The coat of the ShihTzu is luxurious, double coated, dense, long and flowing. This coat requires a large amount of brushing and home maintenance. Use care to brush all the way to the skin. Due to the nature of the ShihTzu's coat frequent grooming is necessary. The ShihTzu needs to be completely brushed out with undercoat and tangles removed at least twice weekly and professional grooming should be on a regular routine to avoid matting and discomfort of the dog.
Most customers choose a lower maintenance cut such as a puppy cut, however it is possible to keep them full coated with frequent grooming.
If home maintenance is done properly; full service grooming is recommended every 3 weeks, if not professional grooming is recommended at least every 1-2 weeks.
For more information on home maintenance grooming and equipment please contact our groomer! Advice is always free.
Remember all cuts and grooming shown is to the customer’s specifications.
Grooming required rating - High
Full service grooming required (with home maintenance): At least every 3 weeks.
Full service grooming required (without home maintenance): At least every 1-2 weeks.