Shih Tzu Breeders O Fallon MO

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Wentzville, MO

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Siever's Retrievers
(618) 396-2494
HC 82 Box 41
Brussels, IL
Labrador Retriever

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Bluemoon Yorkies
(816) 532-3333
Kansas City, MO
Yorkshire Terrier
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Show-Me Bulldogs
6 Coleman Ln
Williamsville, MO

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Oak View Kennel
(573) 642-0900
7158 State Rd Uu
Fulton, MO
South African Boerboel

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(636) 463-2070
620 Schultz Ct
Foristell, MO
Chinese Crested

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Wright's American Eskimos
(573) 384-5043
121 Ridgemount Dr
Troy, MO
American Eskimo Dog

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PO Box 37
Glenwood, MO

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Chitawee French Bulldogs
1846 Manning Rd
South West City, MO
French Bulldog

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Kountry Acres Kennel
(660) 825-2351
PO Box 34
La Plata, MO
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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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