All About Shih-Tzu's
Shih Tzu’s are hypoallergenic dogs that are best known for their small size and adorable features. They can weigh as little as eight pounds and as much as fifteen pounds. Not all Shih Tzu’s are the same color. While many are white and brown, there are others that are black and white, gold, and even brindle. With a life expectancy of up to 16 years, these dogs are the perfect choice for individuals and families looking for a lifelong companion.
Shih Tzu’s are affectionate dogs that love being petted, cuddled with, and taken for walks. They make great companions and will usually stay by the side of their owners throughout the day. They have no problem showing their affection, love, and appreciation to their owners and they will expect to receive the same attention back.
Not only are these dogs small and adorable, but they are also incredibly alert and are always paying close attention to their surroundings. They like to have fun and are not intimidated by children, so adults with younger kids can feel safe bringing a Shih Tzu home. They are not just great with children, but also with plenty of different pets, including other small dogs, larger dogs, and even some cats.
Because they are affectionate dogs, they do not like being left alone for too long. They want, need, and yearn for the attention of their owners. These dogs are slightly stubborn, but they are not too difficult to train and are often enticed when offered tasty treats and head rubs as a reward for listening and following specific commands. They do not bark or howl too often, which is great for those looking to get a dog that does not make too much noise throughout the day and night.
While they are not the most playful, these dogs are energetic, and they do like to go out for walks. Shih Tzu owners should come up with a schedule where they are walking the dog at least once or twice each day. The good news is that these pups are easily pleased with short walks because they do not need to get a whole lot of exercise.
Shih Tzu’s are fantastic dogs to have because they are fun, loving, small, and affectionate. They are also great with younger kids and different types of pets, including other dog breeds and even different cat breeds!
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