Group : Companion Dogs
Weight : 9 - 16 Pounds
Height : 8 - 11 Inches
Color(s) : Shih Tzu comes in many colors: black, black and white, gray and white, or red and white.
Coat : The Shih Tzu has a long, dense, and abundant double-coat. The luxurious and profuse outer-coat often sweeps the ground, and may be slightly wavy. The under-coat is wooly and soft in texture. The long hair on top of the head is typically placed into a topknot to prevent eye irritation. The Shih Tzu coat varies widely in color. They are minimal shedders and are considered hypoallergenic.
Distinct Feature : The Shih Tzu is small, sturdy, and intelligent. They carry themselves with a noble and proud posture befitting their aristocratic ancestry. One of their most valued characteristics is the eye, which exude warmth and a human-like quality. The Shih Tzu is the least delicate of the toy breeds.
TEMPERAMENT : The Shih Tzu is first and foremost a companion. They love nothing more than being indoors with their family. This breed gets along very well with older children and other pets. They are outgoing and self-assured, keen and alert. They make excellent watchdogs. They do not do well being separated from their owners and may become destructive if left alone for extended periods of time. They are docile and quiet, but they also love to play. The Shih Tzu is spunky and can be obstinate at times. They expect to be treated as royalty and are easily spoiled.
CHARACTER :All puppy breeds have a reason. Verifiably, the motivation behind the Shih Tzu was to be a sidekick — and that is exactly what he needs to be. He just goals to be with you. So don't anticipate that him will chase, monitor, or recover; that is not his style.
Friendship is his overwhelming trademark, and your lap is his most loved destination. He is happiest when he is with his family, giving and accepting consideration.
That said, the Shih Tzu is not an aggregate lounge chair potato. He's ready and enthusiastic and may bark at newcomers to his home. Try not to stress, however; he'll make companions with your visitors the moment they stroll inside.