How to care for your Shih Tzu. Honest advice on caring for Shih Tzu puppies and adult dogs. Feeding, training, and health care.
"This is my Shih Tzu, Bisou. I adopted her when she was 4 1/2 and now she is 9 1/2. We live in Manhattan Beach, CA. She had some issues when I first got her...being and even growling or snapping at me sometimes...but with a lot of love and also some training (more for me than her), she is a much happier dog now and better behaved...and knows how much she is loved. I do watch 'The Dog Whisperer' (in fact I took a break from watching it to write to you) and I've gotten a lot of good tips from Cesar that have really worked.
"Mei Lee is truly one of a kind. Without much training on my part she has become one of the most obedient creatures I know. She is leash trained but I never hesitate to walk her without a leash because she never leaves my side. Sometimes I forget that she is , but she means much more to me than that. She is like a child to me. She has such a great little personality, although she isn't the most active little dog. She prefers to sit on the couch and watch TV on our relaxing evenings together. Her favorite shows are The Dog Whisperer and America's Funniest Home Videos. Her favorite foods include carrots, apples, bananas and tangerines; she has no problem sitting on me until I give her a slice. Lastly, her favorite activity is . Although she is a Shih Tzu, she is a great mountain dog because she has no problem with getting a little dirty, and when we can't get to mountains she loves to take a cool relaxing dip in my parents’ pool during the hot days of summer."
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Adopting a Dog From a Shih Tzu Rescue or Shelter
Are you the proud new owner of an adorable female Shih Tzu? You may have the dog and everything she needs, from food and bedding to toys and maybe a few cute outfits. However, one thing that may have you stumped? Her name. You want to choose a name that your new pup can easily understand, but you want a great name that reflects who your dog really is. If you don't know where to start, read on. We've compiled a list of 35 awesome female Shih Tzu names. Choose one of these for your own pet, or use them as inspiration. This little mop of hair does well in a variety of living situations – homes, apartments, families and singles. The Shih Tzu is a great go-to family pet, but because of its small size and its need for companionship, he’ll need to be an inside dog.The spunky but sweet Shih Tzu is both a gentle lap dog and a vivacious companion. It has an upbeat attitude and loves to play and romp. It is affectionate to its family and good with children. It is surprisingly tough and does have a stubborn streak.Revered in Tibet, the Shih Tzu made its way onto the laps of royalty in Imperial China. It was no surprise that China didn’t want to share this adorable dog with the rest of the world – in fact, the Shih Tzu wasn’t sold or traded with the west. It wasn’t until the 20th century that this breed made its way to England, when one was given as a gift to Queen Elizabeth. In the 1960s, the Shih Tzu came to America and began its destiny as a cherished family pet.