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Shih Tzu

Let's start with the essential characteristics of the shih tzu dog:

Height: 15 – 35cm

Weight: 10 – 25kg

Life expectancy; 12 – 14 years

Ideal dog for: Flats, apartments, houses, children.

Let's see the data of this charming little ball

The Shih Tzu has quite a bit of history in common with the Pekingese dog. Both originate from Buddhist monasteries, where (what luck!) they were considered sacred dogs. The shih tzu was a dog exclusive to the Chinese nobility, who kept it among cotton.

In the 1930s, shih tzu dogs came to England. There, people often confused them with the Lhasa Apso; In fact, at that time, these two dogs were considered the same breed. It was some time later when it was decided to start considering them as independent races.

Currently, the shih tzu is a dog highly appreciated as a domestic pet, in addition to being the king of canine beauty pageants.

Characteristics of Shih Tzu dogs

The Shih Tzu is characterized by being a very affectionate, happy and sociable dog. In fact, these dogs love dealing with people, they are very playful and vital and are easier to socialize than other breeds, since they are sociable by nature. They tend to get along well with other dogs, other pets, and people.

If you live alone, the Shih Tzu is a perfect dog for you. He likes company, he is affectionate, calm and adapts to living in any type of home. He is also, of course, a great dog for families with children, or without them, as well as for those new to dealing with dogs. His character is very pleasant and his education is quite easy. However, they are dogs, as we said, with a character that is very attached to people; This means that they love attention and company.


The Shih Tzu is a dog that needs grooming. If you wish, you can take your Shih Tzu to the groomer and ask him to give it a short haircut, often called a “pet cut,” to make care easier. Normally, dogs that participate in dog shows and these types of activities tend to have longer hair, but for pet dogs it is better to leave it shorter. It is more comfortable for both you and the animal.

Did You Know?

1: Shih tzu dogs are a breed of dog that comes from China.

2: shihtzu means “little lion”,

3: Shihtzus came to the West at the hands of Lady Brownrigg, wife of a British general. Initially classified as “Apsos” due to their physical resemblance.

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