Shih Tzu Dog is a small sized dog. These dogs have a lot of hair actually tons of it. They will usually have to have to hair that is over their eyes clipped up or tied in a know so they can see right. They have so much hair they can't see right unless it is clipped or pulled up. They are very cute little dogs. There coats can come in many different colors.
These dogs are usually very happy dogs. They are gentle dogs. They can make a great watch dog because they are always watching what is going on around them all the time and are very observant. These dogs are normally good with other pets too almost any kind of pet. Sometimes these dogs are hard to get them housebroken but you have to keep consistent. They do have to know though that you are the boss of the house so they don’t think that they are and then they get into trouble and have behavior problems. They can sometimes have small dog syndrome.
They are normally between 8 and 11 inches tall. They normally weigh between 8 and 15 pounds. They can easily get back, eye and ear problems with this breed of dog. This dog is fine in an apartment. They need a walk everyday. The heat will bother this dog. These dogs normally live 14 to 20 years. These are really great dogs.