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.
According to All Shih Tzu, these petite dogs need to eat organ meats, lamb or chicken, fish, vegetables and pasta or rice. Organ meats include the heart, liver and brains, while popular vegetables are broccoli and carrot...
The average lifespan for Shih Tzus is about 15 years. Providing Shih Tzus with regular exercise, a healthy diet and regular vet checkups can help them live longer.
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...
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...
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.
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."