Great stuff for Shih Tzus!
Heart of a lion in a Shih Tzu package!
The American Kennel Club's standard for the Shih Tzu says: "A compact and solid dog, the Shih Tzu's long, flowing double coat is its most distinctive feature. The word Shih Tzu means "lion" and although this dog is sweet and playful, he is not afraid to stand up for himself! One of the most popular dogs in the United States according to AKC Registration Statistics, this portable pooch has a distinctively arrogant carriage with his head well up and tail curved over the back."
Shih Tzus have hair instead of fur, so may be a good breed for people who have allergies to some dogs. Every person is different, so there's really no such thing as a "hypoallergenic dog" - but if you have allergies and wish to get a dog, you should try to spend some time around the breed and see whether or not they trigger your allergies.
Here at Golly Gear we specialize in small dogs - just the right stuff for the Shih Tzu in your life!
Choke-Free Shoulder Collar Harness
The braided nylon Choke-Free Shoulder Collar Harness will prevent choking, gagging and avoid the issue of "collapsing trachea" so prevalent among small dogs! Made of buttery-soft leather, the Choke-Free circles the dog at the shoulders. Available in four colors.
Ultrasuede Hair Bow
This soft, washable, Ultrasuede Hair Bow comes in a variety of colors for any occasion - and features just a little "bling" - rhinestones in the center. The barrette-style bow will help keep your Shih Tzus fur out of her eyes, and look pretty cute doing the job!
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Is your Shih Tzu happiest after he's pulled the stuffing out of a plush toy - running around the house with the toy flopping in his mouth! Unstuffies Toys are already floppy! Small and light weight for the smallest dog to enjoy - available in Fox, Skunk, or Raccoon styles.
Dogs with shorter noses, like Shih Tzus, can become overheated quickly. For our flat-faced furkids, we always carry cool water. The Water Rover is the one of the most ingenious inventions we've seen to carry your little dog's water supply! The Water Rover even has a patent in the U.S. The cap has a built-in belt clip, so no hands are needed to carry the Water Rover! When your pup needs water, just pull out the stopper and put the Water Rover down. You can store the stopper behind the belt clip.
Water flows into the bowl instantly. The flow will stop automatically - the bowl will not overflow! When your little one is finished drinking, tilt the bowl back so that the extra water flows back into the bottle - no waste!
Rolled Microfiber Step-in Harness & Leash Set
For soft-coated dogs, rolled styles can really help with matting. Adjusting a harness properly is helpful, too - the better the fit, the less the harness moves and mats the dog's fur. Every time you use the Rolled Microfiber Step-in Harness you adjust it perfectly just by moving the sliders down to the dog's back. Available in four colors: Green, Purple, Pink, and Black.
Need some help?
With so many choices available - it's hard to know which is the "perfect" harness for your Shih Tzu. We carry over 30 different styles of harness, each with its own unique strengths and addressing particular concerns. With that in mind, we've developed the "Do It Yourself Harness Selector," available anytime, to help you find the right harness for your dog.
Shih Tzu Resources
- Home | American Shih Tzu Club
The American Shih Tzu Club, Inc. (ASTC) was formed in 1963 by a small group of individuals who shared a common interest in, love for, and commitment to the Shih Tzu breed.
- New Beginnings Shih Tzu Rescue, Inc.
New Beginnings Shih Tzu Rescue fosters and cares for homeless or abandoned Shih Tzu, Shih Tzu mixes, and other small dogs, until they can be adopted in to loving homes.
- The Shih Tzu Reporter Website
The Shih Tzu Reporter is a full-size magazine, with color photos, and articles written by experts on all aspects of Shih Tzu.