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  • Shih Tzus can be good dogs with proper medical care and discipline. They are prone to dental diseases (such as retained baby teeth) as well as eye problems and some forms of cancer. Because first time owners often display a tendency to treat this dog like a baby which can lead to dominance issues, they are instead recommended for veteran dog owners. They have a comparatively long lifespan of up to 14 years, but only with regular vet care. They are smart dogs that can become manipulative if they don't have a strong owner. Shih Tzus require A LOT of grooming, so be prepared to pay top dollar for a groomer or learn yourself.
  • Shih Tzus are super sweet! They are very friendly, love attention and love to be played with. They are known for their energy, but also can be very calm. They are also very cute.
  • They can get along with both adults and children. They may tend to have sensitive skin but nothing that can't be controlled easily.
  • Shih Tzus do not shed, which is great for people who may have Allergies. They are extremely sweet and easy to train. Shih Tzus do tend to have allergies, but these are easily controlled. They also require regular grooming. I highly recommend a Shih Tzu to anyone looking for a loving companion.
  • I have one and they are the nicest dogs, never shed, smart, usually pretty calm compared to other toy breed dogs. One of the best breeds out there.
  • I have three and I love them very much! They are really sweet and lovable; especially good for little kids but you do have to raise them right and treat them nicely so they grow up to be nice!
  • I love Shih Tzus! They are so cute and really friendly and when it comes to protection you are in great luck. They are sometimes energetic they do love attention so try not to spoil them doesn't matter how cute they are. They take an extremely long time to clean up they have extra long hair and yet a unique looking face. For exercise they may not need as much as a larger dog, but it depends on how the temperament is and they do have a good temperament and are very friendly very independent and sometimes are calm. They are great with kids and other family.
  • A reason it may not be convenient to have a Shih Tzu, is because of the barking. If you have a baby at home, it may disrupt their sleeping.
  • I just bought my first Shih Tzu puppy yesterday and i love her already, she is only 7 and a half weeks old but she is so placid, Shih Tzus are also good for people with allergies and Asthma as they don't shed fur much.
  • Very nice little dog breed with a uniqueness to them unlike any I've encountered. It takes them a long time to find a spot to do their business. They have a sharp dislike of thunder and noise. They do shed as seasons change but have no odor to their coat, as in dog smell. They are very family orientated and love a walk in the bush. They are alert and a keen sense dog.

* I have a Shih Tzu and i love her she is four years old and she is still as playful as when i got her.

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Where do shih tzus origanate from?

Shih Tzus come from Tibet.

What country are shih tzus from?

Shih Tzus are generally from Japan!

What is the Shih Tzus nickname?

The Shih Tzus nickname is "The lion dog".

Cherry eye in shih tzus?

Some shih-tzus have cherry eyes. My shih tzu has one.

Are shih tzus talented?

In shows, but not in training, shih tzus are hard to train.

What is the Shih Tzus utilization?

Shih Tzus are primarily used as Companion Dogs.

Are black shih tzus rare?

Black Shih Tzus are not considered "Rare" but there not as common as the black and white Shih Tzus. I recommend this breed to anyone.

How long does a shih tzus live?

Shih Tzus can live for 11 - 14 years.

Are white colour shih tzus there?

Yes fully white shih tzus do exist.

Why were Shih Tzus bred?

Shih Tzus were first bred to be the Chinese emperor's lapdog. Today, Shih Tzus are still actively bred as companion animals and are very popular worldwide.

How much are shih-tzus?

Shih Tzus cost around $200-300. Honestly, I would recommend this breed to anyone, Good luck!

What dogs can shih-tzus live with?

Shih tzus can live with any dog as long as there not vicious, and are socialised properly.

How big do shih tzus grow?

Shih tzus are known to be small dogs and grow to around 8-12 inches

Your female Shih Tzu mated with two male Shih Tzus how can l tell who the father is?

Just like your question, both of the male shih tzus are the fathers.

Do Shih Tzus have curled tongue?


Do Shih Tzus have hair?

Why Yes They Do

Do Shih Tzus climb trees?


How long are shih tzus pregnant?

A shih tzus pregnancy lasts up to two months and when your shih tzus is in labor she will start hyperventalating. so check up on her on the 63rd day of her pregnancy because that's her labor day.

Are Shih tzus good Family pets?

totally i have the sweetest shih-tzu in the world his name is teddy shih-tzus have spaz attacks they run as fast as they can they are perfect for children

Is it rare to find purebred Shih Tzus?

No, purebred Shih Tzus are common in many countries worldwide. The Shih Tzu is also one of the most popular breeds in America.

How many Shih Tzus are produced?

Shih Tzus usually produce 5-7 puppies in one liter depending on the dog's genes.

Do shih tzus bark?

Most Shih Tzus don't bark if they are in a gentle quiet place. They can bark though and sometimes do when you ring the doorbell.

Do Shih Tzus get along with other Shih Tzus?

Well usually, my puppy dose but my mates shih tzu is scared of him, lol he gets on with most dogs so i think they proably do.

Do shih-tzu shed their infant hair?

Shih tzus do NOT shed.

What do shih tuz look like?

Some Shih Tzus look like this.