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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
  • 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 Chandler?

A study from WalletHub reviewed some of the biggest US cities to find the most pet-friendly spot in the country. In the study, Chandler is ranked the 81st most pet-friendly city. Chandler is regarded as a good place to raise a healthy pet, ranking 59th overall for pet health and wellness.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Chandler

Chandler has plenty of dog-friendly parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to play and enjoy the warm Arizona sun. According to a Trust For Public Land study, there are 1.5 dog parks per 100,000 residents. This is the 31st highest in the country. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Shawnee Park, Nozomi Park, Snedigar Sportsplex Dog Park, and Chuparosa Park.

Chandler and the surrounding area are home to several great trails for when you want to take your dog on a nice long walk. A few great spots to explore are Desert Breeze Park, Papago Park, and Shaw Butte Trail.

Life in Chandler with a dog

Chandler has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants so you and your pup will have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include OverEasy, BLD, Bahama Buck’s, San Tan Brewery, and The Casual Pint Ocotillo.

In Chandler, you’ll find a variety of other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, and daycares. Each year, there are also several pet-centered events like costume contests and swimming days to celebrate dogs and their owners. Plus, the city is one of the best in the country for finding a place to live with your dog. A Zumper study ranked Chandler 23rd for pet-friendly rental listings.

If you have friends or family visiting Chandler, they too will have plenty of places where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly lodgings in the city are Sonesta Select, Drury Inn & Suites, and The Cays Resort.

Popular dog breeds in Chandler

Chandler is home to a big mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Chihuahuas, German Shepherds, Shih Tzus, and Golden Retrievers. No matter what breed you decide to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

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