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Shih Tzu Puppy

The Shih Tzu puppy, often referred to as the “Lion Dog” due to its majestic appearance, is a small toy breed known for its exquisite beauty and friendly disposition.

Originating in Tibet, Shih Tzus were bred to be companion dogs for Chinese royalty, which explains their regal demeanor and elegant appearance.

If you’re in search of an adorable, affectionate, and elegant canine companion, look no further than the Shih Tzu puppy. This enchanting breed has captured the hearts of dog lovers worldwide with its irresistible charm and captivating personality.

Temperament

Shih Tzu puppies are renowned for their gentle and affectionate nature. They thrive on human companionship and love being the center of attention. These little furballs are excellent family pets and get along famously with children and other animals. They have a vivacious spirit and a zest for life that’s utterly contagious, making them a joy to be around.

Toy Group; AKC recognized in 1969

• Ranging in size from 8 to 11 inches tall at the shoulder and 9 to 16 pounds.
• Companion, house pet.

History

The Shih Tzu is the result of careful breeding and is believed to be a mix of the Pekingese and the Lhasa Apso breeds. These regal dogs were cherished by Chinese emperors and nobility for centuries, and their bloodlines have been carefully preserved to maintain their distinctive characteristics.

Environment

• Apartment is fine.
• Fairly active indoors.

Exercise

Shih Tzu puppies are not overly active dogs, but they do enjoy playful romps and short walks. They are well-suited to apartment living and can thrive with regular indoor playtime and brief outdoor excursions. Keep in mind that while they enjoy playtime, excessive exercise may not be necessary for this breed, and overexertion should be avoided.

Coat and Grooming

The Shih Tzu boasts a magnificent double coat that is long, dense, and flowing. Their silky fur is one of their most distinctive features and requires regular grooming to keep it in pristine condition. Shih Tzus come in various coat colors and patterns, including gold, black, white, and a combination of these colors. Their coat, while beautiful, does require diligent care to prevent matting and tangles.

Maintaining a Shih Tzu’s luxurious coat requires dedication to grooming. Daily brushing is recommended to prevent mats and tangles, and regular professional grooming is advisable to keep their coat looking their best. Shih Tzus may need their facial hair tied up to prevent eye irritation and maintain their comfort.

 

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Shih Tzu Puppy

Shih Tzu Puppy
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