Shih Tzus are lively, affectionate, and outgoing. They love being with their people and do well in any home.
Weighing 9-16 lbs and standing 9-10.5 inches, this is a small breed perfect for city living.
With good care, Shih Tzus live 10-18 years. Health issues like breathing problems can reduce their lifespan.
That beautiful long coat needs daily brushing and frequent bathing/trimming. Expect high grooming needs.
Breathing problems, eye issues, hip dysplasia, and dental problems can occur. Reputable breeding reduces risks
The Shih Tzu originated in China likely by crossing the Lhasa Apso and Pekingese. They were treasured by royalty.
Shih Tzus come in a rainbow of colors including black, white, brown, red, silver, and golden.