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Shih Tzu – 15 Reasons Why They Are Amazing Doggies!

Shih Tzus are among the most popular of all small breeds, and with good reason. Alert, affectionate, low-maintenance Shih Tzus make wonderful pets. Check out the list below to learn more about this fun loving breed.

#1 Light shedding.

If you are not a fan of finding dog hair on your clothes, food, bed, and everywhere else, Shih Tzu is a great pet to have! Though they do require frequent brushing, but Shih Tzu owners can rest assured that constant lint rolling will not be required.

#2 Friendly.

Shih Tzus were bred solely as companion animals. As such, Shih Tzus are friendly with new people and are not likely to exhibit aggressive or guarding characteristics.

#3 Affectionate.

Shih Tzus bond very quickly with humans and can often be found resting at the owner’s feet. A Shih Tzu’s purpose in life is to love his or her owner, which makes these doggies great pets for anyone who loves to have a constant companion.

#4 No prey drive.

Many dogs, such as dachshund, have high prey drives that can make caring for them difficult. Since Shih Tzus were bred as companions, they do not inherently have a prey drive. It’s a great news for anyone who enjoys going for walks without having to chase or stare down squirrels!

#5 Family doggie.

Combined with their confidence, lack of prey drive, friendly nature, and affectionate demeanor, Shih Tzus are great family dogs. They do not mind being handled by children, enjoy short bouts of play time, and are loyal to their companions.

#6 Alert.

Although non-aggressive, Shih Tzus are always aware of their surroundings and are ready to alert their owners of any strange activity they hear or see.  Not as good as other small breeds, Shih Tzus still can make their voices heard when the need arises.