Hi folks, well my Buddy had his coat trimmed and he looks gorgeous. He is begining to look like a proper Shih Tzu now. It must have been very stressful for him as it took him a while to settle in when he came home. He was fine after a while. His coat had gotten quite long and warm for him and he just couldn't settle and find a cool enough spot, so I'm glad for his sake we decided to have him trimmed. I have to say he is the best thing that has happened to me in a long time. He is so good and has a lovely nature. I know he's my first dog and it may sound very biased but I know I made the right choice for me in choosing his breed. I'm laughing at him at the moment 'cos he's playing with a raw carrot and he's having a great time with it. I really never thought I would have such lovely warm feelings for a dog but believe me I'm totally converted!!!!! He's my best buddy (friend).