Shih Tzu Bio

Description:

The Shih Tzu is a sturdy, lively, alert toy dog with long flowing double coat. Befitting its noble Chinese ancestry as a highly valued, prized companion and palace pet, the Shih Tzu has a distinctively arrogant carriage with head welled up and tail curved over the back. Although there has always been considerable size variation, Shih Tzu puppies are usually compact, solid, and carries good weight and substance.

History

Recent DNA tests have verified that the Shih Tzu is the oldest breed known to man in China. Their breeding practices were kept a secret until 1930 when the first pair was brought to England.

Color

All colors are accepted.

BEHAVIOR

Temperament

The Shih Tzu is a superb companion and household member. They are outgoing, happy, affectionate, friendly and trusting towards all.

Barking

Barks If Necessary

Disclaimer

The puppy behavior information was sourced by consolidating various breed data found on the internet. Every puppy is unique and may have different behaviors

Adaptability

Adaptability to apartment living

Good for novice owners

Tolerates being alone

Tolerates cold weather

Exercise needs

Energy level

Exercise needs

Playfulness

Trainability

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