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Other Names
Chrysanthemum Dog, Foo dog

China,1600's. This Breed is most likely a cross between tibetan dogs & the pekingese

This breed today is used as a companian animal

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 12-14 Years of age

Weight & Height
8 to 16 pounds & 8 to 11 inches tall

Known Health Problems
Alleriges, eye problems, renal disease, von willebrand's disease, cleft palate.

Physical Description
Small, sturdy, wellbalanced dog that is slightly longer then it is tall. compact but with substance and arrogant carriage. The head is round and broad with eyes set wide apart. Snout is short and square with broad jaw. Ears are large and drop and the tail is set high and curls over the back.

This breed usually gets along well with children & other dogs.

Living Conditions
This breed will do ok living in an apartment. They tend to do ok in both hot & cold climates

This breed requires lots of brushing weekly to help keep its long coat from becoming tangled. The fur on top of the head is usually pulled up to help keep the hair out of their eyes. You can have their fur clipped by a groomer to have a shorter length which will not require as much attention as a coat that is left long

Low activity level. This breed requires a minimum amount of exercise

Coat Texture
double coated with a dense, long, flowing outer coat.

Coat Colors
This breeds coat comes in many colors

Shih Tzu's will usually birth 2-4 puppies per litter. They can have difficulties delivering puppies because of their small size and may require a c-section.

Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
Canadian Kennel Club
National Kennel Club


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Some Shih Tzu Breeders

Please make sure you do your research on every breeder before purchasing puppies. Pets Place does not take any responsibility for any breeders listed that may not be reputable or up to your standards. This is your responsibilty as the buyer to do your research to make sure all appropriate health tests are done..

Kimerick Shih Tzu
Location:Bluffton, Minnesota, USA
Phone: (218)631-9031 or (218)639-8931

Lifes Little Blessings
Location: Texas

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