Shih Tzu Breeders Lafayette CO

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Jorgensen Newfoundlands
(303) 682-0268
14222 N 95th St
Longmont, CO
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Newfoundland

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Sylvancreek Cavaliers
(303) 678-9479
2521 Horseshoe circle
Longmont, CO
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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Mountain Grandeur
(303) 526-1894
28 Pine Rd
Golden, CO
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Central Asian Shepherd Dog

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Desagres BRTs
(720) 934-8183
990 Everett St
Lakewood, CO
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Black Russian Terrier

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Puli Club of America
10305 N Chatfield Pl
Littleton, CO
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Puli

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Colorado Gun Dogs
(303) 232-0456
Arvada, CO
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Labrador Retriever

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Portuguese Water Dog Club of America Inc
(360) 240-0292
111 Foxtail Cir
Golden, CO
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Portuguese Water Dog

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DeSagres Black Russian Terriers
(720) 301-6051
990 Everett St
Lakewood, CO
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Black Russian Terrier

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AzzumA Giant Schnauzers
(970) 493-1134
1281 E Magnolia St
Fort Collins, CO
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Giant Schnauzer

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Circle Bar Akbash Dogs
PO Box 25
Hotchkiss, CO
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Akbash Dog

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Shih Tzu - Guide to Shih Tzus

Description: The Shih Tzu descends from the Tibetan temple dogs which were bred over 2000 years ago. Tibetan rulers often presented Chinese rulers with these "tribute gift dogs" and once in China, the dogs, which resembled the Lhasa Apso, were most likely crossed with the Pekingese. For this reason, many people mistakenly assume that the Shih Tzu, meaning "lion dog," is Chinese in origin. The dogs lived luxurious lives behind palace walls and remained unknown until after China became a republic in 1912. This Shih Tzu is an elegant little dog that makes a well-mannered pet and quite enjoys apartment or city life as long as he is taken for occasional walks.

Height: The height of a Shih Tzu is 9 - 11" (22.9 - 27.9cm).

Weight: Shih Tzus weigh 10 - 16 lbs (4.5 - 7.1 kg).

Coat Type: The coat of the Shih Tzu is long, dense and straight.

Color: All colors are permissible for the Shih Tzu's coat, with white markings on the forehead and tail tip being most desired, and dark eyes, nose and lips being required. Daily brushing is a must to keep the coat mat-free and soft.

Temperament: The Shih Tzu especially enjoys people and is a lively, alert, and active little dog. Although small, he carries himself with a great deal of pride and confidence.

Health Problems: Health issues that may affect the Shih Tzu include hip dysplasia, liver disease, eye, dental and breathing problems. It's possible for a Shih Tzu to live up to 20 years. It...

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