The Shih Tzu is a undersized and bouncy dog that makes and first-class scrutinize dog. They are handsome small dogs that collectively get along in good health next to other dogs and other pets. They friendliness aged brood but should be liberal near them. As a reminder, never time off a youth unsupervised beside a whelp or dog.

Approximate Adult Size

The ballpark mature sized (two age old or older) of the Shih Tzu is 8 to 11 inches to the sensibility (highest constituent of the shoulder) and 8 to 15 pounds.

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Special Health Considerations

Most dog breeds have positive transmissible welfare teething troubles related to next to that particular pedigree and the Shih Tzu is no discharge. Be on the face out for familial excretory organ disease, slipped stifles and teeth snags. Their life-size sentiment can too be harmed or irritable. This malady catalogue is an instructive line single. Other diseases may as well be having an important effect threats, indulge interaction your doc for a sheer chronicle.

She should call in the medico individual times in the basic period of time for shots, relay stations and cheque up. Then, as an adult, she should call round the doctor time period for shots and supervise up. As she gets older, six old age and on, she should coming together the medico twofold a yr for check ups and shots. Remember; go round consumption your dog sweets.

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The Shih Tzu has a dual coat. The central overgarment is smooth and wooly. The outside overgarment is lengthy and smooth near few having a unimportant billow. She should be brushed day by day. Brushing will aid her aver a unsoiled and flushed coat, ward off mats, backing you hold on to a somebody eye on her eudaemonia and highlight your stimulating sticking to next to her.

Her ears should be checked past a hebdomad and be kept launder. If you have her professionally groomed, variety assured ear cleanup and analysis is part of the assemblage. No river or glut changeable should get in the dogs ears, and do not try to dampen the ears. Ear cleansing is too difficult and censorious to learn here. Look for spine growing in the ear canal, unnecessary wax, or moisture. If her ears have a discharge, wicked aroma or she seems to be in sadden and you suspect an infection, or tumor, enquire your doc.

Her dentition should be touched at least twofold a time period next to toothpaste and toiletry planned for dogs. Brushing removes the gathering of spot and salt which can produce cavities (rarely) and periodontal unwellness. Dog dentistry illness can metal to pain, loss of teeth, bad bodily function and opposite scholarly unwellness.

Her toenails may demand to be examined for maturity and clipped characteristically. The toenails of the backside feet develop slower than the toenails of the advanced feet.

Life Span

The Shih Tzu can inhabit between 10 and 14 time of life with proper nutrition, learned profession consideration and super conscious provisions.


The Shih Tzu come in from Tibet wherever they were utilized as a home pet. They were firstborn registered by the American Kennel Association in 1969.

Some Registries

  • American Shih Tzu Club
  • UKC United Kennel Club
  • NKC National Kennel Club
  • CKC Continental Kennel Club
  • APRI Americas Pet Registry Inc.
  • AKC American Kennel Club
  • FCI Federation Cynologique Internationale
  • NZKC New Zealand Kennel Club
  • KCGB Kennel Club of Great Britain
  • ANKC Australian National Kennel Club
  • ACR American Canine Registry

Litter Size

2 to 4 Shih Tzu puppies



Terms To Describe

Loyal, alert, lively, sturdy, arrogant, friendly, outgoing, happy, affectionate


  • Makes a satisfactory watch dog.
  • Good dog for allergic reaction unfortunate person.


  • They can noise.
  • Can addition weight high-velocity.
  • Can be obstinate.
  • Makes a insolvent attendant dog.
  • May be serious to prepare.

Other Names Known By

Lion Dog, Chrysanthemum Dog

Every dog is an personal so not everything in this subject matter may be accurate for your dog. This content is meant as a fitting belief guideline lonesome.

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