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There is no difference in temperament
between Bichon Frise, Shih Tzu or
Poodle males & females.
Bichons, Shih Tzus and Poodles are
not territorial like terriers
(Yorkshire, Maltese, etc.),
guard dogs or some other breeds.
Teaching a dog not be territorial
is like trying to teach a hunting dog
not to want to hunt. It can be done but
you must have a strong leadership role
and great follow through. Territorial
means the dog thinks everything is his...
mine, mine, mine and will defend
(growl, snap at or bite) if anyone tries
to share or take what the territorial dog
believes is theirs.
The Lhasa Apso looks like a larger
version of the Shih Tzu but isn't as
excepting of strangers. It is true if
the breed is territorial that a female
is better with people.
Males are usually less expensive
than females due to supply & demand.
Males are less expensive to neuter.
The procedure is less dangerous since
it is considered out patient procedure.
Leg lifting is to mark territory and
neutering drastically reduces the drive
for marking since they no longer have
the drive to procreate. I show you how
to establish that you are the alpha and
this behavior alone stops the issue.
Spaying (females) is more expensive.
This procedure adds more risk since
it is surgery where the female needs
to be put totally under.
Males tend to be larger in size.
Males are the major winners of dog
shows since they have the look the
judges are seeking.
Some customers just do not like
the look of the male sexual parts.
There is more petting room on
a female stomach.
You can teach a male to never
lift its leg simply by never stopping
while going for a walk and NOT
allowing him to sniff every neighbor’s
bush. When he needs to relieve
himself he has no choice but to
squat like a female.
Both males and females may
attempt to go with the motion
of trying to mate with your leg.
This behavior can be stopped in an
instant with my training methods,
which I am happy to share with you.
When selecting the breed that is
most compatible for lifestyle and
there are many factors to consider.
What kind of Temperament:
Good with children or snap at teasing children
Friendly towards strangers and outside family members
May provoke bigger dogs
Bark if unchecked
Obedient or strong willed
Qualities desired or unwanted:
Need to exercise or not
Need to have jobs…herd, guard or hunt
Likes cold (winter)
(breeding to a certain dog to keep the bloodline going)
Example: Elhew champion English Pointer.
The breeder would state 3rd generation from
Elhew bloodline or that Elhew was this puppy
Great Grandfather. Hopefully Elhew doesn't
have any faults (bad traits).
Inbreeding increases health risks.
It's why we are not suppose to marry
Inbreeding (breeding related dogs)
Example: mother is bred with the son.
Mixed breeding or avoiding breeding to
closely related parents helps
avoids health issues.
None of my males are related to any
of my females used for breeding. This
is one of the reasons I do not have
countless health issues.
If you decide to purchase a
mixed breed than be sure that both
parents are registered. Registration
helps keeps breeders honest about what
they are truly breeding. Ask to see the
parents' registration paperwork. The
breeder should have the registration numbers
on the puppy's paperwork. I use a registered
purebred shih tzu and registered purebred
bichon to produce shih tzu/bichon-Teddy Bears.
Shihpoo (shih tzu/poodle)
Father purebred Poodle and
Mother purebred Shih Tzu with
papers proving it true.
Ask to see the documents.
This insures that the parents were
not chosen because they kind of look like
a Shih Tzu and Poodle…so we’ll call the
puppies-shihpoos. When they really maybe
Lhaso Apso-Poodle which can be fine but
may be not good with children & strangers.
A Lhaso Apso was bred to be a guard dog
where the Shih Tzu was bred to be the inside
palace pet. Breeds are bred for the traits,
they are either bred into the breed or
out of the breed.
One or both may have sneaky neighbor dog
(unknown father) breeding in its background
with characteristics you would prefer to avoid.
If one of the parents have shedding qualities
your puppy may shed. Even if one parent has
nonshed qualities and most of the past litters
have been nonshed. Do you want to gamble?
There is NO guarantee that the puppy
will not have some quality you DON'T want.
If one of the parents has shedding,
not good with children, etc....
qualities you don't care for...
your puppy may have the unwanted quality.
I don't care to have a dog in my possession
that may bite my family or cause problems
in other areas that are important to me.
Bichon, Shih Tzu - mixed or purebred
are nonshed, a lap dog breed that prefers to
keep track of you rather than hunt squirrels,
birds or other creatures.
They were not bred for anything but
being a lap dog. They won't herd your children
or over guard your property but they will give
you all their unconditional love. They do not
chase the mailman but instead think
everyone is their friend.
How to Pick
a Puppy from
ArdyWeb.com has a unique training
program, it does not matter which
puppy you pick. We sell lapdogs
that are non-shed, great with children
and other pets. We have started the
We supply a training manual with
each dog, the eBook. The eBook is
to train the new owner the alpha
techniques and pack rules. If you
follow the procedures you will not
have the issues that other dog owners
have. The barking, jumping up, biting,
begging and other annoying behaviors.
Once you understand the 3 main pack
rules and control them with the easy
dog language we teach you, it is all simple.
The puppies are conditioned from
birth to accept all kinds of sounds,
sights, vibrations, etc. We play
barking dogs, howling, sirens, m-16 shots,
bird-calls and more, by the time the pups
are 6 weeks of age they do not care.
These sounds just means playtime and
food to them. This keeps them safe on
July 4th from fear of fireworks, thunderstorms,
and other noises that may cause
them to be fearful.
They are exposed to our hunting dogs
so they think all big dogs are their friends.
We have several children available to
visit and play with them. These children
know and understand the techniques.
Our puppies will not be the shy guy
or the nibber. They are conditioned and
trained with the pack rules. We show
them what they can chew on and what is
NOT allowed by using the our unique
training techniques. We share them
with you through the eBook and more.
Our puppies are usually ready to go
by 8 weeks of age. What really
determines when they can go home
is they must be done nursing. We let
the mothers decide since nature knows
best. The other rule is the puppy must
be settled in its individual kennel.
That means without its mother or littermates.
Most breeders take the puppy directly
from its mother and littermates and that
is why they cry into the night. It is
scary and lonely. Yes it is a lot more
work to clean several kennels over just one.
That is why most breeders do not condition
the puppies to be alone. It takes more time
to train each puppy and the new owners,
another reason why other breeders do NOT do
what we do.
If you think that you need to meet the puppy
from ArdyWeb.com before purchasing it to
create a bond you are mistaken. We have
already started the training, teaching,
conditioning. You just need to follow through
with the easy step by step training. We
even offer a crate/grate training package
that keeps the puppy safe and fulfills all its
needs when in training.
Watch the grate/crate video.
The truth is that what matters with the type
of breeds we raise is the following:
It is a pretty simple decision process.
Our dogs are lapdogs, great with children
and other pets, nonshed and their only
job is to take care of you.