The Complete Guide to Shih Tzu Dogs: Learn Everything You Need to Know in Order to Prepare For, Find, Love, and Successfully Raise Your New Shih Tzu Puppy by Molly Weinfurter
Everything You Need to Know About Your Shih Tzu Puppy
Will your personality be compatible with his? What about those quirky behavioral issues that might cause some issues? Maybe you're a history buff and want some answers about where the breed originated. Maybe you love color and can't wait to learn which Shih Tzu color dazzles you. We have answers. The history of the breed won't make you a better Shih Tzu owner, but it might surprise you to know that this breed has been found through DNA analysis to one of the most ancient of breeds--one that is most closely related to the wolf.
When you meet a Shih Tzu you can't help but notice how completely adorable they are. From their beautiful looks, to their playful personality, this is a breed you just can't resist. We love all dogs and have had several different breeds over our lifetime, but seem to have affinity for small breeds. And for the past 10 years we have been sharing our lives with these amazing Shih Tzu fur babies. We've learned a lot about them, and we're going to help you get to know all the information you need to raise a happy, healthy Shih Tzu. The Shih Tzu are a loyal breed, with a huge personality , who can be playful, affectionate and desires a lot of your attention. But they will love you, unconditionally, forever…which makes it all worth any extra attention you may have to give them.
However, did you know that the translation of the name Shih Tzu is actually Chinese Mandarin and it means lion? Well, we will get to that a bit later. Right now, we want to make sure that anyone who is in the market for a darling little dog knows all there is to know about the Shih Tzu. However, that does not make it the right dog breed for your family necessarily. All families and all dogs are created differently and we recommend you get to know this breed and how it will fit into your family before you make the decision to get a Shih Tzu of your own. The Shih Tzu is actually a delightful little dog.
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This pooch is a lover, not a hunter. Bred solely to be companions , Shih Tzus are affectionate, happy, outgoing house dogs who love nothing more than to follow their people from room to room. In recent years, however, owners have started taking Shih Tzus off their laps and into dog sports, training them for obedience, rally, and agility competitions. They make great family pets who get along with other animals and even children, so long as kids know how to gently handle and play with a small pup. Contrary to popular belief, small size doesn't necessarily an apartment dog make — plenty of small dogs are too high-energy and yappy for life in a high-rise.
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