Shih Tzu Questions

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Shih Tzu Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 2/3/2006
My shih tzu is almost 4 months old and his hair is falling out on his back and becoming coarse. The vet said it was because his hair is in the transition process. I am not convinced this is correct. Is this normal for shih tzu pups to shed and their hair to become coarse?

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2/4/06 Puppies do shed their puppy coat, this usually takes place in a male when his testoserone levels begin to increase. If your puppy has bald spots however, that is not normal. The coarseness of his hair often does change when their adult coat comes in. His mother or father probably had a coarse coat. Some Shih Tzu's depending on their bloodline do have a coarser coat than others. If I can assist you in any other way, feel free to email me at -- Pam Pam
Spoiled Rotten Barkery & Kennel