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Shih Tzu puppies

Shih TzuShih 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

shihtzuOur 4 Paw Rating - to the  suitability of Shih Tzu puppies for your home and lifestyle

Size 4 Paw Rating
Height - 8 - 11 inches at shoulder, weight – 9 - 16 lbs

Coat Care 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Long flowing double layered coat, daily brushing will keep in order

Family Life 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
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.

Lifestyle 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Due to their size the Shih Tzu puppies can adapt to all types of living, as long as they are part of the family

Health 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Life expectancy 11 - 14 years
Eye and renal dysplasia checks recommended

Exercise 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Undemanding requirements, a daily walk will suffice

Training 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
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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