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 » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

Shih tzus have long, straight hair that sheds and tangles easily. Aside from making the dog more attractive, a regular haircut can help eliminate these problems and keep the shih tzu comfortable. PetCareRx recommends a n... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

A Shih Tzu's average life expectancy is 11 to 16 years. The Shih Tzu is an ideal indoor dog, and it is great with cats because of its low prey drive. More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs
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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 » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs