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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 Fresno?

A recent Wallethub study analyzed some of the biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Fresno is ranked the 97th most pet-friendly city in the country. The city scored well for outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 55th of all major cities. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Fresno

Fresno has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for you to enjoy with your dog. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Todd Beamer Dog Park, Woodward Dog Park, Roeding Dog Park, and Kearny Park. The city also has several scenic hiking trails for when you want to go on a trek with your four-legged friend.

Life in Fresno with a dog

There are over 75 pet-friendly restaurants in Fresno, so you and your dog will always have plenty of options when you want to grab a meal. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Batter Up Pancakes, Rocket Dog Gourmet Brats & Brew, and Starving Artists Bistro. 


Fresno has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, daycares, and groomers. It is also a convenient place for finding a home for you and your pet. A recent Zumper study ranked Fresno 62nd in the nation for pet-friendly rentals.


If your friends ever come to Fresno for a visit, they’ll have plenty of places to stay with their furry companions. Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in Fresno include La Quinta Riverpark, and Sonesta ES Suites Fresno. 

Popular dog breeds in Fresno

California is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the state are: Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, French Bulldogs, Poodles, American Pit Bull Terriers, Beagles, Havanese, German Shorthaired Pointers, and Chihuahua. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your pup will find many of its peers across the city.

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