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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
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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 Lincoln?

A study from WalletHub reviewed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Lincoln is ranked the 21st most pet-friendly spot in the country. The city is one of the most affordable places for having a dog as it ranked 4th overall for pet budget. Lincoln also has a healthy amount of pet-friendly establishments and veterinarians. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Lincoln

Lincoln has numerous dog-friendly parks and other outdoor locations for your pup to get their daily dose of sun and exercise. According to a study from Trust For Public Land, the city has 1.4 dog parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Roper East Dog Run, Peterson Dog Run, Oak Lake Dog Park, and Rickman’s Run Dog Park.

Lincoln also has several great hiking trails when you want to take your dog on a long, scenic walk. A few trails worth exploring are Rock Island Trail, MoPac Trail, and Homestead Corridor Trail.

Life in Lincoln with a dog

Lincoln has over 50 pet-friendly restaurants, so you’ll have plenty of choices when you want to take your dog to go get a meal. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include LeadBelly, The Pantheon, Lazlo’s Brewery and Grill, The Hub Cafe, Granite City Food & Brewery, Culver’s, and 1867 Bar.

Lincoln has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet shops, pet spas, groomers, and doggy daycares. The city is also one of the best locations when it comes time to finding somewhere to live with your dog. A study from Zumper found Lincoln to be the 6th best city in the country for pet-friendly rental listings.

When you have friends or family coming to Lincoln for a visit, they will have plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Graduate Lincoln, Annabell Gardens, The Scarlet Lincoln, and TownePlace Suites. 

Popular dog breeds in Lincoln

In Lincoln, you’ll find a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Cocker Spaniels, Cockapoos, Labrador Retrievers, Springer Spaniels, Border Collies, Jack Russell Terriers, and Goldendoodles. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your new pup will find plenty of its fellow dogs across the city.

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