Shih Tzus can grow up to 16 pounds and up to 11-inches tall. The Shih Tzu's body is just a little longer than it is tall, so they are sturdy dogs. More »

A newborn Shih Tzu puppy starts out weighing about 6 ounces or less. These dogs stop growing at about 7 to 10 months of age. At this time, their mature weight usually reaches a total of somewhere between 9 and 16 pounds. More »

Each Shih Tzu dog will grow hair at different speeds; however, most dogs will regrow long hair within 6 to 8 weeks. For owners who prefer shorter hair and less maintenance, ongoing grooming appointments will need to be s... More »

According to All Shih Tzu, Shih Tzus can develop skin problems from tangles in their coats, weak immune systems, bacterial infections, food allergies and genetics. Veterinarians can also perform skin or serum tests to pi... More »

Shih Tzus should be clipped regularly to keep them cool and comfortable. The simplest cut is known as the "puppy cut" and can be done at home. If you start clipping your Shih Tzu as a puppy, it learns that grooming doesn... More »

Shih Tzus are more susceptible to heatstroke and intervertebral disk disease than other breeds, according to Pedigree dog foods. Eye problems, including infections, ulcers, and cataracts, are also prevalent in Shih Tzus. More »

Shih Tzus may have underbites or teeth that are level. The Shih Tzu is a small dog with a pleasant temperament. Shih Tzu means "little lion." More »