Shih Tzu

 

Origin:

 

Recent DNA tests have verified that the Shih Tzu is the oldest breed known to man in China. Their breeding practices were kept a secret until 1930 when the first pair was brought to England.

History

The Shih Tzu is a sturdy, lively, alert toy dog with long flowing double coat. Befitting its noble Chinese ancestry as a highly valued, prized companion and palace pet, the Shih Tzu has a distinctively arrogant carriage with head welled up and tail curved over the back. Although there has always been considerable size variation, Shih Tzu puppies are usually compact, solid, and carries good weight and substance.

Color

All colors are accepted.

  • Lifespan:

    10-18 years
  • Shedding:

    minimal
  • Coat Length:

    long
  • Grooming:

    high
  • Size:

    s
  • Color:

Behavior

  • Temperament

    The Shih Tzu is a superb companion and household member. They are outgoing, happy, affectionate, friendly and trusting towards all.

  • Barking

    Barks if Necessary

  • Adaptability

    • Adaptability to apartment living

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Good for novice owners

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates being alone

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates cold weather

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates hot weather

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Family Friendly

      1 2 3 4 5
  • Exercise needs

    • Energy level

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Exercise needs

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Playfulness

      1 2 3 4 5
  • Trainability

    moderate

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