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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 Columbus?

A recent study from the insurance company Swiftest reviewed some of the largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Columbus is one of the most pet-friendly locations with a population under 200,000.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Columbus

Columbus has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to run around and get some exercise. A few of the most popular dog parks in the city are Fetch Park, Oxbow Support Facility Dog Park, and Bluff Creek Dog Park.


Columbus and the surrounding area also have several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a scenic walk with your dog. Heath Park, Muscogee County Flat Rock Park, and Chattahoochee Riverwalk are some of the best trails to explore.

Life in Columbus with a dog

Columbus has numerous pet-friendly restaurants so you’ll always of plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat with your pet. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Buckhead Bar & Grill, Barberitos, Country’s Barbeque North, and Jarfly. 


Columbus has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, spas, and daycares. Plus, there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions throughout the year.


If you have friends or family visiting Columbus, they will 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 Microtel Inn and Suites, Home2Suites, and Residence Inn. 

Popular dog breeds in Columbus

Columbus is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Labs, German Shepherds, Yorkshire Terriers, Beagles, and Rottweilers. No matter which breed you decide to add to your family, your new pup will find many fellow dogs across the city.

 

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