Meet the Breed: The Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is a popular breed for people who like a small, yet sturdy dog. When kept in a puppy cut, these dogs are easy to maintain. When kept in a show cut, they are simply stunning with their curtain of long hair. Of course, I’m a bit partial to the breed as they make up half of my own shih-poo pups. But let’s see what the essence of a true Shih Tzu is to find out if this is the right breed for you. Continue reading

Health Problems of Popular Dog Breeds

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There’s a reason pet stores are still in business and pure-bred adoption agencies have grown; people just can’t seem to get enough of pure-bred puppies. One of the number one reasons people pick a pure bred over a mix is because they think they know what they’re getting when they are able to choose the breed. It’s believed that when you get those AKC papers, your pup is perfect.

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