The Shih Tzu is an active, happy, and affectionate breed.
Small, sturdy, and intelligent, the Shih Tzu is the least delicate of the toy breeds. The Shih Tzu is first and foremost a companion.
Shih Tzu Training
The Shih Tzu may be difficult to housetrain.
Shih Tzu Exercise
The Shih Tzu enjoys short daily walks or vigorous indoor play sessions and games.
Shih Tzu Health Issues
The Shih Tzu’s short muzzle makes it exceptionally prone to snoring and wheezing problems.
Dental hygiene is crucial to prevent tooth loss in Shih Tzus.
Known health risks in Shih Tzus include Fold Dermatitis, Arachnoid, Cysts Distichiasis and Ectopic Cilia, Patellar Luxation, and Entropion.
Shih Tzu Grooming
The Shih Tzu has a long, dense, and abundant double-coat. The Shih Tzu coat varies widely in color.
They requires extensive grooming.