Our Shih Tzu Puppies Are Absolutely Fabulous, Can You Handle These Sweet Faces?
Our Shih Tzu puppies for sale are everything you could want in a loving pet!
The ancient Shih Tzu breed has been traced back to nearly 8,000BC to parts of Tibet and China, where a study found it’s one of the 14 oldest dog breeds still in existence! The Shih Tzu has graced the laps of many a royal family, such as China’s Tang and Ming Dynasties, respectively. While its name, pronounced SHEET Sue, SHEED Zoo, SHID Zoo, means “lion dog” the Shih Tzu is definitely a lover, not a fighter! Our Shih Tzu puppies are literally the sweetest things ever, just check out their pictures, right here!
Here is some breed information about what a Shih Tzu puppy in residence at your royal family’s household will be like:
- Shih Tzus are very friendly and affectionate to children, other pets in the house or new people. It’s said that the affable Shih Tzu never meets a stranger!
- Small apartments or condos are perfect for the Shih Tzu, as they are content to stay by your side most of the time. They also have low exercise requirements and a long walk or playtime with their favorite human is just enough to keep them happy.
- The Shih Tzu has a long, flowing double coat that, when grown out, will sweep the floor cause it to look like the dog is floating over the ground when they walk. Although, most owners will keep their hair coats cut short on the body and left longer on the face and tail.
- Shih Tzus also shed very minimally and are a great choice for people with allergies to pet dander. It’s important to have a good grooming and bathing routine for your Shih Tzu as their fine hair can become matted easily.
- Be patient when training your Shih Tzu, they need a strict regimen and lots of positive reinforcement like praise and treats to keep them on the right track. Shih Tzus are sensitive and do not take well to harsh punishments.
- Because of their signature “smoosh” face, Shih Tzus do not do well in harsh environments that are too hot or cold. Make sure you limit exposure when the weather is extreme.