Shih Tzu breed profile

"Have snow will play"  photo by Dustin Hutcheson : Shih Tzu breed profile
"Have snow will play" photo by Dustin Hutcheson
Click on photo for larger image.

Send us your Shih Tzu or other breed pictures

Training and intelligence
You won't get far trying to bully this a Shih Tzu. They are intelligent, and gentle, reward based training will persuade this breed best. Although they are friendly, they can have a tendency to be stubborn.

Temperament
Shih Tzu's are very people orientated dogs. They are generally affectionate and relaxed. They are cheerful and playful, and thirve on interaction with people.

Attitude towards strange dogs and people
Everyone is a friend to a Shih Tzu. They are sociable, happy dogs, and they love to meet people. They are not aggressive towards other dogs, and have no real guarding instincts.

Grooming and shedding
Unless the coat is clipped, it is high maintenance. Shih Tzus don't shed much.

Exercise
Shih Tzus are very active and have considerable amounts of energy. Some of their energy can be used up by playing.

Need for company
Shih Tzus love to be with their people, and can be destructive if left alone too long.

General
Daily routine with a Shih Tzu should include cleaning the eyes. With the right care they should enjoy a long life.

Find familiy friendly Shih Tzu videos at All Dog Videos.

Books

The Essential Shih Tzu (Howell Book House's Essential)

Tags:
Amazon Price $7
From $2 new.
From $0 used.

Pet owners will enjoy this attractively priced, four-color series of books that are filled with useful information in an attractive design.The Essential Guides have all of the information that the new or experienced pet owner needs for a successful relationship with his or her pet. ....


Living with a Shih Tzu

Tags:
Amazon Price $16
From $8 new.
From $3 used.

Owners who enjoy the company of this lively, alert little animal must also be willing to spend many hours combing and grooming the Shih Tzu's long, thick coat. Titles in this growing series are written especially for owners who have just acquired a pedigreed pup, as well as for prospective owners trying ....


The Shih Tzu Handbook (Barron's Pet Handbooks)

Tags:
Amazon Price $11
From $7 new.
From $3 used.

These playful and energetic little canines make friendly companions, and are good dogs for apartment dwellers. Potential owners should be advised, however, that the beautiful, long-haired coats require frequent combing and grooming. Filled with detailed pet care advice and feature vivid color photos ....


Shih Tzu For Dummies

Tags:
Amazon Price $16
From $9 new.
From $9 used.

To know a Shih Tzu is to love a Shih Tzu . . . they’re irresistible, coy, flirtatious, and passionately devoted companions. They love the good life, and though they can be shrewd (or selectively deaf, or consciously naïve), the Shih Tzu is so endearing that even “big dog” lovers find ....


The Shih Tzu: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet

Tags:
Amazon Price $12
From $0 new.
From $0 used.

An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet is the series to turn to when you want a basic reference that's reliable, up-to-date, and complete. These guides feature: Expert authors, plus renowned guest contributors on specialized topics Full-color photos throughout Basic information on the breed, species, ....


Photos

Send us your Shih Tzu pictures.


Bella my MultiShiChi

My Maltese, Shih Tzu, Chihuahua with Yellow eyes and a cute stripe on her nose. 8 Months old and super playful and sweet.

My Maltese, Shih Tzu, Chihuahua with Yellow eyes and a cute stripe on her nose. 8 Months old and super playful and sweet.

Click on photo for larger image
 

my wee Penny

This is my beautiful Penny i suffer from fibromyalgia and my wee girl knows when i am in pain i love her to bits and she has made a difference to my life

This is my beautiful Penny i suffer from fibromyalgia and my wee girl knows when i am in pain i love her to bits and she has made a difference to my life

Click on photo for larger image
 

Fluffy

Tags:
Click on photo for larger image
 

Bella - 4 months old...what a Joy!

Loves dogs, people and life...great little Girl...

Loves dogs, people and life...great little Girl...

Click on photo for larger image
 

loghan

Tags:
loghan, 4 years old.    'when they going to be back.'

loghan, 4 years old. 'when they going to be back.'

Click on photo for larger image
 

Cooper

I just love all the attention!

I just love all the attention!

Click on photo for larger image
 

Abbi Rogue

Now, if I could just keep my brother, Cooper, from pulling my bow out of my hair, I would be so happy!

Now, if I could just keep my brother, Cooper, from pulling my bow out of my hair, I would be so happy!

Click on photo for larger image
 

Our little ANGEL

Tags:
Angel is a little over a year and loves to cuddle!

Angel is a little over a year and loves to cuddle!

Click on photo for larger image
 

Scooter

Scooter is an excellent traveler - he sleeps most of the trip, only to peek up front if he smells french fries!

Scooter is an excellent traveler - he sleeps most of the trip, only to peek up front if he smells french fries!

Click on photo for larger image
 

Like Peas & Carrots

My three Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross dogs . From left to right , Roly (son) , Dillon (Dad) & Bonnie (Mum)

My three Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross dogs . From left to right , Roly (son) , Dillon (Dad) & Bonnie (Mum)

Click on photo for larger image
 

That comment is exact about our baby Shitzu Princess

A very lovey breed of dog, very sweet and good temperment.I would recomend this breed to anyone who loves dogs

Well I have a nine month shih tzu turning ten month at the end of jan30 I would probably pick this breed over any other breed of dog Im a big dog lover I had a sheltie but he shed like crazy and the shih tzu doesn't shed a lot I love to play with her take her for long walks and to play with her boy friend winston well if anybody loves this breed of dog it is probaly the best thing to do her name is jasmine her nickname is jazzy:)

This is the best breed anyone could have. My Shih Tzu Lali never barks, unless she wants to go to the bathroom and you ignore her. I recomend this dog to all people. They don't shed, bite, or misbehave.

I own a seven month shih tzu and he is the best gift I've received, he is a beautiful,lovable dog. Playful and super smart. Romeo is the best!!!!!

I have a Shih Tzu dog. his name is booter and is 7 years old. I live in the State of AZ and gets really hot in the summer so i rarley leave him out side.. i

if shih tzus are left in the heat for a long time he/she can die :-(

a loverly breed intellgiant and good with people
espeially old people
a recommended breed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!