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MICHAEL B.

11/05/2022

Shih Tzu

Great people to work with And lots of help along the way Opal is so cute and smart that she is learning to fit right into our family First two weeks were the hardest she could drive you insane we forgot how active a 14 week old can be and how fast they can pee and poop we would look at her and say it’s a good thing you’re cute and she is

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Shih Tzu Characteristics

Shih Tzus are spunky little charmers with giant eyes and perky tails. They were originally bred as companions for Chinese Royalty! As royal pets, they’re playful and lively. And let’s not forget the affection – Shih Tzus often follow their owners around to keep good company. Shih Tzus are small and fluffy, and ideal for naps on laps. They’re great for even apartment living as they’re small and don’t need too much space for exercise.

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Small
  • Trainability Determined

Shih Tzus are a toy dog breed originating from Tibet. The name means “little lion,” and while they sure have big personalities, Shih Tzus are lovers more than a fighters. 

They have a long, silky coat that can come in a variety of colors including brown, liver, gold, yellow, black, blue, and white.

Shih Tzus relish constant attention, and they won’t go ignored for too long. They were bred as a companion dog, and they love nothing more than meeting new friends.

Shih Tzus may bark when meeting new humans for the first time but will quickly become close companions with everyone they meet. They are especially loving around children when properly trained. 

An unfortunate little secret is that Shih Tzus have the habit of eating their own stool. You’ll want to be sure to pick up their poop right away to avoid this unwanted behavior!

Shih Tzus have beautiful coats and are a little high maintenance on the beauty front – but it’s all worth it! Along with regular brushing, you’ll need to trim their nails and check for the occasional hair growing in the ear canal. You’ll also need to regularly clean your Shih Tzu’s face as it can quickly get messy from eating.

As a smaller breed, Shih Tzus only grow to weigh between 9 and 16 pounds and 9 to 11 inches in height. They are typically quite healthy and enjoy an average lifespan of 10 to 18 years.

How dog-friendly is Akron?

A recent study from the insurance company Swiftest reviewed some of the largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Akron is the 38th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city scored As for both dog-friendly trails and the cost of dog insurance.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Akron

Akron has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup to run around and get some exercise. A few of the most popular dog parks in the city are Cascade Valley Park, Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, Keyser Dog Park, and Plain Township Veteran’s Dog Park. 


Akron and the surrounding area also have several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a scenic walk with your dog. Sippo Valley Trail, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Brandywine Gorge Trail, and Hudson Springs Park are some great spots to explore.

Life in Akron with a dog

Akron has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Pick’s at PLX, The Tasting Room at Hoppin’ Frog, Nervous Dog Coffee Bar, and Aladdin's Eatery Akron.


Akron has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, spas, and daycares. Plus, every year, there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


The city is also a great place for finding a place to live with your dog. According to Zumper, Akron is the 40th most pet-friendly for rental listings. 


If your friends or family are in Akron for a visit, they will find several pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the area include Radisson Hotel and Residence Inn. 

Popular dog breeds in Akron

Akron is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Labrador Retrievers, Golden Shepherds, Chihuahuas, German Shepherds, Beagles, and Boxers. No matter which breed you end up adding to your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

 

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