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How to cut the top of a Shih Tzu’s head?

Proper techniques for clipping your Shih Tzu’s hair

The Shih Tzu is a great family dog ​​with a loving personality. He describes them as very lively, alert, loyal, and affectionate. They love their humans and children equally, being very brave and playful. The shih tzu is a furry little bundle of joy that requires a lot of grooming as their hair continually grows. As a pet owner, you should brush and comb your dog daily to prevent tangles and snarling. When the hair starts to get too long, a haircut will be necessary. With practice, you may become comfortable using electric clippers to trim your shih Tzu’s hair. The staff and professionals at your local Rockford Petsmart at 6320 East State Street or Petco at 6305 East State Street can help you with grooming tips and all the proper grooming supplies they can provide. The following are the steps on how to use clippers to trim your shih tzu’s hair.

The Finalists

The teddy bear cut isn’t for all dogs and owners: here are our finalists. Each pup will find the right haircut for her personality and lifestyle.

If you want to take your Shih Tzu into an AKC show ring, a full show coat is a must. Maintaining this hairstyle took time and effort, but it will pay off many times over!


This is a popular style that is similar to a puppy cut in that the hair is kept short around the body. But the hair on the face is trimmed similar to a lion’s mane. This style is popular not only for its striking look, but also because with a pair of scissors it’s easy to maintain your look. This low-maintenance cut is also great for the warmer summer months.

This may be the most recognizable type of hairstyle for a Shih Tzu. The top knot pulls long hair away from her eyes. You can choose from a wide variety of barrettes, ribbons, or clips to keep your hair comfortably on top of your head. The rest of the hair is cut short, although it is not kept as long as some other popular cuts.

Which of all the Shih Tzu grooming styles requires the least maintenance?

Shih Tzus can always get a ‘puppy cut’ if you are concerned about maintenance. In fact, some call it the ‘summer cut’ because it’s relatively short and helps puppies beat the heat in the summer. Generally, the undercut is 1-2 inches across the body. Any cuts will still need some attention, with frequent brushing necessary.

However, because the hair is short, it is less likely to tangle or collect dirt than longer styles.