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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 Long Beach?

A recent SmartAsset study analyzed some of the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Long Beach is ranked the 20th most pet-friendly. The city is regarded as one of the most pet-friendly places in the country because of its high number of dog parks and sunny days during the year.


A similar study from WalletHub ranked Long Beach as the 68th most pet-friendly city in the country. They found the city to be one of the best places for outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking it 18th overall in the category.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Long Beach

Long Beach has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities to ensure your pup gets plenty of time for play and exercise. According to the previously mentioned SmartAsset study, there are 2.1 dog parks per 100,000 residents, one of the best numbers in the country. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Uptown Dog Park, El Dorado East Regional Park, and Wrigley Heights Dog Park. 


The city also has several hiking trails for when you want to go on an extended walk with your four-legged friend. A few great spots worth exploring with your dog are Colorado Lagoon, the San Gabriel River Trail, and the Rio Hondo River Trail.

Life in Long Beach with a dog

There are over 140 pet-friendly restaurants in Long Beach, so you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to grab something to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include The Attic, The Crooked Duck, Blackbird Cafe, and Rasselbock Kitchen and Beer Garden.


In Long Beach, you’ll find plenty of other dog-friendly establishments, including pet shops, daycares, and groomers. The city is also a convenient place when you need to find a home for you and your pet. A recent Zumper study ranked Long Beach 44th in the nation for pet-friendly rentals.


If your friends stop by Long Beach for a visit, they too will have numerous spots to stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in the city include The Queen Mary, Hotel Current, and Hilton Long Beach. 

Popular dog breeds in Long Beach

Long Beach is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The city’s most popular breeds are Maltese Pomeranians, Poodles, Siberian Huskies, and French Bulldogs. No matter which breed you decide to add to your family, your pup will have many peers across the city.

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