Keiko Shih Tzu

Why Keiko? (English)
February 20, 2013, 7:39 pm
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A question that a lot of people ask is…from where I got the name Keiko for my Shih Tzu?  The answer is easy, but finding the name was not it easy.   This took several weeks like when a couple is going to have a baby and wants a very special name.

We all know the Free Willy movie that was a blockbuster in the 90’s that helped to create conscience about orcas in captivity.  Well, the orca that stars on the film was named Keiko and this orca was in captivity in a theme park in Mexico City called “Reino Aventura” which all we know now as “Six Flags Mexico City”.   A group of activists formed The Free Willy Keiko Foundation to remove Keiko from the swimming pool where she lived and take her to a bigger aquarium in Oregon (in the US) where she would be trained to be independent.   They hoped to release Keiko to the open sea.   The program was successful, but Keiko passed away a few years later from respiratory problems.   The Free Willy Keiko Foundation continues working to help other species that are in the same circumstances.

This is why I chose the name Keiko for my Shih Tzu puppy, in honor of the orca who I have always been a big fan of.   In addition, the Shih Tzu is a Chinese breed and I wanted an Asian name to go with the breed aspect.   Keiko is a Japanese name, but it sounds pretty and I like the meaning, “Happy child”.  Although in some sites they said it means “Blessed Child”, the first option is more convincing.   Well, my puppy end up with that name and the truth is that it has fit really well because he is like a blessed happy boy all the time.

More information about Keiko the orca go to

Puffy Keiko
February 17, 2013, 12:29 pm
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En este video puedes ver como queda el cabello de Keiko despues de bañarlo y secarlo, claro que aqui todavia le falta su copete para que pueda limpiar el pelo de sus ojos! pronto publicare videos del proceso…bañar,secar,peinar.


In this video you can see how Keiko’s hair looks after bathing and drying, here I still need to clean the hair from his eyes so he can see! soon I will publishes videos of the process … wash, dry, comb.

My Twitter Account
February 15, 2013, 7:37 pm
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Hola solo les quiero dejar saber que cambie mi nombre de usuario en twitter antes fue @Keiko_ShihTzu lo cambie por uno nuevo pero todos mis seguidores siguen estando conmigo en @KeikoShihTzu asi que no tienen que hacer nada.


Hi just want to let you know that have I change my username on twitter @Keiko_ShihTzu to a new one but all my followers are still with me at @KeikoShihTzu so do not have to do anything.


New Look
February 13, 2013, 8:54 am
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Que tal amigos el nuevo look de mi blog? verdad que esta bonito… espero les gusto tanto como a mi ahora con un icon en caricatura de Keiko y su propio Keiko Shih Tzu logo.

No fue facil hacer este diseño me llevo varios meces diseñar el pequeño Keiko en caricatura devido a que sus colores son muy particulares y fue difícil darle los tones que lo representaran a el y no simplemente a un Shih Tzu y para el logo siempre quise hacer algo estilo cupcake, espero les guste.

Keiko new logo
Hello everyone, is been a while since I started this blog and since then I been working really hard to have the right look that represents Keiko, a Imperial Shih Tzu is more than just a dog and my puppy Keiko need a well designed blog and finally after months of planing the colors and logo here is the final work, with an avatar for Keiko that was really hard to design due to the unique color that Keiko has on his hair and I love his new logo the way I always wanted like a cupcake style logo that’s how I called it, so here is I hope you like it has much I do.

The no worries life of Keiko
January 23, 2013, 7:12 pm
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Here little Keiko taking his 10hr nap with no worries…


January 20, 2013, 1:39 pm
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Here I’m sporting my first pigtails.


Afther grooming my long hair…
January 14, 2013, 10:00 am
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