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Shih Tzus are regal charmer way back in China during the Ming dynasty. Today, they are the most loved and popular breed in the Philippines.

Unlike other dogs that are bred to hunt, herd or sport, Shih Tzus are companion dogs. They sit on your lap, tail you around, and greet your visitors. They are friendly and affectionate to anybody - humans and animals alike.

Bear in mind that, their double coats are not suitable for hot climates. Keep them indoors to prevent them from heatstroke and overheating. More reasons to pamper Shih Tzus like babies.

 

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SHIH TZU

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Dog Breed Group

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Companion Dogs

Height

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9 to 10 inches

Weight

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4 to 7kg

Life Span

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10 to 16 years

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PHYSICAL NEEDS

Energy Level

Low-energy dogs love lounging on the couch as you binge-watch your all-time favorite series. They are up for cuddles or naps on your lap. These dogs are ideal company for a quiet afternoon.

Potential for Playfulness

From simple catch, sit and stay training, to more advanced lessons for tricks and agility, these dogs are up for the challenge. They are always looking forward to having playmates and playdates.

Exercise Needs

Dogs, and even humans, need exercise, yet these dog breeds are just fine in a less active lifestyle. They are not huge fans of adrenaline rush rather they are fond of solitude.

Intensity

Gentle natured dogs are easy to handle. They are family dogs - best with kids, elderly and even other animals. Since they are not loud and rowdy, they are a manageable company when you live in an apartment.

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RECOMMENDED VARIANTS

NUTRI CHUNKS Coat Shine with real Salmon meat rich in Omega 3 & 6 for healthy skin and shinier coat.

For puppies try NUTRI CHUNKS Hi-Protein that contains 27% of high quality protein to support your puppies’ growth and development. With milky aroma for improved palatability, suitable for all breeds of puppies weaning to 12 months.

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USUAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

Please take note of the following health diseases Shih Tzus usually encounter.

  • Allergies

  • Canine hip dysplasia

  • Patellar luxation

  • Juvenile renal dysplasia

  • Bladder stones and bladder infections

  • Eye problems 

  • Ear infections

  • Retained baby teeth and tooth and gum problems

  • Umbilical hernia

  • Portosystemic liver shunt

  • Snuffles

  • Reverse sneezing

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GROOMING YOUR SHIH TZU

Shih Tzu’s fur is their crowning glory. Invest in daily combing, detangling as well as dog hair products, and visit for grooming salons. You can be creative on styling their hair –shaved, moderate cut or top tie. However, cleanliness should come first. Give them bath depending on their lifestyle and weather condition. Regularly trim their nails, brush their teeth, and check their ears.

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FEATURED SHIH TZU

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