Agreatdog, breeders of Iowa Born Shih Tzu Puppies for sale that are healthy, happy, well socialized and reasonably priced. We breed in accordance to AKC Breed standards for conformation and temperament. We offer limited lifetime health guarantee and lifetime puppy protection, by PetKey for each puppy. We are your source for agreatdog.
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Characteristics of the Shih Tzu
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Shih Tzu Puppiesare wonderful friendly little dogs that are a joy to any household. A Shih Tzu Puppy is a lap dog that loves attention, being spoiled and will make friends easily with other pets and people, especially children. They can entertain your entire family. Shih Tzus are dignified, fearless, courageous, along with being playful and gentle. Shih Tzus adapt well to any family situation and will enjoy a cuddle in your lap, doing tricks, or fetching a tennis ball. Shih Tzus are an intelligent dog who will make a great family addition, and are especially good pets for those who suffer with allergies and thus truly agreatdog.
The Shih Tzu is a sturdy, lively, alert toy dog with long flowing double coat. Befitting his noble Chinese ancestry as a highly valued, prized companion and palace pet, the Shih Tzu is proud of bearing, has a distinctively arrogant carriage with head well up and tail curved over the back. Although there has always been considerable size variation, the Shih Tzu must be compact, solid, carrying good weight and substance. Ideally, height at withers is 9 1/2 to 10 1/2 inches: but, not less than 8 nor more than 11 inches. Ideally, weight of mature dogs dogs, 9 to 16 pounds... (source: AKC Breed Std)
Shih Tzus have a grooming requirement, daily hair brushing to keep hair from matting. Many families prefer to keep their Shih Tzu in a "puppy clip".
If the Shih Tzu matches your lifestyle, the Shih Tzu a good fit for you.