The Shih Tzu breed has ancient origins in China, often favored by Chinese royalty and considered a sacred dog.
Shih Tzus are known for their small size, sturdy build, and distinctive pushed-in face with large, round eyes.
The name "Shih Tzu" translates to "Lion Dog," reflecting their appearance, especially when their fur is left long around the face.
Shih Tzus have a luxurious double coat that comes in various colors and requires regular grooming to prevent matting.
Shih Tzus are renowned for their friendly and affectionate nature, making them excellent companions and family pets.
Despite their small size, Shih Tzus adapt well to various living environments, including apartments and larger homes.
Shih Tzus have moderate exercise requirements, enjoying short walks and indoor play sessions to stay active and healthy.
Known for their intelligence, Shih Tzus are generally obedient and respond well to positive reinforcement training.
While not completely hypoallergenic, Shih Tzus are known for low shedding, making them more suitable for individuals with allergies.