How long does it take for a Shih Tzu's hair to grow back?

My 7 month old Shih Tzu Sammy went in for a haircut. I told them that I wanted it barely touched. when I returned to pick him up, he was no longer a little fluffy puppy. I'm really sad about it, but of course love him as much as ever. He doesn't even look like the same little fur ball. Sigh…does anyone know how long it would take for his hair to grow back to what it was? He looked like a little bear before, now more like a poodle.

i have 3 shih tzus and they are clipped all year round,i clip them my self and i always take all there coat off and leave them with very little hair.
mine need clipping every 6 weeks because the hair does grow back quickly within the 6 weeks they look like fluffy dogs.
one thing i will say is when you clip a shih zus coat it Will not grow back like it was,i don't know why but my dogs used to have long flowing coats before i clipped them and now when i let it grow back they look like sheep.

  • Tina T

    I'm sorry your pup got a bad haircut! Keep in mind that shorter hair is more comfortable, especially for puppies! Shih Tzu's hair grows very fast, and it will be back in no time!!
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    I work in a grooming shop.

  • hebejebe54

    If his diet is adequate, his hair should grow back out at a rate just a little faster than your own–about 3/4 to one inch per month.
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  • prettyboy_1165

    well, for my shih tzu, we normally let his hair grow for about 6 months, and then we give him a shave… it grows about 5" in 6 months, which makes for a really fluffy puppy:D you can see a picture of him in my photo album(prettyboy_1165), the winter pic is the 6 months grown hair, and the stretched out one is about 4 and a half months.
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  • aerosmithluvin

    About 6 weeks.
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  • SHAARON K

    your Shitzu's hai will grow back in a couple of months, enough to have it clipped again.
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    groomer

  • natalie p

    shih tzus hair grows back very very fast so it will be back in no time, im sorry to hear they cut your dogs hair to short, i hope you had a moan and a groan at them,, but saying that in this weather im sure the lil dog feels much better witthout its massive coat .
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    hope this is best answer

  • ice queen

    i have 3 shih tzus and they are clipped all year round,i clip them my self and i always take all there coat off and leave them with very little hair.
    mine need clipping every 6 weeks because the hair does grow back quickly within the 6 weeks they look like fluffy dogs.
    one thing i will say is when you clip a shih zus coat it Will not grow back like it was,i don't know why but my dogs used to have long flowing coats before i clipped them and now when i let it grow back they look like sheep.
    References :

The Shih Tzu Manual