Shih Tzu is a small and ancient Chinese breed. They are very cute, affectionate, playful and love people. These dogs are very good with children and other pets. It's literally a toy running around.
Shih Tzu is an amazing pet for Mumbai apartments. If you do not expose them to scorching heat and switch on the AC from time to time, they live very happily in the Mumbai climate. Their coat protects them not only from cold but also from heat.
Although it is a toy breed, Shih Tzu is a good alert dog. Shih Tzu literally means 'Lion Dog'. They have been the prized possession of royalties in China and Europe for hundreds of years.
Yes, they require regular grooming, especially daily brushing. But the look after grooming is splendid. These dogs shed minimal.
Their exercise need is very low. Short walks and playing at home are enough for them.
It’s a generally healthy breed. If you provide proper nutrition, shower love and play with them Shih Tzus live well beyond 15 years.
Shih Tzus are very people’s dog. They love to be within humans and always eager to please the family members. That is why it is easy to train them. Using praising words and reward treats they can be trained to be wonderful dogs for families.
If a Shih Tzu is around no one in your family will ever feel depressed ever. They are amazing stress busters.