Teddy Bear Shih Tzu Haircuts

How to Cut Shih Tzu Hair with Scissors

Using a comb, comb in and up through your Shih Tzu’s fur, like the hairstylist does for us. Look at where the undercoat is, just under the longer, less dense hairs, and cut it to that length. Do this all over his body. Use the same technique for the legs, but be sure the front part of the leg is cut in a straight, even line. Cut along the stomach without the comb, looking for the longer hairs not part of the undercoat. Trim to the shape of the paw, as you normally would when using clippers. This is ideal for giving your dog a nice grooming, but not taking off a lot of hair.

How to Trim Shi Tzu Eyelashes

Take your trimmer without any attachments on it, and barely touch the end of the lashes with it. This will remove them easily. If you would rather use scissors to remove your Shih Tzu’s eyelashes, then be sure they are blunt and clean.

The best types of haircuts for the warmer weather are ones where your dog has less hair to make him more comfortable with the rising temperatures. The puppy cut is cute, short, and easy to maintain in between grooming. The easiest route, however, is to do a close shave all over your dog’s body, and trim his face to match.

Should I Keep The Wound Covered?

Again, it depends on how severe the wound is. For any deep cuts, we would recommend keeping the wound covered, but make sure the wound is kept moist which will prevent a scab from forming and allow the wound to heal quicker. Any small would, it isn’t necessary to cover the wound.

Stop worrying. Accidents happen and your dog will be fine.


What is a teddy bear dog haircut?

The 7 best haircuts for Shih Tzu are:
  • The Puppy Cut.
  • Puppy Cut with Longer Ears and Tail.
  • Moderate Puppy Cut.
  • Lion cut.
  • Teddy bear cut.
  • Practical top knot.
  • Top knot show cut.

What is the difference between a teddy bear cut and a puppy cut?

The teddy bear cut is a Poodle or Doodle cut in which the hair is kept at about 1-2 inches long at all parts of the dog’s body, including the face. Traditional Poodle cuts have the face shaved closely to the skin.