Shih Tzu – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Companion Dogs
Height:
9 to 10 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
9 to 16 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 16 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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Shih Tzu is a playful small size dog. This breed is often seen strolling down the city streets. After all, they are small and can easily adapt to any space.

Don’t let their size fool you thinking there isn’t much work with this breed.

You will have to invest serious time into grooming this breed. They have longer, lavishing coat that gives them elegant look.

They are people-pleasers, making them great as a family dog. They are more than polite with other dogs as well and can do well with younger children.

Make sure that children understand what are the ground rules and that small dogs aren’t toys. These dogs are cute, but they won’t allow be pushed around. They will make a stand, and make their voice be heard.