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shih tzu odd behavior?????

March 17th, 2004, 10:20 AM
Hi, I have the most adorable shih tzu puppy in the whole world, but he started digging into pillows and I think it's really cute and funny, he only does it on soft things like pillows or covers, does anyone know why shih tzu's dig? I heard this is typical of this breed, but I am really curious....:D ;)

Lucky Rescue
March 17th, 2004, 11:15 AM
My dog does the same thing. I think it's their instinct to dig themselves a bed - the way wild dogs dig a depression in the earth to lie in.

March 17th, 2004, 12:22 PM
that makes sense!! he always does that when he is ready for a nap... don't they look adorable?

Lucky Rescue
March 17th, 2004, 12:35 PM
Yes, they look adorable circling and digging their beds, but my dog is 70lbs and quite capable of ripping holes in my sofa, bed, etc.:(

Oh, well - it's only furniture right? Gotta keep the puppers happy!!

March 17th, 2004, 01:06 PM
that's funny, my pup is only 5lbs and he will only grow another 2lbs... he does destroy furneture but not as much as yours can!!!

March 21st, 2004, 05:12 PM
Hehehe, you can't always be sure how much they'll weigh when their finnished growing. The person I got my dog from said that Bentley would only weigh about 8 pounds full grown; now that he is full grown he weighs 15 pounds!:) But I wanted a "bigger" dog, and I've gotten one. Kind of. He isn't a "small" dog, or a "medium" dog, but he's inbetween.:)

I hope that makes sence.:rolleyes: