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Uploaded: March 4, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: March 6, 2010
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I will start the drawing day by filling a request I received over a week ago. I was asked if I could do a tutorial that shows you "how to draw a Shih Tzu, step by step". These dogs are one of the more popular dogs across the globe. If you are a Shih Tzu owner, you already know that this dogs style is very versatile. Some like their pooches to have a short cut, while others like their breed to have a long finely groomed coat that is tied at the head with a bow. This is another small breed dog, and like other small breeds, the Shih Tzu is known for being absolutely adorable, fun, trustworthy, and extremely loyal. Now when I say loyal, I mean loyal. I remember trying to take my aunts dog in the car to wait for for, and this little dog didn't even budge from the bottom of the stairs until her owner came walking down. You can offer the dog treats, food, or even gold, and will not come to for nothing. The name of this breed is pronounced like “sheet-sue”. They originated from China, and it is there they received their unique name. Even though these dogs are small, they are very sturdy, and strong. One thing is for certain, if you don't distinguish pack leadership with your Shih Tzu, you will find yourself in a heap of frustrating behavior from your dog. These small breeds will quickly think they are the boss of humans, and when this happens, that is when you have an unstable and uncontrollable pet. They will growl, snap, over guard, and even bite. It is very important that you lay down the rules with this dog because if you don't you will have so many problems in the future. Another thing, be stern when it comes to housebreaking the Shih Tzu, and also be patient. They can be very difficult to train. If you play your cards right though, you will end up with a wonderful little pet that will love you for the rest of it's life. I hope you enjoy this tutorial on “how to draw a Shih Tzu”, step by step. I will be back with a lot more drawing fun so stay tuned in okay guys, Peace people, and happy drawing!

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How to Draw a Shih tzu

how to draw a shih tzu step 1

STEP 1.

This is going to be a very easy lesson to learn from. All you have to do is draw two circle shapes for the dogs head and body. Add the facial guidelines and move to the next step.
 
how to draw a shih tzu step 2

STEP 2.

Now since the Shih Tzu is very hairy dog, you will start sketching out the ears, and then the lower cheeks which will later be the mustache. When draw these lines make sure that they are drawn in a way to convey how much of a coat this animal has.
 
how to draw a shih tzu step 3

STEP 3.

Finish drawing the mustache, and then draw the outline of the eyes which is usually defined by the two toned colored coat that marks the eyes. Draw the eyes and then color them in. Once that is done you can draw the nose and then a cute bow on the head.
 
how to draw a shih tzu step 4

STEP 4.

For your last drawing step all you have to do is draw the front legs, front paws, and then the back legs, and paws. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one so you can prepare your drawing for color.
 
how to draw a shih tzu step 5

STEP 5.

You just learned how to draw a Shih Tzu step by step. See how easy it was to draw one of the worlds most popular dogs? Great job guys, have fun coloring in your pooch.