and a quick answer if we can.
Read more about what you should be looking for in a breeder here.
Our online puppy list will be up and running soon.
General rescues nationwide will sometimes have Shih Tzu looking for a new home but a good avenue is Shih Tzu specific rescue. Contact details here.
It can be very upsetting if a groomer makes a bad job of trimming your dog. The best advice we can give is ask around locally at vets, training classes and other Shih Tzu owners to get recommendations for groomers who are good with Shih Tzu.
A puppy hernia should be pointed out to you by the puppy's breeder along with an assessment of its severity. Smaller ones aren't usually anything to worry about. Even a larger one isn't often an emergency and if it needs repairing can be done when the puppy is a bit older. See more about hernias.
Kennel Club affiliated training clubs can be searched for here. Your local vet practices will also have details of local trainers, classes and even behaviourists.
More information here.
The simple answer is 'when he's dirty'. Every week or two is fine. More important than how often are the products you use.
There's no short answer for this one. We've done our best to distil some advice on to one page here.
Reverse sneezing can be very alarming the first time you hear it, try not to worry. It is most often caused by an elongated soft palate sticking and the fastest way to stop it is to force your dog to breathe through its mouth by placing your fingers over the nostrils. More.
Pinched nostrils are common whilst a puppy is teething and can make them sound snuffly. Provided the puppy doesn't appear lethargic or have real difficulty breathing then it isn't usually anything to worry about and normally improves once teething finishes around 6 months of age. More.
See our page on Grooming for more detail.
Showing can be quite an involved hobby and there are a number of different things to be learned. We have a page to help here.