Eve Adamson is an award winning pet writer and author of over 30 books, including Labrador Retrievers For Dummies (with Joel Walton), Dachshunds For Dummies and Adopting a Pet For Dummies. She is a contributing editor for Dog Fancy magazine and also contributes to Cat Fancy, The AKC Gazette, AKC Family Dog, Cats USA, Kittens USA, Dogs USA, Puppies USA, Popular Dogs, and the Popular Pet series including Guinea Pig magazine and Rats magazine. She is a member of the Dog Writer's Association of America and the Cat Writer's Association of America. Adamson covered the 2006 Westminster Kennel Club Show at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY. While covering the show, she was also interviewed by MTV on the subject of adopting a pet.
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 naive), 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:
- What is a Shih Tzu really like?
- Can I get a Shih Tzu if I have children or other pets?
- How difficult is grooming? Can I do it myself or should I get a professional?
- How do I find a good breeder? What about a good vet?
- What should my Shih Tzu eat?
- Do small dogs really need that much training?
- How can I teach my Shih Tzu some basic commands?
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.