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Shih Tzu – 15 Reasons Why They Are Amazing Doggies!

#7 Good for apartments.

Shih Tzus require very little room to roam in order to stay happy and healthy, and are great companions for apartment dwellers!  They also bark less than many other toy breeds, which means you will be able to be nice friends with your neighbors!

#8 Do not require a lot of exercises.

Shih Tzus tired easily and do not have the same high exercise requirements of other breeds. In addition, their short noses can make too much exercising dangerous. So a 15 – 20 minute walk per day is all that a Shih Tzu needs.

#9 Long lifespan.

Shih Tzus have a long lifespan of 12 – 16 years, with many individuals living into their 20s. The oldest known living known doggie was a Shih Tzu who lived to be 23 years old!

#10 Adaptable.

Shih Tzus are great pets because they are highly adaptable. They are able to take on any changes that a family makes throughout the years. 

#11 Their name means “Little Lion”.

The Mandarin phrase “Shih Tzu” translates to little lion. 

#12 They are silly.

With confidence, Shih Tzu are some of the most silly and funny creatures!