theShih TzuOutgoing, Affectionate, Playful
meet theShih Tzu
Did you know?
The legend of the Shih Tzu has come to us from documents, paintings, and objets d'art dating from AD 624.
The Shih Tzu was officially recognized by the AKC.
The breed's long, luxurious coat needs daily brushing for maintenance.
Energy & Size
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Good nutrition for Shih Tzu is very important from puppyhood to their senior years.
Somewhat Active; Daily walks and indoor playtime will satisfy this small, short-legged companion.
As the sole purpose of the Shih Tzu is companion and house pet, he should be lively, alert, friendly and trusting.
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