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Shih tzus have long, straight hair that sheds and tangles easily. Aside from making the dog more attractive, a regular haircut can help eliminate these problems and keep the shih tzu comfortable. PetCareRx recommends a n... More »

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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 »

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The cost of shih tzu puppies is dependent on their health and quality, averaging between $400 to $700 but sometimes spiking to $1,000 or higher. The American Kennel Club also factors in the cost of raising a healthy pupp... More »

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Shih Tzus can grow up to 16 pounds and up to 11-inches tall. The Shih Tzu's body is just a little longer than it is tall, so they are sturdy dogs. More »

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