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06/15/2022

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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 Anaheim?

A recent study from WalletHub reviewed some of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Anaheim is ranked as the 93rd most pet-friendly location. The city is one of the top spots for outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 33rd of all major cities in the category.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Anaheim

Anaheim has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to play and get their daily dose of exercise. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Oliver Hills Dog Park, La Palma Dog Park, and Laguna Niguel Regional Park in nearby Laguna Beach.


When you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog, the city has several great hiking trails for you to explore. A few spots worth checking out are Yorba Regional Park and Santa Ana River Trail.

Life in Anaheim with a dog

Anaheim has many dog-friendly restaurants so you’ll always have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat with your furry friend. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Umami Burger, Ruby’s Diner, Baci di Firenze Trattoria, Board & Brew, Orange Roll & Sushi, and Catch.


Anaheim has plenty of other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, daycares, groomers, and spas. Plus, there are ten dog-friendly shopping centers in the city and the surrounding area for you and your dog to browse and buy.


The city is also one of the best locations when it comes to finding a place to live with your pup. A Zumper study ranked Anaheim as the 2nd best city in the entire country for finding pet-friendly rentals.


If your friends or family are in town for a visit, they too will have no trouble finding somewhere to stay with their dog as the city has dozens of pet-friendly hotels. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Anaheim are Ayres Hotel, Clementine Hotel & Suites, Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel, and The Anaheim Hotel.

Popular dog breeds in Anaheim

Anaheim is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Labs, Golden Retrievers, Chihuahuas, German Shepherds, and Goldendoodles. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your family, the new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

 

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