How Long Does the Hair on a Shih Tzu Grow?
I am getting a Shih Tzu puppy next week and I have seen pictures of older ones with very long hair. Do all Shih Tzu’s hair grow that long? Obviously you can have them groomed to whatever length, but I wondered what is typical. Thanks.
Like the other people who have answered before me, Shih Tzu’s hair can grow very long. The thing is, is how long do you want it to be? Either way this is the type of dog that needs regular grooming. If you want to keep your dogs hair long, then you need to brush it often. And when you brush it, make sure you get every where (many people forget to get the legs and behind the ears and such). You have to make sure your not just "surface" brushing where your not getting all the way down into the hair because many times that results in underlying matts, which would most likely cause your groomer to have to shave the dog. If you leave the dogs hair long or short, i suggest you buy a slicker brush to brush your dog with between grooming. If you want more info, im sure the groomer you choose to take your dog to will be willing to help you out. Good luck with the new pup!
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