Do Shih Tzus have curly or straight hair?

I have 2 Shih Tzus…they are brother and sister. One has straight hair and the other is curly. When I went to the groomer’s I popped the question. And she said Shih Tzus can either have curly or straight hair.

Just curious icon smile Do Shih Tzus have curly or straight hair? thanks.

Basset is right. They should have straight hair.

Curly hair is a major genetic fault and it should never be bred. Considering you know that curly hair is in the gene pool, I think the sibling shouldn’t be bred either.

  • Bassetnut

    Straight.

    A slight wave is permissible, but curly is a fault.

    http://www.shihtzu.org/Info/ill_guide/15.asp?menu=Info
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  • Mitch D

    Check out this site to learn everything you want to know about your dog.
    http://dogtime.com/shih-tzu.html
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  • chippylippylippylooh

    Straight hair. When being shown, Shih Tzus have long flowing hair with a top knot. The hair must be straight.
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  • katslookup<Got dogs????

    Basset is right. They should have straight hair.

    Curly hair is a major genetic fault and it should never be bred. Considering you know that curly hair is in the gene pool, I think the sibling shouldn’t be bred either.
    References :

The Shih Tzu Manual