I have searched endlessly for the perfect haircut for my Shih Tzu and finally found it. My baby has very long hair that is just very fine and tends to curl so my dreams of having a show coat will not work.
The face can be boxed or left slightly longer which is what i plan on doing, both secured with a top knot. The sides can be shaved shorter (around 3/4") or they can be left long in a beautiful skirt, similar to the cocker cut, which is what i will be doing. The tail and legs are left long, most groomers consider this the straight column effect.
My baby is a 1 year old and will be going to get groomed for the first time in a couple of days, I will post lots of pictures, especially some befores and afters.
Part puppy and part teddy bear cut
by Gerry Dayton
I had this cut done for years in Atlanta and am having a hard time explaining to groomers in Florida. The ears and tail are long, face rounded and cut short but not too short, body is shaved or cut very short and legs are cut puppy style with back legs looking like your pet is wear chaps. I hope there's a name for this cut or the groomer in Atlanta has invented a new style. Whatever it is I think it's very cute. Have you heard of this style?
Can't send picture because groomers aren't understanding my request. This style is much lower maintenance to me.
Please let me know if you have heard of it?
Hair styles for my Shih Tzus
by Peggy McCoy
(Howard Beach, NY )
I like the puppy cut and teddy bear cuts the best. My dogs are pets and it's easier to keep.
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shih tzu show cut
I just got my first shih tzu, Maya, who had been neglected for some years. Her hair was shaved to her skin and her next owner never put a brush to her since she got her. The poor little girl still barely had any hair growing in and was itching all over. I have been letting her hair grow naturally with daily grooming and weekly baths. Her hair now has a lion cut look with the heavier longer hair around her front portion of her body and she looks great but now I want to go for the show cut. As a result of poor breeding, she has some flaws that won't be as noticeable but she is still a beautiful dog. I actually look forward to grooming time with her because we get to bond and she basically becomes putty in my hands and loves the daily grooming.