Shih-Tzu grooming step by step tutorial


Above the strong undercoat, there is a dense, long and straight haired and a little wavy outer coat. The long fur demands regular disentanglement and brushing. Cosmeticians have to often face that the owners are unable to disentangle the dense undercoat of the species, and it gets “bound” to the skin as an armor. Above the strong undercoat, there is a dense, long and straight haired and a little wavy outer coat. The long fur demands regular disentanglement and brushing. Cosmeticians have to often face that the owners are unable to disentangle the dense undercoat of the species, and it gets “bound” to the skin as an armor. In these cases already only the shaving machine helps. It has to be bathed, and when drying attention has to be paid for regularly using the brush in order to achieve that the fur has a straight and as thick an impression as possible. Many exhibitors spin the hairs of the Shih-Tzu also, the same way as in the case of the Yorkie and the Maltese, in order to protect it from injuries and dirtiness. When spinning the hairs of the Shih-Tzu enhanced attention has to be paid to sticking together under the spins, that is, the paper packages have to be more often inspected. The long hairs are joined on the hair with rubber bands and they used to decorate the topknot with a bow knot. Shih-Tzus kept as pets are often shaved by the owners, however, hair left to be 5-10 cm long has to be also regularly brushed. As regards the shaving shape there is also a great variety. At shows altogether only six styles are allowed, the Lion, the Continental, the English, the Modern, the Puppy Lion and the English or Scandinavian Shaving styles. The different pompons on the body and on the legs, the highly elevated head hairs, that is, the topknot are only nice if they are groomed, and regular after-shaving is taken care of.


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