If you are thinking about showing your shih tzu you must realise that breeders cannot guarantee that the puppy you purchase will be of show quality. Nobody knows at this age,assuming that you take your puppy home at 8 weeks old that something may go wrong, maybe he will be too tall, too short or may have crooked teeth.
If however you have done your homework and researched the breed and the breeder then you will stand a very good chance and have a good start for your new hobby.
Every dog that is registered with the Kennel Club has a breed standard in the UK and this is what a judge will look for when showing your dog.
A Breed Standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament and appearance of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function. Absolute soundness is essential. Breeders and judges should at all times be careful to avoid obvious conditions or exaggerations which would be detrimental in any way to the health, welfare or soundness of this breed. From time to time certain conditions or exaggerations may be considered to have the potential to affect dogs in some breeds adversely, and judges and breeders are requested to refer to the Breed Watch section of the Kennel Club website here for details of any such current issues. If a feature or quality is desirable it should only be present in the right measure. However if a dog possesses a feature, characteristic or colour described as undesirable or highly undesirable it is strongly recommended that it should not be rewarded in the show ring.
Sturdy, abundantly but not excessively coated dog with distinctly arrogant carriage and 'chrysanthemum-like' face.
If you decide to go ahead and show your dog please be very careful and buy from a reputable Assured Breeder. If you would like more information about our up-coming litters and availability, please do not hesitate to contact me for a chat
Grooming is an important part of Shih Tzu puppy care.
Daily brushing will keep your puppy’s coat healthy and free of matting. If the coat is kept long, the shed hairs will get caught in the coat and will come out primarily when the puppy is brushed, while a coat that is clipped short requires less brushing but will allow more shedding. It is important to get your Shih Tzu used to grooming as it will be required on a regular basis, not just as part of your puppy care.
If the coat is kept long, Shih Tzu puppy care should also involve keeping the hair out of your puppy’s eyes, either by tying the hair into a topknot or by trimming. Regularly cleaning around your puppy’s eyes with a damp paper towel or a clean cloth to remove secretions and prevent stains is also recommended as part of your Shih Tzu puppy care.
Always use a soft brush to start with (I use all systems soft brush) and brush straight after washing and conditioning (I use a infusion 23 conditioner) and brush when dry. Please take care around the face area, particularly the eyes. I use a soft toothbrush around the eye area.
Bentley receives his first CC....Bentley aka santosha ladykiller at honeyshuchon has just earned his first CC at Darlington Champ Show on 12th september, judged under Mr D S lley...Following this, we are also pleased to announce in addition to this, Bentley has gained reserve CC and another class win at Driffield Champ Show on Sunday the 21st of September at under judge Dorothea Howland.
Santosha Ladykiller aka "bentley" earned a 2nd in puppy dog class & Honeyshuchon Daddys Girl also placed earned a 4th. We are very proud here at honeyshuchon. x
Santosha ladykiller aka "Bentley" earned 1st place at Northern Counties Shih tzu Club Championship Show on 5th april 2014 which was Judged by Glenda Gikes. This qualifies Bentley for Crufts 2015. Honeyshuchon daddys girl aka "Treacle" gained 3rd place and also qualifies for Crufts 2015.
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