If you thought there was just something about the Shih Tzu's temperament that makes it a great furry friend to have around, you aren't wrong.
Shih Tzu have been bred for generations to be the ultimate companion dog. Above all, a Shih Tzu is devoted, wholly and completely, to you and your needs.
Sure, sometimes he likes to play with a toy or romp around the living room, but you can't ask for a better listener, lap warmer, or sympathetic furry ear.
Your Shih Tzu can sit at your feet for hours gently snoozing, but he doesn't forget to occasionally gaze up at you in adoration.
If you want a dog who does his own thing and only occasionally bothers to notice you, this breed may not be the one for you.
But if you desire a pet who thinks it's all about you, then this is your dog.
If you are considering to own a shih tzu, or you’ve just become a new shih tzu owner, there are some realities you do need to fully accept.
Check out the twelve realities new shih tzu owners must accept on the next page! …and if you already are a shih tzu owner, see if you can relate!