How do you clip a Shih Tzu?


Shih Tzus should be clipped regularly to keep them cool and comfortable. The simplest cut is known as the "puppy cut" and can be done at home. If you start clipping your Shih Tzu as a puppy, it learns that grooming doesn't hurt.

  1. Brush tangles out of the dog's coat

    Place your dog on a non-slip surface. Brush his coat thoroughly so as to remove all tangles and mats from his fur.

  2. Clip around sensitive areas

    Chose a high-numbered clipper blade such as a number 10 or 15. Use this blade to clip around sensitive areas such as the face, ears, anus and genitals. Use round-tipped scissors to complete the clipping if the dog is sensitive to the clipper.

  3. Trim the remainder of the dog's coat

    Use a number 2 blade to give the dog's coat a general trim. Clip in the direction in which the hair grows, leaving 1 to 2 inches of fur behind.

Q&A Related to "How do you clip a Shih Tzu?"
The best way to clip a Shih Tzu is to take him to a reliable dog groomer who will probably give him something called a puppy cut. You can do this at home but unless the dog trusts
1. Look at the general appearance of the shih tzu. It should be solid and should carry its weight and substance properly. Males and females measure 9 to 10 1/2 inches at the shoulders
1. Run the bath water. It should be warm, but not hot. Ad. 2. Gather your supplies, see the "things you will need section" 3. Brush your dog (mats get worse when wet) 4.
I would say that an average healthy shih tzu would weigh around 10 to 20 pounds. But it really depends on your shih tzu.
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How to Clip a Shih Tzu
Clipping a shih tzu is easier than you might think, as long as you know how the dog should look when you finish grooming. The standard pet cut is simply a one-length fuzzy puppy look, so it is easily managed with clippers or scissors. Doing your own... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
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