Breed of the Month: Shih-Tzu

The Shi-Tzu is one of the cutest breeds of canine royalty. Historically bred to be companions for royalty, this adorable species is one of the most common favourites for growing families. They are generally great with kids and other pets and have a love for cuddling and all around fun family time. While every breed needs a certain level of attention and exercise, these little guys tend to be lower energy and make for a great pet in smaller homes. Their long silky coats require some maintenance, brushing and regular baths will keep your little lion’s mane in perfect health.

Shih-Tzu – (Toy Breed)

  • Average Weight: 9-16 lbs.
  • Average Life Span: 10-18 years
  • General Colours: Shades/mixes of grey, white, black, tan (gold)
  • Activity Level: Low to medium

Written by Aurora Animal Clinic