Personality and Temperament
The Shih Tzu is considered to be an active, friendly and independent dog. It is an intelligent breed although it doesn’t need constant stimulation with different things as do some dogs of similar breeds. They usually decide for themselves what they want to do and even though this an extremely friendly breed it is not uncommon to see them doing what they want in an independent way.
One special thing about the Shih Tzu is that their life expectancy is longer than the average dog. These animals usually have long lives of around 14 to 16 years, so with the correct medical attention and care the Shih Tzu could be a long lasting companion.
Average Weight and Size
As with most dogs at Corralet, the Shih Tzu is a small dog which usually has an ideal height of no more than 26cm, and an average weight of approximately 4.5 to 7.3kg. As they are sturdy animals they are perfectly able to go on long walks without batting an eyelid.