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  • Anyone else have strange breed behavior only for you??

    I thought this might be a cool thread. Me, Scotties always try to bite me when clipping their ears. Not for tuffs, just for clipping. I thought that was odd, I never see them doing this to anyone else.

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    I may sound crazy, but...

    I only have been bitten by black and white shih tzus. No joke, if we have a new client with a black and white Tzu, We all get grumpy! Someone will get bitten. The only dogs I have fired have been b&w shih tzus!

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    • #3
      Alabamagroomer

      the black and white shihtzu that bit us had an owner that laughed not once, not twice, not three but FOUR times about it at us! Well the fourth time she did it to my face. Guess where that got her??? ......... right in the seat of her pants! She then had the nerve to make all sorts of crazy claims about me but all the while stating she just couldn't understand why we would get upset that she laughed at us for getting bit by her tiny 12 lb shihtzu!!!!!!????????? Classless lowlife "lady"!
      Last edited by BIG M; 12-04-09, 03:55 PM.

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      • #4
        Shih Tzus that will only face one direction in the tub. They act like the tub is steel and they have a high powered magnet attached to one side of their face.

        I also noticed the poor temperaments of black and white Shihs. I attribute it to the fact that white/golds are the color that is primarily shown by reputable breeders, so most blacks are created from generations of poor quality dogs from pet producers with no regard for temperament. A place I worked at in the past actually refused to take on any new black/white Shihs because our area was flooded with nasty temperaments in this color.

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        • #5
          omg

          I did a black and white shitzu once I told them no more and they took her to another shop and the owner said the dog bit the groome. I never gave her a chance!! thanks god!!

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          • #6
            parti colored cockers

            For me it is parti colored cockers mostly red and whites..... they will nail me in a heart beat.

            Years ago I had a red and white cocker remove some of my jewelry while he was flailing thru the air coming out of his crate... teeth going feet whirling and there was blood everywhere coming from the piercing.... Boss got sick when he saw me and sent me home that is how bad it looked.

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            • #7
              Hmm...we used to say the same thing about b&w shih's in the shop I used to work at.....

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              • #8
                Scullysmom

                Originally posted by scullysmom View Post
                I thought this might be a cool thread. Me, Scotties always try to bite me when clipping their ears. Not for tuffs, just for clipping. I thought that was odd, I never see them doing this to anyone else.
                One of the scotties I trained on in the beginning would have to be muzzled the entire groom. He drooled on my arm the entire groom just waiting for the opportunity to break skin on me! Put the fear of grooming in me from that point on. The shop owner at the time told me she did this to me so that I would understand grooming wasn't all candy, moon and the stars!!! Duh ........ I kinda was figuring that out in a not so confrontational manner. Needless to say, I passed on having that dog in my shop the minute that scary scottie owner gave us any lip when I became owner.

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                • #9
                  Every corgi I have ever done has to be muzzled for the nails, I can shave the pads, I can trim the legs, I can back comb and round the feet, no problem, but touch the nails, get nailed!

                  You also never trust any of the blue/red heelers around here, don't know if it is that way anywhere else, ie:breed characteristic, but all of mine are evil and waiting to kill you.

                  I had never connected the bad behavior with the b/w shih's but a lot of ours are the snottiest too.... makes you wonder.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SiberianLover View Post
                    Hmm...we used to say the same thing about b&w shih's in the shop I used to work at.....
                    Maybe it is just my area, but the tan & white ones tend to be the little snappers here, course they are also the color combo that tends to be HUGE, like #30 not even overweight kinda HUGE, I gotta be honest, shihs tend to be my least favorite to groom. Oh and huskies, but that is because one gave me a concussion and the next one I did had a seizure on my table (he does have epilepsy, but I still think I'm husky jinxed)
                    I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
                    -Michelangelo

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                    • #11
                      For me, Yorkies always SCREAM BLOODY MURDER when I'm doing their nails. Some even start when I pick up their foot. Not all of course, but I live in a higher income area and most of these are the spoiled rotten purse dogs, never been told no in their lives. I have a couple biters too, but I find terriers are more apt to bite, especially short legged ones!

                      As far as the shih tzus...I've been noticing lately that red and white shihs are prone to spinal injuries. I haven't heard anything officially of the sort, but in the last 4 years I've had 6 red and white shihs develop something. 4 had to be put down because they either were in too much pain or couldn't walk anymore. One was being groomed by a coworker and started walking funny when he got home. Owner swore up and down we choked out the dog. They even came by the shop several times trying to get dirt on us. Three vets, including the specialist that performed the surgery to correct it, insisted it was congenital and degenerate. We did not pay the vet bills.

                      Anyone else have red&whites in their area with these probs? Probably a local idiot breeder.
                      There are 3 different kinds of people in this world: Dog people, cat people, and rational people who don't have a problem liking two things at the same time.

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                      • #12
                        Every Pug I groom is a spinner! That is the only breed I see the constant spinning in.
                        Oh, and the "Shih Tzu head roll" when you are trying to pluck or clean their ears. They make it darn near impossible to clean their ears.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ruggins View Post
                          Every corgi I have ever done has to be muzzled for the nails, I can shave the pads, I can trim the legs, I can back comb and round the feet, no problem, but touch the nails, get nailed!
                          Yeah! What IS it about corgis and their feet? Sibes says its because when you handle their feet, it reminds them of how stumpy and silly-looking their legs are...she might be onto somethin there.
                          Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
                          George Sand (1804 - 1876)

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                          • #14
                            Glad I don't live near those Shih Tzu breeders. In all the years I've been grooming I think I've only encountered maybe 3 Shih Tzus that would bite. I love grooming them, most are so wonderful. I do a ton of Shih Tzus in the mobile and only one is a difficult dog, but she's just super wiggly and hates her face done. Gives me a work out but has never tried to bite me. She's been kicked out of several salons because of it, but I'm working with her.

                            I found when I lived in Ohio all the Am Eskimos were skidish fear biters.
                            What a caterpillar considers the end of his world, we call a butterfly.

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                            • #15
                              funny, I'm a terrier girl, so I get along with all the terriers, the lady I apprenticed with said "if you're gonna get bit it'll be a shnauzer or a scottie". I only have two scotties I groom, they've never bit me, but are both CRAZY to get their nails trimmed!!! And I mean CRAZY!!!!!

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