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 »

Shih Tzu puppies should eat three times daily, and an adult Shih Tzu should eat once per day, according to All Shih Tzu. A puppy needs to eat an ounce of food for every pound it weighs. Adult dogs need to eat half an oun... More »

Before adopting a shih tzu, a would-be dog owner should consider whether this breed suits his lifestyle and the living conditions he can offer it. As the search narrows to a specific dog, the prospective owner needs to f... More »

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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 »

The Shih Tzu's average life span is 15 or 16 years, but it can range from 10 to 18 years. Females usually live longer than males. Regular veterinary care, good weight control and spaying or neutering improve a Shih Tzu's... More »

According to the United Kingdom Kennel Club, the median life span of a Shih Tzu is 13 years. The breed is prone to health issues, including spinal problems, slipped stifles, ear infections, hypothyroidism, hip dysplasia,... More »

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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 »