As a breeder of these adorable little fluffballs , I’ve seen my fair share of misconceptions about the breed. But fear not, my friends, because I’m here to set the record straight and give you the lowdown on these lovable little pups.


First of all, let’s talk history. Did you know that Shih Tzus originated in China over a thousand years ago? That’s right, these little guys have been stealing hearts for centuries. They were originally bred as companion dogs for royalty, and were so highly prized that they were often given as gifts to foreign dignitaries. Talk about a fancy pup!


But don’t let their regal history fool you – Shih Tzus are anything but stuffy. These little guys are known for their outgoing personalities and playful demeanor. They love nothing more than snuggling up with their humans and dishing out kisses left and right. And don’t even get me started on those adorable little smushed faces – I dare you to try and resist those puppy dog eyes.


Now, I know some of you might be thinking, “But aren’t they high maintenance? Don’t they need a lot of grooming?” Well, yes and no. While it’s true that Shih Tzus have a long, luxurious coat that requires regular brushing and grooming, it’s not as daunting as it might seem. With a little practice and the right tools, you can keep your pup looking fresh and fabulous with minimal effort. And trust me, it’s worth it to see them strutting their stuff like they’re walking down the runway at Paris Fashion Week.


But perhaps the most important thing to know about Shih Tzus is their temperament. These little guys are known for being affectionate, loyal, and outgoing. They love nothing more than being with their humans, and are great with kids and other pets. They’re also known for being adaptable – whether you live in a small apartment or a sprawling estate, your Shih Tzu will be right at home as long as they’re with their favorite humans.


So there you have it, folks – the scoop on Shih Tzus. Whether you’re a seasoned dog owner or just starting out, these little guys are sure to steal your heart. 

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Ara Hughey
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