Height: 8" - 11"
Weight: 9 lbs - 16 lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 14 years
Average Litter Size: 2 - 4 puppies
Colors: Any color or color combination
Shih Tzu originated from China. This breed is a small, sturdy, well-balanced dog. It has a round and
broad head with eyes set apart. Shih Tzu is double coated with a dense, long, flowing outer coat.
Their coat requires a lot of grooming. Daily grooming using a bristle brush is necessary. A top knot is
tied by a bow so, the dog can see properly.
Shih Tzu is happy, courageous and friendly dog. It is also an affectionate dog and it can get well with
children, stranger and other pets. Shih Tzu likes to bark but usually quite inside the house.
It is very alert and it makes them an excellent guard dog.
This breed does well in an apartment as long as it is given a good amount of exercise. Daily walk is ideal
for them. Patience and consistency is must when training this breed.