The Michigan Shih Tzu Breeder And The Breed Both Are Rare And Need To Be Sounded
December 15, 2007
There are not many addresses to knock on when searching for a Michigan Shih Tzu breeder. It was an enjoyable task to hunt around in this midwestern state of USA. America is a boiling pot of cultures and taste – the best example being this class of professionals known as Michigan Shih Tzu breeders.
If the state is named after an Indian word ‘mishigami’ meaning large lake, the name of the dog breed has a Tibeto- Chinese flavour. Michigan’s fresh water shoreline is the longest in the world and it was no mean job, hunting for signs advertising sale of Shih Tzu puppies.
The shihtzu are a rare breed of lap dogs who are faithful companions. The Michigan Shih-Tzu breeder has to be someone special – not only an ordinary breeder but also someone who loves the shih-tzu breed. They are sharp witted, loving but rather low in activity and rarely bark.
The search for elusive Shih Tzu breeders in Michigan snaked through pages of directories until finally the Internet gave the right information – perhaps. One has to be cautious and make distinctions between the dog lover who happens to be a breeder and the professional breeder who takes the dog to be nothing more than a moneymaking tool.
With the latter type there are no compunctions about inbreeding and this in turn leads to long-term genetic disorders. Unfortunately by the time these deformities are detected the puppy is an adult and the bond of affection formed cannot be broken.
Tracing the breeder after this lapse of time is like looking for a drop of black ink in the blue waters of Lake Michigan. The racket in Shih Tzu breeds is all the more rampant because it is a rare kind and prices too reach rare heights. So the warning is not to get taken in by any sign shouting that there are Shih Tzu puppies for sale in Michigan
The Shih Tzu is a toy breed. Its weight hovers around 9 to 16 lbs and its height is never more than 8 to 11 inches. The Shih Tzu has a long thick double wavy coat, which trails, majestically on the ground. It is wooly and soft. The hair on the crown is so abundant that a topknot has to be tied like a diadem. The Shih Tzu originated in Tibet but then went on a long journey to cross into China and enter the royal household to become a prized pet. It is often called ‘small lion’.
The Shih Tzu loves nothing better than to be petted, cuddled and romped around with children. It is a companion par excellence. Find the genuine Michigan Shih Tzu breeder and lap up a cuddly.