These articles, written and copyrighted by Chris Jones
are available for you to download, read and/or print with compliments of
Chinai Shih Tzu
These and other similar articles have been published in the New Puppy Owner's Manual, (Maltese and Shih Tzu) and many articles have been adapted for several other breeds by the publisher. Many have been translated and republished with permission in various foreign publications as well, including a textbook for students published in Singapore. (Canine Sign Language (C))
Other publications that featured some of these articles would include The Shih Tzu Reporter, The Maltese Magazine and Manchu Society Newsletter, as well as other international publications.
*There is also an important article of interest about Renal Dysplasia from the DOGenes site at the bottom of this page. It is written by Mary Whitely, Ph.D. There is a lot of good information about Renal Dysplasia on her site. Thank you Dr. Mary for permission to share this article.
A new article*
If you think you may ever wish to breed a litter of Shih Tzu puppies,
Please check out the site below and read this very important article first.