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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 Fort Wayne?

A study from WalletHub reviewed the 100 largest American cities to find the most pet-friendly spot in the country. In the study, Fort Wayne is the 45th most pet-friendly location. WalletHub found the city to be the most affordable place to live with a pet. Plus, the city has the 2nd lowest dog insurance premiums in all of the country.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne has plenty of dog-friendly parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to run around and meet some of its peers. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Pawster Park and Camp Canine.

When you want to go on a long walk with your dog, you can explore Rivergreenway and several other hiking trails in Fort Wayne and the surrounding area.

Life in Fort Wayne with a dog

Fort Wayne has over 50 pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog will have many choices when you want to grab something to eat together. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include BakerStreet, Friendly Fox, Trubble Brewing, Granite City Food & Brewery.

Fort Wayne has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, and doggy daycares. There are also several dog-friendly shopping centers where you can browse and buy with your dog. Every year, the city has several dog-centered events to celebrate all of our furry friends. This includes dog costume contests, grooming events, and dog-friendly 5k races.

When your friends or family are in town for a visit, they’ll find dozens of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Fort Wayne include The Bradley Hotel, Sonesta Select, and Candlewood Suites.

Popular dog breeds in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labs, Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers, St. Bernards, German Shepherds, and Bulldogs. No matter what dog breed you decide to bring into your family, your new dog will have many canine peers across the city.

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