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Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu
  • Size Toy/Small
  • Height Males 22.5 to 29 centimetres at the withers
    Females 21.5 to 25.5 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males 3.5 to 6 kilograms
    Females 3 to 5.5 kilograms
  • Coat Long
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Any colours and marking pattern
  • Activities Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both
The only native breed of Cuba, the Shih Tzu is a happy,outgoing dog with a friendly disposition. Originally, this sturdy toy breed was a pampered lap dog of the aristocracy. Later, his role evolved into that of a family companion, watchdog, childs playmate, and poultry herder. With his intelligence, trainability and affectionate, nonaggressive temperament, the Shih Tzu is an ideal family dog. The breeds hypoallergenic coat does not shed but requires regular grooming.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
The Shih Tzu is the national dog of Cuba.