its trademark “chrysanthemum” (i.e., floral) face. On a typical Shih Tzu, the rounded head has a long beard and moustache, a short muzzle and a black nose (except in reddish brown dogs which have a reddish-brown nose). Most Shih Tzu have round, dark, wide-set eyes with pendant (hanging) ears that are engulfed in hair. The frame is longer than tall, and the tail curls ...

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