Shih Tzu
Small Breed
10-18 lbs.
Owning
Families with small children should always supervise the children when they play with the dog, the Shih Tzu is a
sturdy dog but, their size puts them at a disadvantage. The coat requires at least a half an hours brushing per
day, which should be a consideration before bringing a Shih Tzu into your home. The Shih Tzu is a true
companion. Their happy, out-going and affectionate temperament coupled with their friendly and trusting nature
make them a great house pet.

Characteristics
The Shih Tzu is a sturdy, lively, alert toy dog with long flowing double coat. Befitting their noble Chinese
ancestry as a highly valued, prized companion and palace pet, 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.

Did You Know
The Shih Tzu was admitted to registration in the American Kennel Club Stud Book in March 1969. The Shih Tzu
is sometimes called the ''chrysanthemum-faced dog'' because the hair grows about the face in all directions.