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Breed Group: Toy
Shih Tzu

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Weight
9 - 16 lbs
Height
8 - 11 inches
Color(s)
Any
Overview
The Shih Tzu is often referred to as a "small lion". They originated in Tibet, but are most associated with China where they were highly revered as a palace pet and prized companion. The Shih Tzu is an active, happy, and affectionate breed.
Character
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.
Care
The Shih Tzu requires extensive grooming. They need brushed daily to prevent knots, tangles, and mats. They need to be bathed monthly. They are not suited for humid climates. It is important to keep their eyes and ears cleaned. Their eyes are particularly sensitive. They are prone to kidney disease and slipping kneecaps. The Shih Tzu's short muzzle makes it exceptionally prone to snoring and wheezing problems. Dental hygiene is crucial to prevent tooth loss. They tend to gain weight easily and must not be overfed.
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.
Training
The Shih Tzu may be difficult to housetrain. The crate method works best. Although they are eager to please, and quick to learn, this breed's stubborn streak requires persistence and consistency. They do not respond to harshness or punishment. The Shih Tzu does very well in obedience training provided it is low-key and motivational.
Activity
The Shih Tzu enjoys short daily walks or vigorous indoor play sessions and games. They are very well suited for apartment or condominium dwelling. However, they love to play outside, so a small fenced yard is ideal.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Shih Tzu puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

2/4/2015 8:21:07 PM

2/4/2015 8:21:07 PM

For more than one Shih Tzu puppy, do you say Shih Tzus or keep it singular? I am already the proud parent of one beautiful purebred Shih Tzu and would like a companion and want to be grammatically correct when I tell my friends I have two Shi Tzu puppies.

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Anonymous

Believe it or not, it's grammatically correct to say you have two Shih Tzu pups rather than say you have two Shih Tzu's or two Shih Tzus.
2/4/2015 8:24:49 PM

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1/28/2015 7:13:33 PM

1/28/2015 7:13:33 PM

Shih Tzu I need to have a puppy that is therapeutic because I have epilepsy. I was referred to your foundation by one of your clients. I heard that Shih-Tzu were the best for the task. Can you please give me some information on this.

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Anonymous

If you are looking for a therapy dog, then really any dog that you connect with will work. However, if you are looking for a Service Dog for your epilepsy, then you need to contact several people including a trainer that trains Service Dogs, a foundation in your area and a Shih Tzu breeder that either has other dogs become Service Dogs or Therapy Dogs. The Shih Tzu breed is a great companion dog and can do wonders with people that need a companion animal, but finding the right puppy is key.
1/29/2015 2:08:24 PM

Anonymous

I have epilepsy and also have the pleasure of having a 5 year old Shih- Tzu for my service dog. Yes ! They are real aware of the responsibility of their job/make very good comfort dogs as well.
2/16/2015 11:01:51 AM

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8/17/2014 4:25:42 AM

8/17/2014 4:25:42 AM

How to take care of Shih Tzu pups and what is suitable climate for them?

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Anonymous

Unless you are a responsible, dedicated and knowledgeable breeder, you shouldn't be breeding puppies. If you are an aspiring Shih Tzu breeder, then go to some dog shows and get in contact with a responsible/qualified breeder in your area. As for the puppies themselves, they need to be kept at certain temperatures during each stage of their development while they are in a breeder's care before they go off to their new homes. If you already have puppies on the ground, or have a pregnant bitch, then please contact your vet and a responsible breeder in your area for support and advice on your specific situation.
8/18/2014 11:24:05 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/26/2014 8:48:21 PM

4/26/2014 8:48:21 PM

How long does a Shih Tzu carry puppies?

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Anonymous

All dogs carry their puppies for the same length of time. The average is 60-68 days, but basically day 62 and day 63 are the two bingo days. If you have a pregnant dog, your dog should be going to the vet regularly and he/she can answer all the questions you have.
4/29/2014 3:44:25 PM

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3/15/2014 1:38:36 PM

3/15/2014 1:38:36 PM

Why does hair fall off my Shih Tzu I just adopted this Shih Tzu and some of her hair has falling out. Is it because of not eating right food?

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Anonymous

What do you mean by "falling out"? Hand fulls of hair and balding falling out or sheds a lot kind of falling out? If it's the first, take your Shih Tzu to the vet and have her checked out, there may be something very wrong. Allergies can also cause hair loss. You can try switching her to a high quality food, something for a dog with allergies if you want. If it is just heavy shedding, Shih Tzus do have a lot of fur so it is to be expected. Bath her no more than absolutely necessary, My vet told me once a month is ideal for maintenance. To much bathing is bad for their skin. and brush her twice a week, don't concentrate on one area for too long or else you can give her brush burn. Mixing a raw egg in one of her meals every day is very good for her coat also.
4/8/2014 12:31:23 AM

Anonymous asked:

12/23/2013 11:35:25 PM

12/23/2013 11:35:25 PM

I have just acquired a Shih Tzu about 1 year old cant get him to eat I have no history of my Shih Tzu's past as it is a rescue

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Anonymous

Well, there can be various reasons why your Shih Tzu is not eating. First, how long have you had her/him? The trauma of being in a kennel environment is stressful enough, then a another new home, new smells, new voices, new food can cause them to quit eating for a while. As long as the dog is drinking and seems happy otherwise, give it a few days to adjust. Leave small kibbles out in a bowl for it to snack on. Dogs can go days without eating, but can't go without water for long. So the other issue could be bad teeth. The rescue place usually has a general health check up done on dogs and would have to disclose any teeth issues to a prospective owner. However, not all rescue shelters are that honest. Also if you have taken the dog to a vet after rescuing, and gave it vaccinations, this definitely can be a factor in stressing the dog.
12/24/2013 1:36:59 PM

Anonymous

You might consider adding some canned pumpkin to your Shih Tzus food. The pumpkin is tasty but also will settle his stomach if he is nervous or anxious. You can also try cooked rice and pieces of cooked chicken breast. I have worked with all types of breeds in my profession and the pumpkin/rice/chicken/kibble recipe works like a charm.
12/25/2013 3:30:49 PM

Anonymous

I agree with the other response. I also think that it is a slight possibility that the dog could be sick, internally, just because a healthy dog with an apetite will eat.
12/25/2013 9:35:25 PM

Anonymous

Shih Tzu's are very picky eaters give him some choices
1/19/2014 1:22:31 PM

Anonymous

My shih tzu loves acorn squash, scrambled eggs, yams, and cheese as a treat. Not sure what kind of food you are feeding him/her. Try holistic dog food. I feed my dog Solid Gold for his regular food. He eats when he's hungry. Make sure you have plenty of water for him/her to drink.
1/23/2014 9:11:00 PM

Anonymous

Peanut Butter, the magical cure
3/1/2015 9:57:12 AM

Anonymous asked:

8/18/2013 3:42:03 PM

8/18/2013 3:42:03 PM

My Shih Tzu has one blue eye Will my Shih Tzu go blind in that eye what does that mean?

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Anonymous

Hi There, I need more info. How old is your Shih Tzu? How long have you had Him or Her?
9/9/2013 12:03:31 PM

Anonymous

Is the eye truly blue, or does it appear to be a milky blue. Blue eyes are no more suspectible for vision problems than brown. If it is a solid milky blue, then your Shih Tzu may already be blind in that eye.
12/24/2013 1:39:52 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/4/2013 4:06:34 PM

7/4/2013 4:06:34 PM

How long are Shih Tzu dogs in there heat?

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Anonymous

Hi, Shih Tzu like other dogs are in heat for 3 weeks, 1st week going in, 2n week is called standing heat, (will Breed) 3rd week going out of heat. Hope this helps.
9/9/2013 12:06:38 PM

Anonymous

A Shih Tzu's heat cycle lasts about 3 weeks. The first week you will notice the vulva swelling, the second week will be bleeding and once it turns clear, watch out, that is the week the dog can get bred.
12/24/2013 1:42:01 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/13/2013 4:19:28 PM

4/13/2013 4:19:28 PM

How long can I leave my Shih Tzu alone? I work at night from 7 till 3am

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Anonymous

Adult Shih Tzus can generally go between 6-8 hours, so your work schedule should be okay as long as you're able to be consistent with quality time during the rest of the day. They need social time with their family and a consistent potty schedule to maintain good physical and mental health. :)
10/13/2013 10:49:08 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/5/2013 3:19:06 PM

4/5/2013 3:19:06 PM

telling the age of a shih tzu my boyfriend just gave me a puppy and i need to know how old it is to better take care of it

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Anonymous asked:

4/3/2013 9:24:52 PM

4/3/2013 9:24:52 PM

whats a good breed for hot arizona climate?

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Anonymous asked:

4/2/2013 2:38:24 PM

4/2/2013 2:38:24 PM

How to stop him from marking his territory.

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Anonymous

Try buying a belly band. They are made just for male dogs.
1/20/2015 2:53:40 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/27/2013 10:03:34 AM

3/27/2013 10:03:34 AM

my shih tzu has a bad odor in his ear,what can i do ?

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Anonymous

Have a vet check if there's an ear infection--maybe yeast or ear mites. This often happens if the ears are not cleaned regularly.
4/2/2013 11:24:57 AM

Anonymous

Its probably ear mites, shih tzu's need all the air you can give them. I have 2 & every time they are asleep I'll flip their ears open. Doesn't bother them at all.
4/16/2014 11:16:28 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/24/2013 8:10:51 PM

3/24/2013 8:10:51 PM

At what age can i breed my shih tzu

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Anonymous

2 years old is best.
4/2/2013 11:23:17 AM

Anonymous

My shih tzu had her first set of puppies at 1 year and 5 months
9/29/2013 2:06:23 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/24/2013 6:04:35 AM

3/24/2013 6:04:35 AM

Female shihi tuz Won't Let My Male Mount Her my dog is 1 years old i try to mate her but won.t let mate mount her is it becouse she was in a strange place i took her to the pkace where the male was she never being before she in heat for about 5 days now

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Anonymous

not sure if you ever got a response. In heat and being ready to be bred are two different things. Usually they are ready to be bread 10 - 14 days after beginning the heat cycle. The blood changes from blood to a clear color and that is when they are ready. At that point the female is ready to be bred by the male. Attempting earlier or later may mean that the female will snap at the male because she is not ready.
12/1/2013 7:41:47 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/22/2013 1:46:01 PM

3/22/2013 1:46:01 PM

how can i get my 16 month old shih tzu to lose weight at the moment he is 9.5kg in weight.

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Anonymous

Make sure he gets adequate exercise and avoid too many treats
8/30/2013 12:32:40 PM

Anonymous

Are you sure he needs to lose weight? My Shih Tzu male is 12kg at 3 years old and he's not overweight. He's just a big boy. They don't always grow to the size we expect. There's someone on another site who has a Shih Tzu who weighs 17.25kg and he's healthy and happy. If your dog is overweight, make sure he gets a long walk daily and keep an eye out for the amount he eats. Good Luck!
10/22/2013 4:46:40 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/7/2013 3:34:19 PM

3/7/2013 3:34:19 PM

MY SHIH TZU STINKS EVEN AFTER TAKING A BATH. WHAT CAN I DO?

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Anonymous

Do not use a cheap dog shampoo. I wipe down my Shih Tzu once a day with unscented baby wipes and then spray him with lightly scented puppy spray (sparingly) once a day. I also shower my Shih Tzu once a week with Virbac Epi-Soothe shampoo and he does not ever smell.
3/22/2013 3:49:25 PM

Anonymous

If you plan on showing you must never cut the hair, but if you do not show circuit then the groomer can do a "Hollywood" cut basically it is the puppy length cut on the entire body, but in the tummy private area it is clipped short so less residue possibly being caught by the hair.
6/11/2013 3:52:20 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/6/2013 10:13:47 AM

3/6/2013 10:13:47 AM

what is going rate for shih tzu puppies

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Anonymous

The price for a shih tzu puppy is affected by the state, and whether it is registered with papers. The states I've seen the lowest prices start about $250-$350, and states on the higher end start about $800-1500. Generally, the average price for a registered shih tzu puppy is $400-$800 depending on puppies age, shots, dewormer, where they are registered....
6/2/2014 1:26:00 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/3/2013 4:05:11 PM

3/3/2013 4:05:11 PM

i have a shih tzu that will go out and potty,and then come in the house and potty.. can anyone help?

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Anonymous

if your shih tzu is young take it outside every 2 hour also get your shih tzu to use toilet pads.
3/22/2013 3:57:03 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/3/2013 1:52:01 PM

3/3/2013 1:52:01 PM

how to increase the number of puppies in one pregnancy? how to increase the number of puppies in one pregnancy in a shih tzu?

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Anonymous

Don't it is very cruel and abusive and you should be ashamed for even thinking about that
1/19/2014 1:25:31 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/3/2013 11:43:26 AM

3/3/2013 11:43:26 AM

i have a shih tzu that will go out and potty,and then come in the house and potty.. can anyone help?

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Anonymous asked:

3/3/2013 3:33:34 AM

3/3/2013 3:33:34 AM

is it okay to mate the dam shih tzu with her son?

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Anonymous asked:

3/2/2013 11:28:47 AM

3/2/2013 11:28:47 AM

what age do they come in heat How often do shih tzu's breed?

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Anonymous asked:

3/2/2013 11:02:18 AM

3/2/2013 11:02:18 AM

What would cause a black & white Shih Tzu to have his hair turn reddish in color

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Anonymous

If the red color is around the eyes, you need to change their water to preboiled or distilled. Do NOT use mineral water cuz it has minerals that cause STs to tear up. If the red hair color is around feet, neck, armpits, etc, then it's fungus & you'll need to use anti-fungal shampoo & powder.
4/4/2013 11:16:22 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/2/2013 10:15:56 AM

3/2/2013 10:15:56 AM

Right food fo shih tzu I am feeding my dog holistic health extension but has vitamin C as one of the ingredients my friend told me that she read a book that it is not good for that breed. please advise

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Anonymous asked:

3/1/2013 2:28:08 PM

3/1/2013 2:28:08 PM

what breeds are bred to have a shih-tzu

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Anonymous asked:

2/27/2013 9:55:18 PM

2/27/2013 9:55:18 PM

why does a Shih Tzu run and hide under the bed

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Anonymous asked:

2/22/2013 9:24:09 PM

2/22/2013 9:24:09 PM

Eyes closed shut help? My Shih Tzu's eyes are shut. It just started. Last night he started becoming lethargic and not eating. Noticed today that his eyes are closed almost like he can't open them, at first it was his right eye now it's both. I don't notice any crusty stuff.

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Anonymous

Sounds like an eye infection...it happened to my shih tzu and ended up at emergency opthomologist ...turned into dry eye and infection! Needs meds and eye drops!
3/20/2013 6:52:13 PM

Anonymous

i was told that they have problems with their eyes.
3/21/2013 5:51:29 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/18/2013 7:33:00 PM

2/18/2013 7:33:00 PM

house break Is the Shih Tzu breed easy to house break?

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Anonymous asked:

2/10/2013 8:12:46 AM

2/10/2013 8:12:46 AM

about shih tzu's potty trained how do u potty trained shih tzu's

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