Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The Cute Looking Shih Tzus
By: Ed Gonzalez
The Shih Tzus originally come from the southern part of China and they were created by cross breeding the ancestors of the Pekingese and Tibetan Lhasa These dogs were known as royal dogs during the Manchu Dynasty. When the Communist Regime arrived, they killed thousands of these dogs but thirteen of these dogs survived and were brought into europe in 1952.
Shih Tzus are strong, always on the lookout, packed with energy and cordial dogs. They are the perfect companion dogs. Shih Tzus are calm and loving dogs. During play time, these dogs can be quite mischievous and turbulent. They are good watchdogs because they are alert, mindful and they like to bark. These dogs do not like to be surprised, they can bite you if you do this tot hem. They like the attention you bestow upon them. Shih Tzus are hardheaded and owners who are training them must possess extreme patience. They will do fine with children but are not known to do well with babies and toddlers. These dogs are possessive and jealouf these little kids. They like being in the companionship of any family member.
These dogs have heights of 9 – 10 ½ inches. Their ideal weights are 9 – 16 pounds. They have lifespans of 10 – 14 years.
Dogs of this kind do not shed. They have densed and rough coats. Shih Tzus must be brushed every day. They must be brought to the groomers once every 3 months. A lot of Shih Tzu owners prefer that their dogs have shorter hair.
Shih Tzus must walk daily with their masters or they must have a daily play time. This way they will not get bored and become lazy.
These dogs can be easily trained. Training these dogs must begin at an early age. They must be given rewards when they do something right.