Shih Tzu dog breed

Shih Tzu breed description

Shih Tzu are companion dogs, and the family pet in many homes.

This dog breed is a hypoallergenic dog breed. Despite the fact that the breed is referred to as allergy friendly, it is still possible that it will provoke allergic reactions (though perhaps less so than in other breeds). Many dogs sheds a lot, but this is not something that can be claimed onshih tzu. Daily grooming of the coat contributes to the dog's well-being.

The shih tzu dog should be a pleasure to to train with, but individual differences in the type of breed is expected. This dog breed are often focused in what it is doing, and easy to deal with. Like all dogs, dogs of this breed will need their daily walks. This dog breed demands some physical exercise, although there are other breeds that require more ventilation of their owners.

This dog breed is by nature very good-natured with strangers, but large variations occur between dogs anyway. They are usually good-natured with other dogs. This dog breed is considered as one of the more kid-friendly dog breeds, but do not forget: No dogs should never leave small children alone with dogs, regardless of breed or size. Children-friendly dogs may be a myth more than anything else, all dogs are different! This breed bears little resemblance to the strong predatory instincts of their distant ancestor, namely the wolf. Certain breeds tend to bite, but shih tzu is not known for this.

Shih Tzus are very well suited to the climate in slightly cooler regions, but is not as well suited to warmer climates. Like fun and games? It also makes these dogs! Whlie it is possible to keep these dogs in an apartment, it is not the ideal for this breed.

The dog's physical features: A shih tzu is a small type of breed, short coat, with a light body shape, hanging ears, relatively short legs, short curled tail, extremely short muzzle, and overall a look that will get noticed everywhere.

Health: The diseases for shih tzus varies and depends on more than the race itself. Associated problems include Ear infections, eyelid problems, tooth problems, gum disease, heatstroke, respiratory difficulties, slipped stifle, hypothyroidism, eye problems, different illnesses in canines and other dog ailments and illnesses.

Good to know about the dog: The shih tzu is originally from Tibet. Life expectancy will vary, but anything from 14 to 17 years is normal. This dog breed is popular and easy to find in classified ads and even in animal shops. Shih Tzus were initially bred for royal companionship. The type of breed are also being called shih-tzu.

Shih Tzu group: American Kennel Club places this dog breed in the group «toy dogs». United Kennel Club files this dog breed in the category «Companion dog». Shih Tzu is even included in FCI and their directory as #208 in section «tibetan breeds» (9.5) in the group «companion and toy dogs» (registered 1987-06-24). Also recognized by the Canadian Kennel as «non-sporting dogs».

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