Shih Tzu Puppies for Sale

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Breed Group: Toy
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9 - 16 lbs
8 - 11 inches
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Shih Tzu Puppies for Sale Expected Budget in 2023

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Shih Tzu puppies for sale near me.

How much do Shih Tzu puppies for sale cost?

The cost for a Shih Tzu puppy for sale varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Before searching "Shih Tzu puppies for sale near me", review their average cost below.

The current median price for all Shih Tzus for sale is $1,200.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Shih Tzu with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a Shih Tzu puppy for sale without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a Shih Tzu puppy with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a Shih Tzu with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a Shih Tzu puppy with breeding rights or even Shih Tzus for sale advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,000 upwards to $10,000 or even more for Shih Tzu puppies for sale with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Shih Tzus for sale is $800.

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What can I expect to pay for a Shih Tzu puppy near me?

Median Price: $1,200.00
Average Price: $800.00
Top Quality: $3,000.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from 32321 Shih Tzu puppies for sale across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Shih Tzu puppy for sale

When googling "Shih Tzu puppy for sale near me" it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Shih Tzus true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Shih Tzu Puppy for Sale Names for 2023

We've compiled the top 20 male and female Shih Tzu names for 2023 after analyzing 32321 Shih Tzu puppies for sale.
  • 1. Teddy
  • 2. Max
  • 3. Oreo
  • 4. Bella
  • 5. Toby
  • 6. Sammy
  • 7. Charlie
  • 8. Daisy
  • 9. Gizmo
  • 10. Bandit
  • 11. Princess
  • 12. Tucker
  • 13. Buster
  • 14. Shihtzu
  • 15. Lucy
  • 16. Cookie
  • 17. Molly
  • 18. Buddy
  • 19. Maggie
  • 20. Coco

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Member Since: August 2005
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Updated: 2/2/2023