Shih Tzu Puppies FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About Shih Tzu puppies
Shih Tzu is a cross breed with origins in China whose name means “little lion”. It is resulted from the cross between Lhasa Apso or Pekignese and other breeds.
Shih Tzu has a long, silky coat colored in black, black and white, gray and white or red and white. It has a nice face and it is very sweet.
Shih Tzu is naturally docile and friendly, affectionate, happy, outgoing. It usually takes part in obedience, rally, agility and competitions.
Although Shih Tzu is docile, it has to be early socialized and trained to avoid becoming shy when grown up. Proper training helps it to become a well-rounded dog.
Shih Tzu is very attached to its owner and it can adapt to any environment as long as it is with its owner. It is well suited to apartment living and shouldn’t live outside.
Shih Tzu needs daily brushing and combing to prevent tangles. You should bath it once a week to keep its coat clean. Coat trimming should be performed every six to eight weeks.
Shih Tzu is not very active and is fine with daily walks or play sessions indoor. Protect it against extreme heat as it is sensitive to hot weather.
Feed it with high quality food and measure it according to its size, age, metabolism and activity level.
Shih Tzu is prone to health problems like allergies, canine hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, juvenile renal dysplasia, bladder stones and bladder infections, eye problems, ear infections, reverse sneezing.
Lone Star Pups sells Shih Tzus in the major cities of Texas such as Dallas, Austin, Houston, Waco, Killeen and in Shreveport, Louisiana. We ensure all our puppies are healthy, both physically and mentally.