Shih Tzu

Ease of Training
Shedding
Watchdog
Guard Dog
Popularity
Size

History

  • He originated in China
  • He was bred to be a companion dog of Chinese royalty

Personality and Behavior

  • He has an arrogant demeanor
  • His sole purpose is to be your companion
  • He's happy, sweet, friendly and trusting
  • He'll show you lots of affection and shower you with kisses and cuddles
  • He loves to sit on your lap
  • He loves it when you play games with him
  • He knows how to stand up for himself if another dog picks on him
  • He can be very stubborn at times

Training

  • He's one of the most difficult breeds to train. You will need lots of patience as he is one of the slowest to learn obedience commands.

Shedding

  • He sheds virtually no hair. You'll be hard-pressed to find a hair in your home! (Good for clean-freaks.)

Grooming / Maintenance

  • Option 1: Clip his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed occasionally.
  • Option 2: Trim his long coat every 6 weeks and then brush it daily to keep it mat and tangle free.

Other varieties

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