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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.
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 Las Vegas?
A recent WalletHub study analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Las Vegas is ranked as the 4th most pet-friendly. The city scored number one overall for outdoor pet-friendliness. Plus, it ranked 32nd and 34th for pet budget and pet health and wellness, respectively.
A similar study from SmartAsset ranked Las Vegas as the 6th most pet-friendly city. The city is ranked so high because it has one of the highest numbers of dog parks per resident in the country. It also has a high ratio of pet-related establishments and a low average of rainy days during the year.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is one of the most pet-friendly cities, largely due to how much there is to do outdoors with your pets. The previously mentioned SmartAsset study found the city to have 3.8 dog parks per 100,000 residents, the fourth highest in the country.
Among these are over 20 off-leash dog parks where your furry friends can roam and play. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Barx Parx, Woofer Dog Park, Centennial Hills Dog Park, and All American Dog Park.
Life in Las Vegas with a dog
There are over 200 pet-friendly restaurants in Las Vegas, so you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Big Dog’s Brewing Co., Rollin Smoke Barbeque, Griddlecakes, and Nevada Brew Works.
Las Vegas also has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet shops, spas, and groomers. Plus, there are several dog-friendly shopping centers for you and your pooch to peruse. A great spot to enjoy with your dog is the Downtown Summerlin shopping center, where you’ll find plenty of dog-friendly shops and plenty of other pups and their owners in the outdoor areas.
As one of the most popular travel destinations in the country, it comes as no surprise that there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels in Las Vegas. If you ever have friends in town, they’ll have no shortage of places to stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are NoMad Las Vegas, Sterling Gardens, The Retreat on Charleston Peak, Vdara Hotel & Spa, and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Popular dog breeds in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is home to many different dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Chihuahuas, Shih Tzus, Yorkshire Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, and Golden Retrievers. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your family, your pup will find many of its peers across the city.
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