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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 Bakersfield?

A recent study from WalletHub analyzed some of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, they found Bakersfield to be the 83rd most pet-friendly location in the country. The city fairs well when it comes to outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 43rd out of all major cities. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Bakersfield

Bakersfield has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to enjoy the warm California sun. According to a Trust For Public Land Study, there are 2.1 dog parks per 100,000 residents. This is the 18th highest in the country.


Many of these dog parks are off-leash parks, so your dog can roam without restraint. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Kroll Dog Park, Centennial Dog Park, University Dog Park, San Lauren Community Park, and Seasons Dog Park. When you want a scenic walk with your pup, you can take them to the dog-friendly Kern River Parkway Trail. 

Life in Bakersfield with a dog

Bakersfield has over 50 pet-friendly restaurants so you’ll have plenty of tasty options when you want to grab a bite with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Eureka, Moo Creamery, Old River Grill, Tembkir Brewing Company, and Cafe Smitten.


Bakersfield has many other dog-friendly businesses, including pet stores, daycares, groomers, and spas. The city also has a high number of pet-friendly rental listings, so you won’t have trouble finding a place to live with your new pup.


If your friends or family are visiting Bakersfield, they will have plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Many of these hotels won’t charge extra fees for bringing a pet on the journey. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Bakersfield include The Padre Hotel, Home2 Suites, and Residence Inn.  

Popular dog breeds in Bakersfield

Bakersfield is home to many different dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Goldendoodles, Labrador Retrievers, Bernedoodles, Cavapoos, French Bulldogs, Labradoodles, and Cavalier King Charles. But, no matter which breed you choose to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its canine companions across the city.

 

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