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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.
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Compatibility with Children and Animals
Shih Tzu tend to get on extremely well with small children and other dogs and they wouldn’t get startled if there were different sexes together. Although they are not aggressive by nature, they defend themselves if they are attacked. Despite this, a a general rule, the Shih Tzu are sociable animals in all senses of the word and suitable for family life.
Keep in Mind
If you acquire a Shih Tzu do not forget the following:
- With such a spectacular coat, their eyes require daily care.
- Put their hair back into a bun to stop it from irritating their eyes.
- Clean their ears weekly to avoid dirt accumulating.
- It is recommended that they are not exposed to high temperatures.
- Bathe them at lest once a month.
- Do not allow them to get on to high places. They could break a bone if they fall.
The Shih Tzu at Home
This is a great dog for older people or those with a disability, however do not forget that they also need regular exercise; we don’t want them to become sedentary or they could suffer from obesity. They can live without any problems in both flats and houses of any size.