Shih Tzu puppies
Shih Tzu puppies are happy, outgoing and friendly and great with children. ShihTzu's are one of the breeds bred entirely for companionship. Bonding with the whole family Shih Tzu puppies make excellent family pets, with minimal grooming and walking requirements – every home should have one!
In the world of those who know, Shih Tzu is pronounced ' sheed zoo', and in Chinese it means 'Lion Dog'. The ancestors of this sprightly dog are Tibetan Temple dogs. Carefully bred in the Imperial Palace and showed a likeness to the Lion, an important Buddhist symbol.
The Shih Tzu features heavily in Buddhist mythology and was believed to be the animal that Buddha himself kept as a pet.
Shih Tzu puppies at a glance
Our 4 Paw Rating - to the suitability of
Shih Tzu puppies for your home and lifestyle
Height - 8 - 11 inches at shoulder, weight – 9 - 16 lbs
Long flowing double layered coat, daily brushing will keep in order
Loves family togetherness and bonds with the whole family, excellent with older children, but due to his extreme sense of self worth can tend to be jealous of babies and toddlers and is not recommended in such families.
Due to their size the Shih Tzu puppies can adapt to all types of living, as long as they
are part of the family
Life expectancy 11 - 14 years
Eye and renal dysplasia checks recommended
Undemanding requirements, a daily walk will suffice
Shih Tzu puppies have attitude and will do their best to convince you
they should be treated like a King! If allowed to, they will cry to be spoilt – this must be trained out at an early stage with much socialising and consistency with assertiveness.
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Puppy & Dog
We help you with basic puppy and dog training then show you the best places to learn how to have the most
perfectly behaved dog.
All puppies need potty training and
house training dogs is simple. Again we show you the basics then show you
the best places on the internet to learn more.
Learn how to keep your dog healthy and happy. Prevent illness and
find the right pet medicines.
Information on dog
flea control, and worms. Also Frontline
Plus, Advantage and Heartgard.
See also: [Dog Breeds]
[Choosing A Dog]