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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 Henderson?

A recent study from WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Henderson is ranked as the 56th most pet-friendly location in the country. The city is one of the best when it comes to outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 24th overall in the category.  

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Henderson

Henderson has a plethora of dog-friendly parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to frolic in the warm Nevada sun. According to a study from Trust For Public Land, the city has five dog parks per 100,000 residents. This is the 3rd highest in the country. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Bark Park, Capriola Park, Cactus Wren Dog Park, Esselmont Dog Park, Paseo Vista Dog Park, and Acacia Park.

When you want to go a nice long walk with your dog, there are also several great hiking trails in Henderson and the surrounding area. A few great spots to explore are River Mountains Loop Trail and Historic Railroad Hiking Trail.

Life in Henderson with a dog

Henderson has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog will have plenty of choices when you’re hungry and want to grab something to eat. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Gold Mine Tavern, Shakespeare’s Grille & Pub, King’s Fish House, Craft Kitchen, and Mountainside Restaurant and Tavern.

Henderson has a variety of other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, and daycares. When you go to find a place to live with your dog, you’ll have plenty of choices in Henderson. According to Zumper, the city is the 42nd best location in the country for pet-friendly rental listings.

If your friends or family come by Sin City for a visit, they too will also have no trouble finding a place to stay with dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino, Homewood Suites, and The Westin Lake Resort.

Popular dog breeds in Henderson

Henderson is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Chihuahuas, Golden Retrievers, American Pit Bull Terriers, German Shepherd, Beagles, and Boxers. No matter which breed you end up adding to your family, your new pup will find plenty of its peers across the city.

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