Shih Tzu Dog Breed Info

The Shih Tzu is a sturdy toy dog, companion and house pet. They posses good character, they are gentle and kind

HEIGHT:  28cm
WEIGHT:  4-7 kg
COLOR(S):  All colors
LONGEVITY:  14 to 16 years
EXERCISE:  Low activity level
GROOMING:  Difficult
TRAINING: Challenge to housetrain


Shih Tzu originated in Tibet and is China’s ancient breeds of dogs. They was a favorite pet of the wealthy and the royals in its native Tibet, and loved by the imperial dynasties, they were given to the emperors of China during the Tang and Ming dynasties (17th century) as a great honor and that is how they came to China.

The breed is said to have discended from crossing Lhasa Apso or Tibetan Mountain Dog and Pekingese.

This breeds of dogs was registered with the AKC in 1969’s


The Shih Tzu coat colors comes with various color, from total black, to black and white, gray and white, red and white, white or pure gold. The head is round and broad, the eyes are large and very dark, the ears are large and dropped. The body is compact and sturdy, with a tail carried in curve over the back.

They is double gross, dense, long, smooth, head hair is tied up, hair long and soft, rich, good quality hair, the straight hair or wavy hair, color variety, which previously the amount of a flame shaped like a white tail white and better!


This dog breeds exercise demands are low, and he will fare well with a safe and secure place to play and run around in. They need a daily walk, dogs who do not get to daily walk, are will display their bad behavior problems.

Housetraining can sometimes be a challenge. Owner should be patient, follow a schedule, and supervise the puppy.  They Do thrive in a training program that is fun.


Shih Tzu’s require a great deal of grooming. In order to maintain long-haired, we need every 1-2 days for it to comb down the hair of a one times, with using a bristle brush, should wash bath, in order not to dirty his hair, usually used a rubber band to the body parts of dogs hair of a small beam of a small bundle to bundle up and take a bath until the time when the unlock, this is to prevent long-haired dog body broken and knotted, and to prevent infected with dirt.

This dog breeds is very sensitive to high temperature, need brushed daily to prevent knots, tangles, and mats.


The Shih Tzu is an happy, affectionate  active, love people and kind breed.  The breed is also great with children, as long as the kids are not too rough.  They are find with other dogs and with smaller pets.

The breed is well-suited to life in a small household or apartment as they are active breed indoors, so they can live without a yard.