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need pictures of shih tzu haircuts

crazyforcats
February 2nd, 2007, 12:55 PM
I'm looking for pictures of shih tzu haircuts. My shih tzu cross puppy had her first haircut yesterday and I do not like it! It's certainly not the groomer's fault - she did what I asked. But apparently I didn't know what I wanted...

I searched and searched the net last night for a website with a variety of haircuts, but I can't really find anything. I have a shih tzu book with diagrams of profiles of different cuts - completely useless to me. If anyone has knowledge of where I can find a good selection of shih tzu haircuts, please pass it on to me! Thanks!

Shaykeija
February 3rd, 2007, 12:53 AM
if you go to Pets that have passed away you can see a picture of Sophie. It is under the heading Rest in Peace Sophie posted by Marko for me. The seems to be the easier hair cut to manage for a Shih Tzu. That is Sophie beside my name.

angeldogs
February 3rd, 2007, 01:09 AM
we shave Sheba in the summer.she likes it she is happier with it short then long.if it gets long she gets a little moopy.in the winter it doesn't get as short.thats he winter cut in the pic.

Dobb
February 3rd, 2007, 05:28 AM
I currently have two shih zus,,one fairly long and one short,,my previous one had semi long hair. If you're not prepared to spend some time everyday brushing and combing then I suggest a short cut. Kaya is the one with long hair, she is going in to groomers on Wednesday for a shorter cut. With the two dogs playing so much she looks terrible 10 minutes after she is combed out. Some shih zus have different coats as well, so that has to be considered when choosing a style as well. Personally I like the long look, but it is much harder to maintain with two dogs.
Dobb

Dobb
February 3rd, 2007, 05:35 AM
When I was looking for my second dog I got this email scam,,I could've had this dog for 300$ shipping from Texas,,dog was free all I had too do was send the shipping costs,,,yeah right!!!! You would have too be some gullible to fall for that!
Dobb

crazyforcats
February 3rd, 2007, 06:19 PM
if you go to Pets that have passed away you can see a picture of Sophie. It is under the heading Rest in Peace Sophie posted by Marko for me. The seems to be the easier hair cut to manage for a Shih Tzu. That is Sophie beside my name.

I could not find this post :confused: I even looked under the sticky notes.

crazyforcats
February 3rd, 2007, 06:21 PM
angeldogs and dobb - Thank you for the beautiful pictures of your pups! I really wish the groomer hadn't taken off so much around Roxy's face. At least it grows back fairly quickly.

Byrd
February 3rd, 2007, 06:38 PM
Rocky:

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/6607/imgp2203ci8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Pepsi:

http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/4316/imgp2182dc9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

These are non-professional cuts though, these were done by yours truly.

PetFriendly
February 3rd, 2007, 07:12 PM
What's the other dog in the mix? Maybe it doesn't even need to be cut?! But failling that, I'd likely just ask for a 'puppy' cut, with the hair being scissored (as opposed to using the clippers) and no shorter than an 1"... My guy is part shih tzu part Pomeranian and I don't have to clip him, just a good brushing twice a week... Ok, so maybe I trim the really long fur on his back end and I also trim the fur on his feet to make them cute and round, but I do it myself with the kitchen scissors :confused:

Here's a good view of all his fur/fluffyness

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k194/shnoune/P1010166.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k194/shnoune/P1010084.jpg

Dad of Dog's
February 3rd, 2007, 07:40 PM
The reason you are finding it hard to find cut styles for shih tzu's is because they don't have one. Their hair is supposed to be long everywhere with minor trimming around the edges if needed. The cuts you see are just an all over shave. All you need to do is decide what length you want each area of the body.

Shaykeija
February 3rd, 2007, 08:14 PM
I could not find this post :confused: I even looked under the sticky notes.

I bumped this up under Pets that pased away. The original was on page 3.

angeldogs
February 3rd, 2007, 09:46 PM
we try to keep her face short.she gets real bad eye snot and have to wash her face every morning.it's not so bad since we switched her food.plus it being short around her eyes makes it nicer.the only hair thats kind of long is her tail.