Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

Aggressive Shih Tzu

Dear John, We have an aggressive Shih Tzu terrier mix which we have had for a couple of months. The people who gave him up said he was male aggressive and had bit her25 yr old son. To us he was sweet and he came right up to my husband and jumped on his lap. …

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Puppy Biting

I just discovered your website and have been reading your columns with great interest. About three weeks ago we bought an 8-week-old Shih Tzu cross. I had my reservations about the breeder, but it was too late, as my daughter was already in love. Well, the honeymoon is over.  He seems to be extremely comfortable …

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Attacked by another dog

John, My dog’s name is Maggie. She is a 3 year old Shih- tzu. Last summer she was bitten by a Border Collie whose owner said that his dog would love to play with Maggie. When he opened his gate. The Border Collie immediately attacked Maggie, and grabbed her. She screamed so loudly a neighbour, …

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Frightened of Children

Dear John, We have a 2 year old Shih Tzu that we took to to obedience school. Never the less, she growls at children and is very fearful and timid.  The younger the child, the worse she is, it seems 3 and under.  We have an almost 3 yr. old grandson and another on the …

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Em-Barking on a New Life

Hello John. I have rescued male Shih-Tzu we think is around 7 years old, give or take. He is a delightful easy to care for pet. We currently live in a house with a huge & completely fenced in back yard. He currently barks as soon as he sees the car come in the driveway, …

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Semi Feral Dog?

Hi John, I recently adopted an abandoned dog from a shelter in Mississauga after losing Max my best friend of 14 years. My adopted dog is a Shih Tzu cross and apparently somewhere between 4 and 7 months old. He was found in country woods, nearly starved and in very bad condition. Although he seems to …

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