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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 Memphis?

WalletHub has reviewed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Fort Worth is ranked as the 35th most dog-friendly. The city does well when it comes to pet health and wellness, ranking 23rd out of the country’s major cities. Fort Worth is also one of the most affordable cities to have a pet, ranking 28th overall for pet budget.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Fort Worth

Fort Worth has a variety of ways for you to enjoy the Texas sun. Some of the best off-leash dog parks in the city are North Z Boaz Community Park, ZBonz Dog Park, and the Fort Woof Dog Park at Gateway Park.


In Fort Worth, there are also several awesome hiking trails for you and your dog to explore, including Trinity Park, Fort Worth Branch, and Horseshoe Trail in Grapevine.

Life in Fort Worth with a dog

Fort Worth is home to over 150 dog-friendly restaurants, so you and your dog will always have somewhere to grab a bite to eat. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Mellow Mushroom, Mash’d, Magnolia Motor Lounge, Bird Cafe, and Cowboy Chicken.


Fort Worth has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pets stores, groomers, and spas. One great place to take your dog is the Tanger Outlets outdoor shopping center. Leashed pets are permitted in the outdoor areas, and some stores are dog-friendly as well.


If you have friends or family visiting Fort Worth, there are over 120 pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Fort Worth Stockyards Hotel, Grand, and La Quinta Inn & Suites Fort Worth.



Popular dog breeds in Fort Worth

Fort Worth is a warm home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Bulldogs, Labrador Retrievers, and German Shepherds.

 

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