NYC Shih Tzu

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Shih Tzus are small dog breeds known for their charming personalities and beautiful, long, flowing coat. 


The Shih Tzu is an ancient toy breed originating from Tibet. They were bred to be companion dogs and were highly prized by Chinese royalty during the Ming and Qing dynasties.


Shih Tzus have a distinctive appearance with a round face, flat muzzle, and large, dark, round eyes. They have a long, flowing double coat that comes in various colors, including gold, white, black, liver, brindle, and combinations of these colors. Their coat requires regular grooming to keep it clean and tangle-free.


Shih Tzus are small dogs, typically weighing between 9 to 16 pounds (4 to 7.3 kg) and standing about 8 to 11 inches (20 to 28 cm) tall at the shoulder.


Shih Tzus are known for their friendly, affectionate, and outgoing nature. They are social dogs and tend to get along well with children and other pets. Despite their small size, they are sturdy and confident. Shih Tzus are generally good-natured and make excellent family pets.

Exercise and Training:

Shih Tzus have moderate exercise needs. Regular walks and playtime in a secure yard are usually enough to keep them happy. They are intelligent dogs, but they can have a stubborn streak, so consistent and patient training methods work best with this breed.


Shih Tzus are prone to certain health issues, including brachycephalic syndrome due to their flat faces, as well as eye problems, respiratory issues, and dental problems. Regular veterinary check-ups and a healthy diet are essential for their well-being.


The average lifespan of a Shih Tzu is around 10 to 16 years, with proper care and attention.

Popular as Pets:

Shih Tzus are popular companion animals due to their friendly demeanor and adorable appearance. They are well-suited for apartment living because of their small size and moderate exercise requirements.

Remember that every dog is an individual, and there can be variations in temperament and behavior within the breed. Proper socialization, training, and care are essential for raising a happy and well-adjusted Shih Tzu.

About the Shih Tzu breed