Legends about the origin of the breed

The first legend about what Shih Tzu is the epitome of Tung sing. This snow lion is able to change its form and has more power.

The second legend tells that in all the travels and wanderings of Buddha Manjushri took a little a reliable companion, namely, the dog in "snow coat". This dog had sensitive hearing and warned of the danger. According to legend, the Shih Tzu is a dog with a heart of a lion.

Shih Tzu- the dog whose eyes fall out

Any breed of dog is vulnerable. In the Shih Tzu is the weak point are the eyes. They require special care and attention. Loss eye is the displacement or loss of the eyeball. This pathology occurs due to injury or the structural features of the bony orbit. Any injury or pathology being treated surgically. Bony orbit this breed is not closed, and is limited only by the ligament, which in the case of injury tends to stretch. With proper care this can be avoided.

The nature of the dog Shih Tzu

Dogs of this breed are good companions, they do not have a pronounced host and share their loyalty among all members of the family. The Shih Tzu does not like being alone and is very attached to people. These dogs are very affectionate and loving. They love to play and easy to learn. Shih Tzu is sturdy and strong dog. They are pretty quiet, rarely bark.

Caring for a dog breed Shih Tzu

For coat. Breed dogs have a long flowing coat that requires special care. Devices must have a comb and brush with long metal teeth. Combing the dog should be strand by strand. Obligatory spray for combing matted hair and tangles. The dog must be bathed with the water temperature, which is slightly above the dog's body. After a swim you must wet the body of pet with a towel. Do not dry the dog with hair dryer.

For the claws. A haircut costs to implement weekly special pliers-kogterezki. The procedure is carried out very carefully.

Behind the ears. Every three to four weeks is necessary to pull out the hair in the ears with tweezers. Cleaning sinks is delivered by gel or chlorhexidine. After that they are processed by the powder.

Behind the teeth. Cleaning is done weekly during the period of bathing a pet with a special toothpaste for dogs and a small soft brush. Also every day you can use special sticks for cleaning teeth.