Their coat is worth the time you’ll put into it—few dogs are as beautiful as a well-groomed Shih Tzu.

  • Group: Toy Group
  • Personality: Outgoing, affectionate, playful and charming
  • Energy Level: As the sole purpose of the Shih Tzu is companion and house pet, he should be lively, alert, friendly and trusting.
  • Good with Children: Yes
  • Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
  • Shedding: Infrequent
  • Grooming: Occasional
  • Trainability: Responds Well
  • Height: 8-11 inches
  • Weight: 9-16 pounds
  • Life Expectancy: 10-16 years
  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary

Dog Size: Small

Kid Friendly? Yes

Genetic Dispositions: Low Energy

Known Temperments: Food Motivated / Loyal