Shih Tzu For Dummies

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Overview

To know a Shih Tzu is to love a Shih Tzu . . . they’re irresistible, coy, flirtatious, and passionately devoted companions. They love the good life, and though they can be shrewd (or selectively deaf, or consciously naïve), the Shih Tzu is so endearing that even “big dog” lovers find themselves swooning over this adorable breed. But is the Chinese Charmer the right match for you? Shih Tzu for Dummies answers ...

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Overview

To know a Shih Tzu is to love a Shih Tzu . . . they’re irresistible, coy, flirtatious, and passionately devoted companions. They love the good life, and though they can be shrewd (or selectively deaf, or consciously naïve), the Shih Tzu is so endearing that even “big dog” lovers find themselves swooning over this adorable breed. But is the Chinese Charmer the right match for you? Shih Tzu for Dummies answers all of your questions, like:

  • What is a Shih Tzu really like?
  • Can I get a Shih Tzu if I have children or other pets?
  • How difficult is grooming? Can I do it myself or should I get a professional?
  • How do I find a good breeder? What about a good vet?
  • What should my Shih Tzu eat?
  • Do small dogs really need that much training?
  • How can I teach my Shih Tzu some basic commands?

The Shih Tzu is built for one job and one job alone: to be your close personal friend for life. A dog bred for companionship must be allowed to do its job, and its job is to be with you. So, if you have the time (for grooming), dedication (for training), and room (on your lap and in your heart), the Shih Tzu is a small dog with a lot of love just waiting for a new best friend.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470089453
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/26/2007
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 697,343
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Eve Adamson is an award winning pet writer and author of over 30 books, including Labrador Retrievers For Dummies (with Joel Walton), Dachshunds For Dummies and Adopting a Pet For Dummies. She is a contributing editor for Dog Fancy magazine and also contributes to Cat Fancy, The AKC Gazette, AKC Family Dog, Cats USA, Kittens USA, Dogs USA, Puppies USA, Popular Dogs, and the Popular Pet series including Guinea Pig magazine and Rats magazine. She is a member of the Dog Writer's Association of America and the Cat Writer's Association of America. Adamson covered the 2006 Westminster Kennel Club Show at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY. While covering the show, she was also interviewed by MTV on the subject of adopting a pet.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: The Quest for the Perfect Shih Tzu.

Chapter 1: Shih Tzu and You.

Chapter 2: To Know a Shih Tzu Is to Love a Shih Tzu.

Chapter 3: What You Need to Know Before You Buy or Adopt a Shih Tzu.

Chapter 4: “I Want That One!”: Finding Your Shih Tzu.

Part II: Opening Your Home to Your Shih Tzu.

Chapter 5: Stocking Up: What Every Shih Tzu Needs.

Chapter 6: Prepping for Your Shih Tzu’s Arrival.

Chapter 7: Welcoming Home Your Shih Tzu with Open Arms.

Chapter 8: Getting Through the First Few Days.

Part III: Caring for Your Chinese Charmer.

Chapter 9: Feeding Your Shih Tzu Nutritious (and Yummy) Food.

Chapter 10: Making Your Baby Beautiful: Time to Groom.

Chapter 11: Socializing and Shaping Your Shih Tzu’s Behavior.

Chapter 12: Keeping Your Shih Tzu Healthy and Safe.

Chapter 13: Handling Important Shih Tzu Health Issues.

Chapter 14: Traveling (Or Not Traveling) Safely with Your Shih Tzu.

Part IV: Training Your Shih Tzu.

Chapter 15: Building a Partnership: Rules to Train By.

Chapter 16: Housetraining Your Shih Tzu: Oops, She Did It Again.

Chapter 17: Mastering the Cues: Sit, Stay, Come, and Others.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Shih Tzu Legends: Believe Them or Not!

Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Showing Your Shih Tzu.

Index.

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  • Posted June 16, 2011

    Pawfect 4 Dog <3 ers

    Im getting a shihtzu & this is "pawfect." (Haha.)

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2008

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    I just got this book today. And so far from what I have read it tells you everything you need to know. I am happy I got this book because I know a lot more about shih tzus then I have ever had.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    All about this book

    Do not use ur money on this book when i can tell u everthing about shih tzus.

    First of. Shih tzus love to be loved and cared for. They worship u as if u were the king of china. They r royal dogs bred for the king of china so treet them well.
    Second. Shih tzus can not be outside for too long or they could get heet stroke or really bad sikcness.
    They love to be in the snow for 5min. Then go cuddle somewhere warm.
    Treat ur pet with respect. If u work outside for a long time a shih tzu would just wait by the door waiting for u to come back, and if u take too long they will start crying.
    Thirdly. Shih tzus can become overwait if fed too much. U have to be careful when u feed them.
    Forthly. Shih tzus luv to be held and cuddle with thier owners. A shih tzu is a loyal friend u can trust for life. Althoug they can be hard to train a shih tzu will be ur best friend if u listen to what i said.
    I can train any dog because i learn and research and i am12!!

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Yay!

    My dog is a shihtzu toypoodle mix and shes an angel! Just to let u know, they are great lapdogs and they live reallyyy long ( my neighbor has an old one) this book should be good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Quick Read

    This was a quick read with good foundation advice for those with the amazing shih tzu. You will want another book if you want to get into more details with the how-to's of grooming, obedience, etc., but it is a great intro and overview. Brought up an idea I had not thought of for my dogs: a doggy water bottle instead of bowl!

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