Shih Tzu 101: What You Need To Know About This Popular Dog Breed

The Shih Tzu is a small dog that was originally bred in Tibet. They were given to the Chinese emperors as companion dogs. They are now the most popular dog breed in the world.

A smal brown,white, and grey Shih Tzu walking in the grass.

The Shih tzu is happy, confident, and trusting dogs. The breed is not known to be an aggressive breed. They're usually there to alert you when someone is out around the house. Puppies can weigh under a pound. ShihTzu dogs need early socialization and training. They do not respond well to harsh training methods. They will do better with consistent, reward-based training. However, they can become very difficult if they are shouted at, or treated unfairly. They can be stubborn and manipulative. This can lead to spoiled adult dogs. Some dog shows won't accept a clipped dog as an entrant. If you choose, you may apply a coat of cataract or eye oil. They suffer from hip dysplasia. This is a condition where the hip bone doesn t sit in the socket as well as it should. Cataracts cause cloudiness in the eye. This affects vision. Progressive retinal atrophy is inherited. Entropion causes the eye to turn inwards. The eyes rubbing on the eye cause annoyance. This condition can be caused by injury, but it is also an inherited disease. It will need surgery to fix it. Shsh Tzu has prominent eyes. . . .

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