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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.

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  • 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 Chula Vista?

A study from WalletHub reviewed some of the largest American cities to find the most pet-friendly spot in the country. In the study, Chula Vista is ranked the 70th most pet-friendly city. Chula Vista is a great place to raise a healthy dog, ranking 31st overall for pet health and wellness. The city also scored 36th overall for outdoor pet-friendliness.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Chula Vista

Chula Vista has plenty of dog-friendly parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to play and enjoy the warm California sun. According to a Trust For Public Land study, the city has 1.8 dog parks per 100,000 residents. This is the 24th highest in the country. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Montevalle Dog Park, Otay Ranch Dog Park, Veterans Dog Park, and Mount San Miguel Dog Park.

Chula Vista and the surrounding area have several fun hiking trails when you want to take your dog on a nice long walk. A couple of great trails to check out are Rice Canyon Demonstration Gardens, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve.

Life in Chula Vista with a dog

Chula Vista has over a dozen pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog can enjoy a variety of different food when you want to go out to eat together. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Pho Hiep Grill, Novo Brazil Brewing, and Hector’s Mariscos Restaurant.

Chula Vista has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, and doggy daycares. There are also several dog-friendly shopping centers where you can browse and buy with your dog. One great place to enjoy with your pet is the outdoor shopping mall, Otay Ranch Town Center.

When your friends or family visit Chula Vista, they’ll find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Residence Inn, La Quinta Inn Chula Vista, and Hotel Solamar.

Popular dog breeds in Chula Vista

Chula Vista is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Poodles, Beagles, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Rottweilers, and German Shorthaired Pointers. No matter what dog breed you want to add to your family, your new dog will find many fellow canine companions across the city.

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