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Crystal Blue, the Shih Tzu, Short Summer Cut

How to DIY Shih Tzu haircut at home. From head to tail. This is a short haircut, perfect for summer or anytime if your preference is for short. Except I dont…

Shih Tzu For Dummies


To know a Shih Tzu is to love a Shih Tzu . . . they’re irresistible, coy, flirtatious, and passionately devoted companions. They love the good life, and though they can be shrewd (or selectively deaf, or consciously naïve), the Shih Tzu is so endearing that even “big dog” lovers find themselves swooning over this adorable breed. But is the Chinese Charmer the right match for you? Shih Tzu for Dummies answers all of your questions, like:

The Shih Tzu is built for one job and one job alone: to be your close personal friend for life. A dog bred for companionship must be allowed to do its job, and its job is to be with you. So, if you have the time (for grooming), dedication (for training), and room (on your lap and in your heart), the Shih Tzu is a small dog with a lot of love just waiting for a new best friend.

25 Responses to Crystal Blue, the Shih Tzu, Short Summer Cut

  1. Taylor Titanic July 31, 2013 at 12:06 am #

    Awe, this is super cute!

  2. axf48529 July 31, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    What a sweet little baby she is. So well behaved. My shih tzu Pixie moves a
    little more and Im still learning the cut.

  3. carmengonzales282 August 10, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    great job!

  4. Roxana Dolache August 13, 2013 at 5:48 am #

    Great cut!! I have a mixt bread shih tzu with maltese, but he is more shih
    tzu lol and he is amazing!!! And I bet you know how he looks after my first
    attempt to groom him lol he was so funny!! In 2 weeks time I think his hair
    will be long enough to trimm him again, after I watch you is so easy for
    me! TA! You have such a lovely dogs :*

  5. ForgivenChildofGod1 August 19, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    great job! I have been trying to learn trimming for my little one…getting
    better. I also don’t care for the shaved down legs and keep my pupper’s at
    a longer length. Thanks for the video..it’s helpful :)

  6. surgeyX August 20, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    Just had to put our ShihTzu, Peanut down yesterday…he would have been 18
    years old in November. Your Tzu’s are so beautiful, seeing them makes me
    cry. Thanks for the video.

  7. Cynthiam August 23, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

    So sorry for your loss. My Rascal is getting on in age too, (he’s 15) and I
    know when the time comes that it will be very hard, they really do become
    an integral part of our families. Please take comfort in knowing that he
    had a good life with you, and that you will see him again at rainbow
    bridge. My sincerest condolences .

  8. jessicallamosa August 30, 2013 at 2:12 am #

    She looks just like my lil Chica! Great job!

  9. puppyhustla1 August 30, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

    This is hard to watch! As a professional groomer, I’ve seen so many dogs
    come in with cuts and chunks of skin missing from owners trying to save a
    buck and do it at home with zero proper training!

  10. Cynthiam September 3, 2013 at 12:16 am #

    I find this comment ironic, in my experience as a dog owner, only time my
    dogs ever sustained an injury was when they went to a professional,
    properly trained individual. Stuff happens, if you’re going to do this,you
    have to use care if your a professional or not, As far as trying to save a
    buck, more like $40.00 bucks and in my case times 4. I don’t consider that
    chicken feed. Besides I get great pleasure in doing it myself, gives me
    bonding time with my tzus. Just saying!

  11. Dee Garza September 10, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    Thanks for this. I cut my two Shih-Tzu for the same reason–cost. But I
    need to keep doing it until mine look as good as yours. Your tips should
    help and my little ones will thank you!

  12. Jeremy September 13, 2013 at 1:13 am #

    Love em! Super duper cute dogs! Thanks for the help, my Shitzhu should no
    longer look like she is rough carved from alabaster!

  13. rabidxglow September 25, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    Love this video! It’s very clear and informative, and easy to follow. I’m
    slowly gathering supplies to try and trim up my 2 Shih Tzus.

  14. MegaZiglet September 27, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    This is great! This is they way I plan to go with my new little guy. I do
    like the Teddy Bear face, so I’ll have to learn how that’s done. I’m sure
    Becket, my Shih Tzu, will no doubt look a little funny here and there as I
    get the hang of it. My main goal is to be safe while doing it. Don’t want
    to hurt the little fella.

  15. Nancy Nowlin October 4, 2013 at 5:17 am #

    Thank you SO much for posting this video! We’ve just adopted our first Shih
    Tzu (Cocoa) and she is very fearful of new experiences. Our goal is to
    groom her at home. Btw: I love that your pup narrated. Cute idea!!

  16. kimberly keys October 4, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    I think she did a awesome job! I have 4 shih-tzs and 50 x 4 is 200 and how
    do you call your self a professional when you don’t even need a license to
    be a dog groomer, this video is perfect for beginners, and by the way my
    father in law goes to a “professional” and comes home with a lot of cuts
    and deep ones that made him bleed, so I think you need to watch this video
    oh wait you did I bet you something!

  17. BamBam Suki October 5, 2013 at 10:39 pm #

    Please people just be very careful because this video had no precautions
    that should be mentioned. Never run a 7 blade or much of any blade in the
    tuck area and arm pits where the skin is thin; you WILL cut the skin very
    badly. And you should never run the blade of trimmers over the anus.

  18. sunflowersphoto October 7, 2013 at 1:20 am #

    Very cute and informative video. Love it! Thank you

  19. frank maier October 8, 2013 at 6:51 am #

    zu hart danke

  20. Mark Gailmor October 17, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

    great video. :)

  21. A Olsson October 20, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    Great tutorial well shot. Kudos to your pet for his patience throughout
    though he did start off without much hair. I imagine in some cases even
    pros would have to struggle with unruly pets who don’t like being trimmed
    by strangers with resulting accidents. BTW why couldn’t this breed of dogs
    have been given a different name in the west?

  22. caeleigh90 October 24, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

    I’m gonna do this this weekend. Doggy haircuts are expensive ! Thank u for
    the video

  23. Beth Allen November 7, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Great video thanks so much for sharing what you have learned! Now I have
    some grooming to do!

  24. Mr28896 November 9, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    As a professional groomer she/he found this hard to watch, yet she’s the
    one watching tutorials on it, does that not say more about her abilities
    more than anything?

  25. Jarreau Miree November 15, 2013 at 11:57 pm #

    Thanks this is very helpful, as I have two newbies in my home and just the
    thought of the expense of grooming is awful after feeding them and vet
    visits.

    I just ordered clippers and I plan to get this started on the oldest as
    soon as they arrive, then as the eleven week olds hair grows out, I will
    begin on him..

    Thanks to the doggie and owner…

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