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Shih Tzu Dog Breed

Overview

High Maintenance: This breed needs to be groomed regularly to keep their fur in good shape and need professional groomers for trimming or stripping services.
Minimal shedding: If you have a dog is prepared for them to shed. Long hair needs brushing regularly and will help control this problem.
Difficult to train: House training this breed can turn out to be difficult although if you are ready to work hard nothing is impossible. Training this breed needs patience, understanding and experience thus taking help from trainer would be best way to make your dog obedient.
Personality: Shih Tzu are cheerful, loving and enjoys being centre on attraction in the family.
Good for new owners: This breed is well suited for new pet parent.
Not good with kids: Shih Tzu is not recommended for families with kids due to the size of the breed kids may accidentally harm them.

Breed Info

Common Nicknames

Chinese Lion Dog and Chrysanthemum Dog

Temperament

  • Affectionate
  • Alert
  • Cheerful
  • Courageous
  • Friendly
  • Gentle
  • Independent
  • Intelligent
  • Lively
  • Out-Going
  • Playful
  • Social
  • Sweet
  • Trainability

    Hard

  • Shedding

    Minimal

  • Grooming

    High Maintenance

  • Breed Type

    Minimal

  • Size

    Toy

Health

  • Patellar Luxation

    High

  • Fold Dermatitis

    High

  • Entropion

    High

  • Distichiasis and Ectopic Cilia

    High

  • Arachnoid Cysts

    High

Other Info

  • Hypoallergenic

    Yes

  • Litter Size

    2-5

  • Weight Gain Potential

    High

  • Drooling Tendency

    Low

Body Statics

Life Expectancy

11 Years

Min.

14 Years

Max.
  • Male Weight Range
    9-16 Kg
  • Female Weight Range
    9-16 Kg
  • Male Height Range
    8-11 inches
  • Female Height Range
    8-11 inches

Characteristics

Temperament

Affectionate, Alert, Cheerful, Courageous, Friendly, Gentle, Independent, Intelligent, Lively, Out-Going, Playful, Social, Sweet

  • Sensitivity Level

    Medium

  • Barking

    Occasional

  • Mouthiness

    Considerable

  • Hunting Drive

    High

  • Impulse to Wander

    Medium

Suitable For

  • Couples
  • New Owners
  • Citizens
  • Kids
  • Family
  • Security

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Being pet lovers our self, we understand the importance of a pet’s health. All our puppies are at least eight weeks old when they are sent to you. Before your bundle of joy reaches you, he is required to undergo an extensive health checkup by a licensed veterinarian.

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To make the initial experience with your furry family member smooth and trouble-free, we make sure that all our puppies are up-to-date on their vaccinations and are insured.

Responsible Breeders

All of our puppies are raised by responsible breeders who consider their pet’s health their foremost priority. We have zero tolerance for puppy mills and all our breeders are pet lovers just like us who are looking for the best homes for their fur babies.

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Healthy Pet

Being pet lovers our self, we understand the importance of a pet’s health. All our puppies are at least eight weeks old when they are sent to you. Before your bundle of joy reaches you, he is required to undergo an extensive health checkup by a licensed veterinarian.

Vaccinated & Insured Pet

To make the initial experience with your furry family member smooth and trouble-free, we make sure that all our puppies are up-to-date on their vaccinations and are insured.

Responsible Breeders

All of our puppies are raised by responsible breeders who consider their pet’s health their foremost priority. We have zero tolerance for puppy mills and all our breeders are pet lovers just like us who are looking for the best homes for their fur babies.

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