Shih Tzus should be clipped regularly to keep them cool and comfortable. The simplest cut is known as the "puppy cut" and can be done at home. If you start clipping your Shih Tzu as a puppy, it learns that grooming doesn... More »

A Maltese mixed with a Shih Tzu may be called a Maltese Shih Tzu, a Mal-Shi, a Shih-Tese, a Shihtese, a Malti Tzu or a Shima. A Maltese Shih Tzu is a small dog, standing only 10 inches high at the shoulder. More »

A shih tzu-bulldog mix is a cross between a shih tzu and an English bulldog. Like all crosses between purebreds, the characteristics of this dog are difficult to predict. A prospective owner is encouraged to research all... More »

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