The Shih Tzu was bred to be a house companion. As such they require minimal exercise. Short daiy walks with their owner and indoor playtime will satisfy the activity needs of this small short legged companion.
The Shih Tzu is a strong little dog with a small muzzle and normally have dark brown eyes. They have a soft and long double coat.Often the coat is clipped short to simplify care, but the coat still requires daily brushing.
This breed has a personality and temperament that is loyal affectionate outgoing and alert. They tend to be possessive around other dogs so proper training and socialising is a must to start at a young age. Because of its friendly nature the Shih Tzu tends to interact well with other dogs and with chilldren and adults. They do well with singles couples and families with older children.