Shih Tzu Puppies and Dogs

A complete guide to Shih Tzu Puppies and Dogs including photos and articles about grooming, training, care tips, exercise needs, male and female Shih Tzu dog names, illness and health problems with a definition and description of Shih Tzu Puppies and Dogs.

Fast Facts & Guide to Shih Tzu Puppies and Dogs

Have a glance at our Fact File and Guide to Shih Tzu Puppies and Dogs. Discover some fast facts to gain a really fast overview of the Shih Tzu.

Shih Tzu Guide and Fact File

Height: The height of a Shih Tzu is up to 11 inches

Weight: The average weight of a Shih Tzu is between 9-16 pounds

Size of Dog: The Shih Tzu is a small breed of dog

Breed Type and Dog Group: This breed belongs to the Toy Group of Dogs

Country of Origin of the Breed: The Shih Tzu originates from China

Exercise Needs: The Shih Tzu requires minimal daily exercise

Coat Type: The Shih Tzu has a luxurious long flowing double coat

Shedding hairs: The Shih Tzu is a light shedder

Grooming needs: The Shih Tzu requires maximum grooming - daily grooming

Training a Shih Tzu (Trainability): This breed is trainable with patience


Other Names of Shih Tzu: Lion Dog and Chrysanthemum Dog

Shih Tzu Lifespan - This dog lives for approximately 15 years

Number of puppies per litter: The average litter size is usually around 4 to 5 puppies

Temperament / Behaviour: Delightful, Lively, Alert, Bright, Loving, Loyal and Affectionate

We hope that the fast facts and information provided in our Shih Tzu puppy and dog fact file and guide will prove a useful overview of this particular breed. Please click one of the links at the top of the page for detailed articles relating to training, pet care, grooming, personality, exercise needs, male and female Shih Tzu dog names, illness and health problems.


Summary of Shih Tzu Puppies and Dogs

Shih Tzu puppies and dogs are have wonderful all-round personalities and temperaments that appeal to all kind, considerate prospective owners. This dog was bred to be a companion to man, therefore, it has very sweet and joyful characteristics. These small dogs are spirited and eager. They are willing to please their families and they show them lots of love and extreme loyalty. This is a delightful and happy breed of dog with a fun-loving and bright, alert personality and temperament. Puppies and dogs from this breed are pleasant, lively little companions that show their owners a lot of love and affection. The Shih Tzu has a cute appearance and a sweet character which makes it a very popular family pet. Dogs and puppies are not shy and they tend to like everybody around them. They are sociable and give everybody they meet, a friendly warm welcome.

Choosing Shih Tzu Puppies and Dogs as Pets

Shih Tzu puppies grow into small sized adult dogs and the above summary will help you to determine whether they are suitable as a family pet. If you are considering whether to buy a Shih Tzu puppy, adoption is also an option for this particular type of dog, or even selecting one from a rescue centre, or reputable dog breeder. This breed doesn't tend to be affected by serious or major life threatening diseases. However, there are some health conditions that it's more prone to. Please click on the health issues link to access this important health information. The luxurious double coat is long and flowing and will require grooming and maintenance on a daily basis. Owners really must take this into consideration before buying a puppy from the Shih Tzu breed. This is a gentle breed of dog with a bright, even-temperament, but this shouldn't be underestimated as this dog has enough courage to defend itself when and if it needs to.

Shih Tzu Puppies and Dogs

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