Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > The Dog Breeds


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-30-2005, 04:31 PM
Giottolina's Avatar
Giottolina Giottolina is offline
Puppy Dog
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: No. VA
Posts: 31
Default I love shih tzus

All my life I wanted to own a dog...finally, after raising two human sons, I decided I was ready for two dogs. I did quite a bit of research on small breeds.. and decided on the Shih Tzu. They are perfect for me, since they are lap dogs, don't require a lot of exercize, just a lot of love and lots of GROOMING!! After having Lina and Giotto in my life, since they were 10 weeks old, now almost 8 months, I have come to appreciate the commitment it takes to be a good owner. They are truly my "babies"
__________________
Giottolina

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-01-2005, 08:30 AM
Doberluv's Avatar
Doberluv Doberluv is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: western Wa
Posts: 21,924
Default

A-w-w-w...do you have any pictures you could post? I like Shih Tzus too. The ones I've met were real cuties. And they were fairly calm...kind of a nice attribute in a toy breed. Congrats on your new pups.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-01-2005, 08:56 AM
mrose_s's Avatar
mrose_s mrose_s is offline
BusterLove
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: QLD, Australia
Posts: 12,155
Default

we have a shih tzu cross, im not one for small dogs, but daisy is special Z
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-01-2005, 01:24 PM
Sapphire-Light's Avatar
Sapphire-Light Sapphire-Light is offline
woof!
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,309
Default

shi's are cute!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-03-2005, 12:58 PM
Giottolina's Avatar
Giottolina Giottolina is offline
Puppy Dog
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: No. VA
Posts: 31
Smile

Thanks for your kind comments. Here are a few pics of my "babies"

Giotto looking bored!




Lina, my princess!
__________________
Giottolina

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-03-2005, 01:05 PM
Fandogg Fandogg is offline
Puppy Dog
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 96
Default shih tzus

Yeah I have 2 Shih Tzu's as well. Truman and Sophie. I feel the same way. They really make fine pets. They are my moms dogs and even though I like them a lot I really am not fond of their looks (being a guy). So I will get a different breed. Likely the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Just not as girly looking. I mean they are a little bit but not so much.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-03-2005, 01:23 PM
Giottolina's Avatar
Giottolina Giottolina is offline
Puppy Dog
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: No. VA
Posts: 31
Wink

My son who is 25 years old is consired by many to be a "stud" 6'5", body builder, competes in some of the most elite "fit" competitions totally thinks "his" ( my 2 shih tzus ) dogs are the best looking and well mannered dogs he has ever encountered. Hey, afterall men have more hair than women!
__________________
Giottolina

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-03-2005, 05:46 PM
Fandogg Fandogg is offline
Puppy Dog
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 96
Default

thats great... but your shih tzus dont have those fully grown long silky coats with a bow in their hair...
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-03-2005, 06:05 PM
Giottolina's Avatar
Giottolina Giottolina is offline
Puppy Dog
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: No. VA
Posts: 31
Default

No, I would never let their hair grow full lenght. My dogs don't tolerate bows, although I wouldn't mind having Lina ( the girl ) wear one just once. The picture of her wearing a bandana was taken the day of their grooming. She removed her bandana just moments after I took that picture. They are very active... would rather be dirty all the time. I just keep cleaning and brushing them. Shih Tzus required a lot of GROOMING!
__________________
Giottolina

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-03-2005, 11:55 PM
candy722's Avatar
candy722 candy722 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
Default

Oh yeah tell me about it. My yorkie requires lots of attention with his hair and his hair is really straight. I have to brush out the mats. I hate it but I'll do it for my baby
__________________
www.barkatme.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:14 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site