"...a must-have for every fancier's library....I predict it will become the basic book that everyone will want to own and recommend to novices." -- Jennifer Winship, Shih Tzu Reporter, Nov.-Dec., 1998
"Did you ever wish there was an 'Encyclopedia of the Shih Tzu?' Well, your search is over. Jo Ann White's new book, The Official Book of the Shih Tzu, endorsed by the American Shih Tzu Club, is what you have been looking for. There is hardly anya spect of Shih Tzu ownership that is not covered in this book....But, what makes it unique is the sheer volume of photographs - more than 260 full-color photos throughout....All those beautiful pictures of adorable Shih Tzu highlight useful information....The sections on grooming alone are worth the price of the book....Your most valuable Shih Tzu book ever." -- Madonna Holko, Top Notch Toys, October 1998
"Finally, we have a Shih Tzu book that has something for everyone....I like this book because it is practical - I feel as though I cannot emphasize this enough." -- Sally Vilas, American Shih Tzu Club Bulletin, 3d Quarter, 1998
From the Back Cover
A devoted Shih Tzu fan for over thirty years, well-known author Jo Ann White has written a remarkable volume for her fellow fanciers of the "chrysanthemum faced" dog. The Official Book of the Shih Tzu, bearing the endorsement of the American Shih Tzu Club, Inc., will become every fancier's first resource for information, advice and enjoyment. Illustrated by hundreds of photographs and drawings in color, this handsome book introduces readers to this "big dog in a little package," explaining its unique history in the Orient and its growing popularity in the United States and abroad. With style and intelligence, the author covers every aspect of Shih Tzu ownership, from selection of the puppy, characteristics and temperament, to care and grooming of both pet and show Shih Tzu, to showing, judging, breeding, health and much more, [including] The Illustrated Guide to the Shih Tzu Standard, produced in cooperation with the American Kennel Club and the parent club. This extensive discussion of the standard, accompanied by spectacular color photographs and computer graphics, enlightens Shih Tzu exhibitors, judges and breeders about the many aspects of the breed standard....Everything that the devoted owner needs to understand, enjoy and properly care for his delightful Shih Tzu is between the covers of this book.