Shih Tzu Information

Shih Tzu breedThe Shih Tzu may just win an award for staying power and popularity. It is believed the breed originated in Tibet in China around 800 B.C. Of all the dog breeds in existence today, he is the 17th most popular dog in the United States. Why? You could chalk it up to his sweet face, compact little frame (between 9 to 16 pounds) and long, beautiful fur. Or maybe it’s his affectionate, playful personality.

Shih Tzu owners can attest to the charm and wit the breed exudes. These little “Lion Dogs” as they were once called are wonderfully fun to be around. Just get ready to put the time into grooming their luscious locks.

Average Size

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Height: 0ft 9in - 0ft 11in Weight: 9-16lbs

Behavior

  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking

Care

  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need

Environment

  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

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