For a breed standard and more information on the Shih Tzu click Shih Tzu Info
We love our Shih Tzu. They are our favorite dog breed. I can not imagine life without a Shih Tzu. Once you have a Shih Tzu you will always want one to fill your life with the joy they bring. I think it is a perfect breed. For more information on the Shih Tzu as a breed go to the link below:
Does your Shih Tzu have snorting fits?
It is actually called a reverse sneeze. Click here for more information from The American Shih Tzu Club
There is a saying about Shih Tzu and it is oh so true; they are like potato chips, you can’t have just one. Shih Tzu are quiet. They don’t bark very often. They are full of personality. They love new people and to be the center of attention. If they want something, they have a way of being so cute and persistent that you give in to them. They can have a stubborn streak that is necessary to work on correcting. Shih Tzu are very happy dogs for the most part. Robin Martin sums the Shih Tzu up very well in her article written for CONTINENTAL KENNEL CLUB MAGAZINE in the Winter 2006 issue by saying this; “From the beginning of the breed until now, the Shih Tzu is known for being a complete companion dog. They’d rather follow you around than chase a ball. They’d rather sit on your lap than sit on the floor. They’d rather you carry them in your arms than take them out on the leash. Owning a Shih Tzu can be a pleasurable experience, but keep in mind, these cute little balls of fur need constant care and attention in order to be a happy and healthy part of your family.