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The Shih Tzu is unmistakable with that long, lush, human hair-like coat. Most people take one look at the Shih Tzu in a formal show coat and think they must shed constantly. But the truth is quite different. Because just like the Shih Tzu dog breed, the Shih Tzu coat is unique. If you have been thinking about getting a Shih Tzu for your next canine companion but are worried about shedding, this is the…

In this article, we will explore the 18 surprising things a Shih Tzu dog hates to experience and provide tips on creating a stress-free environment for your four-legged friend. Read on to discover all the unexpected struggles of owning a Shih Tzu – and how you can overcome them! Loud Noises Shih Tzus have very sensitive ears and can easily be frightened or scared by loud sounds such as thunder or fireworks. Owners need to…

The Great Pyrenees dog might look like a canine giant, but these dogs have a long-standing reputation as being the gentlest of giants. This temperament trait and several others we will discuss make the Great Pyrenees a popular choice for a family pet. But is the Great Pyrenees an appropriate pet even if you have young kids? How about if your family includes an infant – would a Great Pyr, with its huge size, be…

Standard Poodles are a dog breed unlike any other. With their fine and fancy fur coats and royal prancing gait, even people who know nothing about dog breeds can usually name the Poodle on sight. Many people do not know that Poodles are bred in three sizes today: standard, miniature, and toy. The growth pattern can be remarkably different for different sizes of poodles. This article gives a big-picture overview of what to expect during…

Look at the lovable, fluffy, pint-sized white Maltese dog and most immediately think “lap dog.” This is primarily true. Most Maltese owners’ primary motivation to own one of these adorable dogs is to have a companion at home and in daily life. But the Maltese dog breed wasn’t always an indoor dog breed. This purebred dog has a surprisingly diverse background, including hunting experience! In this article, learn about the origins and history of the…

Today, the American Eskimo dog is bred in three sizes: toy, miniature, and standard. This dog breed will always look bigger than they are because of their thick, long, fluffy, and beautiful white coats. However, if there is one thing the American Eskimo dog’s coat is not, it is hypoallergenic. While there is a difference between the American Eskimo dog’s coat and the coats of many other purebred dog breeds, being hypoallergenic is not one…