12-26-2010, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by heidi10
How often should a Shih Tzu be groomed?We have a puppy almost 4 months old and we were told 16 weeks,the groomer we took her too said she shouldhave been done at least two weeks ago,Heidi is getting it done on Wednesday.
It really depends on whether or not you are going to keep her in coat.
If you do decide to keep her in coat (allow her coat to grow to its full length), then you need to comb/brush her quite often. You will also likely need to put her hair in a topknot to keep it out of her eyes.
But if you decide to keep her clipped then you will probably be taking her to the groomer (unless you learn to clip her on your own) probably every 6 weeks or so.
Either way, now is the time to start getting her used to being bathed, combed, brushed, nails done, etc.