Shih Tzu

  • Size

  • Height

    9 to 10.5 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    9 to 16 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

    All colors
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Agility, Obedience, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor


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.

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