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Shih Tzus are undoubtedly charming little fellows. However, before making a decision to buy a Shih Tzu puppy, a potential owner should strive to get as much information on the breed as possible. Reading books on Shih Tzus and talking to responsible breeders and owners are most helpful means of getting informed and prepared. Keep in mind that the Shih Tzu requires considerable grooming and care efforts.

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Shih Tzus belong to the AKC toy group of dogs. This "chrysanthemum-faced dog" has the hair growing about the face in all directions. Shih Tzus are famous for their luxurious flowing coat. All coat colors are permissible. Shih Tzus are compact, sturdy little dogs. Their round head is rather wide between the eyes.

Shih Tzus - Appearance

Shih Tzus belong to the AKC toy group of dogs. This “chrysanthemum-faced dog” has the hair growing about the face in all directions. Shih Tzus are famous for their luxurious flowing coat. All coat colors are permissible. Shih Tzus are compact, sturdy little dogs. Their round head is rather wide between the eyes.
An outgoing and friendly nature of the Shih Tzu makes this breed one of the best companion dogs. At the same time, Shih Tzus are dignified and brave little dogs. They think themselves to be big dogs and can display certain arrogance at times. Shih Tzus are alert watchdogs. These dogs are responsive to consistent and fair training.

Shih Tzus - Temperament

An outgoing and friendly nature of the Shih Tzu makes this breed one of the best companion dogs. At the same time, Shih Tzus are dignified and brave little dogs. They think themselves to be big dogs and can display certain arrogance at times. Shih Tzus are alert watchdogs. These dogs are responsive to consistent and fair training.
The Shih Tzu has a shoulder height of about 25 cm (10 in) and weighs 4-7 kg (9-16 lbs). It has a large, domed skull, pronounced stop (depression where the muzzle meets the forehead), undershot bite, and short muzzle. Shih Tzu (the plural noun is the same as the singular) have a tail carried over the back and should have head and tail in correct proportion to the body.

SHIH TZUS: Size

The Shih Tzu has a shoulder height of about 25 cm (10 in) and weighs 4-7 kg (9-16 lbs). It has a large, domed skull, pronounced stop (depression where the muzzle meets the forehead), undershot bite, and short muzzle. Shih Tzu (the plural noun is the same as the singular) have a tail carried over the back and should have head and tail in correct proportion to the body.

Training

The Shih Tzu’s somewhat obstinate nature makes consistency essential in the training process. Patience is important as housebreaking may be difficult. The Shih Tzu should be taught from puppyhood to relax during the grooming process as it will be a constant throughout the Shih Tzu’s life.