Shih Tzu Breeders Mechanicsville VA

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Berkley Cavaliers
3800 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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Thompson's Border Collies
(804) 357-8059
9400 Tunstall Rd
New Kent, VA
Border Collie

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Komondor Club of America
(734) 433-0417
2828 Emblys Gap Rd
Roseland, VA

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Wedgewood Cavaliers
(540) 672-6512
PO Box 529
Somerset, VA
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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Unicorn Farms
(540) 373-0436
928 Brooke Rd
Falmouth, VA
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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Big Dog Kennel
(804) 829-5512
5226 N Warriner Rd
Richmond, VA

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Haus Juris Kennels
(703) 594-9925
11910 Valley View Dr
Nokesville, VA
German Shepherd Dog

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Staraja Russa Bianca Korsakov
(804) 462-9815
668 Alfonso Rd
Lancaster, VA

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High Bridge Mastiffs
(540) 784-0328
147 High Bridge Church Rd
Natural Bridge, VA

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Elfin Havana Silk Dog
(804) 794-8028
1855 Cedar Point Rd
Goochland, VA
Havana Silk 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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