BACKGROUND: Some of you may have seen the thread I posted about my Rottweiler girl, Scarlet, that I adopted/helped rescue early this month. Well Scarlet fell in love with our little dog, Abbey, but grumpy old Abbey doesn't wanna play with her. The last week I have been sorta keeping an eye & ear out for a little dog that was in need of a good home. I called about a little 6yr old Shih Tzu girl a few days ago on Craigslist and yesterday my sister met the owners and picked "Lucy" up for me. They said she had come from some kind of rescue/rescue situation & were re-homing Lucy because they didn't have the patience to house train her. She finally got to me this morning and to be honest I was pretty upset when I first saw her. She was very dirty-looking, half of her coat was stained with blood from her chewing herself and she had quite a few matts around her tail & ears and REALLY gunky eyes... certainly not what I was expecting after seeing the pictures of her on the ad.. all nice and pretty. I didn't wanna rattle her too much right away so i left her be to get used to her new home and sniff everyone out for a while. I am pretty happy with her personality, she's very laid back, doesn't bark(yet) & just kinda enjoys hanging out around the house and yard. She also did not have an accident at all today and listens pretty well. She got a bath tonight and was SO good! She also did well for the blow dryer and while I cut her hair. I removed all the matts, chopped most of the tail hair off & gave her neck, head, face and ears a good trimming. I did the best I could to cut away all the nasty hair by her eyes. ____________________________________________________________ QUESTIONS: -I understand the breathing problems with this breed, but what about eye problems? -I didn't see fleas on her when I bathed her, so maybe the skin issue is Allergies? Are Skin Problems common in this breed? Anything else you experienced owners want to tell me Please Do! I would love any advice or info on the breed. this little girl is adorable & Scarlet and I are glad we're able to give her a great home.