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Why was my shihtzu born with short hair?
why was my shihtzu born with short hair? She was the only puppy in the litter with short/smooth hair. She is gold and white. where can I get information about this?
on Jan 9th 2010
in Shih Tzu
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For the same reason that some babies are born bald and some are born with a full head of hair.
I wouldn't worry about your pups hair right now. Trust me, it will grow in time and you will be brushing and brushing and brushing.....
Boo answered on 1/9/10. Helpful? / 0
that is their puppy coat. As they mature the coat will grow out make sure to keep up with the brushing and keeping the coat clean.
Dieta answered on 1/9/10. Helpful? / 0
Actually, I am the proud owner of two short-haired Shih Tzus. They are brother/sister from two different litters. There is a naturally occuring flaw in some pure-bred Shih Tzus that can cause this type of hair. I actually think it's a benefit because you can see my dogs faces and I don't spend a lot on grooming. The kennel club has been watching this trait and trying to oust the carriers of this gene.