Shih Tzus are the classic “lapdog” and for good reason. With playful, inquisitive natures and a loving disposition, these cute balls of fluff are sure to bring a smile to your face. They are great with children and other dogs. Take a moment to see the Shih Tzu puppies we have available for purchase currently.
Shih Tzus are a part of the toy group, averaging 9 to 10.5 inches tall and 9 to 16 pounds. They were originally bred to be companion animals and require minimal exercise. Due to their short snouts and heavy coats, they do not tolerate heat well. The life expectancy for Shih Tzus is 10 to 18 years.
Shih Tzus have long coats that require daily brushing and need bathing every 3 to 4 weeks. They also require regular haircuts from a professional groomer.