Fast glance at a Shih Tzu and its hair is probably the first thing you will notice. Its distinct hair makes this dog breed splendorous and gorgeous. This hair however does get dirty very fast and it is important to keep it manageable. It can be quite demanding to have to groom your dog but it is important to learn how to do it well, it will be quite an experience trying out the various haircuts as outlined below:
There are various variations of this hair cut which is popular in the summer. Shih Tzu dogs look cute after this cut and it is relatively easy to do. While some people argue that this hair cut is wastage of the dog`s hair, it helps in regulating body temperature and reducing the maintenance time needed to keep the dog clean.
Long puppy cut is a variation of the puppy cut and is achieved by low cutting the hair on the back to a couple of inches long but allowing the hair on the chest to be fuller.
Teddy bear cut is common and most homes that have children go for it. The dog is made to appear like a stuffed animal which is soft to touch. The immense thing about this style is that it can be combined with others, as it is alluding to the facial hair of the puppy, which is styled to give ta soft appearance of a stuffed toy like a teddy bear.
This hair cut is easily recognizable. You make this cut by first gathering as much hair as you can to the top of the head and securing it with a clip. The rest of the hair that is not held with the clip can then be trimmed for a neat look.
Top knot show cut is made the same way as the practical top knot, but instead of trimming off some of the hair from the dog’s body, all of it is left long. This is popular with show dogs because of its high cost of maintenance.
This is a variation of the puppy cut which involves cutting the hair up to a fraction of an inch above the skin. This is a style suitable when it is extremely hot.