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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 Glendale?

A study from WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Glendale is ranked the 49th most pet-friendly city. The city is regarded as an affordable place for raising a healthy dog, scoring above average for both pet budget and pet health and wellness.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Glendale

Glendale has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can enjoy the warm Arizona sun. According to Trust for Public Land, the city has 1.2 dog parks per 100,000 residents. This is the 40th highest number in the country. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Foothills Dog Park, Sahuaro Ranch Park, and Northern Horizon Park.


When you want to take your dog on a nice long walk, you can check out Thunderbird Conservation Park and other pet-friendly hiking trails.

Life in Glendale with a dog

With dozens of pet-friendly restaurants, you and your dog will have options when you want to grab something to eat together. A few of the best dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Kiss The Cook, Biscuits Cafe, and Desert Rose Pizza and Gastropub.


Glendale has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, spas, daycares, and groomers. The city is also one of the best locations when it comes time to find a place to live with your dog. A Zumper study ranked Glendale the 20th best city for pet-friendly rental listings.


If your friends or family are visiting Glendale, they’ll have numerous pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the more popular dog-friendly lodgings in the area include Staybridge Suites, Residence Inn, and Home2Suites. 


Popular dog breeds in Glendale

Glendale is home to a variety of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Yorkshire Terriers, Bulldogs, Poodles, Shih Tzus, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. So, whichever breed you choose to add to your home, your new pup will find many of its peers throughout the city.

 

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