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Shih Tzu Breed Profile

Shih Tzu fact file

KC Group: utility
Size: small
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: moderate
Good guard dogs?: would bark
Moulting level: low
Grooming: lots
Jogging partner: short runs

A lovely companion dog with an independent personality and a slight distrust of strangers.

Shih Tzu Character

Loyal to their owner and family. Has a slight arrogance and often thinks he knows better! They make excellent pets for children and will happily play all day. Can live in town or country, and although will adapt to the family's lifestyle, they still enjoy daily exercise.

Shih Tzu Size

The Breed Standard stipulates height at withers not more than 27cm. Weight: 4.5-8kg.

Shih Tzu Health

Generally healthy, but there are one or two breed-specific areas to watch out for, especially eye infections.

Shih Tzu Special Care

Plenty of grooming tools required!

Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.