Dog Breed profiles
Shih Tzu Breed Profile
Shih Tzu fact file
KC Group: utility
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: moderate
Good guard dogs?: would bark
Moulting level: low
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.