Q: How long does it take for a Shih Tzu puppy’s fur to grow out?
I recently had my 4-month-old Shih Tzu puppy groomed, and the groomer did not follow my instructions! My fluffy puppy now looks like a Chihuahua! I’m so upset! He is still adorable but doesn’t look even look like the same puppy. Is there anything I can do to speed up the process? Help! Thanks!!
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Answer by sophylakes
well, if you brought the dog to the groomer at 4 months old, they surely assumed you wanted it clipped… because a Shih Tzu pup could have easily been bathed by you at home, they ARE small, and surely you groomed its coat, so there were no mats, etc.. no it is a waiting game.
Answer by Catherine A
It is perfectly acceptable to take a Shih-Tzu puppy to the groomer. It is best to accustom the dog to grooming at an early age.
Shih-Tzus need to have the fur around their private parts and the fur in the pads of their feet trimmed regularly. Shih-Tzus also need to have fur plucked from the ears, and it is easier to get a professional to do this.
Anyway, to answer the question, I'd expect your baby to look like a fluff ball again in about three months. The Shih-Tzu's fur grows FAST!
I'm sorry that your groomer was such a moron.
Answer by LG
Sorry to say, you’ll just have to wait until he naturally grows it back. It could be up to a year. In the meantime, keep him on a diet rich in oils to help his skin and comb him every day. Good luck!
Answer by Valerie A Gilbert
I am on my second Shih Tzu, my first passed away. If you brush there hair daily feed them a good brand of food there hair will grow or should grow at a rate of half-inch a month. Luckily I’ve gone to the same groomer for 12 years he knows and listens to what I want for all 3 of my dogs only 1 is a Shih Tzu. You need to find and stick with 1 groomer and not bounce your Furbabies around.
Answer by Dora
Shih Tzu is a breed that needs regular grooming. 4-6 months is a good time to start doing it because at that age the hair changes from the puppy’s to the adult’s. Usually, the hair grows 1,5-2 cm per month. Some breeders claim that only a clean hair can grow so take good care of your Shih Tzu :)
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Answer by it's me again
I have a Shih Tzu of my own and he is a year and a half. I shave him myself all the time low especially in the summer because of the humidity I imagine that it could get uncomfortable. However, it only takes about a month give or take a week for him to grow at least 3 inches of fur back.
I have noticed that it is not what you bathe your dog in that contributes to his fur growing but more of what you feed him. If his diet is nutritional and not full of fatty people foods then his fur will grow back with no problem and healthier.
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Answer by !!!!k1r3n1@!!!
sorry, but I guess u have to way to that Shih Tzu beauty fur grow back.. maybe in 4 months or maybe not…
that’s sad because I'm a groomer and I know sometimes we don’t remember how the clients want to have their dog, but there are too many ways to find out.
that's irresponsibility.. write in the appointment book how the clients want
I mean come on there too many ways…
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Comments ( 9 )
June Conteh says
I have complete empathy. My ship apso boy has just come back from the groomers with a short summer cut( very cold December) when I asked for tidy up of face, butt, underside and nailtrim. No excuses, no knots, very upset as he loved to be outside to play and now just rolls around indoors. He looks totally different as he had long white and beige fur tipped with black and now is a plain beige. Will be bathing him myself from now on.
My husband and I have a 5 month old Bichon shih tzu. And we took her to the groomers and she shaved or cut off all her fur around her mouth so that beard is gone she now looks like a fox. So upset
How long will it take to grow back
It looks awful
Don’t worry in a couple of months she’ll be fine.
Internet is great. Ditto experience. The groomer converted my 7 month old fur ball shihtzu into a chihuahua. The lil guy is traumatized. The groomer said there were many mats which is a lie, I brush him daily. It’s cold in Detroit and he’s not comfortable going out for walks anymore. He looks so sad and low in confidence. I hope he has at least some fur in a couple weeks. That will bring his attitude back.
And never going to that groomer ever again, she should’ve least called me before making such a big decision.
I took my 4 month old Shih Tzu Puppy to groomer to have hair trimmed around her eyes & nose/mouth and Bottom
when I collected her the whole head had been cut back and her neck, was not real happy as I specifically told the groomer exactly what I wanted. .She now has a white face and brown fur body. How long will it take for this part of fur to grow back. And what can I do to help it along??
Clarissa Espinosa says
I am confuse, my 6 months old shih tzu had tangled his fur. I am planning to bring him to the pet shop for groom/ shave his tangled fur. I am worried how many months should it take to grow his fur back? It makes him stress because of what happened to his fur.?
Sorry about that. Like Dora said above, the hair usually grows 1,5-2 cm per month.
I have a 6 month old shih tzu girl that I love to bits. The groomer shaved her hair to 10mm and she just looks sad and I regret taking her .
I really wish it grows back fast . Any idea how long it will take ?
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