Black and white Shih Tzu dog standing on a path in a wooded settingRocky is our first Shih Tzu dog

Your Complete Guide To The Shih Tzu Dog Breed

It's all about the Shih Tzu dog breed here at EverythingShihTzu.

And it is where you will find practical information to help you raise a healthy, happy, and well-behaved little dog.

Shih Tzu dogs are great companions. One look into the eyes of this small but sturdy dog, and you're hooked.

When you meet a Shih Tzu for the first time, you can't help but notice how remarkable they are. From their distinct features to their charming personality, this is a breed you can't resist.

Yet, as captivating as this breed may be, they can also prove to be a bit of a handful at times to anyone unfamiliar with this strong-willed pup.

Here is where we can help you.

Having raised our own Shih Tzu fur babies, we've learned a lot about caring for this breed.

Whether you need guidance on how to potty train a Shih Tzu, what food and treats are best for them, and when they should go to the vet, or any of the other things you'll need to know, you'll find it here.

And, if your bringing home a new puppy from a breeder or adopting an older Shih Tzu dog, you’ll discover what you need to do to raise the perfect little pup. (Although, you may find yourself bending to the will of the Shih Tzu on occasion and become his perfect human too.)

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The Shih Tzu is a loyal breed with a huge personality, playful and affectionate, and desires a lot of your attention.

They are a long-coated breed who, at times, can be pretty high maintenance.

But they will love you, unconditionally, forever -- which makes it all worth any extra attention you may have to give them.

Have you found your forever Shih Tzu yet?

My RockyRocky

If you haven't already found your forever Shih Tzu, consider adopting from shelters instead of going to a pet store.

A good place to start looking for a pet is at your local shelters.  We called our local shelter, found Rocky, then went onto Petfinder, where we found Max and Rufus.

You may be surprised at how many pets need a home!

Not everything here will be of a learning nature. Sometimes you may want to have fun stuff, too, like chew toys and photos, Halloween costumes, perfect holiday gift ideas for dog lovers, calendars, traveling gearessential oils, and stories from other pet parents of this breed. 

Have a fun story about your Shih Tzu or want the world to know why you love your dog, be sure to Share it here.

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