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Shih Tzu puppies make excellent companions

The Shih Tzu belongs to the toy breed group and is a small animal that weighs just between nine and sixteen pounds and it grows to no more than between eight and eleven inches in height. It also is a dog that comes in a variety of colors and its coat is abundant and long as well as dense and also double-coated. However it does have a profuse as well as luxurious outer-coat that often touches the ground and which is also quite wavy.

On the other hand, the Shih Tzu puppies also come with an under-coat that is soft as well as wooly in its texture. As mentioned, the coat comes in a variety of colors and this breed is also a minimal shedder and is considered to be hypoallergenic.

Shih Tzu puppies are small and sturdy and are just like Lhasa Apsos though this breed that looks proud has hair above its nose that grows upwards and is thus sometimes even referred to as "chrysanthemum dog". A Shih Tzu is also characterized by a round head and a beard and mustache that are profuse lend a good look to it to its face.

Shih Tzu puppies are very alert and they are spunky little animals that are always happy as well as hardy and there is no shortage of character to this toy breed puppy. In their demeanor, they are dignified in a royal way and there is also a lot of courage in their makeup, though they are also somewhat arrogant once in a while. They require hours of undivided attention, and like nothing more than sitting on a warm lap.

However, they respond well to training and all it takes is to be patience and they will even learn housetraining. You will have to put up with their pronounced barking, and they are also stubborn, though clever and are known to snap at you if they are surprised or angry about something ? so watch out.

After all has been said and done, there is no denying the fact that Shih Tzu puppies are going to make excellent companion dogs, who like to stay indoors and who are most at home when they are around the company of other family members whom they love to distraction. They are also puppies that require a lot of grooming and because of their particular coat require being brushed daily to avoid the possibility of their coat getting matted and tangled up or even knotted.

Shih Tzu puppies are also not that easy to housetrain though to get best results in this regard, you may want to use the crate method, as this has proven to be effective. It is also a breed of dog that likes to be taken for a daily walk, or it can also be made to do vigorous indoor activities.

You also should ensure that it is taken out daily for a walk, though that should not mean that it does not like the indoors ? because it is quite at home inside the home as well which is evident when it plays vigorously inside the home.

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