Dog Grooming Tips: Shih Tzu Haircut Styles
Giving a Shih Tzu hair cut is bit tricky because you’ll be working a lot of hair. A Shih Tzu in full, uncut coat is similar to a straight and shiny mop. It looks adorable at first, but after a while your pet will start feeling uncomfortable from the heat and you’ll start getting annoyed from all the shedding.
Nowadays, pet grooming is a growing industry and if you’re hesitant about giving a Shih Tzu haircut yourself, you can always get in touch with the nearest dog groomer to give your pet that fresh new look. Here are some stylish suggestions to a practical but preppy Shih Tzu haircut.
The Practical Shih Tzu Haircut
The most common hairstyle for Shih Tzu’s is the top knot, which is really just a bunch of your pet’s hair gathered like a small fountain or ball at the top of his head and secured with a dainty ribbon or hair clip. To highlight this style, the rest of the Shih Tzu’s body should be clean trimmed by at around one inch from the skin. Cutting the hair too short might make your beloved pet look naked and unsightly. This is one of the Shih Tzu haircuts that are best for the summer months or when your pet needs that extra cooling.
The Show Cut
The show cut is meant like its name suggests — to show off and get noticed. This haircut features the longish coat that is made shinier by daily and constant brushing and finished off with a cute top knot. This is similar to the classic top knot only that the long coat adds flair and cuteness to the look. You will find Shih Tzu’s sporting the show cut at most dog shows.
The Teddy Bear Cut
This haircut is meant to maximize cuteness and add to that huggable and adorable look for your little pet. The teddy bear cut features trimming the face and around it to a longish length but cutting the hair on the rest of the body noticeably shorter. This gives a fluffy look to your Shih Tzu’s face, making it look like a stuffed toy. You can finish this look off with a top knot accented by a dainty bow.
There are many other Shih Tzu haircuts that will add to your pet’s cuteness and adorable factor. Whether you’re bringing your pet for show or simply to walk around the park, a big factor in a Shih Tzu’s life is how it looks when properly groomed. If you don’t want to do the cutting yourself, you can always hire a professional who can more likely suggest alternative Shih Tzu haircuts; that is, if you’re feeling adventurous. A dog’s hair grows back quickly anyway, so maybe experimenting with different styles of Shih Tzu haircuts will turn interesting.
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