Shih tzu

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Shih tzu

a small (9-16 lb), lively dog with a very short muzzle, broad, round head, large, prominent eyes and short ears. The coat is long, straight and flowing in a variety of colors with a white blaze on the face and a white tip on the tail. Called also Chrysanthemum-faced dog. The breed is predisposed to cleft palate and a familial renal cortical hypoplasia.
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Q My shih tzu was put down and I have been offered another one.
When I first got shih tzus, I didn't realise how difficult the knots in their coats were," she says.
Four shih tzus were also stolen, while two lurchers were taken from allotments and another from a house.
The dogs were mostly adult females, including cocker spaniels, Siberian huskies, Yorkshire terriers, Bichon Frise crosses, Cavalier King Charles and Shih Tzus.
Expensive pedigree breeds like Pugs, Shih Tzus and Pomeranians are also being targeted as crooks look to sell them on the black market.
Shih tzus and Chihuahuas have dropped out of the top 10, while Rottweilers and bulldogs have marched in.
The Kennel Club has blamed the decline of the pounds 450-each pets partly on the popularity of "designer" continental dogs such as Shih Tzus while another possible reason was the ban on tail docking in 2006.
The dogs, which include Yorkies, Dachshunds, Shih Tzus, Miniature Poodles, Bichon Frises and other small breeds, were evaluated physically and behaviorally, and many are still available for adoption.
We are now seeing more and more Shih Tzus and Lhasa Apsos with nostrils so narrow they cannot breath and Pomeranians with skulls that have failed to close and testicles that have yet to appear.
Now the Hornadays have four Shih Tzus, one appropriately named Stewart, a cat and a goldfish in their North Carolina home.
The pups, which included cavalier spaniels, westies, shih tzus, Newfoundlands, Jack Russells and St Bernards, are now being cared for by the SSPCA.
This city's residents seem to have an attraction to large powerful breeds like German Shepherds and Rottweilers, as well as to toy breeds like Shih Tzus and Yorkies.