All About the SHIH TZU – Traits and History!



welcome to our new animal waste video today we'll be talking about the Shih Tzu one of the most sociable and playful dog breeds the history of the Shih Tzu shares many aspects with that of the Pecha knees just like that breed the Shih Tzu was first bred in Buddhist monasteries where it was considered a sacred dog and a companion for Chinese novelty its small size sweet appearance and great intelligence have made the Shih Tzu one of the most popular dog breeds in the world the main traits of the Shih Tzu breeds are its long thick coat and it's charming expression which make them easy to confuse with alasa Apso shih tzus are also recognizable by their wide rounded head covered by shaggy hair over their eyes and muzzle that looks like a beard and thick mustache as a fun-packed you should know that the hair on their nose grows upwards giving their face a chrysanthemum shape the Shih Tzu has a wide set large round and dark eyes with a loving expression their ears are also large drooping and covered in thick hair their tail is covered by feathery fur and it curls over their back their coat is long with black to wavy hair it's very thick with a good undercoat according to official breed standards Shih Tzu's can be of any solid color or color combination this breed is characterized by its intelligence and sociable cheerful temperaments shih tzus love being with people and they're always ready to play and show their affection this is why this breed is easier to socialize than others as shih tzus are friendly by Nature however it's still important to start the socialization process at the puppy stage if you want your shit suit to get along with other dogs and animals Shih Tzu's are the perfect choice for people who can spend time with them since this breed doesn't tolerate spending many hours home alone they get along with children as long as they don't hurt them the coat of this shit suit tends to get tangled so it will be necessary to brush and comb your dog daily although you can choose the kind of haircut you prefer it's strongly recommended to keep the hair over the eyes short to help them see this dog breed needs quite a lot of exercise to stay in its proper weight range and cover their playtime however you need to take into account the shih tzu size and plan the intensity of the walks accordingly shih tzus need lots of company so they're not the kind of dog to live in a garden or back yard they need to enjoy being surrounded by the human family inside the home Shih Tzu's learn quickly and willingly and it will be easy to teach them lots of different things to get a shih tzu to learn basic orders and tricks it will be very important to use positive reinforcement and plan short but fun training sessions if they have been properly socialized Shih Tzu's don't show any behavioral issues however if they're on their own for hours they can bark become destructive and even developed separation anxiety this breed doesn't have any alarming rates of common canine diseases Shih Tzu's tend to suffer from n torsion progressive retinal atrophy hip dysplasia and ear or eye infections to prevent them and to enjoy the company of a healthy and happy dog it will be necessary to keep their vaccinations and deworming schedule up to date as well as getting regular veterinary checkups the Shih Tzu's lifespan is of about 16 years if you enjoyed this video don't forget to hit the like button subscribe to our Channel and leave a comment see you soon you

30 thoughts on “All About the SHIH TZU – Traits and History!

  1. I have a 6 year old Shih Tzu, i was mad when my dad separated me from my dog because he wanted to get me another dog that required training

  2. I love my Shih Tzu but every time I try to pet her she just tries to bite me and grawls and I’ve been trying to train her for 2 years!……….. help

  3. Intelligent? Are you joking? Have you tried training one? They have to be taught something about 100 times before they learn.

  4. I have a shih tzu and she is a little bundle of joy and she is the cutest little thing! this is what i look like when i look at her ??

  5. Animal wise good job on this video you inspired me to do the same content as you.
    I really love the shih tzu breed it is the best dog breed in the universe.

  6. So my shih tzu has been with me for my whole life until st Patrick’s day 2016 which was his birthday and my other dogs birthday I got told he died at my basketball game

    Talk about traumatic

  7. This video is not accurate. Shih Tzu dogs are very intelligent but stubborn, therefore you will struggle to teach them tricks, not because they are disobedient or dumb, but due to their stubborness. They see themselves as humans, just to say that they feel themselves in higher rank. They don't need a lot of exercise, since they get tired easily but it is necessary to have them exercise at least 20 minutes every day. Since they have their own personality, some of them will break these patterns. They tend to become obese if we let them be couch potatoes.

  8. Lost mine to Lymphoma after turning 10. ? That was 6 mo. ago & still freaking lost. Hoping to finally save up enough next year. They aren’t $400 anymore. Now sellers want $800+. ?

  9. Our Shih Tzu turned 17 in June. He's been the best pet I've ever had. Never gave him people food and exercised regularly. He doesn't see very well and it will be hard to lose him!

  10. I have 2 Shitzus and 1 Maltese and they are the most lovable dogs I've ever owned, however our male shitzu thinks he a pitbull and is aggressive in his wrestling with other dogs ( definitely a alpha male)….And boy is he a horny dog when the females are in heat, he is a sex addict ☺………These dogs are great entertainment and make life a happier place.

  11. Great video! We have an 18 month old boy, and he's the absolute best dog I ever owned. I don't see myself ever getting another breed. He brings so much love & joy in our life.
    PS- he can be very stubborn though, but I've learned not to give in all the time, and that seems to help. It took A LOT of work to potty train him, constantly letting him out, telling him to go pee pee and poopie, then giving him a treat once in a while, not every time, bc then he will expect it. If I had to take a guess, he hasn't had an accident in the house in about a year.
    And one last thing- DON'T GIVE THEM PEOPLE FOOD! You will regret it ? my lady use to sneak him food behind my back, and now she's paying the consequences- he stares at her and whines when we're eating, until I tell him NO, then he jumps on the couch and acts cute, hoping I'll tell him to come back, haha. Bottom line is, buy a Shih Tzu, you won't be disappointed!

  12. If you get a shitzu from Tibet do they weigh up to 25 lb I heard about this there a bigger dog and AKC has shrunk them down to their say abilities I don't think it's right that AKC has asteroid lot of big dogs..

  13. My shih tzu is very bright but easy to train? No. Not unless she feels like doing something. She is VERY stubborn and hates going for walks. I make her, but she walks about .0001 miles an hour and people assume she is ancient (she's 4) LOL

  14. My heart beats with such affection & LOVE for sweet little Shih Tzus…We had a darling little black & white Shi Tzu called, "Dolly," & she was LOVED by everyone she met…I'll always miss her…f o r e v e r…

  15. My shit zu (girl) his still 1yrs old and playful she comes with me always when im in school when im home his happy to see me back home

  16. Did she say they learn quickly and willingly? Okay I'm all for selling me in the breed, however, that is simply a lie. Shih tzus are very stubborn and hard to train, even with professionals (of course individual dogs will very)

    However, positivity training is definitely key to making them more willing to learn.

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