Shih Tzu
Size
Toy/Small
Height
9 to 10.5 inches at the withers
Weight
9 to 16 pounds
Coat
Long
Color
All colors
Energy
Low
Activities
Agility, Obedience, Rally Obedience

A friendly, intelligent and lively toy dog with a long, flowing coat, the Shih Tzu has a noble Chinese ancestry as a highly prized companion and palace pet. Outgoing, trusting, affectionate and happy, the Shih Tzu’s sole purpose is to be a companion. This sturdy, compact breed requires minimal exercise, but his luxurious coat needs daily brushing and grooming.

Did you know?

The Shih Tzu was a house pet for most of the Ming Dynasty.

Training Shih Tzus

Whether it's basic obedience, flying disc or running, it's easy to unlock your dog's hidden potential with our free Purina Pro Plan P5 training app, available for IOS and Android.