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The Shih Tzu is part of the Toy group. The Shih Tzu is a dog with Above Average problem solving abilities. The trainability of the Shih Tzu is Above Average. It was breed to be good for Family Pet, The Shih Tzu lifestyle is Indoor pet

The Shih Tzu is susceptible to kidney disorders; teeth need regular veterinary attention It is important that when contacting a Shih Tzu breeder that you express health concern issues and ask the breeder what they are doing in order to help mimimize them.

Please don't purchase your Shih Tzu from a petstore which commonly are known to support Shih Tzu puppy mills. Doing so only promotes inproper breeding ethics and promotes current Shih Tzu health issues. The AKC, UKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC registries recognize the Shih Tzu breed standard.

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Shih Tzu
Group:  Toy
Shoulder Height: 09.75 in - 09.75 in
Weight: 9-16 pounds
Exercise req'd: Low amount
Intelligence: Above Average
Suitability for kids: Excellent
Registries: AKC, UKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC


Country of Origin: Tibet (China) - Although this dog's roots are in Tibet, as temple dogs, its perfection occurred in China. Simple selection of the most dwarfed forms of Lhasas probably created this charmer. Recognized in Britain in 1949, and USA in 1960's. Shih Tzu pronounced

Character: The Shih Tzu is an independent breed that is intelligent, lovable, affectionate, sociable, and cheerful. It is not as outgoing as most breeds. It seldom barks.

Temperment: This dog always behaves with dignity, and gets along with other household pets and children.

Coat: Is longhaired and can be a variety of colors including black, red, beige, and sometimes white.

Care A lot of grooming is required. To prevent tangles, the coat must be combed everyday. It is necessary to provide a hair bow or something similar to keep the hair out of the dog's eyes. Special eyedrops must be applied to keep the eyes clean. The ear passages must be cleaned regularly as well. To keep the coat in good condition, it is necessary to take the dog to a professional groomer every two months to be clipped.

Colour: All colors allowed

Comments: Very loving temperament. Loves receiving affection. Natural protection dogs, good with children and family. Great obedience dogs with a tremendous desire to please. .

Purposes: Family Pet,

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