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Ernestine B.

06/25/2022

Shih Tzu

This is Ernestine, I received my puppy, Smokey, in good condition. He was delivered to my front door June 4, I was very happy to see him. Smokey was in good shape, flight and driver was great! I was completely satisfied with all arrangements.

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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
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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 Arlington?

A recent study from WalletHub analyzed some of the biggest US cities to find the most pet-friendly places for owning a dog. In the study, Arlington is ranked as the 69th most pet-friendly. The city is above average when it comes to raising a healthy pet, ranking 45th out of all major cities for pet health and wellness.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Arlington

Arlington has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to enjoy the Texas sun. Many of these dog parks are off-leash parks where your dog can roam without restraint. A few of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Rush Creek Dog Park, Cravens Park, and Tails N’ Trails Dog Park. 


In Arlington and the surrounding area, you’ll also find several dog-friendly hiking trails for when you want to go on an extended walk with your pup. Some sports worth exploring include Cedar Ridge Nature Reserve, Trinity Park, Bachman Lake Loop Trail, and Horseshoe Trail.

Life in Arlington with a dog

Arlington has over 75 pet-friendly restaurants meaning you and your dog will have plenty of choices when you want to grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are BoomerJacks, J.R. Bentley’s English Pubs, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, and The Grease Monkey.


Arlington has many other dog-friendly establishments, including pet stores, daycares, and groomers. When you need to find a place to live with your dog, you’ll have plenty of options. A study from Zumper found Arlington to have the 36th most pet-friendly rentals per capita.


If you ever have friends or family in town for a visit, they too will have no trouble finding somewhere to stay with their dogs as the city has dozens of pet-friendly hotels. Many of these spots won’t charge extra fees for bringing a pet on the journey. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Arlington are The Sanford House Inn & Spa, Aloft Arlington, and Kasa Arlington.

Popular dog breeds in Arlington

Arlington is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Poodles, Cockapoos, Beagles, Golden Doodles, Chihuahuas, Labradoodles, Border Collies, and Dachshunds. But, no matter which breed you want to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

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