Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu
Active, friendly, alert dog with an independent nature.
Affectionate and devoted to their owners, good with children and other animals if well socialised.


Dog Group - Kennel Club: Utility Group
Coat: Dense, long coat with a a good undercoat.
Grooming: Does not shed much hair coat can be cut and brushed at regular intervals
Average Height: 25-27cm. 10-11in.
Average Weight: 4-7kg. 10-16lb.
Colour: Various
Temperament: Friendly with evertone,playful and devoted.
Exercise: Needs little outside exercise
Average Lifespan: 12-14yrs.

Possible disadvantages .
A long coat can collect mud and water on walks and at play.
Facial hair needs to be clipped or tied up to avoid obscuring vision.
Short muzzle may lead to breathing difficulties and snoring.

Low attention span makes them difficuld to train.


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