Mixed-breed dogs whose parents are a Shih Tzu and a Chihuahua are commonly called ShiChis and sometimes called Chi-Tzus. ShiChis can be many different colors and are perfect for people who want the best of both dog breed... More »

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The offspring of a Shih Tzu and Pomeranian is known by several names including the Shiranian, Shih-Pom, Shih A Pom and Pom-Tzu. Shiranian is the most widely used and recognized name for this designer dog breed. More »

A Maltese mixed with a Shih Tzu may be called a Maltese Shih Tzu, a Mal-Shi, a Shih-Tese, a Shihtese, a Malti Tzu or a Shima. A Maltese Shih Tzu is a small dog, standing only 10 inches high at the shoulder. More »

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A Shih Tzu-terrier mix is a mixed-breed dog with Shih Tzu and terrier parents. This is considered a designer hybrid. A Shih Tzu is a breed of dog on its own, while there are many varieties of purebred terriers. More »

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The life expectancy of a Shih Tzu is from 16 to 18 years. This is longer when compared to larger breed dogs with lifespans that average 12.8 years. More »

The Shih Tzu, a toy breed of dog with a long, thick coat, does well in apartments, as it does not need much exercise apart from a daily walk. It is important that training start early on, as the Shih Tzu is slow to learn... More »

Although a female Shih Tzu has her first heat at 6 months, AllShihTzu.com states that it is not safe to breed her until her second heat at least. She should only have three litters total and stop breeding once she turns ... More »