Myko traces his history back with the rest of the Shih Tzu breed.
Dowager Empress Cixi had a kennel of Pugs, Pekingnese, and Shih Tzu that was celebrated worldwide.
It is thanks to her vigilance that we have the breed as it exists now.
The palace eunuchs who were in charge of the actual breeding process mixed the breeds in the kennels some in order to reduce defects caused by excessive inbreeding. This also helps to keep the size down and make desirably unique markings on the puppies.
If it weren’t for Empress Cixi, the Shih Tzu as we know it would not exist today.
Myko and his mommy Patricia Skeriotis are very grateful!
Or maybe they’re grown in pots of dog food like this little guy. 😉
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Myko wants to start the year off on the right paw with a new hairdo
In order to get himself ready for a new start, Myko wants to get his hair done to give him fresh confidence and a fierce new look to make all the other pups jealous of his new hairdo.
His first idea for a new look is called the Puppy Cut. This hairdo will take years off and make Myko feel like a young puppy again!
In addition to being adorable, this hairdo is also quite easy to maintain. With regular brushing, Myko should have no problem looking sharp for any occasion, whether it be afternoon walkies or a date at the dog park.
This cut gives Myko 1 to 2 inches of fur all over with options on growing out his chest or ear fur to make a bolder statement.
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