My sister works with a girl who is has to give her dog away because she can not animals where she is living at. She asked me to take it bacause my sister can not. It is a female and she has been spayed, good with kids and other dogs. I would like to help her out, Ijust dont know alot about this kind of dog. Can anybody tell me a little before I decide.
Bassetmom.................This is a Shih Tzu, right. I had one. It was a male. He was easily potty trained, and I taught him a lot of tricks, and he was not agressive at all. Got along well with my Maltese and Yorkie. The coat has to be brushed daily. An absolutely beautiful dog inside and out. However, my neighbor has one that is hyper as all get out. Her's is a female, but has been spayed.
Me and my husband got one from shelter once, we called him Elvis because he had the worst under bite and his lip would get caught on his tooth. He was very smart, but he would bite and didn't like strangers at all, he actually bit me several times before he got use to me, but coming from a shelter there is no telling what he had been through before. He had a really bad problem with his eyes, but we had finally gotten them cleared up before he passed away from unknown reasons, my vet said he was ancient! :) we had him 2 years. I do believe he died happy though! I am grateful for that!
Yep, I forgot to mention that. Shih Tzu's are noted for eye problems. Mine didn't have a problem, but my neighbor's does. She has very poor eye sight. They had surgery done on one of her eyes, and would you believe the vet operated on the wrong eye?
Yes it is a Shih Tzu. I like all animals can't help it I got it from my mom. The dog is black and white very cute and very nice an friendly. I pretty use to the grooming thing. I have to brush my bassets every day or they shed all over the place. My kids help with this so it gets done alot faster.
Personally, I don't see how anybody can live WITHOUT a Shih tzu! I got mine under the same type of circumstances as you would be. My friend was never home and couldn't keep a dog. I knew nothing about them, but it was love at first site. Layla loves everybody in the family, snuggles with us, is definately NOT hyper. She is pretty easily trained, gets along with other dogs. I have noithing bad to say about them except unless you're into daily brushing and dematting, you've got to keep the hair short. I actually think they are cuter that way, anyway. She can go really long without pottying )I was surprised for a small dog). I think you should take it, you'll want another one after that! Edit.. forgot, they love to sleep with you, but they snore!
Scout, I have to disagree about the one person dog thing. Granted, you see alot of dogs, I just have my one to go by, but Layla spends time with all 4 of us. She just makes her rounds during the day. She is also very friendly with visitors.
lalayla...................Yes they do. Shih Tzus snore like crazy. I like the hair long, but it is constant. It matts a lot easier than Yorkie or Maltese hair. I don't think you will find a cuter puppy than a Shih Tzu.
i should have worded it better. the shih tzu my friend has is very attached to her boyfriend. the sun rises and falls on that man. she will pretty much ignore everyone else. i didn't mean it as a blanket statement for all shih tzu's . sorry for it reading like that. i just meant that 1 particular dog.