Author: Adamson, Eve
Number Of Pages: 296
Release Date: 02-04-2007
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To know a Shih Tzu is to love a Shih Tzu . . . they’re irresistible, coy, flirtatious, and passionately devoted companions. They love the good life, and though they can be shrewd (or selectively deaf, or consciously naïve), the Shih Tzu is so endearing that even “big dog” lovers find themselves swooning over this adorable breed. But is the Chinese Charmer the right match for you?
Shih Tzu for Dummies answers all of your questions, like:
What is a Shih Tzu really like?
Can I get a Shih Tzu if I have children or other pets?
How difficult is grooming? Can I do it myself or should I get a professional?
How do I find a good breeder? What about a good vet?
What should my Shih Tzu eat?
Do small dogs really need that much training?
How can I teach my Shih Tzu some basic commands?
The Shih Tzu is built for one job and one job alone: to be your close personal friend for life. A dog bred for companionship must be allowed to do its job, and its job is to be with you. So, if you have the time (for grooming), dedication (for training), and room (on your lap and in your heart), the Shih Tzu is a small dog with a lot of love just waiting for a new best friend.
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Covers housetraining and socializing your Shih Tzu
Get the 411 on bringing your Shih Tzu home and raising him right
Are you thinking about owning a Shih Tzu? Or do you already own one? This guide helps you decide, giving you all the basics on the breed. From feeding and grooming to healthcare and training, you’ll get expert advice on making your Shih Tzu’s homecoming a success and having fun with your little companion.
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About the Author
Eve Adamson is an award-winning pet writer and prolific author. A member of the Dog Writers Association of America, she is also a contributing editor for Dog Fancy magazine.