Curious and Clever
The Shih-Tzu is one of the most popular dogs in the United States. It is an ancient breed originating from China and like most dogs this breed was not bred for the intentions for work, he is bred to be a pet only. He is a loyal dog that loves spending time with the family. He is sweet, friendly, playful and trustworthy.
They have the appearance of being arrogant but are actually gentle, playful, clever and courageous. This little dog is good with people and other animals.
The most amazing trait of this breed is their behavior. They seem to have a naturally happy soul. The dog is always close and loyal to its owner. While It is a cheerful little dog with lots of energy it is also content being lazy around the house.
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Weight: 9-16 Pounds
Life Expectancy: Approx: 15 Years
Grooming: Require daily brushing. Professional grooming recommended.
Children: Best with older children