Shih Tzu – The Miracle – A Small Lion

Heart of a lion and become a noble, mind and devotion – they do not take away. Wool streams, walk, what a fish swims, he is dear to every heart will find. Thousand years in ancient temples lived. To us with a rare Tibetan peaks Darom came. And baby you're in joy, and the lady to her face. Miracle – a small lion companion sage. "The lion head, bear torso, camel's foot, a tail like panicle to sweep dust, ear, like a palm leaf, teeth like a grain of rice, language, like pearl petal and movement, like ash fish, such a description of the breed standard Shih Tzu exists in Beijing Kennel Club.

Historically recognized that the birthplace of these dogs – the mountains of Tibet, where they brought a gift of Chinese emperors tibetskie monks – the Dalai Lama, saying that sending "lion dogs" and the Chinese, too, called them "lion", just in their own language. According to the myths (unfortunately, the record in Tibet is not curled up to 630g. BC), a close relative of the Shih Tzu, tibetsky Terrier, already existed in 800 BC By the end of the first century AD, Chinese emperors were seriously interested in small dogs, called dogs – share, which means short-legged dog. One such dog Emperor Ling Ti, who lived at 168 g., awarded the title of Chaus-Yan – the highest literary degree. For centuries, Shih Tzu taken out smaller and smaller sizes, and achieved this in different ways, sometimes even using the cells, where planting of puppies, giving them no develop to maturity. They breed in the imperial apartments were engaged eunuchs, competing with each other in growing dogs who love the emperor. Such dog minions depicted in paintings and tapestries, and the eunuchs received gifts. These are very smart little dogs stayed home and during the reign of the Ming Dynasty, it is very prized in the imperial family.

The Chinese emperors had their own quirks, such as say that the Empress Tzu-C small dogs were fed skim luxurious exotic dishes on the gold plate. Removal from the country was banned under pain of death, and those who managed to get permission to it could save your pet from deadly feast – meat from broken glass, and only after the death of Empress Tzu-Sea in 1908. they began to be smuggled to Europe. During the Revolution most of the dogs were destroyed along with their owners. Of the few survivors and was created by the Beijing club shih-tzu. And in 1934, with the participation of emigrant from Russia Madame D. Bruel was worked out first breed standard in China. After China became a republic (1912), some dogs came to the UK and Norway, and later in North America. In Russia, the first copies came from China in the late 40-ies of the XX Century, but widely popular breed has received only in the 80's. Shih Tzu is energetic and bold with an independent character, but is obedient and affectionate. Shih Tzu very high opinion of his Dos toinstvah – this allows them to be charming clowns, not dropping it. This cheerful and charming little lap dog, loves people and does not shall neglect. Wool Shih Tzu is long, dense, flexible, straight or wavy, not dumped on the floor and almost falls off, wash and brush the dog hair with good enough once a week.


About 4-5 years ago was a ferret home for Russia this exotic, ferret owners have been few, and breeders – so much so that almost all of them knew each other. Yet most of us have practiced the ideology that we bear full responsibility for those ferrets, kids, which give rise to our ferrets. We have tried to improve the gene pool of a population of ferrets, for this reason that each of us has been configured for the long and thorough work. We worked on quality, rather than on the mass, and sold not only to ferrets, but no empty words, our brand. Professionally breeding ferrets was similar to the arts. Was with us and share a common enemy: the mediators and breeders from the bird market, which wanted only one thing: to make profit, not caring about quality. They took not the quality and quantity.

And not so long ago appeared, and another competitor -% private breeders, which will be discussed in this article. Their motto is' selling ferret cheap, at small cost. " Magnifying himself 'breeders', they in fact are not professionals, but many of them are absolutely no different from market traders. So many latter-day zavedentsy ___ that traders from the bird market: 'worse, but cheaper. " Often the cost of the puppies at such zavedentsev was even lower than the bird, and reached 1500-2000 rubles. For the puppy, while ferrets from breeders Professionals – 6-9 thousand. Of course, the breeders themselves attributed this leash that 'no wind the price', but even it was very simple arithmetic to understand: so little value was only possible at the expense of 'quality' ferrets, kids. Soon it was confirmed in practice.

Among the selling of puppies has increased dramatically the percentage of patients either inadequately developed animals, most of whom were sick for life. And for every normal buyer's purpose to choose a professional breeder is very difficult. On the first hearing from a breeder, try to understand that first of all expect you to breeder: make sure you are prepared to retain ferret or quickly convince him to buy a ferret. First of all breeders will tell you about the problems of retention of the incompatibility of a ferret with flowers, birds and rodents, as well as with young children, the need for many communicate with the pet and so on. People who buy ferrets from us, they understand very well that do not need to save money on buying a ferret. For them, quite indifferent to price a ferret, but the quality of the animals. These are people who do not need 'A weasel', and needed just adequate, adapted to coexist with man kuny small, with a strong immunity and healthy psyche. These are people who Exciting ferret consciously examining information about these animals, and who will take care of your animal. In the future, these people find themselves in at least a better situation: in fact they are by nature strong, healthy and home, bring them joy for many years, and in case of questions when they whatever may appeal to his breeder and obtain professional advice.