This pretty Shih Tzu dogs are like a toy dogs. They are less weighing type dogs (10 – 12) pounds which having very long hairs. The correct originated country of these Shih Tzu dogs is unknown.
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But some people thought this Shih Tzu dog type may originated in Tibet and they were developed in the China. The other names of Shih Tzu dogs may include Chinese Lion Dog and Chrysanthemum Dog.
Shih Tzu Temperament
The weight of these Shih Tzu dogs may not change according to their sex. Both of the male and female Shih Tzu dogs may have weight range in between 4 – 7.25 kg. And also the height of these Shih Tzu dogs may range in between the 20 – 28 cm. This also the common parameter among the both male and female Shih Tzu dogs.
These Shih Tzu dogs contain various types of colors. They are including Gold, Dark/ Light Brown, White, Black, Black/ White, Grey, Brindle Red and Blue. Their complete life span is ranged among in between 10 – 16 years. The Shih Tzu dogs are very small in their size and also these dogs are not shedding their fur.
If these Shih Tzu dogs may become small in size, they are very strong dogs type. These Shih Tzu dogs may have large and dark eyes and also wear a short snout.
The Shih Tzu dogs are having very long and soft double coat. Their ears are covered with long fur. These Shih Tzu dog type has very curly small tail which contains full of fur.The coat of these Shih Tzu dogs may sombrero with any colors.
The specific feature of their Shih Tzu dog is become longer than their height. It is really necessary of dog grooming process due to Shih Tzu dog’s due to their high growth hairs on the long coat.
These toy dogs have black spot in their nose. They have very short but strong limbs which are fully covered by the cute soft fur. Their nails cannot be seen due to this coverage. Shih Tzu dog’s teeth are very strong. Shih Tzu dogs can see their surrounding in a black and white manner.
These Shih Tzu types of dogs are very loyal, affectionate, outgoing and alert. These dogs must need to train very well and make them sociable accurately since they are in young or puppy stage. Shih Tzu Puppies are very active. They are very close with their companion.
These Shih Tzu type dogs may campaigns well with other types of dogs, children and elders due to their friendly manner. If a owner is failure to train this Shih Tzu dogs as a results they may become biters.
These dogs may allure to become needy and cry due to unable to make them well disciplined.
Aggregated these Shih Tzu Puppies as the companions they have the qualities of cute, friendly, and cozy. These dogs are clever, intelligence and flexible. While mating the male and female Shih Tzu dogs, they gain offspring whose coat may similar to sire’s color, dam’s color, both parent color and tricolors.
The Shih Tzu type dogs may contain straight silk coat. By comparing to the other types of dogs their shedding ability is very low. They lost their fur during bathing or brushing but in very little quantities. This coat may also coarse and wary.
These Shih Tzu dog species may face most of the health issues. Some of their disease may inherited to the from generation to generation. Hypothyroidism is the one of the damn disease types. This disease may happen due to the malfunctioning of the Thyroid gland.
Because of that the production of the hormone may cut out. These hormones are responsible for the regular metabolism of the body. Intervertebral Disk Disease is another type of common Chondrodystrophic disorder. Most of the Shih Tzu type of dogs may have problems in respiratory system.
These may relevant to their shape of head and face. This can be cause severe breathing problems in the dogs. Another important common disease is named as brachycephalic syndrome. Among the Shih Tzu dogs which having short nose may affect this above mentioned syndrome mostly.
It is very necessary to clean and check these Shih Tzu dogs regularly. This is really important because most of these types of dogs may face allergic conditions around their eyes. These Shih Tzu dogs can be used as modelers due to them are having specific long fur. So we can put hair styles on these Shih Tzu dogs. According to their external figure they are looking so cute, pretty and lovable. If you want a pet which is very small, strong, with full of fur, kind, less quantities of shedding, friendly and playful with other pets and children you can very easily choose these Shih Tzu dogs.
Since their puppy time to adult we have to provide very healthy and appetisable foods and beverages for the Shih Tzu Puppies. According to the changes in their age we have to alter the way of supplying foods and the type of foods.
The quality of the foods is a very important factor because it is really need to maintain the better healthy on Shih Tzu Puppies. During their puppy time period milk is very important beverage because at that period their teeth is not grown well and they are unable to cutting and chewing foods.
Vaccination also very influential to maintain the health of the Shih Tzu dogs. According to their age ranges medically recommended drugs and vaccines must have to be given.
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