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Shih Tzu

Shih Tzus are affectionate house dogs who derive joy from following their family members from room to room.

Origin:
China, Tibet

Average Size:
Toy

Weight Range:
4 - 7.2 kg

Height Range:
Male: 20 - 28 cm

Female: 20 - 28 cm

Lifespan:
10 - 16 years

Bred For:
They were bred as companion dogs.

Characteristics:
They are clever, affectionate, friendly and lively.

Compatibility With Pets/Children:
They make good companions for children and get along well with other pets.

Health Risks:
Allergies, canine hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, juvenile renal dysplasia (JRD), ladder stones and bladder infections, eye problems, ear infections.

Grooming Requirements:
They require to be brushed and combed every day.

Exercise Requirements:
They require to be walked for 20 to 30 minutes ever day.

Nutritional Requirements:
They require to be fed a high-protein and high-fat diet.

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