Sunday, December 4, 2011

Why is a Christmas dog a mistake?

First, because no animal should be a surprise. The arrival of a dog changes a household considerably—for years. Someone has to take responsibility for their daily needs—feeding, exercise, health care, grooming. The decision should be thought about, talked about, negotiated. A new dog, not necessarily a puppy, either, should be the result of a process, not an impulse.

Children are getting bikes and toys galore, where does a new puppy fit into the mix? Do you want your new puppy to get a sound happy start in their new home. Im not sure what your home is like at Christmas but mine is busting at the seems with guests and dinner, gifts and children running and LOTS of excitement. This can all be very scary for a new puppy. Please, make the unselfish choice. Wait until all the hustle and bustle is over and as a family talk it over. Make your children understand what a very serious commitment buying or adopting a puppy is. Children learn by example. If we treat dogs with respect and loving care, our children will grow up to be caring adults who are responsible pet owners.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Brodie wins winners dog and best of winners in Dleand, FL for two more points!!!

You can see more of Brodie and all of Tian Mi SHih tzu at

Visit us at Tian Mi Shih Tzu and learn more about this wonderful breed.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Jet is now a Champion

Nikita Louman's Jet Li is now a campion. I love this little black boy and I am so proud he is finished and now cut down and living in the house with the rest of the dogs. You can read more about Jet and his show carreer at or Tian Mi Shih tzu

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Something you need to know

A little tidbit to remind some of you that have been owned by a Tzu for some time now.

As you all know Shih tzu are "Brachycephalic" The word comes from Greek roots "Brachy," meaning short and "cephalic," meaning head. Brachycephalic dogs have been bred so as to possess a normal lower jaw, that is, one in proportion to their body size, and a compressed upper jaw.
Because their faces are shorter they are more prone to developing dental problems. This is one of the trade offs we sacrifice when we chose a breed of dog that was created for cosmetic appearances. Make sure to have your Shih Tzu teeth checked on his or her next check up. Dont neglect their teeth, It can cause systemic illness and early organ dysfunction which can lead to early death.

You might wonder how disease in the mouth can cause systemic illness and early organ dysfunction which can lead to an untimely death of the pet.

loads of bacteria find their way into the circulation every day. These bacteria can form cute little cauliflower-like growths on the delicate valve leaflets in the heart. Rotten teeth and heart murmors seem to go hand and hand.

Second problem... If bacteria are constantly causing a threat to the body the animals immune system has to fight them off or die of overwhelming bacterial septicemia. While fighting off the bacterial invasion from the teeth, globulins are formed (a protein) by the animals' immune system. Excess quantities of globulins (or proteins) can plug the tiny filters in the kidneys and cause a condition called amyloidosis. Kidneys are an essential organ needed to maintain life. Once they are destroyed there is no regeneration! Without a kidney transplant the animal will die.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Todays tidbit


"Brachycephalic" The word comes from Greek roots "Brachy," meaning short and "cephalic," meaning head.

If you own a Pug, Boston Terrier, Pekingese, Boxer, Bulldog, Shih tzu or any one of the other breeds with "pushed in" faces, you should become familiar with this word.

Brachycephalic dogs have been bred so as to possess a normal lower jaw, that is, one in proportion to their body size, and a compressed upper jaw

Now you know. You can read more about our Brachycephalic friend the Shih Tzu on my site

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I am currently working on a new front page for SHIH TZU KISSES.COM
The alternate page I am considering using is located at

I would love feedback on this new opening page. Take a look and email me from the site.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SHIH TZU page spotlight

Today I have chose the fun page to spotlight. The fun page is a place to display what goes on in the lives of my precious Shih Tzu day in a day out. What fun it is being owned by a Shih Tzu... being owned by twelve is so much more fun. Be sure to check out the Tian Mi Shih tzu fun page to see a photo account of what goes on at Tian Mi Shih tzu.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

SHIH TZU page spotlight

I would like to call attention tot he page on Shih Tzu kisses website, HOUSE TRAINING.

Many of you out there are unsure about how to train your Shih tzu to potty outside. Shih Tzu kisses.comhas a page that spotlights how to train yoru new puppy or older dog to use the bathroom outside. I have house trained many Shih tzu young and old to go POTTY outside. If you use the instructions on my house training page and be consistant you will have yoru baby trained in no time.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011


AKC papers can be a confusing thing. The presence of AKC papers does not prove a dog is a good representative of the breed but the absence of them proves the breeder is doing something wrong.

Understanding the lingo of breeders and the terms they trow out is an important part of making an informed decision to buy or not to buy. Check out Tian Mi Shih Tzu at and educate yourself about AKC papers before your purchase... when its to late.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Shih Tzu has a lot of valueable information on SHih Tzu eye care. Shih Tzu eyes are supposed to be large and round. They also have shallow sockets and this is an invitation for disaster. Go to to read more about how to care for your Shih Tzu eyes.

Monday, January 10, 2011

NEW PAGE - Over the counter meds

I decided to add the page Over The Counter Meds to the Tian Mi site to help you know which medications are safe for dogs and which ones are not. If a simple problem can be treated at home without the costly trip to the vet then I am all for it.

Keep in mind that thein formation on this page is not a substitute for the care of a vet. If your dog has serious symptoms, dont try treating them at home. If you are ever unsure, take the animal to the vet.

You can see the new Over the Counter Medication page at

Saturday, January 8, 2011

NEW PAGE ON SITE - Questions and answers

after recieving many emails I decided to add a page to the site called Questions and answers. Anyone can email me a question and I answer it and post it on the site. I decided the questions you all ask might benifit others. Youc an see th enew page at

Friday, January 7, 2011


For those of you who follow the blog I would liek to announce the release of the brand new Tian Mi Shih Tzu site. Youc an see the new site at

New pages have been added to the site. I will spot light a new page each day on this blog.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Its a new year at Tian mi Shih Tzu and we are hoping for great things for 2011

We have a new puppy boy and a new puppy girl that will be hitting the ring in 2011 as well as finishing our boy Jet. (3 more singles)

You can see more about Tian Mi Shih Tzu and keep up with the latest news at or oue NEWS page