Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu


Shi Tzu puppies are Tibet originated toy dogs and are not to be underestimated in their affection for others. They may look like snobby dogs, but they are full of love for their owners. They are small and hyper little fluff balls that love adoration and attention. An intelligent breed, they strive for happiness.


To give a Shi Tzu a good amount of exercise, all you may have to do is simply take him on a short walk every day. They also enjoy playing inside with their owner. They love the attention more than anything, and enjoy being indoors with their families, but they still like being outside sometimes.


With their excessive amounts of hair, grooming Shi Tzu is a must. Also, be sure to check their eyes and ears regularly, as dirt and grime can get caught and cause irritation. They need to be bathed roughly once a month, and needs to have their teeth cleaned often. It is also necessary to watch their diet.


Shi Tzu dogs, though small and fanciful looking, are actually a strong and able animal. They are recognized by their diminutive stature and long soft fur. They are highly affectionate pets and enjoy the love of their owners. They are alert, but are not rude to strangers. They are a sociable and confident breed.


The coats of the Shi Tzu are composed of abundant amounts of fur. Their coats are often long, thick, and sometimes a little wiry. Their undercoat is much softer than their overcoat. In addition, even though they have so much hair, surprisingly enough, shedding isn't really a problem for this breed. The Shih Tzu can be really any color.


The Shi Tzu dogs have variable temperaments depending on their situation. They are often quiet, loving, and content when with their owner, but when separated from their owner for too long, they can become destructive and aggressive. With strangers, they are confident and cool. Overall, a good attitude, but watch not to spoil them.


The Shi Tzu can be somewhat hard to house break, but can be taught easier by crating, if necessary. During training for special classes, start them young. They can be unwilling to learn after a point, as they are stubborn and strong willed, but if taught with firmness and patience, they can be wonderful performers.